Zenimax released on 12 and 27 February for The Elder Scrolls Online not only the paid DLC Dragon Bones, but also the free update 17. In an official preview, the developers now take a look at the highlight innovations for all TESO players: Level-Up Experience, Home Storage and the Outfit system.
On the 12th of February the DLC Dragon Bones and the free update 17 for the PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online will be released – the console version will be released on February 27th. The highlight of the paid package are the two new dungeons Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair, the patch will in turn – among other things – two new arenas for the Multiplayer Slaughter in 4-v-4-v-4 mode (Mor Khazgur and Deeping Drome) to the servers of TESO (buy now for 29.88 euros) play.
Which other important features Update 17 has in the storage collectibles, Zenimax has now illuminated in an official developer blog. Since we have already described the outfit system in detail in the official guide, we will now focus on the other two innovations: the new storage collectibles in homes and the more worthwhile steps.
Under collectibless, you can imagine a home furnishing item where bankable items can be stored in banks, making room in your inventory, in the bank, or in the Craft Bag.
“Home Storage is something we have always wanted to do,” says creative director Rich Lambert. “This was undoubtedly underlined by the community’s wishes when we released ‘Homestead’ and everyone wanted to leave their stuff at home!”
With Update 17 there will be two new types of storage facility:
- Storage Chests – Accommodate up to 60 items
- Storage Coffers – Accommodate up to 30 items
Since these storage containers are collection items, you can make one copy at each of your homes. So you can store your items in any home and take out again. The same container will always have the same content, no matter where you access it. In total, there are four different chests and coffers, thanks to which you will receive up to 360 additional storage slots. You can get a free Storage Coffer as a reward in the new system for step upgrades. The remaining seven containers are obtained in the following ways:
- Spending Tel Var Stones at Tel Var General Merchants in the Imperial City
- Spending Writ Vouchers with the Achievement Mediator in Tamriel’s capital cities
- Note: You need the achievement “Permanent Resident”.
- Purchasing them with Crowns from the Furniture section of in-game Crown Store
The free storage slot is just one of many rewards that await you from Level 17 onwards. Gold, crafting materials, or experience scrolls also milestones; and for certain milestones you can even get collection items such as mounts or costumes!
In addition, you will receive after a level-up in the future information about new available skills for your character class or useful tips about the game Skills Advisor mechanics, which of course, especially newbies to get started easier. Part of this tutorial feature is an integrated guide that will guide you on how to build a character based on specific class archetypes.
You can access the skills guide through your normal skill window – there you can also activate or deactivate it. You can also set your desired class archetypes in the Skills Advisor tool to see a selection of recommended skills and changes.
“You can always do whatever you want with your character in ESO,” Lambert points out. “But the Skills Advisor is here to give you an idea of how all of the skills work together and provide you with direction as you build your character. This way, once you are comfortable with the basics, you can go off and build your own.”
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