So, the usual drill in Elder Scrolls Online; Homestead update brought a ton of changes, a ton of new items, and a new quest (and a lot of need to do the general quests). Here’s my one-day summary + second day impression, and a little walk-through:
- Go to crown store, and take the free quest “A Friend in Need” – it should still be among the featured items. From there on you’ll have a scroll in your inventory, which, after reading, will prompt you to go to your starting map. To me it is still Daggerfall, Glenumbra. There you will meet this guy who was renting a closet-sized room to an orc and it all fell out. Get it even and the room is yours, legally and all that. So, how to start homestead quest? – crown store, free item, after double-clicking it falls into your inventory, find it there, read it there, go to where it tells you to go, which is your starting map.
- The quest is pretty fun and pretty funny, and very easy, so you go ahead and do so. Below a screenshot of the funniest quote ever:
- Now that you have the hole in the wall as your own, you probably want to furnish it, test things out before you buy your own place, small or big. Recipe system changed. Now there’s food, drink, and furniture recipes (because “blueprints” didn’t ring any bells?), you’ll see this system applied hard in Guild Stores too, for I am unable to find any drinks now. These recipes for furniture are found just like the regular food recipes – boxes, crates, urns, whatnots. Best way to start is pick a delve you know to have plenty of vases to check, and just go through it. I’m pretty sure you can find one or two easily. (post-quest you’ll be told to get some furnishings, the NPC might not have anything to sell tho, which means your add-ons are screwing with it. Turn it off for a bit, buy a chair, and continue as you would)
- Congrats, you have a blueprint. Now what to make things out of, eh? Go collect wood/metals/cloth/leather/alchemy-flowers/runes, for all these things now have a chance to have another with them, and believe me, you will need ALL of them. So even if you don’t do anything with the runes, go ahead and at least check if there’s maybe the crafting ingredient in them. To add to these new materials you will still need the old ones too, like the said metals, wood, silk. And motif items too, for style, for there’s plenty of chair types, and all that.
- Decorating itself is pretty easy. Doesn’t mean there won’t be accidents. Look through all options, settings, and so on. You can even have a friend come help you out if you make them your “decorator”. Otherwise you might end up like me, and not know how to take off a painting that got stuck on the ceiling until the said friend comes along.
- You’re done, congrats! No go get all the things! (btw, it’s good time to make money. Find recipes, make stuff, sell them for reasonable price of 5k-15k; sell the rarer already made items, like that painting on my ceiling, too, you’ll find plenty more in the future, and it’ll become less rare, thus cost will get cut)
Come back tomorrow, we’ll talk about crafting writs and what’s amazing about them now!