Official Discussion Thread for "Introducing the Xanmeer Crown Crate Season"

ZOS_JessicaFolsom
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This is the official discussion thread for the Introducing the Xanmeer Crown Crate Season blog article.

Uncover the wild and wonderful antiquities of the deep swamp with the all-new Xanmeer Crown Crates. Preview some of the colorful and unique items you can acquire from the latest Crown Crate season right here.

Here's a full list of all the new rewards contained in the Xanmeer Crown Crates:

Radiant Apex Rewards
Scorching Horse-Lizard
Venomous Wolf-Lizard
Chilling Senche-Lizard

Apex Rewards
Wolf-Lizard Steed
Senche-Lizard Steed
Guar-Lizard Steed
Camel-Lizard Steed
Bear-Lizard Steed
Horse-Lizard Steed
Resplendent Sweetroll

Legendary Rewards
Voriplasm Sword Outfit style
Voriplasm Battle Axe Outfit style
Voriplasm Bow Outfit style
Voriplasm Staff Outfit style
Hist Guar
Nightfall Sabre Cat
Nightfall Sabre Cat Cub
Lustrous Nix-Ox Fabricant Steed
Firepet Spider
Bright-Throat Scale
Dead-Water Scale
Vossa-satl
Gas Blossom
Lantern Mantis
Static Pitcher
Instant All Research, Major
Grand Gold Coast Experience Scroll

Epic Rewards
Sep Adder
Marshlord Formal Bugshell Robes
Lizardly Four-Fabric Skirt Set
Xanmeer Doyen's Worship Robe
Xanmeer Doyen's Feather Tiara
Dead-Water Blood Face Tattoos
Dead-Water Blood Body Tattoos
Daemon Chicken
Riverwood White Hen
Kaleidotropic Dragon Frog
Butterscotch Dragon Frog
Sep Adder
Marshlord Formal Bugshell Robes
Instant All Research
Major Gold Coast Experience Scroll

Superior Rewards
Craglorn Welwa
Amber Ash Hopper
Bitter Coast Cliff Strider
Bright-Throat Chalk Face Tattoo
Bright-Throat Chalk Body Tattoo
Bright-Throat Woad Face Tattoo
Bright-Throat Woad Body Tattoo
Bright-Throat Algae Face Tattoo
Bright-Throat Algae Body Tattoo
Bright-Throat Yolk Face Tattoo
Bright-Throat Yolk Body Tattoo
Dead-Water Tooth-and-Tusk Tiara
Bonding Rite Headdress
Mire Drum

Fine Rewards
Forest: Sand and Moss
Forest: First Seed Swamp
Alchemical: Forest Outlaw Opaques
Alchemical: Viridian Sentinel
Alchemical: Lichen and Fern
Alchemical: Green Winter Wheat
Crown Combat Mystic's Stew
Crown Vigorous Ragout
Crown Stout Magic Liqueur
Crown Vigorous Tincture
Gold Coast Experience Scroll
Crown Soul Gem
Crown Repair Kit
Crown Lesson: Riding Capacity
Crown Lesson: Riding Speed
Crown Lesson: Riding Stamina

Common Rewards
Crown Tri-Restoration Potion
Gold Coast Survivor Elixir
Gold Coast Spellcaster Elixir
Gold Coast Warrior Elixir
Gold Coast Swift Survivor Elixir
Crown Lethal Poison
Gold Coast Enfeebling Poison
Gold Coast Trapping Poison
Gold Coast Draining Poison
Gold Coast Debilitating Poison
Crown Mimic Stone

Are you excited to uncover the secret relics of the Xanmeer? Let us know if you’re planning to pick up these exotic new crates on Twitter at TESOnline and Facebook!
Edited by ZOS_JessicaFolsom on December 4, 2018 3:13PM
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  • BWS2K
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    Ok, so I have to ask - will the Deadwater body markings be able to display over the Deadwater skins? Because that's definitely in my top five wishes (skins would still allow body markings). <3
  • Jaeysa
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    Sep adder's in there twice - is that supposed to be something else?
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  • RaddlemanNumber7
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    Jaeysa wrote: »
    Sep adder's in there twice - is that supposed to be something else?

    Marshlord Formal Bug Robe is duplicated too.

    PC EU
  • Radiance
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    These Lizard mounts are nice but not exactly my style...
    I'm kinda bummed nobody thought to make a pet out of one of those Freaky Murkmire Plants, I'd buy that!
    R A D I A N C E
  • RMerlin
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    You won't increase sales of crates by limiting ones given away - all you are doing is losing ESO Plus subs because some travellers feel that is being devalued and that the new store section does not really offer an equitable replacement no.

    They do give a good amount of crowns tho, which can be used to buy crates for "free". From an accounting point of view this does look better, as they can be counted as sales (since crowns are spent), unlike straight freebies that aren't accounted for in any way.

    But I admit that, personally, I'm very unlikely to spend my free crowns on crates.
    Edited by RMerlin on December 4, 2018 4:25PM
  • StormChaser3000
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    My best guess is that this (disappearance of free crates) is related to the implementation of the gifting option. I believe ZOS wants to primarily milk its whales. There are always people who are ready to pay real money for gold. Now let's see:

    1. Those who never buy crates but got used to the free ones are being cut off from the supply.
    What do they do?
    2. Some of them will start searching for whales so to trade their gold for crowns.
    3. Whales pay real money for the crates and gift them to the mentioned gold sellers.
    4. ZOS gets money from crates sales that would probably never happen otherwise.

    Edit: Some people say that this will hurt ESO+ sales. Yes, it will, but we do not know how much additional money gifting business model brings. Maybe it brings more money that they lose from subscriptions. We can only guess at the moment.
    Edited by StormChaser3000 on December 4, 2018 4:52PM
  • nerfworthy
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    The Daemon Cockerel came from the hollowjack crates, now there is a Daemon Chicken for 40 gems instead of 100 ? Is this a different pet?
  • RMerlin
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    Radiance wrote: »
    RMerlin wrote: »
    You won't increase sales of crates by limiting ones given away - all you are doing is losing ESO Plus subs because some travellers feel that is being devalued and that the new store section does not really offer an equitable replacement no.

    They do give a good amount of crowns tho, which can be used to buy crates for "free". From an accounting point of view this does look better, as they can be counted as sales (since crowns are spent), unlike straight freebies that aren't accounted for in any way.

    But I admit that, personally, I'm very unlikely to spend my free crowns on crates.

    "FREE" would imply that there was no payment involved...
    STOP SAYING THOSE CROWNS ARE FREE. IF YOU PAID FOR IT, IT'S NOT "FREE"

    You`re playing with semantics. Those crowns are a bonus added to your ESO+ membership. The word "free" is used here simply to indicate you did not buy them explicitly. That does not change the point I was making - they increased the amount of crowns you get in your subscription, these can be used to obtain crates.

    EDIT: and I did put the word "free" in quotes in my message to indicate it has a particular meaning...
    Edited by RMerlin on December 4, 2018 5:19PM
  • LordLomax
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    Is it me or does the Legendary rewards especially the mounts look really bad/watered down this season as I normally always prefer it but weapons and recycled mounts.
  • NDReptiles
    NDReptiles
    Soul Shriven
    It's unfortunate. I really like the lizard mounts, but I refuse to buy gambling crates to get them. The odds of getting what I want stink.
  • Jayne_Doe
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    My best guess is that this (disappearance of free crates) is related to the implementation of the gifting option. I believe ZOS wants to primarily milk its whales. There are always people who are ready to pay real money for gold. Now let's see:

    1. Those who never buy crates but got used to the free ones are being cut off from the supply.
    What do they do?
    2. Some of them will start searching for whales so to trade their gold for crowns.
    3. Whales pay real money for the crates and gift them to the mentioned gold sellers.
    4. ZOS gets money from crates sales that would probably never happen otherwise.

    Edit: Some people say that this will hurt ESO+ sales. Yes, it will, but we do not know how much additional money gifting business model brings. Maybe it brings more money that they lose from subscriptions. We can only guess at the moment.

    Are people really unsubbing because they aren't getting free crates from ESO trial events? Seriously? Most of the time you get junk, and only occasionally will you get lucky. I'd rather just get free stuff outright, like they're doing now. Sure, I may not always want the item, but I certainly didn't want even half the stuff I got from the free crates.

    I'm guessing that they didn't get as many people like me, who never bought crates, to start buying them once they got a few gems and started paying more attention to what was in the crates. I bought stuff with the gems I got from the consumables and duplicate collectibles, which was great. But it never got me to start gambling with my money.

    Will I miss the free crates? Sure, they're fun to open and see what's inside, if they're free. But most of the time I ended up disappointed with what I got. We may still get some as daily rewards in the future, but that'll be it for me, since I'm on console, so I don't get Twitch drops, except on a couple of occasions.

    Luckily, there isn't even one thing I want from these crates. A handful I wouldn't mind getting from a free crate, but there's nothing here I actually want (that I didn't already buy outright). The mounts are HIDEOUS and I would never use those FUGLY skins either.

    Oh...and to answer @VaranisArano - they did fix the skirt on the Argonian costume. I have it and it looks fine now.
  • Jaimeh
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    Oh no, I was hoping the Bright Throat skin would not be put behind crates... I was really looking forward to it, and was hoping it would be a direct sale in the CS... :/
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  • VaranisArano
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    Jayne_Doe wrote: »
    My best guess is that this (disappearance of free crates) is related to the implementation of the gifting option. I believe ZOS wants to primarily milk its whales. There are always people who are ready to pay real money for gold. Now let's see:

    1. Those who never buy crates but got used to the free ones are being cut off from the supply.
    What do they do?
    2. Some of them will start searching for whales so to trade their gold for crowns.
    3. Whales pay real money for the crates and gift them to the mentioned gold sellers.
    4. ZOS gets money from crates sales that would probably never happen otherwise.

    Edit: Some people say that this will hurt ESO+ sales. Yes, it will, but we do not know how much additional money gifting business model brings. Maybe it brings more money that they lose from subscriptions. We can only guess at the moment.

    Are people really unsubbing because they aren't getting free crates from ESO trial events? Seriously? Most of the time you get junk, and only occasionally will you get lucky. I'd rather just get free stuff outright, like they're doing now. Sure, I may not always want the item, but I certainly didn't want even half the stuff I got from the free crates.

    I'm guessing that they didn't get as many people like me, who never bought crates, to start buying them once they got a few gems and started paying more attention to what was in the crates. I bought stuff with the gems I got from the consumables and duplicate collectibles, which was great. But it never got me to start gambling with my money.

    Will I miss the free crates? Sure, they're fun to open and see what's inside, if they're free. But most of the time I ended up disappointed with what I got. We may still get some as daily rewards in the future, but that'll be it for me, since I'm on console, so I don't get Twitch drops, except on a couple of occasions.

    Luckily, there isn't even one thing I want from these crates. A handful I wouldn't mind getting from a free crate, but there's nothing here I actually want (that I didn't already buy outright). The mounts are HIDEOUS and I would never use those FUGLY skins either.

    Oh...and to answer @VaranisArano - they did fix the skirt on the Argonian costume. I have it and it looks fine now.

    Thanks for the info! Glad to hear it got fixed.
  • BWS2K
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    BWS2K wrote: »
    Ok, so I have to ask - will the Deadwater body markings be able to display over the Deadwater skins? Because that's definitely in my top five wishes (skins would still allow body markings). <3

    Just checked with the team and it sounds like these ones do not stack. The body markings are hidden by the skin.
    I drown in a river of sorrows and my spines sag with longing for that which one cannot have, but my scales glisten slightly at your timely response. Please let the team know that if there's anything I or my tribe can do to hasten the manifestation of simultaneous body markings and skins, it will be done fast-fast with utmost moistness and glee! ;)
  • TheCabbageborn
    Svenja wrote: »
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    so hyped to buy this abomination with the gems i have saved up. :D :D :D Just looking at the picture makes me laugh incontrollably until I cry, so why not. :D

    straight out of Cronenberg

    I'm going to get it
    when a problem comes along u must fus it
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