Good day to all.
I come here to discuss ZOS '(more than questionable) decision that all events take place in 2E 582.
For me, an RP player is above all a ball in the foot, or for the Nordics, an arrow in the knee.
I started ESO as a beta tester, since 2013/2014. I haven't stopped playing and playing and continuing to play the same character. I started with a 14 year old character who grew up with his adventures on Tamriel and should have reached his 21st birthday.
Only voila, everything happens in 582, so my character should be 14 years old for 7 years of play now.
World of Warcraft made the mistake of saying "a year elapses between each expansion" which has upset the daily lives of players who have been playing for a long time. The community received the news very badly.
You ZOS, with ESO you did WORSE, claiming that all the events took place during the same year. All the answers on Reddit, twitter, etc. are clear. This idea is BAD.
You are only punishing the one gaming community that values dates, which is RP players.
Even if the idea started with a good intention, it is extremely bad, and I would rather see an Akatosh agent arrive to send us back to the past than to tell me that everything is going and will be on ESO in a year.
We meet characters who will remember us, the world is big and it's impossible that normal NPCs can travel so fast. The quests send us to all corners of Tamriel, and it is IMPOSSIBLE that all events take place in one year.
The vast majority of PVE and PVP players don't really care about the timeline. And you are punishing the only players who value it.
It doesn't make sense to have days that go by in game at 5x normal speed while having 1 year that goes by in the world, when it's been 7 years that it exists. At some point you have to be consistent.
Making mistakes happens, we all make them, but knowing how to take them is good and going back over them would be proof of listening to the community. Especially with the latest server instabilities and the UE server crash last night.
Make Rp players happy, and don't make such absurd decisions, give us a real timeline! Especially when newspapers in the game itself contradict you! Be consistent!