Howdy! This is an update regarding winter GST 2021.
We hope to give you guys some more information about the event itself and how its going to go down.
Last GST was a learning experience we got a lot of great feedback, and we both can admit that there was a bit of confusion over the rules and some of the judgment calls we had to make. Were hoping to clarify some of the more popular rulings now.
Q: "What happens if My team isnt online when its our turn to spar"?
A. If your team isn't ready when it is YOUR turn to spar, you will forfeit the round.
-One of the first points of contention was one of the teams being late, We have made a ruling now on the situation. In order to respect the time of all parties involved we will give a 5 min timer to the guild that isn't ready. If your guild is still unavailable to spar after the grace period, then they will forfeit the round.
Q: If we don't have enough members when the timer goes off can we compete 4 v 6?
A: If the timer is up and u don't have the full team requirement we will still let u compete in the match outnumbered, if your teammate comes online during the match if you haven't lost the 2 out of 3 requirement , they can join in the next round.
Q "Coin Toss meta?"
A: Coin flip OP had to be nerfed. In all seriousness though we apologize for that decision and we have a better solution to let the matches to be decided in a more fair manor.
any further clarifications may come up in a later post!
The End Game!
Speaking of more fair outcomes, im sure you seen the preview of the shrinking arena that imagic posted on graalians. Heres a brief explanation.
- As the match starts to approach the designated end time a Safe Circle will fade into the map. Players will need to make there way to the safe circle , if they fail to do so they will take continuous lethal ticking damage. The idea is to create a much tighter sudden death scenario instead of cutting to the end of an intense match right at the 5 minute point.
In addition to the Safe zone end game in order to better balance for the size of the new teams we plan on shrinking the arenas by about 1/3. This change was made in order to hopefully decrease the amount of stall time and create more exciting plays. We hope to have previews of the new Arenas soon.
And So Goes The Bows
As fun as watching sprays of shotgun bullets fly across the arena, we wanted to try something different this gst and introduce a new gun type the bow, more information about its stats and the other guns stats will be released soon but here's a preview of the bow and the new winter skins we choose a light blue because it is winter time.
What you all have been waiting for
The date for this GST will be January the 8th
. I know its a bit of distance away. However we want to make sure we get this as well tested as possible, we also have a few more ideas we want to test out and trial and this extra time will allow us to do that, and also produce winter content without having to sacrifice the quality of either!
In addition we know alot of players have been asking us to lower the amount of people to make it easier to practice so were lowering the amount of players needed t o gang spar to 3 per team, we have some plans to make it even easier in the future we will update you on later.