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  1. Red_Jaeger

    Red_Jaeger Junior Expert

    Well, the in-game environment is just fantastic since last weekend. And for days to come I suppose, until the developers come out with a solution. I wanted to play a little today, so I logged in and for a moment thought about what to do. I figured that farming is not a great idea, in case of a rollback, so let's try spending some leisure time in the arena. I couldn't finish a single match without someone threatening me with reports and cursing me for being a cheater, just because I have a strong 5 y/o toon with excellent flag-carrier boots.


    Of course I had these last week, last month too, but at least then I was a "damn payer" etc., which sits much better with me than "FKG cheater". Three matches later and I logged out with a very sour feeling. Not exactly what you'd call a relaxing experience. I am playing a video game to get away from my everyday troubles - if it is causing me more troubles than those that I already have, it plain sucks. Excuse my language.

    PS. Please just do a rollback. Pretty please, with sugar on top.
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  2. thebearreturns

    thebearreturns Exceptional Talent

    If there is a rollback, do i will miss all my matery fragments and unique farmed those days?
  3. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Most probably ... but maybe not.
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  4. thebearreturns

    thebearreturns Exceptional Talent

    Even if i dropped the uniques after the patch??
  5. Fugnuts

    Fugnuts Forum Master

    What will happen with the Anniversary arena chips after this event?

    LE: Also when are you going to investigate the players reported through youtube and other sites like these?There are top players reported on these sites, players like Unstoppoblee and Rabbit,Elgreco636 being helped by Sentinelprime, Kris65 and many more.You say you will do your best about fixing this mess but i dont see any progress being made against these players even though the evidence uploaded on youtube should be more than enough.

    Were those just empty promises or wth?Its time we see some actions being taken dont you think? Proofs were provided, rules were not followed, what are you waiting for?

    When are our dear Mods and Admin teams going to enforce them rules?
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  6. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Nothing ... they will stay into your inventory and you can still play the arena after the event is gone. But of course you can't do anything with the event items ... you can only farm gear.
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  7. ipodsie1

    ipodsie1 Forum Apprentice

    Bah. i have thought that the game was losing its enjoyment factor after having to import my toon to the "new" BP servers. quit for a few months at that point and have a couple times since but always seem to come back because it was a kinda nifty game. This debacle, and it is a debacle of epic proportions, is most likely another nail in the proverbial coffin. Took so long to sort the bot users, much time has been spent on the twinks, and there are other issues that have cropped up that dont even rate on the scale of this one. I appreciate the effort to try get common players BACK to the PVP side, dailys and the current prizes make it mostly worth the effort if you have the time that day. Simple fix for this and most of the issues that continue to pop up like it...STOP ALLOWING ANY AND ALL EVENTS TO BE BOUGHT WITH ANDERMAT. I never understood this. You hold an "event" and the first thing you do is open the store so that anyone who has andermat can buy their way to the end of the event in matter of minutes( if this is too extreme put a simple limit on the number of items or passes that can be bought daily or between server resets). it is an MMO, you try to promote team play, and allow any single player with a bank account or credit card to max out event by using JUST andermat. This is what i see as a big part of the problem, do not allow event passes to be bought with andermat, do not allow chests or amphora( well this one might be slightly extreme), do not allow truncheons, do not allow etc. etc. etc. i understand this will likely effect bottom line and we all need to eat, i buy andermat as well, did before the BP servers and have continued as well as the bonus membership functions. there is not really any "grind" to the game if you can find 2-4 other players who decide that they want this set of gear now and buy through and event with you. The decision to possibly just let this exploit This coming from someone who has played DRAKENSANG for longer than it has been a BP franchise....i have a song stuck in my head..."This is the end....This is the end...Again."
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  8. Novadude

    Novadude Commander of the Forum

    Hard to say, but I felt like there were quite a few pinata marshals last night in pvp.
  9. Red_Jaeger

    Red_Jaeger Junior Expert

    Wait until you meet the pinata centurions, they're more fun. Today there was this instance where three marshals and above, all seasoned players with very good chars, we charged on a single centurion flag bearer and we could not kill him for six minutes.

    I am not saying that he/she definitely was a cheater, but it is quite the coincidence, I never saw such a thing before.
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  10. Novadude

    Novadude Commander of the Forum

    Fwiw, pinata marshal implies nothing about the players actual pvp level. Its just the term we've all but settled on for a pvper who has experienced an "unexplained" boost in pvp capabilities over the past week, from post 3523 in the cm thread.

    See here:
  11. Marcipánkg

    Marcipánkg Forum Apprentice

    Guys...i didnt use that bug with pignatas,but some player wanna report me cause i destroyed the bombs in 6vs6 after the gate was destroyed x) He said im buguser :D So,if i will get ban cause of this teeny bug,what could get pignata bug users? :D
  12. Dragonnns

    Dragonnns Count Count

    The hope is that BP can identify the legitimate users who improved from those who exploited the bug.

    And it is not a "teeny" bug. This is probably the worst one they have ever had in this game.
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  13. Marcipánkg

    Marcipánkg Forum Apprentice

    Dear Dragonnns :) pls. read my comment a bit more attentive....i said that bug is teeny which one i used in 6vs6 :)

    -- MERGED --

    P.S. Definition of 6vs6 bug: In blue team, players can destroy the bombs after the gate is down....
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  14. Fox

    Fox Forum Greenhorn

    I have a critique about this event.

    #1) About half the time I can barely solo the event arena past the first chest. And before you say, "then get a group." please understand that even if I wanted to, it's not always possible. SCALE the encounters based on the number of players present. I tried it with a group and it was the same number of spawns as when I was solo. Maybe give a pop-up menu where you can choose the level of dificulty. Wasting an arena chip for 0 return makes the event feel less than special.

    #2) 500 CoT for 1 pinata stick is way too much. While farming crystals I earned more truncheons with anders I got from mob drops and quest rewards. I think it says something about your pricing when I can earn more of the "alternate" currency (anders) than I can of the event currency (CoT). Oh and for 8 hrs play I got 1 truncheon which gave me 1 gem. During that same 8 hours I got more gem drops than the event rewarded.

    So in conclusion, I'd rather just farm than participate in this event.
  15. Dragonnns

    Dragonnns Count Count

    Sorry if I misunderstood you.
  16. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    It is the same number of spawns, but the difficulty of each monster is herder when you are in a group. And trust me when I say that it is way too easy to do the first 4 rounds, even in a group. And if you think the first couple runs is tough, then don't even try 6-10. Those actually challenge the top players. The event doesn't have difficulties because each set of waves is the change in difficulty. You won't (and shouldn't) get the best stuff if you can't fight to the end.
    And if you are strong enough, you get more CoTs from the arena than you could possibly hope for from the eggs, but you are right about one thing. Unless you are trying to get the costume or mount, farming normally is all that is worth doing and any truncheons you farm are just a little bonus. After all, everything else can be earned faster than this event provides.
  17. bezryl

    bezryl Active Author

    i found the event fun to an extent and rewarding enough but i also think there was not a good enough variety of rewards i could purchase with cot

    my main gripe is when playing on a dragonknight and getting constantly stunned untill i die unable to fight back because there is no 4 sec stun immunity anymore, this is not as much a problem for my ranged characters as they can stay out of range of the gorgons stuns but for a dk that is not an option. Also the mage boss at the end of the rounds move away when in mele range, this is a pain in the rear for dk and dk only....please stop making mobs *retreat* when it for the most part effects only 1 class and in a bad way

    in the patch you made it so each player had to click the eggs in order to get whats inside, was this needed? the way in was before the patch promoted group play because if you didnt have any openers left a teammate could open it...

    the pinatas- i opened gnobs 8 times and got dyes 8 times after that i didnt bother anymore and just used them on the ess merchant, atleast i was guaranteed some ess

    the pinata bug is the worst i have ever seen in dso and has ruined pvp as well as loosing friend because of quiting

    this bug is bad enough that you will not be able to make it die down, i have radiant and flawless(mostly flawless) gems and people have now FULL ROYAL for free?! i put alot of time into getting my gems to what they are now and if these cheaters are not banned i think i will be quiting as well like many others
  18. -.SeReNiTy.-

    -.SeReNiTy.- Someday Author

    Hey there friends,

    Normally I wait until the end (or nearby the end) of any event to comment. I guess I did it right once again, due to the last news presented by the company.

    So, there we go:

    1. General Feedback: nice event to comemorate the 5th anniversary of Drakensang Online (meaning celebrate game's life). They created a new mount and a new costume, which sounds good. Other rewards, specially those consumables, are not useful.

    CoT idea was funny, but rewards were not good enough. Why were not introduced any gem package on Phesto's shopping? Where are legendary items or other items (that were possible to find out/discover with CoT)? The main function of CoT in the past is not anymore the same, which is not recommended, in my personal opinion :D

    2. Pinãtas: nice idea until bomb arrives. I was absolutely convinced that it would not exist any exploit or bug associated to Release 171 or Event, for two main reasons:

    • It was running out on test server for weeks (so we all thought that it was well tested - "Bamm" - wrong).
    • Release 171 and Event arrived to the official servers 4-5 hours later - which, in my interpretation, would be something positive once: "Yea, they found any bug, so...".
    If they found a new bug, and if they fixed it, so sorry but you did not catch the right "bug", once you let pass an "exploit" - the worst of Drakensang History. Absolutely unaceptable and really really worst than Christmas Present exploit. In this case, all the players that opened the present over one time were banned permanently.

    And, about this one, in the very beginning, they said that there were not tool to check who opened piñatas like crazy and who did not. Please, we all guess that it is not really that.

    Still about piñatas, rewards were fine, BUT:

    • Gnob's piñata: I would say that nearly 4/5 of all spheres that I got were dyes. So, drop was not that aleatory.
    • Gems piñata: price was very nice. Anyhow, I would say that getting only simples or splintered cyanites is not "that" good to celebrate.
    • Emotes' piñata: expensive and mainly gives 24h costume. Not cool at all.

    3. Duration time: I guess it is not important according to our current status. It could run for over 30 days that I would not be motivated to do it again or keep doing it. Duration time was fine if there were not any bug/exploit to be used. I got my mount and costume in 4-5 days of event. Piñatas I would say that I purchased some andermant to open them in the 1st day. Then, some exploiters go there, opened how many times they wanted and... they are still laughing in my face / our face, once I am pretty sure that between me there are more people that purchased pinãtas with a bit of andermant, regardless the amount. Also with that I feel stolen.

    4. Event in general: I don't know if they will make a rollback or what they will make. For me, the best way is to check (even manually) which players exploit and ban them all, if not permanently with a good report (and of course, all items removed). If they decide to make a rollback, I would not repeat or do the event again, for some reasons:

    • Anniversary is placed during a period of time (it is not when we want to...);
    • I do not feel motivated to do it again - it was a waste of time once there are people with some rewards/items that were not conquered with effort or fair-play (time included).
    • It was the worst event ever, despite of having all to run perfectly and be a cool one.

    As I wrote in the very beginning, this event was supposed to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Drakensang Online, its life. I really hope that result from this event is not the main thing to celebrate the opposite of life: death.

    If I was motivated to do the event before, thinking that I would have my items by my own merit and dedication, then, also on that, I was wrong. I lost all my motivation to do this event (now or in the future).

    Have fun, guys ;)
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  19. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Farming eggs is best in FBI with CoT buff. But you have to have universal map so you can reset the map.
    However ... I have one extra tactics that I use.
    The eggs are re-spawning after something like 50 seconds ... all you have to do is clean the map from the monsters and then turn the buff on and start clicking the eggs.
    I can also recommend another map ... if you don't like running back and forth ... play Tegan's Sanctuary.
    It is relatively small map and all you have to do is clear the map ... then turn the buff on and run in circles. When you get to the starting position the egg is already there and you can continue the next lap ... until the buff runs out.
    Just wear the fastest equipment you have and ride a mount.


    The arrows are representing the seven egg's locations.
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  20. RichMan

    RichMan Active Author

    And for premium users go q3m1 easy map. Clear it and leave miller alive. Get your eggs then go to miller to kill you, the eggs respawn after you die :p
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