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I have to be honest, it’s all a bit confusing, but that could just be my age. Every time I think I have it nailed down, something happens which throws me. So here’s my rough handle on things.

If you manage to flip a zone, you get a bonus for contributing to capturing the keep, which as a healer is easy. You also get a bonus if you’ve defend your keep in the zone before the flip occurs. Brilliant, so 10K for the flip, + 2 * 5K, for “defending” your keep and “attacking” their keep = 20K.

Then you can get a small bonus, for capturing a BO, just before the zone flip, lets say 2K. Hard one to get to be honest, because they’re constantly being taken. Now I’m not sure if this bonus is specifically related to the end of tier zones, like for instance Chaos Wastes and Reikland.

I’ve also had one situation where I’m pretty sure I’ve been awarded a bonus for the capture of a keep in the previous zone. So I was involved in the capture of the Destro keep in Kadrin Valley and then was involved in the capture of the Thunder Mountain Destro keep. Which seemed to award me 3 * 5K, 5K for defending TM Order keep, 5K capturing TM Destruction keep and 5K for capturing the Destruction keep in Kadrin Valley. Which seemed to be a rolling total of accrued keep captures in the tier. Of course it may have been related to lack of sleep, but I definitely saw 3 * 5K. Was I just drunk on Christmas spirit? A nice reward for those who have ample free time.

Now I’m sure you’ve noticed and I hope it’s not me, but the end of tier zones seem to be a lot more focused on contribution when it comes to the keep bonus, where as the middle zone, like Praag, is more a fixed value for the contribution. Ever wondered why people rush outside the warcamp in an end of tier zone, when it’s just been lost to Destruction/Order, that’s because an RP bonus is awarded for the defense. You could stay inside the warcamp, but you’d miss any AAO that’s being offered. Hell I picked up 9K one morning for an unsuccessful defense of Kadrin Valley, by the time the 400% AAO had been applied. Not bad for getting my ass whipped. Now with Praag, there you just a few officer medallions and a warlord crest flung my way, which reinforces my belief in the 1st line of this paragraph.

I’ve tried for a while to get a handle on the award of bonuses and how the mechanic actually works. So if you know, then post it up and let everyone in on the secret.

I often wonder if this is why people often mill around the keeps in an attack, because they want to be sure that they qualify for keep capture bonus, because they’re clueless as what else rewards them? It’s like, oooh if I run off to defend that BO or recapture it, will I lose my contribution/bonus? If I jump to another zone to help out there, do I lose my contribution to this zone? The problem is, is that by making the system opaque, it just limits people’s willingness to try new things.

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Confused Of Warhammer

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Well Laminar (BW) has made some pretty good progress up the Realm Ranks this week, with him closing the distance between his actual character rank and realm rank. It was at one point a 3 level split, but now is just 2 and closing as we speak. So at the present time he has a CR of 29 versus a RR of 27. To be honest it’s taken a while to twig to the fact, that I needed to be in on the zone capping and actually taking a more active part of BO/Keep Take process to keep them in step. I thought it was enough just to be killing people, but I was sadly wrong.

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The Long Old Slog Up The Realm Ranks

When I originally put this down as a draft title for a blog post, I’d been having a particularly bad week in the ORvR lakes, things weren’t happening. The acquistion of RPs was slow and I was  just grinding along, without any joie de vivre. All this was at the embarassingly low RR of 35, god knows what it was going to be like in the 50’s and 60’s.

However and there is an however, which is actually related to an experience I had a couple of nights ago, and which proved to be educational. In an exception to my normal modus operandi, I actually stuck around and worked through a whole zone capture with a warband. So a nod to Torst for running it, also to the other warband members for actually sticking together and functioning as a unit, without feeling the need to shout counter orders on the /wb.  Of course I was using my KotBS Eldric, but that wasn’t held against me.

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