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  1. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    I know many of the players thought it was just a trolling :D
    I got messages form them in game ...saying something like "hahaha you are joking with the poster" ... but actually I was not joking :D
    You are programmer ... the reasoning is very simple. Every item is stored in memory ... more items you have (pickup) less available memory you have. It is easy for testing in 2 ways.
    1. Run same map for longer time (1000 kill achievement or this event when you are farming same map as long as the monsters respawn) you will notice small lag at some point... and after that it will increase proportionally to the number of items you are collecting. Only gold/silver/copper coins and andermant don't create lag because they are being saved in different way.
    2. Buy equipment from the shop ... at some point you will get enormous lag and you won't be able to buy them smoothly as before.

    There are only two options to reduce/eliminate the lag and both are temporary:
    1. change map - this way you are reducing the lag but just for a short time.
    2. Restart the game -this way you are reducing the lag for a longer time.
  2. Troneck86

    Troneck86 Forum Great Master

    The same thing happens with chat logs I've found. I tend to restart the game on longer play sessions when the game is getting sluggish due to all of the chat. This event can't end soon enough in my eyes, and to think it will come again sometime down the road (hopefully as often as the Time Dust one).
  3. sebastian_fl

    sebastian_fl Count Count

    Yeah, i know about changing maps etc. Actually, I dont have lag with items, only with the event auto-pickapable items. The more I get them in one run, ctazier lag is. And if I let it respawn few times, it would be barely playable.

    Those progress items have (should) nothing to do with memory. This is a joke in terms of volume. It has something to do with the local or server function, which freezes the UI (which should never happen, as UI should be always refreshed asynchronously and never delay UI).
    The autopickup algorithm is broken, I could not even guess what the bug might be. Its like they are running some function N times for every picked item, when N is number of picked on a current map. The higher the N, the bigger the UI delay.
  4. Grizzles1

    Grizzles1 Forum Apprentice

    The only bigger joke than the event as a whole are the challenges.

  5. Novadude

    Novadude Commander of the Forum

    So glad i decided not to continue with this event.

    If the items were guaranteed tier 3 items I would give it a shot but as it is I am better off farming pws for crafting elements, glyphs, gems and cubes, as well as pvp.
  6. sebastian_fl

    sebastian_fl Count Count

    Tier 2 adornment has higher than T3 damage on item (at least t3 that is listed in the event-menu). 48.55% at T2, though it is 47.5% at T3.
  7. Novadude

    Novadude Commander of the Forum

    Huh. Also, wasn't the max +dam at tier 3 around +33 or +34?
  8. 9ndrei

    9ndrei Forum Expert

    Wondering why aren't there any staff members around to address all of these complaints. :) Not really wondering, it was rhetoric. Just say the F word and they will be summoned in a giffy.
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  9. Morinphen

    Morinphen Forum Overlooker

    Pff... I actually thought the pick-up lag was just me and my non-top-notch device xD.

    As for the event overall, not even my initial goals were as achievable as I suspected they'd be. The mount is nice, so are the purchasable Jewels of Enhancement... but at the cost they require, I'll pass. I've cut down to just the daily Draken and that's about it - because it's tremendously boring to even do the 1.8k Bone Coins for it, let alone grinding more for other stuff... and that's just because I was a bit away from acquiring the pig mount I've been saving for - otherwise, I wouldn't have bothered past the testing-the-waters-runs of the initial quests.
    Man, they really think they're funny...
    Well, I tried to warn you xD.
    Too much truth... sadly :/. Personal note: my only real goal aside the ever-existing slow steps to betterment is the Dragan event... if they screw that one up too, then this game is pretty much terminated in terms of exciting things to wait/hope for.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016
  10. mjmuju

    mjmuju Junior Expert

    This event is just a pain in the... forehead. Grind fest all over again, nothing fancy, nothing surprising, etc. the quartz drop rate isn't worth with amount of coins to get in the map 2 and map 3 (normal). Tried to farm in excruciating, the mobs are hard and very strong (especiallay that elite medusa in the left of the desert map), but the drop are... well not quite an improve. Not worth it. Really.
    And the mini challenge/event... I'm not doing that. Waste of bone coins.
    The plus side is what the merchants provided, it's nice. Costumes, mounts, etc.
    And nice animation there! Why don't you guys just make a 3D movie? Just plot and animation, no gameplay so there will be no people complaining about your lack of idea to providing fair/exciting gameplay?

    Again, this event is just another farm field for twinks. They must be happy. And if they happy, I'm sad and mad. :(:mad:
    Oh well, mayb that's just me.
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  11. bloodyneo

    bloodyneo Forum Master

    guys is anyone knows why i cant craft tier 3 event items i tried the green belt and its not working is it a bug? it turns to need 2000 drakens jade nut...
    keep on the good work big(EDIT)point making us hate the game more and more
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2016
  12. sebastian_fl

    sebastian_fl Count Count

    You need to give it 3 T2 belts as an input, accompanied by 2000 Draken crfting gem from gnob. 4x T2 belts wouldnt work.

    Gnob's jade nut
  13. bLaind

    bLaind Forum Baron

    Oh... another huge mistake... Why the heck are you forcing the challenges on a timetable?
    Just leave them for a few days, stop forcing players to plan they're playtime after your stupid ideas.
    It's not like I play this event anyway, but I really don't want to see this kind of crap implemented on other events too.
    _Baragain_ likes this.
  14. 9ndrei

    9ndrei Forum Expert

    Don't worry, casual players can't finish a quest in the event. They force you to farm, to enter a map 30 times and when you finally kill 1000 rare(ish) mobs on the map you have to gather 100 crates from the same mobs but with a catch, they have a max drop of 5 per run. :)) It's either a joke, malicious or pure incompetence. I don't think it's malicious and it's not a joke. You guess what it is.

    Buuuut, if this event were a joke, BigPoint should give us bonus codes like IWANTCOSTUMES. The bonus? Well, a Dragonbane & a Jungle Crawler costume. If they do this, I promise to buy deluxe for 5 years. :))
    iNeXoRaBlE likes this.
  15. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Dammit man ... you are lucky.
    My drop rate during testing at TS was 3-4 per run.
  16. Erilune

    Erilune Forum Apprentice

    My favourite part of this event is when it finishes....

    I will hope that such events have a deep dark corner from where it can't be brought back in its current form. I understand that grind is ingrained into the foundations of MMORPG but come on, try to be realistic with it :/
  17. iNeXoRaBlE

    iNeXoRaBlE Forum Great Master

    Can somebody from the team explain to me why i can't drop get the Necklace of the Dunes from the boss? I have been in the boss about 15~18 times (Almost all times at Painful). My friend has the Necklace 3-4 times and yet i can't get it... Generally the event is a time consuming thing, that don't care about the user that has something else to do besides DSO...
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2016
  18. chiuseer

    chiuseer Advanced

    U got bad luck, u got poor drap rate. That's all. That's the only one answer.
  19. 9ndrei

    9ndrei Forum Expert

    Am I? Really? :) I finished up the 100 chests, turned them down to the dude, killed the boss and now I have to talk to Fahid and he's currently upset with me for some reason. Maybe it's that time of the month for him. I can not complete the quest. I hope after the storm goes away, I will be able to talk to the dude. If this is another bug, I swear... I'll... arghh..

    After all this time spent, after all these hours I put in... it's unbelievable.
  20. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Are you sure you were trying to talk about the right quest?
    Challenge #1 was available in that time ... challenge #2 is today.
    Also ...both challenges have 3x 2 hours duration and they are inactive in between. (2 hours active - 4 hours inactive)
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2016
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