Cut-throat, Event 2: 2 Hour Cut-throat

This is the second event of the test cut-throat events.

An Introduction to Cut-throat Mode thread has been posted, if you are new to this league type it is highly advised you read the introduction.

Existing players who are familiar with the cut-throat league rule set are also advised on reading the thread as new rules may have been introduced, these rules are summarized below.

Summary of general Cut-throat rules:
  • 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 Standard.
  • There's a PvP damage multiplier 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 all players.
  • You can ctrl+click on the entrance to an area to use the Instance Management screen to manually enter other players' instances of an area.
  • Cut-throat instances can hold a maximum of 12 players.
  • 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 given to them.
  • If you attempt to abruptly leave the game (such as pressing Alt+F4) 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 20 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 after they have been cast.
  • You cannot apply microtransaction effects to items in cut-throat. You may dance and have pets.
  • Cut-throat events are not experience races. There's no prize for being highest level. There are no prizes at all other than the fun of participation.
  • There's now a level limit on entering areas that contain other players. If you're much higher level than the lowest level player in the area, or much lower level than the highest level player, you can't join. Let us know what you think about the numbers we chose and we can tweak them for subseuqent events.
  • The guild stash is not available.
  • Players may not party up in this event. We are going to experiment with parties-with-friendly-fire in future ones.
Looking forward to this race, I took part in the last race and did pretty well -

I was rank 1 on my way to Vaal in act 2, when my internet started lagging, and my ping went crazy, eventually it got so bad the game logged me out.

When I logged in again, my charracter had died (As you're forced to stay 5 seconds after you logout even to a crash. So the relatively easy monsters nearby killed me after I crashed) -

After a few seconds I managed to login again - to run all the way back and get my corpse's items. - And managed to pick them up and tp to town, although it was hard with a 1000+ ping.

Then I had to find my phone and setup shared internet, connect my PC to it, re-enter my password as GGG requires when you're logging in from a new IP, then having to open my email, get the unlock code GGG sent me, and continue racing using the phone's shared internet :(

- Got 3rd place overall, and the race was funny, but I feel kinda sad I didn't get my 1st place, I am aware you need to praise the RNGesus and Chris, but that simply wasn't very
- lol
Last edited by Deliciouzzz on March 19, 2014 10:53 PM
Should be a 5 second freeze when you zone away, lots of people zone in and out like crazy
IGN: Bond_SearBond
Would it be possible to make it an option where players in this league get moved into ambush? I mean what's the point of doing these events other than points when many players don't even use characters in the standard league? It's just a suggestion since I along with many players are in ambush and taking time out from leveling in ambush to do a race seems counter-intuitive when the items are essentially void due to this character allocation process at the end of a race.
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Booply wrote:
Would it be possible to make it an option where players in this league get moved into ambush? I mean what's the point of doing these events other than points when many players don't even use characters in the standard league? It's just a suggestion since I along with many players are in ambush and taking time out from leveling in ambush to do a race seems counter-intuitive when the items are essentially void due to this character allocation process at the end of a race.


Its for fun, its not really a race either. Delete when youre done, no big deal.
Nothing is changed from yesterday? too short of notice?
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Completed 4 Challengesblankd wrote:
Nothing is changed from yesterday? too short of notice?

with the dev team being on the gdc in san franzisco there will be no serious game changes i guess.
Please tell me how to join this event.
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kandan wrote:
Please tell me how to join this event.


In the character creation screen, lower right side, you have announcements for the events. 30 minutes prior, you can register a character. =^[.]^=
=^[.]^= is the basic (happy/amused) cheetahmoticon: Whiskers/eye/tear-streak/nosey/tear-streak/eye/
whiskers
=@[.]@= boggled / =>[.]<= annoyed or angry / ='[.]'= concerned / =0[.]o= confuzzled /
=-[.]-= sad / =*[.]*= dazzled / =^[.]~= wink / =~[.]^= naughty wink
If you QUIT, yet linger on the PoE forum, it is clear you have nowhere better to be.
I wanna see a killed and death ranking system!! or else whats the use of killing ;).

Love the shadow coldsnap freezing pulse, gives them glacial hammers a run for their loot :).

i agree the camping of some groups is horrible. maybe make the cntrl click unavailable and u join random instances (always with someone in it) ganging up is cool but i think the pvp in normal game would make that more fun.

U have to be scared in this game, both sides must be, or else it will be a run game and that is a normal race, which was not the idea me thinks of cutthroat.

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