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Regarding Portalarium's reasons for making Deep Ravenswood Tier 4

Discussion in 'Release 38 Dev+ Feedback Forum' started by FrostII, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. FrostII

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    According to the R38 Notes:
    My first question is this: What "other scenes in the game" did you use as the "model" for your changes to Deep Ravenswood - IE - what Tier 5 scenes is Deep Ravenswood now more "in line" with ?

    I'm sure most all of us have been aware that Deep Ravenswood has been a hot spot for gaining skills and fighting tough mobs like the Obsidian Wolves, Obsidian Bears and Ferocious Red spiders for ages...
    Now that you have completely removed everything with Obsidian in it's name and the Ferocious spiders ( oh, along with most all the Large Red spider spawn ), what you have given us is NOT a Tier 5 any longer.

    If your intent was to get more people over to Novia, then it seems to me that the way you did it (with the DR nerf described above) was bass-ackwards and counter productive.

    How about you leave the mobs that were there and add more of those same mobs to other scenes in Novia, and then people wouldn't all flock to DR.

    That way you make all of us (you and us) happy campers.

    Just removing all the reasons people go there makes zero sense to me...

    Would love for @DarkStarr to comment here and tell us more about where they are headed with this.
     
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    DarkStarr Executive Producer Moderator SOTA Developer

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    This was a miscommunication amongst us. We are restoring those Obsidians and Fer. Spiders. Sorry for the fire drill.
     
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    I was just trying to figure out what was going on....
    And now I know.

    TYVM, DS :)
     
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    Amen brother.....
     
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    He said restorin a few obsidian critters. Darkstar did not say everything in Deep Ravenswood getting rolled back (i.e. spawn too)? i assuming the spawn rate is been "normalized".
     
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    Now add a random "rare" super mega ultra badass spider spawn (mini boss), twice as big as Fer. Spiders :p
     
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    Arachnairn Deathbringer?
     
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    hey why not :p
     
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    Great feedback, as always!

    Here's some extra notes about what happened: In the previous version of Deep Ravenswood, most of the enemies were "static" spawns, meaning there was no randomization and they always showed up in the same locations. The update included randomizing the enemies, such as most of the time there were normal bears but on some rare occasions an obsidian bear would spawn, and likewise with the spiders in that they were often "normal" (if you can call a giant spider "normal") and rarely super-tough.

    Clearly, the new random chances didn't favor the tougher enemies enough. I'm making the changes right now. What I'm doing is keeping the map changes (such as the new abandoned house and wolf lair cave) but finding a better middle ground for spawning, combining both static and random spawning. When these changes are live, you'll see a lot more obsidian bears now, especially at the bear cave. Same in the spider woods section. Same with the wolves in their lair.

    Big spider, deep in the spider area. Roger that!
     
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    "Named" or "boss-like" versions of spider/wolves/bears/etc would be cool too, dont need any special loot or extra exp or anything, just something to scare us would be cool :D
     
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    Yeah, but some slightly better loottables for theese wouldn't really hurt at all :p
    Ofc. you could do same with Undeads, Bandits, Elves etc.
     
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