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News - Lockout reduction starts (1 Viewer)

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The lockout reduction started today

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. PDT and lasting until Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. PDT, you can take advantage of a 50% reduction in lockout timers.

The 11th is also the date the sale ends.

And next week will be the big one for exp:

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. PDT and lasting until Monday, October 25, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. PDT, you'll get to soak up 150% experience gains.
 
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The lockout reduction started today

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. PDT and lasting until Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. PDT, you can take advantage of a 50% reduction in lockout timers.

The 11th is also the date the sale ends.

And next week will be the big one for exp:

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. PDT and lasting until Monday, October 25, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. PDT, you'll get to soak up 150% experience gains.
October 12 ? Kinda a weird date to start it at. Cannot find the announcement
 

Sum1

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And next week will be the big one for exp:

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. PDT and lasting until Monday, October 25, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. PDT, you'll get to soak up 150% experience gains.
That's only 50% bonus exp. The "big" bonus was recently where we got double (i.e. 200%) exp. This is still fun, but not quite as much fun as before.
 

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Don't really see much benefit to the lockout bonus on Live, anybody plan on doing anything different with this bonus?
 

Sum1

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Don't really see much benefit to the lockout bonus on Live, anybody plan on doing anything different with this bonus?
Farm old raid currency faster, get more attempts in to farm stuff like songblades or other sought-after items locked behind lockouts, etc. I don't really need group currency anymore as most of my toons are fully decked out in type 5s, but thats an option too.
 
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Crystallized Restless Ore farming is nice for alts with reduced times. Anyone know if is a 'known bug' or 'working as intended' for this halved timer to actually still be the original '6hr vs 3hr' when you bail on a task like Zlandicar without completing?
 

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Crystallized Restless Ore farming is nice for alts with reduced times. Anyone know if is a 'known bug' or 'working as intended' for this halved timer to actually still be the original '6hr vs 3hr' when you bail on a task like Zlandicar without completing?
So there's 2 parts to applying a lockout timer. First the game applies a lockout timer to everyone in the current task. Second, the game checks to see if anyone else was in the task at some point in time that did not get a lockout with the first check. If so, apply a lockout to them as well. This was put in because of previous exploits where people were looting mission chests after leaving a task to avoid getting a lockout. My guess would be that the bonus only applies to the first check and not the second.
 

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So there's 2 parts to applying a lockout timer. First the game applies a lockout timer to everyone in the current task. Second, the game checks to see if anyone else was in the task at some point in time that did not get a lockout with the first check. If so, apply a lockout to them as well. This was put in because of previous exploits where people were looting mission chests after leaving a task to avoid getting a lockout. My guess would be that the bonus only applies to the first check and not the second.
to piggyback on this - some missions like the TBL chase mission FF give you a "loot lockout" you can press alt-Z to see if you have a loot lockout. this timer will start upon the first death, so your actual mission timer and loot lockout can be slightly off
 

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