Letters From Tamriel

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9/9!! (almost)

Zellfire profile pic - face onlyTonight when I log in, I will start research on the last trait Zellfire needs for blacksmithing.  And with that, I will be a mere 28 days away from being 9 of 9 on all crafting skills.

I don’t regret splitting the crafting skills up over 5 alts in the beginning – it allowed me to focus skill points and max out the skills faster.  If I had to do it over again I would do the same thing, except I would have started ‘Fire’s research simultaneously.  As it was, I didn’t start her research until I learned how rare motifs work, so she got a really late start on wood-working and blacksmithing.

But now it’s finally at an end.  After almost 2 years I can throw away the sticky note I’ve had in my calendar that I’ve been using to track when the next research starts.  Yay. 🙂

In other exciting news, the Witches’ Festival will be beginning next week, really looking forward to that.  They’re re-releasing the Grim Harlequin motif and the Scarecrow and Pumpkin costumes are back. I like that new people are getting a shot at those items, but I’m also hoping there’s something new in the mix.  And Clockwork City will be dropping on the 23rd, which…

::babbles incoherently for 20 minutes before stopping to take a breath::

I’m looking forward to seeing it, let’s leave it at that. 🙂  It’s a good month for Tamriel.

One other update: I am still working on the YouTube channel and hope to have my first video up next week.  It’s been a learning curve – had to find and learn recording software, editing software, figure out the voice-over recording, etc.  But I think the technical aspects are mostly beaten into shape.  I’ll do another post with an announcement once there is content on the channel.

Happy Fredas, everyone!

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Crafting & Hirelings

@Zells - sepia stone - smallIf you’re a crafter you might have heard about building crafting skills on alts in order to get hirelings.  If you haven’t heard about setting that up, Deltia’s Gaming has an excellent vid on the system.  All the YouTube vids on hirelings are a bit out-of-date, though (including that one), so I thought I’d clarify some of the changes and report on how it’s worked for me.

Many will say hirelings have been nerfed and are no longer worth developing on alts.  It’s certainly not as easy as it was, and I absolutely agree with Deltia’s Gaming that not everyone has the time or inclination for all this, but for me it was well worth it.

Here’s some details: Read more…

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