Elder Scrolls Online is handing out extra race-change and name-change tokens with balancing update

    
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If you were one of the Elder Scrolls Online players a bit concerned over the game’s upcoming race/class combo balance, take heart: ZeniMax has heard your cries and has now announced it’ll be doling out an even bigger stack of race- and name-change tokens update 21 so you can tweak your toons accordingly. Or hoard them forever because of your indecision, you choose.

“After reviewing everyone’s feedback and evaluating the total number of high-level characters from active ESO accounts, we’ve decided to increase the amount of free Race Change Tokens granted to all players to 3 Tokens, in addition to granting 3 Name Change Tokens, to assist with the upcoming Racial balance changes in Update 21. The Tokens will be automatically added to your account during the launch maintenance window for each respective platform. Additionally, we’re also planning a sale on both Race Change Tokens and the Race & Name Change Token bundle for a limited time after each platform’s launch.”

Nicely done, folks.

In other ESO news, want a pet pig? I’m serious. ZeniMax is doling out adorable pig minipets to folks who gift crown store items (to someone else, you cad) from now through the end of February. There are a few, uh, provisos, a couple of quid pro quos. Rule #1: You have to send out at least two gifts. And rule #2: You gotta give out 1000 crowns total between those gifts. And no wishing for more wishes! Pigs arrive mid-March.

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Arktouros

This matters a lot for my Argonian Warden named Blizzard-Lizard, Master Wizard.

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K38FishTacos

Many respect added

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Arktouros

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K38FishTacos
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K38FishTacos

Bad Ass

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velimirius

game won, no need playing anymore :D

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Mewmew

So does that mean you’re actually planning on using the tokens?

For me it’s all about my race in ESO. I can’t be anything other than Khajiit there. I’ve tried, I just can’t :P

Though Khajiit Sorcerers actually got a boost now with crits affecting magic as well, so I will no longer be at the bottom of the Sorcerer pool.

I never minded not having any racial bonuses for Sorcerer though, it hasn’t lessened my experience. Especially with how easy the main world became with the One Tamriel update.

I get that it matters for some people, and makes the smallest of differences in instanced dungeons, but I really feel how you play makes a lot more difference and it’s not a super lot in the end.

I hope it doesn’t matter to you and that you’re actually going to be keeping your name and race, but you got to do what’s fun for you in the end :D

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Rolan Storm

My, I am glad I got back to game in 2016.

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Matt Genaro

Meanwhile, Blizzard is releasing more store mounts. What a shame.

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Daniel Reasor

Argonian for life, y’all. Once you try iguana, you never have drama.

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Chris Walker

Very nice move by ZeniMax. ESO it at the top of my MMO list and will remain so.

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Sarah Cushaway

Nice! I don’t have any super high level or anything, but it’s very cool they’re doing this for people who may want to race change.

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Toy Clown

Super happy about this change. Even though I don’t have much use for them. But I bet I can figure out a use down the road!

ESO has started crowding out the other MMOs I’ve been playing, which makes me happy paring back down to 1-2 MMOs again.

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PanagiotisLial1

I guess I will be just saving the tokens since I dont have any char that will need a change

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Karma_Mule

As someone who is constantly tweaking character appearance this is great news. I don’t care about balance because I’m an inefficient player at best, but I do love getting a chance to mess with lips and cheekbones for free!

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NeoWolf

hmm give away 1000 crowns (corrected) and get a pig pet or buy a pig pet (of which there have been at least 2 or 3) for about 700 crowns directly from the store… yeah I love you.. but not THAT much :)

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Darthbawl

Only 1,000 crowns total. So you can do 500/500 or the like.

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NeoWolf

Is there anything that is 500 or less?? I assume that would consumables of some sort?

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Tanek

Or, arrange with 2 or more other players to gift each other things from the store that the recipient was going to buy anyway and get the pet as a bonus on top of that.

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Mewmew

Or see the pet you like in the store, have someone gift it to you and you gift them the pet they like, make sure you gift at least 1k worth of stuff, then you both get free pigs.

On the event page it shows a picture of the pig and says “The Pink Pearl Pig doesn’t want food, she wants love.” haha…

I’m sure there will be people who set up trades to get each other pigs. Just make sure it’s either with someone you trust, or someone who is willing to gift first :D As with everything there will be scammers taking advantage of people wanting to trade gifts.

Plus there is no other way to get this pig, so if it is the pig you want, you have no choice but to do gifting to get it.

For me it’s really cats I want and always have out, though I’d love to find someone to trade gifts with to get the pig (and probably will before the event is over).

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Ironwu

Pretty nice move on the part of Zenimax. I know there is one character that I am going to race change. What I really need is an extra character slot for the new class.