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Official Discussion Thread for "The Witches Festival Returns"

  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    Glad to see it's a little more user-friendly this year. :smile: Having the same drops as last year bothers me less since I now know for certain I will be missing ALL of it. :\

    Gina is there going to be a maintenance before this or is it just going to switch on magically at 10 AM?
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  • rosendoichinoveb17_ESO
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    @ZOS_GinaBruno

    Please clarify on the exact pricing of the new house with ingame gold when all event achievements are obtained? Some of us will need to know how much gold will we need to farm.

    Thank you!
  • Ir0nB34r
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    Ankael07 wrote: »
    We still dont have a permanent skeleton polymorph yet. Why is this not an option? It looks great

    There are two skeleton polymorphs in game already.

    One in Shadowfen, a reward from a quest line. Its just a basic skeleton. No armor or clothing.

    The second is a reward for completing the Litany of Blood in the Dark Brotherhood DLC. Its called Cadaverous Assassin and its a skeleton wearing a black and red cloak and hood. This one looks pretty similar to the Witch's Festival polymorph.
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  • Sticky_Paws
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    Azurya wrote: »
    don´t like the fact that it is so much shorter this year, how will we be able to get all achievements and be able to buy the house/hut?? why is that/???? @ZOS_GinaBruno

    last year, many participants in my guild ran the event to death ( no pun intended) and we were all burned out on being a skelly, seeing our normal toons was more appealing the last week. Also we all finished the achievements and had ample extra masks (both), ensuring the entire guild had both with extra to spare.
  • pareidolon
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    Taysa wrote: »
    Azurya wrote: »
    don´t like the fact that it is so much shorter this year, how will we be able to get all achievements and be able to buy the house/hut?? why is that/???? @ZOS_GinaBruno

    You can grind it out over a weekend, but even then, I think a week and a half is very reasonable. It's in that nice spot of being able to get everything done without getting burnt out at the end.

    Alternatively, the people who are getting burned out can just....stop. It doesn't make sense to shorten a time limited event that's going to run at the same time a major DLC drops.

    I agree, It's a lot to pack into the same time period, especially for those of us hoping to use the XP boost to build up an alt. But I'm excited for the new items! As for the house, you don't need the achievement to buy with crowns, and I'm pleasantly surprised they didn't make it crown-exclusive.
  • Mercutio
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    @ZOS_GinaBruno I am hearing different things about the XP stacking. Can you confirm that the 150% Crown Crate XP Scroll will stack with the 100% festival bonus? I would love to get a 250% XP Bonus but also don't want to burn an expensive scroll if I'm not going to get the full benefit of it. Thank you.
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  • Fodore
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    Very disappointed that they are doing the same motif and have carried on doing the 2 masks they did last year... lots of people, myself included were saving last years masks to sell in the future for big money but I see this won't be happening now... ZOS just seen a bit lazy with this event imo
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  • Azurya
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    Ankael07 wrote: »
    We still dont have a permanent skeleton polymorph yet. Why is this not an option? It looks great

    we have one check this to get it:



  • ManwithBeard9
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    Mercutio wrote: »
    @ZOS_GinaBruno I am hearing different things about the XP stacking. Can you confirm that the 150% Crown Crate XP Scroll will stack with the 100% festival bonus? I would love to get a 250% XP Bonus but also don't want to burn an expensive scroll if I'm not going to get the full benefit of it. Thank you.

    The scrolls should stack with the event buff. The drink should stack with the event buff. The drink and scrolls will not stack of used at the same time. ESO+ and Ring of Mara will stack with the event buff with one of the scrolls or drinks.
  • OutLaw_Nynx
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    Fodore wrote: »
    Very disappointed that they are doing the same motif and have carried on doing the 2 masks they did last year... lots of people, myself included were saving last years masks to sell in the future for big money but I see this won't be happening now... ZOS just seen a bit lazy with this event imo


    Lol the market is flooded with them.
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  • chaserstorm16909
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    Any new recipes this year? Or just the same ones as last year?
  • Mercutio
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    Mercutio wrote: »
    @ZOS_GinaBruno I am hearing different things about the XP stacking. Can you confirm that the 150% Crown Crate XP Scroll will stack with the 100% festival bonus? I would love to get a 250% XP Bonus but also don't want to burn an expensive scroll if I'm not going to get the full benefit of it. Thank you.

    The scrolls should stack with the event buff. The drink should stack with the event buff. The drink and scrolls will not stack of used at the same time. ESO+ and Ring of Mara will stack with the event buff with one of the scrolls or drinks.

    Thank you for taking the time to respond, ManwithBeard9!

    I don't think I was clear enough in my original question.

    In the past I believe there was a cap on the max amount of experience one could obtain with bonuses. I believe this was 180%. I could also be wrong.

    @ZOS_GinaBruno do you know, or can you ask someone, if that is the case? Or would I get 260% at the same time from ESO +, 150% XP scroll, and the Festival Bonus?

    Much thanks!
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  • lientier
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    how much ingame gold will the witch house be?
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  • Ilsabet
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    lientier wrote: »
    how much ingame gold will the witch house be?

    250k.
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  • Orjix
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    So you're just recycling the same thing from last year and give the people who did it last time nothing to look forward. YAY IM SO EXCITED!(heavy sarcasm)
  • Beamer_Miasma
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    • Use the whistle to summon the “Witchmother's Cauldron" and grant you and your party a two-hour 100% XP buff that stacks with all other XP.
    • Use the Witchmother's Cauldron to polymorph your character into one of the undead
    So if I get this right the only way to get the polymorph is to accept the XP buff? Way to show confidence in your game ZOS. Please don't force XP buffs on those of us who actually enjoy playing the game. I paid good money for this, why do you think I want to make it last shorter? Isn't it enough that CP is force-shared among characters, effectively robbing us of half the journey on characters 2-8? How about you make all that MOBA stuff optional, you are selling this as an RPG after all, right?
  • Minyassa
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    This will be my first game event. I joined right at the very tail end of the Anniversary event, too late to participate in it, and I've been waiting eagerly for a real festival. I'm greatly looking forward to seeing how this works and what we get!
  • lientier
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    Ilsabet wrote: »
    lientier wrote: »
    how much ingame gold will the witch house be?

    250k.

    thank you
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  • Izaki
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    OMG YEEAAS!

    You don't need to use the Cauldron and transform into a skeleton to gain the XP buff! This is sweet.
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  • Azurya
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    This is the official discussion thread for the blog article The Witches Festival Returns. The ghostly spectre of the Witches Festival has returned to Tamriel! Want to take part in this spooky celebration, enjoy a bonus to XP gains, and earn terrifying rewards? Read our article find everything you need to know about this ghoulish gala.

    any chance we have the Hag-Fen witches suit somewhere in store or anywhere to collect it, in case (like mine) you don´t have it yet?
    @ZOS_GinaBruno
  • Stopnaggin
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    Azurya wrote: »
    don´t like the fact that it is so much shorter this year, how will we be able to get all achievements and be able to buy the house/hut?? why is that/???? @ZOS_GinaBruno

    You wont need the whole event to get the achievements. By the second week last year it was just xp grinding.
  • SpAEkus
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    Anyone know? Is the event simply going to turn-on at 10AM or is there a patch or downtime before? Expected a banner before now if there was?
    Edited by SpAEkus on October 19, 2017 11:19PM
  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    SpAEkus wrote: »
    Anyone know? Is the event simply going to turn-on at 10AM or is there a patch or downtime before? Expected a banner before now if there was?

    I would also like to know this.
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  • VerboseQuips
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    Is there a full list of the new items available (including all new furniture recipes)? Are there new provisioning recipes, or are there only old ones? And what are the new pieces of furnitures available during the event?
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    Alt 2: An Imperial dragonknight named Gaius Tullius Hastifer
    Alt 3: An Argonian vampire/nightblade named Observe-le-Xanmeer
    Alt 4: A Nord werewolf/dragonknight named Sigurd Hurlevent
    Alt 5: A Breton sorcerer named Gilian Sorril (he's Erwann's younger brother)
    Alt 6: A Khajiit nightblade named Jolan-dar
    Alt 7: A Nord warden named Sigurmar Hurlevent (he's Sigurd's younger brother)
    Alt 8: An Altmer templar named Oioriel
    Alt 9: An Argonian stamina Warden named Danse-avec-les-Rainettes
    Alt 10: A Redguard templar named Neemokh af-Corelanya
    Alt 11: A Nord stamina sorcerer named Olga Écoute-Vent
    Alt 12: A Breton magicka Warden named Ian Sorril
    Alt 13: A Dunmer magicka necromancer named Ilmoran Dren
    Alt 14: An Orc stamina necromancer named Norgol gro-Borziel
    Alt 15: A Nord magicka necromancer named Thorgen Givresang
    Alt 16: An Imperial magicka dragonknight named Publius Valeirus Hastifer (Just call him "Valerio" - he's Gaius younger troublemaker of a brother)
    Main in NA (For collaborative events): A Breton magicka nightblade named Titouan Sorril (long-lost brother of Erwann and Gilian)
  • ManwithBeard9
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    SpAEkus wrote: »
    Anyone know? Is the event simply going to turn-on at 10AM or is there a patch or downtime before? Expected a banner before now if there was?

    I would also like to know this.

    It SHOULD just turn on. Thats how the other events have worked so far.
  • max_only
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    I haven’t been on for a while and I noticed I kissed some limited time items. Is there a list or an old article for all the things that came to the crown store this month (I was in hospital). I know I can’t buy them but I want to see what I missed because I was waiting on a few items from the datamined assets.

    For example this article doesn’t include the dates that the Black Elk was out. https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/26205?Crown-Store-Showcase:-October-2017
    Edited by max_only on October 20, 2017 3:10AM
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  • SpAEkus
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    Just had a Reddit question that I couldn't answer, I have always run solo in Witches.
    3.Use the whistle to summon the “Witchmother's Cauldron" and grant you and your party

    How does Party bonus work? Do all members have to have done the quest before grouping and then only one has to call the caldron? Or can a non-quest completed character join an already boosted group?
  • Chloekins24
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    Am I too late to get the crow caller? I can’t find it in the Crown Store.
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