RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

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RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:03 pm

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Hello all! The above is what the new map in our 1.5 launch will look like, with a few changes (and the addition of the safeholds!). We designed this map with feedback from the community and CRT in mind about creating a more Vorringia-Like mapset that stressed combat, competition and less walking distance. It's also about a small enough mapset to sustainably hold the interest of our population and keep PvP & competition high throughout the server lifespan, regardless of population. We wanted to find a sweet-spot in taking the advantages of Dalgoth and running with them, and the advantages of Vorringia and running with those too!

We planned to have our cake and eat it too. This map has the environment and interesting map space/nuances that define the old Dalgoth mapset while being even more population efficient than Vorringia; this map now only has 1 of every zone in the game, whereas Vorringia had 7 Duplicate (extra) Zones, we have NONE! Which means more competition and more PvP in the long run, even as population dips. It also means that the advantage of your city location has increased: there is only one place for most runes to drop instead of many duplicate zones, with reduced number of mines fostering increased mine participation and competition for resources.

This map, and indeed the whole patch is about fostering greater conflict, variety and sustainability. We hope you like the map compared to what you're playing on production right now and we hope to improve it further with your help.

Thank you for reading!

NOTE: We will post an updated map including all the mine types of each mine and all of the discipline droppers in each zone, including realm limits also. This will help you decide on your plant locations! This map will be posted nearer to the launch date of 1.5.
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:08 pm

Starfish can u recapture the map?
can not see the mob zone when the mine is active.
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:29 pm

Those mines are outside of any zones, liliass :) They're on their own. Like Annueth Rilondrae.
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:43 am

will mines still be in zones as well?

i assume so, but i thought id ask to be sure.
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:07 am

tooshifty wrote:will mines still be in zones as well?

i assume so, but i thought id ask to be sure.
Yes.
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:38 am

When can we resume playing to CRUSH????
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:53 am

are there certainly less zones then other dalgoth maps?
or am i wrong ?
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:33 am

I have notes going back 10+ years on dalgoth. And about 8 years for vorringia. All the important disc locations, disc trainers, R4 trainers in the macrozones, etc. Why force us to flush all that accrued knowledge down the toilet? What was wrong with vorringia anyway?
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:34 am

I have notes going back 10+ years on dalgoth. And about 8 years for vorringia. All the important disc locations, disc trainers, R4 trainers in the macrozones, etc. Why force us to flush all that accrued knowledge down the toilet? What was wrong with vorringia anyway?
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:38 am

That info is available on the wiki anyway. You don't need those notes.
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:54 pm

Tesla080 wrote:are there certainly less zones then other dalgoth maps?
or am i wrong ?
Of course there are, there's 1/3 less land area than before.

The problem with Vorringia is that it sucks and the original Dalgoth is far too large for our population. All three mapsets are old and stale at this point anyway. There's an entire wiki full of information that's currently being updated with RiF 1.5 changes, no need whatsoever for your outdated notebook.
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:20 pm

when is the server going to be up to play????
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Re: RIF 1.5 Map Sneak Peek!

Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:21 am

Where do I find the current map?

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