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Event - Dark Convoy

Nov 21, 2009 incarnate link
I will be running an Event starting at 6pm today (CST), I don't know for how long (first time attempting something like this, we just finished some of the tools to do it a few hours ago):

A large convoy carrying some unusual goods may be traversing grayspace, starting near the Serco Dominion and swinging around towards the Itani Nation. The convoy may be heavily defended, there have been reports of large fighter wings and significant capship activity in the area.
Nov 21, 2009 Chaosis link
Unless its guarded by 8+ teradons and 2+ HAC's, shouldnt be any trouble getting one of those moths open and having a look.
Nov 21, 2009 roguelazer link
I might attend. It's been a while.
Nov 21, 2009 bburton31 link
Bah... I'm not attending, 00:00 for us living in the UK (CST = GMT - 6:00).

Just unfortunate, hope it turns out to be good fun :).
Nov 21, 2009 Thanquol link
Still have to play on my old PC, but I will be there. Or fall asleep trying.
Nov 21, 2009 CrazySpence link
Oooh dev run event. Hope it works out and leads to more
Nov 21, 2009 Whistler link
"Dark"? Hmm
Nov 21, 2009 Dr. Lecter link
I feel some "100 off, group on" old school piracy coming on.
Nov 21, 2009 peytros link
pfft newbs don't they know event times are to be posted in GMT...sigh
Nov 21, 2009 Spedy link
Sweet. Can't wait!
Nov 21, 2009 LeberMac link
That convoy's as good as dead.

Bring it.
Nov 21, 2009 theratt10 link
Is it true that there are going to be avalons in this convoy? Someone said that was leaked.
Nov 21, 2009 incarnate link
..No. There will not be avalons.
Nov 21, 2009 Lord~spidey link
what about nicads unicorns and tepees!
Nov 21, 2009 Dr. Lecter link
Well, that was quite the mess for a bunch of Synthetic Tequila.
Nov 21, 2009 davejohn link
Well, interesting. Late night so I was standing off observing, though I ran some voys in parallel and bagged some raptors. I observed no lagginess in the action even with a max of about 50 ships and a lot of drops in sector.

So a good test of the capabilities of the VO engine, hopefully will give the devs confidence to implement situations of greater complexity.
Nov 21, 2009 incarnate link
Thanks to everyone who showed up for Dark Convoy. I hope it was enjoyable.

This was a very off-the-cuff event without a lot of prep (and the prep needed was complicated). We were barely able to get everything done for it, this morning. So, think of it as a test event, and hopefully we can do better balanced ones in the future.

If someone wants to start a Suggestions Forum thread about the pros and cons of what you liked and disliked in the event, that'd be helpful to me (what you'd like to see more of, etc). On the Suggestions Forum.
Nov 21, 2009 Pointsman link
I was disappointed that the players didn't manage to take out a connie but hectic nature of the event was fun. I hope we see more things along these lines in the future.
Nov 21, 2009 Capt.Waffles link
I had a blast, it was crazy to see! I had a little trouble targeting the raptors though. Next enemy target kept giving me the players ignoring the npcs. Might be a plugin issue though.

Awesome the way the dark voy ate the other voys alive! like ephing piranas!
Nov 21, 2009 Brawnydt link
I'm really bummed that I missed the event! Maybe somebody took some screenshots, I'd love to see it. But that's awesome to see a dev run event. I hope we get more of these in the future, maybe even following some sort of storyline. It would be super fun!