Summerset PTS beta testing and how I couldn’t use the gift

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Some if not most of you already know, Summerset, another chapter is coming to ESO soon enough now. As of May, if I’m not wrong, PTS is available for all. But this is a very short and riveting tale of how I was invited to do closed beta testing. And couldn’t.

One day I awoke to a letter from Elder Scrolls online, inviting me to come test Summerset in Closed Beta. There was a huge page of rules of what’s allowed to disclose, what’s not, and when will the non-disclosure agreement be lifted. The rules weren’t very strict, and allowed quite some freedoms, so I was stoked. I thought, wow, I’ll stream this, my Twitch will not be as dead as it is, I’ll show you, and my friends, all the wonderful things Summerset surely has to offer!

So I google what wasn’t clear to me, and start downloading the PTS (Public Test Server). First trip: I don’t have the space for it in my HD. So what I do, is I delete everything I can, keeping only the essentials, which I deemed to be ESO, of course, and GTAV, since that’s one of the rare games I could play with more than one of my friends.

Still, it doesn’t fit. So I resort to installing it into main disk, that is kept for system only, there’s space left for backups and emergencies there, and what is PTS for Summerset if not an emergency, right? Right.

After approximately 6 hours of downloading and installing things, it threw me another error: not enough space. Why? Because it downloads, and installs, so there’s the semi-downloaded files, the downloaded files that are going through installation as it continues, taking up new space that’ll later be freed by deleting the already downloaded file it used to install itself, to download the rest, and whatever other trash one can imagine.

I googled again as of how to uninstall this without uninstalling ESO itself too, and… Well, still uninstalled ESO instead. We’re talking about roughly 60-90 GB of space here. At first I was mighty confused of what did I do, but figuring I’m a moron, I tried installing PTS again. And again it dropped me an error of lacking space. So with only GTA on my hard, I still didn’t have enough room for the damned thing. And this time we’re talking about a really fair amount of space, so imagine the expanding it goes through with download / install / download kind of tactics. I may be wrong tho, I guess. It might have simply been an error in general, that was falsely marked as space shortage.

So. Yes, I didn’t get to play Summerset therefore. Yes, I am very stupid for having my disk split into two, for surely that would solve me some space troubles, but hey, that’s how I roll.

I can’t say I’m all that sad tho, since I’m perfectly okay with first experiencing it with my friend, instead of alone or with strangers. It might have been a nice little entry for other future testings tho.

So that’s that. In the age of huge games, ya can’t be as dumb as I am! But also, well, don’t cry over spilled milk, I guess.

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ESO | 2018 03 24-25 | Weekend Stores

Elder Scrolls Online weekend stores in Cyrodiil and Coldharbor have these items:

Flowers are small, and cactus is smallish. The tree is small for a tree, but otherwise – very lovely spring piece for any pot in the house or maybe outside garden.

I’ve no use for any gear in the Cyrodiil store though.

ESO | New Chapter | Summerset

I am mighty happy to speak of this today. Elder Scrolls Online, after the glorious success with new map / chapter introduction of Morrowind, is ready to give us yet another!

Yesterday, and almost today for me, they revealed the perfect timing of new chapter: Summerset!

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For the first time in history, the long-closed borders of Summerset are open to foreigners by decree of Queen Ayrenn. But darkness looms over the ancestral home of the High Elves, and whispers stir of Daedric followers organizing in the shadows. Rally your allies, brave champions. Summerset awaits.

Explore an all-new zone packed with adventure. Join the mysterious Psijic Order and gain powerful new abilities. Reunite with old friends, forge new alliances, and work together to unravel a conspiracy that threatens Tamriel’s very existence.

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A whole new area awaits us, new abilities (so, maybe a new class again? Thalmor would make sense now, just saying).

 

ESO: Scalecaller Crown Crates

The three free Scalecaller Crown Crates that you have earned from Friday to Sunday are now available to open. Crates for purchase will be available on 15th this month.

I didn’t get anything good really, just an outfit that looks a lot like two others I already owned, a jewelry piece for my precious head, and an emoticon of sorts, kicking dirt. But I really can’t complain, it was free, and it’s epic!

Summary | 05-11

So far the month is shit. I barely manage to keep up with my own, personal work. People are very shitty too. I can’t say I understand the “I did all I could, finish up”. What if we too did all we could, and it’s not enough? Nor do I understand the “so warn me”, when there’s still 20 mins to deadline, and I don’t know just yet whether I’ll make it or not.

I don’t understand people who who made themselves a priority, and then forget that other people are also people. I understand you want something, and therefore you believe you are welcome to it, but if we traded places… Who am I kidding, we’ll never trade places, I’d never turn away from someone.

I miss Wednesday already. Where we can talk like person to person. But enough about everything, especially the things I won’t even be able to talk about with anyone else. Let me tell you about the good things:

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  • Yesterday was the highlight of my week, when I found a new blog entry at my favorite place [Pen&Pin]. It’s always nice to open one of the favorite blogs and find something to read after a rather upsetting day. Especially if it’s panda related.
  • I found a company that’ll do my postcards for cheaps! Friends, at last you’ll be getting a professional looking postcard or two, not the A5 freehand that I do
  • The book I’m reading is going better. I like characters who can adjust to situation, and lie without breaking a sweat. Yes, I do see how Stephen Day is my spirit animal in so many ways…
  • Did some work. They wanted to give me something nice with it too, since it wasn’t my work. Felicia Day’s “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost)” was on sale on Audible. I have it now!
  • New Elder Scrolls Online Crown Crate season is almost upon us. This one’s called Scalecaller. Today is the last day to earn the last free box.
  • Vero is working pretty well now. But there’s a bit too little people there just yet.

Elder Scrolls Online | Scalecaller Crown Crates | 3 Free Crates

On March 15th new season of Crown Crates begins. This time it’s called Scalecaller, and it contains not only the usual unique (and not so unique) stuff, mounts, pets, garments, hair, and so on, but also three very rare mounts too.

Starting from today to Sunday (09-11th), you can earn three free crates that you will receive into your Crown Crate inventory on 13th of March. All you have to do is log into your account and kill one enemy every day from today to Sunday.

Don’t know about you, but I am so ready to get new crates. Those old ones, fire-winter ones really got old. Not only did we get free crates before the season start, but in the middle of the season too, for some reason. My friend bought a lot of extras before that happened, I didn’t, but we both ended up with a bunch of gems. I really hope there’s good and fun stuff to spend them on.

More on the event over here: [Scalecaller Crown Crates]

ESO: New Box Season!

New season of boxes is on in Elder Scrolls online. There’s beautiful new mounts, lovely pets, some nice tattoos.

I bought four, and got three for free due to short little event that was happening. Didn’t get anything special, but traded a lot of things to gems, and bought a thingy. I can’t say I’m much impressed by these boxes, but they’re not too bad either. Go see for yourself!