Cymek Jun 21 @ 4:17pm
Why would I play this instead of an MMO
Not trolling, serious question.

I am considering picking it up on sale, but just got to thinking that a huge open world single player game would feel - lonely.
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heavy metal jebus Jun 21 @ 4:18pm 
its alot less lonely then wow was after cat
Van Marcoh Jun 21 @ 4:20pm 
Take Lydia with you. She is sworn to carry your burdens of loneliness.
TheUltimateFanBoy Jun 21 @ 4:22pm 
Originally posted by Cymek:
Not trolling, serious question.

I am considering picking it up on sale, but just got to thinking that a huge open world single player game would feel - lonely.
._. Good question.
At least they're no hackers in singleplayer.
The Rock God Jun 21 @ 4:23pm 
1) No other players
2) Same as 1
3) No gold spammers
4) Same as 1
Licorice Donahue Jun 21 @ 4:26pm 
because this game is better? How long did it take to make skyrim vs ESO? Watch Angry Joe's review of it to get your answer, but ultimately this game has more work, dedication and effort put into it.
Cymek Jun 21 @ 4:27pm 
Originally posted by Licorice Donahue:
How long did it take to make skyrim vs ESO? Watch Angry Joe's review of it to get your answer, but ultimately this game has more work, dedication and effort put into it.

Not necessarily just comparing it to ESO, but all MMOs.
Licorice Donahue Jun 21 @ 4:28pm 
Originally posted by Cymek:
Originally posted by Licorice Donahue:
How long did it take to make skyrim vs ESO? Watch Angry Joe's review of it to get your answer, but ultimately this game has more work, dedication and effort put into it.

Not necessarily just comparing it to ESO, but all MMOs.

Fair enough. Still it's superior to Most MMO's out there: this coming from someone who does play MMO's on a semi-regular basis.
Mumbles Jun 21 @ 4:28pm 
Wow - that's a serious question? Coulda fooled me!
Maiyu Jun 21 @ 4:38pm 
You know, that's a big reason that I had to consider before buying this game.

Generally as a player, I'd want to share my experiences of accomplishment and enjoy the sense of adventure as a group - It's what keeps me engaged and active in the game. Afterall, if nobody else understands that same joy, it's hard to dedicate my precious time into it.

I think what you have to do is change your approach into playing single player MMOs. You should try to enjoy the game solely for the sake of enjoying it. Immerse yourself into Skyrim's limitless world, and discover new things that will surprise you through the details of the game.

Of course, this is something I'll have to do as well. My skyrim just finished downloading, so I'll have to see whether I can maintain this forementioned attitude as well.

If anything, maybe try starting the game with other players starting it, and have a skype call going? It may seem like you're playing a single player game, but at least you'll have a community to relate your adventures with.
Aradied Hesker Jun 21 @ 4:41pm 
Because you can get shot in the knee
Squid Jun 21 @ 9:27pm 
In an MMO: You do a quest, you gain some loot, some xp, and the quest resets for everyone else to do. You might pass by 10 minutes later and see the vilain has respawned, as if you were never really there.

In Skyrim: You do a quest. You gain some loot, some xp, and the quest is DONE. The bad guy does not respawn for some next chump in the queue. The world is shaped by what you do, rather than being artifically locked in stasis for a million other random people.

In Skyrim you are the main character, and the story is about you and what you make of it. Rather than just another player of thousands out in the killing fields grinding away.
MageThis Jun 21 @ 10:01pm 
I like single-player because I only have to put up with one a-hole.
Shelt Jun 21 @ 10:20pm 
If you can mod, get interesting NPCs. It adds tons of stuff to the game, including a couple of super followers who have tons of dialogue and their own quests and stuff.
DaneSoul Jun 21 @ 10:27pm 
MMO is based on social competition - you need to spend hundreds of hours (in repetitive boring tasks) there or real money to not feel you looser in compare with others.
Single player RPG - its full world for yourself only! So developers try to make every hour of your play - fun!
As for me, I am much more into single player RPG. I don't want to share my world with anybody ;-p
And Skyrim is realy great RPG world: nature, quests, persons - every part of the world. And MODs (SkyUI is 'must have'!) can fix some interface issues I dislike in vanila interface.
Garbouw Deark Jun 21 @ 10:28pm 
The best thing about Skyrim, compared to MMOs, is that there are so many ways you can complete an objective. I'm not saying this just because there are a few other options or classes you could use, I'm saying this because mods. Yes mods. There are a lot. Like, a ridiculous amount. Unlike MMOs, if there is an aspect of the game you don't like, customize it. Feel it's too easy? Try SkyRe. Want some more spells? Try the Apocalypse set.

There's just so many ways to play, that you won't really need social interaction. You know, in game. It still wouldn't be a bad idea to get out once in a while.
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