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Official Discussion Thread for "ESO – The Year Ahead"

  • LearnThis
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    I know I read about the character customization but I did not see the word "race" in there. Was there a reason that was not spoken of or at least mentioned?

    As a few before have said, I too am sad to read the VR changes are happening during the second quarter and not sooner.

    Thank you for the informational update.
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  • Bloodfang
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    Saturn wrote: »
    Sidenote: The ~9 months between Nov 2014 and August 2015 was a pretty significant content draught for ESO, which will hopefully never happen again now that you are on track to releasing big content batches quarterly.

    Update 5 -> November 2014
    Update 6 -> March 2015 (4 months)
    Update 7 -> August 2015 (5 months)

    There was never 9 months of content drought.

  • craigr02
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    I'm upset the vr ranks will not be taken away sooner. I was looking forward to that change, and using my new toon. Not having to level him up to vr 16 like my other, which will probably take me until the next quarter. I also wonder about the getting skill points too. They only talked about Skyshards alliance war and quests. They did not mention when your character levels, in his case when you get another 10 champ points. I also did not like that they did not mention race in changes as well.
  • DEPRE5SED
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    What about the earned skill points from vet levels 2 through 16? Will all those still be obtainable?
  • Dominoid
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    Possible look of nameplate implementation:

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  • MaxwellC
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    A bit disappointing in the lack of upcoming class changes that I believe were to come out with thieves guild update. I'm bored of not being able to make use of my DK abilities and am tired of having to mix up CP due to ultimate/skills scaling off different CP even though it's stamina based.
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  • Jayne_Doe
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    What will happen with those attribute points we got for veteran ranks?

    Indeed; will current VR characters have theirs removed? It seems like the only way to avoid a permanent advantage on the part of the established player base although I dread the raging that will come with it... ;)

    I am afraid though that if they remove those 15 points it is gonna destroy lot of builds. They should transfer those also to the champion system. Till CP 160 you gain one attribute per 10 CP.

    Don't forget the skill points - there's 15 of those too. I like your proposal of blending them in to the Champion system. I saw another idea of providing 2 SPs/APs at levels 5, 10, 15, etc., but that would only take care of 10 of the points.

    I'd rather see them figure out another way to earn those points rather than remove them. For someone who doesn't PVP, I'm missing out on SPs from Alliance Ranks as well as the Cyrodiil skyshards. Don't want to lose 15 more! :smile:
  • Rozyn
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    I'll be the one casual to bring up housing lol. Great to hear this is still coming at some point, I'd just like to request that it isn't some super end-game feature that's so expensive no one can afford to enjoy it. Housing gives a sense of belonging to a game world in a way that few other features do. It makes me feel like a citizen rather than a visitor and I really dig that about other games with it. The sooner you can get that feeling, even if it's just an inn room, the better!
  • Dominoid
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    davidtxr wrote: »
    More stuff to make the game lag even more ! The end is nigh

    I think you're confusing FPS with lag. All SCT, nameplates, etc are handled exclusively on the client and require no client-server communication which doesn't affect lag positively or negatively.
  • Dominoid
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    Rich clarified skill and attribute points with VR removal.


    Edited by Dominoid on January 12, 2016 6:11PM
  • Jayne_Doe
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    What will happen with those attribute points we got for veteran ranks?

    You will now earn the extra attribute/skill points while leveling up from 1-50. Every 10 levels you will get 2 of each instead of 1. At 50 you will get 3.

    Note: This is different than what I posted in November last year. We've been iterating on the design for a bit now and this is a much more straightforward approach.

    I assume this is also the case for skill points?

    EDIT: sorry, just re-read your post, and saw that you said "two of each." :smile:
    Edited by Jayne_Doe on January 12, 2016 6:10PM
  • Elsonso
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    What will happen with those attribute points we got for veteran ranks?

    You will now earn the extra attribute/skill points while leveling up from 1-50. Every 10 levels you will get 2 of each instead of 1. At 50 you will get 3.

    Note: This is different than what I posted in November last year. We've been iterating on the design for a bit now and this is a much more straightforward approach.

    This is a good idea and it gets rid of the "Champion Rank is just another name for Veteran Rank" issue.
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    Great news! Tons of amazing upcoming content! So exciting!

    Though I am disappointed I didn't read " PvP Arena coming soon " and " Complete redesign of Cyrodil into a PvE zone ".. The redesign would be because Arenas would kill off large scale PvP anyway and Cyrodil would be wasted... IMO its potential was / is already wasted.
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  • Murmeltier
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    Ok, "Longer term, expect to see information about systems like a character customization shop so you can change your character's gender, appearance, name, etc.", sounds good.

    But i dont read anything about the Racechange, is this coming too, or do you have this canceled? It is a big Thing and should stand in the Text too.
    Edited by Murmeltier on January 13, 2016 11:45AM
  • Saturn
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    Bloodfang wrote: »
    Saturn wrote: »
    Sidenote: The ~9 months between Nov 2014 and August 2015 was a pretty significant content draught for ESO, which will hopefully never happen again now that you are on track to releasing big content batches quarterly.

    Update 5 -> November 2014
    Update 6 -> March 2015 (4 months)
    Update 7 -> August 2015 (5 months)

    There was never 9 months of content drought.

    March's update was Update 6, which besides the overhaul of how the game works only had the Justice system, which is "meta content", meaning it adds nothing new but expands upon existing things = we all f**ked around with it for an hour and then most of us got bored.
    Edited by Saturn on January 12, 2016 6:14PM
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  • craigr02
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    One other question, will they unbind, bound drops. I'm having a heck of a time putting sets together because of this! There's several sets I want to try, but getting it vr 16 has been an issue. It sucks, when I know my buddies have it, and are just deconstructing it since they don't need it! Fix this!
  • Woodoochill
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    Well I thought u talked about PVP arenas and duels later in 2015 but there is not a single word about it. :( I'm not sure what thats supposed to mean.
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    Have to say I'm a bit disappointed seing the Enforcer system getting axed, Spellcrafting being on the back burner and the barber shop delayed once again.
    With all these upcoming game systems stopped in development or getting delayed, I'm wondering what we are going to actually get instead? The article could have focused a bit more on that. The only noteworthy news we got were bad :(

    Hope you will have something actually new for us on Friday at ESO Live.
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  • Enodoc
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    What will happen with those attribute points we got for veteran ranks?

    You will now earn the extra attribute/skill points while leveling up from 1-50. Every 10 levels you will get 2 of each instead of 1. At 50 you will get 3.

    Note: This is different than what I posted in November last year. We've been iterating on the design for a bit now and this is a much more straightforward approach.
    @ZOS_RichLambert Are you removing some points, or have you miscounted? That only accounts for 6, and there are 15 points at stake. You need 2 points every 5 and 3 points every 10 to cover them all.


    Edit: This comment is void because Rich updated his original to clarify.
    What will happen with those attribute points we got for veteran ranks?

    You will now earn the extra attribute/skill points while leveling up from 1-50. Here's a quick chart to help explain it better

    Level - Bonus Attribute/Skill Points
    5 - 1
    10 - 2
    15 - 1
    20 - 2
    25 - 1
    30 - 2
    35 - 1
    40 - 2
    45 - 1
    50 - 3
    Total 16

    Note: This is different than what I posted in November last year. We've been iterating on the design for a bit now and this is a much more straightforward approach.
    Edited by Enodoc on January 12, 2016 6:55PM
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  • Dominoid
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    Saturn wrote: »
    Bloodfang wrote: »
    Saturn wrote: »
    Sidenote: The ~9 months between Nov 2014 and August 2015 was a pretty significant content draught for ESO, which will hopefully never happen again now that you are on track to releasing big content batches quarterly.

    Update 5 -> November 2014
    Update 6 -> March 2015 (4 months)
    Update 7 -> August 2015 (5 months)

    There was never 9 months of content drought.

    March's update was Update 6, which besides the overhaul of how the game works only had the Justice system, which is "meta content", meaning it adds nothing new but expands upon existing things = we all f**ked around with it for an hour and then most of us got bored.

    Don't speak for me.
  • Jayne_Doe
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    Enodoc wrote: »
    What will happen with those attribute points we got for veteran ranks?

    You will now earn the extra attribute/skill points while leveling up from 1-50. Every 10 levels you will get 2 of each instead of 1. At 50 you will get 3.

    Note: This is different than what I posted in November last year. We've been iterating on the design for a bit now and this is a much more straightforward approach.
    @ZOS_RichLambert Are you removing some points, or have you miscounted? That only accounts for 6, and there are 15 points at stake. You need 2 points every 5 and 3 points every 10 to cover them all.

    Thanks, Enodoc! I was just looking at that again and thinking the same thing.
  • driosketch
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    What will happen with those attribute points we got for veteran ranks?

    You will now earn the extra attribute/skill points while leveling up from 1-50. Every 10 levels you will get 2 of each instead of 1. At 50 you will get 3.

    Note: This is different than what I posted in November last year. We've been iterating on the design for a bit now and this is a much more straightforward approach.

    Is my math wrong? That only seems to account for 6 out of the 15.
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  • Lord_Wrath
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    I hope ZoS can continue this communication with us. I missed the Road Ahead articles, and im hoping this isnt the only one for the year!
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  • leandro.800ub17_ESO
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    I hope we get more details on next zone

    -Skills and Passives ?
    -Dailyes asociated with new sets (by stealing)
    -Trial ?
  • ThatNeonZebraAgain
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    ShadowHvo wrote: »
    other features we are working on include scrolling combat text (which will go live with the Thieves Guild DLC in Q1), character nameplates,

    Please PLEASE ensure this is 100% optional, and give everyone the option to -not- let others see their character nameplates.

    And I really hope that you guys won't neglect the importance of the visual response in the game because of scrolling combat text. There are many of us here who're playing for the Elder Scrolls Experience, and I want to see visually on screen what is going on with effects and abilities, and I have absolutely no desire to be forced into focusing on a bunch of text scrolling down the screen.

    Nameplates will have toggles so you can choose to turn them on or off. The same goes for scrolling combat text. (And both will be off by default.) We're dedicated to ensuring players have enough visual feedback during combat to play with SCT turned off.

    What about implementing a Chat Tab for combat text? I would LOVE an official combat log, but I absolutely hate cluttering up my screen withing neon flying crap.
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  • OtarTheMad
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    I saw that someone posted the same question as I was typing mine and ZOS answered it, sounds good.

    EDIT- Thanks for the update by the way, I am so excited for the upcoming updates and I am glad we finally have some real content to chew on.

    SECOND EDIT- Have you thought of putting the spells linked to Spellcrafting into other skill lines that may be released like: Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood, College of Winterhold etc.? I think adding these spells would give it more of an ES feel to the game and expand diversity.
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