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Official Discussion Thread for "Update 18’s Gifting, Daily Rewards, & Combat Changes"

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This is the official discussion thread for the blog article Learn About Update 18’s Gifting, Daily Rewards, & Combat Changes. Update 18 introduces a selection of additions and improvements for all ESO players, including Crown Store Gifting, Daily Rewards, and combat changes that are designed to help you play the way you want to play. Find out more in this latest preview article!
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  • VaranisArano
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    I assume the lengthy unlocking process for Gifting on new accounts is supposed to be a deterrent for people making throwaway accounts to gift crown store items for gold?
  • Delpi
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    I can't log in on weekends... that's 8 days I'll miss for this reward system. Please, don't be so cruel with the rewards :(
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  • tinythinker
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    "At the start of each month, the daily rewards will reset, with the amount of rewards you can claim varying month-to-month. If you can't log in and happen to miss a day, don't worry, the reward days are cumulative, meaning you won't lose progress and you can continue where you left off within the month. However, all progress does reset at the end of the month, and if you don't have enough days left to claim all of that month's rewards, you might miss out on some."

    Can't check the PTS right now, but do we even know what the max days prize is?

    If it's ten days total in a month to get all prizes it's not so bad.

    If it's 25 days total to get all prizes, I can see why some people will be upset.

    But it's free stuff either way I suppose.
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  • Glaiceana
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    Very interesting! :)
    Its nice that the daily logins are cumulative, rather than starting over if you miss a day or more.
    With the gifting, I think its a shame that you cannot gift items that you own now, and must buy new ones... I have a lot of things that I don't use and would love to give away, as many others probably do too. But I guess that would lower the value of items in the crown store if "free" gifting becomes rampant. :D
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  • Apache_Kid
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    I assume the lengthy unlocking process for Gifting on new accounts is supposed to be a deterrent for people making throwaway accounts to gift crown store items for gold?

    Any chance you can fill me in on what the unlocking process is? Unaware of it so far.
  • casparian
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    Apache_Kid wrote: »
    I assume the lengthy unlocking process for Gifting on new accounts is supposed to be a deterrent for people making throwaway accounts to gift crown store items for gold?

    Any chance you can fill me in on what the unlocking process is? Unaware of it so far.
    From the article:
    Gifting is a feature that must be unlocked. If you are a new player, you need to become an ESO Plus member or make a Crown Pack purchase and wait 30 days in order to gain the ability to gift. If you are an existing player who is not yet an ESO Plus member or has not made a Crown Pack purchase, you will also need to make a purchase and then wait 30 days in order to gain the ability to gift. Gifting is automatically unlocked if you are an existing player with a qualifying history of Crown Pack purchases or ESO Plus participation on the launch of Update 18.
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  • VaranisArano
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    Apache_Kid wrote: »
    I assume the lengthy unlocking process for Gifting on new accounts is supposed to be a deterrent for people making throwaway accounts to gift crown store items for gold?

    Any chance you can fill me in on what the unlocking process is? Unaware of it so far.

    From the article: "Unlocking Gifting

    Gifting is a feature that must be unlocked. If you are a new player, you need to become an ESO Plus member or make a Crown Pack purchase and wait 30 days in order to gain the ability to gift. If you are an existing player who is not yet an ESO Plus member or has not made a Crown Pack purchase, you will also need to make a purchase and then wait 30 days in order to gain the ability to gift. Gifting is automatically unlocked if you are an existing player with a qualifying history of Crown Pack purchases or ESO Plus participation on the launch of Update 18."
  • Apache_Kid
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    Thank you both @VaranisArano and @casparian

    I read the original post so fast i didn't even see there was a link :D
  • Rouven
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    However, all progress does reset at the end of the month, and if you don't have enough days left to claim all of that month's rewards, you might miss out on some.

    This is just weird and counter productive.

    First: Oh don't worry, it's not consecutive, it's cumulative.
    Then: But if you don't log in enough we'll take the candy away.

    Might as well have been consecutive.

    Edit: When I wrote this I did not see Gina's post saying:
    There will be a grace period to allow for missed days which may be slightly different each month (which is why we didn't commit to an exact number in the article.)

    So I guess that makes it a little better and we'll have to see how it works out, I still find it cumbersome, sorry.
    Edited by Rouven on April 26, 2018 5:29PM
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  • Apache_Kid
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    Rouven wrote: »
    However, all progress does reset at the end of the month, and if you don't have enough days left to claim all of that month's rewards, you might miss out on some.

    This is just weird and counter productive.

    First: Oh don't worry, it's not consecutive, it's cumulative.
    Then: But if you don't log in enough we'll take the candy away.

    Might as well have been consecutive.

    Cumulative allows for more wiggle room than for consecutive.

    Furthermore, they are merely asking you to log into the game so even if it was consecutive, as long as you are not traveling away from your PC/console its ridiculously easy to never miss out on anything.
  • Kartalin
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    @ZOS_GinaBruno The article mentioned that:
    some "instant unlock" items (such as Bag Space or Vampire bites) are unable to be gifted
    Does that include mount lessons? We have a guildmate right now on a newly leveled character that allegedly is serving as our retreating maneuver spammer in Cyrodiil but he only has like 20 mount speed at the moment. We're currently mostly joking about a kickstarter to get him mount lessons but it's a concern lol. Will they be something that we could gift?
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  • NewBlacksmurf
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    So in essence the original statement and marketing on all websites that say a subscription isn’t required is 100% false for this

    Further your article requires they purchase crowns in one way or another. Please change all your listings....

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    Edited by NewBlacksmurf on April 26, 2018 4:03PM
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  • Loves_guars
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    Will we be able to gift DLCs?
  • Wolfkeks
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    I'm tempted to gift a friend of mine a spider like pet (when one comes out) because he hates spiders... :)
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  • Turelus
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    Turelus wrote: »
    Not too happy about the way the rewards are being done.

    Whilst they're not cumulative it does punish anyone who's travelling, has connectivity issues etc.

    For example I am away on June 5th at a hotel, so I won't get the first months "best" item (assuming you need a full months days) because I have to find a way to log in for the few days I am away.

    Without knowing the exact layout yet would it be possible to place any one chance only items in the mid point of a month and have anything past that just additional crates etc. That way people who do take time away for holidays, connectivity issues etc. have more chance to get a specific unique reward but those who make the full month still come out on top with more crates, gold etc.

    If I have misunderstood how this works though let me know. I am assuming it's pretty much what TES Legends has.
    There will be a grace period to allow for missed days which may be slightly different each month (which is why we didn't commit to an exact number in the article.)
    Thanks Gina. I'll take a look at the first month before I throw my toys out the pram but I have my concerns on how customer friendly this will be, especially as it seems there will be unique items in some months.
    We all love the game and want the cool stuff this offers but life really get in the way of that sometimes.
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  • Darkonflare15
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    That lady has way too many dogs
  • tinythinker
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    Turelus wrote: »
    Not too happy about the way the rewards are being done.

    Whilst they're not cumulative it does punish anyone who's travelling, has connectivity issues etc.

    For example I am away on June 5th at a hotel, so I won't get the first months "best" item (assuming you need a full months days) because I have to find a way to log in for the few days I am away.

    Without knowing the exact layout yet would it be possible to place any one chance only items in the mid point of a month and have anything past that just additional crates etc. That way people who do take time away for holidays, connectivity issues etc. have more chance to get a specific unique reward but those who make the full month still come out on top with more crates, gold etc.

    If I have misunderstood how this works though let me know. I am assuming it's pretty much what TES Legends has.
    There will be a grace period to allow for missed days which may be slightly different each month (which is why we didn't commit to an exact number in the article.)

    I assume the lengthy unlocking process for Gifting on new accounts is supposed to be a deterrent for people making throwaway accounts to gift crown store items for gold?
    It's mainly for fraud prevention.

    Thanks for the updates
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  • tinythinker
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    Wolfkeks wrote: »
    I'm tempted to gift a friend of mine a spider like pet (when one comes out) because he hates spiders... :)

    Could do that with ZOS staff. Won't say who but their name rhymes with Gina
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  • Flaminir
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    That Guar.... I must have it.... <3<3<3
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  • VaranisArano
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    I love that this is the picture for the Gifting section of the article:
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    Its like someone saw some squishly lowbie and was like "Man, you really need a a food buff in group content. Let me gift you some crown consumables!"
  • Ashryn
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    Can you gift across platforms? (I'm on PC, but my daughter is on Xbox)
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