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I can't fin any recent articles whether the MMO flopped or not. Did it make a milestone achievement of sales? Did it flop? Is GW2 still more popular than ESO? Is it going to be another SW:TOR clone, where everything should have kept at single-player?

found this.
http://tobolds.blogspot.com/2014/04/what-is-state-of-elder-scrolls-online.html

but it's now a month later, still no report from Zenimax? those crooks must be facepalming themselves
Edited by Empr1ze - 5/15/14 at 9:02am
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I can't fin any recent articles whether the MMO flopped or not. Did it make a milestone achievement of sales? Did it flop? Is GW2 still more popular than ESO? Is it going to be another SW:TOR clone, where everything should have kept at single-player?

Its hard to listen to reviews, its a personal opinion. I love eso as it feels like an elder scrolls with more people. Just my opinion though.
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It's way way too early to tell if it flopped or not. Check back in a few months and they will know for sure. ZeniMax Media will know if it is a flop when they see their earnings for April and May. Right now, they do not have those. And any good company will wait a bit before telling you whether or not it lost money. Sony just now said that it lost $1 billion, even though the PS4 was selling like crazy. The PS4 made it so Sony lost $1 billion instead of $2 billion. Microsoft just now decided to get a new head of its Xbox division (the guy who should have been in charge). Corporations are like the government. They won't change and they won't let you know what is going on until stuff hits the fan.
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Well put it this way. I bought the $90 deluxe edition for the bonuses but never played the game after launch. I played beta for ~25 hours and enjoyed it, but it was very buggy and only a few weeks until release. Since release they have had some major issues which is why I've "waited" to jump on board and spend my time in it.

1) There was a dupe bug, that rendered the economy and many items pointless. I am not sure if they ever fixed the damage it caused.
2) Even in the beta areas, there are still many broken quests and bugs. I've seen and heard stories about higher level zones being much worse, typical reason why MMOs fail.
3) I see far more negative than positive, mainly due to bugs, which means it will probably go F2P with a cash shop.
4) As it is, I expect them to spend a year fixing the current game before really adding anything major... unless they have different teams doing each.
5) They gave out 5 additional days of free time because customers we're unhappy with the launch issues and overall bugginess of the game.

Honestly it's too early to tell, but it's leaning towards F2P. It'll be very successful as F2P, assuming it follows the GW2 cash shop motto. However, as Bethesda stated, F2P with a cosmetic cash shop won't allow them to crank out content as fast. Here's the most recent patch, and look how many quest-breaking bugs it fixes: http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/discussion/95370/patch-notes-v1-0-8
Edited by Murlocke - 5/15/14 at 11:01am
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gw2 still has more players i believe.
alot of people probably didnt pay for the other month.
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I wanted to hate this game because of the pricing model and only bought it because my wife begged me too. A month later I feel it was easily worth the $60 for the initial purchase and one of the few MMOs out right now I would be willing to pay a subscription fee for. While it is far from perfect, as is every other game on the market, it is still a solid game and a lot of fun to play.

As for comparing this to GW2, I sold my GW2 account 60 days into it because the game bored me to tears, ESO is not boring me.
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i agree though.. eso seems to be more less boring. + i like the art style alot better in ESO.
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It's way way too early to tell if it flopped or not. Check back in a few months and they will know for sure. ZeniMax Media will know if it is a flop when they see their earnings for April and May. Right now, they do not have those. And any good company will wait a bit before telling you whether or not it lost money. Sony just now said that it lost $1 billion, even though the PS4 was selling like crazy. The PS4 made it so Sony lost $1 billion instead of $2 billion. Microsoft just now decided to get a new head of its Xbox division (the guy who should have been in charge). Corporations are like the government. They won't change and they won't let you know what is going on until stuff hits the fan.

You're so wrong. Go ahead and shoot me if you've not heard Activision announcing their success in the first week/day a CoD was released. Success = fast news. Failure = slow news, taking the time to rectify their image. I want to buy the game, but it looks like crap with copy and paste from WoW and Elder Scrolls Lore. Nothing innovative. Even SW:TOR was way much more innovative than this. Plus, it's published by EA, marketed by EA, who is bigger than Zenimax. Star Wars is also a bigger franchise than Elder Scrolls. If SW:TOR can't do it, ESO can't.

Save your money, use it on something else.
Edited by Empr1ze - 5/15/14 at 1:16pm
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You're so wrong. Go ahead and shoot me if you've not heard Activision announcing their success in the first week/day a CoD was released. Success = fast news. Failure = slow news, taking the time to rectify their image

Not sure I agree with this, some companies see no reason to post numbers and I personally see no reasons either. I could care less how many people are playing the game if me and my friends are having fun. As long as they make enought to keep the game going to me that is success enough.
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Not sure I agree with this, some companies see no reason to post numbers and I personally see no reasons either. I could care less how many people are playing the game if me and my friends are having fun. As long as they make enought to keep the game going to me that is success enough.

That's very sweet of you, playing with your friends and wandering amidst Cydrodiil. From a business point of view, it matters to publicize their success. Think about it with me for a sec. People are allured to success. CoD was a massive success, and all that coverage about it having great reviews and high number of sales significantly boosts up their image. Everybody knows about CoD now, and this results in even higher sales. ESO basically fled from the brief spotlight it had once they release the game. They are very quiet, and show no confidence in their product. They are too afraid to be seen as crap franchise that had potential but failed. Look at SWTOR. Now we see it as failure, we don't even care about it anymore. Sony? Sony just had to say it, because they have no other competition. Sony was already a huge success, and beat Microsoft to the core. What have they got to lose by announcing their failure? If they fail, then what's Microsoft? A bigger failure.

Zenimax is screwed. My advice is that you enjoy the free trial and quit.
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