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The Elder Scrolls Online To Use a Monthly Subscription

Discussion in 'TESO News' started by HarleyQuinn, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. HarleyQuinn

    HarleyQuinn Administrator

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    It was announced during Gamescom 2013 that The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) will use a monthly subscription model. According to Matt Firor, GM ZeniMax Online, using any other model would have forced them to make changes and sacrifices that they did thought would hurt the gaming experience. An initial purchase of The Elder Scrolls Online will cost gamers $60 USD. The subscription fee will be $15 per month, with one free month of usage included. There will also be a cash shop available to buy "fun" things that are not integral to the core gameplay.

    The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) is scheduled for release in 2014. For More information, visit the official website.

    Gamescom is an annual video games trade fair held in Germany. According to an official Gamescom press release, 340,000 visitors were in attendance during its 2013 convention. For more information on Gamescom, visit the official website.

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  2. Dabiene Caristiana

    Dabiene Caristiana Your friendly neighborhood weirdo

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    Boy, I hope for that price it will be good. For many peoples sake. Good to know though on the pricing range! Thanks!
     
  3. HAple870

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    What a money making scam...what they mean is that it will cost 60 USD for the first month, and the following months it will be 15 USD per month to continue playing the game. I'm an Elder Scrolls fan certainly, but that's worse than Runescape. No F2P area?
     
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    Deadpool. OG Forum member

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    all i want to know is... will it be out for the xbox 360, not the xbox one
     
  5. HarleyQuinn

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    I checked a couple of press sites. Mac, PC, XO and PS4. I don't see the 360 mentioned.
     
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    Deadpool. OG Forum member

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    NOO!!........ this sucks.... okay what type of windows (we're talking pc here)?
     
  7. utael

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    Probably 7 and up... Although beta works on xp...
     
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    What if you got accepted to the closed beta? Do you have to pay for that?
     
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    No, there is no charge to participate in the beta.
     
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    Ok, got worried there for a second :) I hope its all worth $15 a month :/
     
  11. _lotus_tree

    _lotus_tree _lotus_tree

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    this is weak sauce if there's no Xbox release! can one play on a macbook pro?
     
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    Naginata Huntress of the Shadows

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    Do you know if it will run on Linux?
     
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    To be honest, I think this is bullplops. I was waiting for MONTHS for it to be released! I even sent countless applications for the beta. And now they pull this stunt. It's like the FF MMO's....
     
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    @lotus, please read actual press releases, they are planning xbox and PS releases as well as PC
     
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    Im low income. The economy hit me hard, I got laid off from my job. I understand that game making is a business at heart, but I won't be able to play it. Looks like my Elderscrolls gameplay ends with Skyrim until they get rid of the monthly subscription fee.

    I play online poker for cash, I actually stand a shot at making money playing that (and I do if anyone wants to know more about online gaming for real money send me a PM) , and besides the rake, it costs nothing.

    But a game for pure entertainment that also costs $15 a month subscription? This is a wealthy persons form of entertainment, at least much wealthier than me. I don't understand why they would do this to their fan base when poverty in the United States is at the highest it's been in multiple decades. I could swing maybe $5 a month, but $15 and it's eating into essentials that I can't go without, such as gasoline for my car.
     
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    Zokeyr A non-factor

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    Looks like I won't be getting this game anytime soon...
     
  17. Naginata

    Naginata Huntress of the Shadows

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    I'll still pay for this game, I think it's well worth it. And if I feel it's not, well... back to WoW.
     
  18. thanks2Ralof

    thanks2Ralof Friend 'O dog

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    15!?!??!!?...a month?!?!?!?!....BS!:mad::confused::eek:
     
  19. thanks2Ralof

    thanks2Ralof Friend 'O dog

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    noooooo
     
  20. xXPeace Wolf7Xx

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    It is in June but no day in June for the Xbox one and the PC comes in April 4th )X BUT NO XBOX 360

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