There's a cool new option on the horizon for fans of Housing in the Elder Scrolls Online.
Since housing was introduced way back in the Homestead update, many houses have become available in the Crown Store, including some permanent additions and some limited ones.
One of the new houses being added with the Necrom update is The Fair Winds. Well, actually this isn't a house at all, but a huge sailing ship.
Ever since the High Isle Chapter last year, which had a heavy nautical theme in parts, there have been some players who were asking for a controllable ship to be added to the game. So to what extent does this player home fit the bill?
ESO The Four Winds House Preview
To answer the above question: not really. This ship is sailing around and you'll see distant islands passing by as the ship moves, but you cannot control the ship or use it to travel to a destination of your choice.
However, you can interact with the ship's helm to fast travel to the docks in Vulkhel Guard, Davon's Watch or Daggerfall. You will not disembark from the ship yourself when you arrive though, you just go through a loading screen and then inexplicably arrive on the shore next to a small boat.
Okay, so it's not exactly the complete sailing vessel that you may have wanted, but this wasn't likely to be the case anyway - ESO is not a sailing simulator. So how good is it as a player home?
Well, it's obviously a thematic option - no matter what you do on your ship, it's still going to be a ship. But if you have some ideas for building around that, then there's definitely lots of room to play around with. You have the top deck of the ship, and then you can go to the Captain's Quarters, Crew's Quarters and the Bottom Deck.
If you grabbed the Sacred Hourglass of Alkosh last year, then you could set it to be always night time and start making a wicked ghost ship, for example.
In terms of furnishing slots, you can have up to 700 slots for standard furnishings, 10 for special furnishings, and 110 for collectible furnishings. You can have up to 24 players in the house at once. So you do have quite a bit of freedom to play around with The Fair Winds.
We hope you liked this article about The Fair Winds player house in ESO. The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) developed by Zenimax Online Studios.