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Summerset would be cool, but how could you not want to see Elsweyr?? Out of all the kinds of Khajiit, we've only ever been able to see one. It's the perfect setting for a future game. The main story arc should follow from shortly before the moons disappeared to shortly after and all the drama in between. Incorporate the high elves, as they're the ones who eventually claim to have brought the moons back (doubt it), and you have a pretty good game on your hands.

If a game is ever made out of Summerset, it definitely needs to be around the time Tiber Septim invades with the Numidium.
I got the feeling in Skyrim that Elsweyr was the next release. Alluded to a lot in the game with the bands of merchants.
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I don't recall any features being removed, I beta tested that and played for a couple months. I don't remember a single game feature that was removed. Coding on the other hand definitely felt that as all the betas I was in felt much better.

I'm playing it now for some giggles and its actually a lot of fun. The dungeons are well done but I just have no clue what i'm doing haha.

One of the big features removed from early beta, and later put out as added content, was the ability to match your armor pieces to your chest. In the first two phases of beta whatever chest piece you had on, you could check a box on the character sheet to match the other items to it. So instead of a lot of people running around looking like hobo clowns, we looked nice.

They also removed HD textures from beta to release, later releasing the HD textures as added content....

These are two more examples on top of what Masked stated.
    
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The only reason the Elder Scroll games are so replay-able is because of all the mods and sorts. I played the ESO beta and to be honest it did not have an MMO feeling that MMO players will enjoy.
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The only reason the Elder Scroll games are so replay-able is because of all the mods and sorts. I played the ESO beta and to be honest it did not have an MMO feeling that MMO players will enjoy.

So some people are saying it's too much like an MMO (WoW) with ES sprinkled on top, and now you think it wasn't enough like an MMO. How about we just wait and see what it looks like in April? lol
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One of the big features removed from early beta, and later put out as added content, was the ability to match your armor pieces to your chest. In the first two phases of beta whatever chest piece you had on, you could check a box on the character sheet to match the other items to it. So instead of a lot of people running around looking like hobo clowns, we looked nice.

They also removed HD textures from beta to release, later releasing the HD textures as added content....

These are two more examples on top of what Masked stated.

Haha. I got a good laugh out of that line.
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Summerset would be cool, but how could you not want to see Elsweyr?? Out of all the kinds of Khajiit, we've only ever been able to see one. It's the perfect setting for a future game. The main story arc should follow from shortly before the moons disappeared to shortly after and all the drama in between. Incorporate the high elves, as they're the ones who eventually claim to have brought the moons back (doubt it), and you have a pretty good game on your hands.

If a game is ever made out of Summerset, it definitely needs to be around the time Tiber Septim invades with the Numidium.

Eh, Out of all the places those would be low on my list but I can be convinced. But regardless of what they go with I will still be a day one buyer no matter what. Unless it's a total crap job or they push some aggressive draconian practices, which is very unlikely. Whatever they go with it will probably be a very good game. I just hope they stop dumbing down the franchise. Or at least give us challenge-hungry gamers some options to turn these dumb features off. I'm looking at you all-knowing mystical map and journal.

Oh, talking about Elsweyr reminds me that there's this overhaul mod that is completely set Elsweyr I saw a while ago. It was highly rated and seemed pretty incredible looking at the SS and the details. The authors seemed to have some real talent, so much so I thought they would probably be recruited by Bethesda when I looked at it. You might want to check it out if you don't already know about it. I'm planning on trying it out on my next playthrough.
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did anyone else get an invite to the elder scrolls beta?

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I don't recall any features being removed, I beta tested that and played for a couple months. I don't remember a single game feature that was removed. Coding on the other hand definitely felt that as all the betas I was in felt much better.

I'm playing it now for some giggles and its actually a lot of fun. The dungeons are well done but I just have no clue what i'm doing haha.

I agree that it's pretty fun now. I played in Beta (not a lot just the very last one before launch) and at release and while I did enjoy it I felt like it had numerous issues. Fast forward to now and I think they have a done an amazing job growing this game. It feels so much more polished to me now, has lots of new great features and it's just generally very enjoyable.

What started as a failure mmo has ended up imo as the best "themepark" mmo on the market. IMO
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If anything will save TESO, it's that Zenimax has made a ton of improvements based on feedback from the beta testers, and the customer service reps have sent out some pretty hilarious e-mails to people with issues, not just scripted boilerplate junk. In short, they seem to be pretty enthusiastic about trying to make the game succeed, kind of like Yoshi-P's taken the initiative to make ARR really enjoyable.

However, if these dev costs are accurate, they're going to be very hard-pressed not to become another SWTOR. The game better be extremely polished and have a very robust endgame set up by launch, and they're running out of time fast.
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did anyone else get an invite to the elder scrolls beta?

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I did.
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