Monday, October 6, 2008

Don't contribute, get a lollie...

As you may have guessed from my previous posts, I'm a little bewildered as to how WAR measures contribution in scenarios. This caught my eye last night while playing Mourkain Temple (click to enlarge):

A player that contributed nothing to the scenario (i.e. no damage or healing), gained more XP than myself (Bloodfire), who contributed considerably. Try working that one out???

I really hope Mythic know what they are doing, because it's these kind of bugs that invite botting. You would only need a macro that auto enters you into a scenario and another to make subtle movements on the keyboard to prevent the game from logging you out. You could go to bed and when you wake up your char would be 15 ranks higher... Mythic needs to get the devs onto this one asap, because it will really be bad for business.

7 comments:

arbitrary said...

that's really bad, I hope it gets fixed fast

(though I was hoping you were about to write that they;#'d added in a mechanic where if you contributed nothing you actually got a lolly!0

Crimson Starfire said...

Lol, that would be really cool:

Congratulations, you have received a packet of sugar coated sour worms for sitting idly by while your team got slaughtered in Mourkain Temple.

or

The team at Mythic have detected that you have no skill what so ever and have sent a crate of mixed gummy bears your way. Thank you for not contributing.

Melf_Himself said...

He was maybe the guy who was carrying the bauble the whole time?

Otherwise, my bet is that he was partied with someone or someones who were doing a lot of damage, since it seems to split rewards around the party regardless of which party member actually did the damage/healing.

For example, when Crimson and I were paired with me as Ironbreaker and him as Archmage, we were both getting +4 renown per tick of his HoTs, even though I definitely wasn't doing anything to earn it. I could have afk'd and leeched that renown easily. And when Crimson was solo it was + 8 renown per tick, ie it just split it down the middle.

paul said...

Judging from the kills column I would say someone near max level left the scenario early to avoid the bonus xp for winning and they ported in just 2 kills from the end.
Odd how they got more win bonus than you did. :O

Crimson Starfire said...

Nice detective work. Yeah, I'm not really sure what the deal is with the XP math. Would have expected someone that had only been in the game for a short time to get less XP than everyone else. Weird...

Graktar said...

The base bonus xp for a win in a scenario is based on your level. He was 2 levels higher than you, so got a better base xp reward. Note that he got less xp than anyone on the winning side his level or higher.

Bonus xp for contribution is pretty mild compared to the win bonus, which is why you didn't surpass him despite doing more.

If you had lost the match, you'd have gotten more xp than he did due to your contribution.

Crimson Starfire said...

@graktar
You have wisdom + 6 my friend. Once again, cheers for sheding light on some confusing math.