Just watched Elder Scrolls Online cinematic trailer.... gobsmacked! It is the first studio released MMO trailer since WoW Burning Crusade that gave me goosebumps!
Then immediately after watched that poorly played Youtube leaked footage ... doh!
Leaked footage looks like an unpolished Age of Conan clone with a poor UI and without any of the atmosphere (sinister or otherwise) or immersion draw.
That said, there are definitely hints of a potentially more fluid combat system than at least AoC. It is a shame the leaker was so incompetent and also didn't choose a melee character to really start to show the basic envelope of the combat system. I also like that the third-person camera movement has much more freedom (WoW-like) than I expected from other reports.
For the combat system, there are important things like instant character turn (especially with mouse), skill switching, ability to skill-cancel (e.g. block in the middle of other actions), dodging mechanics (e.g. dodging melee, dodging targetted spells), actions while jumping/feet of the ground (especially magic and ranged users), turning in air, backpedelling speed vs forward motion, strafing speed, stamina impact on abilities, acceleration, deceleration, cooldown dominance, etc. These basics of the combat system are all especially important for a game that tries to avoid the traditional MMORPG/WoW realtime visual skill complexity.
So, yeah, I have tempered my initial extreme enthusiasm for now until I see much much more. If anything Neverwinter Online is starting to look a little tempting, if only it were not a PW game.
Separately, those who think WoW has *ever* had a poor starter experience (relative to the market of its day on each release) are insane. It is easily one of the best if not the best starter experience of all MMORPGs. Even the awesome LotR and AoC starters pale in comparison to the deep integration and therefore immersion, flexibility and overall appeal of WoW's starter areas.
Last edited by squeeze; 2013-04-14 at 02:37 PM.
Please post constructively. --Sj
Last edited by Sj; 2013-04-14 at 04:53 PM.
Testing: Will probably be toooooo big.
And as always I miss every fucking leak video ever. Is there a repost of this somewhere?
I'd wait until open beta(assuming there is one) to gather any kind of opinion on this game. The game is clearly not finished, and yet a lot of people think it's ok for them bash this game because it looks terrible. Oh my god, a game in beta looks bad? CALL THE POLICE!
This is a real beta, not some marketing beta(aka open beta in most games).
This is literally the only leaked beta video that has come out thus far, or from what at least I know of.
The video is of an earlier beta build, character movement and some animations have been improved since this build.
Not gonna post a direct link, but search for it on Dailymotion. It's still up there. Glad to see the tradition of ugly character models in an Elder Scrolls game continues :P
It's already been directly linked.
Also, yeah they are ugly. It's TES. If you don't like TES you won't like TESO.
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Collect 4 boar meats.
Kill 4 silithids.
Collect 6 wold pelts.
OH GOD THE "DEEP INTEGRATION" IS SO MIND BLOWING.
I actually think the character models look better than the base models for Skyrim.
edit: It would be like if I made a video in WoW were I walked into a puddle and down myself 5 times and said "Game sucks. Don't buy it"
editedit: I am not saying the game won't suck. But to not see through this blatant trolling is silly.
Last edited by Bardarian; 2013-04-14 at 03:46 PM.
The video looks like a lame Age of Conan Clone minus the interesting fighting mechanics and very outdated graphics. I lost my interest. And don't tell me "everything will change" - no, only details will change. After 9 years following every new MMORPG on the market from beta to final I can tell that the final game will be VERY similar to that beta video. It was the same with all others. From Warhammer Online to Star Wars the old Republic. Fanboys always telling me "all will change" - and only details changed. This game looks medicore and generic to me. Let's wait for the next hype...