Official Discussion Thread for "Game Director Letter: ESO in 2017 and Beyond"

  • Faulgor
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    I loved HotR, so more dungeons are really something I'm looking forward to. Although it's a surprise it'll be Nord-themed again (hopefully with the Tsaesci motif? Maybe something about the original Akaviri Dragonguard? ;))

    And just bought a new house I'm ready to decorate and stuff full with treasure maps.
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  • CaffeinatedMayhem
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    This is good, I like the ideas coming.

    Please, please continue with fixes though! Apostle and Ebonshadow motifs still don't fully register as "known" - makes searching for "unknown motifs" a pain! Please show controller/gamepad mode some love. Console players can't turn off gamepad mode to use addons that fix issues! Please continue with QoL! I love this game, but comparatively, the QoL is still lacking.
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  • Ahnastashia
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    Very happy about the year ahead letter!! I really hope housing storage comes with item count increases as well. I can't wait to see more of the details next year. Nicely done, ZOS!

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  • James-Wayne
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    Return to Skyrim with Dragonborn class and Shout class skill line for 2018 here we come yeow!! :smiley:
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  • Cinbri
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    Judging from dung name - 1st dung dedicated to Worm cult, 2nd dung dedicated to Dragon cult.
    Wonder if sets from affilated dungs will follow idea of vanilla theme sets - dragons=buff ultimates; necromancers=resource sustain.
  • Runs
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  • Asardes
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    Finally a reason to buy a house. With the new dungeons coming I will probably start doing pledges again.
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    Alxaril Nelcarion | 50 High Elf Sorcerer | AD AR 18 |
    Dro'Bear Three-paws | 50 Khajiit Nightblade | AD AR 18 |
    Veronique Nicole | 50 Breton Templar | DC AR 18 |
    Sabina Flavia Cosades | 50 Imperial Warden | EP AR 18 |
    Ervesa Neloren | 50 Dark Elf Dragonknight | EP AR 18 |
    Fendar Khodwin | 50 Redguard Sorcerer | DC AR 18 |
    Surilanwe of Lillandril | 50 High Elf Nightblade | AD AR 18 |
    Joleen the Swift | 50 Redguard Templar | DC AR 18 |
    Draynor Telvanni | 50 Dark Elf Warden | EP AR 18 |
    Claudius Tharn | 50 Necromancer | DC AR 18 |

    Nazura-la the Bonedancer | 50 Necromancer | AD AR 8 |
    Tharkul gro-Shug | 50 Orc Dragonknight | DC AR 4 |
    Ushruka gra-Lhurgash | 50 Orc Sorcerer | AD AR 3 |
    Cienwen ferch Llywelyn | 50 Breton Nightblade | DC AR 3 |
    Plays-with-Sunray | 50 Argonian Templar | EP AR 3 |
    Milariel | 50 Wood Elf Warden | AD AR 3 |
    Scheei-Jul | 50 Necromancer | EP AR 3 |
  • Enodoc
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    Vanthras79 wrote: »
    So will there be two dungeon DLCs this year or is it just one dungeon DLC with two dungeons?
    Sounds like it should be two dungeon DLCs, each with two dungeons. So that would be two dungeons with Dragon Bones around February, and two more in the "scheduled" Q3 Dungeon Pack DLC around August. Assuming they keep to the general schedule they announced last year (Q1 - DLC; Q2 - Chapter; Q3 - Dungeon DLC; Q4 - Story DLC).
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  • Jim_Pipp
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    2017 has been a good year for ESO (although check out my honest version of this article here https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/384820/the-year-behind-what-happened-in-2017 )

    Maybe I am mis-remembering but I thought the year ahead article last year said that dungeon DLC's will come in quarter 3?
    While any quality new content is welcome, new dungeons are the least anticipated.

    The quality of life features coming in quarter 1 have been requested for so long I feel like adding them to the game will take something away from the forums! I really hope they won't be crown store exclusives.

    Finally, I love how the community got a shout out in the article. It is true that ESO is famous for having really helpful and friendly players, almost every time I team up with a random person it is a pleasant surprise. So thank you to the other players, and thank you to ZOS for developing the game we play together, wishing everyone a very happy new year.
    Edited by Jim_Pipp on December 22, 2017 6:10PM
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  • Asardes
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    Even if storage is bought will crown I'd still pay for it.
    Edited by Asardes on December 22, 2017 5:46PM
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    Characters:
    Asardes | 50 Nord Dragonknight | EP AR 35 | Master Crafter: all traits, styles & recipes
    Alxaril Nelcarion | 50 High Elf Sorcerer | AD AR 18 |
    Dro'Bear Three-paws | 50 Khajiit Nightblade | AD AR 18 |
    Veronique Nicole | 50 Breton Templar | DC AR 18 |
    Sabina Flavia Cosades | 50 Imperial Warden | EP AR 18 |
    Ervesa Neloren | 50 Dark Elf Dragonknight | EP AR 18 |
    Fendar Khodwin | 50 Redguard Sorcerer | DC AR 18 |
    Surilanwe of Lillandril | 50 High Elf Nightblade | AD AR 18 |
    Joleen the Swift | 50 Redguard Templar | DC AR 18 |
    Draynor Telvanni | 50 Dark Elf Warden | EP AR 18 |
    Claudius Tharn | 50 Necromancer | DC AR 18 |

    Nazura-la the Bonedancer | 50 Necromancer | AD AR 8 |
    Tharkul gro-Shug | 50 Orc Dragonknight | DC AR 4 |
    Ushruka gra-Lhurgash | 50 Orc Sorcerer | AD AR 3 |
    Cienwen ferch Llywelyn | 50 Breton Nightblade | DC AR 3 |
    Plays-with-Sunray | 50 Argonian Templar | EP AR 3 |
    Milariel | 50 Wood Elf Warden | AD AR 3 |
    Scheei-Jul | 50 Necromancer | EP AR 3 |
  • joshfong
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    I like what I see here. The new dungeons (although Nord-based again) are a nice surprise, so thank you. Also looking forward to the transmog-thingy and housing storage.

    One thing I'm curious about, though: can we expect further updates to Battlegrounds (maps, modes, other QOL things)?
  • Jake1576
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    Everything sounds awesome but I just wished the next dlc that was being released wasn't a dungeon one I don't even do dungeons I would rather it be something else oh well lol
  • Rainraven
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    This is the official nugget thread for the blog article Game Director Letter: ESO in 2017 and Beyond. Check out this blog from Game Director Matt Firor to review ESO's past year, and look ahead to what is next.


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    +1 for the nuggets :D
  • Rainraven
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    Fortunatto wrote: »
    Nords, again... When are we going to get at least something for AD : / AD need some love too.
    But transmog - yess, been waiting for this for a long time, cant wait to see how this would be implemented.
    Thank you for the great year, looking forward for more to come ♡

    Yeah, Nords - but dragons! DRAGONS!

    Or a least their bones?
  • Cinbri
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    I bet new cosmtic improvement is Weapon dye :trollface:
  • Glaiceana
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    Looking forward to the next year of ESO! :)
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  • itsfatbass
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    But, but the 2018 nuggets were so little. Can we have a meatier nugget?

    Its all about being vegan these days. Those are cauliflower nuggets, no sauce to dip in either!
  • opaj
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    Matt Firor wrote:
    The long conversation you have with Sotha Sil at the conclusion of the Clockwork City's main quest is one of my top-five moments from ESO.
    Mine too! Glad the game director shares similar tastes with me, so hopefully we get a lot more awesome one-on-ones with fascinating characters.

    I'm also surprised by housing storage! In my opinion, it's not really needed--we'd be just as well served by expanded bank space--but the fact that they're adding it for people who feel housing isn't complete is cool. Sometimes you really do need to focus on form over function. And if storage includes mannequins and display cases, all the better!
  • redspecter23
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    Housing storage could be amazing or a letdown. I'll hold my opinion on that until we have more details.

    2 new dungeons? If the last 4 are any indication I'll likely ignore this one as well. Too long, too hard, too many mechanics and useless item sets. I'd love to be wrong, but this seems to be the direction they want to take dungeons.

    A new chapter? I'm fine with this mostly. I don't mind paying for an expansion once per year. I loved the idea of Morrowind but hated all the base game changes that came with it. If they can simply release this chapter without messing around with the game, they might have a huge win with that.

    Transmog should be fine. Again it depends on the implementation but as long as they don't lose their minds, we should have something else that players will love.
  • beetleklee
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    Looking forward to all of this. Wish the dungeons had a different theme because we just had two Nord themed dungeons...but I can't complain about dragons I guess.
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  • Eddyble
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    Cool.
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  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    You put a nugget picture in the opening post! <3

    And housing storage too? :smiley:

    And another Dungeon DLC...I acknowledge this is an improvement over last Q1 wherein there was no new DLC, but I'm assuming this is going on the PTS at some point? I'm going to have to start a thread now to find people to test with I think...
    Return to Skyrim with Dragonborn class and Shout class skill line for 2018 here we come yeow!! :smiley:

    Dragonknights already Shout. And being Dragonborn is a state of the soul, which we lose in the vanilla main quest. So this is never going to be a thing that happens.


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  • dpencil1
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the HotR dungeons and the Dragon Bones dungeons were developed together, with the HotR dungeons just getting finished earlier in the production pipeline. I mean, it's not like we have expectation go get more than 2 dungeons at a time, so they weren't under any pressure to release them all together. It spaces them out more to help fill the quarterly cadence and I'm sure the finer points of the two dlc packs are set apart in their own ways.
  • Vizikul
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    This is the official nugget thread for the blog article Game Director Letter: ESO in 2017 and Beyond. Check out this blog from Game Director Matt Firor to review ESO's past year, and look ahead to what is next.


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    Hhhmmmm, nuggets...
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  • drkfrontiers
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    ESO is fantastic. Loving every moment I'm adventuring.

    The atmosphere is so awesome. Keep up the great work.
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  • radiostar
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    Vanthras79 wrote: »
    Gina you are amazing! Thanks Firor for the sneak peak!

    So Gina... this means more of the "funny guy" on "the show" right? :wink:

    Oh, nothing tops the guy who wore the plushie on his head! That was fantastic :smiley:
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