Update 5: feedback needed by ZeniMax

Elder Scrolls Online’s Update 5 is quite a big one. So big, actually, that in their official statement ZeniMax provided a list of suggestions as to what the beta players should be testing.

More specifically, the dev team is seeking feedback on the veteran City of Ash dungeon as well as on crafting writs and the new crafting tutorials. That’s just a partial list, tho. The full list is provided on the ESO forums.

Update 5 OVERVIEW

The Elder Scrolls Online patch v1.5, brings us many new features. One of the highlights of this patch are: adding of Veteran City of Ash, City of Ash dungeon continuation, as well as graphical improvements in form of facial animations for NPCs. Dungeon and solo-instance scaling will allow you to revisit some of your favorite dungeons. Crafters will be happy to hear that they’ll be able to undertake certification, as well as crafting writs and survey reports once you’re certified. Interface improvements in the form of new chat bubbles are also included and can be activated in the Settings menu. New Undauted Enclaves and Pledges that can be performed every 20 hours are also a part of this fifth major content update!

In addition to all the new features, there are many bug fixes and small changes, so make sure to check them out in the full list below!

Click to view the full list of v1.5 patch notes

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ESO Patch Notes v1.4.4

ESO V1.4.4 Patch Notes
Elder Scrolls Online patch notes v1.4.4 brings many fixes and improvements to existing content mainly to gameplay, itemization, UI, and the Alliance War.

Alliance War

General

  • Fixed an issue that would cause the game to crash while in combat in Cyrodiil.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Cyrodiil from properly saving the status of keeps in some instances in the event of a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where keep postern doors were not usable.

 
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ESO Patch v1.4.3 is live

The Elder Scrolls Online v.1.4.3 has been released and is quite a big one! Besides bug fixes, the patch includes: the introduction of a new area – Upper Craglorn; Serpent Trial: Cantrum Ophidia; Dragonstar Arena; changes and improvements in grouping; Ability Alterning Enchantments. The addition of a new VR Rank – 14, as well as the addition of “Chance on hit to increase Spell Resistance” are also added.

Some of the patch highlights include:

  • Upper Craglorn – New Area
  • Serpent Trial: Sanctum Ophidia
  • Dragonstar Arena
  • Nirnhoned Crafting Trait
  • Chance on hit to increase Spell Resistance
  • Larger Delves
  • The delves found in Bangkorai, Reaper’s March and The Rift are now larger, and contain more monsters and loot.
  • Grouping Improvements
  • New VR Rank – 14
  • Ability Altering Enchantments
  • Found on weapons in the Dragonstar Arena, the Serpent Trial in difficult mode, and from the Alliance War Leaderboards

Click here to view the complete patch notes…

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Upper Craglorn Skyshards

upper craglorn skyshards With the release of update 4 on the PTS and the appearance of a new zone (or rather an expansion of an old zone) Upper Craglorn, we decided it is time to update our Skyshards locations map with new data. There are 6 new skyshards to be found in Upper Craglorn. This goes in line with two new Veteran ranks (6 skyshards = 2 skill point – one for each level) being obtainable in this update. As with all other Craglorn Skyshards they are located in group delves so bring along some friends or be ready to sneak past some rather nasty mobs. To help you achieve this we created screenshot guides for each new skyshard. You will notice that we put Upper and Lower Craglorn Skyshard guides onto one page. This is because new in-game map of Craglorn contains both parts of the zone, although skyshards themselves are separated in the achievements list to Lower and Upper Craglorn sections. You’ll just have the convenience of having everything in one place while hunting for Craglorn Skyshards.

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ESO at GamesCom 2014

ESO booth gamescom 2014

Elder Scrolls Online had a booth at this year’s GamesCom gaming convention, held in Cologne, Germany. We took the opportunity to swing by and say hello to the community team and take a peak at the new 3v3v3 PvP mode that was first shown back at E3. People were lining up to get their hands on the new mode and experience small scale PvP action. We also had a chance to meet in person Jessica Folsom, which was a highlight of our day in its own right. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take video footage of the on-screen action, but from people’s reaction I think they had quite a good time.

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ESO Deshaan Angler achievement guide

As you already know, if you open achievement menu and look under fishing, you will find fishing achievements for that region, which can be completed by catching 12 rare fishes and a unique fish in that area. Before you can start fishing, you need a fishing hole, and baits, but don’t forget that using a wrong bait will increase your failure rate by 50%.

For all of you who have been looking for the best spots for catching rare fishes in Deshaan, we have a small guide made by Herner. After catching 12 rare fishes in Deshaan, you will complete Deshaan Angler achievement. On the map below you’ll find marked locations for different types of water, and a list of fishes that can be caught in the particular type of water.
 
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ESO Skill Calculator updated with 1.3.3 data

update 3 skill calculator Elder Scrolls Online Update 3 (patch 1.3.3) brought on a lot of skill changes across the board. Some skills have had their bug fixed. Others had their values tweaked in an effort to balance them better. Some skills have been changed to have better tooltip descriptions. We put in an effort to reflect all those changes in our online ESO Skill Calculator. I am sure many of you are already familiar with our ESO talent calculator since more than 7000 builds have been saved since the game launched (which you can browse through here). We would recommend for those actively maintaining your builds to update them for the latest patch, since some rotations might have changed in the meantime. If you updated your build to reflect 1.3.3 patch changes feel free to let us know via our contact us page and we will feature your build on the front page of our website. I hope you will continue to use our skill calculator and that it is a tool that will help you plan your character development even while you are not in the game.

P.S. If you are from a French speaking country we recommend you visit our friends at Game-Guide.fr because they have the skill calculator in French.

ESO Patch Notes v1.3.3

Elder Scrolls Online patch v1.3.3 brings the third major content update, with new armor dye stations, guild improvements, updates to campaigns in Cyrodiil, and many fixes to quests, combat, art, and audio.

Armor Dyes

  • Armor dyes have now been added to the game! You can visit a dye station and interact with it to dye any piece of armor that you own.
    • Dye stations can be found in at least one town in every normal overworld zone. There are new map markers add for these dye station locations
  • Every piece of gear has up to three separate areas that can be dyed individually, and you have tools available to do so.
    • Color Sets: You can use the special dye tools to create and apply custom color sets.
    • Eye Dropper Tool: You can use the eye dropper tool to pick colors from previously dyed gear, and apply that color elsewhere.
    • Paint Bucket Tool: This tool applies the dye you’ve selected to the corresponding color area of every piece of gear you have equipped.
  • At a dye station, you can see every color available. Dyes you haven’t obtained yet are displayed with a lock icon. Hover over any locked color to see which achievement is associated with it. You can right-click on it to jump to the achievement panel and read the achievement’s completion criteria. When a dye is unlocked, it will be available for all characters on your account.

 
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European Megaserver finally arriving to Europe

When Elder Scrolls Online launched it allowed for people to use the North American or European megaserver. This is a standard for MMOs that launch worldwide, because of language differences and vast physical distance that can make playing a bit difficult if you are playing on a server located on another continent. What most Europeans realized soon after launch is that the European megaserver is actually located in United States. Zenimax told us that the reason for this was that megaserver infrastructure is very complicated and for the time being they had to have all the servers in the same place. Four months later Europeans will finally be able to play on Europe based servers. The move is happening at 1:00PM BST (8:00AM EDT) on July 30th. Move is rather complicated because it is supposed to transfer all of your characters and all their data. It will take about nine hours, but may be extended. After the transfer is complete people that have characters on the European megaservers should continue playing as if nothing really happened. The only thing they should notice is increased performance. This means less lag in PvP and during PvE combat (both of which were quite common). We, here at MMORPG Life, welcome this transfer because we are based in Europe and our game experience suffered due to the servers being in the US. We wish this happened within the first month after launch, as was initially promised, but better late than never.

You can read the official announcement here and here are some of the most common questions and answers concerning the transfer:

Will anything change for me when the migration is complete?

Nope! All your characters will be just the way you left them before the move. There won’t be a patch to download, either.

The migration seems to be during European primetime. Why is that?

Moving everything over to our new datacenter is a complex operation involving a large number of our engineers and support staff in Europe and North America. It’s important to us that everyone we need for the process is awake, ready, and available. This will help us make the transition as smooth as possible.

I’m European, but created characters on the North American megaserver. Can I move them to the new European megaserver?

No. The migration will only affect characters that already exist on the European megaserver, and no transfers are available right now.