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8/27/2013 7:00:21 PM
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As it turns out, you may NOT need Gold to play ESO.

Good on you Bethesda. You keep on pushing.
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  • I personally think the only reason the game will be played is the elder scrolls title
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  • I don't see it happening. If Microsoft allowed players to play ESO without paying for Gold then other subscription based applications such as Netflix and even F2P games such as World of Tanks will follow. As far as I know Microsoft hasn't allowed any F2P game, subscription service, or console MMO to be used without a Gold subscription. I don't see it happening now.
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  • No buy 4 me
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  • WTF@!!! The end is near...I knew this would come soon. So yeah Bethesda wants to look good by "eliminating" one of the fees?!?! LOL What a crock! They won't get rid of their fee, but want Microsoft to waive theirs...and what? We as players, in order to take advantage of this glorious move of humanity by Bethesda cancel our Gold subscriptions in order to not lose money paying the Elder Scrolls monthly fee? This just fires me up! Let's just milk players for every stupid dime they have, but make sure we release news that makes it seem like we are doing things in their interests! Whose, besides Bethesda's, interests does charging a separate monthly subscription support? NO ONE, not even Microsoft's! Just...bleh!!! If this is how games are going I will be reconsidering my Xbox loyalty as well as intentionally avoiding these games.
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    • So what? Are you gonna buy an Xbox One and not pay $5 a month for Gold and instead pay $15 a month for [i]one[/i] game?
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      • Edited by Winter Soldier: 8/28/2013 1:10:59 AM
        Yeah, because the problem was paying Xbox Live Gold. Not your -blam!-ing $15 a month for one game.
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      • Hmm. Seems strange how free to play games require gold, but eso will not? If so, I wonder how Sony will approach this since this time Sony and Bethesda have that partner ship.
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        • I'm paying for Gold regardless! I'm not skipping out on online content for my other games for this. One of three games I was extremely excited for and they bone me with a $15 monthly cost. I guess elder scrolls really can't be multiplayer.
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          • Or, we can get rid of ESO's subscription fee instead, because I doubt MS will agree to this. And even if they do, nobody's going to just have ESO as their only game, making the whole system irrelevant. Basically, P2P ESO is a terribad idea and it's going to tank miserably.
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            • On this note...World of Tanks was supposed to release "free to play" for Gold members in august...it's um...AUGUST, in fact the last week of it, and people are still whining about beta keys! Anyway, no way am I paying double subscriptions for an Xbox game so if ESO is doing this then I'm not getting it, sad cuz I was looking forward to it, but oh well. If we as gamers just accept the increased side costs of games then they will just keep pushing it. My line is drawn at double subscriptions, even if we "don't have to" pay both (yet we need both to fully use the console, cough cough). ah the good ol days when you would get a console, get a game, tell your buddy to bring a controller from home, and that was your multiplayer gaming...
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              • Oh boy. I go from paying $60 a year to play every game, but this online. To just paying $180 a year just to play this one game online. Really. What's the purpose of allowing people without Gold to play this game online? If they're not paying $60 a year to play every game, but this online. Then why would they pay $180 a year just to play this one game online? Honestly this is just one big f­ucking derp.
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                • Except developers don't have a say in the matter. All games will require Gold and PS+ unless they are F2P on PS+
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                  • That because they're already charging you to play it. Their just better at hiding the greed.
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                    • Doesn't matter because the Xbox One will be very nearly useless without Gold. So I'm gonna get Gold either way therefore this new is useless to me. Paying for Xbox Live Gold just to be allowed to pay for Netflix and pay for ESO on all separate subscriptions seemed a bit ridiculous to me as that's basically three different monthly subscriptions plus whatever else is offered as a third party service monthly fees behind the Golden Pay Wall. I don't care because I already will be getting Gold for one year at the cost of one mid-priced launch day AAA video game. So monthly subscriptions to ESO would still be in conjunction with Gold so therefore I would still be paying those two fees regardless of whether or not you can play ESO without it so having ESO in front of the Pay Wall is stupid anyway. I still don't want to be paying £10 every single month for one game when I can pay £40 every single [I]year[/I] for all of the games, and can buy redeeming points instead of having to own a credit card that I do not have. Stupidity.
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                    • But you have to pay a $15/month sub? Way to go Bethesda.
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                    • that kirhina clown should be showing up soon to talk about how bad this actually is.
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                      • I doubt it, if anything that'll happen on PS.
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                      • I have a feeling that this game is going to fail pretty hard.
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                      • Still doesn't hide the fact that its gonna be 15 a month, even so most people have gold thy would play it so doesn't really matter, they really pissed me off when they announced a fee to play
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                      • Because Microsoft will definitely let that happen.
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                      • Lol doesn't matter it's still like 180 bucks a year not getting it
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                        • That subscription just turns me off in general. I don't understand why developers have the need to emulate the charging model of the most successful MMO on the market. For God's sake, you are a vanilla launch game. Your subscription is never going to be worth the price (in my opinion) of a decade spanning, content full competitor until you can match it. Other people likely disagree, but I refuse to play another MMO that has such a high subscription at launch.
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                          • This wouldn't change the fact that I'd need Gold to play all my other games on Live. So really, I still need to pay for Gold, and I still need to pay $15/month for ESO. Still not getting it.
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                          • I'd out the chances of this happening at 0.0%. Also, their looking for micro transactions too? Wow. If they go for some paid DLC content too it's the trifecta. It seems to me you have to pick one. And good luck picking the monthly fee because we already pay one. I cannot conceive of a way Microsoft waives the Gold requirement.
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                            • They're pushing for it. But Microsoft can just tell them to go f­uck themselves with a 10 foot pole. It might make it for Sony since they said it was up to the devs. Who knows? Weirder stuff has happened.
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                              • $15 is a ridiculous price plus the $60 for the game! Ill wait for Elder Scrolls VI and Fallout 4
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