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Dread Palace (NiM) 8-Man World Progression Tracking

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Dread Palace (NiM) 8-Man World Progression Tracking

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insaneric
06.09.2014 , 09:08 AM | #1
Click Here for the Dread Palace Nightmare Mode 8-Man Progression Tracking Tool

UTC Clock
Alternative UTC Clock

Introduction

The challenges and achievments of Dread Palace are on their way very soon and here is the new progression tracking spreadsheet. I've taken into account some of the feedback from NiM Dread Fortress Progression Tracking to improve the system.

Screenshots, times and scores now all revolve around achievements and achievement times. This means there will be no penalisations for not taking a screenshot as you kill the boss. As you can take the screenshot whenever you like please follow all verification guidlines to ensure the most undisputable result possible.


How the tracking tool works

  1. The score you get is based off the latest boss you killed only.
  2. Each bosses base value increases by 1000 for each boss so that a guild that has killed more bosses will always be ahead of those which has killed less bosses.
  3. Each boss is worth an additional 1000 points that decreases by a set amount of points per hour after the content is released. 1 point/h for the first 4 bosses and 0.5 points/h for the final boss. It is not possible to get negative amount of bonus points.
  4. The Speed Run is ranked seperately from the boss clears and acts as a list of who achieved it first.


Verifying boss kills

There are several elements that are need to verify a kill and the kill time, all are required to be placed on the spreadsheet. You can take a screenshot for kills several weeks ago and still receive the maximum score.

Elements to include:
  • Guild Name
  • Achievement
  • Achievement Time
  • Current UTC Time
  • Current Computer or Game Time
Here is an example screenshot with all elements color coded.

How to take a Time Stamp Verification Screenshot:
  1. Ensure the game client is in Fullscreen (Windowed) mode. This can be set in the Preferences/Graphics menu
  2. Click the UTC Clock link here and set the browser window to a size of your preference.
  3. Drag UTC time-stamp window over the SWTOR Client window and position it appropriately.
  4. On your keyboard, hit CTRL+Print Screen to capture your entire Desktop to your clipboard.
  5. In MS Paint, paste the contents of the clipboard (the captured image). Save the image.
  6. Alternatively, you can use screen capturing software.

Penalties for not providing the required information:
  • You may be asked to retake a screenshot if it does not meet all the requirements. If the required elements are spread between multiple screenshots it may or may not be accepted.
  • You are allowed to take part in multiple guilds for progression however as achievements are once per account there must be at least one new person in the every guild clearing content to provide a fresh achievement for that guild to be added to the spreadsheet.


Posting your kills

Include the following items in your post:
  1. Guild Name
  2. Guild Website (If you have one)
  3. Server
  4. Region
  5. Faction
  6. A link to the verification screenshot for each boss you have defeated.


Final Words

This thread is meant for posting progress so please keep it clean. If you have any questions/conserns/comments feel free to send me a PM and I'll respond as soon as possible.

Spread the word, the more who take part the better this will be.

Good luck to you all and have fun.
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KeyboardNinja
06.09.2014 , 10:30 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by insaneric View Post
You may be asked to retake a screenshot if it does not meet all the requirements. If the required elements are spread between multiple screenshots it will also be accepted.
Just wanted to jump on this one right here… If the following elements are not contained within the same image, then the kill time cannot be considered verified: local time (either via computer overlay or game clock), UTC time, and achievement time. All three elements must be visible simultaneously, otherwise kill time can be trivially falsified. And by "trivially falsified" I mean "without photoshop". Guild name is basically the only element which could be spread into a second image without affecting verification trustworthiness.

Edit: Snap! I read the final paragraph after writing my reply. Will shoot you a PM and remove this post if you desire.
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insaneric
06.09.2014 , 11:05 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by KeyboardNinja View Post
Just wanted to jump on this one right here… If the following elements are not contained within the same image, then the kill time cannot be considered verified: local time (either via computer overlay or game clock), UTC time, and achievement time. All three elements must be visible simultaneously, otherwise kill time can be trivially falsified. And by "trivially falsified" I mean "without photoshop". Guild name is basically the only element which could be spread into a second image without affecting verification trustworthiness.

Edit: Snap! I read the final paragraph after writing my reply. Will shoot you a PM and remove this post if you desire.
Thanks, changed the wording slightly, i was focused on the guild part
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You may be asked to retake a screenshot if it does not meet all the requirements. If the required elements are spread between multiple screenshots it may or may not be accepted.
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Mal_Volent
06.09.2014 , 07:30 PM | #4
Just wanted to give a special shout out to my former raid team "Underworld Arms Traders" from my now former guild Torva Nex.. And say thank you for using me to help you achieve the server first Conqueror of the Dread Fortress title for the Imperial side on Jedi Covenant, before dropping me from your roster the night before the 2.8 release...

I was expected to use the Nightmare Pilgrim buff in order defeat NiM Brontes. I instead chose to believe in my own ability and that of my teammates and politely refused to participate in this plan. I did not let it prevent me from raiding alongside the others who chose to use the buff - that was their choice to make and I respected that. I only just now found out this respect was not mutual when I was told I was being dropped from this raid team for sticking to my guns and standing by my beliefs.

I'm a rather go-with-the-flow kind of personality. But I do not take kindly to being pressured into doing something I don't believe in, enduring backhanded comments from people who couldn't manipulate me into getting their way (Tyger/Viduus) then ultimately being dropped from the team over it, but only after using me to help achieve the server first title for them. I would NEVER treat another player in this fashion, let alone expect them to do something they personally didn't condone. This is beneath deplorable behavior, and those who made this decision to remove me have proven to me how undeserving they truly are to be Conquerors of the Dread Fortress.

Enjoy your hollow victory.
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Mal_Volent
06.09.2014 , 08:23 PM | #5
I'm sorry you misunderstood the purpose of my message. But I doubt anyone would appreciate being treated like this either. Something this underhanded is in very poor form and shouldn't go unnoticed.

I couldn't care less the group wasn't server first (I did state the achievement was for the Imperial side). That was the whole premise behind my refusal to stoop to using the Nightmare Pilgrim buff. If we had to resort to using it, we didn't deserve to be Conqueror of the Dread Fortress in the first place. I never used the buff myself, so my conscience is clear.
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SnickerJew
06.09.2014 , 08:52 PM | #6
I agree with your statement Mal, however I feel this is the inappropriate place to express your feelings about the matter, especially this thread & others like it. Being from JC myself, I understand how some guilds operate and I'm sorry to say this does not surprise me in the least. I do agree with the whole NiM Pilgrim thing (I usually troll people who get the buff as it just makes me laugh), but I guess its one of those, "Why would you not use it?" things.
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Mal_Volent
06.09.2014 , 09:46 PM | #7
My apologies if I offended anyone. But I felt the greater raiding community had a right to know about the bad apples in our collective barrel. Players like this give the rest of us a bad name.
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DJNume
06.10.2014 , 09:15 AM | #8

Guild Name: Hates You
Guild Website: Hates-You.cc
Server: Prophecy of the Five
Region: US (East Coast)

Dread Master Bestia
Date: Tuesday, 10th June 2014 | 11:12:32 AM (EST)

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Character Name: the Gate Crashing Warstalker NUMIE Dragonslayer From Beyond, the Eternal Warrior, Deposer of the Dread Masters and Conqueror of Dread Fortress
List of Alts: Amelïa, ßuns, Cínnamon, Hours, Jesiel, Keïra, Kíwi, Muffíns, Numíe, Raína, Típsy, Wäffelz

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Mazanator
06.10.2014 , 09:46 AM | #9
Games totally broke. Gg bioware gg. I'm not spending my money on the faking sot machines!
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TheRandomno
06.10.2014 , 10:03 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Mazanator View Post
Games totally broke. Gg bioware gg. I'm not spending my money on the faking sot machines!
Okay when you find a place to add an explanation in your post, go post it somewhere other then the DP NiM progression tracking thread.

Maybe one of the other million threads that will be made about slot machines sucking?
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