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Are these hints of spell crafting incoming?

Dragonnord
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1 - In this current Chapter, there's an NPC (don't remember the name) that mentions Winterhold, like if we're going to visit it soon, same as last time Telvanni Penninsula was hinted by an NPC too.

2 - This emote they will gift during Global Reveal (in some way, looks like spell crafting).
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3 - At the end of the article, the text literally say we're "crafting"..., and they immediately use the word "spe"cial, very similar to "crafting spe"lls.
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Maybe I'm dreaming, but they look like hints to me. ;)
 
Edited by Dragonnord on January 9, 2024 4:14PM
  • LunaFlora
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    it might be or it might not be.
    we'll find out soon
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  • Dragonnord
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    Syldras wrote: »
    Dragonnord wrote: »
    3 - At the end of the article, the text literally say we're "crafting"..., and they immediately use the word "spe"cial, very similar to "crafting spe"lls.

    They're also using "we're" which looks like "were-" as in "werecreature". Also, "watching" sounds almost like "watchling", and "liveSTREAM" has "stream" as in "water". What comes to mind when we think of water? Oceans - islands! Solstheim! It's clear, people: This year's chapter will be about were watchlings invading Solstheim.

    :p

    I think that's a bit far off. The "crafting" part alone is suspicious, though. They sneaked in hints just the say way during the previous chapter announcements.

    Haha! I know I may have gone too far analizing that, but yes, the word "crafting" got me thinking, also if paired with the emote image above it.
     
    Edited by Dragonnord on January 9, 2024 4:25PM
  • Wolf_Eye
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    Dragonnord wrote: »
    Syldras wrote: »
    Dragonnord wrote: »
    3 - At the end of the article, the text literally say we're "crafting"..., and they immediately use the word "spe"cial, very similar to "crafting spe"lls.

    They're also using "we're" which looks like "were-" as in "werecreature". Also, "watching" sounds almost like "watchling", and "liveSTREAM" has "stream" as in "water". What comes to mind when we think of water? Oceans - islands! Solstheim! It's clear, people: This year's chapter will be about were watchlings invading Solstheim.

    :p

    I think that's a bit far off. The "crafting" part alone is suspicious, though. They sneaked in hints just the say way during the previous chapter announcements.

    Haha! I know I may have gone too far analizing that, but yes, the word "crafting" got me thinking, also if paired with the emote image above it.
     

    Most of the stuff here is pretty good, but I have to agree with Syldras; I think "spe"cial = "spell" is stretching things a bit far. :D

    But the emote is a good point. It does look vaguely spell crafty, doesn't it?
  • Syldras
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    It's supposed to be a pyromancer emote.
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    Syldras wrote: »
    It's supposed to be a pyromancer emote.

    Yes, a Pyromancer emote that shows your character crafting different iterations.
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    Tyrant_Tim wrote: »
    Yes, a Pyromancer emote that shows your character crafting different iterations.

    And failing, if we look closely at the name?

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    Syldras wrote: »
    Tyrant_Tim wrote: »
    Yes, a Pyromancer emote that shows your character crafting different iterations.

    And failing, if we look closely at the name?

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    Right, so you could make the connection that the user is attempting to craft a spell for the first time and struggling.
  • spartaxoxo
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    Did the emotes they gave in the past hint toward the chapter feature?
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    spartaxoxo wrote: »
    Did the emotes they gave in the past hint toward the chapter feature?

    Last year was “Ritual Casting.”

    Which one could reach and say that the emote alluded to a magic-based class.
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    I mean, I'd be fine with spellcrafting. I just hope no one will be disappointed in case the only thing we'll get will be buyable recolors of existing spells in the crown store ;)

    What was last year's free reveal stream emote, btw? I can remember people were also assuming spellcrafting because of that thing.

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    spartaxoxo wrote: »
    Did the emotes they gave in the past hint toward the chapter feature?

    maybe Ritual Casting hinted toward Arcanist?
    usually the global reveal livestream gift is themed.
    - Barnacle-Back Coral Crab for high isle in 2022
    - Viridescent dragon frog for blackwoodin 2021, i guess it fits because there's frogs in blackwood but not sure about that one.
    - Long-Winged Bat pet for greymoor in 2020, vampire chapter.
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    I hope it is spell crafting so I can finally equip my nightblade with polar wind, green dragon blood, corrosive armor; and maybe throw in some cephaliarch’s flail for extra spice with sanctum of the abyssal sea on the backbar.
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    Customisation of existing spells would be a cool feature but I think as a 10th Anniversary feature it wouldn't go quite far enough. Step in the right direction though. We need more spells and weapon types to play with in the long run. It will certainly draw a lot of players both new and old if it is as extensive as crafting your own spells to suit your character/favoured gameplay style.
    Edited by aspergalas4 on January 9, 2024 5:11PM
  • ADarklore
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    Perhaps we will craft something to add in a new weapon slot... like they did with poisons. We can craft something that adds to our spells, or alters their function, etc.

    EDIT: Perhaps even one that allows us to return altered skill animations to their previous state (eg. jabs!) Wishful thinking I know. ;)
    Edited by ADarklore on January 9, 2024 6:25PM
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