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Official Discussion Thread for "ESO’s Two-Year Anniversary Retrospective"

ZOS_GinaBruno
ZOS_GinaBruno
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This is the official discussion thread for the blog article ESO’s Two-Year Anniversary Retrospective. We hope you enjoyed seeing Matt Firor's journey through ESO over the past couple years, and thanks to everyone for joining us on this journey!
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  • r.jan_emailb16_ESO
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    Nice and all, but I think most players would rather read something along the lines of "The Road Ahead" than some screen shots of places where everyone has been already. You know, nice scenery is nice, but if you're lagging all the way....
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  • Elsonso
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    I don't think that REDACTED is a very lore friendly name for a character.... :trollface:
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  • MissBizz
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    I don't think that REDACTED is a very lore friendly name for a character.... :trollface:

    Hahaha! I was going to comment on that too! Could have worded it a bit different to say "my character" or something instead ;)
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  • Zheg
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    So, the takeaway was that he never stepped foot in Cyrodiil over the past two years. Did he only go into the sewers because it was PVE? Color me surprised :trollface:

    How much longer are we going to go without relevant communication from you guys on all of the broken crap you introduced in the TG patch?
    Edited by Zheg on April 4, 2016 4:52PM
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  • Elsonso
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    Zheg wrote: »
    So, the takeaway was that he never stepped foot in Cyrodiil over the past two years. Did he only go into the sewers because it was PVE? Color me surprised :trollface:

    Sheesh.

    "Note that there's no dungeon or PvP shots here – I don't have time to take screenshots under pressure… "
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  • Bfish22090
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    i find it interesting you didnt go into cyrodil at all, just IC
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  • Xarc
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    This is a great game, but not enough communication between ZOS & community, it's a vertical way... The community is important and makes the game.
    And old bugs & lag are ruinning the game, make some of us leaving... sadly.
    I hope a 3rd year with a lot of new great things :) and less disappointment (i mean, i'm a bit disapointed about justice system & spell craft)
    Edited by Xarc on April 4, 2016 5:00PM
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  • jamesharv2005ub17_ESO
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    Bfish22090 wrote: »
    i find it interesting you didnt go into cyrodil at all, just IC

    Where exactly did he say he never went to cyrodill?
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  • Yo_Langland
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    This is the official discussion thread for the blog article ESO’s Two-Year Anniversary Retrospective. We hope you enjoyed seeing Matt Firor's journey through ESO over the past couple years, and thanks to everyone for joining us on this journey!

    Where is our info on xp stacking fix?
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  • Faulgor
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    Nice and all, but I think most players would rather read something along the lines of "The Road Ahead" than some screen shots of places where everyone has been already. You know, nice scenery is nice, but if you're lagging all the way....

    Here, let me sum it up for you:

    Dark Brotherhood coming in Q2!
    Free update includes Veteran Rank removal!
    New things coming to the Crown Store, including character slots!
    Ongoing improvements to PvP performance!
    More at E3 Bethesda Showcase!
    Alandrol Sul: He's making another Numidium?!?
    Vivec: Worse, buddy. They're buying it.
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  • MissBizz
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    Faulgor wrote: »
    Nice and all, but I think most players would rather read something along the lines of "The Road Ahead" than some screen shots of places where everyone has been already. You know, nice scenery is nice, but if you're lagging all the way....

    Here, let me sum it up for you:

    Dark Brotherhood coming in Q2!
    Free update includes Veteran Rank removal!
    New things coming to the Crown Store, including character slots!
    Ongoing improvements to PvP performance!
    More at E3 Bethesda Showcase!

    @Faulgor You forget crafting bags ;)
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  • Smolt
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    Is it intended that you lose the cake buff when you die? It's bad enough that you need to leave the Ava zone to apply it, but to have to do that every time you die... RIP sewer grind.
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  • Xael
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    @ZOS_MattFiror
    Since you are sharing some "safe" screenshots from the tutorial and mainstory, let me share some of mine which more truly reflect the experience of those of us who actually play your game, particularly from the past 2 years.
    These are some of my screenshots of my journey over the past 2 years in Cyrodiil (and town) up until this past weekend:

    Game mail harassment from Early Access until September
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    First few days of Early Access March 2014
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    Zone chat every day
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    Oh look, china bots
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    ESO contact info breach (the Chinese trying to steal my account)
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    When you broke Silver Bolts (morphs) for over a week (one shot kills from level 10s)
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    Patch 1.2.3 FPS really bad
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    Patch 1.2.4 FPS still bad
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    Patch 1.2.5 The alleged fix. 2 weeks later...


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    Lastly, even my group is having fps drops and are logging out.
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    When you killed off the campaigns (Wabba etc) by the way it's just as bad now with Had/Trueflame
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    Guild Bank experience since March 2014
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    Typical Error during v.1.6
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    The best bug ever, bring this one back please!
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    Typical Error now
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    Typical Error now in Cyrodiil
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    crash to desktop
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    This weekend my ping in Cyrodiil 4/1/2016

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    I guess we are playing a different game?
    I have plenty more screenshots and several hours of gameplay footage but I wanted to brief and just make my point.


    I am offended at the announcement article you put up. Your attempt to act like the game is a bed of roses and joyous experience is not only dishonest but straight up insulting to those of us who have been playing the game from start until now. I still enjoy the game despite it being massively broken and issue after issue, however pretending and ignoring it's history is just wrong.
    Edited by Xael on April 5, 2016 6:39AM
    I got killed in pvp, nerf everything...
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  • Chres
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    he dont take screenshots in pvp because no time to take a screenshot under pressure?

    u have enough time to take a screenshot because pvp is slower than everything with this lagg...
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  • _Chaos
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    Anonymous wrote: »
    @ZOS_MattFiror I am quite offended at the announcement article you put up. Your attempt to spit water up us and tell us it's raining is egregious. In other words your attempt to act like the game is a bed of roses and joyous experience is not only dishonest but straight up insulting to those of us who have been playing the game from start until now.

    QFT
    Edited by _Chaos on April 5, 2016 10:59AM
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  • FooWasHere
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    Jeez, this thread...

    I just want to say I appreciated @ZOS_MattFiror 's screenshot journey, brings back many sweet memories. Thank you! I'm still having a blast in game, and I'm sure I'll continue. :)

    -Foo
    Edited by FooWasHere on April 4, 2016 7:49PM
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  • jamesharv2005ub17_ESO
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    Ive been playing from the start till now. Still loving the game. Not insulted.
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  • ginoboehm
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    @xael 's screenshots look way more accurate . but you guys don't care anymore anyway right? @ZOS_GinaBruno . i am still not sure why you gave up on us.
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  • Gan Xing
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    I see two sides of that coin. Unfortunately, I must admit, I have played on a 5 year old mac laptop (blame my parents for giving it to me as a graduation from high school present), and I consistently run with 5-19 fps and with ping all over the map. I don't get to enjoy the high graphics, as mine are always on minimum, but I still play because of the story and the challenge it provides.

    Should I get a new computer? yes, and I will when I am more financially secure.

    Either way, the game is fun, even though it has way to many bugs and is broken in so many places.
    Gan Xing - Crafting Nightblade
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    Elentári Peregrine - Sorcerer "bank"
    Rán Xīng - Hybrid Templar
    Laurïsil Imlachwen - Stamina Templar
    Helotë Tinuviel - Hybrid/Magicka Warden
    Odin banker - obv banker
    Yan of the Red Mountain - lvl 3 DK - not sure when I will work on em

    Seeks the unusual and unique playstyles...
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  • SanTii.92
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    @Xael All that resentment m8, it's not healthy. If I were you I'd reevaluate my habits.
    Edited by SanTii.92 on April 4, 2016 11:52PM
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  • Hookgrin
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    Xael wrote: »
    @ZOS_MattFiror
    Since you are sharing some "safe" screenshots from the tutorial and mainstory, let me share some of mine which more truly reflect the experience of those of us who actually play your game, particularly from the past 2 years.
    These are some of my screenshots of my journey over the past 2 years in Cyrodiil up until this past weekend:

    I clicked Awesome a hundred times but I think it only registered once.

    I don't mean to dis Matt's sharing of his journey, we all love the game, we would not be so upset over it if we did not. and I know he knows that. Obviously he is going to stress the positive, it's a reflection not a road ahead. But I enjoyed Xael's sharing too. It is the blood, sweat and tears that was a bigger part of many player's experiences and has left a more indelible mark in our journeys than that of a passing sunset (which I have tons of!). Together the two tell of a more complete journey.

    When all is said and done (and more is said then done!) even the hard times offer fond memories... kinda.
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  • Elloa
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    What I will remember from this post is that @ZOS_MattFiror choose the correct faction! Daggerfall Covenant! For King Emeric, Darien Gauthier and Gabrielle Benele!

    *High five*
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  • Elsonso
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    Elloa wrote: »
    What I will remember from this post is that @ZOS_MattFiror choose the correct faction! Daggerfall Covenant! For King Emeric, Darien Gauthier and Gabrielle Benele!

    *High five*

    I have to admit that Daggerfall has the best zones, overall. Too much jungle in the Dominion, and with the Pact, you are either toasty warm or freezing to death. :smile:
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  • Saturn
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    I've played since Beta of January and still play the game religiously. I think that some things could be better, but with the way the game is evolving it seems like you know what you are doing.

    I think the new trial introduced with the Thieves' Guild expansion is some of the best content in the game yet, all the fights are very well-designed.

    The narrative content also seems to be improving with every expansion, Thieves' Guild and Orsinium both had amazing storylines. A lot of people don't know that there are two paths to take in the Orsinium storyline, but that is one thing I really love about it.

    I think that the PvP could be better, a lot of people probably agree, but I am refering more to the lack of varied PvP content. Cyrodiil really only caters to big groups, whereas I usually only pvp alone or with 1 or 2 other people. Instanced battlegrounds / arenas were confirmed to be on the backburner and that as well as many of the previously teased content drops (Dark Brotherhood, Clockwork City, Mephala's Realm, Black Marsh, etc.) is one of the main reasons why I keep playing the game.

    Early on I was afraid ESO would be similar to GW2, which essentially let its game die out before they updated it with new content, but I am glad I was proven wrong.

    Really looking forward to Q3 and the Dark Brotherhood expansion, it will be adding some of my favourite cities to the game, and I cannot wait to see how they compare to Oblivion.
    "Madness is a bitter mercy, perhaps, but a mercy nonetheless."

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  • knight776
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    When I was in the first or second weekend beta (the one that lasted about 3-4 hours), I started a Nord because, at the time, that's what I was most familiar with. With all the struggles going onward in beta, I found myself rolling a High Elf. After passing through the first Coldharbour visit and landing on Tamriel, I ran into that silly cat and that pretty much sealed that I would go AD after. It wasn't until I started going through Cadwell's Silver that I realized that I should have stayed EP, as I absolutely adore Naryu now. Razum-Dar is still a really cool cat, but that dusky elf always captures my attention.

    Thanks to Mr. Firor for showing us a glimpse of his journey through ESO. :)
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  • ettavolt
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    Elloa wrote: »
    What I will remember from this post is that @ZOS_MattFiror choose the correct faction! Daggerfall Covenant! For King Emeric, Darien Gauthier and Gabrielle Benele!

    *High five*

    Yeah, now we know that the Covenant is the fraction to rule Tamriel!
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  • SantieClaws
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    Now this one will be on the lookout for a blonde Breton NB with a foxy freind.

    Only to wave and say hello of course!

    Why does this Breton - Redacted her name was yes? Why does she not fish at all?

    Yours with paws
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  • RagnarFirehawk
    Hmm, as of Tomorrow West Australian time... My main Dk will be 2 years old. I loved Eso so much i played the main story 5 times over and with my Main/ Starting at Launch character played over 1.3k Quests...

    In all that time it was great, Even with all the bugs. One of the funniest Bugs had to be the out of Sync as you used a wayshrine.
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    The End of the world Bug was also funny... I wish you lot put an Easter egg in and put in a chess game :smiley:
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    Then when Unlimited was launched i made 4 other character's... With 2 of them i Killed Molag Blah Nude. lolz
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    and with all that i made many friends and had a blast.
    Now i just hope there is many more years of fun to be had.

    ~happy birthday ESO~
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  • SlayerTheDragon
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    Wow @ZOS_MattFiror that is so beautiful. Here is an image of my first two years:

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  • Ironside
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    Two year birthday post with absolutely no value added. You don't have to be a ZOS employee to send out the announcement, any of us could have posted this.
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