Events 101 - Capture The Flag

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  1. Chris

    Chris Renaissance Staff
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    Class: Events 101
    Class Name: Capture The Flag
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    Welcome to Renaissances overview of the Capture the Flag Event. This post will detail some of the event basics of the event, how to sign up, how teams are balanced and how to play.

    • The Basics
      • Capture the Flag is a game that normally lasts 15-30 minutes each where points are scored for capturing the flag and killing the opposing teams players.
      • Players can earn 15 points for a flag capture, and 1 point for killing an opposing team member (usually, the staff can adjust the points)
      • Should you be killed during the event, you will re spawn in your teams base after 10 seconds.
      • Area of affect spells can be used, however they will not affect your own team.
      • Players must bring their own supplies into each event
      • Supplies will be consumed and items will take damage during the event.
      • In the event of unbalanced teams auto balancing will take place, using the most recently joined players to balance the teams.
      • So if you want to be on the same team, join early!
    • How to Sign Up
      • When there is an event announcement you can go to a variety of places to sign up for the CTF Game.
      • Event centers are located in Britian, Skara Brae, Trinsic, Vesper and Bucs Den.
      • To sign up for a CTF event simply find the matching stone for the event and double click it.
      • The event announcement will indicate which stone to look for, however you can single click each of them to find out which one is open.
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        ~ Bucs Den ~
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        ~ Trinsic ~
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        ~ Vesper ~
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      • Once you double click on the stone, you will be presented with the CTF join gump.
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      • Next pick the team you wish to play for.
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      • After picking your team you will be sent to the event lobby and given a robe matching your teams colors.
    • The Event Lobby
      • In the event lobby players have access to a stable master and banker to aid in their CTF preparations.
      • This is a safe zone also disallowing any player vs player aggression.
      • Should you leave your horse here it will be safe until the event is complete (make sure to feed your pets!)
    • During the Event
      • Once the event starts teams will be balanced and sent to their respective home bases.
      • Attempt to capture the opposing teams flag and defend your own flag from capture.
      • To capture a flag or target a flag while holding a flag simply double click on it.
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      • While holding the flag you will turn a bright yellow color and be given a title denoting which teams flag you are holding.
      • If you hold onto the flag for 120 seconds without capturing it (by targeting the opposing teams flag) the almighty CTF gods will smack you down.
      • This will return the flag to its home base.
        In a future patch the flag will drop where you die, allowing teams to complete the capture in that location for 10 seconds before the flag returns home.
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      • Once every 60 seconds each team will get a broadcast of the game score.
      • You can also chat with your team using the [t or [team commands ingame.
      • Special Team rooms are also setup in Renaissance Ventrillo Server
      • To check the score of the game manually each CTF Arena has a scoreboard that can be single clicked on.
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      • To see how much time is left in the match you can click on the CTF game stone, usually located in the middle of the arena.
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      • Should you die during a match all of your items will remain with your body in the exact location they were before you died.
        This will allow you to get back into the action immediately
    • Winners and Losers
      • Once the event is over all of the players will be returned to the event lobby to recount their tales of domination or OMG Hax!
      • Players will be able to linger in the event arena, but only for minutes after the event.
      • Exit gates are provided to Britian, Skara Brea and Bucs Den.
      • Should you not leave the lobby in time you will be sent to the Britain Event center if you are a blue player, if you are a Red player you will be hidden and sent to a random location in Buc's Den.
    • Scoring
      • Once each event is complete, a detailed list of event results will be archived for uploading to our website.
      • Players can review the CTF achievement ladders and monthly leaders on the website usually within 2 hours of each event.
  2. Wulver

    Wulver Active Member
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    Awesome guide! Where are they located at in the other cities?

    Thanks!

    The Wulv
  3. Ezekiel

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    Other than the Chamber of Virtues in Britain, event sign-up locations can be found in the Counselor's Guild in the cities of Trinsic & Vesper, and as well as the Bath-house building in Buccaneer's Den.
  4. Vandyke

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    Nice CTF guide.

    1. In the future it would be neat to see a variation (something I liked in Rift) where you would have to capture 3 flags (flags would spawn after the normal amount of time after capping but capped flags can be stolen and brought back to your own base to count towards your flags and lessen their capped amount)

    2. And yet another variation was to have the flags spawn (1 at a time in timed intervals) in the center of the field (1 at a time in one of 3 different center locations) where opponents fought to grab the flag and return it to their own base, including the stealable capped flag rules stated above.

    Of course these variations would be for Large turnouts as you would need enough people to grab flags and guard capped flags from being stolen.

    In the game I am referring to, the 2nd option would be available every other weekend as a special variation.

    Rift had some very nice PVP battlefield play that would be interesting to see played out with our skill system in UO.

    Of course I'm fine with how UO is as well, I'm just stuck at work at lunch, thinking out loud :)
  5. Blaise

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    Bump for great justice, request to make this sticky and also a note of advice:

    When you play CTF, record a macro of 'double click Flag'. Convert it by type and set it to a hotkey. This will make flag pick-up, return and capture, much much easier.
    When you get to the enemy's flag (their base) you hit the key and get the flag in your pack and become the Carrier.
    Run back to your flag (your base) and (if the enemy hasn't taken it) hit that hotkey again, then target your flag, thus scoring the point.
    If the enemy has your flag, you must kill that carrier before you can score the aforementioned points.


    Word.
  6. Basoosh

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    Do magic weapons/armors work in UOR CTF events?

    Reason I ask, I played UO on a shard that will go un-named in 2007 that also had CTF. Magic weapons/armors were automatically downgraded to 'GM status' if you used them in CTF, I guess to level the playing field.
  7. HateCrime

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    They work here.
  8. Chris

    Chris Renaissance Staff
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    As we work towards player triggered events, we will be adding an option to go magics or no magics during events.

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