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24 Hours Melee all the Way 2016

Discussion in 'Community Events' started by Ardorj, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Ardorj

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    24 Hours Mêlée all the Way! 2016 : Summary (3/5)

    22:35 : Huon
    At the first 24H-MatW I didn't hunt any mob twice. I wanted the same this year, but the urge to go for Huons again with different teammembers was too strong. So I deceided to remove that rule and go for what the team wants. Kain rejoined us and Loco and Tilaras both joined as well. Loot was far worse then it was the first time and we quickly changed for the better Underground. Did managed to get two small globals though.
    Huon 015.jpg Huon 016.jpg 24H-MatW.16 13. Huon 01.jpg 24H-MatW.16 13. Huon 02.jpg 24H-MatW.16 13. Huon 03.jpg
    Mission: <10 Huon Killed
    Weapons: Kilic Rex with Melee Trauma Amplifier IV
    Decay/ loot/ return: 48,86/ 35,80/ 73,27%


    23:05 : Navi
    Back to the Underground again for one of the coollest mobs in my opinion. Sub-Zero couldn't enter the Underground as I've mentioned earlier (or at was at this time that he tried, but couldn't and he had to leave for other stuff before the Togolossi). SpikE left, Juliane joined. The globals with ranged-weaponry were dropping like every second mob. It was pure madness, we hunted down the strongest Navi and they got at least two of us down for every one of them.
    I've looted two Piron PBP-32 (L) and one Piron PBR-32 (L). At one point we were like "Whoop, here's another item!" In terms of PED-return the Navi was also the best, with the Beladoth a good second.
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    Mission: 127 Navi Killpoint
    Weapons: Kilic Rex with Melee Trauma Amplifier IV
    Decay/ loot/ return: 111,16/ 157,70/ 141,87%


    01:00 : Mutated Hadraada & Mutated Zadul
    Many went to sleep or left the team for other reason. Eagle88 and Kain stayed and we went for some easier mutated mobs at Khorum Coast. I went for a lesser sword to match more with their damage. At one point Nocturnum joined too, but he quickly left. The loot was pretty bad, one nice global saved us from a disaster.
    Mutated Hadraada 001.jpg 24H-MatW.16 15. Khorum Coast 01.jpg 24H-MatW.16 15. Khorum Coast 02.jpg 24H-MatW.16 15. Khorum Coast 03.jpg
    Mission: 858 Mutated Hadraada & 547 Mutated Zadul Killpoint
    Weapons: Lokabhu Electrifier Sword with Melee Trauma Amplifier IV
    Decay/ loot/ return: 160,65/ 139,72/ 86,97%



    01:50 : Magurg Male & Wombana
    I've always wanted to try the Magurg Males and now was the time I felt. Those Stalkers were pretty bad though, we couldn't kill one, so we sneaked around killing the quite lesser Alpha's to Prowlers. Loot was pretty bad and we soon went Underground for some Wombanaas where we got a global on first kill. I completed Stage 1 Wombana as well. The Mission-reward gave me a new rank in Light Melee Weapons, but I forgot to check at wich rank I"m now.
    These two combined gave me a small profit, at the end it profit to be my last of the 24H-MatW. Maybe next year I'de like to retry the Magurg Males with a stronger team.
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    Mission: <10 Magurg Male killed & 991 Wombana Killpoint + Stage 1 completed
    Weapons: Kilic Rex with Melee Trauma Amplifier IV & Lokabhu Electrifier Sword (with Melee Trauma Amplifier I ?)
    Decay/ loot/ return: 133,64/ 136,01/ 101,77%


    02:55 : Nusul

    It was past midnight, I felt the strain of being online for so long together the prospect of still having to go at least four and a half hours. Eagle88 left, only Kain stayed with me. I suggested some crazy hunting of Nusul with TT-blades and after a short while realdad and Orpheus joined us. I took off my Viceroy for the first time since the Togolossi many hours earlier.
    It was fun going against them Nusuls with TT-blades, although a slighty bigger team or smaller mob would have been better.

    24H-MatW.16 16. Nusul 01.jpg
    Mission: <10 Nusul killed
    Weapons: MAKO FAL-TT (L)
    Decay/ loot/ return: 18,98/ 10,70/ 56,38%


    We've did three more mobs, but those I'll talk about in a new post.

    Ardorj :battleroar::wacky::droid::yawn:
     
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    It was indeed a funful event and i realy enjoyed it even if i came with low end weapons.Wish you best of luck and next year i will be more prepaired for it.Thanks for the event.
     
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    24 Hours Mêlée all the Way! 2016 : Summary (4/5)

    03:55 : Sal'diresh's Vault 1
    At this point I didn't knew what to do. Kain and Orpheus agreed to stay with me, but because they are far less skilled them I am we couldn't go for anything remotely big. Kain was new to Arkadia, and almost new to Entropia, so I suggested we open some Sal'diresh's Vaults. I took a Labrys from Storage and bought some TT-fists to match their gear. It was great fun, we opened nine doors in total. Orpheus was a great help to Kain with explaining many things. I was too tired myself to say much constructive.
    I think one of use got an item in every Vault. Small items, but still nice to find. I got a S & B Ardenner 0 (L), Headshot II (L), and Piron PBP-7 (L) myself.
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    Mission: 103 Yarrijak killed
    Weapons: Labrys & Herman PF-TT (L)
    Decay/ loot/ return: 37,48/ 30,28/ 80,79%

    05:55 : Tiarak
    I wanted to end with the Teladons. At this point it was a bit early for a final hunt, so we did one more in between. First we tried to hunt the bigger maturities on one of those Arkadia Event Areas, but we failed. I know I've hunted them before with much the same setup as I used now during the 24H-MatW. I blame it on my lack of energy that we died.
    A change of area, Sanctuary Cove for some smaller Tiaraks. Loot wasn't bad, loot wasn't good. Loot simply was. No picture of the hunt this time.
    Mission: 62 Tiarak killed
    Weapons: Kolukhar Glacier Sword & Philosopher's Sword
    Decay/ loot/ return: 34,08/ 28,91/ 84,83%

    06:45 : Teladon
    Like I said before, I wanted to end this 24H-MatW with a good Teladon-hunt. John answer the call for more blades. However, the team was too small, understrenght and unexperienced for them, but I was stubborn and went through with it anyhow. Mistake, I should have thought the same as I did on the second Huon-hunt : let the team deceide. There just wasn't anything in them that we could find.
    Still a good mob for a teamhunt I think.
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    Mission: 39 Teladon killed
    Weapons: Kilic Rex with Melee Trauma Amplifier IV & Kolukhar Glacier Sword
    Decay/ loot/ return: 237,06/ 176,16/ 74,31%


    These are all the hunts of the 24 Hours Mêlée all the Way! 2016 Edition.
    I'll make one more post with the grand total input and output of all 20 hunts and some other info that comes to mind. But first aiming for a new rank in "Driving with an Opel Corsa" lol.


    Ardorj :battleroar::sleep::headphone::stig:
     
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    24 Hours Mêlée all the Way! 2016 : Summary (5/5)

    [edit] Found some more loot in Storage, some numbers changed. Still missing ~100PED between noted loot and loot in Storage. Added too some thoughts about MatW as an Arkadia-event only. [/edit]

    Sunday

    After the last Teladon if dropped in bed. Slept some more earlier in the evening, and later logged on to say hello to my society and look at all the things I've looted.

    Grand Summary of Decay/ loot/ return
    I can look back at a good 24H-MatW, it was fun, I had meet lots of nice people. Twenty different hunts done. Five ended with a profit (Beladoth / Kadra / Arkadia Key 6 / Navi / Margurg Male & Wombana), two stayed between 90-100% (Nusul & Huon / Mutated Bokol & Kamaldon), two were downright horrible (Badger_710R / Oratan Miner).

    At the end of each hunt I noted down every decay and every loot in an Excel-file. I didn't thought about adding a collumn for trades done for item-splitting, but I made screenshots of all that so I had to go through all those (24 files!) and then made a guess from wich hunt that would be. Therefore, and also because of fatigue later in the night, I am sure to have made some errors.
    I've written in the Excel-file a total spend of 3138,99PED.
    In the Excel-file I've written, including trades, a total return in loot of 2892,70PED.
    That gives me a total return for the 24H-MatW of 92,15%.
    The start minus end amount of my PED-Card showed a total spend of 3119,12PED.
    Noting down all the stacks and items I've looted, including trades, gives a total of 2798,70PED.
    Going by those numbers, I had a return for the 24H-MatW of 89,73%.

    I doesn't really matter wich of the two is right, or if it's somewhere in between, what matters is that I had a very good. I was fantastic to see such big mobs like Mutated Kamaldon, Navi or Yuka go down in a matter of seconds from all the sword- and knife-cuts. Thanks to all who joined sowhere along the Mêlée-Way! You guys made it happen!

    More about the Decay
    Here below is a table where every PED spend was used for. The line "Other Decay" is the decay of TP-chips, vehicle fuel and 120PED for the Key #6.
    Primary Weapon2294,4173,09%
    Secondary Weapon0076,6202,44%
    Melee Amplifier0505,6516,11%
    Dmg Enhancers0033,6001,07%
    Armour + Plates0086,3502,75%
    GYRO FAP-18 (L)0005,7800,18%
    S.I. H.E.A.R.T.0004,2800,14%
    Scanner ES3000004,9200,16%
    Other Decay127,3804,06%
    More about the Loot
    Below is a table with all the stacks and items with a value of 20PED or higher. The Universal Ammo comes from converting the Arkadia Key 6 to the Mini-Key 6.
    Scrapnel851,61..
    Weapon Cells129,84..
    Universal Ammo119,99Beladoth Back Spike038,50
    Beladoth Hide115,50S & B Ardenner 25 (L)037,58
    Piron PLR-42 (L)113,99Arkoin036,92
    Animal Eye Oil112,60Piron PLP-37 (L)036,92
    Animal Adrenal Oil086,00Kamaldon Hide036,00
    Hekia Timber083,25Togolossi Hide033,00
    Otorugi Hide057,60Piron PBR-22 (L)027,96
    Animal Muscle Oil053,07Piron PBR-32 (L)026,68
    BLP Pack046,67Headshot IV (L)025,00
    Piron PLP-27 (L)041,00Wool022,00
    Teladon Hide040,00Animal Hide021,33
    Piron PBP-32 (L)039,00Socket III Component020,00
    Thoughts about Mêlée all the Way! 2017
    As I've heard my boss say last week: "If something is done the second year, it's anually." And so will I do a Mêlée all the Way! in 2017. There are a few things I consider to change though, and let's start with the biggest impact first.
    24 Hours : It isn't just that it is asking a lot of my body to stay awake and alert for over 24 hours. There just around that many who want to join before ~11:00 MA-time and after ~02:00 MA-time. Can't blame them. At this moment I am thinking about splitting it up in two days. Something like from 11:00 till 23:00 MA-time on saturday, followed by sunday from 13:30 with open end.
    Different mobs : This is a note to myself to listen to what the team wants and can take down. A unique mob every hunt is nice, but it doesn't really add things up. So what if I'm going to hunt mob X every second hunt?
    No Taggers : Sometimes people need a moment to adjust to this rule, but with carefull selection of the mobs on the edge of the herd it can be -and is- done. Thanks to all for sticking to this rule!
    Item-splitting : We've splitting every item through all the teammember equally. Now there are some who did and took a lot of damage, yet there were also who didn't use much better then TT-blades. Yes, we are a team together. But maybe there could be a way to split it better based on what people spend? I don't know myself, unless MA implants a dmg tracker like when you enter a Key.
    Planet Arkadia : I've held this 24H-MatW and the previous one on Planet Arkadia for the simple reason that I call this planet my home. Maybe I'll go organizing a Mêlée all the Way! on (a) different planet(s) as well. Not sure though, I don't travel abroad much - if at all.

    Thanks again to all the great and small mêlée-hunters who joined somewhere along the way! I hope I got every name in the summary. Let me know how you liked it -or didn't-, and what your thoughts are about the points above. If there's any other thing that is better to alter, don't hesitate to say so.

    Loves,
    Ardorj :battleroar::thumbsup::hungry::oops::biggrin:
     
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    Thanks for making this. It was so much fun!

    I gave up for the night and didn't wanna risk going to underground, but maybe i should've ya had some nice loots afterwards. And it seems I no longer get CTD (yet) when going to arkadia underground. So that's nice as well! :D

    Btw it would be really fun to do regularly (weekly or monthly) melee all the way team hunts (although ofc not 24h) xD

    Nothing beats slashing a big ass mutated kamaldon or a yuka within mere seconds. And not using a tagger makes it somehow even more fun and creates a bigger challenge so you actually need to use some strategy for the bigger mobs.
     
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    Last year he tried to do some monthly ones, but think RL got in the way at some point, but yeah, absolutely would love to see that happening again. :)
     
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    Thx for the ewent Ardorj it was a fun change from my normally solo activites, nice sum up for all the hunts to i must say m8 :)
    We didnt have much luck when i was in team tho so i had to break cos of lack of weapon to use but thats how it is not ur faulth hehe.
    I gladly join a mele team hunt again when i can, i am after all raised with a axe in my hand hehe ;)
    Cheers!
     
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    I'm glad to hear/ read that you guys liked it as much as I did! Although I didn't like the sleep deprivation much - still had some issues four days later lol.

    I found some more loot in Storage, some numbers changed at the Summary 5/5 Post. Still missing ~100PED between noted loot and loot in Storage. And I've added too some thoughts about MatW as an Arkadia-event only:
    Planet Arkadia : I've held this 24H-MatW and the previous one on Planet Arkadia for the simple reason that I call this planet my home. Maybe I'll go organizing a Mêlée all the Way! on (a) different planet(s) as well. Not sure though, I don't travel abroad much - if at all.​

    I hear you asking for a regular MatW. As DoA said, I did that last year monthly, but real life got in the way too much. Now I'm thinking about doing it maybe once every season, with the first in january/winter being the large one that takes an entire weekend. So something like this (my head is like a cloudy day at best lol :speechless:):
    - Winter : 24H-MatW (in differnt form) on Planet Arkadia
    - Spring : one evening on another planet (Calypso?)
    - Summer : one evening on Arkadia
    - Autumn : one evening on another planet (Cyrene?)

    PS. I couldn't withheld you guys these old pictures. :battleroar:
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    GZ Ardorj on this nice and successful event,
    I did join you guys for a mutanted and I am sorry i could not keep step with you all :/
    hope till next time or next year I will have skills for a bigger knife so I can join you back to back melee hunt :)
     
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    great you all had your fun and i hope to join you sometime with my lil tools ;)

    i read most of your summary but have one question(maybe you wrote it somewhere but as i said i read most of it):
    have shots been fired?? :biggrin2:
     
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    I accidentally shot one time by using wrong hotkey (finisher s.i scorpion). After that I removed it from hotkey and no more shots fired came from me heh.
     
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    I think your shot was the only one. It's oké - I didn't even notice that one. :eek::cool:
     
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