Letters From Tamriel

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Housing: OMG

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Hi, and welcome back from winter break!  Or maybe that’s just me.  At any rate, welcome to 2017. 🙂

Housing is coming to ESO in February.  Right now it’s on the PTS, and I considered diving in to the PTS to try it, but I decided to wait.  I don’t want to hassle with downloading the game all over again to get PTS access, but more importantly, I don’t want to “re-do” any work I put into housing – don’t want to decorate one on the PTS and then decorate it again when Homestead goes live for real.  But the preview vids are hitting YouTube and I am drooling.  The rest of this post is a verbal rendition of that drool, and my personal history with TES. 🙂  It’s extremely TL;DR. Read more…

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Inventory and Immersion

@Zells - sepia stone - smallThe Dark Brotherhood DLC goes live next week and I could not be more excited.  Nyx, my main Nightblade, is a thief rather than an assassin, but Vashta Neradae, my Dunmer, insect-themed Daedra worshipper, is going to be all over this.  Poisons, huzzah!  All hail Sithis!  However, while the DB content will be exciting, the thing I’m looking forward to the most is the “crafting bag” storage added to subscriber accounts.  Honestly, if I hadn’t been a subscriber already, the promise of “infinite” crafting storage would have tipped it for me.

I just recently used subscriber Crowns to purchase the banker assistant, and I can not overstate how much it has changed/improved the game for me.  Since I joined in late December, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say I have spent dozens of hours of my life on inventory management: transferring craft mats to mules and back again, logging and re-logging to shift inventory so new mats would fit, running back into town in the middle of a quest line only because my bag was full (of crafting mats).  Making a new suit of armor for a character involved several runs back and forth from the bank to the specialty crafting station (usually in the distant wilderness), and since my crafting is spread over several characters, I had to repeat those repetitive, back-and-forth runs multiple times as I did cloth/leather (‘Fire), then metal weapons/armor (Issa) , then staves/bow (Zahara).  Now, with the banker, I can go to the specialty station… and just stay there, summoning Tythis in and dismissing him when I’m done.  When I’m questing, if my bags get full I can summon him into a quiet corner, un-load, and go back to having fun.

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