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MMO Showdown 10 - Star Wars The Old Republic vs. Elder Scrolls Online

Discussion in 'Online Game Battles' started by Aaddron, Jan 18, 2016.

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Which game is better?

  1. Star Wars The Old Republic

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    43.8%
  2. Elder Scrolls Online

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    62.5%
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  1. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    This match pits two games that stubbornly tried to stick with the Pay-to-Play model even though everyone knew it wouldn't work. They also happened to be two of the biggest IPs in gaming and spawned from two of the best single player RPG game series of all time. Star Wars The Old Republic tried to take the Kotor model and apply it to an MMO... it didn't quite work but a few years of updates, switching to free-to-play and BioWares legendary story telling... the game is doing quite well. It's surviving and even thriving in some areas.

    Elder Scrolls Online from the famed Elder Scrolls series made the exact same mistakes but tried a different solution. ESO went buy to play instead of free to play. Like SWTOR this has worked out pretty well for them. The game has slowly progressed into a game people do wanna play. The one other thing they share in common is they are also very large games... clocking in at around 50GB each.

     
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    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    Star Wars The Old Republic is solid in some ways but extremely flawed in others... namely it's ridiculous payment model. It's WAY too restrictive even still today. It's a horrible example of free to play and very annoying... I mean they even lock skillbars! So silly. Beyond that silliness you do get a pretty solid 1-50 story with BioWares awesome storytelling but beyond that you really should be paying to fully enjoy it.

    Elder Scrolls Online started life pretty hard, it's monthly fee and lack of TESness really hurt it but through beta's, post game support and lots of fan feedback the game has slowly come around. It still feels like ESO the MMO instead of an online Elder Scrolls game but that's not likely to ever change. The game also dropped its monthly fee, going buy to pay which fits better with it's offline siblings. It's far from perfect but is one of the most fair MMO models this side of Guild Wars 2.

    I have to go with ESO because of the ridiculous restrictions in SWTOR.
     
  3. Grawl

    Grawl MLG King Ogre Veteran

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    Elder Scrolls for me,actually I never played star wars the old republic but i gues Skyrim is better:)
     
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    Elder Scrolls is much more popular imo. Never played either of this games, but Elder Scrolls looks better.
     
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    Xicor97 Banned The Pit

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    Elder Scrollls is much better since i love playing Skyrim,Oblivion and RPG type games ;)
     
  6. brankomiljus20

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    I am not familiar with these two game, so i cant give my opinion here. I gave vote to star wars only because i liked it's trailer more, thats it.
     
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    I vote for star wars the old republic :p I didn't play those two games,but star wars has more "sounding name". :)
     
  8. Guts

    Guts DA BIG CLUB The Pit

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    I can't pay for games (strict dad) but if i were to buy one of these it would be Elder scrolls. Looks cooler and i really liked Skyrim
     
  9. CedvitaGO2

    CedvitaGO2 Elite Ogre The Pit

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    I didn't play these two games but Elder looks better for me.
     
  10. Septera

    Septera Ogre Extraordinaire The Pit

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    star wars the old republic has one of the worst F2P system ( would rather call it a Trial) , so Elder scroll all the way :)
     
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    __Nix__ Big Brute New Ogre

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    Star wars the old republic is better for me, beacause im big fan of star wars ^)^
     
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    Star wars the old Republic is better for me for i love Star Wars film D:
     
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    Elder Scrolls definetly is better, as i am a Skyrim and Oblivion fan :)
     
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    This will be the last match of the first round:). Thought about swapping one of these out for Black Desert, but these are surprisingly close:).
     
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    Elder Scrolls Online by far. As mentioned before, the restrictions in the game is just ridiculous. And to be honest, what you get after actually paying isn't that different from other F2P MMOS who offer the same but cheaper.

    ESO is a solid game, which in the beginning might not have been worth its price but after the permanent change to a single fee, it's definitely worth its price. It might not be what I was looking forward to before it was released, but it can still provide with a lot of entertainment in a way that's imo more superior to SWTOR
     
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    Look for this one to be released this week.
     
  17. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    Looking forward to it.
     
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