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Hasn't this been flying around for at least four years now? I remember a year after Oblivion was released and I used the UESP and it popped up that apparently Bethesda were working on an ES MMO.
Bethesda have denied it at least twice, anyone saying they're making an MMO are bull****ting you for the lulz, please move on.

Just for clarification, I purely mean an MMO based in the ES universe, I'm aware they've been working on a MMO for some time, but an MMO based on a SINGLE PLAYER RPG? Really?
Edited by Sehtey - 3/17/12 at 8:16pm
post #62 of 97
This may fall flat on its face if they do not execute well in these areas:

- Bug or more specifically, there needs to be a very minimal amount. Bethesda's track record suggests there is a higher chance of Tupac returning from the dead than a relatively bug free Bethesda release.
- Mods. Let's face it, mods and Bethesda games have always come hand in hand. MMO's typically do not allow mods unless on LAN/Local servers.
- Cross-platform? There should be no reason that I cannot play with someone on XBox or PS3 since there is no need to worry about competitive edge like in FPS games.
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I hope there is skooma in the game.
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Hasn't this been flying around for at least four years now? I remember a year after Oblivion was released and I used the UESP and it popped up that apparently Bethesda were working on an ES MMO.
Bethesda have denied it at least twice, anyone saying they're making an MMO are bull****ting you for the lulz, please move on.

It has been going around for 4 years because that is how long they have been working on it. I work in the game industry and personally know 4 people that have worked on this MMO for Zenimax, 3 are still actively working on it. I have no reason to lie about this, as it would just get held against me down the road if everyone found that I was lying. I can assure you that Tom's is accurate in this report.
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Thanks for sharing these infos with us man smile.gif. One question (if you can answer it, of course): Do you know anything about the game's combat system? Like, is it the generic tab targeting and auto-attacking system, or perhaps it's a little bit more actionish?
Edited by Dartoxer - 3/18/12 at 5:42am
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This would be awesome.
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It has been going around for 4 years because that is how long they have been working on it. I work in the game industry and personally know 4 people that have worked on this MMO for Zenimax, 3 are still actively working on it. I have no reason to lie about this, as it would just get held against me down the road if everyone found that I was lying. I can assure you that Tom's is accurate in this report.

Wow I hope they didnt spend as much money as bioware/ea did to fail in the mmo market...



They obviously didn't take in the data that people dont want to pay 15 bucks a month for a bugged as crap game.. Bethesda.. while I love their games... are not known for bug free releases.. the amount of bugs still in oblivion GOTY edition cant be counted. I do not think this can be pulled off and I wish they would not do it.. But if you say they are I believe you. I hope they didn't drop too much money in it... cause it will be an abysmal failure. P2P MMO's are going the way of the dinosaur.
 
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Thanks for sharing these infos with us man smile.gif. One question (if you can answer it, of course): Do you know anything about the game's combat system? Like, is it the generic tab targeting and auto-attacking system, or perhaps it's a little bit more actionish?

I'm not sure. I haven't asked much about it. I don't want to ask my friends to violate their NDA. I basically just was curious what they were working on and then I left it at that. It's hard not asking, but then again I wouldn't want them asking details about what I was working on either, so it's a mutual thing.
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Wow I hope they didnt spend as much money as bioware/ea did to fail in the mmo market...
They obviously didn't take in the data that people dont want to pay 15 bucks a month for a bugged as crap game.. Bethesda.. while I love their games... are not known for bug free releases.. the amount of bugs still in oblivion GOTY edition cant be counted. I do not think this can be pulled off and I wish they would not do it.. But if you say they are I believe you. I hope they didn't drop too much money in it... cause it will be an abysmal failure. P2P MMO's are going the way of the dinosaur.

MMOs are known for much longer and larger beta tests than other games, I assume they'll do alright. I recently read an article about Skyrim, and in the few months since it has been released they've fixed more bugs than all previous Elder Scrolls games, combined. I think they're serious about bug fixing, it's just hard to find them all in such an open game in which the numbers of combinations of what order a player completes objectives can be astronomical and essentially untestable.
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Bethesda has trouble coding a single player game properly. Their work is too sloppy for something like this to work. Their games don't offer overly interesting game mechanics; it's all lore and immersion.. neither of which can be transferred over to an online model.
They should either spend very little money on this, or dump their entire company's worth into it; nothing in between will work.

This. ^
If they do actually end up launching an MMO it won't last for long.

I played Fallout 3 and Skyrim, they got shelved after 5 minutes.
Edited by Pendulum - 3/19/12 at 7:40am
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Well I most likely won't be playing unless its free to play.
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