Rotate Catalyst Events

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by StillDeathern, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. StillDeathern Dedicated Player

    I found this in another thread in a comment and thought it would be a fun topic. :D

    Can we get catalysts to rotate events, so its not the same event being replayed to earn them week after week?

    This would allow variations of location and maps being played that may otherwise be played less.

    In some cases, in some weeks, some of the hard content maps could even be selected, making those catalysts harder to obtain for the duration they were there.

    In said instance players may have to learn the mechanics of the event prior to being able to beat them.

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  2. Black Prime OG Devoted Player

    As long as they are easy in and out, like we have now.
  3. 9001BPM Steadfast Player

    I know what you’re really after, and it’s a no :p
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  4. StillDeathern Dedicated Player

    Well I guess that would depend, now wouldn't it?

    Some event would and could be rather difficult, especially if teamed with players who failed to run the content prior to the catalysts.
  5. TheLorax 15000 Post Club

    I really like this idea. With the recent upgrade to artifact milestones, I think we're eventually getting to where (almost) every duo, alert and raid will drop it's own catalyst or something similar. I'd rather wait to see what direction they have planned for artifacts.
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  6. StillDeathern Dedicated Player

    Hmmm be interesting to see what you really think I am after, as I am probably not... so it could be a yes?
  7. 9001BPM Steadfast Player

    You want to make everyone miserable by sticking a catalyst in DWF, you fiend :p
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  8. Entrust Committed Player

    I support the idea.

    Perhaps it could rotate monthly, or bi-monthly. (Depending on the amount of work required by the devs to make regul at drop changes)

    I'd actually support SOME (1 or 2 tops) of the instances selected each month to be a more challenging one. Especially in the power teirs when at level players have a hard time getting groups formed, and to aid in aquiring feats.
  9. Black Prime OG Devoted Player

    Nah. Pretty sure they have been placed where they are as to not big down people at end game. I get what you want, but forcing players into raids like DWF or UM just for a catalyst won't work. I'd just buy them from the broker rather than try and carry newbies thru raids like those.

    I'm still a no on this. They have picked very quick instances for our catalysts and I feel they will keep going that way.
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  10. Entrust Committed Player

    Isn't that the point though? With rotating catalyst drops there would only be a short period of time when a player won't want to run one or more instances.

    At these times that player can go to the broker, or trade with other players.

    Then when the drop locations change players can again chose to run the content or but it. Which just so happens to be exactly what is already occuring. The only difference is the addition of variety to process of earning catalysts.
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  11. StillDeathern Dedicated Player

    Well sure, that would increase the broker price, and I may actually be able to buy a collection or two... ;)
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  12. StillDeathern Dedicated Player

    Agreed. We are not talking about putting them in DWF every week for example, only occasionally. I would like to see no more than one instance that is "difficult" to acquire the catalyst. The rest could just alternate in "easy" content.

    This would help promote knowledge of the more "difficult " content for players that probably are not getting to play it at all, unless you form your own group in an attempt to run it, often an inexperienced group at that.

    I tend to believe the chain is only as strong as its weakest link, or put another way, if you want better players, they need to play the "difficult" content, not just the "easy" stuff...
  13. 9001BPM Steadfast Player

    No, worst raid ever. If you want to run it, then go run it. :D
  14. 9001BPM Steadfast Player

    Except we’re playing a video game, not training for the olympics :p
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  15. StillDeathern Dedicated Player

    I don't know about worst raid ever, it is rather difficult with an inexperienced group and is certainly seems more difficult than other content in this game.

    In speaking in comparison to other MMO's though, it is about average. Most games require all the roles in the group to perform their duties, and most games force you to play attention to mechanics. This is the only MMO I have ever played that does neither in most content, which is why some players refer to it as DPSUO.
  16. StillDeathern Dedicated Player

    Then don't jump in the pool and try to swim when the catalyst is in an event you don't want to play? It works both ways...
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  17. Fatal Star 10000 Post Club

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  18. Entrust Committed Player

    So like has been mentioned, during the periods when a caralyst drops in an instance that is difficult/annoying players can: buy, trade, or wait.

    There's no requirement to run every instance that drops a catalyst every week.
  19. Balistical Ice Loyal Player

    Well, if there ever is a catalyst in DWF, you can always use lfg or shout for it. Because people more than likely will want/need to run it
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  20. 9001BPM Steadfast Player

    I do enough of that sort of thing in real life, I want to feel somewhat powerful and independent in a video game. You all had your fun and crushed my dreams when it was relevant, leave DWF in the past. Absolutely no reason a NORMAL raid should ever have been or should should ever be like that again.