jawafour, back in April, wrote:...I haven't touched the game in ages but I'm just thinking about returning to it...
...and last night I did. ESO is a game that I've picked out as one I want to get back into. I've forgotten a lot about the controls / mechanics but it feels good to be back.
The Store is so focussed on loot boxes now, though . You used to be able to just buy stuff (using the in-game Crown currency via real cash) and, whilst it was often expensive, at least you got what you wanted. Now it seems that all the cool stuff is instead only available via loot boxes... which cost a fortune and have crazily low drop rates. The drop rates aren't even officially published; thankfully fan sites are sharing them, though. Of course, this is NOT GAMBLING, even though it is. Overall, this aspect of the game makes me feel a bit sick.
But the gameworld remains huge and it looks great; I enjoy travelling around and seeing the sites. I need to get my head around the basics again but it's fun to play so I plan on sticking with it. Just gotta ignore the loot box-fest.
Frank wrote:Does anyone here know if you can play online on two different accounts on two different PS4s using the license trick to only actually buy one copy from the store?
Not at the same time since you have to actually login to the games own servers, not just PSN. I think your PSN account get a linked to a Bethesda account for it, so it'll detect the same account trying to login twice
The next new chapter, Elsweyr, launches on 4 June!
THE SEASON OF THE DRAGON Keep both eyes on the skies! During the Season of the Dragon, you can experience a year-long interconnected adventure that begins very soon with the Wrathstone DLC game pack and continues through the upcoming Elsweyr Chapter and beyond. Here’s the Season of the Dragon schedule:
> Wrathstone DLC dungeon pack > Elsweyr Chapter > Unannounced Q3 DLC dungeon pack > Unannounced Q4 DLC story zone
THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: ELSWEYR The Dragons have returned to Tamriel. Unleashed upon the world by the unwitting Abnur Tharn and the Imperial usurper queen Euraxia, the great Kaalgrontiid and his followers hunt from the skies and threaten to burn down the ancestral home of the Khajiit.
Elsweyr is packed with new stories, adventures, and challenges, including:
> A whole new zone to explore: Elsweyr > An epic main story quest line that ties into the Season of the Dragon > A powerful new Class: Necromancer > A challenging new 12-player Trial: Sunspire > Massive new world events: Dragon Attacks > A huge amount of unique delves, public dungeons, and stand-alone quests > A host of updates and quality-of-life improvements
The new "Zone Guide" is coming soon as part of a free update. It sounds neat; an optional guidance system for folk who may not be too sure about what to do or where to go. This could help make the game a bit more approachable for newcomers as well as giving pointers for others who may be trying to seek out everything that the game has to offer.
The sheer number of things to do in each zone in ESO can be daunting. To help you find and complete more content in each zone, we have implemented a new Zone Guide feature. You can access the Zone Guide from the Group & Activity Finder (Options button by default), from the announcement panel, or pressing X from any overland zone map. From here, you can see up to 4 featured achievements for the zone along with your completed and uncompleted activities for the following:
Main Story Quests Wayshrines Delves Group Delves Points of Interest Striking Locales Set Stations Mundus Stones Public Dungeons World Events (Dark Anchors, Abyssal Geysers) World Bosses Skyshards Shalidor’s Library Books
Your progress towards completing these activities can also be seen on any overland zone map, as seen by the default touch pad. From the Zone Guide, you can press a button on the bottom of the screen to guide you to the location of your next uncompleted activity from the ordered list above (excluding Skyshards and Shalidor’s Library Books). For example, if you have not completed the Main Story Quests, pressing the button will guide you to the quest giver for the next quest in the quest line (if you already have a Main Story Quest for the zone in your quest journal, you will be guided to the next step of that quest).
I haven't played the game at all since a little flurry last December - Final Fantasy XIV has taken over my gaming life! - but I will logon tonight and check out this new feature. I'm hoping that the guide will act as a steer for folk less familiar with the game. Trouble is, I am unsure that my brain can cope with trying to play two MMOs simultaneously and I don't really want to be drawn back into paying monthly subs for two games. Unless I stop all other game purchases. Hmmn...