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Solo instances?

Discussion in 'Instances' started by Tremor, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Tremor

    Tremor New Member

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    I was visiting Aakas for the first time, just checking the area.
    I had no key in my inventory, when I click on the doors I got always: "You have to be in a team to enter the instance" or something like that.

    I am wondering now, because I read on the forums that people doing this instances solo. I am assuming that with a key maybe I could have entered the instance anyway? So how can you enter the instance solo?

    Are there other solo instances on other planets too ?

    Thx,

    Tremor
     
  2. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    You can do the instances solo yes, you just have to make a team with just yourself in it to enter. Then just run the instance as normal on your own.
     
  3. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    and you can buy keys from my shops...
     
  4. Karl_Cullinane

    Karl_Cullinane Member

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    Is there no restriction to opening the chests when in a team by yourself? Normally you aren't allowed to loot mobs when by yourself.
     
  5. Tremor

    Tremor New Member

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    I know that ;-)

    Thx for the answers. So any "solo" missions on calypso?
     
  6. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    You can open the chests cos they aren't mobs.
     
  7. Karl_Cullinane

    Karl_Cullinane Member

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    Perfect.
    Thanks
     
  8. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    If you visit the IFN terminals at any firebase you can pick up missions that are the Arkadian equivalent of Caly iron missions.
     
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    billairboy Member

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    But you can't loot the mobs that you kill in the instance, so doing not so fun too kill at loot of mobs without being able to loot them.
     
  10. svena

    svena Active Member Pro Users

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    Instance mobs can't be looted.
     
  11. KMax

    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    In theory and according to dev's comments the chests loot is based on the key cost and the mobs you kill while going through the instances. So in theory if you kill all the mobs your chest loot return will be higher then if you just kill the last boss and open the chests only. Not sure if this has been proven or not though.
     
  12. harmony

    harmony Active Member Pro Users

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    based on the tests i did this is certainly the case.
    However since tt return is rigged you will be better off ignoring as much mobs as you can during an instance.
     
  13. billairboy

    billairboy Member

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    oh okey, i thought it was because it was not in a team.
     
  14. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    I have to disagree with that. When I did them last (and I haven't done any for some time). The quantity of Arkoins you get and your chance of looting a special item are both determined by the total hp of the mobs you kill plus the key value. So... if you're doing instances to get special items or arkoins, then you're shooting yourself in the foot if you don't kill mobs; you might as well be doing a lower level key. The only reason people ran to the end during the competition is because it was faster to skip all the little mobs, but it was at expense of TT return. But, anyway, you can't do that now that checkpoints have been added, as far as I know. Now, if you're doing a lot of overkill on the hoppers, i can see how that would cut into returns. If you don't want to use a little weapon on the hoppers, I recommend using a weapon that does 14 max damage with a small weapon to finish any that aren't killed in one shot, that way you maximize speed while minimizing overkill.
     
  15. Hodges

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    As far as "missions," yes. There are missions that can be done solo on all planets.

    As far as instances, I don't think so. Calypso has its own key instances, which I think can be entered the same way as the ones here on Arkadia, but I think they're in different locations, unless I'm mistaken. There used to be a free low level instance near Port Atlantis that you could go into, but it also required the team to enter, and the loot from the chest was rarely more than what you spent killing the mobs when I used to do it. It was also very very laggy in that one, compared to everywhere else.

    If you want to do instances, I'd recommend the ones here on Arkadia. They don't lag as much and you don't have to worry about Calypso's mass crashing and disconnecting while you're in there. They're also less confusing, because the keyed instances on Calypso have the loot spread around in different chests that unlock after you kill the boss, so you'd need a team to get them all before time runs out.
     

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