YC121 Guardian's Gala, or how not to run an event

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(Commander A9) #21

As of today, the Challenge reloading bug has returned. :frowning: Who do we have to direct-message in order to get this fixed?


(General Prometheus) #22

39 loot boxes. -134m ISK (data below). CCP knows this and they have done nothing to adjust the ISK reward ratio. Looks like the rumours are true about the new company which has taken over the game.

As a new player I am really put of since I could have actually made ISK doing anything else.

Item Ore Price Cost Prize Net profit
Standard Blue Pill 0,8 17 3,3 -13,7
Synth Exile Booster 0,8 17 1 -16
20nd Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 61 44
20nd Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 61 44
22nd Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 102 85
Standard X-Instinct Booster 0,8 17 2,9 -14,1
Synth Drop Booster 0,8 17 1,3 -15,7
19th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 51,7 34,7
5th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 0,17 -16,83
18th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 43,2 26,2
Inquest ā€˜Erosā€™ Stasis Webifier MR-803 0,8 17 9,4 -7,6
20nd Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 61 44
Synth Drop Booster 0,8 17 1,3 -15,7
Shadow Serpentis Energized EM Membrane 0,8 17 0,013 -16,987
5th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 0,36 -16,64
Armegeddon Spitir SKIN 0,8 17 6,6 -10,4
3rd Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 0,038 -16,962
Agency Support Drop 0,8 17 4,2 -12,8
Standard X-Instinct Booster 0,8 17 2,9 -14,1
Synth Drop Booster 0,8 17 1,3 -15,7
8th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 1,2 -15,8
Agency Support Drop 0,8 17 4,2 -12,8
8th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 0,8 17 0,059 -16,941
Atron Spirit SKIN 0,8 17 2,2 -14,8
Agency Support Drop 1,5 20,5 4,2 -16,3
4th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 1,5 20,5 0,059 -20,441
20nd Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 1,5 20,5 61,2 40,7
17th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 1,5 20,5 32 11,5
13th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 1,5 20,5 9,9 -10,6
12th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 1,5 20,5 13,2 -7,3
1st Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 1,5 20,5 0,01 -20,49
4th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 1,5 20,5 0,05 -20,45
13th Tier Overseerā€™s Effects 1,5 20,5 13,2 -7,3
Tristan Spirit Skin 1,5 20,5 12,2 -8,3
Synth Mindfood Booster 1,5 20,5 1,52 -18,98
Synth Soothsayer 1,5 20,5 1,3 -19,2
Crucifier Spitir Skin 1,5 20,5 2,3 -18,2
Agency Support Drop 1,5 20,5 4,2 -16,3
Standard Exile Booster 1,5 20,5 3 -17,5
-134,821

(Uriel the Flame) #23

Even if you did absolutely nothing youā€™d have more ISK than have now after getting the loot boxes. :thinking:


(Commander A9) #24

Every hour Iā€™m not flying incursions and doing this event instead, Iā€™m losing 120M ISK per hourā€¦just sayingā€¦


(Aderek Dust514) #25

So, i spend 75 mil, got 8 milā€¦ My friend put 1.2 B into event box, get back 0.27B in unusefull items. Are you still want to make this event?

Andā€¦ we got to kill CARRIER on VIP mode. Loot = 1500 ISK = 1.5K ISK = 0.0015 mil ISK. This was the best joke since yearsā€¦

If yes, tell me why?


(Uriel the Flame) #26

:face_with_hand_over_mouth:


(Serraphis Telunya) #27

Did anyone ever find a Cerebral Accelerator Copy in the loot boxes? I got one as reward for the pointsā€¦but as this is buggy, you cant farm points. Last event it was quite easy to get the accelerator copys, but nowā€¦do they even drop or is this item just a points reward?


(Mason Minayin) #28

I didnā€™t participate in the event or do any of the challenges. Yet the NPC rats ganked two Skiffs of mine on two separate days in Hisec while mining a system ore belt. I had combat drones out, but there were 8 of them and they quickly webbed, tackeled, and capped me. Is this normal for the Guardians Gala?


(Uriel the Flame) #29

Those are FOB rats.
https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Forward_Operating_Base


(Mason Minayin) #30

Thanks Uriel, but I thought FOB were structures that you actually had to warp to, not a regular asteroid belt. This never happened to me before, that is not until this Gala started.


(Uriel the Flame) #31

Yes FOB has the base itself and pirate mining fleets at the belts that warp out and call in response fleets if you warp to the belt. Also haulers warp between the belts and the base. They also have roaming fleets that bash structures and heard they may also follow you around gates and stations.

Edit: Btw you can use the atrocious The Agency window and filer to pirate strongholds to see if there is a FOB in the system or within the jump range you set.


(Mason Minayin) #32

Thanks Uriel. You pointed me in the right direction. Pirate FOBā€™s apparently have nothing to do with the Gala. I had just not run into them until now. Appreciate the help.


(Esturoth) #33

I have to completely agree with the OP. I just spent the first 5 days of the event searching for sites, competing for the boss kills, looting and salvaging wrecks and mining the ore.

It is remarkably stupid that you need 1000 ore to refine 2 units of Chromodynamic Tricarboxyls (assuming 100% refine skills which is impossible).

Turning in tickets yields extremely poor return for the isk and Chromodynamic Tricarboxyl investment. I turned in 40 tickets, spent 520 million isk and handed over 200 Chromodynamic Tricarboxyls (estimated at 200 mil isk on the market) and opened more than 40 containers to get 179 million isk worth of boosters, drugs and 3 Overseerā€™s Personal Effects. The Overseerā€™s Personal Effects made up 129 million of the 179 million isk return on my investment.

The rewards for completing milestones i this event are pretty atrocious as well; the skins are for ships I will likely never ever use.

Finally, the Event activities are bugged; I currently have 2 blank gray boxes where activities should be listed. The remaining two activities are not refreshing; rather the timers on them have counted down to zero and are just blinking zero (and have been for 2 days now).

This is by far the worst event Iā€™ve ever participated in in the nearly 15 years Iā€™ve been playing this game. It is so bad, that I have absolutely no interest in finishing the event. There is nothing in this event that I think is redeeming, whatsoever, and that is truly sad.


(Haar'Minn Emdy) #34

Just spent half an hour in a system and not a single site did spawn. Poor event, poorly executed. I am very disappointed.


(Lomaria Miraldi) #35

Bumpity Bump Bump Bump is how this event goes


(Andius Fe) #36

Hopelesslyā€¦


(Lurem Sebra) #37

I just did a site to see what fuss was about spent 13 mill isk for the box worth 39m and i got a 4 mill skin algos spirit skin :thinking:


(Dravick Afterthought) #38

My first ā€˜loot boxā€™ was a ā€œTier 28 Overseerā€™s Possesionsā€, which I sold it for 133 million isk. I then made the foolish mistake of assuming subsequent ā€˜loot boxesā€™ would also be worthwhile, and lost most of that 133 million paying enormous amounts for what turned out to be cheap junk. More reminiscent of a fairground hustle than an MMO event.


(Buoytender Bob) #39

Probably the best and most accurate summation of the event yet. Bravo!


(Azzhara) #40

I just opened a 25 Millions VIP Guardianā€™s Gala Surprise Gift and the content was a Synth X-Instinct Booster with a market value of 680 thousands ISK. VERY VERY BAD EVENT REWARD SYSTEMā€¦ I am very upset with the 2019 Guardianā€™s Gala Eventā€¦