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Having any shard started 2nd wave invasion?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by WarUltima, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. WarUltima

    WarUltima Babbling Loonie
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    I just checked the shards and all the town cryers at WBB said bane force has been pushed out.

    I checked:
    Sonoma, Chesapeak, Lake Austin, Pacific, Atl, Napa, Baja to no avail.

    Anyone else?

    Is there any official words on when the 2nd wave would be starting?
     
  2. too bad allies of the bane chosen couldn't initiate the invasions. have players be able to trigger the invasions by working the guards or something similar.
     
  3. Mapper

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    Had a character sitting near Sherry all day, Na da on Europa.
     
  4. Cal_Mythic

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    Investigating.

    - C
     
  5. Cal_Mythic

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    We've investigated the timers and code related to the invasion, and everything looks to be operating correctly.

    We'll monitor for the next 24 hours. We are not gonna spoil what exact time the next wave should commence. :)


    - C
     
  6. lucitus

    lucitus UOEC Modder
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    Yeah booring i think every day at random times will be cool or maybe more than that at holiday times, not everyone can make it anytime, so every should be able todo it!
     
  7. Mapper

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    I'd be happy with every day at a random time, But at the moment theres been two days of nothing.. I'll wait a couple more days but I'm getting very bored.
     
  8. AzSel

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    Yea I just started my 3 day vacation, so if theres no invasion by then id get sad:/
     
  9. Skrag

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    When one city is resolved, the next should be invaded immediately. Keep it constant, just move it around.
     
  10. Lord Urza

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    Id like to take part in the invasion, but im not going to sit online all day and wait for a random spawn, to much to get done this time of year, not enough idle time for that.
     
  11. Smoot

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    I like that the invasions are infrequent. If they continue like this, not many players will get to participate, and the relatively bad katana will be worth some gold because it will be somewhat uncommon. It wont be like the staff of pyros from the magincia invasion that is now worthless. Besides theres really no reason to even participate, the focusing gems ruin weapons, and the sash ruins any casting template (except for Very specific pvp use)
     
  12. I am not available on Saturday and anytime 9-5. Please take this into consideration.
     
  13. Babble

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    Noted.

    And it is a secret invasion!
     
  14. Xalan Dementia

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    Considering how easy the new items are to acquire then the invasion should be limited availability. Either easy items on a rare spawn or rare items on a constant spawn.
    The Items drop frequently and off semi easy spawn so to prevent a flood of them they limit the invasion cycles.
    I can about guarentee if there wasnt any new items in this invasion most people wouldnt be whinning about no action. Dont worry lil ones, youll get your chance to farm all the pixel crack you want to sell.
     
  15. Skrag

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    Does anyone have an argument in favor of infrequent invasions besides "I'm a gold-mongering jerk and don't care who gets to participate as long as I can sell some crap!"
     
  16. Smoot

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    Yes. If the items were useful for anything other than selling, then i would love to have the invasion full time. But the focus gems and sashes are worse than bad, and the katana is pretty bad too, other than that its a fey slayer, kinda like the ironwood bow. Hardly anyone actually uses it. There are much better melee weapons.

    The invasion with the crimson dragons ran much better imo. It encouraged faction activity (sigil stealing) to determine the town invaded, and the items were all useful. Even now the spellbooks, higher than max ssi weapons, and colored armor is all in demand.

    If the items are going to suck, then there has to be something else to make people want to do it. Either rarity of items (to sell for high amounts) or fun of the invasion, like a link to a story or interesting questline (bad guys vrs good guys i think most dont find interesting)
     
  17. YooHoo

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    I think all day every other day is a good schedule.
     
  18. Shelleybean

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    I hope I don't miss the fun stuff while I'm at work. :(
     
  19. Obsidian

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    I agree. Why doesn't the invasion run continuous and switch city to city? I hope it goes for 1 to 2 months so those of us busy during the holidays can get to participate. I don't think the ability to get or the quantity of drops given matters. Right now we just need to live out the conflict and join the fray with our in-game avatars.
     
  20. Babble

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    *mumbles about silly drops*
    What about the story?
     
  21. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Maybe the Bane are just probing our defensive capabilities for now. Why run with an all out attack when it's better to send a few footsoilders out see how long they last, see what kind of resistience they get, what kind of help you get from the citizens of the land. Then develop a battle plan for victory after that.
     
  22. Raptor85

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    THIS ^^^^^

    Some of us work during the day, it's not cool that the first invasion ended the second I got home and ran to brit. (As I posted on the siege forum, didn't matter too much as being a necromage I'm not allowed to use my attacks in town...but still)

    It would be nice for once if events could happen after normal work hours, these don't even require active GM's/EM's, so why not leave them active for 2-3 days?
     
  23. Merion

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    While you're at it - remember the timezones! People on Europa and Drachenfels have other woking hours than the US.

    Also I too would be happy if this event goes on for another while. Because I will be on vacation (skiing yay!) for 10 days - like probably a lot of others too. It would really suck if I missed the invasion completely...
     
  24. Adol

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    A good argument against having it every day? In game, hardly any of the players joined the Bane, so they don't realistically have that much manpower. They should strike hard, but randomly and not every single day whilst trying to gather greater resources for the final battle for the throne...

    Out of game? It'll get boring very quickly to have to fight it every day; at a rough guess, it looks like it runs for a calender day before deciding if the city is won or lost. As no one knows yet what the victory conditions are, that means people who want to aid their cause are fighting for hours... doing that every day until way after Christmas when the event is likely to progress to the next stage (as the staff will be back from vacation), when there's only one new mob to be seen, and they aren't doing anything but standing around in towns is going to sour people to the event very quickly. I don't particularly care personally about the loot; I'm fighting for the town not the katana or sash, but both the Bane humanoids and Bane Dragons have absolutely terrible default loot ... and it's a simple fact of human nature that you're not going to get many people grind them for weeks, not when there's no way to see that such material Humility is helping. Even if you fight around the town crier, he only has maybe 4 updates to share (you're winning, you're losing, you've won!) and over a day hearing them again and again is not very encouraging...
     
  25. Coppelia

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    I joined the Bane, and I can't help them. Yeepee!
    They ask for help and talk about ennemies in the outskirts of the town, but there's nothing. So what, should go to Ilsh kill Meers while they are busy in towns?
    I don't understand this event. :(
     
  26. Mapper

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    I saw Ophidians and Meer north of the city, And the blue Britannia guards to the west are killable.
     
  27. Babble

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    Well maybe they are as intelligent as Brigands who call for guards in guardzones?
     
  28. Smoot

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    I dont get this event either. The bane dont like the ophidians. Is that the jist of it? I heard about the invaded city (trinsic on my server) so just went there and killed a bunch of bane, and a bunch of ophidians. Is there any reason to fight for either side if you dont plan on building up the Massive loyalty needed to get the stew recipe (i dont cook) or the book thing?

    One thing im wondering tho, if i go past a certain loyalty with one side, will i be unable to attack the other. Because i dont want this to happen, i want to kill em all.