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[PTS] ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 3.1.3 – 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

The Elder Scrolls Online v3.1.3 incorporates some more balance changes to the game, in addition to a handful of bug fixes affecting dungeons, housing, quests, and UI. We’ve also fixed the issue where you weren’t able to preview and purchase homes, and therefore, have added three new homes to be tested. The size of this patch is approximately 240MB.

Highlights

  • Three new homes are now available to be previewed and purchased
  • Added a small chance to recover the blueprint for an hourglass furnishing from priests particularly obsessed with time.
  • Fixed an issue where Gradual Health Drain Poisons would report an unusual duration difference between the two-reagent version and the three-reagent version.
  • Fixed an issue where Pliant Ferrofungus, the Telvanni raw style item, incorrectly named the refined style item it refines into. Pliant Ferrofungus refines into Wrought Ferrofungus.
  • Fixed a rare issue which could cause you to receive the exact same Writ quest multiple times in a row.
  • The furnishing item “Mammoth Cheese, Mastercrafted” no longer emits steam from strange places. Or any place.
  • Adjusted the lighting effects on a number of furnishings to illuminate more consistently with the day/night cycle.
  • Added and updated icons on a number of new furnishings and crafting materials.
  • Two more Eidetic Memory items are now available after quests completed.

New Features / Updates / Big Changes

New Homes
New homes are now available to be previewed and purchased for testing!

  • Hakkvild’s High Hall: Hakkvild, former Jarl of Falkreath who freed the hold from the hands of Yashnag’s Orcs, built himself this spacious hall on the heights above town, with convenient access to the crypts of his ancestors. And now it can be yours!
    • This home neighboring the Falkreath Hold dungeon shares a similar style, and includes both subterranean and above ground furnishing areas.
    • This home will require you to complete achievements tied to Horns of the Reach in order to purchase it with gold, but is also available for crowns in furnished and unfurnished variants.
  • Cozy Fenside Cottage: This comfy little thatched hut on the edge of Hag Fen in Glenumbra has tumbledown walls to keep the crocodiles and witches out, with easy access to the Iliac Bay if you have friends in the smuggling trade. So misty!
    • This home will require you to complete the Witches Festival achievement “An Unsparing Harvest” in order to purchase it with gold, but is also available for crowns in furnished and unfurnished variants.
  • Linchal Grand Manor: This imposing estate in the Nibenese style was originally built as the summer manor of an Imperial City nobleman, now sadly deceased. Gardens with statues and a reflecting pool surround the stately walled mansion. Sumptuous!
    • This home will only be available for purchase with crowns once it goes live.

Morrowind

Fixes and Improvements

General

  • The Library of Andule book will now properly glow.

Thieves’ Guild

Justice System

  • Added a small chance to recover the blueprint for an hourglass furnishing from priests particularly obsessed with time. Check the Gold Coast, if interested.

Base Game

Fixes and Improvements

General

  • The Library of Andule book will now properly glow.

Crafting & Economy

General

  • Fixed an issue where Gradual Health Drain Poisons would report an unusual duration difference between the two-reagent version and the three-reagent version.
    • The two-reagent version incorrectly indicated a slightly longer duration than was accurate.
  • Fixed an issue permitting some resource-restoring poison effects to tick more often than intended.

Crafting

  • Fixed an issue where Pliant Ferrofungus, the Telvanni raw style item, incorrectly named the refined style item it refines into. Pliant Ferrofungus refines into Wrought Ferrofungus.
  • Fixed a rare issue which could cause you to receive the exact same Writ quest multiple times in a row.

Itemization

Eidetic Memory

  • The following items can now be read outside of its quest:
    • Letter to Eraven
    • Seythen’s Journal
  • Removed Zaintiraris’ Note from Eidetic Memory.

Housing

General

  • Fixed an issue that prevented you from previewing, and ultimately purchasing a home.
  • The Prophet will no longer drop by certain homes without an invitation. His urgent message can wait until you leave the privacy of your home.

Furnishings

  • Updated a number of furnishing and associated recipe items to have more consistent naming and qualities.
  • Fixed an issue preventing some Ayleid furnishing plans from being created.
  • Fixed an issue where a small number of new furnishings shared their appearance with other furnishings.
  • The “Telvanni Candelabra, Masterwork” furnishing now has its more arcane and final appearance.
  • The furnishing item “Mammoth Cheese, Mastercrafted” no longer emits steam from strange places. Or any place.
  • Updated the name of the “Witches Totem, Gnarled Vines and Skull” furnishing to indicate its witchyness.
  • Added cooldowns to trigger the “Decoy Elder Scroll” (5 seconds) and the “Telvanni Rotating Device” (2 seconds) to prevent stuttering or odd behavior when triggering them repeatedly in a short amount of time.
  • Adjusted a number of furnishing item tooltips to more accurately reflect their size and behavior.
  • Updated a number of furnishings to have more consistent categorization in the housing editor and purchase tabs.
  • Improved the lighting for the furnishing “Soul Gem, Great” to be more clearly associated with the item.
  • Updated the tooltips for the Lover and Lady Mundus Stone furnishing to reflect the updated Mundus boons.
  • Adjusted the lighting effects on a number of furnishings to illuminate more consistently with the day/night cycle.
  • Updated error messaging to more clearly state which furnishing cap was preventing further placement.
  • Furnishing limitation types are now more descriptive of their functions. This now consists of:
    • Traditional Furnishings (Most furnishing items)
    • Special Furnishings (VFX furnishings)
    • Collectible Furnishings (Trophies and Busts)
    • Special Collectibles (Pets, Mounts, Assistants)

UI

General

  • Added and updated icons on a number of new furnishings and crafting materials.