We can't say we're huge Elder Scrolls Online players here at Pure Xbox (in fact, this writer hasn't dropped into Bethesda's huge MMO since way back at launch), however, users who are more engrained in the ESO community don't seem too pleased about the game's latest update.
Update 35, which is currently in its PTS preview build, makes a number of core changes to how ESO works. The developer appears to have basically nerfed damage values across the board in combat for various class roles. We're not entirely sure why these changes are coming into effect, but mind you, the core community doesn't seem to know why either.
This isn't an isolated fan response either. Numerous reddit threads are popping up as the hours pass while Update 35 is live on the PTS. Also, the official Elder Scrolls Online twitter page posted about the update going live yesterday, and well, you could say the responses haven't been overly positive...
Look, we know, fan outcry is hardly a new phenomenon in gaming and a lot of us are used to seeing the complaints roll in these days. However, this update seems to have caused widespread backlash to the point where we're struggling to find many positive responses at all. In fact, the creative director at ESO's team, Zenimax Online Studios, responded to the planned updates last week, questioning players' "knee-jerk reactions" to the changes.
As we said right at the top, we're admittedly not deep enough into Elder Scrolls Online to fully understand what all these changes mean, but it's clear the majority of the community disagrees with them. It'll be interesting to see if things are reverted before the update leaves the PTS preview and heads to the public servers in the near future.
Are you into ESO? Will these changes affect your experience? Let us know below!