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Event Timer, what fresh hell is this.

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Tyekanis
The Fated
#1 - 2017-07-21 11:05:38 UTC
Aside from the somewhat anemic rewards for this event, sans the Tengu skin - which is the only reason I bother at all, I´m getting pushed further and further into my supposed sleep cycle by that asinine 23 hour cooldown.

What twisted Sleeper mind came up with that ****? Why wouldn´t you just have them reset at Downtime and let people run them in the 23-eske hour window that suits their - often random and/or limited - play time?

Also, as many have also encountered, the 4 point tasks involving T3C´s and BC´s works haphazardly or not at all.

I scanned down a site and ran it in a Tengu, not only did I not get the points for running a combat signature in a T3C, I didn´t even get the basic 10 points for running a combat signature. I´ve had similar un-successes in my trusty Myrmidon.

As events go - as many of which have been pretty awesome - the Agency event seems to have been a square problem hammered into a smaller round hole, either by time constraints and/or technical issues at best, or sheer failboating at worst.

I accept there will be issues; desyncing, crashes and whatnots.. not even mad.

But that 23 hour cooldown shenanigans has _got_ to go.

#neveragain #23hours #badcall
Boldly Gone
Grumpy Old Guy Industries Corporation
#2 - 2017-07-21 11:35:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Boldly Gone
Yesterday I had the timer at two tasks going down to "0s" - and rest there for hours. Kinda beta.
I really like the downtime reset idea - CCP, please.
Tyekanis
The Fated
#3 - 2017-07-21 11:41:21 UTC
I´ve had similar issues with the timers being greyed out when they finish while I am online, I tried logging out and in again if the tasks are greyed out - it seems to help.
Thomas Lot
Spatial Forces
#4 - 2017-07-21 11:58:56 UTC
Do what I do. Completely ignore the event as none of the rewards are worth the effort of doing anything different than we do regularly.

The only thing worth jack-crap might be the skin at the end, and if I actually wanted the stupid thing I could just buy it with the isk I made while doing what I normally do during the event.


tl;dr

Event sucks, move along, kthxbai
Tyekanis
The Fated
#5 - 2017-07-21 12:06:47 UTC
My only endgame by making a stink on forums is not the Event itself, but rather to do my part in getting rid of that 23 hour cooldown turdblossom from future events.

I will muddle on as I am getting too far in to back out now.. but future events with that 23h cd system will be promptly ignored.
Hir Miriel
Elves In Space
#6 - 2017-07-22 11:35:45 UTC
23 hour event timers are so hot with online game designers right now.
There must be a reason for that.
If we could discover the reason we could find out why the game designers think it's so cool.
Why would game designers want players to miss out on game events?
Because if you can make one day, then you have less chance of doing the next day.
These timers are awful for players who have regular lives.

I suspect there is some cheap trick marketing argument that drives the whole design.

~ ~~ Thinking inside Schrodinger's sandbox. ~~ ~