How Elder Scrolls Online converts veteran ranks to champion points

    
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This really worked out all right for us.

ZeniMax has just posted a deep-dive into the veteran rank system obliteration coming with The Elder Scrolls Online’s Dark Brotherhood DLC. “The goal for transitioning away from Veteran Ranks was to streamline the leveling process, and make it easier to spread Champion Points to other characters on your account,” explains the studio. “With the initial release of the Champion System back in Update 6, tracking your power level included both your Veteran Rank and Champion number. Now, the removal of the Veteran Rank system means your character’s strength after level 50 is tracked exclusively via Champion Points.”

ZeniMax assures players that champion points will accrue more quickly than veteran ranks and that silver and gold zones have been rebalanced accordingly. Your VR-level gear will be converted by the game on patch day; there’s even a conversion system:

“Every Veteran Rank corresponds to 10 Champion Points. If you were previously wearing VR5 gear and fighting VR8 monsters, you will now be wearing Champion Point 50 gear and be fighting Champion Point 80 monsters. Gear will have the same stats, and monsters will be just as strong as they were before.”

Source: Dev blog
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Gankdolf
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Gankdolf

great have they fixed the Cyrodil lag? .. or are they going to be smart and put in 5v5 or 1v1 arenas?? …. sigh

Humble48
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Humble48

Baemir The CPs are not a grind. I hardly ever notice when I get one. With the ranks gone, CPs are just like small improvements to your character. It’s like getting a little better using swords or dodging. It’s not a new skill or anything. And I don’t know anyone who goes out and says they need to grind CP levels. Considering that ESO has hardly any gear, faction or attunement grinds, CP is merely a way to allow some form of advancement and gear beyond 50. VR was the grind and now it’s gone. That should reduce a significant gap between the player base.

Humble48
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Humble48

Seems pretty fair to me.

deco_moot
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deco_moot

Baemir As opposed to what change you were hoping to see?  Honest question; not trolling.

deco_moot
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deco_moot

paragonlostinspace Tandor Shadewalker OdinValhalla It’s not, but you can experience it on the PTS.

OdinValhalla
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OdinValhalla

paragonlostinspace Tandor Shadewalker OdinValhalla

Crafting bags? WOOOOHHOOOOOO 

What an epic reward for being a sub, here I thought my only pay off was knowing I was funding console development while Zenimax told me new content would be coming every 4-6 weeks for PC 

Wholly smokes let run right back and resub! I love giving crooked MMO companies incentive to keep BSing me!

wanderv15
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wanderv15

Baemir Yep, it’s still MMORPG

GiantsBane
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GiantsBane

Anyone complaining about the removal of Vet ranks is an imbecile who was enjoying lording their power curve over newer players with less power, it’s a perceived attack on their ability to shit stomp their way to victory or go “look how awesome I am compared to you mwahahaha!”.

Screw all that noise, Vet ranks were a TERRIBLE game mechanic from the get go and served no purpose other than forcing players to grind xp in a few ever dwindling spots as ZoS continually nerfed efficient xp grinding locations till there were only a handful left causing them to become congested.  Either way, running in circles killing monsters for days so you can be at the same base power level as everyone else in cyrodil was retarded.  

But that wasn’t even the worst part, the worst part of the vet ranks was gear being separated by vet ranks, oh what? you mean there’s 16+ versions of the exact same piece of gear with varying power levels?  GREAT! WHERE DO I SIGN UP FOR THIS GARBAGE?  Seriously, I don’t know who was more of an idiot, the person or persons who came up with the idea, or whoever let that stupid idea make it into the games final cut and stay there for the last few years.

There was absolutely nothing positive about the veteran rank system at all, period.  It being removed is a boon to the entire community, and the players should be thanking ZoS for finally making good on a promise that’s 2+ years overdue.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Tandor Shadewalker paragonlostinspace OdinValhalla Good deal, I can never keep track of “when” what is coming out with the stuff like that. Your reply to OdinValhalla above made it sound like it “was” out.

Robert80
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Rohirrim Leilonii I would expect with the changes to how quickly they expect you to hit each point in the CP ranges that they would have changed the materials much like the enemy levels… but then again you never know!