Feedback Winter Solstice

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  1. Rhysingstar

    Rhysingstar Forum Ambassador

    +1 to that...
  2. Teleportist

    Teleportist Advanced

    Main Issues

    1. The effort/reward balance for the Nightmare Wasteland level is way off. And considering you only get 2 portals to enter the rewards should be much greater. Perhaps increased drops of the candy and gingerbread weapons?

    2. Farming snowmen is new to impossible, with competition from other players. i agree that snowmen should be in dungeons, not open areas.

    3. The Solstice Bag event reward is fairly useless. Maybe if it had a 5% chance. But having to replace a cloak with this isn't practical.

    4. Once all the players have passed the turrets they shout switch off. F2P players will thank you for this when they need to get back to the boss battle after dying.

    As i already have the Reindeer and Solstice Star Gem, there was little of interest for me this time. i only did it for the Draken.

    Oh and please fix the bug where you're still in group chat after leaving the group.
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  3. Forum Apprentice

    Just wondering..... how can one defeat the Santa? I mean, he gets +100k hp back from his swing, whether it hits u or not, how are we supposed to kill it? Is this bugged or is this normal?
  4. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    It is normal, and the key to beating him is don't close enough for him to even use his spin. This is hardest for a DK and shouldn't even be attempted until you have the level 42 skill Dragon Fury. It is possible for a very high damage DK to tank him to kill him, but we are talking 1200-1600 damage minimum to pull that trick off.

    To kill him with Dragon Fury, let the turrets hit you a couple of times to build rage, then drop a Dragon Fury and keep running. Repeat till dead. For the ranged classes, you simply run, turn and hit with one or two high damage attacks and then keep running. Either way, it is time consuming and best attempted solo. Less chance for the agro to switch and then your team mate messes everything up.
  5. Muscle

    Muscle Forum Pro

    Orrrr put your red essence on, hit until you die, and explode with 40 fame. Other than that, I think all this is a waste of time and essence, that's why I trashed my Frosty Nightmare portals. I believe with the resources required to kill them 2x each, you could just kill Mortis 10x times instead and maybe get yourself a nice unique.
  6. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    It took me about 750 reds each run, but I have some rather high damage. For a normal person, expect 1000-1500 reds. Also, most people who would have trouble with this also don't have level 40 fame.
  7. fourtwenty68

    fourtwenty68 Board Analyst

    haha,winter solstice, can't wait for that to get here,
    Now-can't wait for it to End!! :eek:
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  8. jthames

    jthames Advanced

    Help me for I know not what I do:).
    Firstly) I've perused the forums but cannot find any mention of my problem.
    Secondly) The above proves either: a) I'm the only one with this issue or b): I'm the only one too silly to be able to figure it out on their own.
    Regardless, I made up my mind early on in this event that I'd go, at least, as far as winning the Solstice Reindeer (epic mount), if for nothing else but grins. As such, and in that vein, I consulted the Wiki (the epitome of truth and fact), I 'll get some hate mail over that, huh?:) and probably deservedly so)). Under 'Event Items' the Wiki shows what appears to be two blankets + a string of lights + a reindeer mount being combined on the work bench to create the above mentioned prize. When I try that I get a message that 'those items cannot be combined'. One of the blankets is from a previous event, the reindeer mount is a progress reward if that may have some bearing on the problem.
    Just got a call from my sister, who lives on the other side of the world:) and whom I haven't seen in 6 years and who's birthday is today (Christmas Eve) so the above matters not (really) but any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the long post. Merry Christmas to all!.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2014
  9. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    It isn't two blankets, the other icon looks like a blanket, but it isn't. Make sure you do all three of the Julov questlines in the map. The one near the entrance (the spiced what ever drinks, then the 30 green presents, and finally the 5 slush items from the big slushy boss), the one right past the icey whirl boss (collecting cookie nibbler teeth) and the last one in the turret section (the defend quest). Then you will have all three pieces. From the sound of it, you need to do the defend quest for the Bag (the other icon that looks a lot like the blanket.)
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  10. jthames

    jthames Advanced

    U da man, ty sir!
  11. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    Good luck jthames.
  12. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    I was playing the event with my forth character and I got all the parts ... 30 minutes ago.
    There you go ...
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  13. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    And if you look real close, the first and second icons are slightly different. That is the bag and blanket.
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  14. SailorSaturn

    SailorSaturn Padavan

    I only did the event this year because I didn't finish the event last year (I needed the lights and the reindeer) but I do agree that if I had completed the event last year, Draken is the only incentive to even bother completing the event.

    Yea, turning the turrets off? Fat chance... remember how they never fixed the invisible lasers in the Halloween event? I think fixing that would have higher precedence!

    And yes, I totally agree the Solstice Bag stats are garbage. I like the look of carrying a bag of goodies. I haven't tried Frosty Wasteland but from what I've been told by other guild mates who have completed it, it doesn't sound too encouraging to attempt. From what they've told me, all they received were pink items with garbage stats. Sure it's worth melting, but probably lot easier farming elsewhere on the world map.
  15. rjrichards

    rjrichards Forum Pro

    Nightmare was a fitting title, the rewards so not worth it, a waste of time and resources so much so I believe the monthly evvents have a far better payout. Being you are provided with 2 portals only the reward foir winning surely should have been greater versus the kick to the groin our party felt.

    You devs are cruel people and have been removed from my Xmas card list as well as placed on the naughty list going forward.
  16. silverseas

    silverseas Count Count

    I like that the devs did take into account some of the feedback they were getting last year - namely making events longer. (If I recall correctly, many of the old feedback threads had a poll, and the 'event too short' option was one of the most popular choices.) I know a few guildies who were away or busy and only now catching up on the event, so I think it's great that they get a shot at it too. I know there were a lot of complaints about the snowman ess farming, but honestly, after the initial rush, I could pretty much farm for snow ess on any map I wanted because the wilderness areas were empty again.

    However, for those of us who finished the event within the first few days, a month of beet drops gets to be really annoying. I can see two ways something like this could be solved--some kind of exchange quest with an NPC to get something (snow ess, coins, whatever), or have an option to turn off the beet drops. What I mean by the second point is that there would be a box on the Event menu that is automatically ticked at the beginning of the event so players can accumulate beets. Once they finish, they untick the box and don't get any more beet drops.

    Lastly, I enjoyed the advent calendar giveaways. I thought it was a nice touch, and free stuff is always nice. ^^
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  17. PastorPikkerup

    PastorPikkerup Forum Greenhorn

    I think it's a great event.
  18. Darwarren

    Darwarren Count Count

    Some maps drop nothing but beets, not even coppers. Really annoying.

    I tossed over 2000 beets to make room, but can't help clicking on more of them as I collect the loot. They are always in the way!

    Is it ok to make alcohol out of them? Maybe the reindeer will eat them. LOL
  19. BigPapa

    BigPapa Forum Overlooker

    I think it's an inside joke. We'll all toss them and the drop rate will be .01% next year.
  20. Drifty44

    Drifty44 Forum Apprentice

    LOL..... That's funny BigPapa....
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