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Weekend Warfront: Battle at the Gate

June 18, 2010

This week, the warfront returns to the rolling hills of Ellyrion for the Battle at the Gate!

The tasks have been adjusted and look a lot better than last time around.

Let’s take a look at what the weekend has in store!

~Gaar

The Phoenix Gate guards the entrance to the inner lands of Ulthuan; soft rolling landscapes where in more peaceful ages the Ellyrion Horselords bred Elven Steeds.  Now the plains are filled with signs of war – siege engines and corpses litter the landscape as Order and Destruction forces vie for control of the Phoenix Gate and all that lies beyond.

Battle at the Gate – Weekend Warfront (June 18th – 21st, 2010)

The Phoenix Gate scenario is open again for characters of all levels!  Struggle for control of flags: claim your enemy’s flag and deliver it safely to your side, intercept enemy flag bearers and slaughter their comrades in arms.  Beat your enemies into submission and claim a 500 point victory at the Phoenix Gate!

  • Basic Reward – Level-appropriate Healing potion

  • Advanced Reward – Level-appropriate Molotov potion

  • Elite Reward – Vanquisher’s Boon – Buff that awards extra Emblems from Scenarios based on the score.

The Live Event Herald for Order is named Kadius Kridt and is located at (26776, 30868) by the Flight Master in Altdorf.  The Live Event Herald for Destruction is named Kralf Hexenkrieger and is located at (29455, 32368) by the Flight Master in the Inevitable City.

General Information

Battle at the Gate started on June 18th and will last until June 21st.  The task list is the same regardless of Tier/Realm.

There is a bonus to Experience and Renown while in this Scenario, making it the place to be this weekend!

Note: I have pulled some amazing renown gains out of the Weekend Warfront scenarios (ie: well over 10k for multiple scenarios), so it’s definitely worth it to queue for this scenario simply for that 10% bonus.

The map remains the same, but the rules are back to normal it seems.  No more flag-capture-only for points.  This time, it’s back to a down-and-dirty brawl.

I liked how the flag capture encouraged teamwork, but hey, killing works for me too.

Weekend Event Tasks

  • Participate in the Phoenix Gate scenario 10 times
  • Defeat 200 enemy realm players in the Phoenix Gate scenario
  • Win a Phoenix Gate scenario with 500 points
  • Defeat or help defeat 10 enemy flag runners.
  • Complete all Battle at the Gate tasks

So they took everyone’s feedback to heart it seems in regards to the tasks from last time.  All killing, no fuss.  We’ll see if they got the code right for “help defeat”.  If so, that could fix a TON of complaints about kill tasks going forward.

Now if they’d just do something about the rewards already…

Title: Gate Warden

Good luck!

~Gaar

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Guest permalink
    June 18, 2010 2:28 pm

    Man, I hate this scenario. I always have. At least they changed the rules back! Last time it was just painful.

  2. June 18, 2010 2:54 pm

    Since they took the time to change/code a new tasks list … let’s hope for a new title.

  3. Nick permalink
    June 18, 2010 3:39 pm

    When they did the second Nordenwatch weekend (almost a year ago now) they had a different title available for it. So my guess is there’ll be a new title for this one, too.

    • gaarawarr permalink
      June 19, 2010 1:29 am

      The Nordenwatch weekend events were different though. That was before they implemented the whole “Weekend Warfront” idea so there were multiple events in the same scenario with a different focus for each one, thus a different title.

  4. Phaedurus permalink
    June 21, 2010 6:47 am

    I give up. Killed the flag carrier 3 times (solo’d twice) but only registered once. Wish Mythic would get their asses together…

    • June 21, 2010 8:15 am

      I posted something about this on the forums. This mechanic has been suspect for a long, long time. Not only has this crap happened in the Weekend Warfronts but it’s also happened in Live Events. So they are most likely sharing the same code for this item.

      Doomfist Crater was the worst … Kill 50 people with the ore or while you have it … a nightmare. And this past weekend again.

      Once I conmfirmed the title was exactly the same as the last Phoenix Gate weekend … I bagged it and took a break this weekend.

  5. Guest permalink
    June 22, 2010 7:02 am

    It actually ended up not being that bad. I was only spawn camped a couple of times and saw a lot more flag running than I did on the previous event (where kills didn’t contribute to score).

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