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PTS Update 30 - Feedback Thread for Blackwood Zone & Quests

ZOS_GinaBruno
ZOS_GinaBruno
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This is the official feedback thread for Blackwood, mainly focusing on the zone, side quests, and other types of content found in the area. If you have specific feedback on the main story, please visit this thread so others can avoid spoilers. Specific feedback that the team is looking for includes the following:
  • Quests
    • Did you engage with the Main Story?
    • Did you engage with any quests outside of the main story? If so, which ones?
    • Did you find any quests to be problematic from either a directional or difficulty standpoint?
    • Did you complete any quests with a companion? If so, how was the experience overall?
  • World Bosses
    • Did you fight any world bosses? If so, which ones?
    • Were any of them too easy or too hard?
    • Were mechanics clearly communicated?
    • Did you complete any world bosses with a companion? If so, how was the experience overall?
  • Public Dungeons
    • Did you go into any public dungeons?
    • Public dungeons are generally balanced for two or more players of average skill and gear. Did you feel sufficiently challenged?
    • Did you go in with or without a companion?
  • Do you have any other general feedback?
Edited by ZOS_GinaBruno on April 20, 2021 3:53PM
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  • Lady_Rosabella
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    Completed writs quests, in Leyawiin, to get a layout of the crafting stations but did not find a writ turn-in area in the city. Will you be putting those in the city? It's crazy to have the convenience of doing the writs there and then have to travel to another zone to turn in your writs.
    Edited by Lady_Rosabella on April 20, 2021 5:43PM
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    I'm over 30 min in and still on the first quest. Are you serious. The immutable and unbreakable convention of any RPG game is one city, one quest, secondary loiation optional. Whoever designed this must have never played any role playing game.
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    The first "quest" is really 3-4 quests.There is no sense of progression when a single quest drags on like this. And it is the first quest players experience in the new area. Game desing much?
    Edited by fboostb16_ESO on April 20, 2021 6:56PM
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Ok next quest: run to the far corner of the map, fun.
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Dungeon boss is bugged, lifts up his staff, nice bone animation floating around, but no kill.
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Run back all the way, no portal? Double fun.
  • grizzledcroc
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    How do ships go upriver xD?
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Outlaw refuge map doesn't work.
  • rpa
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    Because EU I crated a new char and did the tutorial with no issues until end. (Except it was bit ...underwhelming. And lots of bookshelves, some I could and some could not interact with at least one bookself interacted as stack of books instead of bookshelf.) When I got to 'choose your destination room' with ports to various zones, after talking with the Whatwasthenameofthatelflady and noticing that nothing happened except loud music at (I assume) Blackwood portal and taking time examining all portals, (I assume) Blackwood one did still not work for me except music. Either bugged or it happened because I do not preorders. Anyway, I went instead to Vvardenfell and wayshrined Leyawiin outskirts with no issues and did some early parts of the zone quest.
    (When has DB started to leave letters to victims? They certainly did not when I got to Silencer.) Next I'm supposed to check someone's manor at Leyawiin or something. My initial impression was bit too much of pointless running around.
    Edited by rpa on April 20, 2021 7:17PM
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  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Better pacing on quest 2, finished after defeating the mini boss. Bur running to the far corner of map and back, idk.
    Edited by fboostb16_ESO on April 20, 2021 7:23PM
  • RaddlemanNumber7
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    Do you have any other general feedback?

    There's no separate section for the new tutorial, so I'll leave my feedback here.
    1. There didn't seem to be anything hinting that the armoury room is there, other than the door interact itself. The quest markers point away from the armoury, to a different door. Too easy for new players to miss it completely. Getting armour and armour skills is important.
    2. My character emerged from the tutorial with Skyshards showing 0/3. Assuming this is not a bug, what is the interaction with the skyshards in the tutorial supposed to teach a new player about how they are supposed interact with skyshards, and the reward they receive, in the rest of the game? Nothing it seems.

    3. I chose to port out from the new tutorial to Stros M'Kai, arriving on the docks. This points the new player at the quest giver Captain Kaleen. The hooded figure is nowhere to be seen. If the new player takes Kaleen's quests, and follows that questline from Stros to Betnikh, and then goes on to Daggerfall, they will at last meet the hooded figure. If the player then does the Soul Shriven in Coldharbour quest, as I did, this will drop them right back where they started in Stros M'Kai. What a confusing mess.
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  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Quest 3 running to the other corner of the map. only from the center, but still. I think i see a patern emerging.
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    My main problem with these long quest is that i do them while queueing for a random normal dungeon. When I return from the dungeon I get reset to the start of the delve and redoing it is not really fun.
  • Fischblut
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    Do you have any other general feedback?

    I have met Jarl Woof, and I was absolutely not ready for such cuteness and fun <3



    We danced so much that he was tired :smiley:



    Overall I loved the new zone. It is very large, and so far I haven't found any mountains blocking my way through the map - I could ride in any direction without having to take detours.
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Map for Daedlands: The Ashen Forest doesn't work
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    After leaving the Inevitable i have two Celias and two Destrons.
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Again a quest: Weapons of Destruction leads me through many different realms with no save point for the random normal dungeon queue. There should be one before you enter the Sanctuary.
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Pyre of ambition, Listen to Mehrunes Dagon: No spoken dialogue.
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Suggestion: split every quest in two and the first one in three parts so they can be done comfortably while queueing for dungeons.
  • fboostb16_ESO
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    Overall I really liked the style and the lighting, much more than I thought I would, the high fantasy style and the deadric style work really well. I enjoyed the voice acting, but after the performace for Khamira in Elsweyr almost everything is an improvement.
  • Elsonso
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    Do you have any other general feedback?

    Staffing suggestion. The person who did the transparent invisible walls along the Elsweyr border north of Leyawiin, west of Undertow, needs to be assigned to more productive work next time around. :smile: Seriously, I hope that when this launches, there won't just be invisible walls blocking the way.
    Edited by Elsonso on April 20, 2021 10:03PM
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  • JD2013
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    Fischblut wrote: »
    Do you have any other general feedback?

    I have met Jarl Woof, and I was absolutely not ready for such cuteness and fun <3



    We danced so much that he was tired :smiley:



    Overall I loved the new zone. It is very large, and so far I haven't found any mountains blocking my way through the map - I could ride in any direction without having to take detours.

    Well, I know what I'll be doing for hours at a time :D that is so cute!
    It's a lovely detail that you can see the White-Gold Tower from some places with clear weather. :smile:

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    Wow that's a really nice detail!
    Sweetrolls for all!

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  • Aliyavana
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    In the quest Competition and Contracts, Greywyn Blenwyth appears. he is an important figure in lore though his race hasn't been confirmed. https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Greywyn_Blenwyth

    His is depicted in PTS as Altmer, but his name sounds more Breton as evident here https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Breton_Names

    I hope that his race is changed to Breton to better fit his name.

    ON-npc-Greywyn_Blenwyth.jpg
  • heaven13
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    Completed writs quests, in Leyawiin, to get a layout of the crafting stations but did not find a writ turn-in area in the city. Will you be putting those in the city? It's crazy to have the convenience of doing the writs there and then have to travel to another zone to turn in your writs.

    There is a writ turn in. I can't remember exactly where; the map didn't update with quest markers until I got closer to it but it's not too far away from the crafting area and wasn't through any doors. It's a line of boxes in little spots that look like vendor stalls along a wall. I love it. I'll probably be moving my characters here.
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  • Cireous
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    Why so gloomy Blackwood? Needs more sunshine, makes me sad.

    Invisible walls everywhere.

    /end critique

    :disappointed:
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