(Aug 18 NZT) Euro-Friendly One-hour Cut-throat Event

Duration: One hour
Hardcore: No
Start time: 11pm NZ time, Saturday Aug 18 (4am Saturday Pacific Time)

This event is being run at a non-standard time to accommodate European players!

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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Last edited by Chris on Aug 15, 2012, 2:14:09 AM
Excellent there needs to be more cut-throat events sensitive to other timezones!!!
It will be
18 August 2012 Saturday
Taking a Break and Playing D2 again
I believe the date is wrong Chris.
As an Australian this time is actually really good. 9pm on a Saturday? Score!
smalltime1987 wrote:
I believe the date is wrong Chris.

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Chris wrote:
18pm NZ time

wat :P
Chris wrote:
18pm NZ time

wat :P

Oops. It's 11pm on the 18th. Not 18pm on the 11th. Sigh!
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It will be awasome, see ya there.

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