Elder Scrolls Online’s furniture crafting guide will help you spiff up your Homestead house

If you watched Larry’s and my stream on The Elder Scrolls Online’s new Homestead patch last week, you probably heard us speculate on how the furniture market might play out over time. Larry suggested that buying furnished homes might be a good idea, given that you get a ton of furniture for a relatively small increase in price — and while the market is likely to be flooded with crafted furniture now, in a few months, it might be much harder to get your hands on it as fly-by-night carpenters retire (most likely to the shores of Vvardenfell).

Nevertheless, you might be considering giving furniture crafting a try yourself, and that’s where ZeniMax’s new crafting-walkthrough dev blog will come in handy.

“You can make all kinds of things! Tables, chairs, lanterns, treasure chests, coffins, thrones, and more are all possible,” says the studio.

“[Y]ou can craft enchanted humanoid Target Skeletons to practice your combat abilities and check your damage potential. There are two varieties you can craft with one hardier than the other (these look different than the Argonian and Khajiit versions found in the Housing Editor purchase tab). There are also lots of other decorative items exclusive to Furnishing Crafting, too.”

Check out the whole blog on the official site!

Source: ZeniMax
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bobfish

Haven’t found a house I like yet. Want a Khajiit house, but the ones in the game don’t have great locations/views, which is more important for me than the house itself.

Mewmew
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Mewmew

The very best properties they made aren’t even for sale in the game yet and I want to wait to see what they’re going to cost. Considering the prices of the current stuff which can be up to $120 furnished and that the two bigger properties that aren’t in the official client for purchase right now could fit four or more of the biggest existing ones into them it’s not hard to be pretty confident that 15,000-20,000 crowns will be the absolute minimum for them. That and those two are supposed to be crowns only, so there will be no long way to grind them out you simply will have to pay real money for them.

I really think ESO is a great game and I’ve loved it right along. I’m really looking forward to the Morrowind expansion too even though the class is the same class they had in early development that they dropped when they felt it was too close to the same as Sorcerer. They do a lot of great story telling in ESO and I really like many of the features but I feel they dropped the ball (or more like stole the ball out of our hands and cannon shot it into a millionaire’s fenced in yard) on the homestead pricing.

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Budukahn

Personally, I like what I’ve seen so far on balance, but the awkward trading in the game is making it awkward for me to furnish my house in the way I want to. I haven’t the time at the moment to commit to the game to the point that getting involved in a trade guild is worth it and that makes commerce quite awkward for me.

I also think splitting the furniture crafting across different trade skills was a mistake. I don’t want to slap skill points into other trade skills nor do I want to level another character for this. Frankly I think they should’ve just thrown it all into Woodcrafting – that profession feels awfully thin and poorly joined up compared to the others.

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Matthew Riddle

Such a cool feature drowned out by it’s lose/lose options of an intense grind or the cash shop.

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Arktouros

All the actual useful things for housing are pretty much locked behind Master Writs. Those targeting dummies are actually around 175 Master Writs (125 for recipe, 50 for the animus) or even more for the “hardy” ones.

To put this in perspective in the last 7 days of doing Writs I’ve gotten 3 master writs from 84 writ turn ins (6 a day for two characters for 7 days). Those 3 master writs gave 5, 2 and 7 each. So that’s literally months before I’ll see anything of actual use in my house like the training dummy…orrrrrr…I could just drop 1500 crowns and get one right away…

I’d continue but it appears my eyes have rolled into the back of my head.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Sadly I think that is the point. Crown store is for convenience.

You CAN go the long way around or you can pay to cross the river here. : In this case though, Zen are the ones who made the river AND own the ferry.

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Matthew Riddle

And many people will choose the third option, go back the direction they went…aka give up on it completely, housing and maybe even ESO too.

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Dug From The Earth

Finally started to find blueprints for furniture, but my excitement was quickly drown out by the realization that many recipes require as many as 3 crafting professions to make, all on the same character.

I know many players have a character that does all their crafting, but since I play with my fiancee, she does A, B, and C crafting, and I do X, Y, and Z crafting. This has allows us to basically rake in double the crafting materials for our professions (we hand over the mats to the crafts we dont use). With this new furniture system though, we are sorta screwed.

What they SHOULD have done, and it would have been a very innovative and ground breaking mechanic for an mmorpg, was to allow multiple players to work together to craft one item. Sure, if someone has all crafts trained, they can do it solo too.. thats just not very multiplayer like imo.

My other gripe is how you can pretty much forget about getting crafting stations in your home unless you have your crafts maxed out. They take master craft writs to buy, and you only can get those when your craft is maxed out. Would have been nice to have our own crafting stations in our house as we were leveling up… but nope. Meh.

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Rottenrotny

I keep asking this but… is there any use to the housing?
In the other Elder Scrolls games you can use them as storage, but I can’t find any practical use to my house at all and that just leaves me uninterested.

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socontrariwise

Training dummies, crafting stations, put the crown store bought banker and merchant there for easy access?

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Rottenrotny

Can summon those NPCs anywhere though right? Doesn’t make housing any more useful.

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Eddie Yasi

Yes, many people are entertained by having their own home to furnish, design, and play around with. And, since the primary purpose of most games is to provide entertainment that makes housing very pertinent and practical indeed.

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Rottenrotny

Fair enough. That certainly is one point of view!

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

How else can I live out Uncle Touchey;s Naked Puzzle Basement without being arrested?

They did say it was a SANDBOX experience.

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Really though its for Rp events and such and for displaying trophies. My guild actually did a Hide and Seek event in the Forsaken Keep and was actually kind of fun. Amazing where you can hide with just a few well placed pieces of furniture.

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Armsbend

Sigh. It is the same with every online game. I hate having to explain this every time.

Housing opens up deeply disturbing sexual misconduct you wouldn’t perform in real life.

Can we put this past us now?

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Rottenrotny

So the short answer is: No they have no practical use?
I’d say they could have done a much better job, I hope they eventually add some bank access at least.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

You can but you are going to be hauling your butt all over Tamriel looking for Heartwood, Regulus, Bast and Decorative Wax. They are still kinda rare. Oh and dont get me started on Clean Pelts. I think I have…uhm….one.

That said, my best run at getting blueprints was running a public dungeon, Razak’s Wheel, (always do the Dwemer ruins as they have lots of jugs and pots). Four blueprints and a Dwemer motif. If you are feeling particularly grindy, I think when you finish, you can log out and come back in and run it all over again as the pots reset.

Lastly some folks are trying to sell those Target Skeletons for almost a million septims.

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Armsbend

Flour. I cannot find flour anywhere. It is an ingredient for the first simple piece of furniture I found.

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socontrariwise

Delves and Inns. But yeah, it is painful. One filled Dwemer cup – 20 flour. Seriously??

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Eddie Yasi

Flour is often held in sacks that are open and you can see the white of the flour, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Often delves will have several flour in one or two areas with lots of other bags, frequently where you see a cookfire.

Also, enemy NPC encampments can frequently have flour bags. Check inside tents. As with delves, look near where they have a cooking fire.

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Eddie Yasi

On a side note, requiring *20* flour for some of the crafting items I’ve seen seems a bit silly. I can see 3, 4, or 5, but, 20?!? :::: sigh ::::

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Armsbend

Yeh tha’s my deal. 20 flour to make a candle. Personally I’ve never owned a flour based candle…I guess it is a European thing?

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Chef’s don’t sell it?

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socontrariwise

No, grocers neither.

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funky

I’ve had quite good luck finding them all over the last 2 days I’ve logged in since Homestead. From the drop rate I’m seeing in a few weeks we’ll all have dozens of the ingredients.

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Armsbend

I’ve really been enjoying some of the artwork they have been including with their updates/dlc lately. Very intricate and skilled.

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Eddie Yasi

It’s easy to go racing past things in the rush to complete specific tasks. It’s really amazing to see the detail that is often there when you slow down and look. IMO one of ESO’s strengths is the amount of bric-a-brac they have lying around that adds detail and character.

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Armsbend

I was actually speaking to the painted still that were included on the article’s splash page and the linked official one. The painting for the housing update was really impressive imho.

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