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I Miss Drinking Breda's Bottomless Mug

ElderSmitter
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I wish ESO would revert back to making you drink Breda's Mug every 2 hours for Double XP. I enjoyed it and did not find it annoying at all. Just one thing imo that should have been left alone. I feel more than Halloween. Breda's Mug is a fun celebration! even Recalling to her in Eastmarch to drink out of the Keg was a blast! I know i can still drink the mug using the Memento but it's not the same lol. Have a Happy New Year everyone! Cheers! (Clasping Breda's Mug lol)
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    Elsonso wrote: »
    I wish ESO would revert back to making you drink Breda's Mug every 2 hours for Double XP. I enjoyed it and did not find it annoying at all. Just one thing imo that should have been left alone. I feel more than Halloween. Breda's Mug is a fun celebration! even Recalling to her in Eastmarch to drink out of the Keg was a blast! I know i can still drink the mug using the Memento but it's not the same lol. Have a Happy New Year everyone! Cheers! (Clasping Breda's Mug lol)

    I agree. It removed part of the celebration. What we got instead was no indication that there is even an XP buff. When they fix that, it will just be some icon somewhere that magically appears. Yay.

    It’s throughout the event — how is that worse?
    The mug and crow whistle should be made into mementos; it doesn’t make sense to leave them classified as tools — probably the cakes too.
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    It was nice to also use the mug and similar items at the end of the event so you had the buff for a bit longer

    Yes that was Cool as well! I wish they would stop diminishing these events. The Mug more so than even the XP was part of the celebration. Taking that fun away does diminish the New Life Festival some and i hope they reconsider or even apply a new fun buff to the Mug. Somethings are better left untouched.
  • TaSheen
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    Tandor wrote: »
    I agree with those missing the extra engagement in the event through drinking the mug, but it pales by comparison with not needing to run the event achievements on younger characters because they've already been done on the account.

    I run the event on my alts (the ones that need a few levels) because I need the XP and the levels. That's really all that's important to me. I have no problem keeping track of who had done what in game - achievements mean absolutely nothing to me.
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  • M0ntie
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    I do miss the interaction of using the Mug. And not even having the buff show is lame.

    I don't see how having the buff running on characters is any more overhead than having characters with an XP scroll running.
    What is the harm in letting people level characters faster if they hold the buff after the end of the event? The game is grindy af anyway.
  • Braffin
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    Elsonso wrote: »
    I wish ESO would revert back to making you drink Breda's Mug every 2 hours for Double XP. I enjoyed it and did not find it annoying at all. Just one thing imo that should have been left alone. I feel more than Halloween. Breda's Mug is a fun celebration! even Recalling to her in Eastmarch to drink out of the Keg was a blast! I know i can still drink the mug using the Memento but it's not the same lol. Have a Happy New Year everyone! Cheers! (Clasping Breda's Mug lol)

    I agree. It removed part of the celebration. What we got instead was no indication that there is even an XP buff. When they fix that, it will just be some icon somewhere that magically appears. Yay.

    It’s throughout the event — how is that worse?
    The mug and crow whistle should be made into mementos; it doesn’t make sense to leave them classified as tools — probably the cakes too.

    I agree with you regarding the buff. It's better to keep it up during the event, as everyone is free to drink out of Breda's mug as much and as often as they want to. So in fact nobody looses anything at all.

    I don't wanna see the now redundant tools converted into mementos tho, simply because I like to use them regularily and there is enough space for them in quick access for tools, while the quick access for mementos is overloaded all the time.
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    Sakiri wrote: »
    I fail to understand how pushing a bind for a quickslot every 2 hours is fun.

    Understandable, but how far do you go? Do they extend this to the entire event for those who don't find questing fun? Just award three Event Tickets and a prize box at login, then those people who want to do the quest for whatever reason, can do that.

    Edited by Elsonso on December 27, 2023 2:00AM
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  • Braffin
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    Elsonso wrote: »
    Sakiri wrote: »
    I fail to understand how pushing a bind for a quickslot every 2 hours is fun.

    Understandable, but how far do you go? Do they extend this to the entire event for those who don't find questing fun? Just award three Event Tickets and a prize box at login, then those people who want to do the quest for whatever reason, can do that.

    Well, why not? :)

    A lot of players already feel bored by mindnumbling easy quests to an extent, that they feel locked out of that content.

    So I expect anybody in favour of nerfing meaningful content (like for example IA) or trying to impede it at all (like veteran overland) to be consequent and consistent with this ideology also regarding questing.

    There is no reason to gatekeep those shiny rewards behind a quest-wall after all, isn't it? ;)
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    I do wish they would allow the Halloween cauldron to turn you into a skeleton even when the event is over. Especially since they removed the exp buff and made it just a memento. But right now, it’s only a memento that summons a cauldron (and nothing more) because the skeleton portion of it doesn’t work outside of the witches event.


    I do like Brenda’s memento too. I’m not sure if we have a standard drinking out of a mug emote besides it, so it’s nice to have.
  • Erickson9610
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    Breda's Bottomless Mead Mug is still a useful tool/memento for playing the animation and roleplaying. I'd be happy if interacting with the keg next to Breda would once again make your character play that animation, because at least it would be used for roleplay by players you're likely to encounter.

    Also, I agree that the Witchmother’s Cauldron should polymorph you into that robed skeleton when interacted with any time of year. It's one of the few skeleton polymorphs that properly reflects your character's race — the standard skeleton polymorph always portrays you with a human/elf skeleton.
  • Drammanoth
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    Yes, please ZOS, make the Mug usable AND functionable again.

    People seem not to mind using it (ditto) so as QoL as you wanted it to be - an appreciated attempt - but a huge gulp from it seems to cheer us up.
    My wishlist for ESO
    I.Skills:
    >>weapons: Polearms, Unarmed, Crossbow

    >>Sorc's Twilight - perched animation

    >>a skill line - a guild having this - to enable us to increase % gold gain for donating Ornate gear (another gold sink in order to gain more pennies - but over time it would pay off)

    II.Overland Mechanics
    >>tree climing in Grahtwood / Malabal Tor / Greenshade, etc. (with tall trees)

    >>rock climbing in Glenumbra / Rivenspire / Stonefalls, etc. (with tall peaks)

    >>new skill lines - Adventure (enable climbing, increase flora and fauna harvesting chances)

    III.CP 2.0
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    IV.Geography
    >>Pyandonea - we had some quests WITH Maormer (Summerset, High Isle) - maybe we could meet them there? Poke poke, nudge nudge, wink wink, eh ZOS?

    V.Other
    (the ideas are also inspired by other Forum Users' posts)
    >>pet battles! We collect SO MANY pets, and yet there are just a cosmetic. What a HUGE potential lies within those tiny beats!

    >>ASOC - a new server in Asia and Oceania. If people have a bad ping there, it would be great if they had a server reaching their places more easily. And hey, it would make THREE servers, not two.

    >>possibility to dye barding

    >>display the dialogue options so that we can see which answer the NPC is reacting to

    >>a way to make Overland more challenging - for those who want
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    Tyrant_Tim wrote: »
    Remember when grabbing your event tickets was as easy as drinking the Cauldron for the Halloween event or eating your cake during Anniversary ones?

    We have a solution right in front of us. Instead of going back to +100% XP on activation next year, the Mug could be drank from daily to receive your event tickets.

    This way people who don’t enjoy running around doing the same unchanged dailies we’ve been doing for years, don’t feel forced, just for the tickets.

    Great idea! +1 for sure!
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    I wish ESO would revert back to making you drink Breda's Mug every 2 hours for Double XP. I enjoyed it and did not find it annoying at all. Just one thing imo that should have been left alone. I feel more than Halloween. Breda's Mug is a fun celebration! even Recalling to her in Eastmarch to drink out of the Keg was a blast! I know i can still drink the mug using the Memento but it's not the same lol. Have a Happy New Year everyone! Cheers! (Clasping Breda's Mug lol)
    Also having all your alts drink before the event end and many still having the buff at the start of jester event 😺
    Grinding just make you go in circles.
    Asking ZoS for nerfs is as stupid as asking for close air support from the death star.
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    I do wish that the tools had some function beyond emotes.

    I like it as a QOL change for simple up time. I do think there should be some incentive for the tools beyond simple role play. Maybe a once daily additional 50% boost to EXP or gold during the event.
    Edited by TybaltKaine on December 31, 2023 2:21PM
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