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Europa Scavanger Hunt. What a joke!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Guest, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Shard events have a history of being over before they start , They people running them SEEM to put alot of time into these events only to have them last less than a few hours at most.....
     
  2. Guest

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    What did you expect from the current bunch of haven't-a-clues we have for a dev team now?

    Not only was the event 5 days late, it also only rewarded the xsharding dealers and was over in less than 10 seconds.

    Pitiful, EA, pitiful.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    thanks for the warning now at least I will not feel like I want to attend on cats
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Please use the Feedback-form which is linked from the Valentines page to send the appropriate feedback!

    And dont forget to set the selectbox to "Quest and Event Feedback"
     
  5. Kayne

    Kayne Guest

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    Pitiful, EA, pitiful.

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    I second this entirely. EA you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves for this one.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What they should do ASAP is to change the item lists and make them unique on all the shards that are left for this event so at least they can have a fun and challenging event that will last more than 5 seconds...
     
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    What did you expect from the current bunch of haven't-a-clues we have for a dev team now?

    Not only was the event 5 days late, it also only rewarded the xsharding dealers and was over in less than 10 seconds.

    Pitiful, EA, pitiful.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Little harsh don't you think??
     
  8. Cogniac

    Cogniac Grand Inquisitor
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    I find this hilarious. Especially since I can't make it to my shard's Scavenger Hunt due to the time anyway.
     
  9. Guest

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    What they should do ASAP is to change the item lists and make them unique on all the shards that are left for this event so at least they can have a fun and challenging event that will last more than 5 seconds...

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    They used the same list!!!? Who's that short-sighted?

    It follow my belief that there are a growing number of people involved in the game planning that don't actually play the game.
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I said this would happen a couple days ago. This is why Event Moderators were so valuable, they could have tailor made each hunt for their shard.
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I would have thought that people arriving with pre-prepared bags would have been disqualified for cheating, but apparently not.

    There are a lot of very disappointed and angry players on Europa right now. I hope that steps will be taken to avoid a similar occurance for the rest of the event schedule.
     
  12. Babble

    Babble Guest

    humm
    already over?

    A hint to EA the trick of scavenger hunts is not to know the items beforehand ...

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. I have read through the feedback on the boards regarding the event. So I have actually made 2 modifications to the event itself.

    1. Players can only win on 1 account period. So if you won on Europa you can’t win on any other shard.
    2. I will wait 15 minutes before placing the submission chest. So that if players retrieved a list and are sitting their waiting with the items in hand they will not have an advantage.

    In light of these changes to improve the event to make it fair for everyone I will be running this event again Thursday 21st (europa only) at the same time. This is the only time I will be able to rerun the event due to the changes.

    I also want to include there are multiple lists. So I will be rotating those more frequently.

    Chrissay
     
  15. Guest

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  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the response Chrissay [​IMG]

    Although I appreciate you´re taking time to change it a little, I´m not so sure if #1 will help as the greedy brokers will just use a trial account to stand there with ready to drop the items.

    I really think that unique lists for every shard would be the best option.

    But once again, I appreciate your response...
     
  17. Guest

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    ... the rewards aren't a balance issue, are they?
     
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    ... the rewards aren't a balance issue, are they?

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    The reward does not have any stats so there are no balance issues [​IMG]
     
  19. Kaj

    Kaj Lore Keeper
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    I'm sure glad I didn't take time off work to attend this.
    I nearly did..
     
  20. AlanofCats

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    1. Players can only win on 1 account period. So if you won on Europa you can’t win on any other shard.

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    So I have 4 accounts. I get to choose 4 shards to shoot for the prize?

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    2. I will wait 15 minutes before placing the submission chest. So that if players retrieved a list and are sitting their waiting with the items in hand they will not have an advantage.


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    IIRC, you can drop an item into a chest on a wider radius than simply dropping it on the ground. If I stand far enough from the chest spawn location so that my submission bag does not drop to the ground and spam left click, will it drop when the chest pops? Will the position of the chest be changed on each shard?

    Is there a limit to the prizes? Does everyone who submits a proper bag get a prize?
     
  21. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Those two changes won't help much. Trial accounts, scripting and all that.

    One thing that might help out a lot is to make a minimum time requirement played on the character submitting items of say 40 hours. That would prevent a lot of the cross sharding for this event at least. We know that character time played is tracked because you have to have 40 hours logged in to join thief guild.
     
  22. AlanofCats

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    It's times like this that a good RNG is actually a blessing. where the prizes are limited and potentially valueable. Let's say we have a 15 minute submission window. When the window closes we have our good friend Mr RNG pick 5 (must be present) winners. Enter as many times as you have accounts of course (non-trial).


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    Either that or let everyon have a prize that drops a bag. (one/account)
     
  23. Guest

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    On Oce, one of the winners oh so proudly proclaimed that he had all the items in his bag and all he had to get was the 2 items from the v-day gift box.
    Even though my client crashed, I didn't win, it was at 10am on a Sunday morning and given it was over in &lt; 3 minutes, I could complain, but I am still greatful that there are events again. One massive highlight of my game play was the events. (we still have unfinished EM events on Oce)
    I will suggest however that the items needed aren't so 'collected' like the ring earrings and necklace, which can all be gotten from the same vendor.
    Each buy-able item needs to be from a separate vendor, IE a necklace (jeweller) a bottle of wine (innkeeper) and a gourd (farmer).
    And I also do think that each shard should have a separate list so there is no 'preparing' for the hunt.
     
  24. Guest

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    I'm sure glad I didn't take time off work to attend this.
    I nearly did..

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    Haha I had to laugh at the personal irony of that statement. I had to take a couple hours off work this week. Had the choice of Tues, Wed or Thurs.. so of course I chose today. Meh
     
  25. Silly Seadog

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    Arrrr, they should make a scavenger hunt of collectin' the monster pics like in the Collector quest! And they gots ta be fresh pics, not previously taken ones!!
     
  26. Guest

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    Respect to chrissay, this is a new and good development when a dev admits to making mistakes and that apology is great. thankyou.
     
  27. Guest

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    I agree. It seems she is making an effort to correct problems in this event.
     
  28. Arcus

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    <blockquote><hr>

    I have read through the feedback on the boards regarding the event. So I have actually made 2 modifications to the event itself.

    1. Players can only win on 1 account period. So if you won on Europa you can’t win on any other shard.
    2. I will wait 15 minutes before placing the submission chest. So that if players retrieved a list and are sitting their waiting with the items in hand they will not have an advantage.

    In light of these changes to improve the event to make it fair for everyone I will be running this event again Thursday 21st (europa only) at the same time. This is the only time I will be able to rerun the event due to the changes.

    I also want to include there are multiple lists. So I will be rotating those more frequently.

    Chrissay

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    Oh boy are you opening up a can of worms re-running the event only on europa. While I definitely think they deserve it, you are setting a dangerous precedent.
     
  29. Babble

    Babble Guest

    I did not go to the event.
    Is it partly automated?

    Would it be possible to make a list of 300 items and have a rng pick five of those once a month for an event?