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TERA PC - General Discussion: Remember Kyra's Catalyst Boxes ?
Remember they were in the open world, man that was (for me) best event EVER.
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Cue in someone telling you we won't have those events anymore because of exploits that have been fixed.
waiting
I should report you and this post !
its just not right teasing some one in such a way
causing happy old memories to come flooding back
oh how I enjoyed those times XDDD
tisnotme wrote: »
I should report you and this post !
its just not right teasing some one in such a way
causing happy old memories to come flooding back
oh how I enjoyed those times XDDD

man, I loved that event.
CornishRex wrote: »
Cue in someone telling you we won't have those events anymore because of exploits that have been fixed.
waiting

One thing is fixed, but a lot of other issues are not. It's still broken.
papy10k wrote: »
tisnotme wrote: »
I should report you and this post !
its just not right teasing some one in such a way
causing happy old memories to come flooding back
oh how I enjoyed those times XDDD

man, I loved that event.

yep , use to love running round looking for them and seeing what you got in side enjoying wasting time a a change to what we did in tera
or hunting these
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World is imperfect and everything has issues. But one will work to fix it and make players happy while another will regularly speak why it was bad.
Farming 300 catalyst as a goal everyday was nice and all but, seeing people teleporting on top of the boxes as you fly to them wasn't particularly enjoyable. It's better if we don't have these kinds of event anymore.
CornishRex wrote: »
Cue in someone telling you we won't have those events anymore because of exploits that have been fixed.
waiting

One thing is fixed, but a lot of other issues are not. It's still broken.

(Not to mention, if anyone actually remembers this event, it was exceedingly broken back then, too. This is why, from that point on, all catalyst events reset and don't carry over and they never had any meaningful rewards in open world hunt boxes again. It's not that I don't like the event, but it's got issues.)

I still have Kyra's catalysts in item claim. Guess they didn't fully remove them.
JXE5356AKE wrote: »
CornishRex wrote: »
Cue in someone telling you we won't have those events anymore because of exploits that have been fixed.
waiting

One thing is fixed, but a lot of other issues are not. It's still broken.

(Not to mention, if anyone actually remembers this event, it was exceedingly broken back then, too. This is why, from that point on, all catalyst events reset and don't carry over and they never had any meaningful rewards in open world hunt boxes again. It's not that I don't like the event, but it's got issues.)

I still have Kyra's catalysts in item claim. Guess they didn't fully remove them.

You're right - they removed them from inventory and the balance in Kyra's, but not item claim.
TERA PC - General Discussion#11 papy10k01/12/2018, 08:55 PM
to be honest i did not know people exploited this event by teleporting and [filtered], sad. no wonder why the game is lacking content.
papy10k wrote: »
to be honest i did not know people exploited this event by teleporting and [filtered], sad. no wonder why the game is lacking content.

Teleport exploits should've been fixed though. It's detectable by the server now because the client now needs servers response to teleport you for long distances now, unlike before. Which makes this detectable.
Coupled with the way the boxes spawn which was changed as well most of the box related exploits have been fixed. People used to be able to go under maps through mountains and stuff and get the boxes that spawned underground, however boxes now despawn after a certain amount of time and because of that they won't be plentiful under terrain.
I say most exploits because I'm not aware if any other existed at all. And if they did, they're not widespread enough in the community for it to be harmful.
I really like the box event because all levels can participate in it and it's really fun and relaxing to do while waiting for queue/inbetween daily boring grind. Saying we can't have it anymore because of exploits is silly because literally everything in this game can be exploited, should we remove dungeons too? Because of memeslash? Just ridiculous.
CornishRex wrote: »
papy10k wrote: »
to be honest i did not know people exploited this event by teleporting and [filtered], sad. no wonder why the game is lacking content.

Teleport exploits should've been fixed though. It's detectable by the server now because the client now needs servers response to teleport you for long distances now, unlike before. Which makes this detectable.
Coupled with the way the boxes spawn which was changed as well most of the box related exploits have been fixed. People used to be able to go under maps through mountains and stuff and get the boxes that spawned underground, however boxes now despawn after a certain amount of time and because of that they won't be plentiful under terrain.
I say most exploits because I'm not aware if any other existed at all. And if they did, they're not widespread enough in the community for it to be harmful.
I really like the box event because all levels can participate in it and it's really fun and relaxing to do while waiting for queue/inbetween daily boring grind. Saying we can't have it anymore because of exploits is silly because literally everything in this game can be exploited, should we remove dungeons too? Because of memeslash? Just ridiculous.

Making prizes untradeable and bind on pick could be the answer to stop most of the people exploiting because we already know they make use of exploits to make more profit from the stuff they get using them.

However that will make the players even more annoyed than not having those boxes, not everything could be solved throught bans or deleting items from players inventory that got the item from another player exploithing the game.

There are many things to take into consideration about this and the most important thing is "some prices included on events are cash shop items" so EME has all the rights to be cautious about their events beign exploited.
CornishRex wrote: »
I really like the box event because all levels can participate in it and it's really fun and relaxing to do while waiting for queue/inbetween daily boring grind. Saying we can't have it anymore because of exploits is silly because literally everything in this game can be exploited, should we remove dungeons too? Because of memeslash? Just ridiculous.

It's not exactly a fair comparison, because you're talking about core systems vs. optional reward events.

But anyway... there is a way they could do it if they can put some programming into it. Basically, they could make an event like Kyra's where you have in-game tokens that communicate with the store to redeem (the way catalysts currently do). And the store could impose a per-server/per-account daily limit on how many you can redeem, plus all rewards would be untradeable. The limit could be high enough so that it could give many hours of box searching, but enough so that any sort of potential exploit would be basically pointless (all you'd potentially save is a bit of time). Something like this is probably the best way so that we can bring an event like this back and make it fair for everyone.
TERA PC - General Discussion#15 Ardire01/13/2018, 12:40 AM
CornishRex wrote: »
Saying we can't have it anymore because of exploits is silly because literally everything in this game can be exploited, should we remove dungeons too? Because of memeslash? Just ridiculous.

time to delete the entire game. too many exploits.
except the cash shop, that can stay.
Ardire wrote: »
CornishRex wrote: »
Saying we can't have it anymore because of exploits is silly because literally everything in this game can be exploited, should we remove dungeons too? Because of memeslash? Just ridiculous.

time to delete the entire game. too many exploits.
except the cash shop, that can stay.

And the dress room, the dress room can stay also, so we can use the cash shop items.
TERA PC - General Discussion#17 ElinLove01/13/2018, 01:46 AM
ElinUsagi wrote: »
Ardire wrote: »
CornishRex wrote: »
Saying we can't have it anymore because of exploits is silly because literally everything in this game can be exploited, should we remove dungeons too? Because of memeslash? Just ridiculous.

time to delete the entire game. too many exploits.
except the cash shop, that can stay.

And the dress room, the dress room can stay also, so we can use the cash shop items.

Wait, are you telling me there's something else to the game than dress up?
TERA PC - General Discussion#18 tisnotme01/13/2018, 02:00 AM
wonder with Feb 14th just around the corner if we could convince BHS and EME to do .....
fat and tiny cupid's :p
they seem to be in to cutesy things these days :o
tisnotme wrote: »
wonder with Feb 14th just around the corner if we could convince BHS and EME to do .....
fat and tiny cupid's :p
they seem to be in to cutesy things these days :o

Dress the bosses like cupids, with suggar spoon wings, normal angel halo and everyone dressed in elin chamber maid costume.
TERA PC - General Discussion#20 Elinu101/13/2018, 06:33 AM
This game needs more cute elin <3 not events j/k
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> As if I have any ability to "work to fix it." There are a lot of things I would fix if I could. I'm just trying to let people know what I understand the underlying issue with this is so there's no big mystery.
TERA PC - General Discussion#22 vkobe01/13/2018, 06:45 PM
papy10k wrote: »
Remember they were in the open world, man that was (for me) best event EVER.
x1Nb5Hl.png

it was before spacecat is our current cm B)
TERA PC - General Discussion#23 ElinLove01/13/2018, 10:01 PM
vkobe wrote: »
papy10k wrote: »
Remember they were in the open world, man that was (for me) best event EVER.
x1Nb5Hl.png

it was before spacecat is our current cm B)

was it? I remember open world Kyras boxes during Spacecats era.
Also there's Mongos which is at least somewhat similar that was also during his time (so since he came till today).
TERA PC - General Discussion#24 vkobe01/13/2018, 11:01 PM
i am sure OP made this screenshot in 2015 :)
vkobe wrote: »
papy10k wrote: »
Remember they were in the open world, man that was (for me) best event EVER.
x1Nb5Hl.png

it was before spacecat is our current cm B)

You're right (although the Kyra's event with Blue Boxes happened in February 2016), but the decision to not have them again had nothing to do with Spacecats at all. It was because EME discovered after that event that people found ways to accumulate way more than they ever imagined and were hoarding them (hoping for better prizes the next time). It was why the next one had worse rewards and also wiped all catalysts out.

TERA PC - General Discussion#26 tisnotme01/14/2018, 12:42 AM
vkobe wrote: »
i am sure OP made this screenshot in 2015 :)

maybe so but we have had them since !
TERA PC - General Discussion#27 papy10k01/14/2018, 02:06 AM
vkobe wrote: »
i am sure OP made this screenshot in 2015 :)

i took it from google images
CornishRex wrote: »
papy10k wrote: »
to be honest i did not know people exploited this event by teleporting and [filtered], sad. no wonder why the game is lacking content.

Teleport exploits should've been fixed though. It's detectable by the server now because the client now needs servers response to teleport you for long distances now, unlike before. Which makes this detectable.
Coupled with the way the boxes spawn which was changed as well most of the box related exploits have been fixed. People used to be able to go under maps through mountains and stuff and get the boxes that spawned underground, however boxes now despawn after a certain amount of time and because of that they won't be plentiful under terrain.
I say most exploits because I'm not aware if any other existed at all. And if they did, they're not widespread enough in the community for it to be harmful.
I really like the box event because all levels can participate in it and it's really fun and relaxing to do while waiting for queue/inbetween daily boring grind. Saying we can't have it anymore because of exploits is silly because literally everything in this game can be exploited, should we remove dungeons too? Because of memeslash? Just ridiculous.

Not sure if you are beeing serious or not, cause nothing AT ALL has been fixed.
But an event like this that anyone can do in their free time will ruin the economy... better make the kyra boxes drop from wb's that spawn once or twice a day where the whole server is hunting it, have it last for a week, and in the last day spawn 1hit mobs for 15 min with only an in game announcement that drop twice as much as you gathered in that 1 week. Either that or 7 days costumes, it's how we do events around here now.
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