There's another round of beta coming up this weekend for The Elder Scrolls Online, do you have a seat on the ride? I've only played in the beta once so far, but here are my impressions: The gameplay is well balanced, take on one too many enemies and you're dead, execute your moves well and you can blitz through almost any room, with some strategy. The graphics are amazing, especially the trees and water, it's stunning. The world is immersive, just like an Elder Scrolls game, exploration is fun and rewarding. (and fishing is way more fun than other MMOs haha!) Locked chests are HARDCORE, and lockpicks are expensive :P Getting a new piece of gear feels just as fun as it did in Skyrim, it's like Christmas each time you get a more powerful weapon. The only downside was the storm of beta bugs, and the combat for my character (Redguard Warrior) is a bit dull during the low levels, and the low level dungeons (not raids, as in dungeons filled with generic mobs) suck big ones. Still not sure if I want to buy this game, the monthly fee seems far too pricey ($15 a month).
I was in the last beta test, and I got accepted for this one as well. It's a good game don't get me wrong, but it's certainly not worth $180 a year.