[LCN] Raid Boss Walkthrough and Feedback Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by mi7ch, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    Since we are a few Raid Bosses deep, I will be making a permanent walkthrough/feedback thread. When there is a new Boss I will post the date here along with any changes or the Locations in which you can find the keys if that is necessary.

    Summoning the Boss

    While the event is on, you can either summon your own Raid Boss or join someone else’s. Every player’s Raid Boss is the same strength, regardless of who unlocked it.

    Raid Bosses are unlocked with 4 different Keys. Keys drop from Jobs in specific Locations, each yielding a different Key. Jobs with higher Energy costs have a higher chance of dropping a Key.

    When doing Jobs in Locations that drop Raid Boss Keys, you will be able to see how many of each Key you current have. You can also jump between Key-drop Locations. You can unlock your Raid Boss as soon as you have one of each of the 4 Keys.

    Any unused Keys in your inventory can be turned in for XP after the event is over. Keys are not useful for anything other than unlocking Raid Bosses (they can’t be equipped or used in crafting), so you might as well turn them in for rewards. :)

    Raid Party Mechanics

    Raid Bosses are powerful opponents intended to be fought in large Parties of players. Party positions are divided up into 3 Level Tiers. There are 10 Party Positions available for each Tier of player, for a max Party size of 30 players.

    We recommend your Party contain at least 20 committed players. Raid Bosses are harder if members are inactive or not keeping the Health bar up, so we suggest hand-picking your Party for the best possible team.

    Fun fact: Players do not have to be in your Mob to join your Party!

    Try to include some players with Defense-oriented builds to help balance out the Party and provide a solid base of Health for the fight.

    Inviting

    Three invite links provided in the Invite Tab on your Raid Boss page. To invite someone, send them the link that corresponds with their level.

    Again, players don’t have to be Mob members to be invited.

    If you wish, you can also close off previously sent links. Click the Invalidate Link button to close off the previous URL and generate a fresh one. Anyone with the old link will will be unable to use it to join,

    If you just want to fill up your slots quickly, you can also turn on Public Sharing. This opens up your Raid Party positions to be filled by any player who visits your Raid Boss page, regardless of whether or not you have invited them.

    Once someone has joined the Raid you are stuck with them for the rest of the fight, so use Public Sharing with caution!

    Raid Party Health

    You can help establish a solid base of health by inviting players with defense-oriented builds to your Party

    Keep a close watch on the Raid Health Bar, as the Boss will deal back a lot of damage whenever someone Attacks or Barrages it.

    As the Raid Party’s Health is reduced, your Attacks and Barrages will do less damage and earn you less XP.

    If the Party’s Health ever hits zero, the Party has wiped. The Boss will regain health whenever it wipes the Party, so be careful!

    Heal the Party regularly to earn XP, keep XP Rewards for Attacks and Barrages high, and deal more damage in combat!

    Raid Boss Mechanics

    Fighting the Boss

    The Attack and Barrage buttons are used to deal damage to the Raid Boss. The Raid Boss will hit back whenever someone damages it, and in a twist unique to this feature, if it manages to wipe the Party’s Health, the Boss will heal back up to the last checkpoint.

    Boss Health Checkpoints occur in 10% increments. For example, if the Raid Boss is at 75% Health, then succeeds in wiping the Raid Party, it will heal back up to 80%.

    Every time you get wiped the amount of XP awarded for actions declines, so keep your Party healed!

    Wipes are tracked, and anyone whose actions have caused a wipe will get benched the 2nd time it happens. Benched players can no longer Attack or Barrage and are restricted to Healing for the remainder of the fight. Players who are benching on multiple Raid Bosses will lose their ability to Attack for the entire event (even newly joined Bosses) and will be restricted to Healing.

    Loot

    Loot is claimed when the Raid Boss is defeated. If the fight timer runs out before the Party can take it down, the Raid Boss will escape without dropping items.

    The Raid Boss has 6 loot items, each with a Common version and a Superior version, the latter being stronger and rarer.

    Everyone who does at least 2,000 actions with 1,000 of those needing to be Healing Actions will be awarded with a Loot item, Cash, and XP when the Raid Boss is defeated. The drop you get is determined randomly, however under special conditions a player may be guaranteed a Superior item drop. The first Boss you summon and defeat during the event will give you a Superior item and placing first for total overall actions in your level tiers will also give you a Superior item.

    Raid Boss Tips

    The Raid Boss is meant to be a challenging event! Even with a large and dedicated team, it will often take several days to defeat it, so don’t go in expecting a quick or easy win. However, with care and coordination your Party can take it down more efficiently.

    Remember that the Energy requirement Jobs in each Location have the best drop rates. It might take some time to summon a Raid Boss as the Keys drop randomly from doing Jobs. If you haven’t received a Key yet, keep at it!

    It recommended that you keep your Raid Party private and build a custom team. Use the 3 Invite Links provided in the Invite tab to recruit players for each Level Tier.

    Remember that you can invite anyone to your Party, even players who are not in your Mob!

    Keep your Party healthy! You’ll do more damage, earn more XP, and avoid wipes that set you back and reduce your XP returns.

    Try to do Barrages instead of Basic Attacks when you can, it’s faster and the Party will take less damage.

    That just about covers the Raid Boss! Any feedback you have during the event can be left in this thread. Good luck!
     
  2. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    Thursday February 19 - Cult of Abomination

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    Changes from the previous Raid Boss:

    - Further adjustment of the Energy drop when performing Attack or Heal action during the Raid Boss fight
    - End of Boss collection screen now shows total Attack and Heal actions done instead of numbers (this allows to you know whether you got the minimum actions for a reward at a glance)
    - Boss invite links now show which level tier they are for when pasted in the World Chat

    Last time I said that we would look into increasing the XP payout for higher levels however we were not able to fit that change in before the start of this Raid Boss. This change requires some more development work and we are still planning on adding it in the near future.
     
  3. Dcasso

    Dcasso Active Member

    So we are still screwed in relation to xp from the boss. I do not quite understand how this can be hard to fit in, unless the xp mechanism is really complex. It would seem in my mind work like:
    if (player_level / some_level_set_as_base > 1) then
    (player_level / some_level_set_as_base) * xp_reward
    else
    xp_reward

    or what am I missing?
     
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  4. The Navigator

    The Navigator Active Member

    I think it's more complex than just that since the XP is equivalent to the dmg dealt and it's still random. As you know, the xp reward changes within... some ranges or so. It has variety, you know? Sorry, I can't come up with that right word :(
     
  5. Dcasso

    Dcasso Active Member

    Well I do know what you mean, but that calculation is already done :) so as I see it, why not add the above in the end of that calculation
     
  6. Xipe Totec

    Xipe Totec Active Member

    s this raid still coming today?
     
  7. Lou A. Munden

    Lou A. Munden New Member

    These fights SUCK...this was my last experience...I've been in 1 that didn't "Expire"...3 that did...too many spots taken by those that didn't really put real effort in...yet We stuck with them once they accept...Pleeease give us a Rejected button for those that Change their minds once in!
    ************************
    Momma Lou ...Timed out at slightly more than half Health...
    Like
    21 days ago
    Momma Lou Your Contribution..dmg dealt: 77582768..num attacks: 24400..healing done: 4603382..num heals: 16280..XP gained: 3418270..cash gained: $6,118,874,502..last attack: 5 seconds..Screwed..No Smile Lol
     
  8. Lou A. Munden

    Lou A. Munden New Member

    Also...I'm not new (1638 days)...I just don't complain much :D
     
  9. Guardian Angel

    Guardian Angel Active Member

    You said will have better Xp starting this raid boss for middle and high levels but is the same like last time!!! Why???? (since you promised will be better)
     
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  10. Dcasso

    Dcasso Active Member

    As it says in top:
    "Last time I said that we would look into increasing the XP payout for higher levels however we were not able to fit that change in before the start of this Raid Boss. This change requires some more development work and we are still planning on adding it in the near future."
     
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  11. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    While some may not be happy with the distinction, what I said is that we would look into increasing the XP for the next Raid Boss. While I did get the developers on board, we require more time to implement hence why it is not in this Raid Boss. We are still exploring this change and it has not been dropped. :)
     
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  12. Proportional XP is fine but I would just like to be able to complete a RAID BOSS without having SPOILERS. Lou Munden is spot on... Please give us a REJECT radio button.
     
  13. fuM

    fuM Member

    Well done.
     
  14. It's a freaking waste of stamina wasted just to get the 4 darned keys...

    When you finally find them, you need to sell all the useless items you needed to buy :(

    Finally it would be highly appreciated if you made it easier to copy/paste links for the raid-boss.
    I had to click 10-30 times to get the full link x 3 *SIGH*

    I copy/paste coz i won't share my raid-bosses with my enemies :p
     
  15. killerboy81

    killerboy81 New Member

    I agree with momma lou....please add a reject button...some players enter about 15 raid bosses,but don't do anything on it.
     
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  16. Dcasso

    Dcasso Active Member

    Don't totally agree with Lou. Because what should be the limits before you are allowed to kick a player, and when should the limit stop. What if a player already have done 2-3% damage to your raid, or is just waiting for more to join in on it, before doing damage. I always wait until at least a decent amount of spots is taken, to do the damage, since it gives a better damage pr point of stam.
     
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  17. WendelinR

    WendelinR Active Member

    The Cult of Abomination was defeated in 1:26:44

    who was faster than me? I even spent 20 mins chatting with buddies and explaining rules while not hitting the raid.
     
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  18. Guardian Angel

    Guardian Angel Active Member

    Yes agree with Dcasso I also use to do more damage later when more people are in and if health is not perished
     
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  19. Xipe Totec

    Xipe Totec Active Member

    Congratulations! You just earned this Raid BossAchievement for killing the Cult of Abomination and have been rewarded with:

    • 10 Skill Points
     
  20. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    You were the first on Kongregate/Armor Games as well as the World first.

    The first kill on Facebook was Xipe Totec's group.
     

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