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Al the Octopus

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#1 11 years ago

Not surprising, though I figure some of you would be interested in hearing this.

Story courtesy of Joystiq today:

According to VG247's "very reliable" source, Bethesda Softworks is already three years deep into development on an Elder Scrolls MMO. Recent court documents in the ongoing Bethesda/Interplay lawsuit have allegedly revealed that Bethesda has "close to 100 people working on a secret World of Warcraft-type MMO" -- a tasty piece of info that it's said to be currently fighting to have redacted from a 218-page court transcript.

Link: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/01/20/rumorang-elder-scrolls-mmo-three-years-into-development/




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#2 11 years ago

Ah shit.




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#3 11 years ago

A WoW-type MMO?

Why can't it just be Oblivion with more people in it?

By WoW-type MMO, I imagine a menu and constant 3rd-person perspective with a lot of clicking and watching.




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#4 11 years ago

World of Warcraft doesn't require clicking at all, if you're used to the game, Gravy. As a matter of fact, most people use marcos/custom binds to use abilities and the such. Surely World of Warcraft is the victim of stereotypical behaviour among those who don't play, but I can assure you World of Warcraft isn't a bad MMO. It's just filled with little spoiled brats (referring to the godawul children who play and think that they can order people around).

As to response to the OP: this is actually the first time I heard about an Elder Scrolls MMO being in development. If this is true, I can't wait for it. I hope they do keep their promises though. The same goes for The Old Republic.


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#5 11 years ago

gravy666;5216293A WoW-type MMO?

Why can't it just be Oblivion with more people in it?

By WoW-type MMO, I imagine a menu and constant 3rd-person perspective with a lot of clicking and watching.

I don't think they mean gameplay wise. They could mean the adoption of the same server system, ranking, and item system that World of Warcraft use. I hope the rumor is false. MMO's created entirely from scratch, with a unique story and character layout, are usually fine with me, but I'd hate to see a franchise such as the Elder Scrolls come to a halt due to an MMO.




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#6 11 years ago

I would love to see an Elder Scrolls MMO, but it can't just be a WoW clone set in Cyrodiil.




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#7 11 years ago

I would love to pay to play that. What's wrong with me?




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#8 11 years ago

I'd rather see another single player game than a full blown MMORPG. They just don't really do anything for me. The custom content for Morrowind is what really attracted me to the game. That and the great storyline.

If they want to include multiplayer, why not try some sort of expanded cooperative mode?




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#9 11 years ago

The combat system would need to be revamped again. The current one would not suit co-op at all. I definitely wouldn't mind it, it gets pretty repetitious just going through the whole game by yourself.

They'd have to tweak the storyline mechanics. Oblivion seemed way too linear and too straightforward for my liking. A bigger world, more sidequests.




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#10 11 years ago

Bethesda is a pretty successful company, they can probably afford to make both an MMO and a single-player game at the same time. However if it were one or the other I would definitely hope for a single-player game first.

I'd definitely love to play an Elderscroll's MMO, provided the gameplay was like Oblivion or Morrowind and not every other MMO ever in existence. Are there even any FPSRPGMMO (that's an awesome initialism) out there? Or any good ones, for that matter?