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Reminder: PTS Dragon Testing Today, April 25 from 2-4pm EDT [COMPLETE]

ZOS_GinaBruno
ZOS_GinaBruno
Community Manager
Hi all! Just a reminder that we'd like everyone to focus on killing Dragons in Elsweyr today on the PTS from 2-4pm EDT so we can collect some data. While you’re participating, please also equip the Blue Dragon Imp pet so we can gather some technical data on the pet; you can purchase this from the Crown Store.

If you plan on streaming during this time, let us know so we can watch. Also remember this is a test, and things may get a little bumpy at times (but that's the whole point of testing!)

Once the test has concluded, below are some questions from the team that they'd love feedback on:
  • Did you have a good time?
  • Was there always a Dragon spawning that you could chase?
  • What did fighting the Dragon feel like with a large group? Small group? Raid?
  • We tried to balance Dragons to around 8 players - did this feel right?
  • Were you ever in combat when you thought you shouldn’t be?
  • Did your framerate drop during the event?
    • If so, what were you doing? What was the Dragon doing?
    • How many players were around you?
  • Were you ever kicked to character select?
  • Did you crash?

Thanks!
Edited by ZOS_GinaBruno on April 25, 2019 7:02PM
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  • ManwithBeard9
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    I'll be there, streaming on Mixer.
  • Davadin
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    as long as it doesn't float above our reach when it's dead, i think it'll be fine... (yes, I've submitted a bug)
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  • SantieClaws
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    Khajiit will hopefully be sending her US cousin Tickle Claws if all is well and other business is concluded in good time.

    A good old fashioned stress test crash fest! Ahhhhh!

    Worth it to get the dragons off the lawn of this one.

    Yours with paws
    Santie Claws

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  • MyNameIsElias
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    Anyone here that will be streaming the testing on Twitch? :)
  • Gythral
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    18:00 to 20:00 UTC (or 19:00-21:00 BST, 20:00-22:00 CEST)
    “Be as a tower, that, firmly set,
    Shakes not its top for any blast that blows!”
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  • MissBizz
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    I'll be there, streaming on Mixer.

    @ManwithBeard9 link?
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  • xynode
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    Will be streaming early tonight to take part in this, see you in a couple of hours i guess ;)
  • Rustyfish101
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    I'll be there, will try to stream on my twitch. twitch.tv/rustyfish101
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    If I get home in time I will!
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  • ManwithBeard9
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    MissBizz wrote: »
    I'll be there, streaming on Mixer.

    @ManwithBeard9 link?

    https://mixer.com/ManwithBeard9
  • JHartEllis
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    I'll be slaying dragons on Twitch: twitch.tv/jhartellis

    🐉
    Edited by JHartEllis on April 25, 2019 4:58PM
    Guild leader of Spicy Economics and Spicy Life on PC/Mac NA
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  • ZOS_GinaBruno
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    Awesome, thanks everyone! Once the test has concluded, below are some questions from the team that they'd love feedback on:
    • Did you have a good time?
    • Was there always a Dragon spawning that you could chase?
    • What did fighting the Dragon feel like with a large group? Small group? Raid?
    • We tried to balance Dragons to around 8 players - did this feel right?
    • Were you ever in combat when you thought you shouldn’t be?
    • Did your framerate drop during the event?
      • If so, what were you doing? What was the Dragon doing?
      • How many players were around you?
    • Were you ever kicked to character select?
    • Did you crash?

    Edit: Also adding these questions to the original post
    Edited by ZOS_GinaBruno on April 25, 2019 5:26PM
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  • Gythral
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    Too far to wayshrines,
    far far far too slow respawn timer
    “Be as a tower, that, firmly set,
    Shakes not its top for any blast that blows!”
    Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
  • MyNameIsElias
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    10 min into the event, i haven't seen a dragon spawn in 5 minutes now.

    EDIT: 10 min since i saw a dragon active now :(
    Edited by MyNameIsElias on April 25, 2019 6:16PM
  • Gythral
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    And when one does spawn it is dead, long before you can move from a(n out of the )wayshine to the group


    Edited by Gythral on April 25, 2019 6:17PM
    “Be as a tower, that, firmly set,
    Shakes not its top for any blast that blows!”
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  • ZOS_GinaBruno
    ZOS_GinaBruno
    Community Manager
    Hey all, just FYI it may be several minutes in between dragon spawns. We're all making notes and collecting data though - appreciate the time and effort!
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  • Gythral
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    dragon icons are several minutes behind reality - icons show in combat dragons that have been dead for 4 minutes

    “Be as a tower, that, firmly set,
    Shakes not its top for any blast that blows!”
    Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
  • MyNameIsElias
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    Gythral wrote: »
    dragon icons are several minutes behind reality - icons show in combat dragons that have been dead for 4 minutes

    I am getting the same issue. Dragon icons appear on the map, but there isn't actually a dragon there.
    Edited by MyNameIsElias on April 25, 2019 6:22PM
  • HanzeeBokeem
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    Over 20 minutes waiting for a respawn?
  • ManwithBeard9
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    The icon for dragon fight in action was up well after the dragon was defeated. Feel like the dragons should be more violent.
  • Gythral
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    28mins in 2 dragons seen... (1 converted to a corpse, the other already a corpse)
    “Be as a tower, that, firmly set,
    Shakes not its top for any blast that blows!”
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  • MyNameIsElias
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    Finally a dragon spawned! Took about 34min to spawn but it happened! When i reached the fight it was already at 60% health remaining, and it died very quickly, took about a min because everyone else ran super fast to the location.
  • Enodoc
    Enodoc
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    While you're testing dragons, please do also test my new add-on for World Events!

    (Pops a notification when a dragon spawns)

    https://www.esoui.com/downloads/info2335-WorldEventAlert.html
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  • VaranisArano
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    Question for the Dragon Hunters: is the "only 12 people get loot" limit in effect for Dragons?
  • max_only
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    Well there’s over 50 people absolutely going maximum effort on the spawns so at no time can we see mechanics. The one time I saw one live, it was sitting down looking around while being attacked. It didn’t “do” anything.
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  • MyNameIsElias
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    Enodoc wrote: »
    While you're testing dragons, please do also test my new add-on for World Events!

    (Pops a notification when a dragon spawns)

    https://www.esoui.com/downloads/info2335-WorldEventAlert.html

    Seems to work fine on my end!

    ni8mNEa.png
  • ZOS_GinaBruno
    ZOS_GinaBruno
    Community Manager
    Thank you so much for assisting in our testing event today! We got a ton of valuable data and will be reviewing everyone's feedback. At this time, we have everything we need, but you're welcome to continue killing Dragons or doing additional testing on the PTS. Thanks again, all. Really appreciate everyone coming together to help.
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  • SantieClaws
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    Did you have a good time?

    There is always a good time when good friends get together to make a giant handbag

    Was there always a Dragon spawning that you could chase?

    No. There was quite a wait between spawns - at least for the first half - then they seemed to appear faster

    What did fighting the Dragon feel like with a large group? Small group? Raid?

    Felt like Khajiit was dying a lot. Possibly because she took off all her armour to make dancing easier

    We tried to balance Dragons to around 8 players - did this feel right?

    Khajiit is very bad at maths but there were more than eight travellers she thinks

    Were you ever in combat when you thought you shouldn’t be?

    No

    Did your framerate drop during the event?

    Not noticeably

    If so, what were you doing? What was the Dragon doing?

    Khajiit was dying and the dragon was responsible

    How many players were around you?

    Many, many

    Were you ever kicked to character select?

    No

    Did you crash?

    No
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  • max_only
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    [*] Did you have a good time?
    It was like chasing wb in Wrothgar during an event. When you got to see it, amazing, but frustrating all the way up to it.
    [*] Was there always a Dragon spawning that you could chase?
    small wait, but riding to the location was the worst part. It felt like more cliffs than Vvardenfell and Wrothgar combined lol and it was dead before I got there the first couple times.
    [*] What did fighting the Dragon feel like with a large group? Small group? Raid?
    Well if the encounter is supposed to scale based on number of players I couldn’t tell you. There were at least 2 raids at all times. For that many people, it felt fine, a bit easy actually. It was a stack and burn fight and I didn’t notice any mechanics like a wb would have. Seems like Gryphon Run, Abyssal Alchemist and even poor old Nyzchaleft was harder. The dragon could use a giant knockdown upon landing. The Fire breath strafing in the air was absolutely amazing.
    [*] We tried to balance Dragons to around 8 players - did this feel right?
    couldnt tell you, there was up to 4 raids doing it.
    [*] Were you ever in combat when you thought you shouldn’t be?
    no
    [*] Did your framerate drop during the event?
    a bit. But no more than wb in Summerset.
    [*] If so, what were you doing? What was the Dragon doing?
    fire has always been a problem for my rig, Graveld’s fight is consistently the worst frame rate drop I’ve experienced and it wasn’t near as bad as that. It was between 11-30 FPS. 30 as I ran up to the fight, 11-23 when he was on the ground spraying fire. 15 when he was in the air spraying fire.
    [*] How many players were around you?
    looked like 3 full raids
    [*] Were you ever kicked to character select?
    No
    [*] Did you crash?
    No

    Two different dragons seemed to be stuck in “sitting” mode. One of those was under 5% health, maybe he doesn’t have a frenzy/“oh snip I’m going to die” mode? The other came out of the “sitting” animation to flap one wing in defense. The others did things like flyings, landing, taking off, dragon shouts, spraying fire etc. if they were supposed to have unique flavors, mechanics, stages, adds, etc I didn’t experience it.
    Edited by max_only on April 25, 2019 7:30PM
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