I must confess I am having mixed feelings about The Elder Scrolls Online. I recently wrote my opinion on the 1-20 experience during beta. I was pretty bored with most of it — lots of boring quests, being guided by the nose, etc. — but I never tried the PvP. A while back I wrote how the PvP looked awful on paper. One big server, campaigns, etc.
I don’t know how I feel now. I’ve watched the PvP streams and the combat looks fun. Siege weapons look great — those trebs and catapults are pretty cool. I admit to wishing I was playing in the PvP right now. Unfortunately, I am stuck without a gaming computer while our leaking roof dries.
My PvP concerns:
- Zerg PvP is both boring and frustrating. I see quite a bit of it going on.
- Door Wars. Bashing on doors all day.
- AoE and Ranged being the only way to truly participate.
Anyone care to share a personal experience that will alleviate any of my concerns?
I like the recent announcement that the starter islands will be optional. Then there’s this whole idea floating around out there that the PvE game opens up and becomes less themepark questing and more traditional Elder Scrolls. Is there any truth to that? If so, I can push past 20 levels of crap for 30 levels of fun. My spidey-sense tells me something is amiss and that I should be cautious.
That’s where I’m at. I’m trying to work through all of these contradicting feelings and opinions. I’m currently hovering around the middle ground between ‘stay the heck away’ and ‘give it a shot’ … but slightly toward staying away. Your thoughts are most definitely welcome.