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Boss Instances

Postby +Colibri on Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:24 am

The instanced boss dungeons are finally open for public. Basically, this is sort of "public beta", it should all be working but we haven't yet rolled out the system to all the popular bosses.

To spawn a boss, you approach the gate (either doubleclick it, or simply walking into the gate will work too) and you will get a gump to enter all the keys to spawn the boss.
- You can use the [team menu to allow other players to come with you into the same instance.
- Any member of the team can enter the key items. If you get kicked out of the team, you get your key back. But once the boss is spawned, you don't get the keys back- but you still have the right to be in that same instance, if you provided any of the keys.
- You have 1 hour to defeat the champion, or the instance becomes inactive - you can no longer enter it. When the boss is killed (even if it's seconds before the deadline) you get 10 minutes before the instance becomes inactive. When re-entering the same boss, if the same instance is still active, you'll re-enter that instance. Once it's inactive, you'll get the prompt to enter the keys again.

For now, you can try this out at 2 bosses:
- Travesty
- Dreadhorn
We'll convert more bosses to this system over time (hopefully all of them by the end of the year).

Looking for feedback regarding the Gatekeeper system (the actual instance thingy) as well as the Team system (can also be accessed via [team).
For now, known issues:
- teleportation doesn't bring your pets with you.
- [team Ignore list may contain duplicate entries (it's something leftover from testing)
- [team ignore pulls the list of names from your Chat Options. this needs to be mentioned inside the menu itself.
- The info on how long the instance is alive (1 hr or 10 minutes) should be displayed somewhere visible. Since different bosses/dungeons might have a different time setting.
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Re: Boss Instances

Postby Octavius Thorn on Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:09 pm

worked pretty smooth for single player, like it :nod:
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Re: Boss Instances

Postby Achaus on Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:10 pm

Ran Travesty 12 times... No issues.
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Re: Boss Instances

Postby Monsanto on Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:04 am

Done both dreadhorn quite a few times since the new instance gate.

Been working really well, first time was a shock seeing the gump come up.
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