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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:39 AM

Bethesda opens beta signups for 'Elder Scrolls' MMO+

Video game players are inching closer to their first taste of Bethesda Softworks' upcoming massively multiplayer online (MMO) game based on The Elder Scrolls.

The publisher is accepting signups starting Tuesday for a future beta test version of the game, which launches later this year. The availability of the beta will be revealed at a later date.

"We're really excited to get the game into players' hands," said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online, in a statement. "We receive invaluable feedback through the beta process, and that helps us ensure that the game will be one of the best online gaming experiences ever offered."

This is the first time The Elder Scrolls has dipped into the world of MMOs. Previous entries, such as 2011's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, have released as offline role-playing games.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2013/01/22/beta-signups-elder-scrolls-mmo/1854619/

It looks like the sign-up is somewhere around here:

http://www.facebook.com/401899346486771/posts/551627488180622

I'm at work right now though and can't keep following links to find this shit, I'll update later with (I hope) a more direct link.

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Reply Bethesda opens beta signups for 'Elder Scrolls' MMO+ (Original post)
Ohio Joe Jan 2013 OP
Chan790 Jan 2013 #1
Ohio Joe Jan 2013 #2
Hayabusa Jan 2013 #3
romana Jan 2013 #6
dogknob Feb 2013 #7
uriel1972 Jan 2013 #4
William769 Jan 2013 #5
Apophis Feb 2013 #8


Response to Chan790 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:53 AM

2. ^^^ Look Here for Link ^^^

Awesome! Thanks

I'm going to sign up when I get home tonight.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:23 PM

3. I hope it fails

because I don't want to see the Elder Scrolls franchise becoming another Warcraft.

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:15 PM

6. Mixed feelings

I have really mixed feelings about it, to be honest. I love the Elder Scroll games, but have often noted that I feel rather lonely playing them, thinking it would be fun to explore with other people. But I'm so afraid they're going to turn this into just another WOW clone. SWTOR was such a huge disappointment, because it was just WOW in space. I'd hate to see Bethesda make the same mistake.

That said, I couldn't help but sign up for the beta.

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Response to romana (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:13 AM

7. Seems like the natural move for them...

...Skyrim's gaming engine and rules system is (currently) unmatched.

Their writing is horrible. The NPCs are wooden. Why develop that stuff when you can just turn it into Facebook with swords?

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:05 PM

4. Another MMO

It would be nice if it was good, because I need something to play. I don't think I am the person to do beta testing tho. I am replaying Morrowind atm

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:53 AM

5. I loved playing Elder Scrolls

But have graduated to Skyrim.

multi player online games I don't seem to do well.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:10 AM

8. I just downloaded Skyrim on Steam.

 

I had it for the PS3, but I sold the system and game. Thankfully my laptop is awesome enough to play the game. I also d/led Dawnguard and Dragonborn DLC.

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