27 Feb

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.8 – 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 documented crafting or harvesting changes.

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.8 is a small incremental patch that fixes some ongoing performance issues, in addition to several smaller bug fixes including treasure chests found through maps now having a small chance of containing paintings.

In addition to these fixes, we will be disabling Champion Points on all Cyrodiil campaigns to run a series of PvP performance tests; this affects all platforms and megaservers. During this time, Alliance Point gains in all Campaigns will be doubled, both to compensate for lack of Champion Points and also to incentivize everyone to PvP. Campaign durations and leaderboards will not be adjusted during this week. For more information on these changes, please visit this forum post.

The size of this incremental patch is approximately 237MB.

20 Feb

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.7 – 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.

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.7 is a small incremental patch that includes a fix for long load screens when trying to travel to a zone with a high density of player characters. We also have several quest-related fixes, have made several adjustments to how you obtain Decorative Wax (used in Furnishing Crafting), and more. The size of this patch is 128MB.

Highlights

  • Fixed: Master Writ invitations and Master Writ quests that previously required you to craft an item in the Deadly Strike.
  • Fixed an issue where Ra Gada motif chapters and Ancient Sandstone (the Ra Gada style item) could be found in treasure map chests across Tamriel, instead of specifically in Craglorn.
  • Decorative Wax now comes from a wider variety of sources, including insects and other chitinous creatures, wasp nests, barrels, urns, alchemy bottles, cabinets, cupboards, and backpacks.
  • Plentiful Harvest no longer affects furniture materials

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14 Feb

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.6 – 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.

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.6 is an incremental patch that fixes a number of game crashes, and also fixes the issue where player characters would become invisible in Cyrodiil. We also fixed the issue where you were not receiving the Daily Bonus Rewards granted through the Grouping Tool, and addressed a number of Master Writ and housing-related bugs. The size of this patch is approximately 224MB.

Highlights

  • Fixed an issue that caused Master Writ invitations involving certain item sets to change and require Deadly Strikes after being put on a Guild Store.
    • We are currently working on a fix to convert any uncraftable Master Writ invitations and quests into a craftable set.
    • All items sold from the Cyrodiil Achievement Furnishers are now Bind on Pickup, as intended. The items that were briefly removed from these.

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06 Feb

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.5 – 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.

OVERVIEW
Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.5, featuring Homestead! This free update introduces our player housing system with 39 uniquely-themed homes you can acquire throughout Tamriel. With over 2,000 individual decorative and furniture options, plus Furnishing Crafting, you’ll have a lot of options available to make your home truly yours.

In addition to this massive new system, we’ve also added Master Crafting Writs, four new Motifs, and updated several sources of itemization in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City, all of which are detailed below. You’ll also find that we’ve put a focus on improving the balance across all classes and skills.

As always, we’ve made several fixes and improvements to all previously DLC game packs and the base game patch. We can’t wait to have you play our latest update, which is approximately 3.36GB in size. Thanks, and enjoy!

Summary

  • Housing
    • Many furnishings are now interactable (chairs, thrones, etc.)
  • Specialty Furnishings
    • Target Skeleton can be used to practice with new weapons and abilities, or to practice combat in general.
    • Guild Reprints of Shalidor’s Library
    • Standard Crafting Stations
    • Attunable Crafting Stations
    • Unique Objects
      • Dark Anchor Pinions, decoy Elder Scrolls, Undaunted Busts
      • Aquatic-themed decorations while fishing at a fishing hole
      • The Shadowy Supplier will rarely award one of a selection of Dark Brotherhood-themed decorations
  • Furnishing Sourcing
  • Furnishing Crafting
    • Woodworking Blueprints primarily use Heartwood, from lumber nodes.
    • Blacksmithing Diagrams primarily use Regulus, from ore nodes.
    • Clothing Patterns primarily use Bast, from fibrous plants, or Clean Pelts, from beasts and other sources of leather.
    • Alchemy Formulas primarily use Alchemical Resin, from mushrooms and alchemy plants.
    • Enchanting Praxises primarily use Mundane Runes, from runestones.
    • Provisioning Designs primarily use Decorative Wax, from crates, barrels, and other sources of provisioning ingredients.
  • Housing Achievements
  • Master Crafting Writs
    • Maximum-tier Writ reward boxes for all tradeskills now have a chance to provide a special invitation to craft a very specific item or set of items.
    • The frequency of Master Writ invites from standard Writ boxes is based on the overall associated tradeskill mastery possessed by the character.
  • New Motifs: Ebony, Mazzatun, Ra Gada, Silken Ring
  • Imperial City Vendors
    • the Tel Var General Merchant now sells the Superb Imperial Reward box, which has been reduced in price. This vendor now also sells Alkahest, as well.
  • Cyrodiil Vendors
  • There is now a Regional Equipment Vendor in the base camps of Cyrodiil. These vendors sell “Zone Bags” of all Alliances’ home zones.
  • The items in the Zone Bags are typically Blue-quality, with a small chance of being Purple-quality.
  • Cyrodiil Vendor container prices of the containers have been reduced by 75%.
  • Fixed an issue where Nirnroot and Water Hyacinth would incorrectly appear as pools of water in several DLC zones.
  • Waxed Apothecary’s Parcels can now be quickslotted, and will appear in the Consumables section of the inventory.
  • Crafters rejoice! If you have access to the Craft Bag through ESO Plus, you can now deconstruct items and refine materials even when your inventory is full.
  • You will now utilize stolen materials when crafting before consuming materials from the Craft Bag.

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30 Jan

[PTS] ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.4 – 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. This patch is likely the last patch before Homestead goes live.  Includes the removal of duplicate furnishings, ability tweaking, and some changes to crafting. Most notable is that survey reports will not drop new furniture materials.

Note: This patch is currently on the Public Test Server

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.4 is our last incremental patch on the PTS, and continues to fix issues surrounding the player housing system. In this patch, we’re switching over to copy all PC North American megaserver characters. The size of this patch is approximately 126MB.

Summary

  • Updated Alchemy Survey Reports to no longer provide Alchemical Resin.
  • Renamed all Motif Books to a new, more compact naming schema
  • Several thrones are now available as rare crafting plans.
  • Adjusted the Health bonuses for Witches Festival food and drink to ensure they give 10% more Health and Health Recovery than they do the equivalent Stamina or Magicka bonuses.
  • Added tutorial alerts for the Housing system to introduce you to the Housing Editor and the new Housing tab of the Collections menu.
  • Argonian Target Skeletons are now available for purchase in the Housing Editor.
  • When purchasing a home for gold, only the requirements you still need to complete will be displayed. Any requirements that you’ve already met will not be shown.
  • Increased the chance to receive furnishing-related rewards from criminal activities like pickpocketing and murder.
  • Increased the chance to receive Provisioning Recipes from criminal activities like pickpocketing and murder.

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24 Jan

[PTS] ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.3 – 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. Most of this patch addresses abilities, item sets, more bug fixes, and housing updates.

Note: This patch is currently on the Public Test Server

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.3 includes some additional balance tweaks and bug fixes for combat, in addition to numerous fixes surrounding the player housing system. We do have a number of known issues relating to grouping and sitting in chairs, which will be addressed before this update goes live. The size of this patch is approximately 540MB.

Summary

  • Target Skeletons now stack to 200 in the inventory. That’s a lot of skeletons!
  • Added a higher-health Target Skeleton to Rolis Hlaalu’s store: the Robust Target Skeleton. This Target Skeleton makes a better target for those who want to evaluate larger skeleton damage sums over long periods of time.
  • Rolis Hlaalu now sells an envelope that, when opened, will provide a random purple Furnishing Plan.
  • Adjusted the drop chance calculations for Master Writs from Clothiering, Blacksmithing, and Woodworking: now they look at your long-term mastery of their own research information when determining your chance of receiving a Master Writ.
  • Increased the Writ Voucher yield for Akaviri-style items from Master Writs by 10%, and for Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch and Psijic Ambrosia by 25%.
  • After fighting a Target Skeleton, you will now get a report via the chat log indicating your damage per second as well as the length of the fight.
  • Increased the chance to receive furnishing-related rewards from criminal activities like pickpocketing and murder.
  • All homes now load the Unfurnished version by default when previewed. You may swap between the Furnished/Unfurnished versions exactly as before when desired.
  • All furnishings in Cyrodiil are now sold for Alliance Points instead of gold.
  • Items now show whether they are interactable, sittable, readable, lights, animated, crafting stations, or target skeletons on the item tooltip.
  • Updated the pricing of furnishings from Home Goods Furnishers to improve overall consistency.
  • Added Population to the House Information panel. This communicates the current/maximum amount of player characters in your house.
17 Jan

[PTS] ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.2 – 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. Most of this patch addresses abilities, item sets, and more bug fixes.

Note: This patch is currently on the Public Test Server

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.2 adds additional balance tweaks and adjustments to all four classes, item sets, and other skill lines. We’ve also fixed a number of issues surrounding housing, furnishings, the editor, and furnishing crafting. You’ll find that we’ve added Developer Comments to some patch notes that should help give you some insight as to why we’ve made the changes we did.

In this patch, we’ve copied all PC EU characters for use in testing. Please note we are still working on a fix for our players on Mac who are running into consistent game crashes.

Thank you to everyone for all your feedback so far! We’d love to hear what you think of this latest patch after you’re able to test out the changes which is approximately 185MB in size.

Summary

  •  You will now utilize stolen materials when crafting before consuming materials from the Craft Bag.
  • Reduced the duration of Major Vitality from potions. The base duration is now 12.5 seconds, down from 47.5 seconds.
  • Adjusted Master Writs so that purple items are more likely to be requested than gold items.
  • Provisioning Master Writs now require either a Food or a Drink, instead of both a Food and a Drink.
  • Increased the cost of Diminished Aetherial Dust to 50 Writ Vouchers from 25.
  • Added a number of additional high-quality furnishing recipes.
  • Adjusted the material price of several recipes. This improves consistency, and generally reduces the number of style items required.
  • Woodworking recipes and furnishings can now be found on Carpenters instead of Woodworkers, matching the distribution for other professions.

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12 Jan

ESOTU [PTS] Crafter Alert: Changes to Staves

New content coming to ESOTU!To be an effective crafting consultant, one must be aware of the changes to the weapons you create from the basic of materials.

Let it be known

Ancient Knowledge: This passive ability no longer decreases the cast time of your Destruction Staff Heavy Attacks by 5/10%. Instead, it grants you a bonus as long as you have one Destruction Staff ability slotted. This bonus depends on your staff type:

  • Flame Staves: Increases your single-target damage dealt by 4/8%.
  • Frost Staves: Increases the amount of damage you Block by 10/20%, and reduces the cost of Block by 15/30%.
  • Lightning Staves: Increases your Area of Effect damage dealt by 4/8%.

Tri Focus:

  • This passive ability now taunts the enemy after you use a fully-charged Frost Heavy Attack.
  • This passive ability now causes your block to drain Magicka (instead of Stamina) and stops your Magicka Recovery (instead of Stamina Recovery) while blocking when you have a Frost Destruction Staff equipped.
10 Jan

[PTS] ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.1 – Crafting Summary

New content coming to ESOTU!The following is an enhanced summary of the crafting related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac. Blue and Purple Recipes destruction now has a confirmation, Master Writ drops improved for equipment writs, Paintings can be found.

Note: This patch is currently on the Public Test Servers

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.1 is the first incremental patch for the PTS that mainly focuses on fixing issues surrounding our player housing system including homes, furnishings, and the housing editor. Please note that we’re still evaluating our recent balance changes in regards to classes and combat, and plan to make adjustments based on data and your feedback in next week’s patch. You can expect the size of this patch to be approximately 145MB.

Summary

  • All purple and gold recipes now confirm your intent when you try to destroy them in your inventory.
  • Slightly increased the odds in receiving Blacksmithing, Clothier, and Woodworking Master Writs.
  • Added paintings to treasure chests found in the world.
  • You can now properly dye the Colovian Filigreed Hood and Colovian Fur Hood, obtained from the New Life Festival.
  • Mostly bug fixes.

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10 Jan

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.0 – Crafting Summary

New content coming to ESOTU!The following is an enhanced summary of the crafting related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac along that includes some answers to some frequently asked questions. New changes: Housing, Furniture crafting, Master writs, 4 new motifs, and more.

Note: This patch is currently on the Public Test Servers

OVERVIEW
Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.0, featuring Homestead! This free update introduces our player housing system with 39 uniquely-themed homes you can acquire throughout Tamriel. With over 2,000 individual decorative and furniture options, plus Furnishing Crafting, you’ll have a lot of options available to make your home truly yours.

In addition to this massive new system, we’ve also added Master Crafting Writs, four new Motifs, and updated several sources of itemization in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City, all of which are detailed below. You’ll also find that we’ve put a focus on improving the balance across all classes and skills, and we look forward to reading your feedback after you’ve had a chance to try everything out.

As always, we’ve made several fixes and improvements to all previously DLC game packs and the base game patch. We can’t wait to hear what you think of our latest update, which is approximately 4.02 GB in size. Thanks, and enjoy!

Summary

  • Introduction of Player Housing
    • 39 homes, 3 free, and crown exclusive
    • imperial homes will require imperial version
    • bought with gold (unfurnished) or crowns (furnished, unfurnished)
    • homes unlocked with housing quest and region/faction achievement
    • can own more than one
    • bigger houses have more “slots” for items, ESO+ members get double the number
    • furniture includes regular and attunable crafting stations (eg. Twice Born Star, Clever Alchemist, etc.) and a target dummy (skeleton – 3 Million HP)
  • Furniture Crafting
    • To craft a furnishing, you will need to obtain a specific furnishing plan, similar to the way existing Provisioning recipes work.
    • All tradeskill disciplines now have a new tab at their respective stations for furnishing plans.
    • New furniture mats obtained from usual harvest nodes: heartwood, Regulus, Bast, Alchemical Resin, Mudane Runes, Decorative Wax.
    • Plans can be found in containers across the world, purchased from certain merchants, dropped from monsters, or even obtained from pickpocketing (or murdering) Tamrielic citizens.
    • Higher quality plans will require knowledge from multiple tradeskills.
    • Furnishings in a particular racial style require multiple style items associated with that race.
    • All plans, ingredients, and output items are tradeable.
  • Master Crafting Writs
    • Maximum-tier reward boxes for all tradeskills now have a chance to provide a special invitation to craft a very specific item or set of items.
    • The frequency of Master Writ invites from standard Writ boxes is based on the overall associated tradeskill mastery possessed by the character.
      • This includes research, Motif knowledge, and achievement completion.
    • Writ Vouchers are a new form of currency awarded exclusively through the completion of Master Writs.
      • Writ Vouchers may be redeemed through purchases from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, who also accepts Master Writ deliveries at Writ turn in locations in each of the alliance capitals.
      • More difficult, rare, and expensive crafted items provide more Writ Vouchers on average than their more commonplace counterparts.
    • The recipe and unique component for Aetherial Ambrosia can be bought with writ vouchers
  • 4 New Motifs
    • The Silken Ring style can be found in the Cradle of Shadows dungeon, available in the Shadows of the Hist DLC game pack.
    • The Mazzatun style can be found in the Ruins of Mazzatun dungeon, available in the Shadows of the Hist DLC game pack.
    • The Ra Gada style can now be found in Craglorn.
    • The Ebony style can now be obtained from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator.
  • In addition to the satchels of Alchemical reagents introduced in a previous update, the Tel Var General Merchant now sells the Superb Imperial Reward box, which has been reduced in price. This vendor now also sells Alkahest, as well.
  • Alliance Style Motifs and Akaviri Motif have moved to a new vendor: War Researcher located in the base-camps of Cyrodiil
  • Cyrodiil Enchanter will sell runes in exchange for Alliance Points again
  • Updated all Motif Books, Motif Chapters, and Provisioning recipes to stack to 200!

 

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