The Elder Scrolls Online explains details of Early Access and Launch times

The Elder Scrolls Online

By on March 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm

We draw ever closer to the end of March, and with that, the release of The Elder Scrolls Online. And now thanks to Reddit (as spotted by our friends at AusGamers) we know the exact specifics of the game’s launch.

If you pre-ordered the Imperial Edition or the digital download editions, you get five days of Early Access starting on March 30th at 12:00PM UK time – which translates to 10:00PM AEDT (9:00PM in Brisbane).

If you pre-ordered a standard edition from a store for some crazy reason, you’ll get three days of Early Access kicking off on April 1st, once again at 10:00PM AEDT.

And for everyone else the world of The Elder Scrolls Online will come available on April 4th – this time at 10AM AEDT – a much more reasonable time to start playing a massive MMO.

Source: AusGamers

15 comments (Leave your own)

Is this really worth playing?
I loved Skyrim, but the reviews I’ve watched of Elder Scrolls online, were not the greatest.

 

Yeah I crave a new MMO personally, but I’m really wary of both ESO and WildStar, both have been quite hyped and I guess we’ll need to wait and see.

 

I don’t know if it was just me but I found the beta to be a buggy mess which means I will be staying well clear of this for some time…

 

I played both betas and EOS is a lot more polished and the graphics appeal to me. I am wiling to try it out and hope they expand the game in a good direction.

I had lots of hope for Wildstar:( but it feels very unpolished …….so I will wait and see.

 

Oberon:
I played both betas and EOS is a lot more polished and the graphics appeal to me.I am wiling to try it out and hope they expand the game in a good direction.

I had lots of hope for Wildstar:( but it feels very unpolished …….so I will wait and see.

felt the same way about wildstar it looked amazing and felt average at best wanted to love it but it didnt do anything to really stoke my love :(.

I have ESO IE pre orderd so i will be playing sunday bit bummed its not sat but meh least i have Monday and Tuesday off

 

are they still doing the kick in the nuts approach? (ton of money for the actual game, then a sub fee) ?

 

just as i start to enjoy f2p neverwinter :/

 

spike4379:
are they still doing the kick in the nuts approach? (ton of money for the actual game, then a sub fee) ?

Yep, Keeps the tight penny pinchers away.

I relate this to buying a car… large upfront fee with constant payments… don’t like it? Then walk or pay for the freemium bus.

 

Definitely am not going to pick this up on launch.

I was playing in the beta’s. I played in 4 of them and every time there was a massive amount of bugs in the game and it wasn’t really being improved with each passing beta.

My expectation is launch is going to be a huge mess.

Not to mention then when you play and theres a crapload of other players there are never any mobs alive in the dungeons. You basically are playing a game where you walk place to place just talking to NPCs without killing stuff.

And the quests that do require you to kill stuff you had to end up spawn camping a single spawn if there were too many people around. Since low level mobs die in about 2hits if someone was killing one you don’t usually get to it in time to tag it.

 

Has anyone heard how you get your early access if you have pre-ordered it at a store? I just rang EB and they didn’t know, being that early access is right around the corner it doesn’t bode well.

 

sathias,

EB should have given you a little sheet with a code when you pre-ordered!

 

tamiel:
sathias,

EB should have given you a little sheet with a code when you pre-ordered!

Oh really? I only got my invoice :-/

edit: sorted, worked out that I pre-ordered before they got the codes. Picking them up this week :)

 

I tried to play the beta with 4 friends, and usually paying anything with friends makes it better, but we all found it so boring and just…brutally average that we had to stop after a few hours. If you’re thinking about it, just hold off and wait for some more opinions.

 

vencha88,

agree with you 100%

 

I enjoyed the beta. It was a bit clunky and there are certainly points that need improvement but for a beta MMO it was pretty solid and I am really looking forward to seeing how it evolves, particularly over the first 12 months.

I also have no problem with subs, to me they are as close a guarantee as a company can make to producing quality. Sometimes this fails (SWTOR) but that is largely due to the company biting off more than they could chew, not their sub model.

Zenimax to date have been very forthcoming in their practices and have responded quickly to community concerns with the functionality of the game. If they can keep this up I look forward to seeing how a year old ESO plays. In the mean time there is plenty to keep me busy :)

 
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