The Elder Scrolls Online finally adds moveable ship player homes with some clever tricks to make it feel real. The ship doesn’t physically sail along the road, the environment moves around it, and if you jump off the ship at any point, you’re left tossed in the water.
“fair winds [is a] The Player House, which we’ve never done before, is literally a moving ship,” said Senior Community Manager Jessica Folsom. “The views from Crow’s Nest are amazing. Can’t miss it. See if you can spot Ornaug playing in the waves in the distance. It should come out sometime after Nechrom’s release, but you’ll find it on the PTS next week.”
The live crowd cheered excitedly at the announcement. This is something fans have been wanting for a long time, but given that ESO is almost 10 years old (meaning it runs on an older engine) and has only managed to add a moving boat with the High Isle to the background, it seemed like a dream come true. With some of the aforementioned clever tricks, it’s now possible, and fans on the subreddit are ecstatic.
The mentioned Ornaugs Folsom is a lizard-like dog and is often the pet of Dreadsail pirates. If you can see them you’ll probably want to get out of the way. There may be a marauding party not far away. Luckily, player homes tend to be safe, so you won’t be bombed or robbed by hordes of angry Maormers. maybe.
However, there is one thing fans are worried about. That’s the cost. Expensive player homes can range from 6,200 to 15,000 crowns, and if we’re talking bundles, they’re worth £74.99 to £109.99 (14,000 and 21,000 crown packs, since the cheaper packs are just under the amount of crowns required). The moving boat is a huge leap for the player’s home and is one of the most unique designs yet, so the price will likely reflect that.
u/DataOverlord said. “I hate to think about how much it will cost, though.” u/XpertRebel111 replied “50 bucks and a kidney”. No official announcement yet, but others are estimating around $100. Some are tied to quests or hopefully can be purchased with in-game gold. It’s good to keep busy with that trading guild.
Price aside, fans are thrilled to finally be bringing these players home, with some even pointing out that it’s reminiscent of The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall, where you can buy boats for fast travel. That may not be the case here, but sailing around on your very own custom boat is still neat.
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