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TheoryCRAFTING: Crafting Minions?

TheoryCRAFTING is a series of articles where I examine an Elder Scrolls Online theory, crafting, and or both.

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Introduction

In this  article, we look at the viability of crafting minions, characters used to generate income and resources actively and passively using crafting passives and doing crafting dailies.
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ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 3.3.5 – Crafting Summary

The following is a summary of the crafting and housing related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.  No crafting changes.

OVERVIEW

Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v3.3.5 and the Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack! As with previous updates, the base game patch will be available to everyone who owns The Elder Scrolls Online and the DLC Game Pack will automatically download with it, allowing you instant access to the new content when you purchase it or activate an ESO Plus membership. Anyone who owns ESO and has an active ESO Plus membership will also automatically have access to the Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack. If your ESO Plus membership ends or lapses, you will no longer have access to the DLC Game Pack content and areas, but you will still have any items you earned while you had access.

In this update, you’ll be able to explore and conquer two all-new 4 player dungeons – Fang Lair and Scalecaller Peak. These dungeons offer new item sets, Monster Masks, achievements and unique rewards! We’ve also added two new Battlegrounds maps – Mor Khazgur and Deeping Drome – which are available to anyone who owns The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind.

In the base game patch, we’ve added several new features including the highly-anticipated Outfit System, which gives you the freedom to customize the visual appearance of your gear, and Home Storage Furnishings! We’ve also added two new systems to aid players as they adventure throughout Tamriel: a Level Up Advisor and Skills Advisor. And as always, we’ve made several adjustments and improvements to combat abilities, including an overhaul to our Synergy system, and several bug fixes.

We hope you enjoy this new update, which is approximately 2.38GB in size.

Highlights

  • Two New Dungeons
  • New Collectibles
  • 8 new Item Sets
  • The new Outfit System is now available, and allows you the freedom to customize the visual appearance of your character including both the style and dyes. With Outfits, you get to determine the appearance of every aspect of your character, piece by piece, regardless of what you are (or aren’t) wearing underneath.
    • Customize by slot, motif, and material level (eg. jute to ancestor silk variants)
  • Housing Storage Chests
    • These account-wide items allow you to store 30 or 60 items per collectible, depending on the size. You can acquire four 30-slot coffers and four 60-slot chests, for a combined total of up to 360 storage slots.
  • Master Writ Vendors
    • Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator who sells furnishings and recipes for Writ Vouchers, has changed some of his offerings. He retired several of his furniture plans and now offers 6 new furniture plans.
    • a new assistant: Faustina Curio, the Achievement Mediator. This new merchant sells plans and furnishings for Writ Vouchers to characters that have attained certain achievements. Among these items are plans that Rolis previously stopped selling, as well as new furnishing documents that contain Morrowind furnishing plans.
    • The Glass Motif can now be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu
  • Several motifs now more rarer.
    • Aldmeri Dominion, Ancient Elf, Assassins League, Barbaric, , Celestial, Daedric, Daggerfall Covenant, Dro-m’Athra,  Ebonheart Pact,  Mercenary, Minotaur, Outlaw, Primal, Ra Gada
  • Level Up Advisor
  • Skills Advisor
  • The Champion Point cap has been raised by 30 points (10 in each red/blue/green constellation) for a total of 720 Champion Points.
  • No longer supporting the 32-bit client
  • The chance of obtaining a Xivkyn Motif chapter from a Daedric Cache in Imperial City is now dependent on your Tel Var Stone multiplier: the more Stones you carry, the more likely you are to obtain a Xivkyn Motif chapter.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in some long-duration poisons having no difference between their two-reagent and three-reagent durations. Three-reagent durations are now consistently longer.
  • Adjusted the duration for all Immovable potions. The base duration has been reduced from a cap of 12.5 seconds to 8 seconds, leading to a Medicinal Use maximum of 10.4 seconds
  • Rewards for the Worthy mails now only grant a guaranteed Transmutation Geode once per day per account.
  • The Creation tab at Crafting Stations will now remember the level you have selected, rather than the number of materials. This is to prevent accidentally crafting the wrong level gear when switching between slots that require different material amounts, such as Helmet and Pants.

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ESOTU [PTS] [PC] Patch Notes 3.3.0 – Crafting Summary

The following is a summary of the crafting and housing related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.  There are significant quality of life improvements including Outfitting system (appearance slots), Housing Storage, and Leveling Advisor.  Also, some big changes coming to the Master Writ Vendor, including a new assistant.

NOTE: Currently, on the Public Test Server (PTS). Information here is from the patch notes published on their forums.

OVERVIEW

Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v3.3.0 and the Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack! As with previous updates, the base game patch will be available to everyone who owns The Elder Scrolls Online and the DLC Game Pack will automatically download with it, allowing you instant access to the new content when you purchase it or activate an ESO Plus membership. Anyone who owns ESO and has an active ESO Plus membership will also automatically have access to the Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack. If your ESO Plus membership ends or lapses, you will no longer have access to the DLC Game Pack content and areas, but you will still have any items you earned while you had access.

In this update, you’ll be able to explore and conquer two all-new 4 player dungeons – Fang Lair and Scalecaller Peak. These dungeons offer new item sets, Monster Masks, achievements and unique rewards! We’ve also added two new Battlegrounds maps – Mor Khazgur and Deeping Drome – which are available to anyone who owns The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind.

In the base game patch, we’ve added several new features including the highly-anticipated Outfit System, which gives you the freedom to customize the visual appearance of your gear, and Home Storage Furnishings! We’ve also added two new systems to aid players as they adventure throughout Tamriel: a Level Up Advisor and Skills Advisor. And as always, we’ve made several adjustments and improvements to combat abilities, including an overhaul to our Synergy system, and several bug fixes

Highlights

  • Two New Dungeons: Fang Lair and Scalecaller Peak
    • Unique Achievement awards are also available for completing the dungeons, including: Unique Player Skin, Unique Hat, Several Titles, and Unique housing items
  • New Collectibles
    • Renegade Dragon Priest Mask
    • Trophy, Thurvokun
    • Bust, Thurvokun
    • Trophy, Scalecaller
    • Bust, Scalecaller
    • Blackmarrow Necromancer Skin
    • Worm Wizard
  • New Item Sets
    There are 8 new Item Sets available from the two dungeons, Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair. Each dungeon has 1 Light Armor, 1 Medium Armor, 1 Heavy Armor, and 1 Monster Mask Item Set to acquire.
  • New Achievements
    Dragon Bones comes with more than 35 new achievements, including 4 new titles to unlock. Complete both dungeons on Veteran difficulty to unlock the Nacreous Purple dye!
  • Two new maps have been added for Battlegrounds
  • Outfits
    The new Outfit System is now available, and allows you the freedom to customize the visual appearance of your character including both the style and dyes. With Outfits, you get to determine the appearance of every aspect of your character, piece by piece, regardless of what you are (or aren’t) wearing underneath.

    • Every Dye Station previously found in the world has been upgraded into an Outfit Station.
    • Before you can modify the appearance of an equipment slot, you first need to unlock the style of the desired appearance.
    • The primary way to learn Outfit Styles is by reading Motif books and chapters. In addition to unlocking the ability to craft in that style, learning a Motif now also teaches you how to apply that style to your Outfits.
    • As this Outfit Style knowledge is an account-wide collectible
      • These style collectibles are retroactively unlocked for all the styles you already know how to craft after logging in with a character with the associated Motif knowledge
    • Each slot in an Outfit can be customized individually.
    • Each Outfit selection can also be re-colored, similar to equipment dyeing, using the same dyes you’ve unlocked via achievements.
    • Please note that costumes, polymorphs, hats, and disguises will always override any armor styles in your applied outfit.
    • Additionally, weapon slots in Outfits can be dyed as desired, utilizing the same dyes available for armor. Yes, really.
    • Allows you the flexibility to recreate any look you may have found appealing while leveling up through various tiers of equipment.
    • Everyone will receive one free customizable outfit per character, and can unlock additional outfits in the Crown Store. These outfits are character-specific.
    • “Convert to Imperial” and “Convert to Morag Tong” are no longer used from the inventory on specific items, and are instead incorporated into the Outfit System.
      • If you possess these collectibles, the Imperial and Morag Tong Outfit Styles are automatically available, and do not cost gold to apply to your Outfits.
    • Dye Stations found in homes are visually unchanged, but have been upgraded to the full Outfit Station functionality.
      • A new furnishing with the visual of the new Outfit station is now available on the new Master Writ achievement mediator, Faustina Curio, with all of the above associated functionality.
    • Home Storage Furnishings
      • These account-wide items allow you to store 30 or 60 items per collectible, depending on the size. You can acquire four 30-slot coffers and four 60-slot chests, for a combined total of up to 360 storage slots. All four coffers share the same visual appearance, but each has a unique name and can be nicknamed for easy organization. Chests work the same way, with their own shared appearance.
    • New Homes
      3  new homes are available to test during this PTS update.
    • Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator who sells furnishings and recipes for Writ Vouchers, has changed some of his offerings. He retired several of his furniture plans and now offers 6 new furniture plans
    • The Champion Point cap has been raised by 30 points (10 in each red/blue/green constellation) for a total of 720 Champion Points
  • 32-bit Client Removal
  • Crafting Motifs
    • The chance of obtaining a Xivkyn Motif chapter from a Daedric Cache in Imperial City is now dependent on your Tel Var Stone multiplier
  • Crafting Motifs
    • With the release of the Outfit System, we’ve adjusted the drop rates for a number of Crafting Motifs to help ensure certain impressive or prestigious Motifs retain a degree of rarity. In most cases, this reduction is marginal.  See below for list of affected motifs.
    • The Glass Motif can now be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator with Writ Vouchers.
      • Glass Motif Fragments no longer drop from Crafting Writ reward containers.
      • If you have Glass Motif Fragments in your inventory, the Merethic Restorative Resin can still be found in the wares of Mystic vendors the world over for the same price as before (10,000g).
    • Rewards for the Worthy mails now only grant a guaranteed Transmutation Geode once per day per account.

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ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 3.2.5 – Crafting Summary

The following is a summary of the crafting and housing related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.  Clockwork City Update!

OVERVIEW

Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online v3.2.5 and the Clockwork City where you can enter Sotha Sil’s legendary creation and explore his mysterious mechanical world. In addition to new quests to enjoy, you’ll also come across two new world bosses and two delves, plus a new 12-player Trial: Asylum Sanctorium. We’ve also added 12 new item sets, two new Motifs, over 200 new furnishings, and a host of fun, new collectibles.

For players that own The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, we’ve added a new Battleground game mode – Crazy King – where your team must seize a capture point location that jumps randomly around the map. It’s, well, crazy!

The base game update introduces the highly-anticipated Transmutation system which allows you to change the traits on your gear, including weapons and armors. We’ve also added a trait tracker that will allow you to see whether or not you’ve researched the unique trait on an item. Additionally, we’ve also made a number of performance optimizations resulting in better frame rate and shorter loading times.

We can’t wait for you to discover this mysterious, new zone. This update in its entirety is approximately 3.6GB in size.

Highlights

  • To visit the Clockwork City, you can acquire the quest to take you there by accepting it from the Collectibles/Stories interface, or by visiting the Mages Guild in Mournhold.
  • Transmutation allows you to permanently change the trait of an item to one of your choosing! 
  • Trait Tracker
  • Performance Updates
  • Crafting Writ Turn-In Site Universalization
  • New Target Dummy: The Precursor
  • Champion Point Increase
  • Master Writs will now call for more diverse crafting styles, such as Abah’s Watch, Hollowjack, or Redoran.
  • Dungeon Finder Level Restrictions
    • Normal Difficulty dungeons to Level 45 for some dungeons
    • Veteran Difficulty dungeons to CP160  for some dungeons
  • Increased the rewards for opening a Master Chest when you have the Treasure Hunter passive.
  • Every weekend, Adhazabi Aba-daro the Golden will now sell four sets of jewelry instead of two.
  • Two jewelry sets each weekend will be from the Overland sets, and two will be Dungeon sets.
  • Repeatable Bounties: The Clockwork Facilitator and Novice Holli, both residing in the eastern portion of the Brass Fortress, each offer daily bounties to investigate and overcome dangers at these locations.
  • Asylum Sanctorium is a 12-player Trial located within the Brass Fortress in Clockwork City.
    • the Asylum and Perfect Asylum weapons alter and improve the effect of one of your weapon skill line’s abilities.
  • Unique Achievement rewards are available for completing this Trial, including:
    • Unique skin
    • Several Titles
    • Unique housing items
  • New Collectibles
    • Scintillant Dovah-Fly: non-combat pet
    • Begone!: Emote
    • Umbral Projector: Memento
    • Revolving Celestiodrome: unique Furnishing
    • Trophy, Saint Olms the Just
    • Bust, Saint Olms the Just
    • Sanctified Silver: Skin
    • Clockwork Curator: Polymorph
  • 12 new Item Sets available
  • Two motifs have been added to Clockwork City: The Apostle, The Ebonshadow
  • Over 200 new furnishings have been added to the game through various sources, many of which can be purchased through the Housing Editor or crafted.
  • Clockwork City comes with over 40 new achievements to pursue, with 6 new titles to unlock!
  • Two motifs have been added to the Horns of the Reach DLC game pack: The Dreadhorn,  The Bloodforge
  • The Orbservatory Prior home is available to preview and purchase.
  • Master difficulty chests and treasure map chests now have a greater chance of giving Buoyant Armiger motifs if you have the Treasure Hunter passive.
  • Remains-Silent will no longer silently provide you with only a furnishing when she elects to give you one. You will now receive the furnishing alongside your normal materials for that choice.
  • Fixed several painful clipping issues
  • Merchants all over the world now sell Empty Soul Gems.
  • Fixed a number of infrequent game crashes.
  • A new option for AvA Announcements has been added to the Social settings.
  • You can now Filter your furnishings by theme

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ESOTU [PC] Patch Notes 3.1.8 – Crafting Summary

The following is a summary of the crafting and housing related changes included in this #ESOTU patch for the PC and Mac.

OVERVIEW

The Elder Scrolls Online v3.1.8 is an incremental patch that fixes several quest and UI-related issues, in addition to some gameplay bugs involving Lacerate, Befoul, and unlocking the Alliance War skill line. The size of this patch is approximately 123MB.

Highlights

  • Fixed an issue where Master Writs were not displaying the required crafting style in the German, French, and Japanese game clients.

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