This latest piece of news about the main story mode in Elder Scrolls Online has garnered mixed reactions from fans. The Elder Scrolls Online game director Matt Firor has said the game will feature ‘100 percent solo’ sections that cover the main story, in order to make sure you are always the hero and the focus is always on you. Firor summed it up nicely when he said:
“The last thing you want to do is have the final confrontation with Mehrunes Dagon as he’s stomping across the imperial city and you see like 15 guys behind you waiting to kill him because they’re on the same quest.
He went on to say:
“We have a whole part of the game that’s 100 percent solo which is the main story where the world focuses on you, you’re the hero. Everything you do is solo and the world reacts to you that way.”
This one seems to have fans split on whether they like the idea or not. A lot of criticism has been that in most traditional MMO’s the bosses are larger than life and it takes several people to bring them down. Some folks feel like that creates a bit of comradery and teamwork that this game won’t have since you have to stand and fight all alone. While I can see there point, personally I don’t want any help taking down the biggest and most bad of bosses, that’s an accomplishment that I want to be mine and mine alone.
That’s just how I roll though, what do you think? Is Elders Scrolls Online taking a risk by not allowing you to quest together in the main story mode or would anything else not be true to the Elder Scrolls franchise? Hit up the comments and let us know.
Elder Scrolls Online is due out on PC and Mac in 2013.
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