The Same Old Grind

As we finish up the next show The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) has been out over a month now.  My reaction is, perhaps, like a parent who complains to a child – I wouldn’t complain if I didn’t care (at least about the IP).  I am an Elder Scrolls Fan so I care about this IP, as does the modding community or we wouldn’t work on it.  And perhaps that is the problem.  In the past when Bethesda has fallen short with this IP the modding community has always been there to pick up the  proverbial pieces – but this time we can’t do that.   To be sure Bethesda and Zenimax have listened to much of what has been said about the game.

However…

However I used to think I was alone in constantly running out of content. I found myself at level 41 doing level 48 quests just for something to do.  Now, at level 41, I find myself in a game where there are no other quests to be had…except of course, I can grind.  Yes there is always the same old grind.  The last time I experienced a content gap like this was in Aion Online and it all but killed that game as well.  Now I find myself faced with it again.   I used to think I was alone in this situation but as I look around the internet I find that I am not.  The unusual aspect of this, is I find some players, when I confront them with this tale of  woe, take it as a personal affront; as if I am somehow personally responsible for a lake of content.  In that, once again I am not alone.

Its a fun game, its a beautiful game, there just isn’t enough of it…so far.

See you online,

The No Prisoners, No Mercy Team

2 Responses to The Same Old Grind
  1. GV
    May 6, 2014 | 10:20 am

    Play EQ2, there’s so many quests and content, you’ll never need to grind.

  2. Sr. Julie
    May 7, 2014 | 4:10 pm

    In fact I did play EQ2 for quite some time. I crafted my wee gnomish heart out and had the biggest house in town full of pets and furniture. In that game I never made it past the 50s. The reason wasn’t a lack of quests – as you pointed out there was plenty to do. However what did happen is one by one the veteran players started to drift away from the game leaving an empty guild.

    And when EQ2 went free 2 play the put up what we call “the great wall of SOE” between subscription and free2play and new blood was not added into the subscription game.

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