Friday Flame Wars: Is the Elder Scrolls MMO a Good Idea?
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Game Front was on the case back in 2007, when ZeniMax Media first registered the domain www.elderscrollsonline.com. ZeniMax and Bethesda took their sweet time putting it to use, but when they finally did, the news splashed into the placid surface of the Internet like a horker sliding off an iceberg.
Yesterday’s news was soon followed by more information and even a trailer, but some fans were dismayed. Would the Elder Scrolls Online represent the dilution and commercialization of their beloved franchise? Or would it enable Bethesda to bring their fictional world to life on the grand scale it deserves? MMO-hating singleplayer devotees and raid-grouping diehards were soon at each other’s throats.
With debate rampant, we thought we’d let the Game Front community have it out in the comments. Is the Elder Scrolls MMO a good idea, or a terrible one? Let us know. After all, you can’t level Speech unless you use the skill.