I know, I know. I write, then I don’t, then I do. Now I missed the best season of them all, and here I am for Winter season instead. The truth is, October and November are the very busiest damned months of the year for me. And while in December I don’t feel the Christmas Spirit or Holiday Spirit, I still feel elevated due to surviving another year, and hopeful for the next one to be better. So here I am.
On December 12th the current ESO Crown Crates will change into Frost Atronach, Winter season one. As we all probably learned by now, they don’t try too hard to fill them with new things, which is perfectly fine by me. But since we are getting a free box this month to sample, I thought it’s still worth mentioning.
The most notable things in the crates seem to me the Opaline horse mount, and that little fawn pet. It’s just that, horses in ESO are stupid loud, so when you get used to riding a cat or a wolf, it’s kinda difficult to get used to constant clopping all over again. And as for a fawn, I see it would make a great decor for a house, but I’ve lots of wonderful pets, so I won’t be sad to not get the precious thing.
You can read more about the Frost Atronach Crown Crates on the official Elder Scrolls Online Page. And now, let me tell you how you can get some without spending a dime, legally, by ESO rules and regulations. Tried and tested.
If you need crowns, but don’t feel like spending real life money, but are able to make gold in game, there’s a Discord server called “Crown Network” and their current exchange rate is 400-425. So, if you need 1 box for 400 crowns, that’ll be 170.000 gold, which is nothing if you’re a super-crafter or something.
What happens is, by their guidelines, you request an exchange, log into game, meet at designated wayshrine, and hand your gold to a broker for escrow. The broker then will request the seller to buy you what you want for the crowns. You receive it, and confirm receiving it, at which point broker hands the gold to the seller. Everyone leaves happy, you leave a nice review for them on Discord, so everyone knows the seller was legit, and the broker was good.
And if you just need some gems, connect your ESO account with Twitch, and go watch twitch streamers play ESO on weekends or event days. Under their stream, just below the title there’ll be “Drops Enabled” in green. Which means you don’t need to do anything, just sit there, watch, knit, solve your puzzles, or mute the tab and go watch youtube. Next day you’ll get one Oroborus crate, which usually contains junk you can exchange for a few gems. Little by little. Or you can get lucky and get the rare mount/pet! There’s many twitch streamers who do ESO, so I’m sure you’ll find one you like.