The Elder Scrolls Online game that was launched earlier this month has been plagued by various issues like black market botting and spam, de-synced quests, and the disappearing bank slot bug. This has affected the early gameplay experience of a number of players, and applying the fixes for these issues required the developers to take the game offline, which in turn, costs players time inside ?the game.
To address these issues, director Matt Firor, said that players of the game would be getting five days of free game time to make up for the loss in playing time. Players that have registered prior to 8pm ET and have active accounts are eligible for the five free days. Aside from that, these players should also still be within the game?s initial 30 day free trial period, to avail of the free days. This may not be enough, but developer ZeniMax hopes that this incentive will atone for the recent issues. Firor added in by saying: ?This is a small gesture to show our thanks for being part of the?ESO?community, while we work to make this extraordinary game and service even better?.
Firor mentioned that: ?We recognize that some of the launch issues affected the early gameplay experience of a number of players,? also adding that: ?Fixing these problems required us to take the megaservers offline, costing players time in the game. In recognition of this experience, and to show our gratitude to everyone who supported the launch, we are giving an additional five days of included game time.?
Firor also stated that developers are continuing to listen to player feedback and will implement changes in the future based on these suggestions. Of course, the changes have to make sense and should improve the game?s performance as well as the player?s experience. Some future features include updates on armor dyeing and tinting, horse racing, spell crafting, and a justice system tied to stealing from and killing NPCs. There are also improvements to facial animations, field of view, crafting, guild functionality, and the ability to pick up items within the world.
These changes should excite fans of the game, and it is always a good thing when developers listen to the game community.
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