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Chests in Vvardenfell

Akwila
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They don't seem to be dropping appropriate items...

Like, I've found 1 master chest, a few advanced chests, and MANY intermediate and simple. However I still haven't found ANY Ashlander buoyant armiger motifs (despite having about 90% of achievements for Morrowind outside of HoF, including savior of morrowind) and I have noticed that the vast majority of the intermediate chests only drop one, setless, garbage piece of gear and nothing else, where as simple chests are dropping garbage green gear with a glyph or empty soul gem (something). Though the advanced chests and one master chest I have found has yielded 1 blue defilers item and the rest vendor or decon garbage. Meanwhile the thieves troves I have found are dropping purples, pardon edicts, and generally nice things pretty frequently. Some thing feels amiss here with the regular chests, particularly the intermediate ones.

Anyone else notice this?


Update: After 8 hours of straight farming chests and troves, intermediate chests consistently yield less than simple chests 99 times out 100. Also no buoyant armiger. None. The hell is that drop rate even with a so called "quirk of fate". Holy ***...

Update 6/22: Intermediate and simple chests seem to be reliably dropping appropriate loot. BA motifs are dropping 1 per 200-300 chests I open, which is actually pretty ok. That comes out to be about 1 motif page per day I play. Seems good now.

6/29: Haven't seen a BA motif in about a week. Never mind what I said, this drop rate is still extremely bad. I get that they're supposed to be rare, but at this point you might as well make each page orange colored and call it a new rarity called Mythic.
  • Akwila
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    Just gonna give this the 'ol bump here with an update.

    Days and hundreds of chests later, I have found 1 buoyant armiger motif, which was in a simple chest, in HoF. To date, this is one of 3 buoyant arimger pieces i have ever even seen linked in chat (one person was selling BA swords in vvardenfell zone chat for 300k).

    What, the hell, is with that drop rate? Like I certainly don't feel rewarded for having done the content I was told would reward me with such things.
    Edited by Akwila on June 6, 2017 7:46PM
  • Mystrius_Archaion
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    Have any of you seen any paintings that are supposed to drop either?
    I certainly haven't.

    The chest drops look like chests on live did before Homestead. They're missing all the updated code for better drops and newer drops.
  • BlissfulDelusions
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    The droprate is just bleeeeeeeh. I'm in your shoes, fren. It's more stinky than a stinky stink!
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    I have like nearly every achievement in the game, so I guess my opinions ought to mean a little.

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  • ixie
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    Have any of you seen any paintings that are supposed to drop either?
    I certainly haven't.

    The chest drops look like chests on live did before Homestead. They're missing all the updated code for better drops and newer drops.

    I stole one of the new paintings from a safebox in Vvardenfell, I'm unable to launder it however, I get an error.

    Something else I've noticed, sometimes looting a safebox there is only gold and no loot, also looting urns, and other containers sometimes there is no item

    Also, I've killed hundreds of those little shroom beetles, and picked tons of alchemy ingredients, and not one mushroom furnishing
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  • Greath
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    Would you happen to have a picture of all the chest locations?
  • jockjammerb16_ESO
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    roughly 100+ chests since completing vvardenfell and not one motif page. According to patch notes the drop rate should be better after completing the main story. Well,...it ain't. new paintings? nope none of those either. No furnishing praxis maybe? oh well no because those dont drop from chests. My personal experience chests in vvardenfel are basically just a waste of time. the drop rates are either insanely bad or many of us are just rolling a 01 on a 100 sided die over and over again.
    I get how RNG works but this is just frustrating.
  • jockjammerb16_ESO
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    Oh yeah,I forgot the shroom beetles. Yep kill pretty much every one I see and not one new praxis. out of the hundreds I killed one dropped some orc praxis or something and that was it. The rest just mushrooms and bait. Very frustrating.
  • Akwila
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    I've looted some Hlaalu furnishing recipes from furniture and urns and stuff. Drop rate there seems fine. But yeah. I have every achievement Morrowind under general (except the motifs), exploration, and quests (except the ebony one).

    Played since day one of the early release and I have 2 buoyant armiger motifs. And I am farming my ass off.


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6_dMARY4jN2aTVoSklHRGFTTms/view?usp=sharing

    Pic of my CE maps that i redeemed AFTER getting all my achievements. Utter garbage.
    Edited by Akwila on June 8, 2017 12:54PM
  • martinezguillermo33ub17_ESO
    Just wasted one of my CE Treasure Map for Vvardenfell, everything I got was garbage, I won't even bother with the other CE Treasure Map knowing the chest in Vvardenfell are giving poor equipment, this need to be fix ZOS. What's the point of introducing a new chapter if we're not getting rewarded as we were told.
  • Hutch679
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    Buoyant armiger is by far one of the rarest drops in the game. It's pretty absurd. I've hit hundreds of chests and am yet to receive a single motif page of it. Not only that, I have not found a single person that has it on xbox. Yes it's only been out a few days, but still. Normally you can get most the motif pages on release day or a few days after. This is just ridiculous. Why is the drop rate so low? Is this a glitch or something?
  • Niaver
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    I got nothing from chests in Vvardenfell, while in other DLC zones I get motifs pretty often.
    We are betatesting guys, they will increase the drop in few weeks when all content will be done.
    Edited by Niaver on June 8, 2017 6:25PM
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  • Darlgon
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    I was beginning to think I had the worse luck.. been getting prob 10-15 chests per day and nothing but generic green "Inferno Staff of Magica Regen".
    Power level to CP160 in a week:
    Where is the end game? You just played it.
    Why don't I have 300+ skill points? Because you skipped content along the way.
    Where is new content? Sigh.
  • ChandraNalaar
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    Oh yes, please fix this! I've been grinding all over Vvardenfell since early access and haven't gotten a single Armiger motif.
  • Hutch679
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    I've posted on Facebook, xbox one NA area chat in multiple zpnes, 3 main trading guilds, multiple players that all have every motif less a few of the new ones, and no one that I have found has a single piece of buoyant armiger.... I'm crying inside.
  • Zaldan
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    coming to a clown store near you soon....
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  • Niaver
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    Hey guys, just letting you know we're looking into this. Thanks!

    You do? We've been playing the content for two+ weeks.
    I guess we'll be able to buy motifs in crown store anyway, yeah?
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  • SirAndy
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    You should have seen the CE Treasure Map chest loot...
    I only took a screenshot of that one chest but they all looked like this. Some gold and random nonset leveled crap. Not even a painting or something.
    @Mordenkainen
    Unfortunately, that is a feature and not a bug.

    ZOS confirmed several months ago that CE treasure maps do not follow any of the rules of other maps/chests.
    The CE chests are basically just for new players and supposed to help them out to get started with the game.

    They're useless for any character above level 5ish ...
    sad.gif
    Edited by SirAndy on June 9, 2017 6:52PM
  • Xionar
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    I've found 2 buoyant armiger motifs in about 130 chests....so could be worse I suppose. I usually get pretty decent drops from chests with the treasure hunter cp perk. Drop rate could definitely be improved though. Also to note, my intermediate chests are always better than simple 100% of the time.
  • Hutch679
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    Xionar wrote: »
    I've found 2 buoyant armiger motifs in about 130 chests....so could be worse I suppose. I usually get pretty decent drops from chests with the treasure hunter cp perk. Drop rate could definitely be improved though. Also to note, my intermediate chests are always better than simple 100% of the time.

    Are you on xbox one?
  • AdicusDio
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    Have any of you seen any paintings that are supposed to drop either?
    I certainly haven't.

    The chest drops look like chests on live did before Homestead. They're missing all the updated code for better drops and newer drops.

    Yes, I've found roughly 5 paintings, 2 of which were "Winter", 1 Summer, etc. Sold some, still have others. Mobs seem to drop them frequently enough, but not in the Public Dungeons (at least for me thus far).
  • Synfaer
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    Have any of you seen any paintings that are supposed to drop either?
    I certainly haven't.

    The chest drops look like chests on live did before Homestead. They're missing all the updated code for better drops and newer drops.

    You only get the old paintings from chests.
    You can get the new artwork from lockboxes, but then you can't launder them...lol

  • OutLaw_Nynx
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    I've found a total of one chest. Simple lol
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  • xXMichonneXx
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    Hey guys, just letting you know we're looking into this. Thanks!


    @ZOS_GinaBruno are you also looking into the duel wield issue?
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  • Thrasher91604
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    I've received one Buoyant Armiger motif after clearing every inch of Morrowind and opening practically every chest at least once. This was AFTER completing the main quest with Vivec and the library quest.

    It was in an intermediate chest btw.
  • Faulgor
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    So far I got Legs, Boots, Belts, and Axes, 3 from Simple and 1 from Intermediate chests.

    Supposedly higher level chests have a better drop rate, but it certainly doesn't feel like it. It's to the point where I'm more happy to find a simple than a master chest.
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  • majulook
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    Hey guys, just letting you know we're looking into this. Thanks!

    Any update?

    Or is this gonna be like most bugs and never hearing anything more about from ZOS?
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  • Akwila
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    I have no update really. Same issues, simple chests are generally better than intermediate. Advanced and master are fine. Drop rate on buoyant armiger motiffs even with achievements is horrific
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