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Next chapter...spellcrafting?

  • Reistr_the_Unbroken
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    I don’t want spell crafting.

    Give me Necromancers with the ability to summon Dremora/Xivkyn companions or give me death!
  • tamrielwinner
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    not even sure sc would be worthwhile. they can't make it better than sets or sets would be useless.
  • Vanthras79
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    Kajuratus wrote: »
    I think spellcrafting would be a welcome addition to the game if it was implemented the same way it was when showcased at Quakecon 2014. Most likely it will be reworked to accomodate for One Tamriel, I doubt they'd lock new players who haven't completed the Mages Guild story line out of spell crafting

    I agree.

    (by the way this thread has way too much sodium!)
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  • Seraphayel
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    not even sure sc would be worthwhile. they can't make it better than sets or sets would be useless.

    What has the one to do with the other?
  • Megatto
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    I have a strong feeling they're adding it soon, as they released Murkmire as the last DLC of 2018, they actually showecased Murkmire and Spellcrafting during Gamescom in 2014, and Spellcrafting won't be abilities that we can add to our ability bars, they will most likely be consumeables like potions
    "Let the guess ripen in the mind and only speak when the fruit grows certain" - Vivec

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  • Ertosi
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    Megatto wrote: »
    and Spellcrafting won't be abilities that we can add to our ability bars, they will most likely be consumeables like potions

    So many people have been stating this. Do you know where the idea first came from?

    When they showcased it back at Quakecon in '14 it very clearly showed Spellcrafting as making abilities that you add to your bars. Granted, if they are bringing it, they could have changed it's fundamental mechanics in any and all ways, but we've seen no indications of that.
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    https://i.imgur.com/h1eHIHE.jpg to see major features of the last few years compared.
    https://i.imgur.com/X8qY0gP.jpg to see a detailed comparison of this year's Q1 to the last two Q1s.
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  • Ertosi
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    Another possible clue that Spellcrafting might be coming is the name of the tablets sent out to the streamers and used as the background of the twitch event a few days ago... "Wrathstone".

    During the old Quakecon teaser on Spellcrafting back in '14, they went into great detail on how it was going to work (granted any of that could have changed). They said it worked like other crafts where it used tiered materials, with the better materials giving you more powerful spells. The only two materials named were "Marble and Runestone". Marble was described in a manner making it seem like the bottom-tier material. Both names were different stones, something not yet covered by basic crafting materials (ex fibers, leathers, ores/metals, and precious metals).

    This is pure speculation on my part, but maybe the word "Wrathstone" is being used to describe the material the tablet is made of. "Runestone" seemed an odd choice for a name as all Enchanting materials are often referred to as "Rune Stones", so perhaps they changed it, or it could be one of the other tiers. Perhaps "Wrathstone" will be Spellcrafting's top material, like Kutas or Chromium Platings.

    Where would these stone materials used for Spellcrafting drop? Given their special nature of being used to craft new spell abilities, I would expect them to be quite rare, even more so than chromium. I would expect them to also be tied to the Enchanting runestones found all over, but as a very rare drop, similar to how Nirn works in Craglorn.
    Edited by Ertosi on January 11, 2019 4:19PM
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    No new crafting or game systems for 2019? "Season of the Dragon" would be better named "The Year of no New Major Features"
    https://i.imgur.com/h1eHIHE.jpg to see major features of the last few years compared.
    https://i.imgur.com/X8qY0gP.jpg to see a detailed comparison of this year's Q1 to the last two Q1s.
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  • Cillion3117
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    I'm guessing next big chapter along with maybe spear weapons. They cant give too much in a single chapter. That wouldn't make sence.
  • Michaelkeir
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    Seraphayel wrote: »
    Well, if not Spellcrafting, what will be the major selling point of the upcoming Chapter?

    There are no more professions to be implemented so a lame skill line won't be enough. We obviously won't get any new races either so... what's there next to Spellcrafting that could make it into the upcoming Chapter and be the main selling point?

    I guessed the major selling point is Necromancers and The major point I've heard that Abnur Tharn plans to turn the tides of the 3 Banner War which could mean something's going to affect the pvp landscape. What if this dragon tablet somehow involves a quest that has us gather pieces of the tablet in Cyrodiil to summon a temporary dragon to aid us in battle. Say AD collects enough pieces and summons a dragon to help defend a keep or turn back a Blue zerg. Like nukes in CoD.
  • Seraphayel
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    Seraphayel wrote: »
    Well, if not Spellcrafting, what will be the major selling point of the upcoming Chapter?

    There are no more professions to be implemented so a lame skill line won't be enough. We obviously won't get any new races either so... what's there next to Spellcrafting that could make it into the upcoming Chapter and be the main selling point?

    I guessed the major selling point is Necromancers and The major point I've heard that Abnur Tharn plans to turn the tides of the 3 Banner War which could mean something's going to affect the pvp landscape. What if this dragon tablet somehow involves a quest that has us gather pieces of the tablet in Cyrodiil to summon a temporary dragon to aid us in battle. Say AD collects enough pieces and summons a dragon to help defend a keep or turn back a Blue zerg. Like nukes in CoD.

    Necromancer as a major selling point counts but if there's nothing to it... that's even less than Summerset offered and Summerset offered already less than Morrowind.

    Dragons are no feature. Not even if they're huge overworld encounters.

    The only way I could be satisfied with just Necromancer as Chapter feature would be the introduction of Spellcrafting in one of the DLCs coming in 2019.
  • Cireous
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    I'm guessing next big chapter along with maybe spear weapons. They cant give too much in a single chapter. That wouldn't make sence.
    Necromancers, Spellcrafting, AND spears. Can we add one hand and rune too? :wink:
  • Ertosi
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    Concerning the picture for ESO's upcoming reveal on the 15th, could the wallpaper thumbnail shown hold another hint for Spellcrafting?

    et7LK8e.jpg


    On the edge of what we're shown in the thumbnail, there seems to be the outline of a magical doorway similar to those leading to ancient rooms where the Spellcrafting tablet fragments are held.
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    No new crafting or game systems for 2019? "Season of the Dragon" would be better named "The Year of no New Major Features"
    https://i.imgur.com/h1eHIHE.jpg to see major features of the last few years compared.
    https://i.imgur.com/X8qY0gP.jpg to see a detailed comparison of this year's Q1 to the last two Q1s.
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  • Seraphayel
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    @Ertosi

    This is another very interesting find! We don't have the entire wallpaper yet, do we?

    Oh man I really don't want to get my hopes up but there are so many official "hints" towards Spellcrafting... I mean last year we just had the datamine assets and nothing official, this time we have nothing in the datamine but so many small hints from ZOS.

    If this won't be Spellcrafting, ZOS trolling level is inhumane.
    Edited by Seraphayel on January 11, 2019 7:37PM
  • Ertosi
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    Seraphayel wrote: »
    @Ertosi

    This is another very interesting find! We don't have the entire wallpaper yet, do we?

    Oh man I really don't want to get my hopes up but there are so many official "hints" towards Spellcrafting... I mean last year we just had the datamine assets and nothing official, this time we have nothing in the datamine but so many small hints from ZOS.

    If this won't be Spellcrafting, ZOS trolling level is inhumane.

    No, we won't get the entire wallpaper until the 15th, and only if the stream gets 55k concurrent viewers.

    And yeah, I really don't want to get my hopes up either but there are a ton of potential clues this year and I'll keep pointing them out as found until we know for sure one way or the other.

    And speaking of not wanting to get hopes up... for any that might not have seen it on the meme thread, I'll repost my recent submission here :D
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    No new crafting or game systems for 2019? "Season of the Dragon" would be better named "The Year of no New Major Features"
    https://i.imgur.com/h1eHIHE.jpg to see major features of the last few years compared.
    https://i.imgur.com/X8qY0gP.jpg to see a detailed comparison of this year's Q1 to the last two Q1s.
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  • Cireous
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    Ertosi wrote: »
    Concerning the picture for ESO's upcoming reveal on the 15th, could the wallpaper thumbnail shown hold another hint for Spellcrafting?

    et7LK8e.jpg


    On the edge of what we're shown in the thumbnail, there seems to be the outline of a magical doorway similar to those leading to ancient rooms where the Spellcrafting tablet fragments are held.
    Woah, nice catch!
    So, this is happening right? I think it's happening.
  • Seraphayel
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    @Ertosi

    Do you have a comprehensive list of all the hints towards Spellcrafting? Maybe it would be nice to have a new thread with all of them, just discussing all the hints and the possibility to eventually get it.
  • Ertosi
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    Seraphayel wrote: »
    @Ertosi

    Do you have a comprehensive list of all the hints towards Spellcrafting? Maybe it would be nice to have a new thread with all of them, just discussing all the hints and the possibility to eventually get it.

    @Seraphayel I'm putting together a comprehensive list now. I'll post it here shortly.

    Edit: The image that was posted is showing as broken now so I removed it.
    Edited by Ertosi on January 12, 2019 7:57PM
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    No new crafting or game systems for 2019? "Season of the Dragon" would be better named "The Year of no New Major Features"
    https://i.imgur.com/h1eHIHE.jpg to see major features of the last few years compared.
    https://i.imgur.com/X8qY0gP.jpg to see a detailed comparison of this year's Q1 to the last two Q1s.
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  • Seraphayel
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    @Ertosi

    I'm looking forward to see that list!

    Oh and I clicked several thousand times, where's a teaser trailer now? :smiley:
  • Reistr_the_Unbroken
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    Still hope Necromancy comes to ESO finally
  • Seraphayel
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    Still hope Necromancy comes to ESO finally

    Necromancer as Chapter III feature in Q2, Spellcrafting as base game update / DLC in Q1.

    One can dream...
  • Ertosi
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    Here's a comprehensive list of all of the evidence seen for and against Spellcrafting being added to ESO soon.

    Evidence For:
    • Much of the groundwork for a Spellcrafting System has been done for a long time. A teaser on how it worked was first released during ESO presentation at Quakecon in 2014.
      QuakeCon 2014: ESO Future of The Elder Scrolls Online: Spellcrafting
    • ESO - The Year Ahead 2016 put Spellcrafting on the "back burner" but said they really liked it and would bring it to the game in the future.
      Spellcrafting is on the back burner for now. It is a fun and interesting system, but it is not in our current plans to bring it to you in the coming year. We really like the design and what it contributes to the game, though, so we will do what we can in the future to make it happen and do it right. -Matt
    • Late 2016 players compiled a comprehensive list of all datamined Future Content and Zones. Only two items on that list have yet to be added, one of which is Spellcrafting.
      All datamined Future Systems and Zones from 2016 have already been added to ESO including: Warden, Battlegrounds, Jewelrycrafting, Murkmire, Mephala's Realm (not released as a zone, but its assets were heavily used in Summerset), Vvardfenfell, Clockwork City.

      Spellcrafting and Horse Racing were the only old datamined Future Contents left that have not yet been added to ESO.

      Note that just like Spellcrafting, many said we'd never see Jewelrycrafting either, but we finally got it last year with Summerset.

      Source: All Known Future Content
    • 19 Spellcrafting Spells were datamined in late 2016.
      • Bound Weapon
      • Burden, Charm
      • Conjure Dremora Lord
      • Conjure Familiar
      • Conjure Flame Atronach
      • Courage (Conjuration)
      • Drain Life
      • Fire Storm
      • Frenzy
      • Frostbite
      • Ice Cloak (Destruction)
      • Heal Other
      • Lightning Bolt
      • Magicka Resistence
      • Muffle (Illusion)
      • Oak Flesh
      • Paralyze
      • Restore Stamina
      • Ward Self

      Source: All Known Future Content
    • The last official word on spellcrafting was on their twitter acount in 2017.
    • Many Spellcrafting files have since been datamined.
      For example:

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    • The last unofficial news on spellcrafting were new assets added early 2018 in one of the Dragon Bone patches. They indicate the UI for Spellcrafting was being worked on again.
      https://www.reddit.com/r/elderscrollsonline/comments/83aau2/datamining_there_appears_to_be_some_new/

      The following art assets were found while looking through the game files, but they are hidden from the live game. They read as UI elements for a spellbook:
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_base_left.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_base_right.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_highest_base_left.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_highest_base_right.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_showall_base_left.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_showall_base_right.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_alteration.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_alterationhealer.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_block.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_conjuration.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_destruction.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_general.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_heavyarmor.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_illusion.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_mysticism.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_mysticismhealer.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_onehanded.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_restoration.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/spellbook_tabicon_twohanded.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/ui-spellbookleft.dds
      /esoui/art/spellbook/ui-spellbookright.dds
    • Creative Director's Letter: That's a Wrap on 2018! said little but might have hid a clue.
      Its a huge stretch, but there could be a clue in the recently posted Creative Director's Letter:
      2019 is almost upon us, and it’s going to be a huge year for The Elder Scrolls Online. I can’t say too much just yet, and it is incredibly difficult to have to hold back details, but ESO will be 5 years old next year - a huge milestone for us and the community! As such, next year’s story and adventure will be something truly special for all Elder Scrolls Online players. We are so excited to be able to share it with you soon, and we can’t wait to see how you all put all the pieces together starting early next year. -Rich

      If meant as a literal clue, being able to put all the pieces together sounds an awful lot like how they described their Spellcrafting system which they mentioned way back in 2014 at QuakeCon, but then shelved. Like glyph enchanting, spellcrafting entails collecting the various pieces and putting them together to make the custom spell of your choosing.

      If I were on the team and had been working on Spellcrafting, but was not yet allowed to say so, I'd be looking forward to seeing all of the different ways players were going to put their spell pieces together and would have worded it exactly the same. As tiny as this clue is, and as much of a strech as it probably is, the moment I first read it I instantly wondered if it was slyly referring to spellcrafting. The only other alternative to what he might have meant if it they were going to be dropping clues for us for other features that would be coming in 2019.
    • The Wrathstone Tablets sent to the Twitch stream team are very reminiscent of the old Spellcrafting Tablets. The first one was reported by @ClassyKatie on Jan 4 via Twitter.
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      • The Spellcrafting tablets were described as often being fragmented which requires the pieces to be placed back together
      • The Spellcrafting tablets were said to vary in appearance, but note how both use basic geometric shapes like circles, dots and triangles.
      • The name "Wrathstone" might itself be a hint towards Spellcrafting. Crafted spell tablets come in all levels, like other crafted materials. Their material theme is Stone, with "Marble and Runestone" being the two named in the 2014 Spellcrafting preview.
      • Note: While the Wrathstone tablets sent to the streamers have a very 3D dragon skull, the same tablet can be seen in the 7 sec Elsweyr teaser clip as still having a dragon skull image but was very flat, much more like the Spellcrafting tablet shown here.
    • ESO's "Interactive" live Twitch stream on Jan 9th had a background that was reminiscent of a spellcrafting tablet.
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      (edit: Image isn't showing for me. Here's a direct link: https://i.imgur.com/hK5Mzhp.jpg )

      The pattern matches the Wrathstone tablet pattern exactly, but it is unknown if they both are Spellcrafting Tablets or something else. As viewers clicked, sparkles of energy moved from the middle of the screen to the glowing lines, although it also appeared that it was a timed event and that doing so didn't actually help the energy lines progress forward. It still gave the impression of infusing the tablet with magical energy. Also note the information icon at the bottom middle is an icon of a flame.

      If they aren't spellcrafting tablets, then their appearance is a massive troll on the part of ZOS as they well know many fans have been eagerly awaiting ESO's introduction of Spellcrafting.
    • Could TESOnline's tweet for the Jan. 15th Announcement Stream Rewards hold another hint for Spellcrafting hidden in the thumbnail for the next Chapter's concept art?
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      On the edge of what we're shown in the thumbnail, there seems to be the outline of a magical doorway similar to those leading to ancient rooms where the Spellcrafting tablet fragments are held.
    • Opinion: We know this year is bringing us Elsweyr, Necromancers, and Dragons, but there has been no mention of any new game systems yet. A new game system would be needed to avoid this year's features being dwarfed by each of the last two years.
      2017 brought us:
      • The Player Housing System released as the Homestead free update.
      • The Transmutation System with the Clockwork City DLC.
      • Battlegrounds PvP Mode with the Morrowind chapter.
      2018 brought us:
      • The Outfitting System and Player Housing Storage with the Dragon Bones DLC.
      • The Jewelrycrafting System and Psijic Skill Line with the Summerset chapter.


      Dragon's are just bosses, Elsweyr is just a new region, Necromancers as a new class is big, but is still dwarfed by 2017 when we got Wardens as a new class, a new PvP mode, the transmutation system and Housing system. So far, 2019 only amounts to lots of big name dropping without any real substance.

      Please note that I'm only including new content that can be used by any toon/class as the "systems" listed; zones are also excluded.
      2019 is almost upon us, and it’s going to be a huge year for The Elder Scrolls Online. I can’t say too much just yet, and it is incredibly difficult to have to hold back details, but ESO will be 5 years old next year - a huge milestone for us and the community! As such, next year’s story and adventure will be something truly special for all Elder Scrolls Online players. -Rich
      Source: Creative Director's Letter: That's a Wrap on 2018!

      For this year to truly be something special, its going to need a huge new game mechanic. Without one, it will certainly fall short of previous years, turning this year into the year of hype and little else. An overarching storyline between all of this year's content is a cool idea, but in no way compares to a new game mechanic. If you really want to go big, go with the mechanic that has been asked for more often than any other - Spellcrafting.

    Evidence Against:
    • August 2018: A class rep posted to one of the ESO Discords that Rob Garrett (ZeniMax Lead Gameplay Designer) had told him Spellcrafting was scrapped.
      Post is one of the class reps talking about a discussion they had with Rob Garrett
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      Counterpoints: This could very easily be misinformation, either intentionally or unintentionally. Plans also change; what might have been true then might no longer be true now.
    • Opinion: "We haven't gotten it yet, so it's never going to come."
      That's what many kept saying for years about Jewelrycrafting, but we got that last year with Summerset.
    • Opinion: "It would be overpowered."
      Not true, if it was well designed. As shown in the original 2014 Spellcrafting preview, all crafted spells are within certain bounds. You can't just add everything you want and make an all-powerful spell.
    • Opinion: "It would be impossible to balance."
      Not true. Again, it would be within a bounded system. Yes, there are lots of variables to worry about, and surely it will require lots of tweaking on the PTS, but it is very possible to introduce it in a balanced manner.

      Additionally the exact same logic of "something would be impossible to balance" could be used against any new mechanic, so why bother adding anything new ever?
    • Opinion: "It would overshadow all other skills."
      Not if well designed. Spellcrafting should be used to help round out all builds. It should be brought with the perspective of supplementing Class and Weapon skills; it should never outshine Class and Weapon skills.

      Yes, it will give every class access to abilities they never had access to before, but those abilities should come with a higher resource cost than required by classes which naturally have access to those abilities.

    Edit: Added a direct link for an image that isn't showing properly.


    Edited by Ertosi on January 13, 2019 12:23AM
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  • Robo_Hobo
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    @Ertosi

    Thanks for compiling all of that! It's great to look through everything we have on it. You should make a thread with all of that compiled in one post, I'd say!

    I want to believe it's coming, but I just don't know.

    If it isn't announced on the 15th though, I hope some clarification can at least be said on whether it really is scrapped or not, as I'm sure they know how much these recent hints have been seemingly indicating it, moreso than before.

    Here's some more spellcrafting pictures you can compare the Wrathstone to by the way.
    f1d9b54564.png
    c7fde5a153.png

  • Ertosi
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    Edit: removed question and image as they ended up being off topic.
    Edited by Ertosi on January 12, 2019 9:28PM
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  • Robo_Hobo
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    It's from Elder Scrolls: Legends

    Either the Festival of Madness they have going on over there, or concept/teaser image of their upcoming DLC which is Sheogorath-based
  • Ertosi
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    Robo_Hobo wrote: »
    @Ertosi

    It's from Elder Scrolls: Legends

    Either the Festival of Madness they have going on over there, or concept/teaser image of their upcoming DLC which is Sheogorath-based

    Ahhh, thank you. I'll remove it seeing how it's not related to ESO's upcoming content.
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  • Seraphayel
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    I agree with @Robo_Hobo - you @Ertosi should open up a new thread with a very specific title about Spellcrafting, speculation and / or discussion about all of the hints. Maybe there are more that we've missed and others noticed but didn't know where to put them.

    Oh and I would not expect Spellcrafting as a part of the Chapter - that will be Necromancer. I would claim it's either the Q1 or Q3 base game update / feature (right know it makes more sense for Q1 as an introduction to Tharn's "device" to end the war).
  • Ertosi
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    Seraphayel wrote: »
    Oh and I would not expect Spellcrafting as a part of the Chapter - that will be Necromancer. I would claim it's either the Q1 or Q3 base game update / feature (right know it makes more sense for Q1 as an introduction to Tharn's "device" to end the war).

    It could easily go either way, but personally I would expect something so big to be part of a Chapter and not DLC.

    The Jewelrycrafting system was introduced with the Summerset chapter; anyone can buy the related stations with writs but you have to have the chapter to be trained in using it.

    The Transmutation system was added with the Clockwork City DLC; anyone can use it at any time, provided you can find a station. The stations are available for purchase with writs, and require no specialized training to use beyond having researched the particular trait wanted for the piece to be transmuted.

    Between those two systems, the larger one was added to a Chapter while the smaller was added to a DLC. Given how much Spellcrafting would add to the game, I would expect it to be handled closer to Jewelrycrafting requiring purchase of a Chapter to use it to its fullest extent. It wouldn't be considered OP or P2W because anyone can still buy the Spell Tablets in the open market.
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  • Ertosi
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    I've updated my comments above to include all new game systems added to ESO in the last 2 years, as well as to include if each was added as a part of a DLC or Chapter.

    It's easy to forget each new bit that's been added to ESO, but when you see it all together it becomes more obvious that they are really going to need to bring it to make good on 2019 being a huge year for ESO.

    Here's the full list of new systems added:

    2017 brought us:
    • The Player Housing System released as the Homestead free update.
    • The Transmutation System with the Clockwork City DLC.
    • Battlegrounds PvP Mode with the Morrowind chapter.
    2018 brought us:
    • The Outfitting System and Player Housing Storage with the Dragon Bones DLC.
    • The Jewelrycrafting System and Psijic Skill Line with the Summerset chapter.

    Again, we have yet to see anything close to any of these new systems for 2019 yet. Dragons are just bosses, Elsweyr is just a zone, and a new class cannot be used by existing characters so doesn't count as a new system available to everyone.
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  • Cireous
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    So... E3 then? :(

    I can't find a sad enough looking emote for my feels.
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