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Happy Birthday: Benevolentbowd.ca turns 2

Party like it’s your birthday…like it’s your birthday!

It was two years ago today, that my first blog post appeared online. While blogging started off as sharing my game notes with the world, it has been fun reviewing the webs stats to see so many people stopping by every month from many countries around the world. Thanks everyone and see you in Tamriel!

ESOTU Luxury Furniture Vendor Items – 2017/07/21

 

The Luxury Furnisher Vendor (Zenil Theran) is a special vendor that only appears on the weekend to sell rare furniture for a limited time  in Cicero’s Food & General Goods shop in the Hollow City, Coldharbour.

This weeks items are:

  • Daedric Chandelier, Spiked 8,125g
  • Daedric Chest, Sealed 8,125g
  • Daedric Throne, Skulls ??
Note: Daedric Throne, Skill had no price. I got mine for free.

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ESOTU Alliance Point Vendor Items – 2017/07/21

The Alliance Point Vendor (AKA The Golden vendor) is a special vendor located in one of base camps for each faction in Cyrodiil that only appears on the weekend  to sell monster sets that are obtained in the various group dungeons around Tamriel.

This weeks items are:

  • Afflicted Necklace
  • Alessian Necklace
  • Curse-Eating Necklace
  • Deadly Necklace
  • Eagle-Eyed Necklace
  • Leki’s Necklace
  • Marksman’s Necklace
  • Necklace of Almalexia’s Mercy
  • Necklace of Ancient Grace
  • Necklace of Beckoning Steel
  • Necklace of Cyrodiil’s Crest
  • Necklace of Cyrodiil’s Light
  • Necklace of Cyrodiil’s Ward
  • Necklace of Elf Bane
  • Necklace of Fasalla’s Guile
  • Necklace of Fury
  • Necklace of Imperial Wrath
  • Necklace of Kyne’s Kiss
  • Necklace of the Arch-Mage
  • Necklace of the Desert Rose
  • Necklace of the Hawk’s Eye
  • Necklace of the Heartland
  • Necklace of the Juggernaut
  • Necklace of Morag Tong
  • Necklace of the Potentates
  • Necklace of the Sentry
  • Necklace of the Shadow Walker
  • Necklace of the Swift
  • Necklace of the Valiant
  • Necklace of Transmutation
  • Necklace of Vengeance Leech
  • Necklace of Vicious Death
  • Ravaging Necklace

All items are 500,000 Alliance Points

Vendor was introduced in Patch 2.3.5.

Related: History of Alliance Point Items

ESOTU PTS – New Horns Off The Reach Dungeons in Pledge Rotation

I’ve been monitoring the PTS pledge rotation and noticed the sequence was off from live. Previously, this has meant that the rotation has been altered.  Today, my suspicions were confirmed and the Bloodroot Forge has was offered by the Public Test Server Downloadable Content pledge giver.

I will  continue to monitor the pledges and will update the pledge order on the dailies list and on the calendar after launch.

ESOTU Spoiler: Midyear Mayhem

This event is celebrated by Imperial priests of St. Alessia every summer in commemoration of the Whitestrake’s slaughter of Elves at the Bridge of Heldon.

Note: this information has been compiled from the PTS notes and the in-game achievements listed under Holiday events. Based on accidental leaks on XBox and the Morrowind Prima Guide, the event is expected to start on July 22nd, 2017.

For the duration of the event, Adhazabi Aba-daro the Golden will also offer gold-quality jewelry in each of the Rewards for the Worthy item sets, in exchange for AP only (not sold for gold.)

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ESOTU Alliance Point Vendor Items – 2017/07/14

The Alliance Point Vendor (AKA The Golden vendor) is a special vendor located in one of base camps for each faction in Cyrodiil that only appears on the weekend  to sell monster sets that are obtained in the various group dungeons around Tamriel.

This weeks items are:

  • Necklace of the Dreugh King Slayer – Healthy
  • Ice Furnace Necklace – Healthy
  • Slimecraw’s Helm – Infused / Impenetrable (Light, Medium, Heavy)
  • Pirate Skeleton’s Helm – Infused / Impenetrable (Light, Medium, Heavy)

Items purchased with Alliance points are impenetrable.

Vendor was introduced in Patch 2.3.5.

Related: History of Alliance Point Items

ESOTU Luxury Furniture Vendor Items – 2017/07/14

The Luxury Furnisher Vendor (Zenil Theran) is a special vendor that only appears on the weekend to sell rare furniture for a limited time  in Cicero’s Food & General Goods shop in the Hollow City, Coldharbour.

This weeks items are:

  • Daedric Platform, Sarcophagus 8,125g
  • Daedric Brazier, Ritual 10,834g
  • Daedric Sarcophagus, Sealed 27,084g

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[PTS] ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 3.1 – Crafting Summary

The following is a summary of the crafting and housing related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.

NOTE: Currently, on the Public Test Server (PTS). Information here is from the patch notes published on their forums.

OVERVIEW

Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v3.1.0 and the Horns of the Reach DLC Game Pack!

This update comes in two parts–the DLC Game Pack and the base game patch. The base game patch will be available to everyone who owns The Elder Scrolls Online and the DLC Game Pack will automatically download with it, allowing you instant access to the new content when you purchase it or activate an ESO Plus membership.

Anyone who owns ESO and has an active ESO Plus membership will also automatically have access to the Horns of the Reach DLC Game Pack. If your ESO Plus membership ends or lapses, you will no longer have access to the DLC Game Pack content and areas, but you will still have any items you earned while you had access.

In this update, you’ll be able to explore and conquer two all-new 4 player dungeons – Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold. These dungeons offer new item sets, Monster Masks, achievements and unique rewards!

We’ve also added a new Battlegrounds map – Arcane University – and a new game mode for Battlegrounds: Chaosball. Both of these are available to anyone who owns The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. You’ll also find that we’ve added several new Medals to support Chaosball.

The base game patch features a number of new features including updates to the Master Writ Merchant, new housing furnishings, and numerous quality of life improvements. These include customizable combat cues, new guild features, research cancelling, bankable Writ Vouchers and Alliance Points, and more. And as always, we’ve made several fixes and improvements to existing content as well.

You’ll also note that we’ve added a new, separate Combat & Gameplay section to the patch notes so it’s clear which changes were done in an effort to improve balance, and which changes are bug fixes or minor improvements. We welcome any feedback you have about the structure of the patch notes.

We hope you enjoy this new update, which is approximately 2.3GB in size, and look forward to reading your feedback. Remember, there’s no NDA for this testing cycle so you’re welcome to discuss, stream, or post screenshots as much as you’d like. Enjoy!

Highlights

  •  two new four-player dungeons, available as part of the Horns of the Reach DLC Game Pack
  • You can acquire unique item sets, including two new Undaunted Monster Mask sets, only available within these dungeons.
  •  8 new Item Sets available from the two new dungeons: Falkreath Hold and Bloodroot Forge. Each dungeon has 1 Light Armor, 1 Medium Armor, 1 Heavy Armor, and 1 Monster Mask Item Set to acquire.
  • Guild Invites and Guild Invite Acceptances in the Guild History now include the account name of who extended the invitation
  • Added a guild rank permission for “View Guild Bank Gold” which controls a guild rank’s ability to see the amount of gold stored in the Guild Bank. This is enabled automatically when “Withdraw Guild Bank Gold” is selected.
  • Added a setting – Combat Cues – in the Gameplay menu that will allow you to control the color and brightness of Friendly and Hostile combat cues. Enjoy!
  • 3 New Motifs: Hlaalu, Redoran, Telvanni
  • You can now cancel an active research if you want to start researching something else instead.
  • Items can now be locked or unlocked from the improvement screen. Locked items can also be improved, but only if the chance is 100%.
  • Equipped items can now be improved.
  • Furniture listed in Guild Stores can now be previewed.
  • You can now deposit Alliance Points and Writ Vouchers into your account bank where they may be withdrawn by any of your characters.
  • Updates for Rolis Hlaalu, the Master Writ Merchant
  • New Furnishings
  • Champion Point Increase
  • Unified the behavior of crafting Writ delivery sites in Vivec City. These sites are now consistently used for rank one Writs instead of a mix of rank one and maximum rank Writs.
  • The Tel Var Jewelry Lockbox Merchants now sell rings and necklaces directly with no intervening box.
  • Orsinium Delve daily quests can now be shared. However, you can still only have one Delve daily in your journal at a time.
  • Mundus and Item Trait changes
  • Adjusted Alchemy Writs so they require Nirnroot less often.

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ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 3.0.11 – Crafting Summary

The following is a summary of the crafting and housing related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac. There were very few crafting changes this patch.

OVERVIEW

The Elder Scrolls Online v3.0.11 is an incremental patch that includes more fixes for the Grouping Tool and queuing issues, in addition to some changes to Battlegrounds and Cyrodiil campaigns. There are also some fixes involving gameplay, dungeons, and quests. The size of this patch is approximately 378MB.

 

Summary

  •  The Almalexia (7 day No-CP) campaign has closed, and taking its place is Shor, a new 7-day CP enabled campaign.
  • Fixed an issue where two recipes that required Ash Canvas would consume all available Ash Canvas when crafted.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the second and third effects of crafted Poisons from being triggered by some area of effect abilities.

 

ESOTU Alliance Point Vendor Items – 2017/07/07

The Alliance Point Vendor (AKA The Golden vendor) is a special vendor located in one of base camps for each faction in Cyrodiil that only appears on the weekend  to sell monster sets that are obtained in the various group dungeons around Tamriel.

This weeks items are:

  • Necklace of the Warlock – Arcane
  • Darkstride Necklace – Robust
  • Valkyn Skoria Shoulders – Infused / Impenetrable (Light, Medium, Heavy)
  • Infernal Guardian’s Shoulders – Infused / Impenetrable (Light, Medium, Heavy)

Items purchased with Alliance points are impenetrable.

Vendor was introduced in Patch 2.3.5.

Related: History of Alliance Point Items