(Aug 25 NZT) One-hour Cut-throat Event

Duration: One hour
Hardcore: No
Start time: 12noon NZ time, Saturday Aug 25 (5pm Friday Pacific Time)

We are not running a separate European cut-throat event this weekend. We hope to do so in the future as we get more of our staff trained to run events.

There will be no prizes for this event. It's mostly a test and we want to get feedback of how it feels without prizes biasing behaviour.

Cut-throat Rules are:
  • This is a separate short-duration league that has its own stash (as usual). At the end of the event, characters and stashed items will be moved to Default.
  • There's a PvP damage multiplier on levels below 15 because players start with a lot more life than they do damage. This multiplier will be adjusted substantially based on feedback from this event and others.
  • Players are hostile by default to players who are not in their party.
  • You can ctrl+click on the entrance to an area to use the Instance Management screen to manually enter any other player's instance of an area.
  • The maximum party size is still 6.
  • Cut-throat instances can hold a maximum of 12 players. This means that a full party is not safe because another party can invade them.
  • This test is not a hardcore league. When you die, you lose the normal experience penalty for your difficulty plus 30% of your current level. You also drop all inventory and equipped items. Your flasks, skill gems (even ones in your inventory) and quest items are not dropped.
  • If you were killed by another player, your lost experience is split among their party.
  • If you attempt to abruptly leave the game in a non-town instance, you have to wait 5 seconds and are unable to move or use flasks.
  • The grace period of invulnerability upon entering an area is 10 seconds. This should start once the player is mostly done loading.
  • Non-partied players only show up on the map if they're nearby.
  • There are no notifications for players joining or leaving areas.
  • Portals cannot be used until they have been up for five seconds.


In addition, the standard league rules apply, where applicable.
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At least you're not competing with the headstart launch of Guild Wars 2.

Also, I still think it would be nice to have a way to use skills even if you have no slots for them. Maybe a gem slot or two in the potions belt?
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CT hell yes
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I wonder if Chris will be playing in this one too. Last time he got medieval on people, fun video.
"When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail."
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ugh why am i always doing something on a friday night at like 9 lol XD
"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons" -Douglas MacArthur
Will not be participating this week, rangers are far too powerful with the auto-tracking attacks.
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Completed 36 ChallengesMadman99 wrote:
Will not be participating this week, rangers are far too powerful with the auto-tracking attacks.

Heh. My dunkin' duelist eats rangers for dinner.
Hardcore 4 life!
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Completed 17 ChallengesRushSecond wrote:
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Completed 36 ChallengesMadman99 wrote:
Will not be participating this week, rangers are far too powerful with the auto-tracking attacks.

Heh. My dunkin' duelist eats rangers for dinner.
Seriously rangers get like 2shotted, they just free kills.
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