Troll Bros Encounter

Discussion in 'Avatars & NPCs' started by Lazlo, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Lazlo

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    The mountain pass troll encounter has always been a semi-popular spot for upper mid level players. Before the overworld became multiplayer only, a lot of people would do the encounter over and over. It's not anything amazing, but fighting trolls is fun and the loot is halfway decent, with a little bit of silver in the zone also.

    Now that the overworld is multiplayer only, this isn't really a thing anymore, at least not for more than 1 person/group at a time. On top of that, the encounter is needed for virtue gloves quests and opening the dodge blessing in Tenebris Harbor. The other day I wanted to open the blessing, but I was kind of out of luck because someone was already doing the encounter.

    My suggestion (assuming that multiplayer map is here to stay) is to give the trolls in the encounter a respawn timer similar to the respawn timer of the encounter. I don't think they respawn at all as it is now. This way people could just stay in the encounter if they want to kill trolls, and other people could still get the encounter.
     
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    Why not put in a couple more rovers? They are twins after all. There could be one on each side of the pass.

    I think now that the world map is optional it's a great time to put encounters all over the place.
     
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    Yeah, they probably could add a few more overland Troll encounters to the overland map, where it would make sense. Like near mountains etc...
     
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    I definitely believe there needs to be some thought around this...

    But I'm also not against the idea of restricted spawns for 'bosses', which is something the devs did talk about implementing at one point, because they didn't want players to farm bosses over and over. In their plans, a dragon might only spawn every so often. <My own idea about this is that dragons might have a schedule and players would have to do "dragon chasing">

    In any case, I agree that because the troll spawn is linked to a quest, they need to add some more predictability to it, so players can catch it if they want to and don't feel they need to compete so much with other players.
     
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    Those particular trolls aren't really bosses though are they? There is a whole city full of trolls that are much higher level than those.
     
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    Pretty simple fix IMO... make the twin trolls scene a private instance. That way, if you are solo and someone else is already doing it, you get your own instance... if you are in a group, your party members can click the shield to enter your instance.
     
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    Bridge Trolls ? Cmon its so Ultima. They could make em weaker or stronger than Mountain trolls. Would like obsidian trolls outside the epitaph memory too
     
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    No bridge trolls without first adding billy goats to the game !
     
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    After last night, I think we need more troll encounters in Novia. We had half a dozen people fighting over the poor twins.

    I ended up running to the Ruined Keep to try my luck. To my surprise, two of the bridge trolls were about as tough as the twins. The one in the middle however took a bit of work to slay. Not impossible. Preparation was required :)

    Will give it another go tonight. Looking for "My Precious!"
     
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    I do the troll encounter for the trollnails and I'm finding it increasingly rare.
     
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    Say what ?
     
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    Bridge trolls eat billy goats, and we need goats in the game anyway :D nm
     
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    Yes, goats that jump off rocks and ram you like the dirty ho that you are!

    ...er... I mean, yeah!
     
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    Don’t say baby goat yoga is coming...
     
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    I'm not a dirty ho!
     
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