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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by KMax, Aug 29, 2012.

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  1. KMax

    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    To better organize how I will run my instance teams next week during my hunting challenge for my hunters I need to run a few trial runs on the instances first with some teams.

    If you are low level player and want to see what an instance looks like let me know. Other players are also welcome to join in but this is a great opportunity for new players to see what an instance is like for free. I will pay for all key costs while I run my tests, LVL 1 keys cost between 20-22 PED at the moment.

    I have only a few rules while in the instances.

    1. We will walk throughout the instance no running.
    2. TT items only please, including TT faps, any planets TT items can be used.
    3. I can provide weapon, fap and ammo if needed but want the loot you receive in the end. If you profit I will share 50% of profits with you. If you require no items from me to participate all loot you receive is yours to keep.

    Hint: I have found scopes are easiest to target the Rakata snakes at a distance before they slither or stand up when using a ranged laser or blp gun.

    Looking for testing teams of 4, 6, and 8 (maybe even larger) in the next couple nights. Reasons for the tests are to determine if teams of various sizes are manageable in the close quarters of these instances and to make sure team sizes are appropriate to involve everyone in the hunt throughout the instance. I am trying to figure out how to best setup my instance events for my hunters next week is the overall goal so if you participate please follow my instructions throughout the instance.

    Thanks
     
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    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Want to thank those that ran through the instances with me last night and were patient enough for me to gather some info.

    Tonight I will be continuing the effort with another couple free LVL 1 instances for people to attend. So if you have never seen an instance and want to experience one here is another opportunity. I have decided teams of 4-5 are very manageable in the instances, larger teams will be cluttered in the close quarters. So I am looking for another 3-4 people to join me tonight.

    Last night was more strategy on how to make the instance fair and fun for all participants. We walked through one entire instance and conclusion this was way to slow there is a lot of dead space between mob spawns. So the strategy in the next run worked out much better. We ran between mob spawns and waited at entry way to each spawn area for everyone then used walk mode while killing the mobs, then went back to running to the next spawn area. It worked out well if people never blocked doorways and entered the rooms far enough as to allow entire team in then when far enough in started to hunt the mobs.

    Tonight I am thinking about running eco tests, using the run/walk hunting strategy. I am providing SI Flamethrowers, decay on these items payed for by me, to test out against the Rakata snakes, I only ask please use them whenever shooting snakes. AOE weapons should help reduce so many missed shots while shooting at them and being they are the low hp mobs these flamethrowers should work out well. For the hoppers and Ubo's we will be using the standard tt weapons. And for the middle and end boss we will be using guns that do 20-25 damage, should be minimal overkill this way or can switch to tt guns for final shots. If player does not have one of these 20-25 damage guns or a tt weapon I can provide one if they pay decay on the gun at the end, should be very minimal amount.

    Hope to see a few more people tonight. I am supplying the keys free of charge so great opportunity for people to see what an instance is like and can't afford a key.

    Oh and BTW last night there was a new discovery from a lvl 1 isntance, some new melee weapon, and both chests globaled for that person. So globals will happen and items do drop from lvl 1 instances even though the 4 I have done I have not seen one yet.
     
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    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Well testing out flamethrowers I'd say they are the best for them snakes, sure beats finding that target box :D Others that participated had mixed feeling however some liked guns over the flamethrower, as guns do more damage at a time. But we all have our own playing styles so either way is good.

    I'll be happy to supply a couple more keys for people that just want to team and do lvl 1 instances. I think I have all my data now so we can just go though and have fun with these next keys.

    If anyone is interested I'll post times tomorrow night when to meet me at Aakas TP. If anyone needs a ride let me know and I'll meet you 25 min prior at 8 coins HQ to the times I'll post tomorrow. We will also stop to get other tp's along the way.

    Last two nights introduced quite a few people to instances and they really liked them. So if you still have not seen an instance yet this is a great time to join in and get to see one at no cost of buying a key.
     
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    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Times I'll be doing lvl 1 instances tonight:

    Looking for 3-4 people to join me for each instance run. I supply the keys free of charge, a 20+ PED value.

    0000MA time meet at Aakas TP, Will be at 8 Coins TP at 23:35MA time for those that don't have the Aakas TP and need a flight to get it.

    0200MA time meet at Aakas TP, Will be at 8 Coins TP at 01:35MA time for those that don't have the Aakas TP and need a flight to get it.

    For the 2335 and 0135 MA time flights, we will be stopping at Teledon Camp, Falcon Digsit, Hawk Digsit, and an unnamed outpost along the way to Aakas so passengers can collect any missing teleporters.

    People that just want to collect teleporters are free to come along on the flights as well, seats available until my helicopter is full, instance runners get seating before others.

    PM me here or just show up if interested in the instance run or fllight. If team is full for the first instance run I'll make sure you get in on the second instance run. First 8 people that contact me will be signed up for the instances.

    Hope to see you there
     
  5. Terminator

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    Would like to join, maybe during a weekend if you can propose a european-compatible timing. :)

    I'm now too old to wake up at 2AM or 4AM :(
     
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    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Sure thing, I'll probably be able to give away a couple more keys uses this weekend and will try to compensate for your time zone. Keep checking this thread for times.
     
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    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Currently waiting at 8 Coins HQ to give tp run ride down to Aakas. Will be followed by a lvl 1 instance run, free use of a key all are welcome. Great opportunity to see what an instance is without purchasing a key.
     
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    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Real sorry I am not there for the 0200 instance busy, working on stuff for next weeks hunts so postponing it until 0400ma time

    again sorry about this I will sill offer tp run at 0335 from 8 coins HQ if anyone needs a ride.
     
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    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Last two runs were fun, loots seem to barely break even or less but instances are fun.

    Because Terminator requested a more reasonable time for Europe to join me on an instance, I will be doing another free key run tomorrow at 1600MA time. Let me know if this time will not work for you Terminator.

    3 others are welcome to join as well. Free key access to instance, we work as a team balancing damage so everyone gets to have fun and gets some loots. I also will be at 8 coins HQ 25 min before the instance to give a ride to Aakas teleporter if needed, we collect all teleporters along the way.

    Will see you there
     
  10. Terminator

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    Heya KMax,

    Thanks for the proposition, I'll join the 1600 MA run.

    Probably I'll go at 8 Coins HQ at 1535MA so that you explain me the rules applicable at the moment, and I have time to equip accordingly.
     
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    I am all done with my testing process and got the data I need for next week. Now we just hunt and have fun in the instance, as long as everyone ends with around equal damage rating in the end, there is a tracker showing this all the time, you can use any weapons you want.

    I use a SI Flamethrower for the Rakta snakes, SI Scorpion for Yarrijak and Ubo, whatever needed for bosses to not go over my share of damage maximum. But technically entire instance can be done with tt weapons.

    Will see you tomorrow at 1535MA. Maybe one or two others joining in also.
     
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    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Well this ends my donation for taking people through instances at no key costs to players.

    I hope everyone that participated had a fun time.

    I donated 9 keys in all and introduced 6 or 7 players to instances. Collected a lot of data and figured out how to more successively manage 3-5 person teams fairly in the instances.

    Thanks for all the help everyone.

    If you see me around I have no problem sharing the cost of a key from here on out. I'll only charge even split of crafting cost of the keys.


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  14. Terminator

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    Thanks again KMax, very nice of you to let me try an instance. :)
     
  15. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Awesome effort KMax. +rep

    *Thread Closed as per request*
     
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