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I'm torn by this to be honest.

I've been an Elder Scrolls fan since Morrowind launched. That game was simply amazing and to this day is one of my favorites. I also liked Skyrim even though it was simplified a good bit.

I'm also a MMO fan though and have been playing those for years. While I do agree with many others that the Elder Scrolls is just to deep of a game series to transition well to the mmo world I can't help but feel as if the Elder Scrolls world itself lends itself perfectly to an mmo.

As far as gameplay goes Elder Scrolls can and is way better as a deep single player experience. The world and lore though is also huge and very in depth. The different races in the world and the racism that comes a long with that.

One would be a fool to think the history and cultures they have developed over the years wouldn't be awesome for a MMO type game. Think about it. Most mmo's just use generic races or empires that are thrown together for the sake of making the game. With the Elder Scrolls Online though you will have years of beautifully crafted stores and lore to pull from.

Some will be quick to say "but they have tried this with Star Wars or Lord of the Rings". Sure I'll agree both of those IP's are better known to the masses. One or both may even be more "in depth" with it's lore. If you think about it though, with both Star Wars and Lord of the Rings the focus is ALWAYS on either the Jedi or the people around the ring. You never really get a taste of what life is like for the average person with any of those. Also they really only have a few books and a few movies that people have immersed themself in.

With the Elder Scrolls you're going to have people playing who have played thousands of hours across 5 different games. You are going to have the ability to play a part in a huge world that you have probably dedicated thousands of hours of your gaming life to already. Neither Star Wars nor Lord of the Rings could say that before their mmo's launched.

I'm not saying I feel like Elder Scrolls online will be a huge success and take down WoW. All I'm saying is that if you go into the game simply to appreciate the Elder Scrolls lore and to adventure in it's lands with out expecting Morrowind or Skyrim like deepness, you may just be pleased.

While I applaud your optimism, I can't say I share it. It's not so much to do with the lore, but more to do with the experience. In TES games, the actions performed by the player fundamentally change the game world. It simply can't happen in the MMO world, I think. Several have tried, like WoW with using phased areas. But my experience with phasing just led to social confusion.

I just really think drop-in play is the way to go. If nothing else, it's a good start, and maybe could generate new ideas for a psuedo-MMO. Either way, for a TES MMO to be even decent, some serious innovation has to happen. All of this in an MMO genre that has been pretty stagnant in this catagory for years aside from a few exceptions.
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I would honestly be more excited for a coop elder scrolls than an mmo.
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Pass not my type:o
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I would honestly be more excited for a coop elder scrolls than an mmo.

This.
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Part of me wishes it was actually Bethesda that was doing it and it falls flat on its face due to shoddy quality control. Without mod support, it would force an even more intense spotlight on that epic failure of a department within Bethesda.
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This.

they should just make normal elder scrolls co-op. i've wanted that forever
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I believe they have a mod for Morrowind where you can play online together. But the concept is sure to have a ton of bugs and is probably very rough. Can't say though as I've never done it.
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I believe they have a mod for Morrowind where you can play online together. But the concept is sure to have a ton of bugs and is probably very rough. Can't say though as I've never done it.

There was one in the works for Skyrim. It seems to have faded though.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3592/?tab=4&navtag=%2Fajax%2Fcomments%2F%3Fmod_id%3D3592%26page%3D1%26sort%3DDESC%26pid%3D0%26thread_id%3D496417&pUp=1

So, the potential is there, Bethesda is just too afraid to give it a try, instead opting for a typical MMO thinking it's the "safe" route. Sad, really.
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