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ESO Classic: Would you play?

darvaria
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Start over with 0 cp? No skills? WOW and Runescape have both milked the "classic" versions. Especially WOW. Now they are the 3rd version of classic. How about it for ESO?

ESO Classic: Would you play? 263 votes

Yes
14%
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No
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Not sure
6%
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  • kargen27
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    How classic? Before One Tamriel or somewhere else along the timeline?
    and then the parrot said, "must be the water mines green too."
  • Hapexamendios
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    Classic? I remember only nightmarish material.
  • RebornV3x
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    Yes
    The first year of ESO was trash anything after Imperial City and before 1.8/1.9 would be the sweet spot that's when the game was at its healthiest player wise and other than a few issues was probably the closest we came to real pvp balance wwould pay 100$+ for a 1.6 or Wrothgar patch server in a heartbeat
    Xbox One - NA GT: RebornV3x
    I also play on PC from time to time but I just wanna be left alone on there so sorry.
  • Reverb
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    No
    I’m nostalgic for that time only because of the shiny newness of it all, and the great guilds and friends that were active. The high cyrodiil population, and with soft caps and no CP we were all on a level playing field. It came down to who had more skill, who had better group coordination and a stronger raid lead, who had better RNG for Warlock jewelry.

    Every new dungeon and eventually Craglorn and trials were a fun challenge that we all discovered together.

    But looking past the nostalgia the game just wasn’t great then. There’s a reason it was widely panned the first year, and why most players from launch didn’t stick around.

    I don’t want to go back to a time without the gameplay enhancements that have been introduced in the last 9 years. I don’t want to go back to only being able to group within my own faction, and having completely empty vet zones, and leveling each alt though vet ranks. I don’t want to go back before the Thieves Guild, or Dark Brotherhood, or weapon ultimates. A time before a functional group finder. Before Imperial City. Before the best dungeons and trials were introduced. Before dueling. Before jewelry crafting.

    I DO want to be able to destroy resource towers again. Maybe give their doors back. Reenable ground oils. Bring back clear, logical questing progression for new players.
    Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  • DreamyLu
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    No
    When I arrived in the game, something like 2 years ago, it wasn't the 0 version of course. However, although it was an "evolved" version, I stopped after my second try because for me personally, the game was unplayable.
    I gave it another chance only because friends told me about the addons. Even with those, I have needed some times until I found a - for me - acceptable way to play.

    So, from there, to go back to a version that was even worse than the one I started with... :D:D:D
    Edited by DreamyLu on December 20, 2023 4:38AM
    I'm out of my mind, feel free to leave a message... PC/NA
  • Destai
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    No
    I really love where the game is now
  • Aislinna
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    No
    Generally, the feelings people are nostalgia about can not be re-captured again. The newness, the excitement at discoveries, the joy of learning new things, the thrill of achieving new highs, the comraderie of meeting new people also sharing the excitement.

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  • Cazador
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    No
    I'm assuming you're referring to some pre-one tamriel time so it's a hard pass from me. Besides, my favorite year of content (2019) is from quite a while after that update, as well as most of my favorite features like the outfit system, antiquities and companions.
  • SeaGtGruff
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    I started playing ESO after the Morrowind chapter was released but before the Clockwork City DLC was released, so I never got to experience how ESO was before Tamriel Unlimited or One Tamriel. Therefore, on the one hand I'd be interested in being able to see what it was like to play ESO back then, but on the other hand I have no way to know whether I'd enjoy it enough to want to keep playing it.

    More importantly, it's possible-- perhaps even likely-- that ZOS doesn't have a copy of the old pre-One Tamriel code, anyway. And even if they do have a copy backed up somewhere, it seems extremely unlikely that they would be interested in dividing up their existing servers between running the current game and running a copy of the old game, or dividing their personnel between maintaining both versions, etc.
    I've fought mudcrabs more fearsome than me!
  • Sarannah
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    No
    No, the game has progressed and improved so much. Taking all that away would suck terribly, no thieving, no justice system, no systems like ToT/antiquities/etc, barely any dungeons/trials. The old VR system, and only one alliance to play. Barely any zones available, no infinite archive, etc. Hard no!

    ESO now is like 1200% better than it was when it first launched. Not to mention ESO has a horizontal progression system, so it does not really matter what expansion it is on. Even 10 year old builds function well enough.
    Edited by Sarannah on December 19, 2023 9:13AM
  • xclassgaming
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    Yes
    Yes BUT...I wouldn't play it full time, i want it to exist out of curiosity, i want to see if it was as bad as people say, i just want to give it shot as i never got to play it's first version and im REALLY interested in what it was like.
    Add Veyas hair for us players to use!
  • i11ionward
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    No
    Sarannah wrote: »
    ESO now is like 1200% better than it was when it first launched. Not to mention ESO has a horizontal progression system, so it does not really matter what expansion it is on. Even 10 year old builds function well enough.

    This

    Horizontal progression system makes the classic version of the game completely pointless. And for me, having a horizontal progression system is the most important advantage to playing ESO.

    In WoW every add-on is almost a new game with vertical progression, so having a classic version makes sense.
  • Drammanoth
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    No
    People asking about classic ESO came here, or have a vague idea of Classic WoW (or, perhaps they do, and would like to see it here).

    Those are two SEPARATE systems.

    You don't know what you're asking about.
    My wishlist for ESO
    I.Skills:
    >>weapons: Polearms, Unarmed, Crossbow
    >>Sorc's Twilight - perched animation

    II.Overland Mechanics
    >>tree climing in Grahtwood / Malabal Tor / Greenshade, etc. (with tall trees)
    >>rock climbing in Glenumbra / Rivenspire / Stonefalls, etc. (with tall peaks)
    >>new skill lines - Adventure (enable climbing, increase flora and fauna harvesting chances)

    III.CP 2.0
    >>Craft Tree development

    III.Replayable content in overland
    >>pocket rifts to Oblivion - eg. to Vaermina's in Stormhaven, Boethiah's in Deshaan, Hircine's in the Rift OR in Bankgorai, etc. to get Daedric Sets relevant to the Prince

    IV.Geography
    >>Pyandonea - we had some quests WITH Maormer (Summerset, High Isle) - maybe we could meet them there? Poke poke, nudge nudge, wink wink, eh ZOS?

    V.Other
    >>ASOC - a new server in Asia and Oceania. If people have a bad ping there, it would be great if they had a server reaching their places more easily. And hey, it would make THREE servers, not two.
  • Aurielle
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    No
    No.

    There’s a reason why I have a beta monkey and none of the year one loyalty rewards…
  • Danikat
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    No
    I've never played WoW but from what I've heard a big part of the appeal of WoW Classic wasn't balance and removing QoL updates but that some expansions had completed changed or removed areas of the game, so entire quest chains and storylines were unavailable and zones looked and worked differently.

    That's never happened in ESO. Even One Tamriel only removed restrictions on how you go through zones, it didn't remove or change any of the quests, it's still possible to play every in the same order you were required to play it before, but now it's your choice if you want to do that or do something different.

    If the majority of players could agree on a point in time that had the 'best' balance, best versions of all the skills etc. etc. I think it would be far better for ZOS to update the game to match, while retaining the new classes, skill lines etc. rather than sectioning it off as an alternate version (which we'd have to pay extra to access). Making a seperate 'classic' version would not only split the playerbase even more but give ZOS a financial incentive to ensure the main game never comes close to that version of balance ever again, so they can keep selling it as a seperate extra.

    But getting everyone to agree on one version is going to be easier said than done.
    PC EU player | She/her/hers | PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!

    "Remember in this game we call life that no one said it's fair"
  • Blood_again
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    No
    Leveling through six-seven zones then run the empty silver and gold? Dueling and shouting for high resource node? No thank you.
    1T has made the Tamriel wide.
    If I want to play with 0 CP, I reset CP on my character and run that way. Have that kind of build for questing.
  • Kendaric
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    Yes
    It would depend on which version of ESO, but most likely yes.

    However, I wouldn't want to have veteran levels back as their were too tedious to be even remotely considered fun and I'd prefer One Tamriel since it gives me a choice in which alliance to quest.
      PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!. Outfit slots not being accountwide is ridiculous given their price. PC EU/PC NA roleplayer and solo PvE quester
    • ank777
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      No
      You have no idea what are you suggesting, what classic, what does it mean in context of ESO? There can't be such thing in ESO, it's not vertical progression game with major expansions when you can revert content updates like WoW did, clueless, if you try this in ESO it will be a complete mess that everyone is going to hate.
      Especially with incompetent dev team that cant even fix damn servers for years...
    • Nightowl_74
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      No, I wasn't that impressed with ESO the first time around when it was new and only came back to it with Summerset, so a classic version wouldn't interest me.
    • Ye_Olde_Crowe
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      No
      I was there. I prefer what I have now.
      PC EU.

      =primarily PvH (Player vs. House)=
    • Elsonso
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      No
      darvaria wrote: »
      Start over with 0 cp? No skills? WOW and Runescape have both milked the "classic" versions. Especially WOW. Now they are the 3rd version of classic. How about it for ESO?

      I would not play ESO Classic. A rollback of the game to the point before everything wrong was fixed and necessary changes were not yet made? No thank you.

      However, I would definitely start over with 0 CP and no skills in the current game.

      PC NA/EU: @Elsonso
      XBox NA: @ElsonsoJannus
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    • emilyhyoyeon
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      No
      The problems I have with ESO wouldn't be fixed by having a classic version
      Zirasia Firemaker, imperial fire mage & sunbather _ Deebaba Soul-Weaver, argonian spirit minder & soul gem collector
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    • francesinhalover
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      No
      Only thing old eso has thats better is old jabs and flurry animations

      Oh and old glowy bound armaments.
      I am @fluffypallascat pc eu if someone wants to play together
      Shadow strike is the best cp passive ever!
    • freespirit
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      No
      I must be one of the few people who loved ESO pre One Tamriel....

      However having taken up the offer from Epic Games and starting with a brand new totally "empty" account, I very quickly remembered what that was like, so nope wouldn't choose to do that to myself again!
      Edited by freespirit on December 19, 2023 12:42PM
      When people say to me........
      "You're going to regret that in the morning"
      I sleep until midday cos I'm a problem solver!
    • dcam86b14_ESO
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      No
      Normally I would vote yes but I was here for BETA and am still here. It was not a good time to be in ESO
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