21 Jan

ESOTU Housing: Realistic Goals for Day 1

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If you are excited about housing as much as I am, I suggest checking out the article Homestead: Furnishing Day 1” on Tamrielfoundry.com.  It talks about the logisitics of obtaining furniture crafting plans (1100) and harvesting the furniture materials. I have to agree, we are in for a grind.

The article quotes a source at Zenimax that recipe sourcing is influenced by the region they are found.  There was a similar approach when provisioning recipes were introduced. I recall watching Icy’s YouTube video on housing and how she was disappointed that she didn’t find any Redguard themed recipes in the Redguard zone she was farming the recipes in.

The element of housing that was missed in the article was the ability to get recipes and items from Fishing.  Overall, it’s a great read.

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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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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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08 Jan

Review: ESO: Homestead – Crafting preview (1.8.17)

The Vaniverse Gaming has posted an interesting video on the mechanics of Furniture Crafting to be included in the next ESO updated called Homestead.  He visits each of the different types of crafting stations and introduces the new “recipes” and crafting currency. Duration: < 18 minutes.

11 Dec

ESOTU Forums: All Known Future Content

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There is an interesting post on the official forms that lists out notes from various official sources  and datamined information regarding future content. Includes some spoiler images.

Some of the items mentioned are new zones, new classes, mount racing, spellcrafting,  jewelcrafting, restyling, trials, and more.

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07 Dec

ESOTU Official Homestead Announcement

UpdateToday, Zenimax made an official housing announcement regarding  update 13 also known as Homestead.

Summary

  • Included free with next major game update, introduces player housing system
  • Includes furniture crafting and robust home decoration options.
    • Place items wherever you like with the game’s new Housing Editor. Some homes have outdoor spaces
    • Decorative items can be crafted using the existing trades, bought with via gold or Crowns.
    • Special monster-themed busts can be collected from Veteran Arenas, Dungeons, and Trials.
    • Achievement Furnishers stock special items related to completed achievements.
    • Luxury Furnisher sells exquisite and expensive rotating premium goods for a very limited time.
    • Have the option of placing pets, mounts, Assistants, Crafting Stations, and even Target Skeletons.
    • Finding a complete set of Shalidor’s Library tomes unlock books that can be bought from Mages Guild
  • Nearly 40 unique homes styled after the 10 playable races, and are furnished or unfurnished.
    • Zone specific achievements will unlock the ability to buy the associated home in that zone.
    • Imperial-style homes require the Imperial Edition of ESO or Digital Imperial Edition Upgrade.
    • Fully furnished versions can be purchased from the Crown Store.
    • Later, there will also be special properties that are exclusive to the Crown Store, including a luxurious island retreat.
  • The Homestead tutorial quest reward is your first home: a modest room at a local inn.
  • Can own multiple homes and homes are account-based: every one of your characters will have access
  • All unfurnished homes can be purchased for in-game gold or with crowns.
  • Players can visit your home via the group, friends, or guild lists using new option “Visit House”

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