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Champion Spawns Additions

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Sakkarah_, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Sakkarah_

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    In Publish 57, a number of new additions will be made to the champion spawns on all facets. While working the spawn, players will have a chance of receiving a random Scroll of Transcendence (SoT). When killing the champion, players who worked the spawn will have a chance of receiving a special reward. If none of the people who worked the spawn are present on the subserver when the boss dies, one of the top attackers will randomly be given the reward.

    Scroll of Transcendence:

    This cursed scroll will allow you to instantly train your character in the skill and by the number of points indicated on the scroll provided you have the room for it. All skills (including non-Powerscroll skills such as begging and remove trap) will be available. The skill on the SoT is randomly selected. The number of points per scroll will range from 0.1 to 0.5 in Trammel rulesets, and from 0.6 to 1.0 in Felucca. There is no timer on using these scrolls.

    As Meraktus isn’t a standard champion spawn (no altar), you will not get those scrolls from working that spawn.

    In Felucca, players will have a chance of receiving either the 105 Powerscrolls or the Scrolls of Transcendence. The Virtue of Protection applies on Scrolls of Transcendence in Felucca only.

    Special Rewards from the Champion:

    When killing the champion, players who have worked a certain percentage of the spawn will have a chance of receiving one of three types of items:

    1. A boss specific replica;
    2. A boss specific decorative item;
    3. A shared replica.

    The replica’s are artifacts originally created by the former EMs and Seers. They have the same mods and stats as the originals but you cannot use Power of Fortification on them. They can be repaired, insured and blessed. Some of them will only be obtainable from a specific boss whereas others will drop on various champs.

    Decorative items will include some animated tiles, statuettes, furniture, etc. themed around the boss they dropped from.

    Siege Perilous

    A poll on this topic has been posted here for Siege players.
     
  2. Inspector

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    I think these additions sound great!
     
  3. Ender

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    Question: Are the replicas available in Ilshenar champ spawns too? I see that the new scrolls of transcendence are, but can't tell for sure if the replicas are. If they will be available in non-Felucca champ spawns, great move.
     
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    Replicas are available on all facets.
     
  5. If they aren't then it will be a real shame since all RPers will be shafted once again :(

    P.S.

    There should be items taht give the history of the item so that people learn what is was about and were it was from...

    P.P.S.

    Will there be the old EM robes and claoks or no?
     
  6. drawn

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    while I agree with the lag issues, I can SAFELY say that Regine is NOT a network administrator that would be responsible for the issues.

    TY for the content announcement, but what would really make our day is a fix to the lag issues. :sad4:
     
  7. Ender

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    Sweet. An actual reason to do champ spawns in places other than Felucca. Of course, now that you've confirmed it, prepare for the Felucca-only players to whine, now that there's (to me at least) more incentive to do Ilshenar spawns than Felucca ones.
     
  8. Nystul

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    Nice system, but we can't participate in it with this lag.

    Also those scrolls without a timer on them is lame. Can we say farming scrolls & selling/buying them in bulk to train from 50-120 instantly? (Animal Taming)...

    Wow lol.

    At least I won't have to AFK macro...
     
  9. woops looked like i missed that one YEA me be happy now :D
     
  10. drawn

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    Can you tell us what items they are? Lt Guard Sash, Vine Cord sandals....
     
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    Also, is there any chance we can get a full list of the replicas, with name, item type, and mods (if any)?. Or will we have to wait until its closer to Pub 57?
     
  13. i think they are going to be more of teh decorative items, not the super over powered items... not complaining if they are since i can use antoehr vine cord since i bought a duped pair it seems :( poop
     
  14. Uriah Heep

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    Finally something for the Ilsh spawns.

    But the entirety of Pub 57 will be a total waste, unless you can get something done about pingtimes and packet loss...Fix your equipment first, then work on the game. As it is now, we cant even play what already exists!

    And I know that doesnt fall under your jurisdiction, I'm just still aggravated :p
    Thanks for the additions, reallly, even if I never get to play for em :(
     
  15. Rathma

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    I agree totally. I think several people including myself have called EA. They said they had no idea about the lag.
     
  16. Ender

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    I think that if there are no new ones added, there won't be any vine cords, there was no tag for a vine cord sandals [replica] in the cliloc files, I believe.
     
  17. Inspector

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    By old EM items does this mean like Ithisis platemail and all those goodies are gonna be available?
     
  18. Ender

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    Actually no, if you read the original post again, it says they have the same mods and stats as the originals, but you cannot use Powder of Fortification on them.
     
  19. Nystul

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    If that was the case then why would then mention they can't be powdered? They're obviously going to be items like gladiators collar and things that can break.

    Basically like the peerless & doom arties and thier faction thing, they are crapping on all players who may have done the grind in training skills & obtaining items.
     
  20. Fang of Ractus [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094893

    The Most Knowledge Person [Replica]
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    ID: 1094894

    Legendary Detective of the Royal Guard [Replica]
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    ID: 1094895

    Elder Detective of the Royal Guard [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094896

    Mythical Detective of the Royal Guard [Replica]
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    ID: 1094901

    Embroidered Oak Leaf Cloak [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094902

    Gauntlets of Anger [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094903

    Crown of Tal'Keesh [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094909

    Brave Knight of The Britannia [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094910

    Lieutenant of the Britannian Royal Guard [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094911

    Captain John's Hat [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094912

    Tattered Ancient Mummy Wrapping [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094913

    A Necromancer Shroud [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094914

    Shroud of Deceit [Replica]
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    ID: 1094915

    Calm [Replica]
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    ID: 1094916

    Oblivion's Needle [Replica]
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    ID: 1094917

    Gladiator's Collar [Replica]
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    ID: 1094918

    Royal Guard Survival Knife [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094921

    Items cannot be traded directly between vendors.
    *********************
    ID: 1094924

    Orc Chieftain Helm [Replica]
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    ID: 1094925

    Wind Spirit [Replica]
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    ID: 1094926

    Good Samaritan of Britannia [Replica]
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    ID: 1094927

    Djinni's Ring [Replica]
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    ID: 1094928

    Quell [Replica]
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    ID: 1094929

    Pacify [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094930

    Subdue [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094931

    The Robe of Britannia "Ari" [Replica]


    The ones that i see :O (info taken from rare collects form :D)
     
  21. GalenKnighthawke

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    So far, so good.

    :)

    Yes I think you should fix the lag too, but I for one definitely appreciate the idea that you're doing new content.

    Kind of excited about this actually.

    A related side-issue: There will still be an invasion going on in this Publish, I assume. Have you considered what invasion/event rewards there should be to keep people interested in it while you are also implementing this cool new, non-event content?

    Maybe have replicas drop as part of the event rewards first, then add them into the game's "normal" content later? I'd hate the thought of players neglecting the invasion for this new content.

    -Galen's player
     
  22. phantus

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    Interesting.....I think hell just froze over.
     
  23. Unless they drag this on to long and they all become common play items that no one has interest in :(
     
  24. Lady_Calina

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    Does this mean "clothing" items, such as the Lt Guard Sash will have durability?
     
  25. True enough she may not be someone who works on our lag but she certainly works for the same company. Another example of horrible customer service at its finest!
     
  26. Tom_Builder

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    Nice, looking forward to pub 57 now. Nice to see the Devs hard at work.
     
  27. I'm not lagging.

    I'm looking forward to the scrolls... do they have a timer?
     
  28. Rathma

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    This game is getting better and better....

    (Sarcasim) :coco:
     
  29. Anne

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    Could we have a list of the special rewards?

    Edited ... sorry was listed when I was posting
     
  30. phantus

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    [​IMG]
     
  31. In case my edited post gets missed...

    Do they have a timer?
    &
    Are they cursed? (105's weren't.)
     
  32. Lady_Calina

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    Okay, I'm sure everyone at EA is aware that there is lag. The point of this thread was to let us know what the next Publish was going to bring. I'm sure they're working on it, or at least I hope they are.

    Myself, I probably wouldn't actually use the items in my suits, as all my characters are pretty much done. But they'd be neat to have in a little museum.
     
  33. Flutter

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    Yep.
    I wonder if the original items (*cough* and the dupes *cough*) will have durability placed on them too.
     
  34. pavel.vesely

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    Nice, it will give some life... err I mean death and destruction to ilshenar champions and their hordes.
     
  35. Sakkarah_

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    A timer was considered but we dropped the idea simply because the scrolls you get are totally random and you won't get dubs in Trammel ruleset. Assuming you were in the most improbable situation where you systematically got 1.0 taming scrolls, you would still need 70 of them to go from 50 to 120. Even if you farmed the living daylight out of Tram spawns, considering the best you can get is 0.5, we would still be looking at 140 SoT taming scrolls. So I'm not overly concerned there.

    The randomness of the Alacrity scrolls is a good example of what kind of skill drops you can expect.

    This is meant as a permanent addition to champ spawns. Not a temporary one.
     
  36. GalenKnighthawke

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    Hmm.

    Potentially a good point.

    So this leads us back to the idea of providing some kind of event-specific reward, to keep folks doing the invasion content.

    Right now the rewards are pretty decent...Chance at a Cincture, and a 50% SSI version of some high-damage weapon, such as a bow, heavy crossbow, or pole arm of some kind.

    I can't see those competing too well with EM items though.

    -Galen's player
     
  37. JC the Builder

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    Regine is a developer, not a network administrator. Yelling at her for not working on the lag issue is pointless.

    I hope the replicas don't drop one per boss. I hope it is a percentage chance like the special peerless items like Mark of Travesty and Crystalline Ring. Otherwise they are going to become common really fast.

    Also they should consider adding in a delay between activating spawns. Otherwise people are going to be doing 5-10 per hour.
     
  38. GalenKnighthawke

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    heehee

    The more I think the more I like it.

    -Galen's player
     
  39. Tomas_Bryce

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    Did you maybe think that not everyone on the dev team is a "lag expert"? Do you want the people who have nothing to do with connectivity twiddling their thumbs? Seriously, please think instead of randomly flaming.
     
  40. Okay i did some lookin' and i found these... some/most already in list i stated earlier

    Fang of Ractus [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094893

    The Most Knowledge Person [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094894

    Legendary Detective of the Royal Guard [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094895

    Elder Detective of the Royal Guard [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094896

    Mythical Detective of the Royal Guard [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094901

    Embroidered Oak Leaf Cloak [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094902

    Gauntlets of Anger [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094903

    Crown of Tal'Keesh [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094909

    Brave Knight of The Britannia [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094910

    Lieutenant of the Britannian Royal Guard [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094911

    Captain John's Hat [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094912

    Tattered Ancient Mummy Wrapping [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094913

    A Necromancer Shroud [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094914

    Shroud of Deceit [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094915

    Calm [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094916

    Oblivion's Needle [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094917

    Gladiator's Collar [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094918

    Royal Guard Survival Knife [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094921

    Items cannot be traded directly between vendors.
    *********************
    ID: 1094924

    Orc Chieftain Helm [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094925

    Wind Spirit [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094926

    Good Samaritan of Britannia [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094927

    Djinni's Ring [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094928

    Quell [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094929

    Pacify [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094930

    Subdue [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094931

    The Robe of Britannia "Ari" [Replica]
    *********************
    ID: 1094932
     
  41. Flutter

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    You underestimate the power of a good scroll farming guild.
     
  42. That is true, my guild can solo many of the champ spawns in about 30 mins, and already be started on the next, since some are only good with the start up and never want to kill the bosses for some reason,

    You will have to say probly about 50 scrolls an hour will be given out from this new release, when it frist comes out...
     
  43. Lady_Calina

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    THANK YOU!
     
  44. wrekognize

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    looks great! The power some will have for skill gain concerns me a little though.

    ...
     
  45. Oriana

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    Awesome job Sakkarah!! I can't wait to test these babies out!!! Finally a good reason for the other champs!!
     
  46. Flutter

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    I think it goes for just about every guild that does champ spawns.
    You get raided, what one out of fifty? (If that, and sometimes you have to ICQ someone "come raid us" lol!) Add that to the Ilshenar/Tokono spawns being done on the tram side, and you'll see "pack of 50/100" scrolls for sale on vendors in Luna by the end of the month.
     
  47. Lady_Calina

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    My big concern was that with all the overpowered items, eventually they'd raise the maximum resists and destroy all the work I just got done doing with all my character's suits. However, if the uber items aren't "permanent" and you have to constantly farm them, then I'm not too concerned. No one will use it on their character's suits permanently and it'll hopefully just be, as I said, used as a museum 'neat to look at' thing. I'd make a cool-looking banksitter to sell my items, or dress up my vendors...
     
  48. Magdalene

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    Please stay on topic.
     
  49. Ender

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    Wow, you must not play on an active PvP shard.
     
  50. Teeshy

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    So every scroll I get is going to be for taste/item ID? *grins*

    I like the idea - I LOVE the idea that *maybe* I *might* get a taming boost.

    But what if (for example) I am at 99.8 taming, and I get a .5 scroll? Can I still use it to get my .2, or will it not let me, 'cos I don't have room for it?