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Can hammer not spawn behind the faction zerging the map?

Kordai
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I'm not even sure who in their right mind would think it's a good idea.

"This faction seems to be outnumbering the other 2 significantly..."

"Hmmm... maybe... yes I've got it! We add a mechanic that allows them to take keeps 10 times faster, while also giving a boatload of zerg surfing potential!"

"Brilliant! And maybe we will allow it to respawn in areas they control so that they could have a great chance of getting it instead of forcing them to zerg keeps without it where the smaller number of defenders might have a chance!"

"Amazing! And when they have everything they can then gate camp the other factions making sure to kill all pvp for an hour or so at least!"

"Yes! We've successfully kill- I mean saved pvp!"
  • xylena_lazarow
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    I never did understand how painting the entire map one color in 10 minutes was supposed to be "chaos."
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  • DrSlaughtr
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    It doesn't really matter where it spawns if one faction is zerging the whole map. They'll get it anyway.
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  • xFocused
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    Just remove the thing, it's such a broken mechanic that adds absolutely nothing of value to the game except for lag and encourages cheating.
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  • xylena_lazarow
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    xFocused wrote: »
    Just remove the thing, it's such a broken mechanic that adds absolutely nothing of value to the game except for lag and encourages cheating.
    Agree on the first part, but high pop zerg stomping the other factions until they quit isn't "cheating" per se. Most of the things that feel like "cheating" in this game are (legally) abusing busted mechanics like the hammer.
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  • Minnesinger
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    Even if it randonly spawns it usually end in the hands of the most populated faction. Its novelty moment has long faded. Very unnecessary tool that helps none but the strong faction.
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  • xFocused
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    xFocused wrote: »
    Just remove the thing, it's such a broken mechanic that adds absolutely nothing of value to the game except for lag and encourages cheating.
    Agree on the first part, but high pop zerg stomping the other factions until they quit isn't "cheating" per se. Most of the things that feel like "cheating" in this game are (legally) abusing busted mechanics like the hammer.

    I was more referring to the cheating where people will purposely drop the hammer to another alliance for gold. It's sadly talked about quite a bit and isn't really a secret anymore either
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  • xylena_lazarow
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    xFocused wrote: »
    I was more referring to the cheating where people will purposely drop the hammer to another alliance for gold. It's sadly talked about quite a bit and isn't really a secret anymore either
    Have you seen gold mat prices lately? Who can blame them...
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  • Wing
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    honestly i feel like if it stays it needs to go away after 1-2 keeps max flip (regardless of by whom or where) as currently its just used to get emp and then disappear, then that faction just turtles. . .
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  • biminirwb17_ESO
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    The Hammer, like mudcrabs, is an abomination and should be blasted into outer space between the moons. If it has to stay it should go "poof" in a large cloud of brown smoke the first time the holder drops it or if his/her pixels die.
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  • TechMaybeHic
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    Logged in last night and the hammer was running. It showed up white on the map, mind you; so while it was moving I at first had no idea by whom. Not that it mattered as both AD and EP were at DC trikeeps so even if it were DC, it probably wouldn't be for long.

    And the lag was the worst I have seen. You might be able to buff up before a fight but as soon as you made contact with any 1 of the 3 faction stacks; you were left mashing 1 button at a time for several seconds and it still not going off. Once the hammer disappeared, the lag slowly started to get better. Obviously, not perfect as we are talking ESO after all; but decidedly so an hour after the hammer as the stacking it encouraged slowly dissolved.

    I really hate the hammer.
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