When comparing Elder Scrolls Online vs PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the Slant community recommends Elder Scrolls Online for most people. In the question“What are the best multiplayer games on Steam?” Elder Scrolls Online is ranked 14th while PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is ranked 47th. The most important reason people chose Elder Scrolls Online is:
ESO's character system is based on skill lines; each class provides three. There are *dozens* of other skill lines, including all weapons and armor, which are open to all characters. Resource stats (Health, Stamina, Magicka) aren't tied to class either. This means any character can use any gear and be built to fill any role.
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Pro Unrestrictive class system
ESO's character system is based on skill lines; each class provides three. There are dozens of other skill lines, including all weapons and armor, which are open to all characters. Resource stats (Health, Stamina, Magicka) aren't tied to class either. This means any character can use any gear and be built to fill any role.
Pro Immersive first person play
While the game can be played in third person (which may work better in PvP), there is an option to play in first person view which keeps in tradition of the view found in other Elder Scroll titles. This gives this MMO the feeling of playing Skyrim or Oblivion, which should appeal to those who are fans or familiar. It is also a unique way to play an MMO, which could appeal to those tired of traditional third person view MMOs.
Pro High build variety keeps PvP interesting
Though "flavors of the month" will arise in any competitive game, ESO's versatile characters and MOBA-like limitation on simultaneous skill availability greatly reward creative builds and counter-building.
Pro Built on twenty years of game lore
Elder Scrolls games have always placed the world's unabashedly bizarre mythology in the forefront, and ESO is no exception. Between quest storylines, hundreds of in-game books, passing NPC dialog, and the landscape itself, ESO presents a world that feels bigger than the player and can be incredibly immersive.
Pro Limited skill bar encourages build variety
There are only six skill slots (five regular and one "ultimate") available at any one time. A character can swap between two equipped weapon sets, making at most 12 total skills available in combat. With well over 100 skills to choose from, finding two characters with exactly the same build is the exception, not the rule.
Pro Good single player TES game
With an MMO-ish progression. Also, has great voice acting.
Pro Excellent controller support
Not only is controller support provided, but a combination of elements of the games design (minimal UI, enforced focus on favorite/preferred actions, and a clear vision to design console support in early on) means play with a controller is a great, comfortable experience.
Pro High immersion as minimalist HUD brings focus to action and the world
Minimalist HUD-approach brings focus to action and the world for immersion rather than focus on hotkeys, cooldowns, and other immersion-breaking intrusions
Pro Awesome combination of looting, survival and combat
You start the game getting dropped from a plane where you parachute into a random point of the map. You got to loot to get as good gear/weapons as you can before the game forces everyone to converge to a location for an intense firefight.
Pro Great co-op
You can play in a squad of 2-4 and the teamwork makes the game infinitely more fun.
Pro Lots of different strategies you can take
The massive map, the great array of weapons, and the amount of different choices each player can make give you a great deal of strategies to follow to win the game. Even dropping from the plane to start the match is a choice that can greatly affect your possibilities of winning. Do you drop early to gain an edge over opponents? Do you drop close to the centre of the island in order to prepare for the final stages of the battle?
Even after dropping from the plane you can choose different strategies. You can play aggressive and try to hunt and kill other players, or you can bid your time, hide inside a building and wait for other players to kill each-other. The possibilities are endless.
Pro Always keeps you on the edge
Managing to survive usually means that there's a relatively great time investment going, this increases the stakes of the game and keeps you on the edge at all times.
Pro Every match feels as fresh as the first one
Even though all matches start the same (with you dropping from a plane), chances are, you will rarely have the same experience twice.
Up to 100 people can join the server which is practically a 8x8km island. The choices you (and every other player) make from the moment you touch ground onward, will alter the course of the match in unexpected ways. Items are also randomly-generated, which means you never know what you'll find.
Con Still in early access
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still in early access and there might be issues and bugs that have not been fixed yet.