« Marketing Tips to Help Make Virtual Reality Go Mass Market | Main | Top Five New World Notes Posts from Last Week »

Friday, April 04, 2014

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Ciaran_Laval

I'll wait for it to go free to play in 12 to 18 months, I'm a fan of Skyrim and wish I'd got into these games earlier but I decided to go back to World Of Warcraft instead of going to TESO, better the devil you know.

From your description it sounds like they are maybe trying to be too clever with instancing, I've seen it in Wow too, you team up but you're in different instances, it's a nice concept but in some ways, it defeats the object of an MMO.

Arcadia Codesmith

Of MMOs released or in development, I think EverQuest Next Landmark looks most interesting. ESO had the potential to break the mold, but instead they gilded it and put it in a pretty museum case.

The elements that most remind me of Skyrim are those that are also most annoying, such as the counterintuitive interface. THAT's the place to cleave to MMO standards, not in the story-on-rails theme park structure.

It's not a bad game, it's quite playable, but in a genre desperately in need of revolutionaries and reformers, we got another conformist -- well-mannered, well-executed and entirely forgettable.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Wagner James Au
Wagner James "Hamlet" Au
Dutchie Evergreen Slideshow 29112021
my site ... ... ...

PC/Mac readers recommend for SL:

Classic New World Notes stories:

The Husband That Eshi Made: Metaverse artist, grieving for her dead husband, recreates him as an avatar (2008)

Labor Union Protesters Converge On IBM's Metaverse Campus: Leaders Claim Success, 1850 Total Attendees (Including Giant Banana & Talking Triangle) (2007)

All About My Avatar: The story behind amazing strange avatars (2007)

Fighting the Front: When fascists open an HQ in Second Life, chaos and exploding pigs ensue (2007)

Copying a Controversy: Copyright concerns come to the Metaverse via... the CopyBot! (2006)

The Penguin & the Zookeeper: Just another unlikely friendship formed in The Metaverse (2006)

"—And He Rezzed a Crooked House—": Mathematician makes a tesseract in the Metaverse — watch the videos! (2006)

Guarding Darfur: Virtual super heroes rally to protect a real world activist site (2006)

The Skin You're In: How virtual world avatar options expose real world racism (2006)

Making Love: When virtual sex gets real (2005)

Watching the Detectives: How to honeytrap a cheater in the Metaverse (2005)

The Freeform Identity of Eboni Khan: First-hand account of the Black user experience in virtual worlds (2005)

Man on Man and Woman on Woman: Just another gender-bending avatar love story, with a twist (2005)

The Nine Souls of Wilde Cunningham: A collective of severely disabled people share the same avatar (2004)

Falling for Eddie: Two shy artists divided by an ocean literally create a new life for each other (2004)

War of the Jessie Wall: Battle over virtual borders -- and real war in Iraq (2003)

Home for the Homeless: Creating a virtual mansion despite the most challenging circumstances (2003)

Newstex_Author_Badge-Color 240px