Recently, I went on a tear on Twitter about quitting the game because of offline purge damage. And I meant it; I nearly let our buildings collapse and had started to recreate things in SP.
But I read the patch notes, and there are so many REALLY good changes coming soon to Console Conan (whenever we get that patch, which is a whole other can of worms… anyway) that I softened my stance a bit, so I went in to start making repairs and resetting timers and such.
But that still leaves the biggest problem for us: Offline Purge raiding.
I’ve shouted into the wind on this and I know that the Devs will never change it, for whatever dumb reason. But we really, really need something to change to make Conan the perfect game for my group.
So I go back to begging the devs to at least add a manual trigger mechanic. And I believe that I have worked out how to do it.
Add a horn that we can blow to start a purge at the base we want it to come to, and after it is defeated your meter will be reset to zero.
And to add a bit of a risk versus reward to it, handle it like this: If you blow the horn when you have less than a full bar, it will basically be the lowest tier possible for that area and have half as many waves. Blowing it when the meter is at or just beyond the first tick will start a normal purge, with normal options. And waiting until it is at max will increase the chances of special thralls and reward creatures spawning.
And here’s the risk- You can still have a purge randomly happen, at any base, while your meter is between the tick marks.
This way, if you just do not want to deal with it, you can go somewhere set up to fight and get the meter out of the way. But if you want a shot at the best loot, you have to risk the random roll and wait it out. This aught to satisfy the hardcore while giving those of us that just don’t care (or don’t have the time) a way to manage playing.
I am begging the community managers to respond to this topic and pass it along to the Devs. Many of this patches changes show that they might actually listen to us and have a bit more respect for our time. They just need one more step to knock it out of the ballpark.
And while this would not be that step, at least it’s not a strike.