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  • Event Schedule | January 10 - January 17

    Row-Attackers

    Note the end time for the Knock Them Down and quest events. We will be shifting our weekly start/end time to 6PM GMT going foward, and all weekly quests, packs, and pvp events will reflect this. Proving Grounds remains at 5AM GMT. This change will become effective in our next content release.

    PVP Events

    Line Them Up

    +500% Health and Power for Row-Attackers. Row-Attackers prevent enemies from flanking, and deal +15% faction bonus damage

    Top Banner Prizes: Lyrium-Reinforced Longbow, Mythic White Wisp, and Tome of Ascension.
    Top ranked players can win Garahel, Isseya, Keeper Zathrian, and Dalish banner
    Thursday, January 10 at 10pm GMT - Sunday, January 13 at 10pm GMT


    Knock Them Down

    Row-Attackers get +50% stun resist and are more likely to attack heroes who stun. All other heroes get -50% stun resist.

    Top Banner Prizes: Scout Quiver, Mythic Black Wisp, and Bloodstone Pack.
    Top ranked players can win Warden-Commander Sophia, Vinsomer Dragonling, Knight-Captain Denam, and Emerald Graves Nug
    Sunday, January 13 at 10pm GMT - Thursday, January 17 at 6pm GMT


    Quest Events

    Elven Mages
    Prove your strength against feral creatures like Wild Sylvans, Bears, and even Werewolves in the Elven Mages quest. Fight with fervor and courage and you may survive this fierce encounter!

    +300% Health and +125% Power to Elven Mages!

    Top Heroes: Solas, Abelas, Keeper Marethari, Merrill, The Grand Oak
    Top Gear: The Divine Armor, Bloodline, Tome of Ascension
    Thursday, January 10 at 10pm GMT - Thursday, January 17 at 6pm GMT


    Elven Rogues
    Politicians, Chantry members, Smugglers... sometimes you may need them to be "taken care of", and you want it done quietly. Rogues are cunning, precise and deadly. Assail White Faction targets in this special event.

    +200% Health and Power to Elven Rogues!

    Top Heroes: Crow Zevran, Charter, Ritts, Briala
    Top Gear: Elgar'nan Enaste, Walking Death, Tome of Ascension
    Thursday, January 10 at 10pm GMT - Thursday, January 17 at 6pm GMT

  • #2
    Is this shift in the time from 10pm GMT to 6pm GMT permanent?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RoenGs View Post
      Is this shift in the time from 10pm GMT to 6pm GMT permanent?

      "We will be shifting our weekly start/end time to 6PM GMT going foward"

      Yes.

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      • #4
        I think this pvp ending time is bad for lots of players, I am a little worried that it's going to be permanent.
        If we have a 1 day GW lots of players couldn't compete with this schedule, I include myself.
        I hope it will be temporary, I wouldn't like to quit HoDA if I can't compete well.

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        • #5
          We have been lucky that the regular events ended at 11pm here in Europe for a looooong time. Guess people from other parts of the world hated the old times, because it was in the middle of the night or at school/work time. That's just the way it is.

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          • #6
            I wish Proving Grounds was also moved to alleviate the nightmare 5am GMT end time for us European players...
            Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Snake Master Supremo View Post
              I wish Proving Grounds was also moved to alleviate the nightmare 5am GMT end time for us European players...
              That's what everybody in our guild said. No one really cared about the regular events, but everyone asked for changes at PG. But I don't think we will ever see this happening

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              • #8
                I agree, nobody asked for a change in the regular pvp ending time, while most of players were asking for a different PG ending time, so it is odd it changed for pvps but not for PG.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Grey Warden View Post
                  I think this pvp ending time is bad for lots of players, I am a little worried that it's going to be permanent.
                  If we have a 1 day GW lots of players couldn't compete with this schedule, I include myself.
                  I hope it will be temporary, I wouldn't like to quit HoDA if I can't compete well.
                  You say this about just about every change we implement.

                  We did a great deal of analysis before making this decision.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Snake Master Supremo View Post
                    I wish Proving Grounds was also moved to alleviate the nightmare 5am GMT end time for us European players...
                    Unfortunately Proving Grounds is particularly complicated to change the ending time on.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Grey Warden View Post
                      I agree, nobody asked for a change in the regular pvp ending time
                      You have no basis on which to make this statement, as you are not privy to every communication between players and staff through the various channels offered.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Fenrir View Post
                        We have been lucky that the regular events ended at 11pm here in Europe for a looooong time. Guess people from other parts of the world hated the old times, because it was in the middle of the night or at school/work time. That's just the way it is.

                        Bearing in mind:

                        6pm GMT = 1pm Eastern, 12pm Central, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific, this change is not geared toward making it easier on "other parts" (aka Non-European) of the world. It does, however, make it a more reasonable time not just for Europeans but also Russians and Asians, while still being doable for North and South America.

                        We were actually thinking a great deal about our European players when making this change, as this time now falls sometime between 6pm - 9pm for our European players, which should be much better than 10pm - 1am.

                        When there were discussions surrounding changing the ending time for Proving Grounds, most active members of the community here at that time ultimately settled on 6-7pm GMT as being a good end time for events based on how well it would cover a large portion of the world for being some kind of reasonable time. We leaned on that feedback when deciding on a time.

                        Proving Grounds remains a terrible time for pretty much everyone. We're looking into what we can do about that, but it's far more complicated than anyone might expect to make a change to that.
                        Last edited by Lyeshal; 01-08-2019, 09:22 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lyeshal View Post
                          You have no basis on which to make this statement, as you are not privy to every communication between players and staff through the various channels offered.
                          I don't follow all private communication, you are right, but I always check out CG forum where all players express his thoughts about the game and ideas and most of players asked for a PG ending time in previous posts, but not pvp ending time in this forum.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Grey Warden View Post
                            CG forum where all players express his thoughts about the game and ideas
                            Here is the flaw in this line: "all players".

                            The forums represent less than one percent of all players. So even if every single active forum member had weighed in on this, to claim something like "all players" is absolutely inappropriate.

                            We do take the feedback from the forums seriously, and we appreciate it. But keep the perspective clear: there are many other ways in which we receive feedback.

                            As we have said before: Speak only for yourself. Don't speak for other players, and don't try to extrapolate that something is a widespread idea just because you've seen 30 people talk about it.

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                            • #15
                              Proving Grounds ends at an absolutely perfect time for me specifically. :-D sorry to everyone else lol

                              seriously though, if the end time for PG ever changed or rotated periodically, so be it. I've been cashing in on a 7pm end time for a long while now. I'm ok to spread the love if something else gets figured out.

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