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The Obsidian Trial - PVP Play Tests June 29!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Serafina, Jun 26, 2018.

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  1. Serafina

    Serafina Portalarian Emeritus

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    Avatars, we need your help! In the depths of an obsidian pit lies a deadly, 32-player PVP free-for-all, but only those summoned may enter. It is known only as The Obsidian Trial. Come test the map (and your muster) with hosts @Vas Corp Por and @Serafina! Do you have what it takes to join us?

    There will be NO decay, NO ransom, and NO grouping in The Obsidian Trial for R55. Check out the the weekly update for more screenshots (if you don't mind spoilers). [Link edited.]

    When: Friday, June 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central (16:00 - 17:00 GMT) and 6:00 - 7:00 PM Central (23:00 - 24:00 GMT)*
    Where: The Obsidian Trial (you must be summoned in)
    Who: All types and experience levels of PVPers, curious gawkers, and masochists
    How: Whisper in-game at List Rostov or Serafina during the time slots asking to be invited
    What you need to do: PVP! Play! Test every inch of the map! Have fun! If you see bugs, report them in the forums (link to come).

    *You may request to be summoned during both time slots, but we'll prioritize people who haven't gotten a chance to be summoned in the second time slot.
     
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    Woot!
     
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    Link not working.
     
  4. Alley Oop

    Alley Oop Bug Hunter Bug Moderator

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    it's in the developer digest section. the link is broken if you don't have dev+ access.
     
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    Alley Oop Bug Hunter Bug Moderator

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    the link IS working; you need dev+ access.

    it's the same pictures as last week's update, anyway.

    edit: sorry for the double post; had an error and thought it was lost
     
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    Updated the link to make it go to the Weekly Update! Thanks, guys!
     
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    Balls, I work from 5am-8pm pacific time and then have to deal with 2 hours worth of traffic. Big caca forever.
     
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    Since zones replicate once a limit is reached, will this occur as well with the Obsidian Trials map? Meaning, if you have 32 players filling the map, will more instances be created?
     
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    I'm sure it would if you weren't being manually pulled in by devs. As far as I can tell, they don't have a system yet to let you get in otherwise.
     
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    Will there be a viewing area for non-participants to follow the blood and gore?

    Will this be live-streamed so we can watch and go back over the action?
    @Serafina
     
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    @Magnus Zarwaddim If we get more than 32 people, @Vas Corp Por and I will split up and (do our best to) open a new instance. If we get more than 64... Well, that would be awesome and we can certainly try to make three instances happen.

    @Kelly O'Shay I don't think there's a "safe zone", but streaming is not a bad idea.
     
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    Spectator saftey should be born from a spirited defence.

    Perhaps pay some guards for their service!
     
  13. Browncoat Jayson

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    I can try livestreaming this Friday evening (assuming I get in). It adds a bit of lag, but its worth it.
     
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    I hope we can keep the trials and rewards are not the only goal. Add in factions as a Pve player I may play with goals to capture a flag and factions like we had the horde in wow in Wintergrass and as a Pve I might play this some times but it needs more fun and besides killing and rewards. I am not interested in killing for a castle myself. That will be for others who want to PvP more. I really liked wintergrass and that I could just do it when I wanted.
     
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    Here's an idea. Maybe add a capture the flag option. 16 vs 16 players fighting it out to move the flag back to their base :)

    Err... Or was that what you were referring to @majoria70 ;-)

    Oh there are a few other options we can come up with. The possibilities!
     
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    Cool, but it would be nice if there was a wider selection of times. Some of us do have jobs you know :)
     
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    Well in Wintergrass I didn't recall there being a limited amount of players but I guess that's only fair. If it fills up then another instance could open. ;) we would need a repeatable quest too.
     
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    Not sure if this is a bug, but when I logged back in after enjoying my time in the OT I had the Oracle Eye icon telling me there were pending ransoms. They are all at 0, but maybe look into disabling this for OT.
     
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    still armor damage,that's slightly annoying. Fun event,tho.
     
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    It was fun and it looked great. Aside from the appalling targeting system, and bugging of your cursor while switching areas, what happened to the skill cap? Getting 2-3 shotted by people that put disgusting amounts of time into grinding is not PvP.
     
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