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We will be performing maintenance for patch 7.0.4 on the PTS on Monday at 4:00AM EDT (8:00 UTC).
The Blackwood Chapter and Update 30 are now available for testing on the PTS! Read the full patch notes here: https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/categories/pts/

PTS is down. Long live PTS. Hardmodes when?

Aaxc
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Anyone knows if this maintenance will introduce Rockgrove hardmodes?
  • actosh
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    Don't know. My bet would be week for Hm's in vRG.

    Still possible to get them today.
  • Saenic
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    Please no hardmodes on PTS ever. Since vRG is already cleared on PTS, this should be done by raid groups on the live servers.
    Edited by Saenic on April 26, 2021 12:19PM
  • actosh
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    Saenic wrote: »
    Please no hardmodes on PTS ever. Since vRG is already cleared on PTS, this should be done by raid groups on the live servers.

    That would be a lot of fun
  • Aaxc
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    Knowing how bugges the content, that is realeased, is - imaging it beeing released without any testing...
  • CyberOnEso
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    Saenic wrote: »
    Please no hardmodes on PTS ever. Since vRG is already cleared on PTS, this should be done by raid groups on the live servers.

    I understand your point, but any raid group that wants to clear RG HM on live will do it on the PTS. So there really isn't a difference at the end of the day between live raid groups and PTS raid groups, for PC players.

    If it did go live without being on the PTS first it will be buggy and frustrating for players who don't want to play the PTS due to bugs. Meanwhile, the people that don't care about those issues will happily go and playtest it on the PTS regardless.

    There is a very small barrier to entry for the PTS, so no one is locked out from doing it if they want to. The only players who lose out are those that play on console and sadly that isn't really avoidable due to the time needed to verify the patches by Sony/ Microsoft. Thus they will always be weeks behind PC players, due to no fault of their own.
    Edited by CyberOnEso on April 26, 2021 2:20PM
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  • CyberOnEso
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    Aaxc wrote: »
    Anyone knows if this maintenance will introduce Rockgrove hardmodes?

    Inb4 HM's introduced on week 4.

    Gotta spend the time to optimize the *** out of the add stacks.

    ZOS did say, I think in Nefas's stream chat, that HM's would be added sometime during the PTS cycle.
    Edited by CyberOnEso on April 26, 2021 2:19PM
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  • ZOS_GinaBruno
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    We'll be activating Hard Mode of the Trial in next week's PTS patch (v7.0.2).
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  • Aaxc
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    We'll be activating Hard Mode of the Trial in next week's PTS patch (v7.0.2).

    Thank you.
  • Jaimeh
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    Saenic wrote: »
    Please no hardmodes on PTS ever. Since vRG is already cleared on PTS, this should be done by raid groups on the live servers.

    They are bug-finding, content-testing, and troubleshooting for free... so that the trial doesn't get released with a myriad of issues. Even when bugs are reported sometimes they still make their way to live so imagine if they are not reported at all... who cares if they learn the trial in meantime, so they can clear first when it goes live...
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    AD Nefelyn - Altmer Sorcerer - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Master Angler ǀ Spirit Slayer ǀ Hero of all the things (fine, some of the things)
    DC Bastiene - Breton Templar - Healer ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Prefect ǀ Spirit Slayer
    AD Niobeh - Dunmer Nightblade - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Black Market Mogul ǀ Master Thief ǀ Silencer (but we don’t talk about that) ǀ Spirit Slayer
    AD Ashayam - Khajiit Sorcerer - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Spirit Slayer
    DC Sydhe Narjes - Redguard Nightblade - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror
    DC Eva Saint Claire - Breton Warden - Healer ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Spirit Slayer
    EP Rruns-With-Scissors ­- Argonian Dragoknight - Tank ǀ He’s a good boy, OK Bront?
    EP Moiranni Deyr - Dunmer Dragonknight - Healer ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Spirit Slayer
    DC Anur Imagua - Redguard Templar - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Spirit Slayer
    AD Azoke Sen - Imperial Sorcerer - Tank ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Spirit Slayer
    DC Sàverin - Orc Warden - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Spirit Slayer
    DC Zuwane Okoye - Redguard Dragonknight - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Spirit Slayer
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    DC Riad Phoenix-Song - Breton Necromancer - Healer ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Spirit Slayer


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    AD Ariadne Teledine - Altmer Sorcerer - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror
    EP Máyim - Dunmer Nightblade - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Spirit Slayer
    DC Surjan - Orc Nightblade - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Spirit Slayer
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    DC Abelia Cassine - Breton Templar - Healer
    DC Kirin Swiftblade - Khajiit Nightblade - DD


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  • Destai
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    We'll be activating Hard Mode of the Trial in next week's PTS patch (v7.0.2).

    That's cool and all but there's an issue in PS4/PS5 environments that needs you or someone from your team to update:
    https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/570975/ps4-extremely-frustrating-bugs-after-todays-patch#latest

    7 days later. Can we get an update or is PTS more important than live servers?
    Edited by Destai on April 26, 2021 4:58PM
  • codierussell
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    All bugs aside, they need to know the difficulty of the content too. Difficulty changes on PTS to trials is super common. If you put out a trial that is super easy everyone complains like the case with Kyne's Aegis, you put out something that is too difficult even more people complain because they can't beat it like Cloudrest.

    I'm going to keep saying this because it makes the most sense, we need another difficulty. Lower the difficulty of veteran to be closer to the normal version, the difference between the two is very large to the point you don't even learn any mechanics on the normal version. Then make a harder version then the current vet hard modes. Make them stupid hard that most people cannot complete them and endgame PVE will come alive again. Give gold loot for every boss, new titles, skins and mounts plus a larger score. Then the score pushers have something to do, the people that have every complete have something to do and the current veteran content will be more achievable to a wider player base. I'm willing to bet on PS4NA there are maybe 100 players that have beaten all the hard modes and maybe 15 that have all the trifectas, so this new difficulty could get more people beating vet content that is a little tuned back while giving the others something to work on.
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