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Old 03-04-2013, 11:50 AM
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Default Variance Changes

I'd like to clarify some misinformation that was provided with the latest patch, starting with the lack of a patch note and then an error in confirmation on my part.

Back when we were discussing changes about extending the window of a mob's spawn when it fell within the last 15%, I wrote some code to show as an example. Turns out that code ended up staying in and I had forgotten about it, and it went live with the latest compile.

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Patch Note: Respawn timers that fall within the last 15% of a window will now be extended by a random amount up to 24 additional hours, repeating accumlatively until the window is under 85% for total potential spawn time. This currently applies to all mobs who have any variance at all, but will be adjusted next patch to only include mobs that have a minimum base spawn of 2 days or more.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:10 PM
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Why was this solution favored over this one:

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Here is what nilbog and I are currently planning/designing/brainstorming:


We will be cutting the variance in half on the existing raid spawns.


We will be implementing an FTE notice of some sort, whether this is an emote or some type of message.

We will be implementing a simulated patch day respawn. Here is how it will work.

The server will pick one day of each week (Random 1 to 7, Sunday through Saturday). It will then pick a random time. I will not disclose the range of the possible times, but it will only include afternoon and evening hours, so as to give the best chance for the most people to benefit from it.

A serverwide message will go off indicating that the simulated patch day respawn has or will be taking effect shortly. All raid mobs will (either immediately, delayed, or spanned, tbd) respawn.

These respawns will NOT affect the normal respawn times of the mob. For example. If Talendor was killed on Monday, and on death the server determined he would spawn again on Sunday. A simulated patch day occurs on Thursday, his death on Thursday will not reset his scheduled respawn time on Sunday.
Exception: If the mob's spawn time is scheduled to occur within (To be determined, probably either 6 or 12 hours) of the simulated patch day respawn, it will calculate a new spawn time for the mob as it would had he been killed normally, when he dies from the simulated respawn.
..when one is almost the complete opposite of the other, and when the overwhelming majority of players supported reducing the variance?
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:22 PM
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Yeah this code is good but it needs the windows cut Down or mobs with 92 hours just is to much when a mobs in window for 5 days (116 or so hours)
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Wait someone do the math what the maximum time a mob could spawn ...
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Yeah this code is good but it needs the windows cut Down or mobs with 92 hours just is to much when a mobs in window for 5 days (116 or so hours)
It's not so much if you aren't sitting around on it's spawn point waiting for it.


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Old 03-04-2013, 12:39 PM
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the idea (and i could be wrong, Rogean please correct me if i am) is that if the variance is shortened it will increase the # of players poopsocking.

whereas, with the variance having a chance to reset, players are less likely to poopsock knowing it could be 6 hrs up to 30hrs until pop.

ultimately it's up to the players to decide how they wish to spend their time, you will always have guilds using trackers, but i expect to see a lot less of 100 people on VS or on trak or on any other raid mob spawn spot, because it adds a higher sense of randomness to when the pop will happen

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ultimately it's up to the players to decide how they wish to spend their time, you will always have guilds using trackers, but i expect to see a lot less of 100 people on VS or on trak or on any other raid mob spawn spot, because it adds a higher sense of randomness to when the pop will happen

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It's not so much if you aren't sitting around on it's spawn point waiting for it.


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It's not so much if you aren't sitting around on it's spawn point waiting for it.


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