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Official Discussion Thread for "Announcing The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition"

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This is the official discussion thread for the blog article Announcing The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition, which is available for pre-order today and includes The Elder Scrolls Online and the first four DLC game packs.
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  • Thealteregoroman
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    THIS IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO LONG TIME SUBSCRIBERS! WE'RE ENTITLED TO..... THINGS.... AND... ANd stuff...

    Whoa... Almost got me that time.

    .................lol...
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  • Abeille
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    Considering that the first 4 DLCs are important additions, this is a good move. It essentially becomes the new "base game" (the actual base game being a discounted edition).
    These DLCs have features that a lot of people do not think the game should have launched without, after all. Imperial City for Oblivion fans, TG and DB for pretty much any TES fan, and an Orsimer homeland for... Orsimer fans (like me! I mean, every other race had at least one map on release!).
    Just so that everyone knows, my Altmer still can't have black hair. About a dozen of Altmer NPCs in the game have black hair. Just saying.

    Meet my characters:
    Command: Do the thing.

    Zadarri, Khajiit Fist of Thalmor: The thing was done, as commanded.
    Durza gra-Maghul, Orc blacksmith: The thing was done perfectly, in the most efficient way.
    Tegwen, Bosmer troublemaker: You can't prove I didn't do the thing.
    Sings-Many-Songs, Argonian fisher: Sure, I'll do the thing... Eventually. Maybe.
    Aerindel, Altmer stormcaller: After extensive research, I've come to the conclusion that doing the thing would be a waste of resources.
    Liliel, Dunmer pyromancer: Aerindel said I shouldn't do the thing. Something about "resources".
    Gyda Snowcaller, Nord cryomancer: I will find a way to do it that won't waste resources and make Aerindel proud of me.
    Beatrice Leoriane, Breton vampire: I persuaded someone else into doing the thing. You are welcome, dear.
    Sahima, Redguard performer: Doing the thing sounds awfully unpleasant and really not my problem.
    Ellaria Valerius, Imperial priestess: I'll pray to the Eight for the thing to be done, if it is Their will.
  • Creepy
    Creepy
    Well this really sucks. I bought this game for $60 a couple of months back and I could have payed the same price and gotten more than double the value. It angers me because I could have gotten more for my dollar, but I can't stay angry because I know it will attract a lot of TES fans who love the Dark Brother hood and Thieves Guild. I just hope we get some sort of deal in the Crown Store.
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  • Elsonso
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    So, it is available for PRE-ORDER... when is it available?

    Edit: Answer is apparently September 9
    Edited by Elsonso on July 6, 2016 10:28PM
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  • Xeroxed
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    I saw the headline, read the price, and the FIRST thing that popped into my head was that there'd be existing players asking where the heck their free DLC is. I don't think they EVER lowered the price on say, Guild Wars or the expansions, so being an early adopter at least didn't screw you. XD
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  • Legoless
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    The palomino horse is a nice touch.
  • Abeille
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    Xeroxed wrote: »
    I saw the headline, read the price, and the FIRST thing that popped into my head was that there'd be existing players asking where the heck their free DLC is. I don't think they EVER lowered the price on say, Guild Wars or the expansions, so being an early adopter at least didn't screw you. XD

    Maybe not GW, but GW2 made their base game free around the time they launched their first expansion pack. First they made it a bundle: Buy the expansion pack, get the base game free. Then they went all the way and made the base game completely free to play. I don't know the details because I left the game a couple of months before that, though.
    Just so that everyone knows, my Altmer still can't have black hair. About a dozen of Altmer NPCs in the game have black hair. Just saying.

    Meet my characters:
    Command: Do the thing.

    Zadarri, Khajiit Fist of Thalmor: The thing was done, as commanded.
    Durza gra-Maghul, Orc blacksmith: The thing was done perfectly, in the most efficient way.
    Tegwen, Bosmer troublemaker: You can't prove I didn't do the thing.
    Sings-Many-Songs, Argonian fisher: Sure, I'll do the thing... Eventually. Maybe.
    Aerindel, Altmer stormcaller: After extensive research, I've come to the conclusion that doing the thing would be a waste of resources.
    Liliel, Dunmer pyromancer: Aerindel said I shouldn't do the thing. Something about "resources".
    Gyda Snowcaller, Nord cryomancer: I will find a way to do it that won't waste resources and make Aerindel proud of me.
    Beatrice Leoriane, Breton vampire: I persuaded someone else into doing the thing. You are welcome, dear.
    Sahima, Redguard performer: Doing the thing sounds awfully unpleasant and really not my problem.
    Ellaria Valerius, Imperial priestess: I'll pray to the Eight for the thing to be done, if it is Their will.
  • scorpiodog
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    It's obviously just just a marketing thing to get new players to pay a higher price. It's an initial purchase upsell.

    What is interesting to me is that in it's current form the expansions aren't really for new players. Yeah, send your new 10th level character with no champion points to Imperial City, lol.

    This is the revenue model for ESO going forward.

    1 - Sell the game as to new customers as B2P, with bargains and special prices to get more new players in. They will check it out, have some fun, but will eventually either eventually drop the game or move on to more advanced game play.

    2 - Advanced players have the decision to subscribe or to continue on a B2P model. Zenimax wants you to subscribe and will continue to offer little perks to current subscribers (and take away the perks if you stop). If you are a long-term hardcore player and don't want to subscribe you will continue to feel like others are getting benefits you are not. They aren't game changers so it's not pay to win, but are more like time savers.
  • Neirymn
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    That's nice. I have a friend who's waiting a bit to buy a PS4 to play ESO, now he won't have to buy the base game plus every DLC at full price to catch up and play with me, if he doesn't want to subscribe that is. :)
  • Cydone
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    Is there gonna be an non-crown option to buy JUST the DLC's? I mean I already paid $80 for the IE before the game launched.
  • NewBlacksmurf
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    Hmmm prob a good deal for Xbox one
    -PC (PTS)/Xbox One: NewBlacksmurf
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  • nimander99
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    Good marketing strategy. Not a new idea, by any means, but still I think it will bring quite a few more people on board.
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    "moar!" = £10 palomino horse,
    "MOAR!" = Switch to B2P, launch cash shop,
    "MOAR!!" = Charge for DLC that subs had already paid for,
    "MOAR!!!" = Experience scrolls and riding lessons,
    "MOARR!!!" = Vampire/werewolf bites,
    "MOAARRR!!!" = CS exclusive motifs,
    "MOOAARRR!!!" = Crown crates,
    "MOOOAAARRR!!!" = 'Chapter's' bought separately from ESO+,
    "MOOOOAAAARRRR!!!!" = ???

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  • JWKe
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    I tried looking to pre-order this version through Amazon but I do not see it on their website.

    Also, will players who possess only the vanilla copy of the game be able to add on the Gold Edition to their already existing account?
  • DocFrost72
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    Might be time to get a new account =)
    Edited by DocFrost72 on July 7, 2016 1:16AM
  • BGruchallab14_ESO
    I bought the Imperial Edition for my XBox One and would like to know if I bought the Gold Edition; Would I get the DLCs with it or not?
  • code65536
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    If you buy an Imperial Edition and activate it on an account that already has the base game, it just adds the Imperial perks to your account.

    If this works the same way, then you can just buy a Gold Edition and activate it on an existing account to get all the DLCs. No need to start up a new account, unless you actually want a second account...
    Edited by code65536 on July 7, 2016 2:03AM
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  • TerraDewBerry
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    It looks good.. I wish I didn't already have all the DLCs.. I'd buy it. I hope it attracts lots of new players! :)
  • AJ_1988
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    No love for existing players...

    To buy all the 4 DLC's it costs 9,500 crown. So if you buy (2) 5,500 crown packs for 39.99 each then that's $79.98. So, ya, great for new players but what about existing people? I bought the Imperial Edition as well (as soon as it was released) and got 0 included DLC's. I do understand that for a new player it would suck to drop 50 bucks on the game then 80 on expansion packs but hey, isn't that the way it typically works anyway? It's what I did. It would be nice if some thought would be given to existing players/account holders.

    Problem: Player has been with the game for a long time, has got several champion 160 characters but owns no DLC's packs. To get them it would cost $79.98 or start a new account with new characters (which would suck) for $59.99.

    Solution: You have to reduce the cost of the DLC's that are out there for people who are not gold edition buyers. If the 4 DLC's go down to say, 750 crown each the player would able to get them all for 3,000 crowns (or $39.99). Future DLC's can be 2k like the majority of them are.

    5500 crowns costs me $53 ESO plus is $15. The imperial edition cost me like $180. I hit ripped off lol already pumped extra hundreds of dollars into this game and I still have to pay for dlcs. Suppose be loyal you get shafted.
    Edited by AJ_1988 on July 7, 2016 2:18AM
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