Game mode: [Online PvE Official Server #3731]
Problem: [Performance | Misc]
Region: [N America]
I’ve been playing 20-30 hours most weeks on PS4 - PvE Official #3731 since Nov 2018 and had not seen a single purge until the recent large patch in March. Then my purge meter happily began moving. In the past month or so I actually had 2 purges occur, BUT both were shortly after I had logged off for the night. On this official server I believe purge window is 1800 to 2200h but mine likely occurred after midnight, thus it seems the timezones are out of sync. Both purges also hit my most northern base near the Temple of Frosty Bits - I recall some info that purges are more severe further north. The first purge totally destroyed my entire reinforced wood tower & most of the surrounding walls & benches/chests. I rebuilt with black-ice reinforced (which activity raised my purge meter nicely) and added some more thralls & pets; the second purge only made some gaps in the wall & destroyed no valuable benches or chests…“and there was much rejoicing in the village…” So I was happily waiting for the next one to capture some great thralls.
In checking the Event Log, both purges only lasted a few minutes, rather than the 45 minutes as the server states but did list various level human NPCs as destroying my items.
Then this week I finally had another purge come to fruition while I was actually online - about 2245h I believe (some time after the official time). I had been hanging out mostly at my central main base just S of The Den on the Black Rhino Boss pond but gone to a more northern base when the purge warning came… there’s the red X on my main base so I scamper back with a named bearer thrall in tow.
… Here it is… my first live Purge event…yeehaaa, here it comes…a Nest of Scorpions & that’s all…say what now? Yup, the purge lasted about 3 waves, maybe 20 minutes (hard to tell because my guarding thralls & pets obliterated the feeble attacks quickly) and only contained a few wee little scorpions that probably sting weaker than the one that stung me while growing up in Medicine Hat. No NPC humans, no named NPCs I could capture.
Ergo, my questions or feedback:
- Is it typical to have these wimpy purges with nothing of note to capture?
- Are the purges (still) more arduous or severe further N?
- Where were my potentially bonkable thralls?
Steps on how to reproduce issue:
- Build up your meter to a Purge.
- Be lucky enough to be online when the Purge strikes.
- Be completely underwhelmed…