Update: If you want to check the Elder Scroll Online Beta server status, one of the best spot is on the support page.
If you’ve cleared out 30GB to install The Elder Scrolls Online stress test that’s happening this week, you’re most likely seeing this message for the better part of the day:
Requesting character load…
Of course, that’s to be expected during an MMO stress test. Hopefully when server load is lighten during the end of the day, gamers that have opted in to stress test will be able to experience a little bit of ESO during the weekend. Remember, if you have issues your best bet is to head to the Beta Forums (of course you’re also greeted with a message about long waiting times).
For the lucky few that have been able to login without issue, you’re most likely experiencing spawning problems (from the last disconnect). If you spawn back at your instance (e.g. a dungeon), you’ll most likely get stuck into a long loading screen (BTW don’t bother TP’ing out as that apparently doesn’t work).
Its very likely that the main quest areas are all filled the minute you finish the tutorial area.
In either case, if the Beta Stress test has you intrigued, there’s currently a 25% off coupon available for both the pre-orders of ESO Imperial and Standard edition:
- Use coupon 3MCRLE-CG7AF1-G7T08U
- $45 - Standard Edition Elder Scrolls Online (normally $59.99)
- $60 - Digital Imperial Edition Elder Scrolls Online (normally $79.99)
For more details on the pre-order bonuses offered for the digital edition of The Elder Scrolls Online, check out our previous post here.
If you’re tired of the loading dialog, check out PC Gamer’s preview of the game, which had their embargo lifted just yesterday. (For a quick skinning on the game, I think the commentary starting at 3:45 of the preview video really sums up the experience if you were expecting something else — don’t forget that this is still a MMO style of gameplay!).
FYI: Info above is from the Elder Scrolls community forums. We actually haven’t installed or sign-up for the ESO Beta Stress test just yet.