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post May 10 2019, 07:44 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ May 10 2019, 10:47 AM) *

The positive aspect is that it may mean they're trying to enable the generic "hide slot" feature for outfits at last. Since helmet is the odd man out, it figures that it would cause issues.


That would be Awesome if they put it back into the "Settings" again! I'll have to check!





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post May 13 2019, 02:16 PM
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Since raising Undaunted with just Bolgrul's daily delves was too slow, I started doing some pledges, and it's even slower. It took about half an hour in the queue for a DPS (ok. so Laurie only took three seconds as a tank) which meant that I had to stay on with the same character until it popped. kvright.gif

Five hours of just queuing to run the whole crew is going to be prohibitive. We'll go back to the dailies, which can start immediately you pick them up. On the other hand, we do want to go get some dungeon set pieces for some of the builds, so we'll just have to plan the weekends for those.


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post May 19 2019, 04:35 PM
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Well we didn't exactly go back to just Bolgrul. Since the tanks queue for only seconds, they're doing the normal dungeon pledges.

Laurie had a fun run through Crypt of Hearts II. We were fighting The Chamber Guardian, one of the mini-bosses, when he pushed her through the wall, and the two of us ended up fighting outside the dungeon. He died slowly, of course, and then I couldn't get her back in. We had to /stuck and use the portal to rejoin he others, who hadn't waited, and were getting killed at the next boss.

We did finish eventually, and now Laurie has a set of Ebon Armory if she wants to use it. We checked that it does do the whirly-ball thing, even with a costume, and put her Song of Lamae back on. We're still not very good at bar-swapping and using her whole range of skills, so the selfish set will work better for now. I should probably adjust her stats for some magicka and stamina, too, or review her other set (currently Green Pact).


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post May 19 2019, 06:15 PM
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Most of Buffy's variants have leveled undaunted almost exclusively via Bolgrul's daily delves. We find them simple, fast and fun. Sort of like horse training - just a daily chore for young characters, lol.

Bolgrul has 5 dailies from each alliance he chooses from. If you're <L50 he only gives you delves in your alliance. After L50, he includes the other 10.


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post May 20 2019, 03:55 PM
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And they get faster every time you do them. I'm having to slow down and make the extra kills that advance FG where applicable, rather than run past and finish the dungeon. Some characters just port back to Snugpod as soon as the boss dies, and some walk out so they can get some more FG points, and it's a chore remembering which is which.

I was surprised a couple of times recently, when a character found a new skyshard. After the 15 have come round a few times, there is still a chance that one of the ten hasn't been to that particular delve before. And I even had a "not been in that zone before" situation a couple of night back. So that made a short delve into a long circuit of finding all the wayshrines, and the above-ground skyshards, before doing Bolgrul's, and collecting the skyshard in that. By the unwritten law, the skyshard was not on the shortest path to the boss that the other characters knew so well.


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post May 21 2019, 03:25 PM
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Last night was my first with access to Summerset, so my whole crew of ten has done the trip to Shimmerene; ridden across to Alinor, finding the wayshrines on the way; certified in Jewel Crafting with Felarian; done their first JC writ, and then deconstructed some loot to get them to JC level 3.

Now we need to plan out who does what. Laurie needs to go as fast as she can, as the main crafter, so she'll research anything with a new trait (once she has an open slot) and the others will get samples from her. The exception to that will be Bo, who can make best use of the Instant All Research scrolls as soon as she has the maximum 11 concurrent traits to do. As the youngest, she also gets all the log-in reward riding lessons, to help her catch up.

Any advice on efficient JC levelling is appreciated.


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post May 21 2019, 07:16 PM
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QUOTE(mALX @ May 10 2019, 02:44 PM) *

QUOTE(ghastley @ May 10 2019, 10:47 AM) *

The positive aspect is that it may mean they're trying to enable the generic "hide slot" feature for outfits at last. Since helmet is the odd man out, it figures that it would cause issues.


That would be Awesome if they put it back into the "Settings" again! I'll have to check!



No, it is still not working on new characters. Someone told me to bring her to an Outfit station and do it there and it should work from then on = haven't tried it yet.

I am LOVING this Chapter! I am so in love with the beautiful terrain and gorgeous realistic feeling dungeons in Elsweyr! They really look and feel like they were carved out of the hard desert clay! And the Khajiit everywhere; their personalities = it is Awesome! I am VERY prepared to totally immerse myself into the Khajiit culture here; really excited about this Chapter!!!

The first thing I did was bring Misa over to explore. She got: the "free" inn room first (3000 gold) just to have some way to get out of any bad situations she might get into. It is a really nice room, and just outside the door is a wayshrine = perfect.

Misa was going around getting all the Wayshrines and Skyshards when she came across a small group that was going around getting all the World Bosses; so she joined in and got them all completed. Then that group formed an even bigger group that was going around getting all three of the dragons; so = she joined in. They killed each of the three dragons at least once last night before she left the group.

I'd never killed or fought a dragon in Skyrim = (really didn't want to). So = Misa killed her first dragon ever in any game last night.

It took @ 50 people to bring one down, they are NOT like Skyrim dragons AT ALL where one person can kill them without dying. There were @ fifty of us at each dragon; and we all died numerous times in the process.

These dragons have some wicked combat weaponry; especially the fire dragon that has a reddish colored skin. All of them have powerful AoE's that can melt a player in seconds; and they don't stay taunted for long. (Misa isn't a Tank, but she did use her Fighters Guild Silver Leash; which causes a critical hit that acts as a taunt temporarily).

Anyway, I'm glad to have done it at least once, (and glad it was in this game, where the dragon really felt like a force that needed a full army to stop). VERY realistic battle, Awesome!



In going around with Misa and seeing all the Khajiit = I was really wanting to start a Khajiit to explore Elsweyr; it would have felt just perfect! The reason I didn't = really didn't know what kind of fighting style or Class I would want them to have. I'd always pictured a Khajiit being more of a stam-based character; and that they would make perfect NightBlades - but I already have 5 Nightblades; and REALLY don't want another one.

And I also wanted to try a Necromancer; but wanted her to be a magicka one. (so wanted a magicka based race). So last night I started a little Dark Elf Necro-girl = Nina Tessla. She looks like a darker and shorter version of Pia (my High Elf Templar).

Nina went through the Elsweyr tutorial; (which was Awesome!) then the Coldharbour tutorial. Then I got her started in Fighters Guild; Mages Guild; and Undaunted just to get those skill lines opened up and started. She got to do one Dolmen; but other than that she just did a lot of exploring to get Wayshrines on her map and pick up Skyshards.

So far she just has one skill from the Necro line; and one from the Destro staff. The rest of her skill points have all gone into passives. (Class, armor, weapon, racial, etc).

(That is kind of how I like to roll a new character = give them no more than two skills to defend themselves; and round out their passives thoroughly first).


Anyway; I was just getting her certified for all the crafting when her game suddenly started crashing every few minutes to the character screen = which wouldn't have been bad except that it kept wiping out everything she had done back to the point where she had reached level 8 (meaning she had to repeatedly do those 6 certification quests). The third time it happened I gave up and logged out.



Troubles with the game:

Add-ons:

Yesterday morning when Elsweyr first dropped and I went over there with Misa, everything was working perfectly = no problems at all. I had updated my add-ons before logging in the first time; and everything just worked fine.

But sometime yesterday afternoon they ran a tiny patch to repair something (it didn't require downtime that I know of) and when I got back into the game the add-ons suddenly weren't working anymore.

The Skyshard add-on worked fine for Misa in Elsweyr yesterday morning; but last night when the Necro-girl got there; the skyshards in Elsweyr weren't showing at all. (however, they DID show in the other provinces for her).

Harvest Map suddenly needs 11 new libraries; several others need new libraries (just not that many).


Craglorn:


After that afternoon patch = no one who had a character in Craglorn could log them on. You could travel to Craglorn; just couldn't log on a character who was left there.


Logging on issues:


Several people in several different parts of the country couldn't log in yesterday evening = although at least one of them had all their characters in Craglorn, so it could have been that same issue above causing it.



Anyway; despite these issues I am still in love with this Chapter. I don't know how much I will love the Necro Class; but so far Nina is a lot of fun!

OH! And did you notice that we can share Skyshards among our characters now? (for a fee, of course).






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post May 21 2019, 07:49 PM
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Thanks for your insights, mALX! Buffy will wait at least a couple weeks for some of the novelty to wear off before she heads over there.


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post May 21 2019, 07:56 PM
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Dragons: Ok so I've only done Elsweyr on PTS, and didn't buy the chapter. I ran a new character (twice, because they reset just after I first created her) through the tutorial, and on into the new zone quest line. At level 12, it had her take on a dragon solo. Now I don't know if that was just because PTS has a much lower population, and you'd normally have a lot of others fighting with you, but for my game, she was alone. The dragon could one-shot her behind a rock.

I gave up. The next time I went back to PTS, they'd re-copied from live and Vicuña didn't exist.

Re the helmet, I think I did it at an outfit station.

Crafting Certification: I looked for Jewel Crafting certification in Rimmen and it wasn't available. It looks like JC is part of the Summerset DLC, and has not been brought down to the base game. But Vicuña did get her others there without any issues.

The skyshards are only available as whole-zone bundles, and all of my characters have one or two from each zone, as they grab the above-ground ones when they first go there. That makes the bought ones more expensive per new shard, as they'd be getting ones they already found. It would make sense for a new character like your Nina who just hasn't been to most zones at all. And any new Necromancer is going to be thinking the same.

On that line, the riding lessons in this month's log-in rewards are obviously timed to help a new Necro character, and encourage you to create one. I'll be using all mine to let Bo catch up to the others. Bo lives in Craglorn, at the Domus Phrasticus, but she usually gets left at Sleek Creek, so she can reach a stable quickly. I would switch that to Snugpod, which is even closer, except that she frequently needs the crafting stations, too. So we didn't notice any Craglorn log-in issues. ohmy.gif





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post May 21 2019, 10:32 PM
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Hide Helmet: My new guy is using the Collectible that's found under hats. It works. (The whole crew has that hot-keyed so they can take off their helmet/hood quickly in town.)


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post May 22 2019, 02:40 AM
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Someone else said to use the Outfit Station too; so I took her to the Outfit Station at the old Hunding House (since she was skyshard hunting there) = and on that Outfit Station there wasn't any options to Hide Helmet anymore!!!

Anyway, while standing there at the Outfit Station, I did try (again) to hide her helmet by going through the Collections menu; and this time it worked. I am sure the problem had to do with new characters; and maybe it had to do with her being in Elsweyr when she tried it all the previous times. Or maybe they fixed it! But anyway = I'm VERY happy to say that she is now helmet-less! Woo Hoo!!!





Oh, and the Craglorn problem was fixed = I was able to log those 5 characters of mine in today; and at least one of the other people I know personally (in IA) that had the problem logged in today while I was online. The other (in TX) hasn't tried to log in yet; so don't know about his game (but sure it is fixed now).






QUOTE(ghastley @ May 21 2019, 10:25 AM) *

Any advice on efficient JC levelling is appreciated.


Grinding up (deconstructing) jewelry that is intricate; improved; higher level than the character; or made by someone else is the quickest and fastest way to get it up to 50. (I don't raise my character's SKILL level in any crafting until they reach level 50 in that skill because it makes everything they grind up equal to or over their current level = more XP points for deconstructing items over your character's level/skill level then you would deconstructing anything beneath that level - and can't get any lower than zero).







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post May 23 2019, 01:56 PM
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We're currently using all the jewels we have for research of the basic three traits, and can only afford to deconstruct pieces with no trait, or the Intricate ones that all get passed to Laurie, as chief crafter. When everyone has those three on both items, we'll grind up what's left over (and all the drops thereafter).

We also need to find time to explore the zone, and do some quests!


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post May 24 2019, 03:04 PM
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Khajiit really, REALLY likes the new start screen music.


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post Jun 3 2019, 02:26 PM
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I have all my crew through the first quest of the Psijic line, so they can see the Portals. We havn't got enough pulverized Aurbic Amber to make a single unit yet. It will come. We did get an Exemplary Necklace, though.

So now we're doing a lot of dolmens, as that increases Fighters Guild, (and a lot of them need it for Dawnbreaker), as well as giving a guaranteed jewel to deconstruct. Laurie has just reached Silver (level 27) and is hoping we have enough of it to do her first writ. We traded the Exemplary Infused with the Guild Bank for a similar Harmony, and she's got that in research. Once we can make our own research pieces for the other traits, she'll do the ones that Bo and Blossom learned.

Plus the daily Bolgrul all round. Nobody's reached level 10 yet, and only Unna's past 7. That's from starting late, and not realising that it was a time grind. The tanks could do the pledges, too, if we have time for them. Queues are too long otherwise.

We're looking at what we want to do before getting Elsweyr. There are a lot of side-quests we haven't done on Summerset, and so Unna may do enough to buy the Alinor Townhouse for gold. I keep feeling there should be more to do. Morrowind had Battlegrounds and Warden as well as the zone, and Jewel Crafting doesn't match up to those two, so I was expecting more from the zone itself. Some of that may come from doing the PTS testing, which made it seem less 'new" when I got it on live. So that makes me worry about Elsweyr being the same.

Laurie is also adding furnishings to the homes as we find plans that suit. Taking it slow means not running out of the furnishing-only materials. However, we're concerned that some of the plans are rare enough that we may have to buy them.

ETA: Psijic Portal coughed up a whole Aurbic Amber for us, so Bo made Laurie a ring to research.

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post Jun 10 2019, 02:03 PM
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Unna spent a lot of time on Summerset this weekend. She got the fan from the Vaults of Moawita quest, and did enough side-quests along the way to qualify for buying the Alinor Townhouse for gold. So we did that, too, but without any Alinor furnishing plans, it's a bit totally empty. Emptier than when we got it, as I removed a barrel on the top floor that didn't fit my plans for that area.

In the process of all that, she cleared out one of the Public Dungeons - Karnwasten - and got some more achievements from it. There were Skyshards involved, so she has a surplus of skill points at the present.

Jewel crafting is grinding along, and Laurie's reached level 37 and has her 10th research in progress. Everyone has done the basic six (Healthy/Arcane/Robust on both ring and necklace), and Bo and Blossom researched Infused while Laurie did Protective. Then they swapped (as much as the materials allowed). Prices on the Exemplary pieces don't look prohibitive, even after buying a house, so we may get the rest from guild stores.





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post Jun 10 2019, 02:29 PM
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The youngest Buffy just bumped up to L50/CP810 yesterday. I put her in big girl gear and tried her out vs some WBs without the baby battle leveling. I'm very pleased with her damage, satisfied with her sustain but not thrilled with her survivability so adjusted her monster gear for a shot of health and a shot of dual resists and am reasonably pleased with the results.

She is a magwarden. There is another version of Buffy who is a bow/bow stamwarden. I must say I'm rather pleased with both of them. Their buff up sequence is a bit tedious but they do well and I like the bear. Beyond that, I'm please that they both feel pretty similar to each other and moving from one to the other is easy and natural.

So, in order of how much she likes them and their overall capability, Buffy can go out as a:
Magplar healer
Magsorc dps
Stamsorc bow/bow dps
Stamward bow/bow dps
Magward dps
Magblade dps
Stamblade bow/bow dps

She's pleased with all but the Nightblades. She gave them a good fair shot and has concluded she just doesn't care for the class. She's glad she gave them a try though.

Acadian exists as a DK tank and though he is pretty capable at what he does, his value has been primarily to let Buffy see what it is like as a tank and, therefore, how to better support tanks as a healer.


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post Jun 10 2019, 06:52 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ Jun 10 2019, 09:03 AM) *

Unna spent a lot of time on Summerset this weekend. She got the fan from the Vaults of Moawita quest... *snip*


Ooh, does this mean we can all come visit you and turn into monkeys?







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post Jun 10 2019, 07:17 PM
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The Augur of the Obscure now lives on the bar at Unna's home - Autumn's Gate. Since we just got the fan, I'm still deciding where it should live. That will probably be in the courtyard at Hunding's, where there's room to scamper, although the grounds of Mathiisen Manor would also work. It could be both, of course.

ETA: It's now sitting on a barrel by the keg at Hunding's (which is my default residence). Since Laurie hasn't done much furnishing there yet, there's plenty of space. She still lives at Twin Arches, so she's in no hurry to clutter up the Palatial Hall.




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