06 Feb

ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.5 – 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.

OVERVIEW
Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.5, 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.

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 have you play our latest update, which is approximately 3.36GB in size. Thanks, and enjoy!

Summary

  • Housing
    • Many furnishings are now interactable (chairs, thrones, etc.)
  • Specialty Furnishings
    • Target Skeleton can be used to practice with new weapons and abilities, or to practice combat in general.
    • Guild Reprints of Shalidor’s Library
    • Standard Crafting Stations
    • Attunable Crafting Stations
    • Unique Objects
      • Dark Anchor Pinions, decoy Elder Scrolls, Undaunted Busts
      • Aquatic-themed decorations while fishing at a fishing hole
      • The Shadowy Supplier will rarely award one of a selection of Dark Brotherhood-themed decorations
  • Furnishing Sourcing
  • Furnishing Crafting
    • Woodworking Blueprints primarily use Heartwood, from lumber nodes.
    • Blacksmithing Diagrams primarily use Regulus, from ore nodes.
    • Clothing Patterns primarily use Bast, from fibrous plants, or Clean Pelts, from beasts and other sources of leather.
    • Alchemy Formulas primarily use Alchemical Resin, from mushrooms and alchemy plants.
    • Enchanting Praxises primarily use Mundane Runes, from runestones.
    • Provisioning Designs primarily use Decorative Wax, from crates, barrels, and other sources of provisioning ingredients.
  • Housing Achievements
  • Master Crafting Writs
    • Maximum-tier Writ 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.
  • New Motifs: Ebony, Mazzatun, Ra Gada, Silken Ring
  • Imperial City Vendors
    • 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.
  • Cyrodiil Vendors
  • There is now a Regional Equipment Vendor in the base camps of Cyrodiil. These vendors sell “Zone Bags” of all Alliances’ home zones.
  • The items in the Zone Bags are typically Blue-quality, with a small chance of being Purple-quality.
  • Cyrodiil Vendor container prices of the containers have been reduced by 75%.
  • Fixed an issue where Nirnroot and Water Hyacinth would incorrectly appear as pools of water in several DLC zones.
  • Waxed Apothecary’s Parcels can now be quickslotted, and will appear in the Consumables section of the inventory.
  • Crafters rejoice! If you have access to the Craft Bag through ESO Plus, you can now deconstruct items and refine materials even when your inventory is full.
  • You will now utilize stolen materials when crafting before consuming materials from the Craft Bag.

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06 Feb

ESOTU Master Crafting Writs

Introduction

Crafters work in the tradehallOnly the finest master crafters in Tamriel receive special master writ invitations from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator.

To become a recipient of these prestigious documents, crafters have to be certified, be recognized as a master in their profession (Level 50),  mastered all of the proficiencies in those professions (Solvent Proficiency 8, Metalworking 10, Tailoring 10, Potency Improvement 10, Recipe Improvement 6, and/or Woodworking 10).

Once you successfully complete a master crafting writ, you will be rewarded with writ vouchers that can be used to purchase special recipes such as the target skeleton, legendary furniture for each profession, components of the Aetherial Ambroisa recipe, and more.

Tips: See Making of a Master Crafter

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03 Feb

ESOTU Review: ESO Homestead – Furniture Crafting – The Elderscrolls Online

Tianlein has posted a great video on the basics of  Furniture Crafting. The pace is good and content is clearly explained. She includes a nice graphic of where the furniture materials are harvested and what the types of blueprints, diagrams, etc. for each crafting profession are. Looking for a quick primer? This one is worth your time. Duration: < 4 minutes.

30 Jan

[PTS] ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 2.7.4 – 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. This patch is likely the last patch before Homestead goes live.  Includes the removal of duplicate furnishings, ability tweaking, and some changes to crafting. Most notable is that survey reports will not drop new furniture materials.

Note: This patch is currently on the Public Test Server

OVERVIEW
The Elder Scrolls Online v2.7.4 is our last incremental patch on the PTS, and continues to fix issues surrounding the player housing system. In this patch, we’re switching over to copy all PC North American megaserver characters. The size of this patch is approximately 126MB.

Summary

  • Updated Alchemy Survey Reports to no longer provide Alchemical Resin.
  • Renamed all Motif Books to a new, more compact naming schema
  • Several thrones are now available as rare crafting plans.
  • Adjusted the Health bonuses for Witches Festival food and drink to ensure they give 10% more Health and Health Recovery than they do the equivalent Stamina or Magicka bonuses.
  • Added tutorial alerts for the Housing system to introduce you to the Housing Editor and the new Housing tab of the Collections menu.
  • Argonian Target Skeletons are now available for purchase in the Housing Editor.
  • When purchasing a home for gold, only the requirements you still need to complete will be displayed. Any requirements that you’ve already met will not be shown.
  • Increased the chance to receive furnishing-related rewards from criminal activities like pickpocketing and murder.
  • Increased the chance to receive Provisioning Recipes from criminal activities like pickpocketing and murder.

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21 Jan

ESOTU Housing: Realistic Goals for Day 1

Say What?

Overheard in Tamriel

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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