14 Dec

ESOTU General Telvar Merchant

The Telvar Merchants allows PVP’ers and PVE’ers who have obtained Telvar Stones in the Imperial City a means to purchase various items.

Summary

Merchant Stall

General Telvar Merchant offers a means to obtain crafting material without harvesting nodes.

The General Merchant stocks Consumables, Materials, and Miscellaneous Items.  These include Xivkyn Polymorphs, Sigil of Imperial Retreat, Waxed Apothecary’s Parcels, crafting materials (cloth, metal, wood, runes, alliance style stones, and soul gems)

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10 Dec

ESOTU Reddit: Writs Statistics and Golden Temper Droprate [1T v2.6.9]

Say What?

Overheard in Tamriel

If you like to know odds before gambling, there is a good post on reddit from a crafter who tracked the results of his/her writs since OneTameriel.

The conclusion: You have a 30% for a gold improvement item from Blacksmithing, Clothing, Enchanting, and Woodworking.

The post includes an introduction and the statistics collected.

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09 Dec

ESOTU Writs, Writs, and More Writs

UpdateWith all of the exciting of recent in-game events behind us, last month, I took the opportunity to track the results of 360 consumable writs of various levels in preparation of updating my various writ articles.

Interestingly, I noticed that provisioning writs were not the only ones to have repeating writs in a set recurring order. For example, enchanting and provisioning writs repeat every three days, while alchemy repeats every four days.  These patterns have been incorporated into the Alchemist and Enchanting articles. Also, since I was editing the articles, I improved the in-page navigation in these articles to make it easier to find the information you are looking for and to make the pages more accessible on mobile devices and tablets.

11 Oct

ESOTU Review: How To Farm: Draugr Motif!

Panda has posted a good and short video on how to maximize your daily chances of farming a draughr motif and it’s style item, pristine shroud. Duration: < 5 minutes.

Note: You can get the quests in any city with a Mages’ Guild, Fighters’ Guild, or Undaunted Enclave.

05 Oct

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.6.4 – Crafting Summary

New content coming to ESOTU!The following is a summary of the crafting related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.  A few crafting changes. The most significant change is that the Chef and Brewer vendors will sell CP150 green-quality recipes used in Provisioning crafting writs so it is based on the passive rank in Recipe Improvement.

OVERVIEW
Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v2.6.4, featuring One Tamriel! This update opens up the world of Tamriel for you to explore any time, and play with your friends no matter what level you are. Due to the significant changes One Tamriel brings to ESO, we’ve adjusted much of the current content and systems.

In this update, you’ll find that we’ve made Craglorn more solo-friendly, added Normal and Veteran modes for all 4-player dungeons, re-designed the Undaunted Pledge system, and made some fairly sizeable itemization changes and updates – you’ll definitely want to check out all the details below.

In addition to One Tamriel, we’ve also added dueling, Weapon Ultimates, and added new daily quests. We’ve also added 16 new Monster Masks, and raised the Champion Point cap by 30 points. As with previous updates, we’ve also implemented many fixes and improvements to previous DLC game packs and the base game patch. The size for this update is approximately 2.3GB. Enjoy, and see you in Tamriel!

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26 Sep

ESOTU [PTS] [PC] Patch Notes 2.6.3 – Crafting Summary

New content coming to ESOTU!The following is a summary of the crafting related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.  A few crafting changes. The most significant change is that the Chef and Brewer vendors will sell CP150 green-quality recipes used in Provisioning crafting writs so it is based on the passive rank in Recipe Improvement.

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.6.3 is the last incremental patch on the PTS. We’ve continued to fix issues involving itemization and gameplay, and have improved the overall stability of the client. While we’ve fixed some minor bugs with Crown Crates, most of the planned improvements mentioned in this post have not yet been implemented; you can expect to see these changes when Crown Crates are released later this year.

Thanks to everyone for your continued feedback and bug reports. We appreciate everything that you’ve taken the time to write and submit. The size of this final patch is approximately 174MB, and we look forward to seeing you in One Tamriel next week!

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23 Sep

ESOTU Pre-OneTamriel: Hoard Survey Maps?

Merchant travels by horseback.

That windmill looks like a giant in disguise. Sancho, my lance and shield to the PTS.

Hmm…

Survey Reports now drop half as often from Crafting Writs, but rich nodes at survey sites now provide twice as many materials.

Should we start to hoard our survey maps until OneTamriel? I wonder if anyone has looked at this?

20 Sep

ESOTU [PTS] [PC] Patch Notes 2.6.2 – Crafting Summary

New content coming to ESOTU!The following is a summary of the crafting related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.  No crafting related updates.

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.6.2 is an incremental patch on the PTS that includes several new features and addresses several issues. We’ve enabled Crown Crates for testing, in addition to turning on the New Life Festival for a short time. We’ve also made many itemization-related fixes and addressed numerous issues in dungeons and Craglorn. Improvements are ongoing with several Weapon Ultimates, and we also fixed a longstanding issue where your character’s movement speed had decreased in a previous update.

Summary

  • Crown Crates are now available to test on the PTS
  • New Life Festival
  • The minimum bid and the buyout price for a Guild Trader with no bids have been increased to 10,000 gold from 100 gold.
  • Doubled the drop rate of Draugr Style chapters from Fighters Guild Merits, Mages Guild Merits, and Undaunted Merits containers for players at the highest possible rank for that guild
  • Survey Reports now drop half as often from Crafting Writs, but rich nodes at survey sites now provide twice as many materials as they did previously.
  • Survey Reports are no longer unique items, and now stack to 200.

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