Maintenance for the week of February 18:
• PC/Mac: No maintenance – February 18
• Xbox One: EU megaserver for maintenance – February 20, 4:00AM EST (9:00 UTC) - 12:00PM EST (17:00 UTC)
• We will be performing maintenance for patch 4.3.4 on the PTS on Monday at 8:00AM EST (13:00 UTC).
The Wrathstone DLC Game Pack and Update 21 base game patch are now available to test on the PTS! Read the full patch notes here: https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/454456/

Heads Up: Weekly PTS Character Copies for Update 21

ZOS_GinaBruno
ZOS_GinaBruno
Community Manager
Hi everyone,

Wanted to give you a heads up that we're planning to do weekly character copies for the entirety of this PTS cycle for Update 21. We need to test some database work, and the character copies are required for full and thorough testing. Next Monday, we'll be doing another PC NA character copy. February 4th and 11th will be PC EU character copies, and the last week on February 18th will be another PC NA character copy.

Note that each time we do a character copy, all characters and progress will unfortunately be wiped. Thanks for your understanding.
Gina Bruno
Community Manager - The Elder Scrolls Online
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  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    Thank you for the heads' up!
    #proud2BAStarObsessedLoony
    PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!
    A useful explanation for how RNG works
  • FineFeathered
    Hear here! Thanks for the head's up and it's only fair that Both EU and NA folks can do comparisons and testing.
  • kojou
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    It is probably a lot of effort, resources, and time to copy from live to the PTS. Every 2 weeks with NA getting the last week is pretty fair IMO.

    I would prefer if they would alternate PTS cycles in general like:
    - Q1 NA 1,2,5; EU 3,4
    - Q2 EU 1,2,5; NA 3,4
    - etc...

    Some of the more significant changes seem to come in week 3, so it would be nice to exchange who has the first crack at them on their characters from patch to patch.
    Playing since beta...
  • MyKillv2.0
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    Am extra week of testing? Awesome. Kinda wish there were more meat to this update to test but nevertheless, awesome that it is going to give us an extra week of updates/tweaks.
  • Zer0oo
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    Even if i sit this pts out with testing I just want to say the char deletion is quite frustrating in general.

    You normally set all your chars up including sets, skills and houses for testing and then they get wiped. You have to do every thing again.

    It would be cool if we can get some op-out of this wipe or some test accounts that do not get wiped.

    e.g. Every player gets a second free account for pts - "normal account name"_pts does not get wiped and are just templets over the whole pts
  • RDMyers65b14_ESO
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    The last week? Does that mean that Wrathstone will be live approximately February 25th?
  • Tasear
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    How does this help though?
    Famous Healer, Loving Guild Master, Support Theory Crater
    Former Class Representative, & Former Community Ambassador
    Grand Prize Winner to Deardic Dress up Contest
    ESO Community Discord: https://discord.gg/9UafDmq
    Guides
    https://tamrielfoundry.com/articles/how-to-play-sorcerer-healer/

    Builds
    Sorc Trial Healer: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Special:EsoBuildData?id=90740
    Sorc Dungeon Healer: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Special:EsoBuildData?id=91310
    Sorc Dungeon Healer (Easy Version): https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Special:EsoBuildData?id=91335
    Sorc PvP Healer: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Special:EsoBuildData?id=78983
    ----
    DK Dungeon Healer: N/A
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    Warden Dungeon Healer:https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Special:EsoBuildData?id=92350
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    Sorc Dungeon Tank: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Special:EsoBuildData?id=78878
    DK Dungeon Tank: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Special:EsoBuildData?id=83069


    Affiliations: BBC Gaming Guild, Akvari Exchange, Imperial Trade Union, Moonlight Travelers, Raiding Strategy Academy
    Trial History: Magic Society Core Healer, Rolling Cliff Hangers Core Healer, Kongpanions Core Healer, Moonlight Core Healer
  • Feanor
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    Nice. Thank you!
    Main characters:
    Feanor the Believer - AD Altmer mSorc - AR 41 - Stormproof (PC EU)
    Idril Arnanor - AD Altmer mSorc - CP 217 - Stormproof (PC NA)

    Other characters:
    Fearscales - AD Argonian Templar - Stormproof (healer)
    Draco Imperialis - AD Imperial DK (tank)
    Cabed Naearamarth - AD Dunmer mDK
    Valirion Willowthorne - AD Bosmer stamBlade
    Turuna - AD Altmer magBlade
    Kheled Zaram - AD Redguard stamDK
    Kibil Nala - AD Redguard stamSorc - Stormproof
    Yavanna Kémentárí - AD Breton magWarden
    Azog gro-Ghâsh - EP Orc stamWarden
    Maeglin the Dark Elf - DC Dunmer mDK
    Marquis de Peyrac - DC Breton mSorc
    Rawlith Khaj'ra - AD Khajiit stamWarden
    Tu'waccah - AD Redguard Stamplar

    All chars 50 @ CP 980+. Playing solo PvP mostly on EU PC Sotha Sil.
  • DirkRavenclaw
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    Arciris wrote: »
    Hello,

    So I just noticed this week both the Live servers and the PTS one are going on maintenance the exact same day, same hour.

    This is an issue for me as I usually use the Live server downtime to hop on the PTS to test stuff without missing out on the real game side of things.

    Would you guys please consider having maintenance on different times for the PTS and the Live server? Like one in the morning, the other in the afternoon?

    This would be much appreciated, thank you.

    @ZOS_GinaBruno

    I second that, would be so convinient
    Council Member of AtWritsEnd, Member of LoneWolfeHelp, Donor of GhostSeaTradingCO., Factor of EastEmpireTradingCO.,HonourGuard of ´DominionImperialGuard(DIG/PVP)

    Master Crafter including Jewelry, i craft for Mats and Donation, always happy to help, if Im not in the Middle of PVP, i play since around 14 Months
  • technohic
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    I like this re-copying. Lets me more easily compare what I see on PTS to what is on live. Before; you guys copied characters a few days before PTS and it made it hard to get a clean look.
    Technohic - DC Templar
    Technohicz - DC Nightblade
    Technohix - DC Sorc
    TechDKnohic - DC DK
  • PhxOldGamer68
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    LOL Ok now I know why my character disappeared.
    PSN NA/EU: DesertDweller99
    PC NA: KaktusKing
  • Nifty2g
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    Tasear wrote: »
    How does this help though?
    Cause she said "We need to test some database work, and the character copies are required for full and thorough testing"
    North American Megaserver
    Guild - Mundus (GM)
    Tick-Tock Terrorzier | Immortal Redeemer | Gryphon Heart
    Literally Unplayable - Dragonknight Imperial Tank
    Toxic Roleplayer - Nightblade Imperial Tank/DPS
    em is lame - Warden Redguard Tank/DPS
    Picture Perfect - Altmer Sorcerer Healer/DPS
    Weary Emoji - Nightblade Dunmer DPS

    European Megaserver
    Immortal Redeemer |
    Excessive Profanity - Dragonknight Tank
    Literally Unplayable - Nightblade Dunmer DPS
  • BloodLegions
    BloodLegions
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    It would be nice if you guys copied the EU one first after the fact that the EU sever was down for basically the entire day. You know to make up for all the time lost. And no-one even gets an explanion why it even took that long.
  • Malborn66
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    I will log on after the PC-EU characters are loaded.

    Life is too short to generate a character from scratch.

    Malborn
    PC-EU
  • Morgul667
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    This looks biased big time
    NA
    NA
    EU
    NA
  • John_Falstaff
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    @Malborn66 , well, setting up a character from template doesn't take long.

    My only issue with PTS is very high ping, hovering around 210-250, often spiking higher (on live PC/EU I have ~100, give or take) - I planned to do a lot of parses, and I don't think I can reliably do anything when it's hard to even grab a skill to drag it onto the skill bar, sometimes mouse wouldn't catch because of lag.
  • Morgul667
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    @Malborn66 , well, setting up a character from template doesn't take long.

    My only issue with PTS is very high ping, hovering around 210-250, often spiking higher (on live PC/EU I have ~100, give or take) - I planned to do a lot of parses, and I don't think I can reliably do anything when it's hard to even grab a skill to drag it onto the skill bar, sometimes mouse wouldn't catch because of lag.

    Welcome to our lives us asian/oceanian players

  • Gan Xing
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    I thought this was standard procedure... probably info for newer PTS testers
    Gan Xing - Crafting Nightblade
    Elrana Tinuviel - Hybrid Dragonknight
    Elentári Peregrine - Sorcerer "bank"
    Rán Xīng - Hybrid Templar
    Laurïsil Imlachwen - Stamina Templar
    Helotë Tinuviel - Hybrid/Magicka Warden
    Odin banker - obv banker
    Yan of the Red Mountain - lvl 3 DK - not sure when I will work on em

    Seeks the unusual and unique playstyles...
  • codestripper
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    Morgul667 wrote: »
    This looks biased big time
    NA
    NA
    EU
    NA

    Well to be fair it's actually:
    NA
    NA
    EU
    EU
    NA

    So you know, it's not terrible
    Since everyone seems to be doing this,
    DPS Builds:
    - Magicka Sorcerer (Pet) [Flawless Conqueror @ 565CP] - 582k
    - Magicka Nightblade [Flawless Conqueror @ 780CP] - 575k
    - Stamina Sorcerer [Flawless Conqueror @ 420CP] - 560k
    - Magicka Classless [Flawless Conqueror @ 810CP] - 540k
    - Magicka Templar [Stormproof] - 550k
    - Magicka Warden [Stormproof] - 510k
    - Stamina Templar [In Development]
    - Stamina DK [In Development]
    - Stamina NB [Under 50]
  • ZonasArch
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    Morgul667 wrote: »
    This looks biased big time
    NA
    NA
    EU
    NA

    It was a mishap though. Should be another EU there that failed to happen this week. Maybe it will be Na na eu eu.
  • SaucyMcSauceface
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    @Malborn66 , well, setting up a character from template doesn't take long.

    My only issue with PTS is very high ping, hovering around 210-250, often spiking higher (on live PC/EU I have ~100, give or take) - I planned to do a lot of parses, and I don't think I can reliably do anything when it's hard to even grab a skill to drag it onto the skill bar, sometimes mouse wouldn't catch because of lag.

    lol, 250 ping is considered a good day in Australia.
  • SaintSubwayy
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    Morgul667 wrote: »
    This looks biased big time
    NA
    NA
    EU
    NA

    Well to be fair it's actually:
    NA
    NA
    EU
    EU
    NA

    So you know, it's not terrible

    well your post suggests 5 PTS weeks, where did you get the info that PTS will take 5 weeks instead of 4 weeks?
    PC EU
    vAA HM / vHRC HM / vSO HM / vMoL HM / vHoF HM / vAS HM / vCR HM / vMSA

    Flawless Conqueror / Immortal Redeemer / Master Angler / PVP Noob^^

    Exceed Gaming
  • ZonasArch
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    Morgul667 wrote: »
    This looks biased big time
    NA
    NA
    EU
    NA

    Well to be fair it's actually:
    NA
    NA
    EU
    EU
    NA

    So you know, it's not terrible

    well your post suggests 5 PTS weeks, where did you get the info that PTS will take 5 weeks instead of 4 weeks?

    It's on one of the pinned pts messages
  • Sturmfaenger
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    ZOS_GinaBruno wrote:
    February 4th and 11th will be PC EU character copies, and the last week on February 18th will be another PC NA character copy.
    I see that its not EU character copies now that PTS is online again, but NA.
    So the schedule has changed? When will EU chars come, and will EU get their 2 weeks of testing?
    PC/EU
  • CesarTheAshlander
    CesarTheAshlander
    Soul Shriven
    ZOS_GinaBruno wrote:
    February 4th and 11th will be PC EU character copies, and the last week on February 18th will be another PC NA character copy.
    I see that its not EU character copies now that PTS is online again, but NA.
    So the schedule has changed? When will EU chars come, and will EU get their 2 weeks of testing?

    I wonder the same
  • codestripper
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    Morgul667 wrote: »
    This looks biased big time
    NA
    NA
    EU
    NA

    Well to be fair it's actually:
    NA
    NA
    EU
    EU
    NA

    So you know, it's not terrible

    well your post suggests 5 PTS weeks, where did you get the info that PTS will take 5 weeks instead of 4 weeks?

    Well if you just go ahead and read the post you commented on:
    Next Monday(2), we'll be doing another PC NA character copy. February 4th(3) and 11th(4) will be PC EU character copies, and the last week(5) on February 18th will be another PC NA character copy.

    Note that each time we do a character copy, all characters and progress will unfortunately be wiped. Thanks for your understanding.

    Since everyone seems to be doing this,
    DPS Builds:
    - Magicka Sorcerer (Pet) [Flawless Conqueror @ 565CP] - 582k
    - Magicka Nightblade [Flawless Conqueror @ 780CP] - 575k
    - Stamina Sorcerer [Flawless Conqueror @ 420CP] - 560k
    - Magicka Classless [Flawless Conqueror @ 810CP] - 540k
    - Magicka Templar [Stormproof] - 550k
    - Magicka Warden [Stormproof] - 510k
    - Stamina Templar [In Development]
    - Stamina DK [In Development]
    - Stamina NB [Under 50]
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