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Joshex

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Steel Canyon Firefighters
« on: July 21, 2021, 09:36:41 am »
So, there are a variety of badges to be earned in this zone event. It spawns randomly usually once or twice an hour. the event only lasts a short time, not exactly sure how long. 20 minutes? half an hour?

The thing is, people are rarely interested in doing this. So far I've had 2 other players help out, but it needs at least 1 full team. I would like to eventually actually completely put out one of those fires (I imagine there is a badge for successful completion, or some other reward). So if you are interested in joining this event please post what times (and from what timezone) you are available during. It will really need everyone to be on at the same time, and we'll just have to mess around in radio or tip missions and be ready to TP to steel canyon.

You can TP to steel canyon WW using the Wentworths transporter, you can buy this temp power from wentworths. I think it's 10,000 inf? if you need help affording this I can help.

More about the event:
Enemy group: Hellions
Goal: put out all the fires.
Equipment/Powers needed: If your toon has Cold powers those should be super effective. If not, there will be a fireman nearby that will supply you with a free temp power! fire extinguisher.  You can keep getting this temp power when it runs out infinitely as long as the fire is going.

Strategy: if you try to put out the fires eventually the hellions around the building will chuck molotov cocktails at the windows and heal and restart fires you put out faster that you can put them out. For this reason we will need several players to distract the hellion mobs and keep them out of range of the building, while the rest work to put out the fires.

That may sound like a job for a tank, but in fact at Level 19 the hellions are all grey-con, so even the weakest of blasters should do just fine.

Badges:
in order to get the badges you need to defeat equal quantities of fires and hellion arsonists. There are meters to see your progress on the Navigation window under Collect>Defeats
the first badge Volunteer firefighter is very easy to get.
the second badge Fire Fighter requires 25 hellions and 25 fires. (and grants an Advanced Fire Extinguisher temp power when getting a new one from the fire fighter)
The third badge requires 100 hellions and 100 fires. (doing this as a team will make it much faster! otherwise you'll be lucky to get 10 fires a go (usually it's more like 5 to 7))

Dangers: If we have failed to keep the arsonists out of range and they keep lighting fires; after the event time is up (there is no visible timer... that really should change, there kinda needs to be a visible timer) there will be a fire flare around the base of the building, when you see that: RUN!!!

The building will explode and KO all players in range of the explosion.

This danger should be averted if we can keep the hellion mobs busy and put out all the fires..


Finally at current until the start of August 2021, I am available 5pm to 8pm and 10PM to 12AM UTC+0, during August and onwards I should be available 9PM to 12 PM UTC+0.


Additional, rather than do this as a player organized event all the time, it would be nice to have an official event to tackle fires in the event herald overseen by a mod.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2021, 09:41:17 am by Joshex »

Draggynn

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Re: Steel Canyon Firefighters
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 06:58:21 pm »
a couple thoughts:
1) Sadly there is no badge or other reward for saving the building, the only badges are the ones that you already listed
2) Any player can schedule an event with herald, so I would pick a time that works well for you (and doesn't conflict with itrials for best turnout): https://forum.cityofheroesrebirth.com/index.php/topic,81.0.html
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Re: Steel Canyon Firefighters
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 07:14:02 pm »
'Nuther tip: Cryonic Judgement does damage to the fires. Any source of cold damage does too. Which means, ironically, Steam Spray from Water Blast will not put out a fire.

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Re: Steel Canyon Firefighters
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 12:47:32 pm »
a couple thoughts:
1) Sadly there is no badge or other reward for saving the building, the only badges are the ones that you already listed
2) Any player can schedule an event with herald, so I would pick a time that works well for you (and doesn't conflict with itrials for best turnout): https://forum.cityofheroesrebirth.com/index.php/topic,81.0.html

Good advice!

hmm, maybe there should be some small reward choice window. that kind of thinking really belongs in suggestions and feedback though. it'd have to make it worthwhile without being too good. maybe one choice could be ## of random +3 SOs, or ## rare salvage, or ## uncommon salvage, or a more powerful ranged cone or aoe fire extinguisher temp power with a large number of uses or some other fire fighting aura that only really effects fires.