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[EVENT] The (second) Great Ziggurat Challenge!!

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:38 am    Post subject: [EVENT] The (second) Great Ziggurat Challenge!! Reply with quote

The [second] Great Ziggurat Challenge!!



On Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 7:25 am WeirdUsername wrote:
Somewhere, in Gehenna, lies a ziggurat...

In this ziggurat lies a Pariah...

This Pariah was bored from the lack of death in HIS slice of Gehenna...

And so, he organized a GREAT tournament to bring Death to his land...

He promised a trophy to the one who would be able to hold the ziggurat the longest, and the participants walked to their near-certain deaths...

(This is an effort from me to encourage people to get out of their strongholds, and fight. There are only two rules: No strongholding the ziggurat, and obey Bob's rules on alt abuse and zerging)


Welcome back one and all! This is not the same Great Ziggurat Challenge of yesteryear, but a new updated challenge with a chance to win some good winnings! It will run weekly until interest dies out or breath end, whichever comes first. Everyone is invited everyone can win! ...One way or another...

The contest is a King of the Hill type contest, you win by having the most kills! There are runner up prizes awarded for both kills and deaths. Obtain the most and become captain of your domain! There will be three ways to enter the great Ziggurat, it is via portal and there will be one portal entrance from Laurentia(in the sewers of sunset accessible from 39, 33 Laurentia), one from Stygia, and one from Elysium, the portals may change location from time to time. All portals are currently open for business they are located at (5, 30 Stygia), (35,34 Sewers) (under Sunset), and inside (9,34 Elysium)!

The Great Ziggurat Challenge was an amazing and fun challenge from Breath 1, it was an exciting time, much fun was had, some of my own characters were regulars at the Zig, hellfiring people out of it and fisticuffs myrm-kicking it all the way up to T3. It was fun and there were lots of hilarious situations that evolved, and most of all it was memorable and my characters still hold the commemorative badges they received from the fun time. This is a contest for all players, this is a contest that even a level 1 mortal can win if they try. The most important part though is to have a good time with it, winning isn't everything, and you are going to die, a lot. But with that in mind, you are also going to get some great kills in! Be sure to post highlights on the forums if you see some amazing things!

Now on to rules, important rules! Rules are the what keep us all in check and what dictate our ability to have fun with things, ALL REGULAR PLAY RULES APPLY IN THE ZIG! As a reminder here are some links to the applicable threads:

The Rules thread
The alt abuse and zerging thread

Okay, with that out of the way there are some ground rules:

  1. One character per week! More than one character in the Zig will disqualify you from a win!
  2. Once you enter the Zig, there is no exit apart from death!
  3. Have fun, do not be afraid to emote, you are going to die one way or another!
  4. Your winnings cannot be used to help you win a following weeks challenge!


Other things to expect:

  • The contest runs weekly from 00:00 UTC Mondays until the following Monday at 00:00 UTC That is when prizes for the preceding week will be awarded.
  • Hiding and Invisible are allowed but will be revoked every AP tick.
  • There will be up to 4 winners every week, so there is plenty of opportunity to win it!
  • You can win multiple prizes in a single week, you may not give a prize away, drop a prize, or safe a prize. You can however put it in your faction footlocker for later use.
  • If you win, your prize will be destroyed on your next death.
  • If you win while you are currently inside of the Great Zig, you will retain your prize for use the following 'life'.
  • You cannot use more than one prize per 'life'.
  • Using the prize will bar you from entrance to the Zig in that 'life'.
  • Your winning will last until you die.
  • Your winning will be some sort of benefit.
  • You might get more than one benefit, this is not a certainty.
  • Take your winning and do something wonderful with it! Get out there in the Nexus and let people know that you prevailed in the Great Ziggurat Challenge!
  • Among your winning loot will be a badge that grants no CP award, but will be with you for following breaths to come.
  • Pets are allowed, use caution and be prepared for that!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright being that it is now a couple weeks into the challenge, let's talk a little bit about it and the things you can win!

In a future game update, the zig will not shift MO. This will not be a permanent setting there, but it will run until the update after it, so if there are some hesitant angels out there lacking HTT/HoZ, no worries, you will get your time to not have to worry about falling while in the zig.

As of right now, there is no grace period for characters in the zig at the end of the week. What I mean is, if you are in there at 00:00 UTC on Monday, that means that you will die in there in the following week. The implication of that is that if you bring in another character later that week you will be disqualified for having two characters participate within the same week. This is an outstanding issue that will be fixed. In a future game update there will be a grace period of 12 hours (ideally) for both the disqualification and also for dying with the zig juice.

So, important things to note for the time being:

  • This is still a work in progress!
  • We can and will change things that require changing!
  • If you want to use a different character the following week try not to be inside the Zig at 00:00 Monday UTC (game time)
  • If you participated be on the lookout at 00:00 Monday UTC for your prize, if this is the middle of the night for you or something and you get killed destroying the prize, please send dev team member or an admin a forums PM or DM on Discord to get things straightened out!


Prizes!! Okay, on to the prizes!!! If you get top kills or top deaths you will get an achievement badge that does not grant CP, it is yours, wear it proudly on your profile page! If you get top kills or top deaths or runner up top kills or deaths, you will get a Bottle of Zig Juice, when you drink the Zig Juice, a few things happen, first you will be unable to enter the Zig until after you die next, then you get a one-off rejuvenatable pet! They are fairly powerful as a base, and each instance of them has randomized stats! The last thing that happens is there is a chance you will get a cool status effect that will be permanent until you die next. So far I have seen Master of the Flow, Golem Form, and Zigslosive be given out. There are a few other custom ones like Zigslosive (Zigsplosive gives you acces to the Zigsplosive Device which is like a souped up Explosive Murder which may or may not be a multi-tile explosion), but for the most part they are beneficial status effects that will last until you die next. Feel free to post what you get on the forums so people know what neat stuff is a possibility!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plscks wrote:
In a future game update, the zig will not shift MO. This will not be a permanent setting there, but it will run until the update after it, so if there are some hesitant angels out there lacking HTT/HoZ, no worries, you will get your time to not have to worry about falling while in the zig.


or for those angels like us with HTT that have max morality and attack other angels and then lose the morality.

ugh
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Status Effect: Inviolate Form

The character is able to activate Inviolate Form at a cost of 3 Action Point and 5 Magic Points. When activated, the character gains the Inviolate Form Status Effect for 25 Status Ticks (it cannot be stacked).

While Inviolate Form is active, effects that would normally cause the character to take damage instead cause the character to lose a number of Magic Points equal to the damage that would have been sustained. Even though the damage was prevented, the damage absorbed in this way will count toward the Damage Taken character statistic. If the character has 0 Magic Points, Inviolate Form has no effect though it does not end.

Don't see any way to activate it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pharaoh wrote:
Status Effect: Inviolate Form

The character is able to activate Inviolate Form at a cost of 3 Action Point and 5 Magic Points. When activated, the character gains the Inviolate Form Status Effect for 25 Status Ticks (it cannot be stacked).

While Inviolate Form is active, effects that would normally cause the character to take damage instead cause the character to lose a number of Magic Points equal to the damage that would have been sustained. Even though the damage was prevented, the damage absorbed in this way will count toward the Damage Taken character statistic. If the character has 0 Magic Points, Inviolate Form has no effect though it does not end.

Don't see any way to activate it.


I just tested it and there should be a button in the Skills panel.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checked again, no button in the skills panel.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pharaoh wrote:
Checked again, no button in the skills panel.


None of your characters is an Advocate. The button to reliably activate it hinges on having the skill.

It's possible you have have gotten the status as a random effect of using a Zig Juice, but that should be a one-time effect until you die.
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