Elder Scrolls Online wants to put you into this cliffside home

    
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Looking for a truly unique residence in Elder Scrolls Online? You really can’t (literally) top a cliffside abode, and now you can set up shop and sneer down on the lowly player peasants below.

Pariah’s Pinnacle is a majestic house carved into the side of a mountain and can be purchased for a limited time until January 2nd. It sounds kind of pricey at 13,000 crowns bare or 16,250 crowns furnished, but that’s up to the shopper to determine if this is a good buy or not.

The house sounds like it comes with history: “The grand and majestic mountaintop retreat of Baloth Bloodtusk was sealed off in the First Era by King Joile, but its ancient Orcish halls were recently reopened by order of King Kurog.”

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Rees Racer

I don’t spend too many of my Crowns from the monthly stipend, so the funds are there. I’ll have a look, especially since I don’t yet have a property at all. I’m rather fussed it’s time-limited, though. My last large expenditure was last year’s Great Elk mount…which I actually never use.

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thirtymil

It’s another limited time offer, so at this rate the map will soon be covered with house icons that can’t be purchased anymore because stupid/greedy business practices.

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Tandor

I had a look round it earlier, and wouldn’t remotely want it as a personal home – and not just because of the cost. However, I can quite see that a lot of guilds would love it as a guild hall.

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Sashaa

The houses I prefer in ESO are the small and medium ones, so I’m not too fond of this one.

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Stormwaltz

I had to take a look, and… it’s gorgeous, and GIGANTIC. Wind-driven snow effects, four waterfalls, vertiginous mountainsides. It seems less like a house than a small zone. It’s amazing.

I haven’t spent sub coins in nearly a year, so I actually could grab the unfurnished version. It’s tempting. But I also know there’s no way I’d ever be able to decorate the whole thing. My furniture presently consists of a bedroll, a lamp, two cats, and a bowl of soup for them. :P

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K38FishTacos

That’s all the decor you would need!

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hurbster

I previewed it, nice. Maybe I should start banking some sub crowns.

Lol, yeah – right…

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Ariel Domen

If only houses in ESO had some utility besides RP…
Decorating is fun and all but I’m never at my home :L

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hurbster

Our guild house has most of the crafting stations in the cellar (including the morrowind ones) and target dummies in the outside courtyard. We also have a banker, which is handy when crafting sets for friends/alts.

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Ariel Domen

Yes I have all the crafting stations and a dummy too. But to do crafting writs you still need to be at the city to return them. The banker you can only use it if you bought it in the crown store. So I rarely go there, maybe just for the dummy or craft quick enchantments. I love it though, it’s the Hunding Palace and I fully decorated it. <3

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Wanda Clamshuckr

I just did a preview, and thought it was gorgeous. But, I’m not really a decorator, and I’m waiting until housing has a little more utility. That said, they really did a good job of instilling the feeling of desolate, cold, mountain peak retreat.

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Maggie May

Coming from a country with 5 months of winter, I prefer warmer climes in my homes in my games. :)

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Zora

Living in the alps, I’ll second that ^^

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Mewmew

Yeah, I get that it’s trying to have a sort of Christmas cold north feel and all, and maybe they did too good of a job with that. It feels big and open and freezing cold, not a pleasant place for most of us to live. “Luckily”? it’s time limited so it won’t be there tempting us to buy it for long :P

For me it doesn’t fit my theme, though I’ve had other games where I do a cold ice theme for my character where it would fit.

I do think it’s a nice big place and interesting with a little pool and fun games to see how far and where you can jump down the cliff on rocks without dying :D

If I’m paying that much money the place needs to feel a bit less cold and rocky. That’s just me. I’m sure there are plenty of people who have bought the home and are enjoying it.

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Maggie May

I died previewing.

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Mick the Barbarian

Coming from a warm climate, this sounds ideal.

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Matthäus Wey

Well, it’s just a little expensive with 91$ aaaand the visuals are also quite bad in my opinion… Eso can look really nice but they could do so much better with a visual overhaul.

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Doubleplusgood

It costs more in Canada.
To get 13k crowns you would have to purchase the 14k crown pack which is $129.99 CAD for unfurnished. $130!
To buy it furnished at 16.25K crowns, you would have to purchase an additional 3K crown pack (29.99) bringing the total to $159.98!!!
Just a little expensive you say eh? $160 for a digital house is beyond stupid in my opinion.

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Matthäus Wey

It sure is beyond stupid and I wouldn’t ever consider buying it for 30$.

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Mewmew

Wow that’s a bit extreme. $30 for this would be a *really* decent value.

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Pepperzine

Half of the price of a brand new released video game for a virtual home in a 3 year old game? Not exactly what I would consider a “really” decent value.

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Wanda Clamshuckr

I’m not fussed on the price. It’s a prestige home, of which there are less than a handful, and the rest of them are very affordable. It’s cosmetic fluff.

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Mewmew

You and I have very different opinions on what “very affordable” means :P The rest of the homes are still pretty expensive for how small they are and what you’re getting, especially considering most of them are cut and paste jobs from the game and not something newly designed.

I do admit I’m sort of spoiled when it comes to housing in games. One of the few games I actually got into housing in was Pirate 101, which gives you huge sprawling areas with multiple homes, secret passage ways, underground lairs, for $15-$20, and they were all hand designed new areas not cut and paste jobs.

They’re all pretty huge houses, there are some “smaller” ones that are about as big as the biggest in ESO that the game sells for $15. Yeah, it’s a different game (actually totally free to get instead of buy to play, so they should sell them for more, but they don’t).

And sure it’s all fluff, but basically so is gaming. To some of us the housing has more meaning.

Though there isn’t much we can do about it. These are the prices as they are set now and have been. I don’t see them coming down in price anytime in the near future.

I normally don’t complain about homestead pricing anymore, I did a couple of times when we first heard the prices but normally don’t now. It’s just that when I saw someone defending it as if it wasn’t that bad I had to reply. I realize we all have different means of income and definitions of what good and bad pricing is but still…

No offense but the majority of people feel that the ESO homesteads are overpriced. When the only interesting properties for most people they can do more with (design wise) cost three times as much as the entire game it just feels a bit out there.

Though really it’s in line with most of the rest of the Crown Store so overall it fits the games pricing :P

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Maggie May

Not sure what the prices are now in FFXlV but the one I wanted was 36 mil in game, I ended up with one that was about 4 mil all made in about 2 weeks of in game trading. I still really wanted the big one even though our guild had one with rooms for us.

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Wanda Clamshuckr

It’s just that when I saw someone defending it as if it wasn’t that bad I had to reply

No offense but the majority of people feel that the ESO homesteads are overpriced.

I guess I probably did sound like I was defending it. I wasn’t. I suppose I was saying that of the list of housing available, less than 5 are approaching (or over) this price point, and there are a couple dozen available. There’s free, low end, middle of the road, and then upwards to extravagant. Something for everyone, essentially. The free rooms don’t make for great articles ;)

For myself, I couldn’t justify spending $130 Canadian dollars on it either. I could buy it, but that’s an awful lot for a fluffy bit of snowy cosmetics that I wouldn’t spend any time in.

In EQ2 I mostly used housing as an extension for storage. Sure, I would spend an afternoon or two decorating it, but I always cheaped out and got a room in an inn that was more about location than anything else. If ESO does Homestead 2.0 and gives it a bit more utility then I’ll look at it again. Currently, I don’t have one, even a free one.

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Mewmew

Hmm the visuals are bad? You mean overall ESO in general or this specific house? I thought this house had some interesting and pretty things for being in a cold rocky stone place. None of them have the visual appeal or interest of say the Morrowind towers people built for themselves in that game, but for a place that’s supposed to be a bit bleak this one isn’t bad. They all are a bit empty of course before you decorate them :D

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McGuffn

I don’t think ESO looks great in general but judging from the video this house is for people that love grey on gray.

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K38FishTacos

Mostly what Skyrim is and a lot of people seemed to love that.

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Pepperzine

I don’t think the color scheme is what people loved about skyrim. There are tons of mods, including the most popular ones, created to bring brighter visuals to the game.