Good event, decent site distribution in HS. The egg hunt was a neat bonus objective perfectly fitting the theme. Think CCP is still twisting the dials to find what provides the most player engagement. Players are like rats in CCP’s maze Good to see useful boosters dropping randomly in any NPC wreck, making them all sort of worth investigating.
But even though I did sites nearly every day, I could not reach max points. As others have said, the point rewards dropped often enough in the course of running sites that players might have found the top score item as a drop. I found 2 of the extended accelerators per character attempting the sites, each reaching around 500 pts.
The high HP grind to give loot thieves and PvP a chance, seems to be a trade-off that left out some score-centered “completion-ists” with less game time or motivation to grind sites. I think the final boss could have had half the HP and still been effective as a game mechanic, and made a few weaker ships & “pvp fits” viable for both site running and disrupting.
I joined Gilas Online in the last event due to drone aggro (bye-bye Gecko) and NPC high DPS, but still noticed enough of it, when I tried Stratios (bye-bye Ogre II), that being able to virtually ignore drone health while running a Gila, makes it the best choice for drone users.
The double boss spawn, while a bug, was an interesting mechanic that could be re-visited as a random chance. A loot thief might steal the first, but warp off to the next encounter us clueless grinders set up for them, and enable the lucky player to get a consolation prize for patience. Waiting is quite a trade-off compared to roaming for the next site in hopes a dedicated loot thief roamed a different direction, but after getting ‘robbed’ some players might want to chill a while and give the area loot thief more time to hopefully roam far, far away.
@CCP_Dragon, haven’t seen you post in a while. Can you give us any neat statistics or thoughts about game balance, our feedback, and/or what dials might be twisted for next time? Thanks so much and keep up these events, its like a new style of ‘mission’ every month or so, while we wait for CCP to hopefully overhaul or extend the mission system. I just can’t run leveled missions anymore.