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#31 Chava Blue

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

Well, the 28th is more convenient for me, so I can't complain.

Bear in mind that the event may be very different from GW1. It may not be a few minutes - it may last all day and be more come and go. Until we know for sure what they'll be doing, I think we should avoid getting too worked up about the "one time" thing. It won't necessarily be what we're expecting.

It would be a serious mistake for ANet to make something equivalent to a GW1 Halloween finale Mad King appearance happen only once, but I doubt they'd do that - for one thing, it's not in their own best interests to have the entire player base hit their servers all at once. Having people able to come later would spread out the server load, so I would expect the event will be arranged so that will be possible.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

The OP is a bit confusing and not entirely correct. Act 4 is still on Oct. 31st, the last day of the event. However, there is a one-time event that happens at the beginning of Act 3, which is on Oct. 28. I'll update the OP here in a bit.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

View PostKhalija, on 26 October 2012 - 04:02 PM, said:

The OP is a bit confusing and not entirely correct. Act 4 is still on Oct. 31st, the last day of the event. However, there is a one-time event that happens at the beginning of Act 3, which is on Oct. 28. I'll update the OP here in a bit.

My apologies, when I posted this... it was really unclear.  The official GW2 twitter confirmed the original announcement, and that has since been removed.
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#34 Kymeric

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

A one-off event is always disappointing, because it's so easy to have a conflict.

On the other hand, the one-off events in the BWEs that I got to attend were, while entertaining, also huge disasters.  They started late and weren't able to complete on some servers, were massively buggy, confusing, and severely lagged due to the high concentration of players in one area.

So in the end, it might be better to miss the event and watch someone's video of it online after the fact.

Regardless, it'd be nice if ANet would try and do something that could recur at least a handful of times across the day.  If I want to see it fresh, I can always avoid looking it up on YouTube.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

It is very obvious that the event in the Lion's Arch statute is a countdown clock which will hit zero at that time.
Presumably, the Mad King will either arrive or his realm will somehow spill over at that time.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

So what happens if the servers go apeshit because everyone is trying to get into LA? Really hoping this is an all day event or in intervals.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:02 PM

5am Monday for Australians.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:59 PM

So what time is this for UK and is it on sunday? or what

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:26 PM

Why couldn't they do the big one time event like they did in gw1? Where it happens multiple times a day, or at the very least do it a few times. Totally unfair for those of us who can't be on during that time. :(

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:41 PM

View PostAlyssa, on 27 October 2012 - 10:26 PM, said:

Why couldn't they do the big one time event like they did in gw1? Where it happens multiple times a day, or at the very least do it a few times. Totally unfair for those of us who can't be on during that time. :(

The reason they've given for this is that because of the nature of the event, it will be ruined too quickly if the surprise is spoiled by some people seeing it before others. It also sounds like it may not be something repeatable because of the nature of what it is.

I have mixed feelings about that, and will reserve judgment until I see what it actually is - but that's how it's been explained.

Fortunately, it's not a finale, it's the beginning of Act Three, with Act Four to follow, so it doesn't sound like missing this one event means missing out on the final portion entirely.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:20 AM

View PostChava Blue, on 27 October 2012 - 11:41 PM, said:

The reason they've given for this is that because of the nature of the event, it will be ruined too quickly if the surprise is spoiled by some people seeing it before others.

It's not hard to avoid youtube and social media before doing it. I mean, come on.

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Fortunately, it's not a finale, it's the beginning of Act Three, with Act Four to follow, so it doesn't sound like missing this one event means missing out on the final portion entirely.

Not the finale no, but they did call it the "pinnacle" of the event and "something you will want to see". Slap in the face Arena Net. Thanks again.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:13 AM

how can there ever be a one time event for an international mmo? which time zone will it happens in so that everyone will have time/be able to partake in the event?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:24 AM

There better not be an achievement tied to this event, because I'll be working at that time.

I have a feeling it has something to do with the LA Fountain . . . perhaps the statue coming to life and twisting into the form of the Mad King?

Seriously, ANet, if you do a big one time event like this n Sunday every time, you are alienating some of your core audience (And, in this case, the people who sell your game, aka me).

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:15 AM

View PostNcyphe, on 28 October 2012 - 02:24 AM, said:

There better not be an achievement tied to this event, because I'll be working at that time.

I have a feeling it has something to do with the LA Fountain . . . perhaps the statue coming to life and twisting into the form of the Mad King?

Seriously, ANet, if you do a big one time event like this n Sunday every time, you are alienating some of your core audience (And, in this case, the people who sell your game, aka me).

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

Ah perfect, it'll be 8am Monday for me, and I got a full day work followed by practice afterwards, so the earliest I can log on will be 10pm for me, which is 14 hours AFTER Act 3 opening.... This is such a great news....... Q_Q

(I do hope all I will miss is just the opening ceremony or whatever it is, not some actual events that player can participate ><)

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

A event one day before my birthday?!

Aww thanks so much Arenanet. ^_^
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

I hope this event won't be needed for the final achievement (the one that gives you a title). I heard people talking about it in LA and most of them said that you will have to participate in order to get the title. That pissed me off, I hope they were just trolling, or is there any official info about it? Because if it's needed then it's bad for me + all the other people who are busy at that time. If not then I'll just get over it, pretty sure somebody will put up a video to YT so I can watch it later.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:35 AM

View PostP4ndora, on 28 October 2012 - 11:06 AM, said:

I hope this event won't be needed for the final achievement (the one that gives you a title). I heard people talking about it in LA and most of them said that you will have to participate in order to get the title. That pissed me off, I hope they were just trolling, or is there any official info about it? Because if it's needed then it's bad for me + all the other people who are busy at that time. If not then I'll just get over it, pretty sure somebody will put up a video to YT so I can watch it later.

I think we can deduce that you will probably need it, as unfortunate as it is for many people.

There are currently 7 achievement tracks to max, with 5 needed for the title. We know that pumpkin carving and the clock tower don't count, so if we assume that the event tonight will give us the party achievement, then yes you'll need it. However it may not be tonight's event... it could be something coming in the other 2 acts, or maybe it's just some token achievement for having taken part in the whole 10 days of halloween etc.

We simply don't know for sure, but like I opened with, probably going to need it.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

I am kind of confused because of the Time right now since the time changed to wintertime now...

Can anyone tell me in how many hours it will start? Not just a time but something like "in 7h it will beginn".

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:48 AM

As far as I unterstand it, the event starts at 9 pm (21:00)  for GTM+2 now that most of Europe is using winter time.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

I know they've tried to justify that they've chosen the best time to hit most of the population, but a one-time-only event is still a poor design choice for an international MMO. You can't tell me there seriously weren't any other implementations that could have made this event more accessible to all who were interested.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

View PostTakumiUsui, on 28 October 2012 - 11:42 AM, said:


I am kind of confused because of the Time right now since the time changed to wintertime now...

Can anyone tell me in how many hours it will start? Not just a time but something like "in 7h it will beginn".

View PostDanael, on 28 October 2012 - 11:48 AM, said:

As far as I unterstand it, the event starts at 9 pm (21:00)  for GTM+2 now that most of Europe is using winter time.

GMT is currently the time in the UK, so 7pm there, 8pm for CET (Europe). That is in 6.5 hours from now.

In regards to the change in time. Yesterday the UK was +1 GMT and Europe was +2 GMT as we were on British Summer Time. So at that point it would have been 8/9pm, but the clocks went back last night.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

Why end halloween on halloween? shouldn't it last for atleast 1 week after halloween.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

All I know is it has to do something with that bar in LA.  Too bad Im going to miss it.  The only think I hope they don't do is put one of the achievements for the Mad King section in this event.  It would suck if alot of people can't get the achievement cuse they had other obligations.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

"Attend the Party" << is that the finale? under achievement, or that one time thing?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

View PostEncre, on 28 October 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

Can we assume the beginning of the event will take place in LA ?

Because if it is one time only, better not be running around for half an hour looking for the beginning of the event chain

yeah it's in LA, where the event currently is, at the Lion statue.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:57 PM

View PostEncre, on 28 October 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

Can we assume the beginning of the event will take place in LA ?

Because if it is one time only, better not be running around for half an hour looking for the beginning of the event chain

I think we can. More specifically, I think we can assume the place to be in Lion's Arch is the Grand Piazza.

There's a paranormal activity meter there that has been slowly filling, and it seems to be a sort of countdown to the event.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

GW2 just said on FB that the event will be at the statue in the plaza.

I have a strong feeling this is a One-time event that will kick off an all day event.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

You know, as excited as I am about this event (i.e. considerably excited,) I don't see how it could possibly live up to this hype.

I'm trying to keep my expectations reasonable, but that's a challenge when I have no clue what to expect in the first place.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:38 PM

Where does the event take place?





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