Feedback: The Elder Scrolls Online

Posted: May 9, 2012
Feedback: The Elder Scrolls Online
This week Feedback takes a trip to Tamriel to discuss The Elder Scrolls Online and Saints Row: The Third -- Enter The Dominatrix. Find out what's next for open world games!

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  • PregnantBabies

    I gotta say, the loading screens in bayonetta were freaking cool. You could practice combo's whilst it was loading!

    Posted: May 27, 2012 3:38 AM
  • Modern_Ninja

    I also enjoyed the elevator conversations in Mass Effect 1.

    Posted: May 22, 2012 9:22 AM
  • Setta

    People wondering where Adam Sessler went, yes he was promoted to a bigger role a while ago, but he has now officially left. The most common thought is it was because of a contract dispute. We miss you Adam.

    Posted: May 14, 2012 2:55 PM
  • horseflesh

    Kenny G plays an alto saxophone.

    Posted: May 14, 2012 12:40 AM
  • kibbles0515

    Why is everyone wondering where Adam Sessler went NOW?!?!? Didn't he get promoted FOREVER ago? I've been watching Blair lead Feedback for literally AT LEAST 10 episodes...

    Posted: May 13, 2012 6:17 PM
  • kibbles0515

    Actually, Kenny G plays the saxophone, primarily the soprano saxophone, which looks like a brass clarinet.

    Posted: May 13, 2012 6:15 PM
  • kibbles0515

    What's with the "this is the first time we do 10 Words or Less." nonsense? Also, can we make it 5 words or less? Or fewest possible words? Or something? Because everyone just does "Try to get exactly 10 words or really really close to it" and I get really annoyed by stupid things.

    Posted: May 13, 2012 5:47 PM
  • ......

    The open world fighting game idea could easily be put in to play with a system much like Tera's. It would work perfectly and perhaps be an even better fit for the action-mmo genre. Every person that has played Tera with me, and almost all I've met online, agree that it's extremely hard to go back to typical mmo combat after playing Tera, or any other game that has emphasis on skilled combat via the ability to actually dodge, and solo BAMs as long as you put in the time and have the patience. Marry this with SWTOR-style cut-scene narration to advance the story and you would have the perfect recipe for a perfect mmo experience. Aside from several other common mmo launch problems, the way to fix SWTORs problems are to not use the Hero engine when you have the Unreal engine available, and don't allow people to solo the entire game. In order for people to feel comfortable with paying a sub fee, they need incentive to group with friends, they need a reason to value the online part of the experience. It's such an obvious thing that it frustrates me that it hasn't been done yet. GW 2 and Tera are the best steps forward in this direction out right now, and are a blast to play. Here's hoping that maybe the MK series or Tekken can take the best elements from Tera/GW 2 and make the magic happen. Mortal Kombat already has the lore and world pre-built. Tekken could have a more realistic, less fantasy version, while MK could have the outlandish side covered by letting players explore a fleshed out Netherrealm. How sick would that be? And I'll be sitting over here hoping for it, trying to forget the fact that Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero actually exists, when a fine game like this could, and should.

    Posted: May 13, 2012 2:45 PM
  • XArticInsurgonX

    I want them to have private matches. like just you and your friends and not everyone

    Posted: May 13, 2012 5:41 AM
  • mikepjr

    So what happen to Adam? Did he leave G4? What's up?
    Also, um.. i am not so sure about TES: Online cause i hate MMO Battle systems... and i like how you fight things and how things work the regular elder scrolls games.

    I don't wanna play a WoW clone... and i worry about it being one.

    Posted: May 11, 2012 1:52 PM
  • rikkuster

    These are the kind of conversations I WISH I could have with my friends. Sadly, I don't have many gaming friends T-T

    Posted: May 11, 2012 12:20 PM
  • Spankin117

    SESSLER IS GONEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: May 11, 2012 11:10 AM
  • Snakepond

    I miss the days when Adam was on.

    Posted: May 11, 2012 10:31 AM
  • DigitalGibs

    The game looks like it was Developed 1000 years before Skyrim. Zing!!

    Posted: May 11, 2012 6:35 AM
  • yayap001

    That was a lie Blair, I asked Nikole to marry me on twitter and she did not respond.

    Posted: May 11, 2012 12:41 AM
  • exgala

    I think they are making a mistake by going with Elder Scrolls as an MMO Elder Scrolls is a single player game world. Their Fallout games would have been a better choice for a MMO with how many factions in it and the weapons being memorable getting into a group would not be all that hard of a sell where trying to sell the group thing with Elder Scrolls would be harder.

    Posted: May 10, 2012 10:36 PM
  • Seraephus

    I miss 1 hour episodes.

    As for Elder Scrolls Online: it kinda flies in the face of everything TES stands for.

    From the lack of decent graphics to a taskbar queue-based interface; it just feels like one big joke.

    TES is about story and epic adventure - even when the adventure you find isn't part of a quest. MMO's are about grinding dungeons and quests until you hit max level and can go raid for better gear.

    Also - I find the factions stated here to contradict TES lore. Nords hate elves. Dark elves most of all. If you want to do some faction bull, (which is an outdated, worthless model anyways; why should I have to be in 'faction A' just because I'm 'race X'?) then it's humans vs. elves vs. beast races. This has always been the divide in TES; since Arena.

    After the amazing graphics Skyrim had (PC version, because I like playing my game, not loading it.) it seems completely foolish to step backwards into cartoon graphics.

    I hope someone in Zenimax realizes that there's a reason why WoW subscriber numbers have dropped: people want a better game if they're going to spend 15 bucks a month on it. If it goes F2P, it at least has a decent chance, even if they do stick with the EverQuest-WoW-knockoff model.

    Posted: May 10, 2012 8:44 PM
  • JimNightshade831

    Also Kenny G plays a Soprano Saxophone that looks a lot like a clarinet

    Posted: May 10, 2012 5:55 PM
  • JimNightshade831

    Wait... Blair Herter was on Road Rules?!?!?!

    Must. watch. now.

    Posted: May 10, 2012 5:29 PM