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Official Discussion Thread for "Earn a Free Pet When You Gift Crown Store Items in December"

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This is the official discussion thread for the blog article Earn a Free Pet When You Gift Crown Store Items in December. In the spirit of the holiday season, you will receive an in-game pet as a gift from us when you use the Crown Store Gifting system to bring joy to others. Check out the article for all the details!
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  • Glaiceana
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    What a lovely idea! And I'm really happy to know I can obtain the griffin pet I have been looking forward to for a long time in a non risk way! :)
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  • Acrolas
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    All the items in the Housing tab count, right? I feel that's probably the best approach to take if you want to personalize gifts and also not run into any duplicate gift issues.

    Edit: To clarify, the individual furnishing items from the housing editor, not the Housing instances that you can't gift anyway.
    Edited by Acrolas on November 27, 2018 5:09PM
  • ArchangelIsraphel
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    It’s not a free pet it costs 1000 crowns and up. The post says you have to gift a item worth 1000 crowns or more, lol.

    You're receiving something you wouldn't otherwise get for spending 1000 crowns to gift someone. Under normal circumstances, you wouldn't get anything for gifting. If anything it's a bonus, though I wouldn't precisely call it "free". It's free in a technical sense.

    All I know is I was planning to gift my friends something, so this will be nice to have on top of it, since it looks like a snowy owl.
    Edited by ArchangelIsraphel on November 27, 2018 5:08PM
  • Wolfkeks
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    I like this idea! Was already planning on gifting someone something for christmas, so that's awesome :smiley:
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  • nickccl
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    Yeah, nice looking pet. I hope some days we could have the ability to gift a house. :smile:
  • DaveMoeDee
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    It’s not a free pet it costs 1000 crowns and up. The post says you have to gift a item worth 1000 crowns or more, lol.

    You can make them free by doing a cycle of buying/selling crowns, assuming you have things you want people to gift you. Just sell the 2 gifts for gold, and then use the gold to get the items you wanted. That way, you didn't give away 1000 crowns but you still get the pet.
  • DaveMoeDee
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    gepe87 wrote: »
    Someone uses pets? A free mount or costume would be more appealing...

    More people use pets than use costumes.
  • Acrolas
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    I don't see the Gryphon as a bad thing. If anything, it encourages participation. And you're getting a 1000 crown pet if you spend 1000 crowns; perhaps 'complimentary' would have been the better word choice than 'free'.

    I would recommend anyone thinking of putting together a Secret Sheo event with a small group to start planning and gathering participants now; once the Undaunted event starts on Thursday it's going to be a blur of in-game and real world commitments through the end of the year. As the gifting is required to receive the gryphon, I don't feel there's a lot of motivation to scam, but as always, pulling from more organized social sources like guilds does significantly reduce the chances of getting a stinky floater.
  • Dagoth_Rac
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    DaveMoeDee wrote: »
    It’s not a free pet it costs 1000 crowns and up. The post says you have to gift a item worth 1000 crowns or more, lol.

    You can make them free by doing a cycle of buying/selling crowns, assuming you have things you want people to gift you. Just sell the 2 gifts for gold, and then use the gold to get the items you wanted. That way, you didn't give away 1000 crowns but you still get the pet.
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    It sounds like @Merlin13KAGL just volunteered to coordinate the guild Secret Santa Breda event! :p

    Edit: Lore mix-up.
    Edited by Dagoth_Rac on November 27, 2018 6:44PM
  • Jayne_Doe
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    Pass on the flying squirrel.

    If you're gifting something in order to get something in return, you're already doing it wrong.

    Well Merchandised, ZoS. Well Merchandised.

    Agreed. If you were already planning to gift CS items to friends for the holidays, then the pet would be free. But, if the ONLY reason you're gifting is to get the pet, then the pet costs 1000 crowns. Plus, you have to give to at least 2 people, so that leaves out spouses/significant others who might just gift to each other.
    Edited by Jayne_Doe on November 27, 2018 6:56PM
  • Kesstryl
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    While it's not exactly free, more like complimentary, I like the idea of rewarding gift giving during the holidays. I was going to gift a couple friends anyway, and this is a nice perk. I like the white gryffin too.

    Please tell me that dress the girl is wearing in that news post is going to be available as a costume! I've been hoping for a long time now for some of the Summerset NPC female costumes to come to the crown store, and that one is definitely my favorite! Classic medieval princess is what I've always wanted to dress my healer in.
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  • Atallanta
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    Kesstryl wrote: »
    While it's not exactly free, more like complimentary, I like the idea of rewarding gift giving during the holidays. I was going to gift a couple friends anyway, and this is a nice perk. I like the white gryffin too.

    Please tell me that dress the girl is wearing in that news post is going to be available as a costume! I've been hoping for a long time now for some of the Summerset NPC female costumes to come to the crown store, and that one is definitely my favorite! Classic medieval princess is what I've always wanted to dress my healer in.

    It’s a Nord female costume, low tier I think.

  • Acrolas
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    It's the Bleakrock Housecarl Dress with different dye channels. It was datamined around the time that the Skald's Damask Jerkin was... perhaps a sneak peek at an upcoming Daily Reward?

    gp_crwn_costumes_bleakrockhousecarldress_1x1.jpg

    There's also the similar Bardic Tavern-Singer's Dress. So I'd venture to say that something close to what the dog-hoarding maiden is wearing will be available Soon (tm).

    aw_crwn_costumes_bardictavernsingersdress_1x1.jpg




    Edited by Acrolas on November 28, 2018 3:01AM
  • Dagoth_Rac
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    Kesstryl wrote: »
    While it's not exactly free, more like complimentary, I like the idea of rewarding gift giving during the holidays. I was going to gift a couple friends anyway, and this is a nice perk. I like the white gryffin too.

    Please tell me that dress the girl is wearing in that news post is going to be available as a costume! I've been hoping for a long time now for some of the Summerset NPC female costumes to come to the crown store, and that one is definitely my favorite! Classic medieval princess is what I've always wanted to dress my healer in.

    Can we also get that Orc's "gifting a puppy" as an emote/memento/whatever!?
  • Glaiceana
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    Acrolas wrote: »
    All the items in the Housing tab count, right? I feel that's probably the best approach to take if you want to personalize gifts and also not run into any duplicate gift issues.

    Edit: To clarify, the individual furnishing items from the housing editor, not the Housing instances that you can't gift anyway.

    Yes can we get just a confirmation on whether the furnishings from the house tab count? They are the perfect things to gift as there's a lot of choice in there and good things too! :) I assume they do because it is costing crowns and they are giftable.
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  • Ufretin
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    Yet more crown store greed and players getting all excited over useless fluffy stuff, charming.
  • ZOS_GinaBruno
    ZOS_GinaBruno
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    Glaiceana wrote: »
    Acrolas wrote: »
    All the items in the Housing tab count, right? I feel that's probably the best approach to take if you want to personalize gifts and also not run into any duplicate gift issues.

    Edit: To clarify, the individual furnishing items from the housing editor, not the Housing instances that you can't gift anyway.

    Yes can we get just a confirmation on whether the furnishings from the house tab count? They are the perfect things to gift as there's a lot of choice in there and good things too! :) I assume they do because it is costing crowns and they are giftable.

    Anything you can gift from the Crown Store is fair game, even the furnishings. :)
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  • perogwin_ESO
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    Anything you can gift from the Crown Store is fair game, even the furnishings. :)

    A second clarification - not the furniture packs from the store, but the individual furniture you buy and gift through the housing editor like a single chair or a pillow or what have you?

  • Chicharron
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    I planned to buy a few crowns tomorrow, I'll wait a few days.
  • ArchangelIsraphel
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    Anything you can gift from the Crown Store is fair game, even the furnishings. :)

    A second clarification - not the furniture packs from the store, but the individual furniture you buy and gift through the housing editor like a single chair or a pillow or what have you?

    @ZOS_GinaBruno I would really like to know this as well, as I'd love to gift a couple of my friends some individual furnishings they'd really love to have from the housing editor
  • BretonMage
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    There's a free play event coming up this weekend. If someone creates an account under the free play event, will you be credited for gifting that player?
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  • Wolvenheim
    Wolvenheim
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    Aw! What a cute griffin, too bad I can't get him at the moment. ^^;;
  • Stormshadowonesixty
    This is a small incentive to get into the holiday cheer of giving and to get players to give more to others.
    You don't have to, but know I will be , I love this game so much I'll be more than happy to use this excuse to gift one of my homies something. He has really helped me get the meta in this game
  • BretonMage
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    Anything you can gift from the Crown Store is fair game, even the furnishings. :)

    A second clarification - not the furniture packs from the store, but the individual furniture you buy and gift through the housing editor like a single chair or a pillow or what have you?

    Hi, was there an answer to this? Thanks.

    Editing to add: I'm going to assume the answer is yes, because Acrolas/Glaiceana's questions (to which @ZOS_GinaBruno replied yes) specifically mentioned the "individual furnishing items from the housing editor"... I'm looking forward to gifting the Music Box to my son's newly created account!
    Edited by BretonMage on December 10, 2018 6:17PM
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