Elder Scrolls Online has three weeks of events planned thanks to its 7th birthday and April Fools’

    
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It’s hard to believe that almost seven years ago, Elder Scrolls Online finally lurched out of the gates into the hands of PC players. Though that launch was rocky, the game has come such a very long way in terms of quality and popularity, winning multiple awards from our staff and readers since then. So it’s a birthday worth celebrating – and ZeniMax has events to do just that.

For the birthday itself, the Anniversary Jubilee returns on April 1st through the 13th, with a double experience boost and cake. So much cake. Pick up the “Ache for Cake” quest from the cash shop and then work your way through the quest for your cake tool. There are gift boxes dropping through regular play as well.

While you wait for that, there’s the April Fools’ Day events, which come in the form of the Jester’s Festival and actually began this morning. Through April 1st itself, there’s another expericence boost as you wind through the goofy jester quests for the achievements and goofball rewards. If you don’t enjoy cake, maybe pie is more your thing… a lot of pies.

In other words, this is a real good time to level up ahead of Blackwood, since you’ve got almost three weeks of double expies to look forward to.

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MilitiaMasterV

What’s the point if we already leveled our characters up? ‘Oh yay, exp’ serves no purpose once you’re ‘done’.

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The-Spellwright

I mean, they just raised the “level” cap to 3600 (really Champion Points, but same difference). This will be nice for people who want to see all their numbers maxed out.

I just hit 1200 myself, which the meta-gamers say is around where you hit the cap on vertical progression. I don’t really play to level up, but I’ll still happily accept the 100% boost if it’s there.

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MilitiaMasterV

I hit max level on most of a account worth of characters (Last few were only a couple off), and never used but maybe a few points in the champion system, because almost nothing on there was worth putting points on. Even updated (I got on and looked), it’s basically the same stuff that was on there before, just condensed into less constellations to look over.

Also, having been a paid member for a year, now my bank is red and can’t even be used unless I pay again and they have locked up the crafting bag again. (So essentially no reason to pick anything up at all.)

Though I could use the points earned from being a paid player and buy the last few DLC, and play for free if I emptied my bank back down to a certain level. I didn’t even have a housing place other than the basic inn rooms, and most of the stuff I collected was crud to cram in one if I ever found one I liked…which I really didn’t. If I remember correctly, there’s a tiny box in one of those inn rooms that has like 10 slots I could move stuff around with, but otherwise, can’t really move stuff either.

Not exactly a roaring endorsement to return. It’s kind of like they are trying to set themselves up for obsolescence…

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The-Spellwright

I’m not sure if I understand your first paragraph. You only used a few points in the champion system, and decided nothing there was worth putting points into? The champion system was such a source of power creep that they stopped raising the level cap on it for over a year before this revamp. And since Champion Point 2.0, the points I’ve invested have made my off-meta themed builds way more viable. I mean, if the value isn’t there for you, that’s fine, but I think there are plenty of players who do find the champion points worth grinding for.

(Again, I’m not too interested in grinding the points out, but I’ll still happily use them and get value out of them.)

Agreed on the rest of what you’re saying. I enjoy the game for the lore, questing, and exploration, so I’m happy to pay for a sub whenever I’m playing, but doing anything without a sub after you’ve already stuffed your bank and craft bag is painful.

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MilitiaMasterV

I had 92? or something points to throw in each section of the champion system, but that got you nowhere on the system from what I could tell and you couldn’t fill things out (And from asking a person I used to chat with on there, they also limited you to not be able to get but a quarter of the things on there anyway…because it didn’t give you enough points.). It’s a very weird system that you gain ‘levels’ after finishing leveling, but they only give you benefits you needed back when you were leveling/playing, but once you’ve played through you’re like, why do I need any of this now?

Just hopped on to see what this jester festival gives.

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Ironwu

Notes on the Jesters 100% exp Pie item.

1. When you get one, it is NOT located in the Mementos section of your collections. It is located in the TOOLS section!

2. If you already have done the Jesters previously, you will NOT get another pie. Use the one you already have; it is automatically activated.

3. The anniversary cake is different from the Jesters pie. For those you WILL get a new cake; one with the current year on it.

Have fun, and enjoy 100% exp boost 24/7 for free! :)

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SmiteDoctor

That’s about as involved as I get when it comes to these events, get my free XP boost and move on.

I did buy the Drunk Personality though, glad that came back with this Jesters Day stuff.