Ty GM Falcon for wanting to give us players uber events. I look forward to events and plan my gametime around them. I play in all 3 pvp zones, so I have noticed some things I would like to share.
***RE pros/ cons of LINKED-
1) more people = more kills= faster rank
2) make friends from other servers
3) less work for GMs
4) I prefer linked events (lolz)
1) lag for some players
2) no acces AP item mall
3) no WH easily accessible
4) unable to pm or communicate with your server other than GC
***RE pros/cons of HOME- I am speaking from Teos server
1) less lag
2) acces WH easier
1) faction imbalance in 1-15
2) faction imbalance in 20-30-yes for me it counts as 2
Whether we are in home or linked there seems to be issue with communcation between multiple raids. We have to use area chat to communicate or yell in red text. Purple voice is almost null/void with mutiple raids, unless we have raid leaders who will work together.
I think the evening events need a standing event schedule like Supermarket Sweeps. This gives most players abilty to plan guild events ( like OI) around GM events. Also, I wish we would have more GS host home pvp events like midday time so there will be more events a day. [GS]DirtNap does excellant job hosting events for Teos 20-30. I don't know about other servers, I only play on Teos.
Here is rough draft I made up proposing higher level events around OI times: (just suggestions here)
Sunday 31-60 linked --------- OI 8am-2pm
Monday 1-15 linked ---------- OI 8pm-2am
Tuesday 20-30 linked --------- OI 2pm-8pm
Wednesday MM HOME --------- OI 8am-2pm
Thursday 1-15 linked ---------- OI 8pm-2am
Friday 20-30 linked ------------- OI 2pm-8pm
Saturday 60-70 HOME- new map or jungle bridge -- OI 8pm-2am
I like the idea of having 31-60 events in linked for the 50 somethings. All we need is more particiaption. 60-70 pvp gives the highest levels an event, around leveling, bosses, and daily pvp.
MONSTER MADNESS: My opinion, it is better on home servers, because more loot goes to each server quite frankly. I would suggest spawn mob types at different locations. The usual end game bosses in one town, and also some low level -newbie- mobs, in a different town. This will make fun event for players at all levels.
NAKED PVP EVENTS: 1-15 and 20-30, these are very popular with players. No noss, no gear . Npc weapons with no oj or enchants or slots. This gives new players a chance to check out pvp, gives veterans a chance to have fun and unwind a bit. I have planned these with GS hosting( GS SeasonsEnd, GS Snowwhite, GS Krovikian, GSFUZ, have made this possible as standing hosts) for 8 months running and have very good turnout. The last one we had GMs came, Idk if it was you, I was so preoccupied with everything, but GMs made it uber event. Check out the NPCgearPVP public group. Haven't had any naked events since ep5 came out.
MINI BOSS INVASION: maybe make it over a weekend or 24 hr time period. Random spawns on home servers during alotted time frame. Make them drop AP items like rec runes, moves, summons, pel, lapisia. Maybe spawn outside dungeons like FL, AR, RC, AN, AuR . Not really an event per se , but something random and fun. I love seeing these bosses. I always get a thrill when I see one. Their curent drops are npc fodder. Kind of takes the thrill out of killing one. Why not make them drop something good?
EPIC WARLORDS: In all 3 zones in linked simultaneouly. Make it like a 3 hour event. Starting with GM Warlords in 31-60 zone for one hour. Then 1-15 for one hour, and 20-30 for one hour. The other zones just regular pvp until WarLords show up. Or maybe make GS WarLords and do all 3 simultaneously. Giving the GSs WarLord title for day, may spark up attendance, as each server may want to attend and support there GS.
SERVER VS. SERVER TOURNAMENT: GS Avalicious had great idea and had 1-15 server vs. server tournaments. There were requests by several players for something like this in 20-30. Would involve alot of planning, but I think it could be done again in uber GM fashion in all pvp zones. Maybe offer special GM raffle to winning server faction from each zone. http://forums.aeriagames.com/viewtopic.php?t=861987#6723777
Anyway long post, its late, and I will probably read this tomorrow and say: OMG why did I post that crap?? lolz
Agree with Moonddy on the leader loot thing tho. All I can say to that if your leader has that on, leave raid and make new one on random drop. I don't know what else to say about that. Unless, it is guild raid only and they farming for guild.
Agee with Ezat on ingame announcements they are a big deal. Alot of players do not read forums, to know about upcoming events. I check forums daily. It would be nice to have earlier forum posting about event. His idea about pvp tag sounds like alot of fun too.