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Posts posted by Angelmar

  1. Every classes left click combo is a 3 part combo.  ACE considers that 3 different powers.  Every part of every combo power is considered a power.  Dodge is a power, retaliate, etc. are all individual powers.

  2. 21 hours ago, Vunak said:

     I mean I have more personal kills than the entire HaX guild put together.

    Yeah, was an amusing stat to have Vunak have more kills than all the HaX mass recruits combined.

    Good luck to Eldritch on Order, they're laying a foundation for hopefully another long term guild in Crowfall.

  3. We are 60d out from an the last full item/vessel wipe demanded by people that mostly don't play.  That wipe led to guilds like UxA quitting.

    So full wipe in October and then 60-120 days later do it again?  

    The pre-alpha population has essentially been stable and stagnant from bigworld to 5.8 (50-75).  The news of 5.8 brought a huge boom up to 200 concurrent and then declined back to 100 concurrent the last 5 months.

    Wipe without new content will not bring in new blood and may drive away current players that don't want to rebuild every 60-90 days.

    Calling it now two weeks post wipe, the siege concurrent pop will at best be the same approx 100 players there currently are.

  4. 48 minutes ago, Deioth said:

     5. We can tell.  Winterblades shows up and they can 1v5 us basically.  Tyrannical that damn SOB is just straight up wrong what he can do and survive 😋  Hax we could actually do something against, even Clams nowadays, depending on numbers and if our healers logged off.  We're nearly there for craft/harvest levels and getting closer with mats for a solid blue kit, but the climb is a cliff and that's just not good NPE.


    Think on this statement from your reply.  A few additional facts to consider:

    Guilds like HAX, Cursed, UXA, corvus citadel and especially Clams  (our former faction mates) wear the same gear Winterblades and HoA use.  (Everyone except HAX has been here since December and 5.8, and HAX has been here about 3 months)

    Cursed/Clams/Corvus/UXA have the same training as Winterblades and HoA. (Again since 5.8 skill wipe)

    If you're "actually doing something" against HAX and Clams you're competing against people with same gear/training as WHoA.

    The difference between WHoA and the other guilds is leadership, coordination, knowledge, and experience.

  5. I admit I only skimmed the wall of text.

    First, you're badly falling into the trap of assuming perfect gear equals minimum viable PvP competitive gear.  (This is false and many folks demonstrate this regularly by playing on their non primary region server NA/EU in white vessels with wartribe gear)

    Second, you shouldn't waste time crafting whites "intermediate" gear.  ACE has instead given you Mana from Heaven and wartribes gear is better than whites will be anyway.  High end purple wartribes gear is as good as good greens or crappy blue gear.

    Third, your point that passive training will drive some ppl away is accurate.  It's same issue EVE faces.  (With addition of vessel leveling, I too have wondered what the point of passive training is and couldn't it get rolled into vessels or talents?--a lot of folks want the no-effort skill gains tho)

    Fourth, you're point the finger at the wrong training branch.  Crafting has lots of tools to allow a crafter without skills to be effective quickly and with a bit of dust and min-maxing make gear thats only off by 5-10%. Where passive training really is an advantage, is harvesting, and there are fewer buffs/gear options (but not none) to carry noobs in this area. Check out community resources for buffs/gear options https://winterblades.net/crafting-combinations/

    Fifth, many guilds in the CW (essentially every guild other than -W- and HoA) started in the last 9 months.  The many Chaos guilds started before gear got significant nerfs and normalized in 5.9. This climb is not insurmountable. It does mean you have to accept your going to be at a small disadvantage. See #1. 

    Sixth, Eldritch is shooting themselves in the foot trying to be run before they can walk.  Instead of learning the game on a populated faction, they are trying to be a 10man army of Order against the rest the NA population.  (To ameliorate this issue, setup arranged fights and scrims.  Clam Stacking Casuals good crew that started in December to sparr with).

    Seventh, don't turn down offered help.  I dmed Vunak August 25 and offered to pass him some BS crafting gear and vessel.  He never circled back to me.

  6. 36 minutes ago, miraluna said:

    That is a good point - there isn't much map strategy involved when the spreadsheet tells you where to go. Makes it harder for small groups to have any impact.

    Edit: IDK what the solution is for that, maybe some wildcard objectives or some activity to force a vulnerability window to open?

    If "small groups" are looking to avoid fights at forts there are Outposts avail 24/7, which have had their overall point values as % of total points buffed to be the same as keeps....

    Many of the fort windows also have multiple forts open simultaneously, so players like crushed can game which of the 2 or 3 forts he wants to hit in which order.

    I still don't think people are really clocking the points value changes, they're just making assumptions on pre-siege schedule values.

  7. 3 minutes ago, oneply said:

    I’d rather see Saturday not be a siege day. Get rid of both for a single Sunday siege. Maybe a lil earlier that 10est. Saturday in summer will always be a low turnout imo. 

    Saturday is the one day per week that 90% of people can stay up late or do w/e they want on.  Not a workday. Next day not a workday. 

    Saturday should always have a siege.

  8. 27 minutes ago, oneply said:

    Most of this I agree with. Especially the bolded part. 

    On #2, at least in CC, Saturday is probably consistently our lowest turnout. And I feel like that’s several other chaos guilds too. Players I see all week long I sometimes see farming in the morning and that’s it. By noon must of us are out.

    I also don’t understand where the “thrill” of defending a keep twice comes from. Chaos consistently doesn’t field enough players to even take a defended keep for either of those sieges times. 

    Yeah, I'm not a big fan of double Saturday siege.

    Maybe when population is bigger.

    Sunday night seems like it's a bit if a let down without the siege, but then we go up to 5 of 7 nights a week sieging if they add Sunday.

    Could definitely see moving second Saturday siege to Sunday night tho.

  9. 34 minutes ago, dolmar said:

    There is nothing to do during the night . So if you do not play at the active times then the game is dead and boring. The map and siege schedules were designed by Anglemar and Blazzen so of course they support it. IMO Ace caved to the -W- since balance streams and makes the most videos. It saves them on advertisement. Just my two cents.. uXa will be back. 

    Nice spin as always Dolmar.  Good that you omitted Blazzen is a GL of a Chaos guild.

    For all the folks concerned re: overnight content.  I suggest you run the numbers and put in some time thinking through the changes.

    All Outposts are now worth the same as all the keeps (due to nerfs to keep values and buffs to outposts).  

    The 3 ppl online at 5am EST can now full cap the 48 Outposts (down from 150) in 30s each (instead of 10 minutes) and have equal influence over the CW as the 100+ ppl that show up for sieges.

    These values may be too favorable to Outposts, but folks saying they cannot effect the CW result as a 1-2 man crew at any hour of the day are just ignorant of how the scoring works.

  10. Six months from Blazzen's article and the guild leader round table at the end of January and we finally have a real fix for nightcapping. @jtoddcoleman

    We've been through one full campaign and into a second with the new siege scheduling mechanics and can now confirm night capping is dead and burnout is greatly decreased.  The reduced keep siege schedule is also giving folks a very welcome break from grind of night after night keep sieges for months on end.

    We are also seeing "player funneling" during the fort windows--where fort fights didn't exist before because of night capping, forts are now getting contested.  For the off-hours folks there is at least one fort always open, where they can try to get a fight started if there are people around. 

    Essentially, ACE has finally taken another stab at solving the PvP Coordination problem: Known location at a known time to compete for a limited or scarce reward or resource.   The new schedule finally gives the known time and location. 

    ACE's successes with the new schedule:

    1. Night Capping is dead (capping off hours and whoever stays up latest wins)
    2. Back capping is dead (capping objectives behind each other groups, while avoiding any fights)
    3. Reduced burnout from daily siege
    4. Reduced circle standing time/reduction in outpost count
      1. Outpost time to capture much reduced
    5. Respawn Outposts are sometimes contested.

    Some suggested further improvements:

    1. Fort capture circles and outpost circles are apparently the same thing.  So forts, even when contested, can be flipped in about 30s.  This often decides the fights.  Fort circles need to be their own thing with their own timer that is much slower so the defenders get more of the benefit of guards.

    Bottom line: ACE doesn't often get credit for their improvements.  This focused improvement round on siege/fort mechanics was a very big and long needed success. Congrats ACE. 

  11. 52 minutes ago, smoot said:

    I don't think anyone is confused as to what the optimal path to regearing is. The point is it is boring as custard. There are no meaningful choices, just obvious paths to doing the same poorly made socks you just did a day ago in order to get to the actual fun part of the game.

    No one said they can't do it, but a fair amount of people have said they have no interest in doing it. 

    That's a rather different statement than what has been posted here.

    If Chaos wants to start making thread about how character customization is still very limited and needs more polish and more control to the player, i'll be right there with you.

    Pretty sure the posts in this thread are just knee-jerk complaining about having to, worst case, farm for 2 hrs over the next 20 days.

  12. If players think of constraints as challenges within the game instead of things to throw up their hands and be helpless about, solutions can be found quickly:

    First Concept folks need to start thinking in is resource density and ember count.  With these in mind, clear best things to leave behind are armor.  A stack of 200 ore is way more resource dense then a glove off piece.

    So for our hypothetical ranger/blacksmith he imports:

    3 crafting Jewel, 3 combat Jewel, 2 Runic weapons (bow/quiver for Archer or shortswords for brigand), 2 badges (crafter and combat), 1 stack of blue iron, 1 stack of blue silver.

    In CW he farms 48 blue leather and 40 stone and 40 ore for BS seals (actually only need 2-3 pieces of crafting armor at max train, but we assume worst case and make 4) and 30 blue silver.

    The ore imported, plus the above is enough to make a BS set and a combat set of iron/silver/silver combo (the BS helm would be all iron/iron/iron because we don't care about crafters combat stats).

    The only remaining farming to get back to full equipment is the rangers off-spec melee weapons, which are not Runic and therefore simply ~100 ore and 6 leather.

    For reference I farmed this with a white hammer and a  blue reaping necklace in 40 minutes as first farming of the new CW:


    Probably could be back to full equiped crafter and ranger in 1.5-2hrs. (the CW R10 node density is nuts). The current maps rain resources. You will likely get the embers for combat character's new mount by time farming is complete. 2 hours is not a lot of farming to play out a 3 week CW.

    This all assumes the hypothetical crafter/ranger is an island, has 0 support from his guild...

    Of course this becomes even faster if you have guildmates and the clerics, champions, knights, etc. that have 1-2 spare imports wisely and carefully spend them to bring in materials.


    P.S. the complaints about it taking hours to export everything are (1) why we need guild banks extremely badly and (2) amusing in that the alternative is those materials just get deleted/lost forever.

    It took us several hours to compile and optimize exports as well.

  13. 1 minute ago, veeshan said:

    It doesnt though not for everyone, Ranger for example is 13 for a set, thats assuming u dont have extra slots like cloak/neck/ring slots

    4 armor slots

    2 ranged weapons

    2 melee weapons

    3 jewels

    +1 utility slot for badge/mount or w/e else.


    Looks like a full set of gear.  If you got more stuff you just HAVE to Have, drop an armor offpiece and remake it in CW.

    Adapt and Overcome, not Immediately Go Cry on the Forums.

  14. 1 hour ago, KatzeWeiss said:

    1. Targeted heals and abilities direct cast on friendlies are prioritizing enemy units.

    • Cleric: Tend Wounds
    • Druid: Nature's Avatar, Soothing Winds
    • Field Surgeon Discipline: Rescue, Rehabilitation
    • Friar Discipline: Chain Heal
    • Pixie Discipline: Soothing Winds

    These abilities will lock onto enemy units if they are anywhere even remotely near the intended target and are almost impossible to land in PVP. I reported this previously with regards to the druid abilities and it was fixed promptly, however it was broken again a patch or two later.

    One of the most annoying parts of 5.100.

  15. 38 minutes ago, XeXeeD said:

    As a paladin I dont use execute, before this patch i had no problems casting any skills, I have been playing the paladin for last 6 months and never had an issue with it.

    Now i feel like that the PIP generation has decreased and makes it barely playable during pvp. 

    As far as i know my paladin friends share the same problems, not sure if this change is intended or bugged.

    ACE responded to player feedback that 5m melee range was like "fighting with pole vault sticks".

    In response they dropped melee range to 3m this patch.

    Your reduced pip generation is likely the fact you are now missing a lot of 3rd basic attacks unless your are humping the leg of player you are attacking. 

    3m in the over shoulder perspective means you need to be absolutely on top of the target.

  16. (1) 8/3/19 World Bank does not update quantites of a stack.

    If you have a stack of 5 Embers in your bank and have 3 embers in your inventory, when u place the 3 embers in the World Bank it will still display 5 embers.

    The number counter for the stack doesnt update until its withdrawn and put back in the bank. 

    (2) Single target heals still are not fixed.  Enemies take priority in targeting, even if your reticle is directly on an ally. 

    (3) Nerf of melee range to 3m is rough on the remaining root motion abilities like Champion Stomp-Rend combo.

  17. 5 minutes ago, galvia said:

    Lets give another example, this is @Darthbunbun's stat card:

    Bunbun Last Campaign
    Kills 135
    Deaths 30
    Assists 1,000
    Score calculated for this campaign
    135/(30+1,000) = .13

    Random Assassin Score
    Kills 10
    Deaths 10
    Assists 0
    Score calulated for this campaign

    Great. He won't place top of the scoreboard again but in the Lore would Arkon really value the other players input more?

    The Great Slayer in the Melee, the Victor on the Field, the Conqueror hoisting his Banner over the Ruins of a Stronghold, these are not the souls dear to Arkon.

    Arkon values not the great deeds of many, but the small doings of the arrogant few.

    Arkon is the Patron God of the Noob Ganker (and Zybak is his prophet).

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