Arena 1.0

Here you will find information about NCsoft's new MOBA based on Lineage II, both the Korean and the Russian version

Re: Arena

Postby Elmar » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:58 pm

Quim wrote:One thing I couldn't understand from the article, is it possible to create a group with people you already know or it's random matching?


In the waiting areas chatting is permitted, so you could try to make "waves", but basically the party matching is random.

There are several confirmation buttons to click when, after the party matching is complete (매칭 완료), you are going to the Waiting Room or choosing your class:

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http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/wiki/% ... 8#hd106498

So if you don't like your team mates you could always let the clock tick down and thus dispel the party. During the current Team's Victory/팀의 승리 event a victorious Anakim team makes a buff NPC spawn on Nevit, Tersi etc., while Lilith makes that NPC spawn on Devianne, Kara etc.:
http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/notice ... eId=616130
I could imagine that players who have their main character(s) on Devianne will try to get into the Lilith team. Chatting being permitted is possible precisely for that reason.
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Re: Arena

Postby Elmar » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:06 pm

Elmar wrote:
Aram wrote:Look pretty cool!
I'd dreamed about this, when my friends tried to teach me dota :Р
But servers available when I'll work on my job... Try to show something on stream at sunday :)


Unlike the Olympiad or the Ceremony of Chaos, the Arena server is open 24/7. This leads of course to a certain "thinning out" of possible participants in the tournaments, which are possibly again divided by 3, since after you have logged in you will come to life either in Giran, Goddard or Schuttgart (it doesn't say whether the party matching is localized or takes players from the whole server).

Insofar Sunday afternoon Korea time would be a good time to try out this feature - at that time there are the most players online.


Update:
While the Arena server is operational/운영 24/7 until Mai 11, it will only be open on weekdays from 18:00 to 22:00 Korea time and on weekends from 10:00 to 22:00, at least during the current Beta phase:
http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/notice ... eId=616130

Check out the events in that article; maybe you can win something useful :)
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Re: Arena

Postby iShield » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:50 pm

Wow I really like this idea ! Standardized chars / equipments so only playing styles, skills & tactics make the difference.
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Re: Arena

Postby Elmar » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:24 am

In a rather unusual phenomenon we have already three comments for the Arena article in the Powerwiki, two of which are thanking the developers for their efforts, while one is asking NCsoft that they should now improve the administration of their servers:
http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/exe/ln ... 3897&page=

So it seems that there are a number of Korean players who actually like this new MOBA system :)
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Re: Arena

Postby Illogical » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:55 am

NCSoft already got MxM to get into MOBA but it's hard to get Lineage people out of Lineage. It's a very good decision by NCSoft to make something like this.
The thing is... If it runs during Ceremony time and half of servers are either farming Ceremony for Lifestones/Belts and the rest either does Arena or grind, the MMO is dead. Especially if the Arena is giving a reward other than some NPC spawn on a server.

Besides that, it will be a matter of days for zRanger scripts to auto register the Arena system...
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Re: Arena

Postby Elmar » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:36 am

So far the rewards (Top Grade Spirit Stone/최상급 영혼의 돌, Scrolls of Blessing/축복의 주문서 - R(2)/R95/R99 etc.) are all event related, while in the permanent Powerwiki article there are no rewards at all listed. You are playing just for fun and glory :)
(also keep in mind, the Arena is on a separate server; conveying the rewards reliably to a main character of your/the system's choice might be difficult to code)

With the World Olympiad update there were also some changes to the Ceremony of Chaos:
http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update ... eId=615201
([PVP 콘텐츠 개선]/Improvement to PvP Content)

I am not quite clear what that means, but it could be that the Ceremony of Chaos has become less attractive with that update. Apart from that I think that those are two distictly different player types. For Olympiad/CoC you use your own character with equipment you have accumulated over years, while in the Arena everybody can just jump in and have the same starting conditions as a veteran player of 10 years.
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Re: Arena

Postby Aram » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:30 pm

For those, who don't wanna wait youtube videos, you can see here https://www.twitch.tv/4r4m/v/62547806 (highlights of my stream today) :)
Summary. Very dynamic and hardcore, similar to AMC at Rus servers (for ex. https://youtu.be/25HFuwBYguA?t=57s), but more technical completly.
Really need more maps (I mean loc.), items and nerf archer class :DDD (players on Live servers can understand me).
I hope as well dev. team add not random party players system, for many people, which wanna playing with friends.
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Re: Arena

Postby Elmar » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:13 pm

The party matching really seems to be completely random. When you look at the servers added after your name in the Waiting Room at 04:14 in the Twitch highlight, you can see that you as Dagger from Kain/카인 (first line) are teamed up with an Archer from the Classic server Aden/아덴 (second line). In the current event Kain belongs to the Anakim team, Aden to the Lilith team:
http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/notice ... eId=616130
So you were neutrailzing each other when it comes to making the buff NPC spawn on your respective home server :)

What I find a bit unfortunate is that during the 30 seconds when the party matching is in progress (about 03:18 ~ 03:53) you can simply retreat from the matching by clicking a button. But at that time you still don't know who your team mates are. On the Waiting Room interface I don't see a "Retire" button, so you would actually have to relog if you don't like your party mates (the true names are shown, so you would recognize somebody from an enemy clan).

Another thing we can confirm from your test today is that the party memebers are taken from all three "Lobbies" (Giran, Goddard, Schuttgart). While I spotted you and 4 other team mates on the Gatekeeper platform in Giran, I couldn't see 나루터/Naruto (the Healer from Talking Island) and 샤스/Shot (the Archer from Bremnon). Those two must have joined the party matching from one of the other towns.
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Re: Arena

Postby Aram » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:15 pm

Add english subtitles on my video about Arena, hope that help to understand more clearly to those ppl, who whatch it :)
https://youtu.be/2HJtuFQRSgA

P. S. Sorry for my poor english.
P. P. S. Please let me know (pm) if I made big mistakes ;)
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Re: Arena

Postby ZeroX » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:24 pm

thx for video Aram, i really wanna try this out! ><


Im actualy wondering, if this is on beta and they have plans to keep it up, if there will be any development for it but i dont see how puting it on free to play servers would fund it's own development.
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