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    Default Raider Challenge: Hammerknell Keep small team speedrun (with soul restrictions!)

    Challenge:
    You must clear the level 65 version of the raid "Hammerknell Keep" using the smallest raid team possible as quickly as possible.

    This must be done with the following restrictions for everyone on the team:
    • No abilities or triggered effects from Archon, Bard, Beastmaster, Mystic, or Oracle are allowed.
    • No abilities or triggered effects from Frostkeeper, Physician, Preserver, Purifier, or Warchanter are allowed.
    • You must use the same team size for the duration of the run.
    • Minimum team size is 3!

    Rules clarity:
    • In the case of a tie for the smallest team, the team with the fastest clear time will win.
    • You may rotate out players if needed
    • Time for this run starts at your first combat encounter within the instance, and ends when Akylios is defeated.
    • Banned abilities include self buffs with triggered effects, and any ability triggered by spending points into that soul (eg. Frostkeeper's Legendary Rime).
    • Only the top placing run per actual player will qualify. In the case of an actual player being in more than one group, only the highest placing group shall qualify. Remember, Gamigo is contributing prizes here and can verify this!
    • You may not utilize any items, currency, or credits for soul walking.
    • You may not summon another player to you at any time, unless it is done using an ability provided by a soul.

    The following criteria must be met for a run to be considered a clear:
    • Same instance ID from start to finish
    • Defeat/Bypass the required trash to reach the bosses
    • Defeat all bosses within the instance
    • If a player must leave, they must exit the instance before you start your next encounter.
    • You may not use any exploits! (This should go without saying)

    Clearing this raid must be demonstrated after June 30th 7am EDT at 4am PDT/7am EDT/11am GMT for NA, and 12am EDT/4am GMT for EU

    Submission deadline is July 14th at 4am PDT/7am EDT/11am GMT for NA, and 12am EDT/4am GMT for EU (each region's weekly reset time).

    How to verify:
    • Stream your attempts OR record as a video using Rift's built in video recording OR use a 3rd party screen recording tool.
    • Video must showcase the same team size for the duration of the run!
    • Upload a combat log to prancing turtle that showcases the entire run (link: https://www.prancingturtle.com/)

    Rewards
    1st place: 25,000 plat to distribute among the team equally, 3x REX to distribute among the team, 1x Celestial Matrix to each member of the team.
    2nd place: 10,000 plat to distribute among the team equally, 1x REX to distribute among the team, 5x Celestial Motes to each member of the team.
    3rd place: 5,000 plat to distribute among the team equally, 3x Celestial Motes to each member of the team.

    Huge thanks to Kenislaw for providing the Plat and REX, and to Gamigo for providing the celestial matrices and motes!

    If you want any rules clarified, now is the time to ask! If you want to add to the prize pull, please let me know as well.
    Last edited by Clowd; 06-30-2021 at 06:11 AM.
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    Hi, mistake
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    Rifts homebrew recording only does 720p for 10 minutes. After 10 min it just stops. iirc

    Also it's bound to fps. Setting to 25 and having less will speed up the video.

    It's pretty terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shas View Post
    Rifts homebrew recording only does 720p for 10 minutes. After 10 min it just stops. iirc

    Also it's bound to fps. Setting to 25 and having less will speed up the video.

    It's pretty terrible.
    Sounds like streaming or using a 3rd party recording tool is probably your best bet then to avoid the pain. I'll add that a 3rd party recording tools are allowed (granted, such tools are also used for streaming, like OBS).
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    Added the following clarification to the rules:

    "Only the top placing run per actual player will qualify. In the case of an actual player being in more than one group, only the highest placing group shall qualify. Remember, Gamigo is contributing prizes here and can verify this!"
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    Can we forbide the sum and the buy of souls walks because it's totally pay to win, the guys with more money and credits will skip a lot of running phase!
    Last edited by Cloug; 06-21-2021 at 01:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloug View Post
    Can we forbide the sum and the buy of souls walks because it's totally pay to win, the guys with more money and credits will skip a lot of running phase!
    Yeah, I've been tipped off to a group with a lot of REX that would be trying to do exactly this using soul walks. The main post will be updated with the following rule for a "full clear":

    "You may not utilize any items, currency, or credits for soul walking."
    "You may not use raid team teleporting abilities of any kind (unless permitted by your soul choice)"

    After demonstration of an exploit, I am also banning the warrior ability "Legendary Liberation Treatment".

    I understand this is a vital ability for Warriors, but it has some broken implications for a few builds and eternal procs. I shall consider requiring mentoring down in the future for older raid content to disable eternal procs for everyone.
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    Rephrasing:
    "You may not use raid team teleporting abilities of any kind (unless permitted by your soul choice)"

    to

    "You may not summon another player to you at any time, unless it is done using an ability provided by a soul."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clowd View Post
    I shall consider requiring mentoring down in the future for older raid content to disable eternal procs for everyone.
    Next time, just make it about how many achievement points the team can earn in a speed run with the fewest team members. This would require a (noncombatant?) character with zero achievements in HK to maximize points. Varuge can have a field day with this one!
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    ok, I had a better demonstration for legendary liberation treatment. I see how it is broken, and how that impacts other parts of Warrior. I'm going to revert the ban on liberation treatment since it is not as incredibly impactful as I originally understood.

    My fault there for not gaining a deeper understanding. Warriors, go have at least a little more fun.
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    As of today's daily reset, the competition has begun! You may submit your run anytime between now and your region's weekly reset on July 14th.

    This means that the submission time limits for EU and NA are going to be a few hours apart.

    Times have been updated in the original post.
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    Time is running out! You will have until July 17th to submit the entry to evaluate.

    That entry must clearly showcase that your run took place between June 30th and your region's weekly reset on July 14th.

    This submission period is provided to give those with slow connections time to upload.
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    Time to execute and record a run is now over!

    You will have until July 17th to submit the entry to evaluate. I will post the entries on July 18th for everyone to have a chance to review.

    If you submit a run, please make sure it's clear that the run took place prior to today!
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    I know some teams retired on their last runs when things didn't go as planned.

    Everyone who participated did major mistakes- never give up :V


    Was a nice event.
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    Here are the results! There were only 3 entries.

    The community will have until 1am EDT on July 24th to contest these results with conclusive proof that one of the rules for this challenge were violated.

    After that, rewards will start going out.

    1st place:
    Team Shas - 1 hour, 14 minutes, 33 seconds
    video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ6qZqwvBZs
    parse: https://www.prancingturtle.com/Session/Detail/20943

    2nd place:
    Team Yarrellii - 1 hour, 32 minutes, 31 seconds
    video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QEp...T9boAgUhP/view
    parse: https://www.prancingturtle.com/Session/Detail/20924

    3rd place:
    Team Cloug - 1 hour, 32 minutes, 34 seconds
    video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0CchDJU7uY
    parse: https://www.prancingturtle.com/Session/Detail/20932

    Times start when the speed clear timer message appears, and end when Akylios is defeated.

    Thank you to everyone that participated, theorycrafted, practiced, and discussed this challenge in a constructive way!

    I will be back with a new challenge when the rewards for this one start going out.
    Last edited by Clowd; 07-18-2021 at 06:04 AM.
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