Not An MMO?
This week on TWIMMO; The Elder Scrolls Online is not an MMO? And, E3′s coming up.
Okay guys… So, ESO game director Matt Firor spoke with Games Reactor about the game and we MMO players started making faces about it. Particularly this little item:
[quote]This is more a multiplayer Elder Scrolls game than an MMO. [You'll see] very limited UI, nice and clean, not a lot of bars. The combat system is very much action-based. It’s also soloable. You can solo almost the entire game. We wanted to get Elder Scrolls players who were unfamiliar with online games and MMO terms to get in, play, have fun and get introduced to the multiplayer aspects.[/quote]
Taken together, this doesn’t sound too bad for MMO players, does it? It’s just that very first sentence. Right? The game description actually sounds like stuff we’d look forward to in most current MMOs. However, Matt continues with:
[quote]We promote that you’re the hero, you get to make choices, because even if you’re in a group and you’re talking to a NPC, and they give you a choice – that choice is yours. Not your group; there are no group decisions in this game.[/quote]
This does make the game sound very singleplayer oriented. And for the MMO community, that is a bit of off-putting. But it does make a bit on sense if you’re trying to appeal to the traditionally single player community.
E3 is next week and the guys discuss what they’re looking forward to. In fact, Gary and Scott will be there and we may even have a special TWIMMO for you live from the convention. Of course, this means our schedule will be a bit screwy next week so keep an eye to our socials so you don’t miss a thing.