RuneScape talk:Events Team/Zamorak GWD (8 January 2011)

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  • Two things. First, I personally will never attend a 40+ person GWD trip. I know it's not about making money, but I want it to at least be worth my while; there are better uses of my time—like using big bones on the ectofuntus. Second, who were all those people? Was this event publicized more extensively than just the sitenotice, or are there a lot of Wikians whom I've never heard of? Aside from my perspective, most people seemed to enjoy it and had a good time. (wszx) 05:00, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    You're not alone there... Until 10minutes before we left we had an estimate of 10-15. After all, it had been advertised for less than 48hrs on the sitenotice. I think we just underestimated the enormous amount of ips that roll through this place everyday. We're working on it >_> next time we'll make preparations for splitting to a few other worlds depending on how many arrive. - [Pharos] iPhone Edit 05:40, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    The sitenotice shows to IPs? (wszx) 06:54, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    It's on the main page under "Wiki News". Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 07:13, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    Doesn't it? 0_o Regardless, we have a ton of users that aren't often seen in the official cc anyway. Still a valid argument :P - [Pharos] 07:11, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    The sitenotice does not appear for IPs, however our sitenotice is transcluded onto the Main Page and Special:RecentChanges, where IPs can see it. --Aburnett(Talk) 07:14, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    Probably more on point, IPs get a freaking annoying pop-up (on practically every page) that tells them the site has been changed and prompts them to go to Special:RecentChanges, where the sitenotice is in a sidebar. --Saftzie (talk) 07:36, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    (Edit conflict)(Edit conflict) I was just writing up a somewhat similar comment. Basically, I thought it might be worthwhile to break a similar event onto separate worlds (or maybe simultaneous raids on different bosses on one world) so there aren't so many people in one boss chamber. Towards the beginning of the event, when there were probably 50 people (more?), I usually only had enough time to get one or two hits in each round before all the monsters were dead. Later was better, even though I died. Perhaps the large number of people made rotating drops around using LSP take longer, too. (I know at least I got 0 coins worth of drops in over 4 hours, but I may be a lone data point.) I don't think we should limit attendance overall, especially if people are enthusiastic about attending. Just have a way of handling lots of people. --Saftzie (talk) 05:55, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    I think splitting into different worlds is a very fine idea, though perhaps not if we ever decide to do Bandos. I am somewhat disappointed in the Events team for not endeavoring to split the worlds. While I understand that it could be difficult to effect such a split, it reflects poorly on the adaptability of the team given that splitting worlds was the obvious solution (and it's not that difficult to do, especially at a boss like Zammy). (wszx) 06:54, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    I think the events team made the right call in not splitting into different worlds. Changing the plan on the fly would have no doubt lead to confusion and lessened the fun of the event. It's a good thing to incorporate for the future, but not something to do once the event was in progress. --Aburnett(Talk) 07:00, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    I agree with Aburnett here. This was our first major event, and it would have been difficult to transition to two groups without people getting killed and confused in the boss room. Farming cape (t).png Lil cloud 9 Talk 15:11, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
    I also think that making last minute changes would not have been good. Splitting the group in two is probably more than twice as hard to plan, and trying to do it without any planning at all would have been disastrous. For the future, though, there should be a way to do it, if needed. It should also be relatively deterministic. If there are two worlds, for example, just letting players pick one or the other could end up with 45 people on one and 5 people on the other. That's why there needs to be planning, not just intent. Wikians are more than likely going to be a herd of cats. When attendance tapers off, how do you recombine them (if you recombine them)? I don't under-appreciate what it's going to take to make it work. --Saftzie (talk) 07:32, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
  • I agree that the large size, although fun for the chat and relaxed atmosphere, led to terrible drops. Having never been to any wiki event before however, I found it great fun. --Aburnett(Talk) 05:51, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
  • The event was quite fun to watch and I have recorded the video of it. I will put it up soon if I don't forget. I'm quite OK with massacre events, but just don't make it so often. This is my first time to the GWD and I found that the guide here is quite misleading. I ended up wasting few sharks because my summoning points ran out because the guide have a recommended inventory with Terrorbird one and I didn't know that there is no obelisk inside. I almost die on this trip because I fell asleep (it was 3AM) and autologgedout. This morning I found myself logged in the boss room getting piled by the general and 2 of his bodyguards but I can teleport out just in time. willwill Talk 07:28, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, sorry about that. As I said, we were completely dumbstruck by the turnout. We will add to the guide every time the event comes around to help make it a bit more comprehensive. And dude you should have given a yell, I had a few super restores which restores summoning ;) - [Pharos] iPhone Edit 07:42, January 9, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - I was astonished at how many people came, I was expecting 10-20 people. However, like Harle if I'm going on a trip like this I also want it to be worth my while. Next time we should do a poll so we know how many people are coming and if we're able, split into 2 teams.   Swizz Talk   Events!   10:14, January 9, 2011 (UTC)

... or more. This was my first time in a boss chamber, but I'd estimate we had enough people for 3 bosses, though I'll defer to folks who have actually been in smaller groups. --Saftzie (talk) 10:44, January 9, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - i think it was crowded i turned up with a full invent of sara brews then i look like a fool because because i could not use them anyway was there any good drops i was only there for an hour the only drops i gots was two 800 gp splits from a dds(++) so maybe we could have each team at each boss so 1 at sara 1 at bandos 1 at armadle and 1 at zamy even 1 at zaros if it has come out it would be a lot more worth while -robe omega

The problem with that is that when things die down, it significantly reduces the time of trips. If everyone is at the same boss (in different worlds), it is always possible to log out after killing it and log into the other world when the number of people goes down. Also, armadyl is significantly more dangerous (miss the pray and most people get to have fun getting kill count again). Also aramdyl has a lengthy kill count. Sara is probably not a real good one, because 70 agility takes a lot more time than the others to get. And Nex will probably not work either because if he is actually harder than corp, we won't have too many takers, and the goal of the events is to reach as many people as possible. HaloTalk 20:51, January 9, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - This was great fun and had a tremendous turnout. I was not expecting a quarter as many people to be there, but I'm glad everybody came and had fun. I am very impressed on how smoothly everything ran. Very good event. I'm quite sure that the player response will be even larger when we have a ftp/less dangerous event. Good job to everybody who helped coordinate this. Full slayer helmet.png Axela40 Slayer-icon.png 05:24, January 10, 2011 (UTC)

Improvement - Hey everyone, I sadly wasn't able to make this event but, I have an Idea! What if (instead of spamming the community message/News there was a new section made for the front page called 'Events or Community Events'. Imdill3 15:37, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

[[MediaWiki:Community-corner/message]] appears all over the wiki:
I think this is the best way to get the message out short of a massive popup for every user. Its centralised (we only need to edit one page to change the message (plus two others to refresh the notices, but not strictly required)), and reaches a large audience. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 21:00, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - I never attended, however it sounds like you guys really filled the room... I would suggest the Corp beast next time, just as a 40 man team at him is ALOT more worthwhile for people's time RSN: Warthog Rhys Talk Completionist's cape... Coming soon. 17:18, January 13, 2011 (UTC)