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Sail's contest is back. :cap_horn:


Key Battles are here!!

Who will defeat the atrocities below and escape the Polygon? Which one of you has the capabilities to arise victorious in the Octagon? Only one ship will make it out afloat. Will you be the predator or the prey?

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You can learn more about this epic game mode on the Big Hunt: The Key to Victory article. Sixteen players will battle each other and AI-controlled monsters on the gigantic Polygon map. Acquire keys from killing specific monsters to escape the Polygon through a portal that will take you to the Octagon. In the Octagon, the top 4 captains will battle to the last ship afloat! 

For destroying monsters and other players, you'll get a temporary resource — Battle Points. You can accumulate Battle Points to unlock ship upgrades mid-battle, and that brings me to my challenge to all of you! 

  • Get a key and escape the Polygon
  • Reach maximum Battle Points

Post a screenshot of you reaching maximum battle points and acquiring a key to escape the Polygon to the Octagon between Oct. 29th, 2020 at 6 pm EST to Nov. 29th at 6 pm EST. Three randomly-selected winners will be awarded: 

  • Grand Prize: Random Tier IX Premium 
  • Two Runner-Ups: Random Tier VIII Premium 

Good luck, captains. 

-Sail


 

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Timezone: (Compensated for US ST and ANZ DST added)

October 30 - November 30

230AM / 0230 in UTC+5.5 / IST

330AM / 0330 in UTC+6.5 / MMT

4AM / 0400 in UTC+7 / ICT & WIB

5AM / 0500 in UTC+8 / SGT, HKT, MYT, BNT, & PHST

5AM / 0500 in UTC+8 / AWST & WITA

6AM / 0600 in UTC+9 / JST, KST, & WIT

630AM / 0630 in UTC+9.5 / ACST

730AM / 0730 in UTC+10.5 / ACDT*

7AM / 0700 in UTC+10 / AEST & ChST

8AM / 0800 in UTC+11 / AEDT*

10AM / 1000 in UTC+13 / NZDT

 

October 29 - November 29

12NN / 1200 in UTC-10 / HST

3PM / 1500 in UTC-8 / PST

5PM / 1700 in UTC-6 / CST

6PM / 1800 in UTC-5 / EST

 

 

*NZ ST and NA DST (Currently Not in Use)

October 30 - November 30

9AM / 0900 in UTC+12 / NZST

 

 

October 29 - November 29

2PM / 1400 in UTC-7 / PDT

4PM / 1600 in UTC-5 / CDT

5PM / 1700 in UTC-4 / EDT

 

Let me know if I have made any miscalculation in the timezones.

Thanks.

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6 hours ago, rookieFTW said:

How much battle points is maximum though, 5000? 10k? 

 

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I have yet to come up with a way to b the sole survivor, let alone to manage to escape into the portal.

The rewards are good through. I might aim for the runner up to get Eugen.

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Good luck all.

Sadly I simply cannot do this.

Hope you get a good bote.

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how does one get max points.. 

I win a lot (and without backstabbing) but just can't get max...

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21 minutes ago, S4pp3R said:

how does one get max points.. 

I win a lot (and without backstabbing) but just can't get max...

my clanmate said he never join a division and just somehow managed to mop the match with the stock hull

the 10,000 is after a multiplier  but still  u must mop all the player in that match

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54 minutes ago, S4pp3R said:

how does one get max points.. 

I win a lot (and without backstabbing) but just can't get max...

I think the points are based on how much you deal damage to players. The key will just double it, if you manage to escape into the portal.

Escaped with key, but didn't do much on the PvP

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Last survivor in the Octagon. I fought against 4 hostile players.

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hrmmmmm...

I keep getting a key and getting out, so you say I must throw to win... lol

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Well I've had enough battles to draw the conclusion on how the points are earned & maxed:

  • Each player can only accumulate up to 5k points. The main issue is that it is literally impossible to earn more than 1k from the monsters only.
  • Exiting the portal with key will double it. If you have 5k, then it becomes 10k.
  • Being the last survivor will also double it.

However the tricky part is that you have be cunning enough at kill stealing the other players while keeping yourself afloat long enough to grab the key & escape through the portal. Or to beat the other players quickly in the Octagon before the game kills you.

As for the betrayals, I found it to be way too easy to betray that those who do so may not even intend to do so. Here's what happens most of the time:

  1. Player A invites Player B to form a division.
  2. Then Player B gets invited by Player C into his division, and accepts it.
  3. Player B will arbitrarily leave Player A's division because he joins Player C's division.

Depending on whether they do it purposefully or not, Player B will either invite Player A into Player C's division, or Player B will attack Player A immediately.

In short, I believe this event has the same context with the Raid for the Filth. However WG might find that event to be too PvE-friendly, which is why the only sure way to earn the most from Key Battle is to go PvP more aggressively.

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Oh ffs, I did that last night but didn't save the screenshot. Oh well, got an entire month.

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On 10/31/2020 at 1:37 AM, S0und_Theif said:

Acquire keys from killing specific monsters to escape the Polygon through a portal that will take you to the Octagon. In the Octagon, the top 4 captains will battle to the last ship afloat! 

How do I get to the Octagon to battle with 3 other captains when successfully exited the portal with a key?  My game changed to spectator mode when I exited the portal with a key.

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Just now, SardineFish said:

How do I get to the Octagon to battle with 3 other captains when successfully exited the portal with a key?

You... don't? When you get in Spectator mode, you are finished with the battle, just like any normal mode.

The wording in the OP is kinda wrong: If you exit the Portal with a Key, you are done with the battle. There is no way for those who escaped with a Key to fight each other.

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11 minutes ago, SardineFish said:

How do I get to the Octagon to battle with 3 other captains when successfully exited the portal with a key?  My game changed to spectator mode when I exited the portal with a key.

You don't. If you read the instructions carefully, only those who survive without keys duke it out in the octagon.

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I think the biggest challenge of the current contest is that we have to farm the Battle Points until it's maxed. Getting a key & escape into the portal is one thing. Farming enough Battle Points before we escape on another hand...

Holding they key while farming the Battle Point is incredibly difficult because most players will focus on you. But letting the others get the key & you kill them in the last minute is just as difficult as the former. And of course you will never know who & when your allies will betray you.

There is also positioning problem. If you are too far from the portal when it opens, you can't reach the portal in time unless everyone is being nice to you (which is very unlikely to happen).

I've made it though. Although it was by sheer luck.

PS: I hate mortars.

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Why bother to farm unless you're a masochist?

Every key battle I have played, I play with complete disregard to the battle points. Instead I play it for pure enjoyment. Die, die-lah. what is so problematic? I have gotten into the octagon twice, the 2nd time of which was fun. My entire div plus one were the last 4 remaining. We ganged up on the stranger, then we proceeded to duke it out. I can say all 3 of us tried our best but like highlander, there can only be one. 

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7 minutes ago, dejiko_nyo said:

Why bother to farm unless you're a masochist?

Every key battle I have played, I play with complete disregard to the battle points. Instead I play it for pure enjoyment. Die, die-lah. what is so problematic? I have gotten into the octagon twice, the 2nd time of which was fun. My entire div plus one were the last 4 remaining. We ganged up on the stranger, then we proceeded to duke it out. I can say all 3 of us tried our best but like highlander, there can only be one. 

I farm for the T9 camo (one) and love the brawl. It's not usual where I have the chance to just do FFA in a closed arena where everyone can shoot at everyone else. That and the brawl near when the Portal closes, hilarious. I and my div will just shoot at anyone else that isn't an ally. 

I can't even believe some people actually die to the monsters. FFS.

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4 minutes ago, Paladinum said:

I can't even believe some people actually die to the monsters. FFS.

I liek to ram monstas

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1 minute ago, Paladinum said:

I can't even believe some people actually die to the monsters. FFS.

Natural selection at its finest:Smile_trollface:

 

31 minutes ago, dejiko_nyo said:

Why bother to farm unless you're a masochist?

To get the 5k points? That's one of the contest requirements I have yet to be able to escape with 5k points.

 

14 hours ago, Admiral_Helena said:

PS: I hate mortars.

But it's fun if you are the one who use them!

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1 minute ago, dejiko_nyo said:

I liek to ram monstas

Nah fam they die to the monster's shots or the acid.

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1 minute ago, Paladinum said:

Nah fam they die to the monster's shots or the acid.

That is what afterburners are for. God, we need those things on BBs.

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