I am running another Celebrity Deathmatch in mid July and wanted to smooth the event out a bit for maximum fun/participation.
It will be a "no gold" event to allow for more players. It will be interfaction duels followed by a championship match that is cross faction.
Tanaris is still the location. There will be no raid buffs allowed in the cross faction match.
But then...the twist. This time I want to finish the event with a "Last fighter standing" event in Gurabashi Arena. Everyone vs. everyone which means you cannot be in a raid group. (We tried, it doesn't flag you if you are.)
I would have hosted the whole event in Gurabashi, but that leaves potential for alot of outside interference.
Tell me what you think and if you are interested in participating!!
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I think on paper it sounds like a good idea, but in execution this is extremely difficult. People will accidentaly party with each other, outside influence may partake, and as we have learned, others will run back and rezz because they didn't hear the rules.
This isn't to deter you from doing this, but it stuff to be prepared for because it can spiral out of control very fast. If you have too many people to watch, then the chances of watching cheaters become difficult. One cheater causes rage, and that rage spreads.
Its a great idea not having gold in the mixture. It makes it more fun and less about a material reward, which should make people lighten up a bit :) So maybe that'll help set a more light-hearted mood.
And you will have to get folk to group up for faster transport from Gadgetzan to Gurubashi. Plus, not all folk are friendly in Gadgetzan and tend to get bruisers to attack them. Might I suggest something more exotic like the Amphitheater of Anguish in Zul'Drak? Viewing ledges above for watchers and plenty of open space below for fighters. And should anyone try to do the quests, the mobs will die fast ;)
As long as we'ere clear about the rules, I wouldn't worry about treachery from RPers during the gurubashi part. Outsiders might be an issue though, so make sure it's not anytime near 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 or 9:00 (am or pm) when the chests spawn.
Actually, why not use the place in Nagrand that does the same as Gurubashi Arena? It flags anyone in it free-for-all and no one goes there. No need to worry about drive-by griefers or anyone after the hourly chest. If someone were to troll us, they would have to make an active effort to reach us out there.
Relocated this to a more appropriate forum. :)
Raids are not permitted in Gurubashi, but parties are. Shared buffs and heals are good indicators of individuals sharing a group together, but not the catch-all. As a PvP healer myself, participating in this event means that I randomly choose a few folks to keep alive to pester or distract others, despite me going at it solo. Sounds kinda fun, since there are quite a few spells Holy paladins can't use if the recipient isn't grouped with them.
As for the event itself, it sounds like a good bash. Removing gold as the entry fee or prize keeps it relatively low key, which is a plus. PvP is competitive to begin with, adding incentive could make it moreso.
As for concerns on cheating or being overwhelmed by non-RPers, I'd go with Caitlighn's suggested location. A free-for-all PvP arena without the world event attached will attract less attention. As for parties and grouping, if participants go in with the understanding that this is meant to be fun and parties are not allowed, I don't think we'll have too much of a problem. Just make that rule clear from the outset.
Are we talking about the Ring of Blood in Nagrand?