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The Reim Fortress Defense

GM Retser explains about an all new feature coming to the Settlement of Reim – the Reim Fortress Defense. It’s for you and up to 5 of your buddies. Bounties, Bragboard, and more. Read all about it in the thread on the Officials: (Don’t read just the first message, he posts further on, too)

http://bit.ly/2pd1T1b

Category: Paid Events: Adventures, Quests, and SimuCoins
Topic: The Settlement of Reim

Date: 04/13/2017 11:58 AM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
Hello everyone, I’m pleased to announce the newest updates to Reim including the brand new, Reim Fortress Defense! These are ALPHA release notes and this will be available for testing on the TEST server in early May. The details released here are subject to change as things will be adjusted over the next month until testing. Once it reaches the test server it will be moved into a BETA phase. During this time, things will be tweaked and changed as well.

Reim Fortress Defense

The Consortium of Ethereal Magic was formed to help study and further understand Reim and the mysteries within. The Consortium operates out of a mysterious structure in an unknown region known as, the Empyrean Tower. The Consortium is conducting a new series of research that involves placing a Crystal Pylon within the heart of Fortresses within Reim. However, they lack the power to defend themselves while conducting said research. It is your job, with up to 5 of your friends, to protect the pylon at all costs!

You will be able to find a new portal at the south end of the Reim Base Camp to gain admittance to the Empyrean Tower. Once inside the tower you will be able to join forces with other adventurers and seek out chambers. Once inside a chamber, prepare yourselves and initiate the QUEST by going through the portal. The instance scales to the highest level person in the party, and by the number of participants. Players can hang around and get a brief summary of how the event works or proceed in. Players will have 3 minutes to get ready for the upcoming defense. Once the portal is opened, the chamber outside will close, barring further access to stragglers. After the 3 minutes is up, the portal will also stop allowing players to enter.

The event itself lasts for 30 minutes and will spawn waves of creatures whenever the players finish the previous waves. Waves come from 4 directions, 4 gates, and the waves increase in difficulty per round. Each wave, there is a small chance a sapper will spawn, these sappers race for the core and blow themselves up, damaging the core and any players nearby. Once every five waves, a Boss will spawn from a new and exciting array of denizens. You will also need to defend yourselves against the onslaught of catapult fire from the attackers.

You will be able to SEARCH the supplies rooms within the quest. You and your party will be able to search both rooms once every few minutes. This will give you traps you can use against the creatures.

Traps include:
Plasma Trap – Damages everything in the room after a short period.
Fire Trap – Damages everything in the room after a short period.
Immobilize Trap – Immobilizes everything in the room after a short period.
Bucket of Tar – Used in Cauldrons, can be pushed on creatures in the room below.
Barricade – The barricades can be placed near a gate to block all creatures from advancing from this direction.

If all players die, the quest will end. If the pylon takes 20 points of damage, the quest will end.
If players make it 30 minutes, they win. Scoring is handled based on a number of factors and includes randomization. At this time, you will be rewarded with Reim Scrip and Reim Reputation. You will also be able to earn exciting new titles and achievements. Track and compare your results and hard work!

Entry is handled by using the same Reim Orbs used for entering the Settlement. However, there will be no freemium access to this quest.

Special thanks to the fantastic people who have helped so far!
Haliste, Elidi, Thandiwe, Necios, Tamuz, Kynlee, Elidi, Mazreth, Coase, Wyrom, Modrian, Sleken, Kaikala

Reim Updates

Reim Tasks

Included in this update we are introducing REIM bounties. Currently, there are two types of bounties, Kill Count, and Rare hunting. The rare hunting is unique to the Settlement of Reim. The kill count quests work for both Reim Instances. There will be a third type of task available to players in a future update, called “Sight Seeing.” This gives players a clue to a room in the Settlement of Reim and they must find it. Once there, players relive a vision of the room and clue and are assaulted by wave after wave of creatures. After managing to survive all the waves, you will have successfully completed your task.

There is a new “Bounty Board” in the tavern at the Reim Base Camp. This will allow people to GET Bounties(Reim Tasks) from the board and complete them. It also tracks who recently got a task from the board.

Reim Scoreboard

New with this update is a 30 day kill count scoreboard. This will allow players to compete for 30 days at a time to see who can cull the most Denizens of Reim. This will be viewable within the Tavern at the Reim Base Camp.

Reim Invasions

Re-enabling invasions has been held behind these other pending updates and will be available again with this release.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 04/13/2017 12:31 PM CDT
From: CHAMALICE1
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!

You know I have not yet visited Reim but that sounds like a heck of a lot of fun! I may just have to try it.

Thank all of you for all your hard work.

Cordaleigh’s mum


Date: 04/13/2017 12:31 PM CDT
From: VICIMER
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
These look great.

However, I take umbrage with the scoreboard. Whirlin needs to be exempt and the scoreboard named after him.

**********************
A quick flick of Wyrom’s wrist sends a dagger into flight!
The thorny barrier surrounding you blocks Wyrom’s attack!
One of the vines surrounding you lashes out at Wyrom, driving a thorn into his skin! Wyrom flinches slightly.


Date: 04/13/2017 01:11 PM CDT
From: HJELTE
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
Can we construct additional Pylons?

~Whirlin


Date: 04/13/2017 01:14 PM CDT
From: BRIARFOX
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
This sounds like a complete blast, Retser!

~ Nuadjha, the Briar Fox

You inhale deeply upon your pipe, puckering your lips as you send out three rings of smoke before you, then puff out a small vine of smoke that darts right through all three which causes them to disperse in a hazy shroud!


Date: 04/13/2017 01:15 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
No.

Build more farms.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 04/13/2017 01:15 PM CDT
From: WORDMAGIC
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
Omg exciting! Thank you in advance! Super looking forward to this.

~Amanda, player of Treeva


Date: 04/13/2017 01:15 PM CDT
From: HJELTE
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
30 day killcount, what about overall killcount 🙁 You’re killing me!

Only 999,995 more to go until you unlock the Butcher of Whirlin title.

~Whirlin


Date: 04/13/2017 01:17 PM CDT
From: AGONY42
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
No Plat beta testing?! This is an OUTRAGE.

I can’t wait. 😀

~Issalya

You see High Inquisitor Brinret Ithillote the Executor of Vengeance.
She appears to be of elven descent.
He is very tall and appears to be full grown.
You whisper aloud, “I’m so confused right now.”


Date: 04/13/2017 01:24 PM CDT
From: WORDMAGIC
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
Is there any chance of the number of people we can take per run will be bumped up?

~Amanda, player of Treeva


Date: 04/13/2017 01:30 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
This model is using a newly developed quest and event system. This new system had its debut at Summit Academy. Using the same system, I’ve attempted a different take on “instancing” for Quests. Each chamber represents its own instance. The chambers hold a manually triggered, private and unique environment to those within.

Active Instance Checking

There is a room in the Empyrean Tower that you will be able to visit to at a glance see what instances are available. I’ll be starting with sixteen different instances.

You glance over the status board and see:

Current Reim Defense Queue Status

1. Green Room: Available
2. Yellow Room: Available
3. Purple Room: Available
4. Red Room: Available
5. Pink Room: Available
6. Orange Room: Available
7. Teal Room: Available
8. Cobalt Room: Available
9. Indigo Room: Available
10. Blue Room: Available
11. Ivory Room: Available
12. Ebon Room: Available
13. Mauve Room: Available
14. Magenta Room: Available
15. Cyan Room: Available
16. Salmon Room: Available

ScoreBoard

Looking over the round scoreboard you see the top five adventurers of Reim.

First Place
Name: Retser
Total Kills: X

Second Place
Name: NotWhirlin
Total Kills: X

Third Place
Name: NotWhirlin
Total Kills: X

Fourth Place
Name: NotWhirlin
Total Kills: X

Fifth Place
Name: NotWhirlin
Total Kills: X

Time left for current 30 day leaderboard cycle: 12 days, 19 hours and 34 minutes

Retser, ASGM


Date: 04/13/2017 01:30 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
As of right now, the plan is to give Plat testing at the same time as the live TEST server testing.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 04/13/2017 01:33 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
The total number of participants is subject to change based on testing. At this time, I am shooting for six participants.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 04/13/2017 01:35 PM CDT
From: AGONY42
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
#1 bae.

~Issalya

You see High Inquisitor Brinret Ithillote the Executor of Vengeance.
She appears to be of elven descent.
He is very tall and appears to be full grown.
You whisper aloud, “I’m so confused right now.”


Date: 04/13/2017 01:37 PM CDT
From: MESERARK
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!

Awesome changes! Very much looking forward to this. Thank you for all your hard work!

~Azerik


Date: 04/13/2017 01:52 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
Bounty Board and Reim Tasks

For these I went with a more pen-and-paper feel. You walk into a tavern, get drunk, and get a task to slay some DARGONZ. (Then hopefully you go die terribly and tip your local empaths and clerics)

look board
Looking over the bounty board you see countless tasks with posted rewards.
Just below a couple of the tasks you see the following names pinned to them:

Retser
Rester
Mazreth
Elidi
Necios

You see a couple of fresh tasks on the board ready for the taking, maybe you should GET one?

get board
You reach for the bounty board and select a posted task at random.

You were tasked with slaying 200 creatures within Reim.

You can then track the task with the new REIM subverb.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 04/13/2017 02:29 PM CDT
From: HJELTE
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
-1 for no champagne or jungle rooms. I blame Sleken… because his name came up from my blame RNG.

Any limitations on Reim tasks yet, or TBD?

Any would healing mechanic in the defense mode, or are we SOL if we don’t have an empath in one of our slots?

Same or Different hunting pressure area compared to Reim Castle/Proper/Place/Quest/Thingy

~Whirlin


Date: 04/13/2017 02:42 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
Can you be more specific with limitations? If you mean timing, you can only get a task once every 2 hours. They aren’t designed to be repeatable by several times per quest run, but more of a bonus to your once per Reim quest experience. You get a small portion of exp, rep, and scrip upon completion.

The defense mode is win or lose. Survive or die. You’re either first or last! You will need to bring all the herbs and Empaths of the world just like regular Reim. It uses the same death system as the regular Reim instance.

Yes, they are all part of Reim.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 04/13/2017 03:12 PM CDT
From: COLEMANJ
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!

>You’re either first or last!

What? I lived my whole live by that!


Date: 04/13/2017 03:48 PM CDT
From: HJELTE
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
Perfect! Two hour timing was what I was looking for! I just didn’t want my minions to run out to go get another epic quest while we’re mid run!

Thinking aloud: Sharing quests? Nah, not necessary, I like having a picklist of things to go after for people.

Good birthday gift announcement! Looking forward to May! I’ll work with Elysani to get some test server events scheduled, and we’ll try to break stuff!

~Whirlin


Date: 04/13/2017 03:58 PM CDT
From: JOEKUPS
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
are the scrip rewards part of or in addition to the cap of 1000/1100 per “run” of 2 hours?


Date: 04/13/2017 04:06 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
At this time, the scrip rewards for the tasks are outside of the “per run” limit.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 04/13/2017 04:08 PM CDT
From: JOEKUPS
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
Good man.
Are we looking at similar reward of ~1000 ghost bucks for successful tower defense or scaled down based on the 30 minutes? Impacted by goggles, or do they do nothing?


Date: 04/13/2017 09:11 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
The goggles have the same effect in the new area.

The same cap applies per run.

You will still gain regular rep/scrip/energy from killing the creatures in RFD. This is in addition to the end reward.

Retser, ASGM


Date: 04/14/2017 01:33 AM CDT
From: GOAT
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!

Woot! Looking forward to this.


Date: 04/14/2017 09:50 AM CDT
From: HJELTE
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
Want to copy those plat people to the same single plat/prime test server so we can fights them to the death… or fight along side them in Razorfen downs?

~Whirlin


Date: 04/14/2017 10:34 AM CDT
From: AGONY42
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
>Want to copy those plat people to the same single plat/prime test server so we can fights them to the death… or fight along side them in Razorfen downs?

NO. I don’t need you to tell me I’m playing my wizard wrong 😛

~Issalya

You see High Inquisitor Brinret Ithillote the Executor of Vengeance.
She appears to be of elven descent.
He is very tall and appears to be full grown.
You whisper aloud, “I’m so confused right now.”


Date: 04/14/2017 11:00 AM CDT
From: COLEMANJ
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!

Mushlump play with squishy-squishy!


Date: 04/14/2017 11:23 AM CDT
From: HJELTE
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
>NO. I don’t need you to tell me I’m playing my wizard wrong 😛

Arguably, I already did that once! But if we were on the test realm, you’d be able to make adjustments ON THE FLY, and see HOW MUCH AWESOMER you could be. It’s a win-win-win-win (Retser gets to win too)

~Whirlin


Date: 04/14/2017 12:14 PM CDT
From: DOUG
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
>>Arguably, I already did that once!

Tautology alert!

Doug


Date: 04/17/2017 08:58 PM CDT
From: HJELTE
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
After Retser Teleports:

http://i.imgur.com/pHXPk4m.gif

~Whirlin


Date: 04/17/2017 09:27 PM CDT
From: GS4-RETSER
Subj: Re: Upcoming: Reim updates and Reim Fortress Defense!
Accurate

Retser, ASGM

 

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