CunningSmile wrote:I can see why Zenixmax want this and think it'll be a plus but;
What's in it for anyone else? Why should MS allow non-Gold users to use an online service when they've always restricted online play, and Sony are now following suit. Gold is a huge money maker for them and allows them to invest in the incredibly stable infra structure I'm sure Sony wish they had after the hack.
More importantly what's in it for me? I'm going to have Gold anyway, like the majority of people who buy a One especially early on, so I'll still have to "swallow" a second fee each month in order to play ESO, which effectively has ended any interest I have in this game.
James Banks wrote:
I always thought MS woudn't allow a sub on the Gold. Wargaming said MS wouldn't allow them to charge a sub. So I don't see why TESO gets a sub and WOT doesn't.
I no longer pay subs for MMO's so I'm out no matter what MS does.
SilentDark wrote:Well I suppose it depends, if Bethesda have their own servers and are maintaining these servers themselves then I really don't see what MS has to do with it and on what grounds they would refuse (apart from the "we'd make less money" grounds) to be honest, I don't know why there is a gold, I don't see the benefits, unless they are providing the servers for online play then what does the charge even serve? If they want to run and maintain their own servers separate from MS then I say they should be allowed to do that. It's then up to customers if they want to pay for that service or not.
MS say it's to allow the infrastructure and security for the online play. Comparing it to the frequent hacks Sony experienced in the last few years I think it's working.
Starfox 777 wrote:This is unreal. having spent X amount on a phoneline, a broadband package, a console [ soon to be xbox one due to the quality of games and apps out soon ] a gold membership [ which enables me to use apps play and chat with friends ] ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE now wants to charge me X amount for their game and £8.99 a month for 30 days play to which i work 24 days out of them 30, would play 1 - 2 hours if i`m able due to thing called life. It`s so not worth it !! 99% of people will buy gold membership because of multiplayer aspect. Charge PC / MAC fine but to consoles should of been a DLC CHOICE !! For now me and friends won`t buy it till it goes f2p and we all know give it a year it will if not plenty of other games out their !!!