Event Snowball Arena

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Winter has arrived upon us, and that means it's time for Snowball Arena! Snowball Arena is special zone where you and your friends can PvP or MvM each to other using only snow balls! Inside an complex and cleverly tactically angled map, there has never been more competitive when it comes to snowball fighting!

Where
: Lower Icicle Castle ( 1355 / 570 )
When: Dec 18 - Till Winter Ends!
Details: Any player can participate, there is no requirements at all, to join and play snowball arena you will need to first go to designated area which is at lower icicle castle. You can tell if you are in snowball arena zone if you can see the HUGE Christmas tree nearby. Inside this area you may send PvP or MvM requests (just as you would in bar) and when all entrants accepts invitation, each team will be sent to side of snowball arena. Immediately, all characters are outfitted with Christmas apparel, depending on which side, there is red and green team. Inside the snowball arena you may not use any skills or items, or melee. Instead you must gather and collect snowballs from Snowman by clicking on him. You can carry max of 20 snowballs at once, if you run out, you'll need to go back to Snowman and collect more snowballs. To use snowball, use it like any other item, double click the item or place the item into your shortcut bar. You can throw snowball similarly how you cast conch strike, meaning it's target-area not target-point where you would have to click on a character/monster. The target-area is very small and requires good aim, it can damage multiple people (provided if they all are in a line) just as voyager's conch strike would. All snowballs do 10% of MXHP and mini-stuns (so it always takes 10 hits no matter what class or level you are, similarly any of your equips are forfeited as you would not regen HP or gain movement speed bonuses). Additionally, there is small chance for the snowball to do critical damage (call it snowball HEADSHOT!) which deals 20% MXHP instead! Additionally there is very short cooldown on throwing snowballs. While the match is expected to last for short time, should the match stall, there will be a greedy santa spawned at middle of arena, steal it's santa bag and return to your side to win! You can kill this greedy Santa (and whoever last hit the greedy santa) will become "slow" and have shining aura this character(Sorry we didn't had enough time to develop custom model and animations to add santa bag behind your back), you can now instant-win the match ONLY if you manage to return to your side alive. You do not have necessarily to kill the greedy santa, but should both side refuse to come around (spawn campers) you can then, go kill the greedy santa and return to your side instead. In MvM mode, if you've killed greedy santa and die, the "slow" state will be passed to next alive team mate.

So in summary:
  • Free to play all you want!
  • All players play equally, nobody is stronger or powerful!
  • Simple but fun Mechanism to allow exciting battles!
  • Fail-safe system in-case both side is cowards and refuse to go out of spawn!
  • Reinforcements of team-ally by making each side outfitted synchronized Christmas set!
  • Stay alive OR steal the santa bag to win!
Here are some pictures of the Snowball Arena!
 

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PS If you think this is last event announced, you would be surprised, we still have events that's yet to be announced =0

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Looks super fun. Why red and green though? (RIP Colorblind people)
 

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I do have a few questions:
  1. Is HP regen still a thing here? (Would be lame since people with a lot of base con would have an advantage).
  2. Is the whole inventory "cleaned"? (Including pots, pets, necks, rings, ...)
  3. Does the Greedy Santa attack and do the snowballs do 10% of its HP as well?
  4. After how many mins does the Santa spawn?
 

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Is HP regen still a thing here? (Would be lame since people with a lot of base con would have an advantage).
No. HP Regen does not work on map.

Is the whole inventory "cleaned"? (Including pots, pets, necks, rings, ...)
No. It just disallow any item use except snow balls

Does the Greedy Santa attack and do the snowballs do 10% of its HP as well?
No. 2-5% but a bit faster and does not stun.

After how many mins does the Santa spawn?
After 60 sec
 

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After long and challenging day, we weren't able to get the new map to run smoothly as we would like. That means when you walk or run around the arena, you may experience some jittery. We have spent entire day, over six map revisions each time reducing, but still not up to our standards. Unfortunately we ran out of time, for now what we have will do, it's still mostly fine.

The server restarted, a patch/update was placed on update server, snowball arena is now ACTIVATED!
 

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Please. Post what you Feel.
Did You like it?
What improvement You would like to see?
 

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I've only played 2 1v1 Games so far, but it seems really cool. My only objection would be that Santa spawns way too early. (In both games, both of us were at around 75% hp when it spawned)
 

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I've only played 2 1v1 Games so far, but it seems really cool. My only objection would be that Santa spawns way too early. (In both games, both of us were at around 75% hp when it spawned)
OK. We'll double the length.
 

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OK. We'll double the length.
I'm interested in seeing how it will work out with multiple players. One grabs the flag while others try to protect him, either way, the Santa feels weird in a 1v1.
 

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I'm interested in seeing how it will work out with multiple players. One grabs the flag while others try to protect him, either way, the Santa feels weird in a 1v1.
We saw tons of potential when it came to camp-spawning, didn't like that, knowning PKO where players will abuse every drop of "advantage" a secondary protocol to winning was necessary. The santa bag is automatically passed to next closest team member when it's holder dies.