Discussion in 'Company Events' started by Dylan | Arkadia, Dec 23, 2014.
Come on 50th Place - Yeeah!
Thats a great effort,especially given the circumstances ( I stopped at about 390k so not expecting anything here)
You are not alone buddy!
This was a robbery.
I lost 60k ped (in keys TT) during this event and another 10k for rate exchange (my fault)
Anything I win will be now worthless.
Zero answers from support.
Yes, I have more than 5 Million gold coins
im truly very glad I sat this one out. did some runs and saw the writing on the wall. had to step away from it. having a cost just to compete is not the way to go about things in my opinion. second having no time limit.. not even gonna get into that.
we will see when the points are posted how it all lays out.
on another note.
trading MM t5.8 maybe at 5.9 by time items are given out
trading the MM for scanthi and little bit o peds possibly.
You really should be glad you got out of it.
It was a true nightmare doing it for 30 days.
Gf was pissed at me, boss barely saw me, 5 hours of bed per day and a huge loss!
I learned my lesson and even if I win something, it will still be the last event on Ark.
By the way... I didnt shower to save time, and drank red bull with Jack Daniels all night!
Now I just feel bad for you.
I got 1 Key aakas 10 yesterday back from support .... ofc it is not 200 keys i lost but 1, maby it is a start...
Now is time to make thread and petition for buged keys what was not in loot.
Lost 70k peds!
around 50ktt in keys and 20ktt in mu and hunt.
Finished with 10M+ points
There is a hidden rule to win this event: most PED lost in key cost wins.
Guys, isn't it cheaper to just buy the prizes from the winners (PED losers)? LOL
TT return without keys TT included 94.56 %
TT return with keys TT included 69.88%
Without keys included
Total loot TT: 107479.85
Total cost TT: 113654.33
= 94.56 % (This is acceptable result imo)
Total Key TT used 40140ped
With key TT included
Total loot TT: 107479.85
Total cost TT: 153794.33
= 69.88% (This is NOT acceptable result imo)
Edit: This is pure TT vs TT. MU is not included.
Setup IMK2 eco 3.18-20+ and finisher
I miss keys TT in loot,
I miss Arkoins in loot,
I miss gloen key parts in loot,
I miss items like blades, esi and other in loot,
I miss kill all rule as seem im first one to discower magurg figurine,
I miss key lvl number balance and rule as seem that a lot ppl did keys 1 to 3 only.
Why A-Team did not stop event after condidtions drasticaly changed in midle of event ( on end of third day ) is beyond me.
yes i made all akas 10 and got 3m points only, when others made aakas 02 and in same time had 200% more points. that is just unacceptable for me, i tried make max what i can, but seem unbalanced instances and event was not tested before. but we all are now in same problem, that someone just stoled drastically our money.
That's strategy based on analysis of the event. It doesn't take many runs to work out that the drop rate of coins is the same from all mobs that drop coins. The only question is whether tougher mobs tended to drop a bigger coin. From my observations, coins/ped and coins/time were both maximised by focusing on the grasshoppers and smallest statues. I guess there were many
others that came to the same conclusion. Given the returns, I thought the only sensible path was to do low lvl keys. I don''t really understand why some stayed with aakas 10.
But I concur with you and others on generally poor loot and returns.
I also abandoned UG runs very quickly, given the chance of a coin drop from a chest was the same as chance of coin drop from each of the grasshoppers in an aakas run. I have sooo many UG keys in storage to use now and I'll heading back to do those once I get over my instance overdose, since there is a good chance of looting pirons from them.
did 500 runs if key tt is included i had 69% return wich is sick beyond belief.
off 500 runs 1 was about even and 5 was profit.......
will not run Aanus 4 along time now i tell u that!
My numbers pre event were published here:
i really feel sorry for the shitload of lost peds of all who took part, and i'm really happy that i didn't try seriously.
also i feel a little bit sorry for the a-team, because of the scratched reputation, lost trust and lost faith of many many people. not sure if and how this ever can be fixed anymore...
I hope you don't run Anus 4 either.. that's for Taco.
What kind of strategy and event analysis is invitation to win event by runing aakas door 1-10 or underground vault 1-10?
Just remember is not invitation to run aakas key 2 only.
This invitation give misleading feeling that instances are balanced in gold rush coins drop as key is higher and as it get harder, more costly and more time consuming.
Remeber we were invited to win by running underground instances too...
Well who didnt belive and trust in A-Team did his own tests and analysis ofc.
For all others quote above can mean nice strategy to piss own customers.
I'm impressed by the persistence shown by the people who competed in this event.
Absolutely amazing that millions of Gold Coins were collected.
I have to admit, that of the pile of Keys I had earmarked for this event, I only ended up using a few.
I can understand that people are upset, but is there really a need to go looking for things that aren't there?
I'm not sure if you're serious here, or are just venting.
Like Kikki said: it was not a spoon-fed event with a ton of rules/categories. So besides skills, peds and time, it also took some strategy. Just because all the listed instances were qualifying: doesn't automatically mean that you had a better chance by running the biggest Keys.
Continuing to run those, even after you see for yourself that a lower Key would give better results, is your own decision.
Going with 'what works best' has nothing to do with (dis)trust, but is just common good sense. It's a general EU practice?
As far as I saw, the problems were caused by 3 technical bugs, which handicapped this PP event severely:
- While the MM instances didn't had this problem, people were unable to get back into Ark instances after a crash.
This was the only thing that was fixed in a maintenance. But unfortunately only shortly before the end of the event.
- Vault chests turned up empty when there were multiple players in a team (throughout the event).
I haven't heard of anyone who got an empty chest when doing a Vault solo.
This seems the same principle as getting a no-looter when multiple people shoot the same GR mob in Aakas.
(A no-looter instance chest is already questionable, but occasionally possible I guess .
But when it only happens under certain circumstances (multiple in team), then surely it isn't 'working as intended'?)
- The Aakas instances don't seem to have the Key TT value included in the loot. Even though MA told the PP that it was.
The figures and logs of many players substantiate the Key value missing.
The 2 unsolved issues are loot based, and indeed MA territory. But sadly with a terrible impact on this Ark event.
(When I hear another PP say that MA wont allow new content until the bugs are fixed, I have to wonder how much of that 'rule' they apply to themselves. The rules and measures don't seem very equal in this Universe?)
As frustrating as this was for the players, it also must have been for the Ark devs: not being able/allowed to fix it.
It's hard to work if your hands are tied.
Good luck to the contenders: those prizes are more than deserved.
Hopefully there will be some sort of a resolution for the issues, and a fix for the instances.
Its still giving points??!!!
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