Well, I finally cracked and took up ESO (Elder Scrolls Online) after wanting to try it for a few months. What finally triggered me to buy the game was seeing one of my brothers playing it. I hit him up on chat and he was kind enough to Share Play his game for a bit. We joked as he did quests, I tried to force Vlad the Heartless on a few of his decisions, and I got hooked. After doing this for two days, I broke down and purchased Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
Now I know Morrowind was due to release this week, but I went with Tamriel Unlimited as it was $30. I figured by the time I got through the current content, I’d then be ready to see what Morrowind had to offer. I regret it a little bit as this means my ESO time will be a bit more expensive, but I am weak.
As for ESO itself, I’m really liking it. I know when the game first released it didn’t have that warm of a reception. Yet, I’ve been enjoying my time in the game. It feels like a solid Elder Scrolls game, but with random people coming and going throughout the world. I do enjoy the random people scattered about as it makes the world feel much more alive than say something like Skyrim.
After a few days of playing, I also spent the $15 so I could get an XP bonus as well as getting access to the crafting bag. I do wish that $15 included some more niceties as there is only so much I will be able to buy with the in-game currency (crowns), and once I’ve done the DLC included with the monthly subscription fee, there isn’t much to really justify the cost.
I’m glad I finally bit the bullet and bought ESO. My time so far has been enjoyable. I’ve grouped with my brother to handle some of the more difficult quests that I couldn’t complete on my own. The world events happen pretty frequently and add a bit of distraction from all the fetch quests. So yeah, if you’ve ever debated playing ESO, I’d recommend giving it a try, especially if you enjoy Elder Scrolls games!