Status Update – 2015-12-23

I have returned from my too brief vacation in warmer climes and I am back to Tamriel.

I am working on getting my first character to Veteran Rank 16: VR15 yesterday. This would be the first time in any of my MMO experiences where I would have hit max level in the game I am playing.  If there are any doubts that ESO:TU doesn’t favor the casual player, you can cast those notions aside.

Also, I am currently working on crafting tomes on Alchemy and Enchanting Writs.

I wish everyone the best holiday wishes and hope to see you in game soon.

ESOTU Patch Notes v2.2.7 – Crafting Summary

UpdateThe following is a summary of the crafting related changes included in this patch.


  • Fixed an issue where the legendary fish in Wrothgar could be caught outside of the intended conditions.  If you’d like to test your luck, there’s a rumor that an orc named Atorag may have seen some unusual fish behavior along the coast, west of Morkul Stronghold


  • Fixed an issue where stacking an item to the maximum amount in your inventory would display the incorrect number of items contained in the stack.

ESOTU Crafting Inspiration, Champion Points, and Writs

Enchanting I Turn-in Dialog
Enchanting Writ Turn-in Screen

There is some confusion with crafting experience.  The game refers to crafting experience as Inspiration Points not Experience.

When you turn in writs, you receive adventuring experience points and crafting inspiration points (shown above the gold reward).

Where do you see your inspiration? To view it, bring up the abilities screen and navigate to the crafting profession you are interested in (enchanting shown here) and hover the mouse cursor over the Rank bar.

Ever wonder if the writs you turn in get the bonuses from your Champion Points and ESO+?

The answer is yes but it doesn’t show the modified number in your quest rewards. It will show the default value. In this screenshot, the Inspiration is 1,000 .

Here’s the math and screenshots

Screenshot Enchanting Inspiration
Enchanting Rank and Inspiration Total – After Writ
Screenshot Enchanting Inspiration
Enchanting Rank and Inspiration Total – Before Writ

After: 8475

Writ: 1000
CP: 200 (20% — Tower 30 Points)
ESO+: 100 (10%)

Before: 7175

ESOTU Found on the Net: Justice System Site

Check out Rogue's Folio, an immersive website dedicated to the justice system including excellent maps of looting areas.
Screenshot from Rogue’s Folio complete with city maps marked with POI’s and related fan fiction.

Rogue’s Folio is a full immersion guide to the justice system in THE ELDER SCROLLS: ONLINE. It is a collection of Tamriel’s city maps annotated with cryptic anecdotal locations of marks and dangers following the journeys of an anonymous thief.  If you are interested in the Justice System, fan fiction, and / or roleplaying, I recommend a visit to this site.