MMO-Champion - PvP Season 14 Ending Soon, The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Key Giveaway
PvP Season 14 Ending Soon
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Blood, sweat, and tears stain the Arena floors and Battleground fields—a grim chronicle of the hard-fought battles many of you have survived. Once again, the time has come for the victorious to be heralded, and champions to be rewarded!

Season 14 is coming to an end as early as two weeks from now. On that day, we’ll begin the process of determining end-of-season reward eligibility, which could take up to two weeks to complete.

Qualifying players should note the following in order to ensure you receive your just rewards:

  • Please do not transfer your characters to another realm or faction until after Season 14 has ended.
  • Award distribution for Season 14, including titles and mounts, could take up to two weeks after the season ends, though our goal is to finish in one.
  • Only players who have a rating of 1,000 or better are considered when calculating rewards.

At the end of the season, Conquest Points will be converted into Honor Points, and any Honor above 4,000 will be converted into in-game currency at a rate of 35 silver per point. There are a few other things to keep in mind once the season ends:

  • The Honor Points cap will remain at 4,000.
  • All Season 14 items will have their costs converted into Honor Points equivalent to their previous Conquest Points cost, with the exception of any items that have a rating requirement.
  • Season 14 items with rating requirements will no longer be available for purchase.

Season 15 Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds will begin approximately one week after the end of Season 14, and all Personal Ratings will be reset at the same time. Also note that Arena and Rated Battleground matches will not be available during the break between seasons. Once Season 15 begins, players will battle for the right to equip Prideful Gladiator gear, the most powerful PvP gear in game to date with an Item Level of 550.

Lastly, as of the beginning of Season 14, PvP players no longer needed to join or create an Arena team to compete. You can find more information about this earlier change in our Patch 5.4 Arena Update blog.

The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Key Giveaway
Curse has 500,000 beta keys for TESO Beta! Curse Premium users will have first chance to grab one, from February 4th through 5th. The giveaway will then open to everyone else on February 6th to 10th.

You can find more details about TESO on the official site and the wiki. Preorder details and beta support are also on the official site.

You can grab your key here! Keep in mind that the beta is still under an NDA.

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  1. BloodGutter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hotei View Post
    how the hell is pvp season ending when a person with the minimum 2200 cap each week would only have achieved a full set 1-2 weeks ago.
    you are aware that once you get the 27k conquest achievement, you can buy grievous gear with honor right?

    even then, with minimum cap you should have gotten full grievous ages ago.
  1. Bluegirl91's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrunes Dagon View Post
    I was really excited about TESO but after playing both of the previous beta sessions, I'm very disappointed. It definitely has the MMO elements in it, though barely intact. What's lacking is the TES part. It's a MMO hiding behind Bethesda's shadow. It has the races, the stories, and the entirety of Tamriel, but it lacks the je ne sais quoi that the single-player games have. It's understandable though since Todd Howard and co. have no relations to this disappointment.

    I'll give it another try this weekend but a purchase is becoming less and less likely.

    Exactly how I reacted. Its just barebones and not good in any way, sadly.
    The sterile graphics and atmosphere really kills off any immersion.

    This is a themepark for AAA-zombie-kids and mostly console gamers.

    They should have done a working coop addon for Skyrim instead, or a new coop ES game.
  1. Skulltaker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by papajohn4 View Post
    and this is how F2P games work...they are a true capitalism system where you have the rich people and the poor experience the game(world) in a different way. However, the subscription model is known for the opposite...you pay a monthly fee and you get 100% of the game. No rich and poor, no distinction between the players. Matt Firor (ESO designer) also said that too

    "just having one small monthly fee for 100% access to the game fits the IP and the game much better than a system where you have to pay for features and access as you play." - Matt Firor

    "We don't want the player to worry about which parts of the game to pay for - with our system, they get it all." - Matt Firor

    "We feel that putting pay gates between the player and content at any point in game ruins that feelign of freedom." - Matt Firor

    now I live capitalism every moment in my real life and I don't want the same for my games too. MMORPGs create virtual worlds where people get "lost" inside...it does not need to be like real life and thats why many of us we prefer the sub model.
    There definatly are rich and poor in subscription models aswell. Truly poor people neither have a system to play, nor can they afford the game and the monthly fee. If you have money for an MMO, you are not poor.

    I also don't see where he contradicts his statements.

    You can access all of the game you bought.

    You do get every part of the game. You don't have to pay to access area x or zone y. If you bought the IE, you can get there as an imperial. I think there is a big difference inbetween -where- you can go, or -how- you get there. It is not as if parts of the game are blocked out to 'regular' subscribers. It's just the way and looks that differ. If Imperials had their own starting zone, or exclusive habitat, or something, if they had more or better racials, I would agree. If they had crafting styles, or items, which only they could use, I'd agree. But in this case I think many people overreact. You have 9 races to pick from, of which most are (in my opinion) much more exciting then the Imperials. If they had put Dunmer, Altmer and Nords, or a whole faction, behinde a paygate, I would agree. But they didn't.

    You can access every corner of Tamriel (available), as any class, any faction, that you'd like. You don't get to do it as an imperial.

    Also, stressing the rpg is really unnecessary. Only because you want to pretend that you are somewhere else doesn't change the fact that you, your life and your game are part of a capitalistic world.

    I'd also like to point out that I am in no way happy about how the world works.
  1. ohshoey's Avatar
    @hotei

    if youre only getting the minimum cap then you don't really have a shot at a title...what's the problem?
  1. Wazzbo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltaker View Post
    There definatly are rich and poor in subscription models aswell. Truly poor people neither have a system to play, nor can they afford the game and the monthly fee. If you have money for an MMO, you are not poor.

    I also don't see where he contradicts his statements.

    You can access all of the game you bought.

    You do get every part of the game. You don't have to pay to access area x or zone y. If you bought the IE, you can get there as an imperial. I think there is a big difference inbetween -where- you can go, or -how- you get there. It is not as if parts of the game are blocked out to 'regular' subscribers. It's just the way and looks that differ. If Imperials had their own starting zone, or exclusive habitat, or something, if they had more or better racials, I would agree. If they had crafting styles, or items, which only they could use, I'd agree. But in this case I think many people overreact. You have 9 races to pick from, of which most are (in my opinion) much more exciting then the Imperials. If they had put Dunmer, Altmer and Nords, or a whole faction, behinde a paygate, I would agree. But they didn't.

    You can access every corner of Tamriel (available), as any class, any faction, that you'd like. You don't get to do it as an imperial.

    Also, stressing the rpg is really unnecessary. Only because you want to pretend that you are somewhere else doesn't change the fact that you, your life and your game are part of a capitalistic world.

    I'd also like to point out that I am in no way happy about how the world works.
    Truely poor people shouldn't be playing games at all, or spending it on monthly subs...
  1. Dewote's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by melak View Post
    ESO = moneygrab
    You're really that butthurt over a race or do you have something else to support that statement?
    Also they've hinted you might be able to unlock imperials in-game.
  1. Skulltaker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wazzbo View Post
    Truely poor people shouldn't be playing games at all, or spending it on monthly subs...
    I didn't say that they shouldn't. They probably couldn't. It's not my place to tell people what they can or cannot do (exept in health issues, job wise), But in my opinion, if you have the money for an mmo, you cannot be considered poor.
  1. Wazzbo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltaker View Post
    I didn't say that they shouldn't. They probably couldn't. It's not my place to tell people what they can or cannot do (exept in health issues, job wise), But in my opinion, if you have the money for an mmo, you cannot be considered poor.
    Exactly, so there's no rich/poor problem there.

    Confirmed!
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Count Zero View Post
    itshappening.gif

    16 week pvp season, WoD June 24 ??
    I see what you did there!
  1. Velerios's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dewote View Post
    You're really that butthurt over a race or do you have something else to support that statement?
    Also they've hinted you might be able to unlock imperials in-game.
    If there was a way then they could say: YOU ARE ABLE TO UNLOCK THEM INGAME. But they didn't even said it: You might be able to unlock it; maybe they mean: you might be able to win the lottery, then you might buy the imperial edition and then you might be able to unlock them in-game.

    They only said it that not too many people are pissed.
  1. Taksio Earthhoof's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    Barely 3 months to release, and ESO is still under NDA. Hahaha! Yeah, it's that bad. Trust me, it's really bad.

    If you think Blizz microtransactions and businessmodel is bad, I need to warn you about ESO. They've locked an entire race to only those that buy Collectors Edition.
    And you can only play as any race in any alliance if you preorder. That's why I decided to boycott the game. I am not buying a game that forces me to preorder and get the collector's edition to get every feature. Fuck that.
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by papajohn4 View Post
    and this is how F2P games work...they are a true capitalism system where you have the rich people and the poor experience the game(world) in a different way. However, the subscription model is known for the opposite...you pay a monthly fee and you get 100% of the game. No rich and poor, no distinction between the players. Matt Firor (ESO designer) also said that too

    "just having one small monthly fee for 100% access to the game fits the IP and the game much better than a system where you have to pay for features and access as you play." - Matt Firor

    "We don't want the player to worry about which parts of the game to pay for - with our system, they get it all." - Matt Firor

    "We feel that putting pay gates between the player and content at any point in game ruins that feelign of freedom." - Matt Firor

    now I live capitalism every moment in my real life and I don't want the same for my games too. MMORPGs create virtual worlds where people get "lost" inside...it does not need to be like real life and thats why many of us we prefer the sub model.
    100%? I think you forgot about the blizz store wich is increasing rapidly
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    So the beta starts in 2 weeks?
  1. 6ev4enko's Avatar
    lets see what this game is made of
  1. corebit's Avatar
    Will Season 13 items still be available in some way for transmog purposes?
  1. lokna's Avatar
    Logged in to my acount to comment on the people beating down on ESO. If you din't like it then thats fine for you. I played the beta and enjoyed what i saw. To call people morrons for considering to buy ESO makes you a small minded person. They got the imperial race in the collectors edition? Yea they did. It's a race that adds nothing new to the gameplay, you get no advantages whatsoever. And omg lolz greedy company adding something that has a new model? I wonder where i've seen that before? I'l give you a hint check the blizzard store for all the lovely 25 euro mounts.

    It's a company they want to make money they gave you a game thats 100% playable and has 100% of the content required to be able to play the full game. Every company does it deal, with it. Before you know it that imperial race is in the store added as extra dlc for everyone to buy.
  1. corebit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lokna View Post
    Logged in to my acount to comment on the people beating down on ESO. If you din't like it then thats fine for you. I played the beta and enjoyed what i saw. To call people morrons for considering to buy ESO makes you a small minded person. They got the imperial race in the collectors edition? Yea they did. It's a race that adds nothing new to the gameplay, you get no advantages whatsoever. And omg lolz greedy company adding something that has a new model? I wonder where i've seen that before? I'l give you a hint check the blizzard store for all the lovely 25 euro mounts.

    It's a company they want to make money they gave you a game thats 100% playable and has 100% of the content required to be able to play the full game. Every company does it deal, with it. Before you know it that imperial race is in the store added as extra dlc for everyone to buy.
    It's MMO-C, it's common to see the hate on anything that is not WoW.
  1. Geish's Avatar
    Don't talk bad about ESO, if there are people that actually like the game and are willing to go play that, the WoW community, and the game itself, will ultimately benefit from getting rid of these people.
  1. despotar's Avatar
    got the beta. at first i wanted to buy ESO, but locking a race for 20€? no thx sir
  1. Quilzar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by corebit View Post
    It's MMO-C, it's common to see the hate on anything that is not WoW.
    LOL yeah ofc because there is no hate on WoW on MMO-C

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