The Elder Scrolls Online, and a Rant about why am In love with Bethesda games

in 2008 I moved to Malaysia to study I remember that before I go there I bought a HP Pavilion Laptop which was heavy as fuck and I was using it for everything, I lived in a tiny apartment that was located inside my collage (it wasn’t a dorm) and I did not have any housemates I was blessed with that, despite the fact that I used to go out of the house as much as I could but during my semester break most of my mates went out of the country and I was left alone so I went to a nearby game shop and bought a copy of BioShock, and a Copy of The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion, as someone who played Morrowind for a while I had an idea what kind of a game Oblivion was but I didn’t dive into it right away, first I played Bioshock for couple of days and finished it and It was awesome then I installed Oblivion and the first couple of hours I was so lost in it, I barely remembered anything that I played 5 years ago, but I was really bored so I kept on playing and what I remember that this track that really got me all goosebumpey and made me hold up a little and look around and realize despite the fact that I was in a tiny apartment in Bangi Malaysia I was actually living in an awesome fantasy land of Tamriel for a while, and that got me hooked, days after days I kept on playing and moving from one city to another and even after I finished all the guilds and all the main stories I created my own fun and exploring the world was just an amazing feeling that I never had before

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What made all this better was after I sunk in over 250 hours Bethesda came out with another game called Fallout 3 at that time my Laptop couldn’t run it so I had to get a desktop and I did, I had a little money saved up and I sold my laptop and got a high end PC and the first game I played on it was Fallout 3 and I just fell in love with it, I spent over 300 hours in it and played all the DLCs and that was one of the most glorious gaming memories ever, in just under 6 months I have spent over 550 hours playing 2 games and I just can’t explain how good that was 

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Few years later, on November 11th, 2011 Bethesda released a new little game called The Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim you might not heard of it ;), the night that the game came out I installed it on my PC and I ran it and went to the main menu it was 1am, and everything was working fine didn’t start a new game or anything just turned off the computer and went to bed, I woke up at 6am the next day and for more than 20 days after that I played over 15 hours a day, sometimes I didn’t do any quests or anything I just walked, and looked at the place and the beautiful world that was created in front of me, that I could do anything that I want in it, I just Loved what was happening, I had the Skyrim Music tracks on my phone and even when I walked out I used to play it and felt like I was still in the game it was amazing it truly was and few times in life you feel lucky that you played a game these 3 made me feel that was, and when I read about something like “oh the animation is bad” or “the world feels empty” all I could do is to tell these people that you just don’t get it, you don’t get this game and that is ok there are millions of people who do and am not concerned about you here, which brings me to my next topic Elder Scrolls Online here is a picture

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when they announced the game in 2012 I was not having the best night, I don’t remember why but It was night in May and I was not ok and I wasn’t able to sleep so I stayed in my bed reading news on my phone and it pop up on Kotaku, the Elder Scrolls Online was announced by ZeniMax Media and it was in development by ZeniMax Online Studios (not Bethesda) for over 7 years, I came out my room screaming, my housemate (a long time Bethesda hater) was sitting in the hall and of course he gave me a lecture about how it is not going to be as good as the other games because it is not made by the same developer and all I could hear was this, ever since then news after news came out telling me that he was in fact right it is not going to be AS GOOD because it is not even trying to be, this game is it’s own game, it is an MMO within the world of Elder Scrolls and I will be able to Join the Dark Brotherhood and play unlimited assassination quests, or Join the Thieves guild and steal for a living, this is not just a dream come true it is the DREAM come true, and after watching the impressions and the Hands on previous it is obvious that a Key element of Elder Scrolls is there and it needs to be taken seriously which is the Exploration and losing yourself in this world, you can’t take this game as a MMO Solely nor you can take it as an Elder Scrolls game, it is a standing point between the two and I can’t wait for it!

Few notes :
Because most of my friends are going to play it on PS4 I also have decided to join them on the PS4, I know most people would likely play this on PC but I just like to play in my bed on my huge TV and go on Dungeon raids with people I know, moreover I will mostlikely not join PvP anytime soon since I have a hole Content to explore for now and that is why I will be saying goodbye to most of my friends this summer

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Author: Aza Jabar

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