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2017-08-31T20:57:56Z
I am just wondering if anyone else plays ESO. I really like it.
toby5
2017-09-01T00:38:22Z
I have never played it myself, but I do see that a lot of people really like it. What are some of the things that you like most about it?
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2017-09-01T20:44:30Z
I enjoy the Elder Scrolls series. While this is not exactly Elder Scrolls single player (like Skyrim or Oblivion), you definitely get the Elder Scrolls vibe. As an MMO, I enjoy the variety of interacting with people rather than all NPCs. I still enjoy the single player games with all the mods and extra content too!
toby5
2017-09-01T21:51:09Z
lol, I am old. I love games like Diablo, even though I heard the new Diablo is nothing like the original Diablo. I like what they did with the music of the first 2 Diablos and how they set the environments in them. I don't really think they make games like that anymore to much extent really. I might have to check out the Elder Scrolls though to see what the whole thing looks like.
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2017-09-01T23:46:30Z
I never played any of the Diablo series. If you do not want "graphics shock", I would start with some of the earlier Elder Scrolls games like Morrowind.
digitaldd
2017-09-04T21:15:16Z
Originally Posted by: toby5 

lol, I am old. I love games like Diablo, even though I heard the new Diablo is nothing like the original Diablo. I like what they did with the music of the first 2 Diablos and how they set the environments in them. I don't really think they make games like that anymore to much extent really. I might have to check out the Elder Scrolls though to see what the whole thing looks like.

You'd like the current Diablo 3 game if you enjoyed the first 2 games and their expansions, only negative about it is it needs to be online to activate (though you don't need to allow others into your single player games). The classic loot system and upgrades are all in the game with lots of cool unique items for you to find.

toby5
2017-09-04T22:56:28Z
Originally Posted by: digitaldd 

You'd like the current Diablo 3 game if you enjoyed the first 2 games and their expansions, only negative about it is it needs to be online to activate (though you don't need to allow others into your single player games). The classic loot system and upgrades are all in the game with lots of cool unique items for you to find.

I heard it was online only which seems kind of disappointing actually.

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2017-09-04T23:24:10Z
Single player games should be between the game and the player with the exception of patches and DLCs.
toby5
2017-09-05T01:52:15Z
Originally Posted by: tredeuce 

Single player games should be between the game and the player with the exception of patches and DLCs.

Pretty much exactly this.

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2017-09-05T18:16:37Z
I do like the idea of Steam, and I understand that companies have to make sure you have a legal copy, but once you do that, they should not force you to be online or even log in to play.
toby5
2017-09-05T18:26:23Z
Originally Posted by: tredeuce 

I do like the idea of Steam, and I understand that companies have to make sure you have a legal copy, but once you do that, they should not force you to be online or even log in to play.

It feels like so many business models are turning in this direction for some reason. Just look at Microsoft Windows for example. You buy Windows, but it isn't you Operating System. You are just buying the privilege of using their Operating System as well as other companies in the digital domain.

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2017-09-05T19:08:01Z
Isn't Office now a yearly subscription too? Circling back to the original post, ESO is a B2P (buy to play) game. It used to be subscription based, then moved to just buy the game and you can play. You can still subscribe for extra benefits, but I did not want to pay monthly. Sometimes I only play a few hours a month. Now I get what I pay for which is all most people really want I think.
toby5
2017-09-05T20:54:37Z
Originally Posted by: tredeuce 

Isn't Office now a yearly subscription too? Circling back to the original post, ESO is a B2P (buy to play) game. It used to be subscription based, then moved to just buy the game and you can play. You can still subscribe for extra benefits, but I did not want to pay monthly. Sometimes I only play a few hours a month. Now I get what I pay for which is all most people really want I think.

It is all people really want, but this how businesses make their money by coming up with the models for subscription based services.

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2017-09-06T19:49:20Z
I do not mind paying for something I will use a lot, nor do I mind paying for DLCs or cosmetic add-ons for games I enjoy to support them. If I only use something sporadically, I will use free or low cost versions. I have gotten way more fun out of a game like ESO than I paid for it, so I am happy.
toby5
2017-09-08T03:41:42Z
I just saw a game I really want to play now. It is Magic The Gathering: Arena. I used to play magic the gathering at a comic book store and at a friend's apartment quite a bit and used to love that game. Now this looks exactly like how magic should be played.