A break from World of Warcraft
I haven’t played much World of Warcraft recently, as there’s not really that much to do, and seeing as the pre-expansion patch is (probably) only 2 months away at the latest, it’s a good time to take a break and focus my game time on other games.
Currently, God of War is what I’m mostly playing, which I absolutely love. But I’m starting to miss that MMO feel, so after a long time, I installed Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). I had read that zones scale to your level, which was enough for me to give it another shot.
It was great…for a little while
For the first few days, I was enjoying it. Instead of carrying on from the character I left off with, I decided to create a new one and go for a sword & shield with destructive magic. I didn’t care whether or not it was good for raiding or PvP as I wasn’t and still aren’t interested.
I was getting that ‘Elder Scrolls‘ feel, but it didn’t last long. Ever since then I haven’t played it since. I just can’t get into it. The combat is completely fine, even better than previous Elder Scrolls games, and the way quests are told are also what those games need to adopt in some way. I don’t get that feeling of ‘making an impact’. I think my problem with the game is that it’s an MMO. In my view, Elder Scrolls games are single player and should remain that way. Would The Witcher, God of War or Fallout franchises do well as MMOs? I don’t think they would be based on the fact that the game revolves around a single character making a big difference in the world, one mistake I believe has been made in Warlords of Draenor and Legion, with each player being either a commander of their respective faction or the leader of their class. This is where gameplay and lore really clashes.
The long wait for the Elder Scrolls 6 continues
It has been 7 years since Skyrim was released, which is a long time! At this point, I’m just looking for that Elder Scrolls itch, which I thought ESO would give, but it’s not for me.
While we don’t won’t have the next game for a while, I’ve been more than busy with titles such as God of War, Monster Hunter World, and Overwatch here and there.
What do you think of the Elder Scrolls Online?