I’ve been into TESO since the beginning. Pre-ordered the imperial edition, and in the first month, I really regretted it. At the end of that first month things were looking very grim for the future of the game, what with all the spam, bots, ridiculous exploits, and overall extreme negativity towards the game from everyone. But at the end of that first month, I still had hope for it, so I bought a 6 month membership, and said if i didn’t like it at the end of that, i’d give up on it.
A few months pass and they slowly repaired nearly everything that people had gripes about. All the chat spam, gone. All the bots, gone. The absurd exploits, gone. The broken quests, gone. The only thing that remains is the bias people have towards the game after that terrible launch.
TESO at this point is easily one of my favorite games, I renewed my 6 month membership just a bit ago for another 6 months and have no regrets in doing so. All the new content they’ve added (the Dragonstar Arena being my favorite) has added so much more to this game. With Update 6 coming, bringing things like the Provisioning Revamp and the much hyped Champion AND Justice Systems, and considering things they plan to add past that (the Spellcrafting System being what I look forward to the most), I have no doubts that this game has the potential to become one of the best.
I know TESO has been dead to Strats for a long time now, but to anybody who is thinking about this game again, I highly recommend giving it another shot.