The Overiew of ElderScrolls Online fourth major content update

ESO-GOLD Date: Sep/20/14 11:12:23 Views: 25

In the coming eso update, The ESO team added the upper region of Craglorn for players to explore, plus a new Trial – Sanctum Ophidia. They also added the Dragonstar Arena where players will be challenged to defeat 10 stages of monsters with a group of 4. The Veteran Rank cap has also been raised to VR14 to account for these new encounters.

 

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The ESO team begun their grouping improvements to many PvE objectives, and have continued their work on expanding existing delves.Players will also find that they have added new ability altering enchantments.

BIG CHANGES / UPDATES / NEW FEATURES
Upper Craglorn
Venture north from the badlands surrounding the city of Belkarth into new territory! With the western rockslide cleared and the Iron Orcs’ barricade sundered, the roads to Dragonstar are now open to travelers. Here, the insidious Scaled Court and their Iron Orc allies prepare a new invasion force for their master, consisting of terrible monsters created using the ancient alchemy and magical processes of the long-dead Nedes. Six new group delves, three new group instances, and the settlement of Dragonstar await you!

Serpent Trial: Sanctum Ophidia
Enter the heart of the Scaled Court’s power and face off against the Celestial Serpent himself. Make your way through the most loyal members of the Scaled Court and fight the monstrous Trolls and other nightmares the Scaled Court command in defense of their god. Those that return to Hel Ra Citadel or the Aetherian Archive after facing the challenges of the Sanctum Ophidia will find their actions have not gone unnoticed.

Dragonstar Arena
In the mountains north of Dragonstar, an abandoned ruin has been repurposed to serve as a blood sport arena by a heretofore unknown champion. Warriors from across Tamriel now flock to compete in the arena games with the promise of great glory and fantastic treasures–if they can survive. Available in both normal and veteran modes, a group of four players can enter the ring and pit themselves against some of the deadliest challenges yet seen!

Nirnhoned Crafting Trait
A new crafting trait, Nirnhoned, has been discovered in Craglorn! The necessary trait items can be found rarely while harvesting in Upper Craglorn, and Nirnhoned equipment can be obtained by completing the main quest line in Upper Craglorn.

Larger Delves
The delves found in Bangkorai, Reaper’s March and The Rift are now larger, and contain more monsters and loot. This is an ongoing effort to make all delves in the game larger.

PFX Prioritization
We have implemented a priority and distance-based culling system that ensures all pertinent ability FX play on you and your group, and take priority over other effects so combat cues are not lost. This system was implemented to improve FX memory management so that important FX are not being culled out in a high-density combat situation. In addition to fixing issues where ability FX may not render, this system will also improve overall performance in some PvP scenarios and Dungeons.

New VR Rank
In order to provide for new itemization and to ensure a better feeling of achievement in Dragonstar Arena, Sanctum Ophidia, and Upper Craglorn, the maximum Veteran Rank has been increased to 14. We have also reduced the Veteran point cost for Veteran Ranks 13 and 14 so it takes less time to progress through those ranks.

Ability Altering Enchantments
We’ve added powerful new ability altering enchantments that can drop on weapons found in the Dragonstar Arena, the Serpent Trial in difficult mode, and from the Alliance War Leaderboards. Having such a weapon equipped will add new functionality to current abilities as noted below:
Grand Healing: This ability now restores stamina to allies in the area.
Cleave: This ability deals bonus damage on the initial hit.
Puncture: This ability heals the caster.
Twin Slashes: This ability deals additional bleed damage every tick.
Poison Arrow: This ability increases your weapon damage when attacking enemies affected by Poison Arrow.
Destructive Touch: This ability deals more damage and costs less.

In addition to all new features,ESO team have continued to improve many areas of the game including gameplay, art, itemization, quests, UI, and the Alliance War.Hope you enjoy the latest update!