[PTS] ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 3.2.1 – 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

The Elder Scrolls Online v3.2.1 is the first incremental patch on the PTS for Clockwork City, and fixes a number of issues with this new zone’s quests, audio, housing and furnishings, and the new Trial Asylum Sanctorium. We’ve also begun making adjustments to the sourcing of Transmute Crystals, and have made additional improvements to the supplied character template.

We fixed a handful of bugs involving player abilities and item sets; balance changes aren’t in this patch as we’re still in the process of collecting and considering feedback. Please make sure you log into the PTS and try any gameplay-related changes before submitting feedback! This is essential for proper testing so you can test the changes in the appropriate context amongst all other changes.

The size of this latest patch is 319MB. Thanks to everyone for all the feedback and bug reports so far. We sincerely appreciate you putting in the time and effort!

Highlights

  • Transmutation
    • Increased the drop rates of Unidentified Transmutation Geodes.
      • Unidentified Transmutation Geodes will now occasionally drop from the final bosses of all Normal and Veteran Dungeons, rather than the Transmute Crystals dropping directly.
      • Veteran mode bosses are significantly more likely to drop a Geode than in Normal mode dungeons.
    • You will now receive a Transmute Crystal for completing Dragonstar Arena on Veteran mode, just as you would for completing Maelstrom Arena.
    • Transmute Crystals will now also be granted from the weekly Trial quests, your first-in-a-day Random Dungeon, or subsequent random Dungeons, regardless of whether you do those activities on Veteran mode or Normal mode. Previously, they were available only from Veteran mode.
    • Increased the cost of Transmutation from 40 to 50 Crystals.
    • Fixed an issue where some AvA Leaderboard mails were granting multiple Transmutation Geodes.
    • Fixed an issue where Cyrodiil Leaderboards were not granting the proper amount of Transmute Crystals.
      • 30-Day campaign Leaderboards now grant 40 Transmute Crystals each, and 7-Day campaign Leaderboards now grant 4 Transmute Crystals each.
    • Transmutation Geodes will no longer stack, which was causing an issue where using multiple Transmutation Geodes in quick succession would cause you not to get any Transmute Crystals.
    • Fixed an issue where Transmute Crystals would not appear properly in the Loot window when added to your account.
      • Note: This was a display-only issue; the Crystals were still properly added to your account.
    • Added a tooltip to the Transmute Crystal currency icon shown on the Transmute Station.
  • The ESO Plus Benefits page on the Crown Store now includes that the Transmute Crystal cap is doubled for ESO Plus members.

Fixes & Improvements

  • DLC Game Packs
    • Clockwork City
      • Crafting & Economy
        • Fixed an issue that caused certain Clockwork crafting stations to be usable from much further away than intended.
      • Homes
        • Made a number of minor visual and furnishing adjustments to the Pariah’s Pinnacle and The Orbservatory Prior homes.
        • Removed hostile and dead creatures on the bridge leading to The Orbservatory Prior home.
        • The Pariah’s Pinnacle home will now only appear in your collections when you own it, and not prior to acquiring it.
        • The ambient interior lighting in The Orbservatory Prior will no longer vary based on the time of day.
        • Fixed an issue that, in some cases, would allow players to exit the playable space associated with the Pariah’s Pinnacle home.
        • Both sides of the elevators associated with The Orbservatory Prior can now be interacted with successfully.
        • Fixed an issue that could cause you to see the health bar of group mates when present in separate instances of the same home.
      • Furnishings
        • Adjusted the naming, categories, and tooltip text on a number of furnishings to be more consistent and accurate.
        • Updated the searchable sorting themes for a number of new furnishings to be more accurate.
        • Adjusted the audio on a small number of new furnishing items.
        • The Active Fabrication Tank furnishing is now fully animated.
        • The data plaques for The Truth in Sequence no longer occasionally look like paper books when read.
        • Improved the behavior of Clockwork Illuminator furnishings. They will now dim correctly when turned off, and will no longer sometimes stop casting light.
        • The Skeleton Key Replica furnishing now has collision when placed in your home.
        • Updated the quality of the Fabricant Tree, Vibrant Cherry Blossom, from Superior to Epic. Its material components were also updated, according to its higher quality.
        • The “Soul Gem Module, Experimental” furnishing is now available on the purchase tab in the housing editor.
        • Fixed an issue that could prevent the Transmute Station furnishing from animating correctly.
        • Fixed an issue with the Precursor Target Dummy which could prevent some associated audio from playing as expected.
      • UI
        • Transmutation
          • Updated the map icon for the Transmute Station in the Brass Fortress to look like you Transmute there, rather than that of a shrine where you might marry or modify your abilities.
    • Horns of the Reach
      • Achievements
        • The “Dreadhorn Style Master” and “Bloodforge Style Master” achievements are now in the Horns of the Reach category where they belong.
    • Combat & Gameplay
      • Itemization Fixes & Improvements
        • Item Sets
          • Selene: Fixed an issue where the telegraph created by the proc of this Item Set would swivel toward its target.
          • Stinging Slashes: Fixed an issue where this Item Set’s bonus was not applying to the final tick of Rending Slashes.
          • Unfathomable Darkness: Fixed an issue where this Item Set’s proc could critically strike.
  • Base Game Patch
    • Art & Animation
        • Your character will now utilize the proper standing animations after crouching at a crafting station.
        • Animation

        Figure

        • Adjusted the tassets, bolt-ons, and pauldrons to reflect their original location, size and height on the following assets:
          • Akaviri Rawhide Armor
          • Golden Saint Armor
          • Imperial Chancellor Costume
    • Crafting & Economy
      • General
        • Fixed an issue where you’d receive Hireling mails each time you changed zones.
        • Fixed an issue with the “shoes, hat, and sash” version of Clothier writs preventing them from being able to be turned in. You can now turn them in as you’d expect.
    • Exploration & Itemization
      [Dev Comments]

      • Transmutation
        • Increased the drop rates of Unidentified Transmutation Geodes.
          • Unidentified Transmutation Geodes will now occasionally drop from the final bosses of all Normal and Veteran Dungeons, rather than the Transmute Crystals dropping directly.
          • Veteran mode bosses are significantly more likely to drop a Geode than in Normal mode dungeons.
        • You will now receive a Transmute Crystal for completing Dragonstar Arena on Veteran mode, just as you would for completing Maelstrom Arena.
        • Transmute Crystals will now also be granted from the weekly Trial quests, your first-in-a-day Random Dungeon, or subsequent random Dungeons, regardless of whether you do those activities on Veteran mode or Normal mode. Previously, they were available only from Veteran mode.
        • Increased the cost of Transmutation from 40 to 50 Crystals.
        • Fixed an issue where some AvA Leaderboard mails were granting multiple Transmutation Geodes.
        • Fixed an issue where Cyrodiil Leaderboards were not granting the proper amount of Transmute Crystals.
          • 30-Day campaign Leaderboards now grant 40 Transmute Crystals each, and 7-Day campaign Leaderboards now grant 4 Transmute Crystals each.
        • Transmutation Geodes will no longer stack, which was causing an issue where using multiple Transmutation Geodes in quick succession would cause you not to get any Transmute Crystals.
        • Fixed an issue where Transmute Crystals would not appear properly in the Loot window when added to your account.
          • Note: This was a display-only issue; the Crystals were still properly added to your account.
        • Added a tooltip to the Transmute Crystal currency icon shown on the Transmute Station.
    • UI
      • General
        • Added and adjusted a number of icons for achievements, housing, maps, help, furnishings and general itemization.
        • Fixed an issue where currencies were not properly capitalized in the loot window.
        • Updated the privacy policy to reflect the switch of our privacy compliance provider from TRUSTe to ESRB.
        • Fixed an issue where some Memento icons would appear distorted when dragging them to your quickslot wheel.

        Crafting

        • Fixed an issue where the improvement chance for an item would display with an extraneous .0 on the end, such as “60.0%”.

        Crown Store

        • The ESO Plus Benefits page on the Crown Store now includes that the Transmute Crystal cap is doubled for ESO Plus members.
        • Fixed an issue where purchasing an item from the Crown Store would reset the list back to the top.

        Gamepad Mode

        • Fixed a UI error in the Transmutation UI when selecting to get help for an item.
        • A message will now appear when you go to the Attach Items screen in the Trade Window and you don’t have any items, rather than it being blank.

        Housing

        • When loading permissions from another house, the dropdown menu will now scroll instead of extending off the screen.

        Transmutation

        • Fixed an issue where improving a retraited item at a crafting station would show the old trait of the item instead of the retraited one.
        • When Transmutating a Bind on Equip item, the confirmation dialog will now inform you that performing the trait change will bind the item to your account.

        Tutorials & Help Menus

        • Added a Help menu for Transmutation.