So, I’ve only been playing again for a couple days, and I haven’t gotten a chance to try out any endgame content. But I thought I would write out what is new and what has changed that has affected me so far as a lowbie just to make it easier to read through than our other thread which is full of back and forth.
One of the first things I noticed was that the chat was no longer blocked out by 5 million lines of the same exact thing in 8 different colors.
I also haven’t run into packs of bots running around farming resource nodes in the starter zones, or stood around the boss spawn point in delves like I used to see all the time.
Since I’ve been back, I haven’t experience a single bug. I haven’t had a quest I couldn’t complete, or a quest mob that didn’t spawn, and never had to relog to get a quest to complete. THIS IS AWESOME!
Combat seems to be more responsive than it was shortly after launch. I haven’t run into the situation where I’m hitting a button and the ability isn’t popping right away (Keep in mind, I’ve only been back for 2 days).
I always liked the idea of being able look into every container and see what was inside, at the launch of this game however, I was quite disappointed. You could loot every container you came across and get nothing but cooking ingredients, and as I didn’t plan on cooking, exploring the contents of all those containers was fruitless.
This time around I decided to level my provisioning skill and lo and behold, I started finding gear in the barrels and crates! Some of them actually useful armor and weapons (greens only so far)
This is an improvement I really like.
Now, I haven’t experienced this myself, but I’ve seen many people around town with more colorful gear, and gear that matches, and many different colors. I call that an improvement from the previous choices of brown or grey.
I haven’t delved to deeply into it, but when you go into the guild halls (Mages, and Fighters) there is a new NPC who will “Certify” you in a specific craft. As I understand it, when you are certified you can then receive quests to craft certain items. (you guys will have to correct me if I’m wrong about that.)
I think this is my favorite improvement so far. The amount of campaigns has been reduced, along with most of the time frames (90 days was too freakin long!) But my favorite part about this is the introduction of a 5 day long Campaign for NON VETERANS ONLY!
Now I can hop into Cyrodiil without fear of some V12 or V14 sneezing to close to me and crushing me to oblivion.
Please keep in mind there may be many more changes or new features that I haven’t covered, but these are the ones that I have experience in my 2 days back in Tamriel.
There is also a really big update coming in January that will introduce several new features including the Justice System, and Champion System, among other things.
More info on the impending update can be found here