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https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/653550/

Cap on Ancestral Motifs?

LokiPagan
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Is there a cap on getting ancestral motifs from treasure chests? I was buying High Isle treasure maps and I would get a motif every 3-6 maps, and then suddenly NADA. I've used over 40 maps the past week or so and have gotten nothing. I've given up at this point, this is ridiculous.
  • EF321
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    It's rng.
  • tomofhyrule
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    Have you been digging them up as you go?

    I found out the hard way that the leads will be rolled when you dig up the chest, and if you already have that lead, you won't get it again. I was trying to force my last Ancestral Breton by just hoarding the leads, but then I got the same thing - 40+ chests with no leads. As soon as I started digging up the leads I had stored, then I started getting the leads again.

    It's all RNG as to which you get, but I know you can't hoard leads in order to force a specific one, because that won't work and then you only lose out on the other motifs to sell.
  • LokiPagan
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    Have you been digging them up as you go?

    Yup, as soon as I get one it's off I go with the shovel, I'm not going to risk losing out on one just because it's a duplicate.
    EF321 wrote: »
    It's rng.

    If that's RNG then whoever coded it needs to have someone check over his work. The only thing I can think of is that there's some sort of cap, because I had gotten like 10-15 in less than two weeks. Then suddenly, the next two weeks I don't get a single one? I assumed it would reset after weekly reset, but it's already been a week, and I've been opening around 10 a day. So...month? Year? No clue. I give up, though...at least I'll save time scouring traders for maps.
  • EF321
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    LokiPagan wrote: »
    Have you been digging them up as you go?

    Yup, as soon as I get one it's off I go with the shovel, I'm not going to risk losing out on one just because it's a duplicate.
    EF321 wrote: »
    It's rng.

    If that's RNG then whoever coded it needs to have someone check over his work. The only thing I can think of is that there's some sort of cap, because I had gotten like 10-15 in less than two weeks. Then suddenly, the next two weeks I don't get a single one? I assumed it would reset after weekly reset, but it's already been a week, and I've been opening around 10 a day. So...month? Year? No clue. I give up, though...at least I'll save time scouring traders for maps.

    That's how rng works... every roll is an individual roll, unrelated to previous or future ones... and it's random.
  • lillybit
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    LokiPagan wrote: »
    Have you been digging them up as you go?

    Yup, as soon as I get one it's off I go with the shovel, I'm not going to risk losing out on one just because it's a duplicate.
    EF321 wrote: »
    It's rng.

    If that's RNG then whoever coded it needs to have someone check over his work. The only thing I can think of is that there's some sort of cap, because I had gotten like 10-15 in less than two weeks. Then suddenly, the next two weeks I don't get a single one? I assumed it would reset after weekly reset, but it's already been a week, and I've been opening around 10 a day. So...month? Year? No clue. I give up, though...at least I'll save time scouring traders for maps.

    Definitely not a cap, my GM uses the ancestral motifs to prop up the guild and has had literally hundreds of each. Just bad luck I'm afraid
    PS4 EU
  • LokiPagan
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    Lord Dagon has smiled upon me, the curse is broken! Managed to get 2 today, so I guess it was just bad luck. I'll stay away from opening a metric buttload each day from now on, though...just in case.

    Man, the RNG in this game feels off, though, similar to the weighted dice rolls/karmic dice in Baldur's Gate 3. Seems wonky to me.
  • CGPsaint
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    Have you done Ancient Daedric yet? If not, then brace yourself. It's rough.
    "Some enjoy bringing grief to others. They remind M'aiq of mudcrabs—horrible creatures, with no redeeming qualities."
  • LokiPagan
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    CGPsaint wrote: »
    Have you done Ancient Daedric yet? If not, then brace yourself. It's rough.

    I've actually gotten most of those, I've had pretty decent luck with the Deadlands. Dagon is my buddy.
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    LokiPagan wrote: »
    CGPsaint wrote: »
    Have you done Ancient Daedric yet? If not, then brace yourself. It's rough.

    I've actually gotten most of those, I've had pretty decent luck with the Deadlands. Dagon is my buddy.

    Be thankful. I was averaging 1 lead for every 11-12 Deadlands maps, whereas I was seeing closer to 1 lead for every 5-6 High Isle maps.

    "Some enjoy bringing grief to others. They remind M'aiq of mudcrabs—horrible creatures, with no redeeming qualities."
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