ESO TheoryCRAFTING: The First 100 Days of Endeavors

In this article, we going to look back at the first one hundred days of Endeavor System in the Elder Scrolls Online.

I have done the math so you do not have to. The numbers are broken down by week, paywalls, PvP vs Pve, and more.

Background

If you are new to the Elder Scrolls Online or haven’t played Elder Scrolls Online in a while, let’s quickly review the Endeavors System.

Added shortly after the release of the Blackwood Chapter, Endeavors were introduced to provide ways to earn in-game currency to purchase items that currently available in the crown store. Endeavors are daily and weekly activities you can complete to earn Seals of Endeavors. Seals of Endeavors are a special in-game currency that will allow you to purchase items available from the current crown crates in the store.

What did you have to do?

You could categorizes Endeavor tasks into 11 groups.

Endeavor Categories
Antiquities
Arenas / Dungeons / Trials
Crafting (Making, Deconstructing, and Harvesting)
Dark Brotherhood (Killing people and Sacraments)
Fashion (Outfits)
Hunting (Kill <Mobs, with poisons, with class abilities, with class abilities>
Legerdemain / Thieving (Stealing, Pickpocketing, Lockpicking)
Player vs. Player (Kill Players, Kill Patrolling Horrors, Town quests)
Questing (Complete quests)
Selling (Sell items to merchants)
Use / Consume (Food, Drinks, Ultimates)

Here is a breakdown of the daily endeavors offered.

The Min / Max Summary

MetricValue
Lowest Daily Endeavor Seals Reward10
Highest Daily Endeavor Seals Reward30
Lowest Weekly Endeavor Seals Reward160
Highest Weekly Endeavor Seals Reward400
Lowest Combined Dailies/Weekly Endeavor Seal Reward445
Highest Combined Dailies/Weekly Endeavor Seal Reward700
Total Number of Daily Endeavors Offered500
Total Number of Weekly Endeavors Offered42

Top Daily Endeavors List

RANKTASK
7 (tie)afflict 10 enemies with weapon poisons (8)
7 (tie)complete 1 heist (8)
7 (tie)defeat 1 patrolling horror in the imperial city districts (8)
6 (tie)complete 1 duel (9)
6 (tie)earn 150 tel var stones through kills (9)
6 (tie)pickpocket 6 items (9)
5 (tie)kill 2 world bosses (10)
5 (tie)loot 2 treasure chests (10)
4complete 1 quest (12)
3complete 1 battleground match (14)
2complete 1 dungeon (15)
1kill 1 player in cyrodiil (17)

Endeavors Completed With Base Game (Paywalls)

This chart shows the percentage of Endeavors that could have been completed in the base game. Most of the Endeavors can be completed with just the base game.

*Note: Imperial City activities were considered base game as players could obtain the DLC for free from the Crown Store.

Endeavors by Playstyle

This chart is subjective. I reviewed the Endeavor tasks and asked the question if they could be earned in Battlegrounds, Cyrodiil Battles, Claiming Keeps, and/or requiring completion in Cyrodiil or Imperial City.

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Trends

Weekly Endeavors Seal Rewards Over Time

Here is a chart showing the Weekly Endeavor Trend over time. The trend is a very slight decline.

Daily Endeavors Seal Rewards Over Time

Here is the chart showing the individual daily rewards over time. The trend is significantly downward.

Daily Endeavors per Week Seal Rewards Over Time

Here is the chart showing the total of the daily rewards per week over time. The trend is significantly downward.

Combined Weekly and Daily/Week Combined Seal Rewards Over Time

Here is the chart combines both daily and weekly endeavor rewards per week over time. The trend is significantly downward.

So How Did You do?

Below is a table of all the rewards you would have obtained by September 24th, 2021.

Endeavor Reward Counter

Seals Gold ExperienceTransmute CrystalsTel Var
76009725031050040300
Source: BenevolentBowD.ca

Summary

The Good News

The majority of Endeavors do not appear to be behind a paywall.

The Bad News

There is a higher percentage of PvE Endeavors than PvP Endeavors.

The graph trends suggest that the number of Seals rewarded for Daily and Weekly is decreasing over time.

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