13 Jan

ESOTU [Datamined] “Jester’s Festival” Recipes 2.7.0

Updatecode65536 has posted some interesting recipe information on the forums that was recently datamined. They appear to relate to the “Jester’s Festival”, which we believe is the April Fool’s Event.

There are four recipes in all and include a two epic purple recipes, 1 blue, and 1 green recipe.

Interesting to note, that this event introduces recipes that require more than one of the same ingredient!

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.
01 Dec

ESOTU Video Review: MissBizz — All About Crafting Writs

One of our favourite ESOTU Community Ambassadors and YouTuber/Streamer has posted a current video on the essentials of crafting writs. If you are wondering about writs and want a good primer, her video is worth the view. Duration: ~11 minutes.

31 Oct

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.6.8 – 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 crafting changes.

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.6.8 is an incremental patch that focuses on fixing a number of itemization-related issues. In addition, we’ve extended the Witches Festival for all PC and Mac players until next Tuesday at 9:00am EST to account for the issue with completing the Plunder Skull achievements, which is now fixed in this patch. The size of this patch is approximately 218 MB.

29 Oct

Video Review: VanguardGamer – New FOOD / NEED to Know FOOD ESO Master list

A popular ESOTU Console YouTuber, VanguardGamer has released  a video listing provisioning recipes.  It’s one of the few crafting videos I have seen on the console.

The explanation of the different recipes was not to bad but be warned ESO has over 540 recipes and there is a lot of scrolling in the video and not much commentary after the summary at the beginning of the video. Duration: ~15 minutes

24 Oct

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.6.7 – 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. There was a fix for the Library entries for Yokudan Motifs.

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.6.7 is an incremental patch that fixes issues surrounding itemization, dungeons, and Dark Anchors. In addition, we’ve fixed the issue where Undaunted Delve daily quests were not cycling properly. The size of this patch is approximately 210MB.

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17 Oct

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.6.6 – 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. There were two crafting changes. The most significant change is that solvents obtained will now always be the higher of your level or passive rank.

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.6.6 is an incremental patch that has several important fixes for you. We’ve fixed the issue where you could be removed from your group in some circumstances, and pets will now receive the Battle Spirit buff during duels. We’ve also re-named the realm selection in-game so it’s clear which server is for NA or EU, and fixed the Vicious Death item set. In addition, we have several fixes for itemization – including scaling for water and loot received from Imperial City dungeons – plus several fixes involving dungeons, quests, and more. The size of this patch is approximately 126MB.

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16 Oct

ESOTU OneTamriel Kill Crafting Sets?

Say What?

Overheard in Tamriel

Since the release of OneTamriel, there have been a few posts on the official forums that discuss the competitiveness of the crafted sets versus all of the new zone and monster sets.

In reviewing these discussions, I’m most in agreement with STEVIL.

While developing thru levels, crafted sets now a filler rather than focus in no small part because of the drops being found scaling over and over…So crafted equip is not “done” or “useless” but it is now IMO less often the centerpiece and more often the extra.

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14 Oct

ESOTU Crown Store Exclusive Motif Causes Problems

Say What?

Overheard in Tamriel

The first Witches Festival introduced a crown store exclusive motif, The Grim Harlequin, for 2200 crowns and includes 54 crown mimic stones.

The cause of the issue relates to a shift introduced with OneTamriel that focuses crafting to individual characters. For example, harvesting is now determined by the harvester’s adventuring level and crafting passives.  For harvesters-for-profit and mat-provided crafters who wish to continue to do so need f a variety of levels or crafting passives in order to stock up on mats of all tiers.

The issue with the new paradigm is that if you don’t have the exclusive motif, you will have to rely on someone else to use their crown mimic stones to create the item for you or deconstruct a item created with a crown mimic stone  to obtain a sell-able style item used to create it.  Overall, it seems poorly thought-out from an in-game economy perspective.

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