Mysteriax.6049 Posted January 3, 2018 Share Posted January 3, 2018 Edge of the Mists was originally intended to be a permanently accessible WvW overflow for worlds with large queues, allowing players to play all the time. It was also supposed to be the testing ground for WvW changes. Instead, it became a karma, WXP and leveling train, and was never used for testing WvW changes. The Mist War maps are largely accessible now with limited queues, making EOTM’s purpose as an overflow map unnecessary and in fact detrimental – drawing players that may help to populate WvW. So, what to do with EOTM? How can it be changed to serve the WvW community better? Here’s the outline of my plan.Turn Edge of the Mists into a 3 hour, 50 man squad queued match and increase the rewards for winning Edge of the Mists matches. QueuingYou can join an Edge of the Mists match by creating a squad or joining a squad in LFG. Only the commander can queue his squad for an Edge of the Mists match. The commander must have 50 people in his or her squad. You can only join a squad with players of your same color, that is, all worlds currently of that color for the week. The current button on the right side of the WvW screen will change to a “queue squad for Edge of the Mists match”. This button will be dark grey and unclickable for non-commanders, reading instead “join a squad in LFG to access EOTM”. The LFG system will include a tab for queueing Edge of the Mists matches. After a commander clicks the “Queue squad for EOTM match” button, a timer will appear on the top of the screen like a PvP match for all players, then the “Your queue’s popped” horns will play, then the checkbox system like in PvP will appear. When all players are ready, they will be teleported to Edge of the Mists and begin an hour and a half long match. Match SpecificsThe Edge of the Mists is an hour and a half long, massive 50-man PvP match fought over objectives. A player will be unable to access any Mist War maps except Obsidian Sanctum (a possible WvW lobby) while participating in an Edge of the Mists map. Players will be able to leave their commander’s squad while in an Edge of the Mists match, and tag up. While in an Edge of the Mists map during a match, the button on the right side of the WvW screen will read “Leave the Edge of the Mists” and players who click this will return to HoTM or a PvE map. While out of an Edge of the Mists match (if a player DC’ed or left for some reason), a player will be able to rejoin on any character. The button on the right side of the WvW screen will display “Rejoin the Edge of the Mists”. A player will only be able to participate in an Edge of the Mists match once per daily reset. ScoringThe Edge of the Mists is scored through a PPT dominant, PPK secondary system (opposite of conventional WvW, providing a distinction) where a group’s “tick” is the primary factor for scoring. It will be broken up into 5 minute intervals, with the entire match lasting 90 minutes. Keeps, Towers, and Generators will have different weights on a side’s “tick”. The side with the most Warscore at the end of the match wins. RewardsSome possible rewards for Edge of the Mists include badges of honor, gold, karma, skirmish tickets, and/or an independent currency that can be used to purchase EOTM-specific items. ConclusionMy plan intends on turning EOTM from a place to go while waiting for a WvW queue to a limited access, large scale match fought over objectives. Doing this will give the map a unique identity, differentiating it from WvW and concentrating a majority of players on the Mist War maps. Please provide your feedback below. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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