ESO Upcoming Veteran Content Changes

ESO Veteran Content ChangesStarting on Monday, July 7th, the veteran system in ESO sees its first major changes. Zenimax already announced their plans to tweak veteran content back in late May.

As expected, the difficulty level of veteran content is being lowered. After the balance changes are implemented,  VR content will be more suited for solo play, matching the 1-50 gameplay experience.

On launch, Zenimax wanted to encourage players to group up for Veteran Content. This is the main reason for the  current step up in difficulty comparing to level 1-50 content. Simply put, VR content wasn’t tailored for solo players. A solo player could certainly reach the level cap, but grouping up makes it that much faster and easier comparing to 1-50. This will now change, at least up to a point.

There are more VR system changes coming in the near future; this is just the beginning.

You can read Community Manager Jessica Folsom’s full post on VR content changes below.

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ESO Patch Notes v1.2.3

ESO patch notesPatch 1.2.3 Notes are up (though they may change, according to this post by Jessica Folsom).

This is a major content update patch and includes the following new features:

  • Veteran Crypt of Hearts group dungeon
  • FOV Slider
  • Improved Interior Lighting
  • Solo vs. Group Content Callouts
  • The ability to pick up weapons and armour in the world

The patch also includes a large number of bug fixes and refinements to the game, such as improved Guild Store search functions.


Updated patch notes.

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Stamina Ability Improvements

Many Stamina skills and passives are getting buffed. The general consensus has been that builds based on Stamina are nowhere near as attractive as most of the Magicka-based builds.

Here’s a first look at the upcoming changes, which include Bow, Dual Wield, Medium Armour and Two-Handed buffs.

Hopefully Heavy Armour passives and 1h+Shield will get looked at as well.

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Provisioning Recipe Master List

eso-provisioning-recipesThis is a master list of provisioning recipes in Elder Scrolls Online.

It includes every provisioning food and drink recipe in game, as well as the the level & provisioning rank requirement, the required provisioning ingredients and accurate values of each consumable. The recipes are broken down to Foods and Drinks. Foods provide temporary buffs to Health, Magicka and/or Stamina, while Drinks buff the recovery rates of these stats.

Updated on June 14th, 2015.

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Updates 2&3 Release Schedule & Long-term Update Plans

eso armor dyesThe latest The Road Ahead article published on the official ESO website reveals the planned release timeframe for game updates 2 & 3.

Game Update 2, featuring Veteran Crypt of Hearts, FOV Slider and more object interaction in Tamriel will be live on the week of June 23rd.

Game Update 3 will be going live some time in July. Update 3 will add more features to player customization. We can expect armour dyes, guild insignias and tabards to be included with Update 3.

The European Megaserver will be moved to a datacenter on European soil at some point during the summer as well.

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PTS Patch 1.2.0 Notes: Veteran Crypt of Hearts

eso patch 1.2.0PTS is now open for all subscribers, and the latest PTS patch notes are out. The most interesting changes & additions with patch 1.2.0 include:

  • Veteran Crypt of Hearts – a new VR12 group dungeon.
  • FOV Slider – allows you to change the FOV for first person mode between the minimum 70 and maximum 130.
  • Pick up Armour and Weapons – you can now pick up these items found in the world, and also use them.
  • Improved Interior Lighting – the interior lighting has been significantly improved, see the post for pics.

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