It’s ultimately here – we’re venturing into Sotha Sil’s domain, the Clockwork City. ESO’s been keeping their guarantee of quarterly DLCs, plus the Clockwork City is their last announced addition towards the game of 2017. What comes in 2018 is anyone’s guess, but if this can be the technique to close out the year, then Zenimax Online Studios is undertaking issues proper. This can be our Elder Scrolls Online Clockwork City DLC review.
The thing about these major story-oriented zone DLCs is that they do not generally add an excessive amount of for the game when it comes to functions. That’s distinctive this time about, as CWC adds both the Transmutation feature as well as a new Battleground game mode inside the form of Crazy King. There also have been significant functionality improvements all about, escalating FPS for most players by 15-30%, even in cities. Even more important, to me, would be the Trait Tracker, which assists you see what things are worth a damn to you in your inventory. Should you craft and dabble in all professions, it’s a true time saver. And of course, each of the new gear, craftables, day-to-day quests, and so forth. In short, it’s many stuff for $20 or an ESO Plus membership.
This patch also makes Battleground queues separated – 10 to 49 and 50+ would be the brackets, creating the leveling folks really feel somewhat significantly less hampered by the 600+ CP folks. Thank you, ZOS. Moreover, PVP in general is really a superior spot to get the new Transmutation Crystals you need for transmutes.This currency can only be obtained in Veteran game modes, for instance Pledges, Trials, and Arenas, and numerous PvP sources for example Rewards for the Worthy, Battleground finish of match rewards, and AvA end of campaign rewards. Transmute Crystals are an account wide, capped currency which can’t be banked or traded. This makes the entire act of Transmuting extra of an end-game factor, or for all those working on alts, and that is OK. It really is not one thing a leveling character must be worried about.
Now, the content itself? Oh man, like Orsinium, Clockwork City is going to go down as among my preferred story-based DLCs. Attempt as I could, I just didn’t get into Imperial City or Thieves Guild, but Dark Brotherhood, Orsinium and now Clockwork are all shining examples of when ZOS does its storytelling ideal. The narrative weaves by means of all parts on the new zone, which incorporates the city itself, at the same time as its outskirts. You’ll find two new delves, two new globe bosses, and the kind of “mini-Trial” in Asylum Sanctorium.
As always, when I finish the story in ESO, I am left wanting much more, questioning where we’ll go subsequent. There are actually so many places around the map left uncovered in Tamriel. 2018 is around the corner, and I am confident we’ll all be talking regarding the subsequent DLC and the subsequent Chapter soon. But for now, revel in the Clockwork City and vibrant and strange new globe it brings into the game. It is a keeper.