Elder Scrolls Online: Most Popular Playstyles
If I was looking at these poll results as a ZOS employee I’d draw two conclusions. Firstly, being the popular choice, archery is going to need to kick ass in this game. Luckily we know ZOS has already taken steps in the right direction to accomplish this by implementing a ‘soft lock’ system in the game that will have you aiming at targets before letting loose your barbed arrows. This will make ranged combat much more engaging as compared to most modern MMOs today; however, I think a lot of old-school TES fans are hoping they take it a step further. Whether your shooting up military compounds in Planetside 2, or notching an arrow in Skyrim, many players will tell you that shooting projectiles is best experienced in “true” first-person. Who here pictures themselves drawing their bow to hear the sound of yew creak as they line up their shot on an unsuspecting enemy?
Speaking of unsuspecting enemies, as a ZOS employee I’d also be taking note of the second most popular playstyle which yields itself to the stealthy assassin. Popular playstyle or not, stealth is going to be available to every player in the Elder Scrolls Online, so we’d imagine ZOS is taking special care to get it right. We don’t know much about stealth outside the fact that it will consume Stamina to sustain, which is something new for a TES game.
Thus, we arrive at the Battlemage. Being my personal preference, the heavily armored mage as always been my favorite RPG class to date. With the power of the arcane and a thick skin of steel to boot, what is not to love about this playstyle? The Elder Scrolls Online is tossing aside old MMO convention that restricts us to specific armor types. I reckon this will be especially important to the Battlemage who will want to mix and match armor befitting his hybrid playstyle.
Not matter which playstyle you are looking to incorporate in your TES Online experience, promise me one thing, that you’ll be creative about it!
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