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yRaz

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Great! I don't care about the nuance, which you obviously didn't get the first time, so I'll say it again: I don't care about the nuance.

Not my type of combat, because the WoW style is boring to me. Already tried it (because I'm a fan of the series), and don't care to go back.
it isn't a perfect game and if you don't like it I'm not saying you have to play it. After all, we play games to have fun. But WoW is passive and cool down based where as ESO has real time active combat mechanics. It's not a nuanced difference. Timing and skill matter which is why it has a competitive multiplayer scene and WoW does not. You can beat bosses naked with a level 1 dagger if you're good. There is actually a PvP game mode that removes your stat and armor bonuses so you can play on a purely skill based level.

I do remember what you're talking about with wow based combat, but they removed that with the "One Tamriel" update and they plan on upgrading the netcode in update 34 to make it more competitive.

I know this is going to sound rude and I apologize in advanced, but you are simply wrong about the combat system
 

m4a4

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it isn't a perfect game and if you don't like it I'm not saying you have to play it. After all, we play games to have fun. But WoW is passive and cool down based where as ESO has real time active combat mechanics. It's not a nuanced difference. Timing and skill matter which is why it has a competitive multiplayer scene and WoW does not. You can beat bosses naked with a level 1 dagger if you're good. There is actually a PvP game mode that removes your stat and armor bonuses so you can play on a purely skill based level.

I do remember what you're talking about with wow based combat, but they removed that with the "One Tamriel" update and they plan on upgrading the netcode in update 34 to make it more competitive.

I know this is going to sound rude and I apologize in advanced, but you are simply wrong about the combat system
Tried to find recent gameplay (as it sounds like a recent update). Still not seeing how it's all that much different.
Still the dozens of buffs (or whatever those timed boxes were), 0 weight to swings, attacking a general area 3rd person type of combat. With the filled action bar to spam perfectly.

Still not my type of combat, even if it's an evolved WoW style (the best reference I have). I've tried playing many games with similar styles, I could never get into them for long. But they all remind me of that one old, popular MMO to use it's style.
 
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amghwk

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Skyrim single-handedly converted me to a gamepad warrior. Before that I was a keyboard+mouse purist and used to think why on earth people play with gamepad when the "superior" KB+M combo exists.
The comfort that comes with playing with gamepad on the couch or lazy chair with legs stretched and without entending the forearms on the table non-stop, is incomparable.

And I played and still re-playing countless times, Skyrim, as an Archer/Assassin.

After that there was no looking back, I started playing all FPS games with my gamepad.

Initially, when TES:O came out, there was no gamepad support and coming from Skyrim, with countless hours playing as Archer with the gamepad, I was put off.

I will go back to it again now. I always wanted to play it. It's just been there sitting idly in my Steam library and now since the DLCs are on sale, I'll make it complete and begin a new journey.
 
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