Having played ESO quite a bit more since my impressions post awhile back, I have had time to really delve into the game a bit more and come up with more that I like and a couple things that I am having reservations about. The reservations are not enough to make me cancel my pre-order but they are things that worry me. One of them is much more worrisome than the other because of the lack of information concerning it. The other one is a done deal and is something I will have to live with in the long run.
The PvE Endgame
ESO has a robust PvP endgame. The AvA is well-done thus far. Its fun, runs well and they avoided a lot of pitfalls that Guild Wars 2 ran into with their WvW. The PvE endgame, however, is much more ambiguous and ill-defined. There is very little information out there about what it will consist of and how it will work.
Its no secret that I prefer PvP but I was once a pretty hard-core raider. I did the entire 40-man raid gamut in WoW. Molten Core, Black Wing Lair, AQ40, Naxxramas. I did them all in Vanilla WoW. I don’t do that anymore and have no plans to do it in the future but an engaging PvE endgame is still important to me. The problem is, we have no idea what that will consist of in ESO. No idea at all.