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Summonable Beast Merchants and Banker Concept

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The idea of beast merchants isn't anything new to the Elder Scrolls. Morrowind has both the Mudcrab Merchant and the Creeper. The Crown Store could sell items that would allow players to summon these beast merchants while out and about.

Each item should be a one time use consumable item that should be sold through the Crown Store and obtainable once through in-game questing. The player could even be required to complete the quests before they can buy the Summoning Items from the Crown Store.

Mudbrab Merchant Bait: One time use. Players pull out some crumbs, scatter them on the ground and the Mudcrab crawls out of the ground, ready to buy, sell, or repair!
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Creeper Effigy: One time use. Players pull out a little scamp effigy and burn it. The Creeper merchant appears out of thin air through a puff of smoke, ready to buy or launder your stolen items.
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Goblin Banker Coin: One time use. Players pull out a coin purse, retrieves one gold coin and toss it into the air in front of them. A well dressed Goblin (well, for a goblin anyway) riding a Bristleback trots up. Behind the Goblin, on the back of the boar, is a lockbox while various bags and satchels hang down its side. The Goblin is there for you to access your personal bank only.
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NOTE: I find it funny that when I was looking for "Goblin Banker" images I discovered there are goblin bankers in WoW. I don't think this means ESO can't have a goblin banker also.

These would be very useful items that many players would be grateful to be able to have with them.
Edited by Gidorick on January 19, 2016 10:19PM
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  • WraithAzraiel
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    Bahaha hysterical!

    Fun and whimsical without being too out of bounds on the lore.
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  • AlexDougherty
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    I have an idea, lets make Maiq the Liar a merchant, then we have a reason to look for him :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    Seriously though, I have no object to Beast/Daedra as merchants, not sure about summonable merchants, but no objection to Beast/Daedra merchants.
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  • Welka
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    What's the point though? There are merchants everywhere in Tamriel and on the main roads as well
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    Welka wrote: »
    What's the point though? There are merchants everywhere in Tamriel and on the main roads as well

    Just to add to options (and some items in the crown store)

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  • Yusuf
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    This is literally one of the best ideas for ESO so far. They should hire you lol
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    Lol. Thanks @Yusuf. I think adding the items would add gameplayability to ESO and make ZOS a good deal of cash!

    Win/win!
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  • Aetherderius
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    I have an idea, lets make Maiq the Liar a merchant, then we have a reason to look for him

    Yes yes, a million times yes. Imagine the rare/unique loot he'd sell when you've found him all over Tamriel....
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    I have an idea, lets make Maiq the Liar a merchant, then we have a reason to look for him

    Yes yes, a million times yes. Imagine the rare/unique loot he'd sell when you've found him all over Tamriel....

    Lol. it would be awesome if he wasn't a merchant, exactly, but offered to sell you a different rare and unique item every time you found him.

    Sometimes it IS the rare and unique item, sometimes it's junk.
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  • traigusb14_ESO2
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    I dunno about that.

    Isn't one of his Quotes..."Maiq knows not of these rare weapons you seek, but Maiq does have 3 cans of purple paint."
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    I dunno about that.

    Isn't one of his Quotes..."Maiq knows not of these rare weapons you seek, but Maiq does have 3 cans of purple paint."

    Lol. That's awesome.
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  • daemonios
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    Nope. Don't like the idea. I'd prefer they give us an inventory large enough for most anything we can throw at it than resort to this hack.

    Also, this might be exploited to bypass game limitations (e.g. the need to go into town while having a bounty on your head).
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    daemonios wrote: »
    Nope. Don't like the idea. I'd prefer they give us an inventory large enough for most anything we can throw at it than resort to this hack.

    Also, this might be exploited to bypass game limitations (e.g. the need to go into town while having a bounty on your head).

    the Creeper would totally allow that, but to use a player would HAVE to buy the effigy from the crown store. Makin' da money for ZOS.
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  • Robbmrp
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    Gidorick wrote: »
    The idea of beast merchants isn't anything new to the Elder Scrolls. Morrowind has both the Mudcrab Merchant and the Creeper. The Crown Store could sell items that would allow players to summon these beast merchants while out and about.

    Each item should be a one time use consumable item that should be sold through the Crown Store and obtainable once through in-game questing. The player could even be required to complete the quests before they can buy the Summoning Items from the Crown Store.

    Mudbrab Merchant Bait: One time use. Players pull out some crumbs, scatter them on the ground and the Mudcrab crawls out of the ground, ready to buy, sell, or repair!
    kNRWREj.jpg?1

    Creeper Effigy: One time use. Players pull out a little scamp effigy and burn it. The Creeper merchant appears out of thin air through a puff of smoke, ready to buy or launder your stolen items.
    cFCTnmv.jpg?1

    Goblin Banker Coin: One time use. Players pull out a coin purse, retrieve one gold coin and toss it into the air in front of them. A well dressed Goblin (well, for a goblin anyway) riding a Bristleback trots up. Behind the Goblin, on the back of the boar, is a lockbox while various bags and satchels hang down its side. The Goblin is there for you to access your personal bank only.
    1024px-Goblin_Trouble.png

    NOTE: I find it funny that when I was looking for "Goblin Banker" images I discovered there are goblin bankers in WoW. I don't think this means ESO can't have a goblin banker also.

    These would be very useful items that many players would be grateful to be able to have with them.

    I would actually use Crowns for this^^^
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    Robbmrp wrote: »
    Gidorick wrote: »
    The idea of beast merchants isn't anything new to the Elder Scrolls. Morrowind has both the Mudcrab Merchant and the Creeper. The Crown Store could sell items that would allow players to summon these beast merchants while out and about.

    Each item should be a one time use consumable item that should be sold through the Crown Store and obtainable once through in-game questing. The player could even be required to complete the quests before they can buy the Summoning Items from the Crown Store.

    Mudbrab Merchant Bait: One time use. Players pull out some crumbs, scatter them on the ground and the Mudcrab crawls out of the ground, ready to buy, sell, or repair!
    kNRWREj.jpg?1

    Creeper Effigy: One time use. Players pull out a little scamp effigy and burn it. The Creeper merchant appears out of thin air through a puff of smoke, ready to buy or launder your stolen items.
    cFCTnmv.jpg?1

    Goblin Banker Coin: One time use. Players pull out a coin purse, retrieve one gold coin and toss it into the air in front of them. A well dressed Goblin (well, for a goblin anyway) riding a Bristleback trots up. Behind the Goblin, on the back of the boar, is a lockbox while various bags and satchels hang down its side. The Goblin is there for you to access your personal bank only.
    1024px-Goblin_Trouble.png

    NOTE: I find it funny that when I was looking for "Goblin Banker" images I discovered there are goblin bankers in WoW. I don't think this means ESO can't have a goblin banker also.

    These would be very useful items that many players would be grateful to be able to have with them.

    I would actually use Crowns for this^^^

    I also suggest non-consumable versions of the items that summon these creatures be given to subscribers, with a cooldown, of course. :wink:
    http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/150450/eso-subscription-benefits-suggestions/p1
    Edited by Gidorick on March 11, 2015 7:28PM
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  • tinythinker
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    Naw, I prefer the feel of the world as it is an going into town for a bank or finding a merchant on the road.
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    Naw, I prefer the feel of the world as it is an going into town for a bank or finding a merchant on the road.

    This wouldn't replace that In any way. This is just an additional option. Or did you mean that you "prefer everyone else also be required to go into town for a bank or find a merchant on the road" ? :lol:
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    Gidorick wrote: »
    Naw, I prefer the feel of the world as it is an going into town for a bank or finding a merchant on the road.

    This wouldn't replace that In any way. This is just an additional option. Or did you mean that you "prefer everyone else also be required to go into town for a bank or find a merchant on the road" ? :lol:

    I mean the feel of the game, where people have reasons to go to towns on a regular basis.
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    Gidorick wrote: »
    Naw, I prefer the feel of the world as it is an going into town for a bank or finding a merchant on the road.

    This wouldn't replace that In any way. This is just an additional option. Or did you mean that you "prefer everyone else also be required to go into town for a bank or find a merchant on the road" ? :lol:

    I mean the feel of the game, where people have reasons to go to towns on a regular basis.

    Well, my concept is that the three individual items are only available in the game once... then they are available in the crown store. As Subscriber bonuses they have cooldowns:
    • Mudcrab Merchant Whistle with a 36 hour cooldown
    • Creeper Summoning Relic with a 48 hour cooldown
    • Goblin Banker Bell with a 72 hour cooldown

    So, people would have to pay actual money if they wanted to just always use it. Like ANY system there would be people who always choose to use this system exclusively but most people would use the summonables as an emergency or last minute before they log-out sort of thing.

    I personally feel the added convenience coupled with the added revenue for ZOS would be well worth the slight change in player behavior. That is, however, just my own opinion, though. :smile:
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  • Gidorick
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    This post is responding to the below post that can be found on this thread: http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/comment/1809327/#Comment_1809327
    Powtreeman wrote: »
    This isn't WoW and I would like it to be less like WoW. There are too little gear sets that are easy to get to want transmogrify and it would make costumes pointless.

    Traveling merchants would just give botters an easier time and would make people stay in caves way longer. They already just mail themselves the gear.

    Goblin banker? Goblins are not smart in ESO like they are in WoW. They would just lose or steal your stuff.

    Kids? why? Pointless NPCs

    I agree that Goblins aren't overly intelligent in the Elder Scrolls @Powtreeman, but they do possess enough intelligence to scavenge, domesticate wild-life and organize in tribes.

    I did consider a Riekling, as they seem to be a bit more intelligent than a Goblin but they aren't as widely spread as Goblins, of course in this context it wouldn't really matter and Rieklings would be Elder Scrolls specific. They DO show up as followers in the Dragonborn DLC and you CAN trade with them as a follower....

    What do you think? Would a Riekling make a better fit or do you have another suggestion for the Beast Banker @Powtreeman?

    But remember!... we're suggesting a Mudcrab to be a Merchant, which is directly from lore! :lol:
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  • dafox187
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    mud crab should follow you for a month but still be one time use

    don't get mad at my spelling, autocorrect doesn't cover fantasy.
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    dafox187 wrote: »
    mud crab should follow you for a month but still be one time use

    lol. like.. just follow you around but you're not able to actually USE it?

    The Mudcrab Merchant's quotes are quite annoying so I would imagine it just annoys you the whole time with singing, jokes, personal jabs and ridicule.

    Some of it's quotes in Morrowind:

    "Whaddaya think? Sheesh. I'm a mudcarb... crab. Shure. A mudcrab. Thas me. Pretty sure. I LOOK like a mudcrab, right? Mush be. Thish IS me talking, right? So? I mush be... A talking mudcrab. And I sells stuff, right? So? I mush be a talking mudcrab merchant. Stands to reason, don't it?"

    'How dry I am... how dry I am... how dry I am... how dry I am...' SHAY! Hi. There. Lesh make a deal. I got... stuff. Lots. Here. See?"

    "Sure. Thash what I said? Did I stutter or shomethin? Talking. Mudcrab. Merchant. Read my lips. Ehr. Mouthparts? Read my mouthparts? Shomethin ain't right. But never mind. Jush one-a life's little myshteries. So. You gonna buy shomethin? Or sit here jawin' all day."
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  • BigM
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    Maybe I missed it but for people that support the game by subbing would they have it without buying it from crown store?
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    well, @BigM... in many of my suggestions I sort of build upon others.

    I 100% believe that there should be a subscriber specific area of the Crown Store, in that area things like Individual Rings of Mara are sold or given for free. Among these items would be:
    Items that are free would be subscriber dependent. If a player un-subs, they would loose access to those items. I would personally think the whistle, relic and bell would all fall within this category.

    Some other items suggested in that same thread are"
    http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/150450/eso-subscription-benefits-suggestions/p1
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  • dodgehopper_ESO
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    In Skyrim (Dragonborn patch) there was a daedra you could use to hold large amounts of items and sell as well. This would be awesome. Give it a fair cooldown if you must, but I'd love to have a daedra butler who could carry huge amounts of items or send stuff to the bank.
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  • Dekken_Blake
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    I want Haskill.
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    Haskill can only be summoned while in the Shivering Isles @Dekken_Blake... so we can't summon him in ESO... unless....
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  • Gidorick
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    Soooo... assistants are being added. They sound VERY similar in function to my concept here. They sound like they will be people though... disappointing but at least the function is the same!
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