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  1. Providing easy storage access and TPs to every zone in one area isn't utility nor a QoL improvement?
  2. Agreed. That wouldn't work for the zone Rikti mothership raid (because you could just be on the other side of the zone), but that is definitely a great idea for the trial.
  3. Yep, it was a great test trial raid. Thanks to everyone that came! New issue: No Chief Mesmerist spawned. Confirmed known issue: No Rikti Magus spawned. Once those two issues along with the lack of movement by NPCs are fixed, and a minimap is added, I can see this being a great addition to Homecoming. For someone that asked: The trial automatically loads you into the Vanguard compound at Point du Hoc, and there is a hospital bed there. Should you die and can't get a rez, going to the hospital will take you to the Vanguard compound at Point du Hoc. I really like it. I like that everything in the instance is level 54, so it adds a bit more challenge to the Pylon phase. I like that the dropship now spawns after the downing of the first Pylon. Oh, and it was confirmed by Leandro during the trial test that the "Join in Progress" option in the LFG window doesn't work and never did. So, should someone want into a Rikti mothership raid trial after it starts, the league leader has to invite him or her.
  4. The Rikti mothership raid will be made available as a LFG instance, which should remedy this issue. See this thread.
  5. Oh, I have a problem with level 50 leechers as well. Now that the Rikti mothership raid will be an instance, they can be more easily dealt with by kicking them, which is nice. The Rikti mothership raid was designed for level 35+. That's just a fact. You had to be level 35 to access the Rikti War Zone in the first place for two years. The purpose is for Vanguard merits, which only those level 35+ and with the Member of Vanguard badge can obtain. There are also plenty of other avenues for PLing that don't impact up to 47 others. In any case, the Rikti mothership raid trial test on the Pineapple server will start in about five and a half hours.
  6. This will start in about five and a half hours, y'all! Map of the standard Rikti War Zone:
  7. Well, I'll be bringing a Beam Rifle/Sonic Resonance Corruptor. A couple of more people with AoE mez protection (Force Field, Sonic Resonance, or Clarion Core Destiny), would be good. Barring that, a couple of Darkness Affinity/Dark Miasma to rez the dead (if there are any). A couple of /Darkness Affinity Controllers with Clarion Core Destiny would make my day. :D Other than that, buffs are nice, as is DPS. On a normal Rikti mothership raid, some taunters (Tankers/Brutes/Scrappers) would be handy as well, to pull in Rikti to the bowl, but that will not be possible with this test. The only AT that will not be helpful is Mastermind, because of the inability of NPCs to move. Controllers' and Dominators' pets will be ineffective as well, but that doesn't hamper the whole AT.
  8. So, thinking on it today, here's the tentative strategy, (pending any curveballs the new trial may throw our way): 1. Form up in Pocket D. 2. Once the league is settled, we'll queue up. 3. Once we are in the Rikti mothership raid trial instance, we'll meet up at the Point du Hoc Vanguard compound, (if we're not already placed there when the trial starts). 4. Buff up, and then take down Pylon 11. 5. Taking down Pylon 11 will spawn the Rikti dropship. So we'll start the dropship hunt phase, and take it down. 6. Once the dropship goes *boom*, we'll meet back up at the Point du Hoc Vanguard compound. 7. Buff up again, and then take down the remaining Pylons, beginning with 12. 8. When we take down Pylon 1 and the mothership's shield drops, remain at the Pylon 1 site. 9. Buff up a third time. Then one or two people from every team will place a bomb, and everyone else will head directly to the bowl. Now, here's where I am open to suggestions. One of the current known issues with the beta trial is that NPCs won't move. So, pulling Rikti to the bowl like we normally do will not work for this test. So, here's what I'm thinking: If we have a large-ish league, half of the league will remain in the bowl after taking down U'Kon Gr'ai, while the other half will sweep the rim of the ship. If we have a small league, then we'll all just remain in the bowl after taking down U'Kon Gr'ai, and when Rikti stop spawning we'll head out to the rim of the ship and take down the remaining Rikti. Thoughts?
  9. Just FYI - There's a new instance version of the Rikti mothership raid available on the beta server. You can read more about it here. The new Rikti mothership raid trial requires testing. So, I will hold a Rikti mothership raid trial on the Pineapple beta server tomorrow, Sunday, September 15th, at 7 P.M. ET/4 P.M. PT. If you have a character on the beta server or are willing to make one, you are more than welcome to attend. We will form up in Pocket D. It took me about a hour last night to make a new character, level it to level 50, acquire and slot enhancements, acquire and slot enhancement boosters and catalysts, and acquire Incarnate powers. If you choose to make a character for this test, I strongly recommend using this tool. Hope to see some of you there. If not, I will see you on Thursday!
  10. I will host a Rikti mothership raid trial on the Pineapple server on Sunday, September 15th, at 7 P.M. ET/4 P.M. PT. This is, of course, for testing purposes of the new Rikti mothership raid instance trial. Minimum level requirement is level 35+, which should not be a problem. :D We will meet up in Pocket D. Once the league is nice and settled, we will queue up. Be aware that I still use the minimap on the regular Homecoming servers to find Pylon 20 as I am terrible with directions, and since there will be no minimap available, we may go off course a bit but we will get there. :D Hope to see y'all there.
  11. Rikti mothership raids had a level 35+ requirement from Issues 10 through 15. It was removed when Paragon Studios removed the level requirements from all of the hazard zones in Issue 16 which, IMO, was a big mistake. I spent issues 16 through 23 leading Rikti mothership raids and fighting those trying to PL and leech from them. PLing and leeching through mothership raids negatively affects up to 47 others. PLing and leeching through AE affects one or two.
  12. Yeah, I'd rather not run Rikti mothership raids concurrently with Hamidon raids, but I'm an East coast player with many West coast friends. 11 P.M. ET is too late for me, and 7 P.M. ET is too early for west coasters. 8:30 P.M. ET/5:30 P.M. PT it is.
  13. There was also two scheduled Rikti mothership raids last night that ran concurrently with the Hamidon raids. The mothership raids had a full league, with most of them being level 50s, and none under level 41, (as far as I could tell). That's probably why not enough people showed up for a Hive 2 raid. Also, Borderlands 3 released last night. I was actually surprised that the Rikti mothership raids had a full league for both raids.
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