21 Jan

ESOTU Housing: Realistic Goals for Day 1

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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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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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04 Jan

ESOTU Datamining: Update 13

Say What?

Overheard in Tamriel

There is an intriguing post on the official forums by Paulington that reveals some very interesting clues of what the next crown crate mounts look like, new costumes, new pets, personalities, and more.

  • The next crown crates appear to be “Spriggan-themed”.
  • New personalities: Scholar, Jester, and Duchess
  • New racial costumes
  • New pets and mounts.

 

11 Dec

ESOTU Forums: All Known Future Content

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Overheard in Tamriel

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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23 Aug

ESOTU Firor Interview: Crafting and Spellcrafting

There was a post on Reddit to an exclusive interview with Matt Firor today. In the interview, they talk about community, roleplaying, pvp, housing, crafting and more.

Do you have any changes coming to crafting?

No, our crafting system is really good, so we’re happy with it.

Okay. I guess the same thing could be said about spell crafting [Is it still on the roadmap?]?

Same thing. With spell crafting we actually got in enough to start seeing how it worked, we didn’t like the design so much and it was going to be more work than we thought to get it to launch so we kind of put it aside to do Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood, One Tamriel, housing etc.

Check out the interview here

21 Aug

ESOTU Gamescom Updates – Big Changes Coming!

New content coming to ESOTU!There has been some exciting news coming out of gamescon that is being posted on the web. A great post linking some of the big news appeared on reddit yesterday.

Here is a summary

  • Dueling
  • Pledges will split off DLC pledges to a third NPC quest giver and all will reward the top tier reward formerly the gold key but looks like each vendor will have it’s own key.
  • Veteran Pledges will reward 2 keys
  • 17 New Vet Dungeons , alll have own monster sets, and monster set item will drop every time
  • 30 new sets
  • Each patch will increase CP count by 30
  • New Weapon Morphs with two morphs
  • All DLC pack will be in the Crown Store. It will be about 5500 crowns and it contains the 4 DLCs except Shadows of the Hist.
  • Update 13 aka Housing you’ll have training dummies in your yard
  • Complete Craglorn rework. It can now be done solo or with a group of up to four people: Main story line will be solo-able.
  • Crown store random boxes that can drop previously limited mounts and other stuff.
  • Old AA and Hel Ra sets are coming back
  • Two upcoming holiday events in October and New Years
  • New content to appear on PTS in 2 – 3 weeks
  • Target launch October

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