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Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood Hands-On Preview: Companions, Endeavors And More | MMORPG.com

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imageElder Scrolls Online Blackwood Hands-On Preview: Companions, Endeavors And More | MMORPG.com

Last week, Kevin had the chance to go hands on with Elder Scroll Online's upcoming Chapter release, Blackwood, as well as chat with creative director Rich Lambert about the companion system, Endeavors and more.

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  • Scott_JeslisScott_Jeslis Member UncommonPosts: 539
    Nice write-up Kevin! ESO continues to amaze me. Looking forward to this update!
    XevrinFTrunks21
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 15,655
    Wow. Lots of info. Nice write up.

    The companion system sounds well thought out. I knew we could use gear on them but the ability choices and priorities is a nice surprise.
    XevrinSovrath
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  • templargatemplarga Member UncommonPosts: 1,988
    Sounds really good. When they first announced I felt as if I had some deja vu and a little disappointment. But after reading this, I am really excited about the companion system and Endeavors. I do not buy much in the Crown Store but often there is one thing I would like (usually mounts, houses, pets, etc...).

    My one wish is that they would start putting in smaller and medium size houses again with interesting twists. Everything now is so big and so expensive. I would love a small coastal lighthouse cottage or a small farm house or mountain cabin. My fav house to date is the one they gave away in the player event recently (in Skyrim). I wish there were more like that.
    BruceYeeXevrinFTrunks21
  • XevrinXevrin Member UncommonPosts: 13
    For those wondering companions do have an outfit drop down on the menu screen, but when I on the preview server I didn't see any outfits except for default and "Companion".
    Sovrath
  • JeroKaneJeroKane Member EpicPosts: 6,462

    Xevrin said:

    For those wondering companions do have an outfit drop down on the menu screen, but when I on the preview server I didn't see any outfits except for default and "Companion".



    Do not worry. There will be plenty of outfits in the Crown store.
  • RungarRungar Member RarePosts: 499
    edited April 16
    I have no real big issue with the cosmetic store and i dont see why people complain about it. The game has no subscription required. 

    They have to make money somehow and there are much worse ways as we all know. 

    some people just dont know when a deal is good. Find something real to complain about like the combat system.  

    I am often critical of zos but no one should be complaining about their business model. You dont have to do anything. You dont have to buy it.   

    They literally are about to give you a gameplay way to get everything you previously had to gamble for, but none of it was required to play anyway.

    how is this a bad thing?
    amithist
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  • ApridiseApridise Member UncommonPosts: 44

    Rungar said:

    I have no real big issue with the cosmetic store and i dont see why people complain about it. The game has no subscription required. 

    They have to make money somehow and there are much worse ways as we all know. 

    some people just dont know when a deal is good. Find something real to complain about like the combat system.  

    I am often critical of zos but no one should be complaining about their business model. You dont have to do anything. You dont have to buy it.   

    They literally are about to give you a gameplay way to get everything you previously had to gamble for, but none of it was required to play anyway.

    how is this a bad thing?



    The problem I have with the store is the diminishing returns and the 'guaranteed' drop rate is a lie. If you already have the item, the amount of gems you get back don't equal the amount you have to spend to get the item. So you can put up with it if you only want a random chance at getting something in there, but if try to spend more then three times on a crate bundle, the rewards start to really drop off and you don't get anything worth while. This itself would be stomachable, but when you see the items that are in the Radiant Apex Rewards and how much they cost, it becomes painfully obvious of the scam that is going on with the system. If they changed it so you got the same amount in gems back as it would cost to buy the item then all of this wouldn't be such a problem, but there's the scam.
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