This is a plea in Elder Scrolls Online on behalf of every console gamer

This is a plea on behalf of every console gamer in ESO. We need help, and need it now. DLC after DLC we get bug after bug, with little or no fixes or temporary work arounds that occasionally work. Sadly, it looks like we’re going to get more next week based on our sneak peak from pc. It’s like a damage over time effect that just keeps stacking and stacking.

Orsinium DLC:
Guild Roster UI resets to top every time someone logins of logs out. Utterly impossible to use and manage a guild. This is where the roster went from pages to a scrolling list. No response what so ever from Zenimax.

Wrothgar crashes. Expect to be dashboarded when trying to get to this area and a few more times wherever your going within.

TG DLC: no fixes to the above and my memory slips me as to which bug came where.

Dark brotherhood: The straw that broke the camels back for a lot of console gamers. Load screen central. Invisible enemy’s, broken COH, and my personal favorite the crash loop. With responses from Zenimax like “don’t go to that area” “if your stuck in wrothgar, we can move you.. Only once” “try deleting all your quests”. The crash loop was somewhat fixed but the load prioritization is still broken.

Incremental patch: nothing above fixed, the birth of the audio bug. All chats including XBL party are broken. Every load screen to every leisurely stroll down the streets of wayrest, comms drop. To fix it you have to begin the tiresome process of unplugging your headset and then plugging it back in over and over, usually during the heat of battle. The latest zenimax response “link to Xbox sound troubleshoot page”. What’s the purpose of an mmo if you can’t communicate?

These are ongoing issues that imo are game breaking for consoles. It does not even include the countless skill, pvp, art, or mechanic bugs that each dlc brought, things we can over look.

Being outside the master race when it comes to gaming, we are not used to this. We demand quality performance because it’s all we’ve ever known from games.

I urge zenimax to take a hard look at the state of the game on consoles for the fear that it’s player base will disappear entirely from repeatably being passed off and ignored… which will ultimately lead the to end of this game.

When I enter Elder Scrolls Online everything loads so much faster

After about 3-4 hours of downloading the patch yesterday afternoon I finally got a chance to spend some time in Tamriel again.

The first thing I noticed as I logged in was that things ‘felt’ a tad bit smoother in terms of animations and running around. It could just be my imagination, but that was something that stuck out as I was playing. I can still feel that run speed has not changed however as my Magicka Templar still moves like a snail.

Everything loads so much faster when I enter capital cities and the like. I don’t have to wait for minutes on end to see everyone and begin using crafting tables in Deshaan it’s a great feeling.

I LOVE costume dying, it definitely provides a lot of entertainment in terms of customizing your hero/heroine

 

It was so great to change my Templar from a Nord to a High Elf. The cost did not raise any issues with me although I had a number of crowns waiting to be used.
I love that we now have this opportunity along with the name change, although that was not something I needed to do.

When I enter Elder Scrolls Online everything loads so much faster

I only tried Cradle of Shadows and I attempted Normal solo just to take in the atmosphere and got stopped at the assassin dude as I’m not sure it’s possible to get past his stun by yourself. Later on that night I did it with a group and although we blasted through it, I enjoyed it. Will try Vet and the other dungeon at a later date

Speaking of groups, the group finder ‘functions’ a bit more consistently now from what I can see. I feel like the time it takes to form said group is still a bit on the long side as during Thieves Guild healer queues were near instantaneous. Maybe it is an issue with more people needing to use it as I’m sure a ton of people stopped during the DB era, I know I did.

Last but not least, I absolutely love the addition of text chat. I went to wrothgar and did a few dailies with a group all stemming from someone typing in /zone that they needed help on the ogre boss. I joined his group asked him to share and we were off. I definitely think things like this could benefit from some kind of in-game pop up help tutorial as I’m sure the majority of players will have no idea it exists if not informed by a more knowledgeable friend. I had a returning friend play with me for half an hour and he didn’t know there was combat text now.

All in all I really enjoyed the first day post patch. Thank you ZOS.