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Official Discussion Thread for "ESO – The Year Ahead"

  • Niaver
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    Well... i'm really dissapointed. No justice system, no spellcrafting. Where is some information about arenas, new classes/skill lines?
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  • Preyfar
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    I have to say I feel somewhat... underwhelmed. Then again, I don't know what I was expecting as it is.
  • AshTal
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    Nice to see a future plans post - hopefully we will keep getting them with more details.

    I know we all have our priorities and they couldn't list everything people want to see but hopefully we will get more details on the elements that are being worked on.
  • jeskah
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    Damn, the spellcrafting drop was expected, but still, im dissapointed somehow.
  • nimander99
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    and will be working on much more in 2016, including a major change in how world zones treat player character levels.

    This was the most important part to me. I hope this means that returning to older zones will now be beneficial i.e player scaling up or down and giving the entire game a more 'open world' Scrolls feeling.

    Also thanks for the update on the plans for the year, you really answered pretty much all my questions ;)
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  • Enodoc
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    A shame about Justice PvP, but not a surprise I don't think. I'm hoping the PvE aspect of Enforcers (in which you are sent out to raid bandit dens) will still come to something further down the line though.
    The character information window will be updated to show your level, plus your Champion Rating, which is the total number of Champion Points you have accrued.
    I hope that's just for the player, and not something public-facing. One of the problems with VRs was the stigma created by "that guy's 13 VRs lower than me", and if the Champion Rating is on display the same thing will continue to happen. To other players, everyone should show Level 50 without their CPs. (It wouldn't be very informative to show them anyway, as you'd have no idea how many of them had been spent in which constellation.)

    Something that I found quite interesting though:
    [We] will be working on much more in 2016, including a major change in how world zones treat player character levels.
    Anyone have any ideas what that could mean? (Did you see that, @Gidorick?)
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  • Jaeysa
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    Question because I must have missed it - what is spellcrafting?
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  • daemonios
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    davidtxr wrote: »
    More stuff to make the game lag even more ! The end is nigh

    Lag in PvP is server side. SCT and name players are client side. Can't see the connection...
  • MrPoolaty
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    I was really hoping the thieves guild was going to tie in with the 2nd half of the justice system. As it it's kind of lame. You just continue to rob the town's with little to no consequences. You can literally stand right next to a guard and rob the desk next to them....

    @ZOS_RichLambert I would really and think the player base would love to know at least what was on the drawing board for the other part of the justice system. I think A LOT of people were waiting on this. So instead of just saying hey we axed it because WE didn't think we could make it work tell us why!

  • MissBizz
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    Once upon a time, not-so-long-ago, Gina mentioned the possibility of tabbed guild banks in ESO Live. Is this currently planned under that "guild improvements" umbrella mentioned?
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  • Enodoc
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    Jaeysa wrote: »
    Question because I must have missed it - what is spellcrafting?
    @Jaeysa Spellcrafting was a system in development that would allow you to craft your own spells for use. The lead developer of the system left ZOS, and it has been on the backburner ever since. Details on how the system could have worked can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/elderscrollsonline/comments/2xpn39/data_mining_spellcrafting_what_is_it_and_what_are/
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  • Tyr
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    Enodoc wrote: »
    A shame about Justice PvP, but not a surprise I don't think. I'm hoping the PvE aspect of Enforcers (in which you are sent out to raid bandit dens) will still come to something further down the line though.
    The character information window will be updated to show your level, plus your Champion Rating, which is the total number of Champion Points you have accrued.
    I hope that's just for the player, and not something public-facing. One of the problems with VRs was the stigma created by "that guy's 13 VRs lower than me", and if the Champion Rating is on display the same thing will continue to happen. To other players, everyone should show Level 50 without their CPs. (It wouldn't be very informative to show them anyway, as you'd have no idea how many of them had been spent in which constellation.)

    Something that I found quite interesting though:
    [We] will be working on much more in 2016, including a major change in how world zones treat player character levels.
    Anyone have any ideas what that could mean? (Did you see that, @Gidorick?)

    Maybe making all world zones scale player to their level like Orsinium and DLC zones. That way they make it a truly "open world' game like the single player series.
  • nikolaj.lemcheb16_ESO
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    @Jayne_Doe - Yep! (edited my original reply to remove any confusion)

    *snip* ignore me.
    Edited by nikolaj.lemcheb16_ESO on January 12, 2016 7:03PM
  • Slylok
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    Disappointed that spell crafting is still on hold. I hope they can work on it more after VRs are taken out and that dust settles.
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  • master.harun_ESO
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    Will buff trackers be added for console?
  • MarrazzMist
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    Jaeysa wrote: »
    Question because I must have missed it - what is spellcrafting?

    It is a system where you can make your own spells. For example in TES IV Oblivion you choose components of spell (elemental damage type, distance, area of effect). The magica cost of the spell depends on the power of the spell.

    All in all, I like the info. Smart decisions. Spell grafting would be fun, but it would easily make playing different classes meaningless or un-unicue.

    Battles between outlaws and enforcers would be cool, but then where could you do your explorations and questing in peace, when the world is in flames all around you. Placing people into different shards wasn't good option earlier, doupt it would be now.

    I'm curious how Cadwell's silver and gold zones will be like after change. Now it is pretty linear, I'm all for breaking that with more open world feeling.
  • Pepper8Jack
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    Sad to see the death of the justice system PvP concept, both me and my friends/guildies have been stoked ever since it was first talked about, but I do understand the problematic nature of the idea.

    That said I do agree that PvPers would like to at least hear a tease of what's in store for them this year.

    For now though, looks like I'll just keep leveling those alts....

    Also couldn't help but notice a lack of mention regarding race changes, curious if that idea ever officially got shot down or if it is still a possibility in the future
  • Gidorick
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    Enodoc wrote: »
    A shame about Justice PvP, but not a surprise I don't think. I'm hoping the PvE aspect of Enforcers (in which you are sent out to raid bandit dens) will still come to something further down the line though.
    The character information window will be updated to show your level, plus your Champion Rating, which is the total number of Champion Points you have accrued.
    I hope that's just for the player, and not something public-facing. One of the problems with VRs was the stigma created by "that guy's 13 VRs lower than me", and if the Champion Rating is on display the same thing will continue to happen. To other players, everyone should show Level 50 without their CPs. (It wouldn't be very informative to show them anyway, as you'd have no idea how many of them had been spent in which constellation.)

    Something that I found quite interesting though:
    [We] will be working on much more in 2016, including a major change in how world zones treat player character levels.
    Anyone have any ideas what that could mean? (Did you see that, @Gidorick?)

    Woo! Thanks for pointing that out @Enodoc ! Hopefully it's a leveling down mechanic.

    Once upon a time I had a concept where each zone had its own set of levels and each player would level through that zone's levels and the xp earned would add to their overall level. If a player's overall level was under or over the zone's level range they could battle level up or down to be viable in that level. it was a really convoluted way to deal with leveling but it wasn't just "ok, now you're this level" it was a battle leveling WITH progression.

    Just having a scale down option would be great! I've been "cleaning up" some old zones and man... not getting XP or drops for mobs is a real drag. :neutral:

    Links to my concepts for those interested:
    Downward Scaling
    Cadwell's Redux (with scaling zone levels)
    Edited by Gidorick on January 12, 2016 7:16PM
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  • Dominoid
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  • nimander99
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    Enodoc wrote: »
    Something that I found quite interesting though:
    [We] will be working on much more in 2016, including a major change in how world zones treat player character levels.
    Anyone have any ideas what that could mean? (Did you see that, @Gidorick?)

    I know I'm not Gid but I'm thinking it's exactly what you are thinking it is. A scaling to zone system that allows us to return to the old zones and get value out of them.

    *crosses fingers*
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    ∽∽∽ 2 years of Elder Scrolls Online ∼∼∼
    "Give us money" = Box sales & monthly sub fees,
    "moar!" = £10 palomino horse,
    "MOAR!" = Switch to B2P, launch cash shop,
    "MOAR!!" = Charge for DLC that subs had already paid for,
    "MOAR!!!" = Experience scrolls and riding lessons,
    "MOARR!!!" = Vampire/werewolf bites,
    "MOAARRR!!!" = CS exclusive motifs,
    "MOOAARRR!!!" = Crown crates,
    "MOOOAAARRR!!!" = 'Chapter's' bought separately from ESO+,
    "MOOOOAAAARRRR!!!!" = ???

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  • Faulgor
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    nimander99 wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Something that I found quite interesting though:
    [We] will be working on much more in 2016, including a major change in how world zones treat player character levels.
    Anyone have any ideas what that could mean? (Did you see that, @Gidorick?)

    I know I'm not Gid but I'm thinking it's exactly what you are thinking it is. A scaling to zone system that allows us to return to the old zones and get value out of them.

    *crosses fingers*


    If that were true I'd never leave Stonefalls again.
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  • Jayne_Doe
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    Gidorick wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    A shame about Justice PvP, but not a surprise I don't think. I'm hoping the PvE aspect of Enforcers (in which you are sent out to raid bandit dens) will still come to something further down the line though.
    The character information window will be updated to show your level, plus your Champion Rating, which is the total number of Champion Points you have accrued.
    I hope that's just for the player, and not something public-facing. One of the problems with VRs was the stigma created by "that guy's 13 VRs lower than me", and if the Champion Rating is on display the same thing will continue to happen. To other players, everyone should show Level 50 without their CPs. (It wouldn't be very informative to show them anyway, as you'd have no idea how many of them had been spent in which constellation.)

    Something that I found quite interesting though:
    [We] will be working on much more in 2016, including a major change in how world zones treat player character levels.
    Anyone have any ideas what that could mean? (Did you see that, @Gidorick?)

    Woo! Thanks for pointing that out @Enodoc ! Hopefully it's a leveling down mechanic.

    Once upon a time I had a concept where each zone had its own set of levels and each player would level through that zone's levels and the xp earned would add to their overall level. If a player's overall level was under or over the zone's level range they could battle level up or down to be viable in that level. it was a really convoluted way to deal with leveling but it wasn't just "ok, now you're this level" it was a battle leveling WITH progression.

    Just having a scale down option would be great! I've been "cleaning up" some old zones and man... not getting XP or drops for mobs is a real drag. :neutral:

    Links to my concepts for those interested:
    Downward Scaling
    Cadwell's Redux (with scaling zone levels)

    I'm working on alts that are always outleveling the zones they're in. I'm a completionist, so I like to do all quests, world bosses, dungeons, skyshards, etc. before I leave the zone. That, and doing dailies gets me too far ahead of the zones.
  • altemriel
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    awesome!! :)
  • Gidorick
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    Faulgor wrote: »
    nimander99 wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Something that I found quite interesting though:
    [We] will be working on much more in 2016, including a major change in how world zones treat player character levels.
    Anyone have any ideas what that could mean? (Did you see that, @Gidorick?)

    I know I'm not Gid but I'm thinking it's exactly what you are thinking it is. A scaling to zone system that allows us to return to the old zones and get value out of them.

    *crosses fingers*


    If that were true I'd never leave Stonefalls again.

    And I don't see why that would be a bad thing. Every couple months you'd travel to a new zone to complete quests there and then return "home".
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  • OtarTheMad
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    Doesn't look like ZOS will get to answer my question I posted on another page but I will just say this:

    Not releasing spellcrafting is, in my opinion, a huge mistake. It would have given the game an Elder Scrolls feel to it and bring some diversity it truly needs. I hope that even if they do not release spellcrafting they take those spells that were supposed to be in it and give them to future skill lines like: TG, DB, College of Winterhold (if put into the game) and more.
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