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PTS Update 20 - Feedback Thread for Cyrodiil Changes

ZOS_GinaBruno
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This is the official feedback thread for the changes in Cyrodiil including destructible Bridges & Milegates, updated Keep Postern houses, and new Outposts. Specific feedback that the team is looking for includes the following:
  • Bridges and Milegates
    • Did you get stuck in any of the Bridges or Milegates when they were damaged or repaired? If so, please include a screenshot if possible.
    • Did you have a battle at the Bridge or Milegates now they are destroyable?
    • Did you fight around Lunar Fang Docks?
    • Did you fight through any of the tunnels connecting Daggerfall to Aldmeri or Ebonheart?
    • At any time, did you feel it was necessary to repair or destroy the Milegates or Bridges?
  • Keep Postern Houses
    • Do you prefer the new postern platform or the old postern House?
    • Did you setup any weaponry on the postern platform?
    • Did you assault a Keep wall section that was protected by the Postern Platform?
    • Do you like the new mechanic where the postern upgrade shields the wall it’s built on?
  • New Outposts
    • Did you port to any of the new Outposts or towns?
    • Did you battle over any of the new Outposts?
    • Were you able to capture Cropsford solo or did you need allies?
  • Do you have any other general feedback?
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  • Neoauspex
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    Somebody post a screenshot of the new Cyro map for us console plebs please?
  • Cuthceol
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    Keep walls now have 410,000 HP when upgraded instead of 305,000 HP.

    so no more 700K HP keep walls then or do we get those as well still?
  • ZOS_BrianWheeler
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    The 700k walls were a bug, so they will be gone.
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  • umagon
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    Neoauspex wrote: »
    Somebody post a screenshot of the new Cyro map for us console plebs please?

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    Edit: The alt paths when the bridges/gates are out.
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    Edited by umagon on September 17, 2018 9:55PM
  • Neoauspex
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    umagon wrote: »
    Neoauspex wrote: »
    Somebody post a screenshot of the new Cyro map for us console plebs please?

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    Thanks @umagon . So there's still two towns behind Yellow's emp keeps, there's now 2 outposts behind the Red emp keeps, but Blue just has one and it's pretty much right next to Brindle?
  • Varana
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    What does that exclamation point mean?
  • Enodoc
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    Varana wrote: »
    What does that exclamation point mean?
    The central gate is destroyed, but the scaffold ladders up the wall are still there, meaning you can go one way but not the other at that milegate; destroying the scaffold, and therefore blocking the gate completely, is an additional step.

    I'm not sure if that's really a good idea, as overall, that would be imbalanced - you can go from EP to DC, and DC to AD like this, but not from AD to EP because there is no equivalent one-way feature for the bridges.

    gepe87 wrote: »
    EP has a disvantage in new map. AD and DC have a outpost near enemy bases and EP has a town. Some balance here.
    Advantages and disadvantages should be more balanced now - the new AD outpost and the new DC outpost balance Cropsford, while the new EP outpost balances Vlastarus and Bruma.


    Also, why have two bridges and one gate been renamed? Anyone who coordinates by name may get confused, particularly now that Niben Bridge is the middle one rather than the bottom one.
    Edited by Enodoc on September 17, 2018 11:01PM
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  • ZOS_BrianWheeler
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    Known issue that came up: Respawning at the new Outposts will spawn you under the world. This will be corrected in the next PTS.
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  • Skander
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    How about making Cropsford an Outpost/Town. Becouse now EP it's lacking an outpost
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  • umagon
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    I'm interested in what these alternative paths look like up close. (they're probably Destro Ball Groups wet dreams I'm sure)

    Taken from west side of the map dc side:
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    Inside of the cave/mine:
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    Taken from west side of the map ad's side:
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    Southeast bridge ad's side:
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    Southeast bridge ep's side:
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    Northeast dc side:
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    Inside of the cave/mine:
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    Northeast ep side:
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    I don't know it could go both ways; for some ball groups it could be a death trap. Camps aren't easily placed while siege can be in some exit locations.
  • Didgerion
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    NO-CP pvp campaign is not enabled.

    I'm not going to test CP campaign as the balance there is totally broken.
  • Ackwalan
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    EP is not lacking in an Outpost as they have Harlun's and Sejanus just as Aldmeri has Nikel and Carmala, and how Daggerfall has Bleaker's and Winter's Reach.

    Correct (kind of) EP is not lacking an Outpost. It is just that the new Outpost is oddly positioned compared to the Outpost that AD and DC were placed.
  • RaddlemanNumber7
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    Postern platforms

    patch notes say
    Reworked the postern house to be a platform more conducive to siege deployment. This platform also shields the Keep Wall it’s built upon from taking damage until it’s destroyed.

    This doesn't seem to be what's happening. You can shoot the wall beneath an intact postern platform and the wall does take damage. Didn't have time to knock the wall down to zero health, so not sure what happens to the wall and postern platform when that happens.

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    Placing siege on postern platform. If you place a ballista right up against the little wall on the outer edge of a platform the field is fire is blocked in about a 180 degree arc.

    Edit: Went back later and shot the wall beneath the postern some more. The postern platform remained at 240K the whole time. When I reduced the wall to about 135K, causing the second collapse, the entire postern platform collapsed too. This seems to be the same behaviour as we have with posterns on live.
    Edited by RaddlemanNumber7 on September 18, 2018 9:45PM
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  • RaddlemanNumber7
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    Tried to respawn at Harluns Outpost after death. My character reappeared some way away from the outpost...

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  • Tommy_The_Gun
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    EP is not lacking in an Outpost as they have Harlun's and Sejanus just as Aldmeri has Nikel and Carmala, and how Daggerfall has Bleaker's and Winter's Reach.
    This is true - the number of outpost is the same. The problem is (as many people already pointed out) their placement.
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    Aldmeri Dominion has: Nikel and Carmala: both being furthest extended front - line defence points, facing Daggerfall Covenant near milegate.

    Daggerfall Covenan has: Bleaker's and Winter's Reach both being furthest extended front - line defence points, facing Ebonheart Pact near milegate.

    Ebonheart Pact has: Harlun's and Sejanus - only one of them (Sejanus) is furthest extended front - line defence point - facing Aldmeri Dominion. The other furthest extended front - line is Cropsford Town, while new outpost (Harlun's) is in the middle of nowhere.

    This leads us to the major problem that is the topic of this feedback:
    • Were you able to capture Cropsford solo or did you need allies?
    • Do you have any other general feedback?
    Exactly. I was able to capture Cropsford Town solo with no help.
    Now look - I am not a pro player, not even good at PvP. Average at best. Yet I was able to tag & take a front - line defence point. If I was not alone but in like a group of 3 - 5 people - I would took it much faster.

    If that was an outpost I would have serious problem and I would not be able to take it solo.

    The point is - this simply makes the new Ebonheart Pact Harlun's outpost - almost useless & obsolete. The only use for EP for this outpost is + 1 point for the scoreboard. There is ZERO tactical use. If this is going to be an "Ebonheart Pact" outpost - then at lest make it useful for EP. In current state it is more useful for AD or even DC small scale. If you play as EP, and your faction has Drakelowe Keep... why would you sit in Harlun's outpost ? 90% of the time it will be empty just waiting to be taken.

    Two Solutions that I can suggest to make map balance better:
    1. Best solution: Place new Harlun's outpost where Cropsford Town is and move Cropsford where the Harlun's outpost is supposed to be.
    Yes, I know it will take a lot of time & work to do. To move a town with quest NPC to a different area - but in the end - once you do it - the map balance will be much better. And look what good opportunity you have. You can "edit" Cropsofrd and make it totally destroyed with only 1 - 2 houses left as a smoking ruin - and in the place where players respawn point is - you can place a new Harlun's outpost - and add some lore books about a Great Battle between EP & AD that destroyed the city and the one who won build a new Outpost - but after some time it was retaken and rebuild slightly etc - so you can have some Aldmeri Dominion & Ebonheart Pact architectural motifs mixed.
    2. Fast solution: Change Harlun's outpost Transitus Shrine Connection.
    Currently it is connected to Drakelowe Keep - which makes it almost useless if Drakelowe Keep is Under Siege as you can not port there (to Harlun's outpost) & from there go to Drakelowe Keep to help with the defence. Simply put: Connect Harlun's outpost to Farragut Keep instead.
    Oh and one thing that I just realized. When you reinforced Cropsford defences you also made a daily Cyrodiil quest (capture 3 towns) much more difficult for solo players.
    Edited by Tommy_The_Gun on September 18, 2018 11:54AM
  • NBrookus
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    The new outposts look more interesting than the old ones. All 3 have NPCs and randoms structures nearby to play with/on.

    On the towns, the large spawn buildings seem out of character. Also, I am not sure why there are NPCs at the transitus. While one town was under attack, I went inside the spawn and got the silence buff/debuff. The town flipped and so did the NPCs, but the mage guards couldn't attack me nor I them.

    Transiting to towns is going to be convenient, but I still am concerned that tightening the borders between factions reinforces the zerg meta. LAG is the #1 problem in Cyrodiil and zergs cause the whole map to lag out. With the borders tightened, it reduces the ability for solo/duo/small groups to go deep into territory and cause distractions. Compacting the population into choke points will be fun for ball groups farming those spots, but I feel it will increase lag.

    Alessia Bridge rocks are now very dangerous. There are very limited "walkways" below the main ground level on the rocks but a tiny slip and you will die. I need to go back and check the goat paths/caves/Lunar Docks; I forgot about them.

    For those on console or without PTS; expect no great cinematography but these are the outposts. I think you can make it on top of the scaffolds at Caramala but I didn't figure it out. Maybe with streak?

    Winter's Reach:


    Caramala:


    Harlun:


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  • Carbonised
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    I agree regarding Harlun's. While the two other outposts have strategic value, both as a gathering point to assault the enemy, or as a line of defense into your territory, the Harlun's outpost is too far away from enemy lines to be of any use. Literally the only use for it is for the enemy to occupy it and launch easy attacks into EP's home keeps, which makes it much more of a liability for EP, than any advantage. Whereas the other 2 outposts can serve AD and DC with great respawn points to launch an attack on the enemy, while posing no threat to them if they do fall into enemy hands.

    @ZOS_BrianWheeler I'm sorry but this is a do-over, it's not really fair to place 2 out of 3 outposts with such advantages while placing the 3rd one where it will almost certainly only be a liability. AD is going to hold that outpost constantly, to launch easy and fast attacks on the 3 EP keeps from behind. I assume exchanging places with Harlun's and Cropsford is not an option, due to all the quests in Crops, the only viable solution is to move Harlun's close to Cropsford, near the delve and the dark anchor on the map.
  • Thraben
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    1. The COMBAT BUG ist still there. I had to RUN from Arrius to the new EP outpost because I couldn´t mount my horse.
    Either permit people to mount in combat or fix this bug.

    2. The new outposts are well and better designed than the old ones. Lots of good fighting opportunities. Please add more walls and palisades, especially when there are gates standing in the area without any connection to a wall system, and consequently without purpose.

    3. The goat paths between DC and the rest are brutal chokepoints where organized guilds like mine will lurk to destroy everything in their path (if I´m still playing then, that is ... I´m a sorc main) for hours, preferably with a scroll.
    In order to reduce the frustration of other players, some auto- repair mechanic should be implemented for Gates and Bridges.

    Maybe a caravan moving from one keep to the Bridge Gate? And a quest like "protect/destroy the caravan"?
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  • anadandy
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    Posted in wrong thread - moved it.
    Edited by anadandy on September 18, 2018 3:29PM
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