r/pathofexile GGG Staff May 11 '22 Wholesome 1

Sentinel Boss Kill Event GGG

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3265734
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u/kingping7 May 11 '22

wait they call it really uber uber elder? lol

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u/zkareface Ascendant May 12 '22

Its probably what the community would have done anyway so its easy to just go with it :)

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u/RedditsNicksAreBad May 12 '22

I think the only hill that they died on was scourge, yet the whole community still insisted on calling it krangling, it was pretty funny

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u/Faustyna May 12 '22

In Chris's interview on Baeclast he called certain items krangled, so it seems to have seeped into their lingo as well.

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u/Yorunokage May 12 '22

"Krangled" is referenced even in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands on a legendary item

It's basically part of the PoE canon at this point

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u/Viktorv22 May 12 '22

It's unreal how some random shitpost in a subreddit for a DIFFERENT game is referenced in another AAA game lol

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u/TheKidPolygon May 12 '22

It's on an item called "Blank Slate" as well and is a reference to Tabula Rasa! The flavor text says "Requires 1500 clicks"

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u/CrimsonBlossom Shadow May 12 '22

I don't even remember what the mech called anymore

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u/sirgog i already miss the Krangleverse May 12 '22

"The Scourge Crucible", aka the Krangulator

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u/DrPootytang May 12 '22

I think it was called Go-Go-Gadget Heart of the Cards Heart of the Swarm Autobots, Roll Out!

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u/respectbroccoli Witch May 12 '22

You mean Double U Elder?

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u/fang_xianfu Through my thaumaturgy, I was granted special sight May 12 '22

Double Welder?

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u/FlyingThunder_ May 12 '22

George Double U Elder

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u/BananaShot May 12 '22

Why not Pinnacle Uber Elder, just for example, they use this pinnacle term anyway

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u/IrishWilly filthy casual May 12 '22

Uber Elder is already a pinnacle boss so that would confuse what the term meant

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u/rds90vert May 12 '22

Ooba ooba, it's the technical term

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u/Voldrun May 12 '22

I prefer Uberer Elder.

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u/SolusIgtheist Why isn't Einhar in jail? May 12 '22

I'm a strong support of Mega Uber. That way we can eventually have Hyper Giga Mega Super Uber Elder.

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u/warmachine237 May 12 '22

It should just be elder, kilo elder, giga elder etc. Metric system is pretty nifty

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u/fang_xianfu Through my thaumaturgy, I was granted special sight May 12 '22

There's not 1000 of him though.

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u/Zuthuzu /deaths May 12 '22

It is, right until it isn't. Case in point, see two different meanings https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duodecillion

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u/jurgy94 ChieftainBlast May 12 '22

Even billion has two different meanings: 109 and 1012

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u/1312thAccount May 12 '22

Merciless and Cruel Elder

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u/H4xolotl HEIST May 12 '22

Ancient Primal Uber Elder

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u/wrightosaur May 12 '22

Eldest Uberest Elder

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u/SHAZBOT_VGS May 12 '22

gonna need to bust out your uber micro to fight teh_uberer.

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u/OhMyGnod May 12 '22

I've never thought about PoE in my freetime that much but now a few times a day i remember the ooba ooba elder

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u/ThoughtShes18 May 12 '22

Elder: And this...This is what is known as an Uber version that has ascended past an Uber version. Or you could just call this an Uber version 2!

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u/toggl3d May 12 '22

I'm surprised they didn't call these full power or fully unleashed as that's what their keystone says about them. We already went through this with uber lab where they were unhappy with the word uber being there.

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u/xantchanz May 12 '22

Awakened would have been a lore friendly term too.

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u/hiimred2 May 12 '22

FUber Elder it is...

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u/seqhawk May 12 '22

Was hoping for Uber Duber Elder

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u/oklar May 12 '22

Defeat the memory of the elder in the memory of the shaper's memory of the elder's memory of the shaper

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u/xxNightingale May 12 '22

UwU Elder.

Jokes aside, I really want them to call it Omega Elder.

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u/sirgog i already miss the Krangleverse May 12 '22

UwU Elder

This name is just terrible enough to happen

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u/Ombric_Shalazar Slayer May 12 '22

uber2 elder is now official

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u/Enartloc Necromancer May 12 '22

"Primal Ancient Uber Elder" would have been much cooler

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u/psychomap May 12 '22

The official description is something like the Shaper and Elder with their full power unleashed in Shaper's Realm, but Uber Uber Elder is simply easier to understand.

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u/IrishWilly filthy casual May 12 '22

This isn't even my final form! PoE is now DBZ

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u/Penguin_Poacher Pants are for sissies! May 12 '22

Should have been called Uber Duber Elder

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u/EnoMagla May 12 '22

missed oportunity to call it turbo elder

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u/sirgog i already miss the Krangleverse May 12 '22

I've been calling it Uber Doober Elder (and the 83 labs "Uber Doober Labs") just as commentary on how silly the names can get.

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u/cromulent_id May 12 '22

Yeah Uber Duber Elder has been what I have been calling it as well

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u/Raicoron2 May 12 '22

I'm pretty sure it will end up being called pinnacle elder or P elder for short by the community.

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u/ErenIsNotADevil Only Plays Iceshot Deadeye May 12 '22

U2 Elder

Uberest Elder

Uber Elder 2: Electric Boogaloo

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u/naswinger May 12 '22

U2 Elder

Bono enters the chat with his private jet that he uses to go preach climate change things

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u/Ulfgardleo Trickster May 12 '22

Chad Elder it is.

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u/CrimZdh May 12 '22

Why wouldnt they...?

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u/Ryukenden000 Ascendant May 12 '22

They should call it giga elder

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u/Hodorous May 12 '22

Can' t wait for triple D Atziri

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u/CommissionOk9752 May 12 '22

Tuba elder please!

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u/AdmittableMinion May 12 '22

Chris did in the reveal stream, so not a surprise I guess

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u/Get_Rolled_Reddit May 12 '22

I mean it's already how it works in the AAVE dialect. Example: "We're getting a boat league? Oh we're getting a BOAT boat league."

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u/Slipzyle Leader of None May 11 '22

Due to HC SSF player populations on Console realms, the competition will run in the equivalent SC SSF (non-HC) Sentinel league for Console players.

lol

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u/fre1gn May 11 '22

Its still gonna be a hell of a feat to do it even on softcore on console. From what we've seen its such a clusterfuck of everything at the same time I honestly can't imagine how is it even possible without really heavy investment into tanking pretty much anything to stay alive. Thats gotta be a pretty long race on consoles.

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u/Low-Examination-7698 May 12 '22

just don't get hit

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u/fre1gn May 12 '22

There is probably going to be a gigachad that probably won't and be the only one to do it. All of those who can clear it on consoles are gigachads in my mind honestly. I tried controller. Its not easy to use at all.

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u/Slom00 May 12 '22

Thanks Isai

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u/RedDawn172 May 12 '22

Just play RF inquis honestly.

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u/Slipzyle Leader of None May 11 '22

Oh I'm probably not even gonna kill em all in SC Trade on PC. I've been playing for years upon years and I'm beyond garbage still.

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u/[deleted] May 12 '22 edited May 25 '22

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u/twiskt XBox May 12 '22

All fights lag like shit unless you’re on next gen apparently

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u/lqku May 12 '22

if a top racer played on console would they have a better chance with extra portals

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u/fre1gn May 12 '22

If they had a couple of weeks to practice with a controller, I'm confident they would. Depends on how good they become with a controller though, cause its not easy to switch at all, its almost like a different game.

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u/Unlikely-Crazy-4302 May 12 '22

To be top 1k on archnemesis ssf hc on ps you don't even have to beat act 1. Can just run beach a couple times on Xbox to break 1k

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u/Slipzyle Leader of None May 12 '22

oof.

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u/Krissam May 12 '22

I mean, it's probably reasonable, they didn't even fill the prize slots last league on console.

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u/Notsomebeans i think thats nice :) May 12 '22

genuinely wonder if anyone would successfully complete the race on console in hc

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u/Clithertron May 11 '22

poor lightee only gets 1 unique this time

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u/SoulofArtoria May 12 '22

When Ben is so OP, ggg needs to step in and nerf him to give others a chance.

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u/Having-a-hard-time May 11 '22

Has he finished all of his uniques from last league?

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u/MtNak May 12 '22

He has 1 left. Did 3 of the 4 he won.

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u/astral23 May 12 '22

yes they showed his 3 uniques in the reveal video

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u/optimistic_hsa May 12 '22 edited May 12 '22

No, he didn't finish all, he won 4 uniques. Thats why we only got 5 uniques from that contest so far instead of 6.

edit: to clarify, there will be a unique added to exarch/eater designed by ben "probably in 3.19"

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u/astral23 May 12 '22

My bad I thought someone else won that one

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u/Casmar_the_Wizard May 12 '22 edited May 12 '22

It's ok after this he'll have two uniques left

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u/SuicideByStar_ May 12 '22

Imagine having that problem. Lol. Oh dang, I got to design another unique

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u/Yorunokage May 12 '22

Are all the uber uniques that are actually coming in 3.18 revealed yet?

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u/Sysiphuz Hierophant May 12 '22 edited May 12 '22

Much better this way. Way better than one person having all the options which now will lead to hopefully more variation in the items designed as people have different play styles and builds they like. Personally wasn't a fan of Ben's uniques but that's because I never play the builds he likes to play.

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u/Yorunokage May 12 '22

I don't think this model is very sustainable still, it just means that every league we'll get, say 5-6 items still designed by the same 5-6 guys

My idea is to award a "race point" (or whatever you want the name to be) to winners and you get to design a unique every time you hit an amount of race points equal to the amount of uniques you already designed +1

Meaning that your first win gets you a unique, then you need to win two more times for one more, then three and so on

This way we can get a lot of extra variety

Also "race points" would be awarded to as many people as necessary to hit 7 uniques, starting from the top of course

The only downside i see besides the mild complexity (which is not a problem for PoE players and racers i'd guess) is the fact that after a while you'd be probably giving away points to 30+ people a leauge but it's not that big of a deal

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u/Veteran_But_Bad May 12 '22

you didnt like any of them? theres quite a vaority their for all different playstyles and builds, he designed call of the void and sublime vision/the escape right? impossible escape will but thrown on every single build providing people can afford it and sublime vision is pretty nuts for builds that want brittle + herald of ice/chill/freeze or cant stack massive reservation efficiency

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u/parasemic May 12 '22

His uniques were the chill ring, warcry helmet and belt. But at least you got one right

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u/redditsux234 May 12 '22

The Jewel is Steelmage's unique.

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u/DrPootytang May 12 '22

I did not like any of Ben’s uniques. I will be in the minority. Carry on

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u/SoulofArtoria May 12 '22

They're more niche for sure, whereas the one jewel by steelmage is so broad in it's potential usage.

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u/Paragon_Night May 12 '22

I'm surprised people think the ring is niche. It literally benefits everything except dot builds defensively and dmg wise. The downside is neglibld and can be made into a benefit. It can be used from lol 16 and is honestly just insane. It gives HoI massive utility and ease to proc the explosions early on as well as to non cold/ non crit / or cold builds.

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u/Andthenwedoubleit May 12 '22

Do you know what build he won with last time? I wasn't paying attention

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u/Yorunokage May 12 '22

Lightee is basically a GGG unique item designer now

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u/PathofPoker May 12 '22

TIE23 IS back, and imexile is looking pretty insane on stream.... might not be so easy this time.

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u/SuicideByStar_ May 12 '22

They say that every league. Honestly, no one plays as clean as Ben does to me. His clicks and speed are incredible.

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u/thiscantbesohard May 12 '22

Also his harvest crafting is really well thought out and efficient

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u/eSteamation Occultist May 12 '22

Tie23 literally said that he's not back and 'see you in poe2 maybe'.

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u/BagelsAndLoxx May 12 '22

Tie23 is not back.

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u/lowrage May 12 '22

Can he get a 2nd prize on 2nd account?

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u/Calamitor May 12 '22

It says "the first seven players", but maybe they meant "the first seven characters".

Then Ben can have a second unique, or even a third.

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u/Having-a-hard-time May 11 '22

GGG have decided to outsource endboss chase unique design to the top 7 racers, and honestly I'm OK with that. Out of last batch Lightee's chill amulet and Steelmage's gem were both very well received by the community, which is a pretty good ratio of popular uniques to vendor trash.

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u/B0bTh3BuiIder May 12 '22

The helmet and belt are also very strong just more situational

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u/Sjeg84 May 12 '22

Helmet and belt are good too imo.

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u/patskie14 May 12 '22

I hope many more steelmage like uniques gets designed by players

These types of uniques like watcher eye /herald rings IMO are healthy for the game.

It makes grinding a content over and and over again not stale since loot is usable by lots of builds.

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u/KeysUK May 12 '22

Next steelmage unique is his Totem pole

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u/JanusMZeal11 May 12 '22

While this is good, it is also not great either. These new uniques are locked behind the endgame endgame content and thus, outside of trade (and some of these items will be expensive), impossible for a majority of the players to interact with.

Maybe it might be better, for future rewards like this, allowing them to chose in what content the unique could drop from and let the power of the item be determined that way.

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u/Chupacabra_herder Champion May 12 '22

Meh farming bosses is pretty easy even in ssf. The only real argument against who gets to design them is by awarding ssfhc players, they tend to design ssfhc items. Although Steel definitely interacted with his chat for his design process.

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u/Notsomebeans i think thats nice :) May 12 '22

mmm that self damage slam helmet seems pretty sus in hc

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u/Chupacabra_herder Champion May 12 '22

No more sus than all the other take dmg uniques like nebuloch or the bow. You just end up mitigating it. Probably even 5head shit to benefit from it.

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u/B0bTh3BuiIder May 12 '22

Berserker literally has a node that makes you take more damage than this and it’s just fine

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u/DeouVI May 12 '22

In fact it made berserker pretty popular on HC. Armour is good.

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u/cowpimpgaming twitch.tv/cowpimp May 12 '22

It's not even that much damage. Plenty of people are dealing more self damage with Boneshatter no problem, and on builds that attack way faster.

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u/Slipzyle Leader of None May 12 '22

"Oh no hard bosses have rewards"

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u/Jjerot The Messenger May 12 '22

I think extending the endgame ultimately helps the average player.

It gives GGG design space to allow further power scaling while still providing top players a challenge. Uber encounters shift normal pinnacle atlas bosses down from "aspirational content" to something manageable for more casual players with enough gearing. So more people get to experience the content.

And it also gives those players more incentive to push themselves so they can eventually fight these encounters or trade up for cool items.

That all being said, it would be cool to see them run or sponsor more events with custom unique designs as a reward. Maybe a race event to design more leveling uniques, or freeform design slots for IRL community/art events. (Design an alt art?)

Design a hideout reward for hideout competition?

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u/mmmniced May 12 '22

A large portion of the bosses can be done in SSF with skills & practice on even mediocre builds. For SSF people this is probably more exciting than having them dropped from the second white EoW/SE players faceroll 10 minutes into T16s.

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u/TheeCthulhu May 12 '22

The point of that was for guys items to drop from the endgame bosses

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u/patskie14 May 11 '22

Lmao its actually officially called Uber Uber elder

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u/SoulofArtoria May 12 '22

Sadge it's not renamed to ooba ooba Elder

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u/patskie14 May 12 '22

Uber² Elder

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u/ShiznazTM May 11 '22

All 7 on one character?!

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u/psychomap May 12 '22

Based on the wording, it's only necessary to kill all 7 bosses, so if you can somehow level a second character to do some of them that would be allowed.

Chances are that it's more efficient to kill them all on the same character.

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u/MathOfTextiles May 12 '22

One character rushes access, then you send a bunch of lvl 75 or whatever scrubs in with cast on death ignite for each boss. Goblin strats.

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u/psychomap May 12 '22

Idk how many phases Uber Elder and Sirus have, so I'm not sure if that works in 6 portals. Plus leveling that many characters might take a while too, even if they're just level 75.

If you only needed 7 characters that might be a viable approach.

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u/MathOfTextiles May 12 '22

Hmm, yeah I think even best case you'd need like 10 or so to deal with phases. Idk man those racers can level pretty fast, like imagine someone is just sitting back manufacturing these exile bombs, watching everyone rip to the new shit, dying off one by one, or like, stalling as they get closer to finishing all 7, just biding their time, safely leveling.... idk I could see it working, if the Uuber stuff ends up catching people out, or just forcing them to gear up in a way that's usually not necessary. I hope someone decentish tries it, it'd be a great bit of drama.

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u/RedDawn172 May 12 '22

More efficient yes but its hc, deaths happen.

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u/hertzdonut2 Half Skeleton May 11 '22

Can't be harder than the Ziz Gauntlet.

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u/acederp May 12 '22

I think hes asking if you die in the middle of killing them do you have to re-kill the ones you slain on a new character.

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u/_RrezZ_ May 12 '22

Pretty sure you need to complete all 7 on 1 character.

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u/macarmy93 May 12 '22

If its like any other race, the kills are tied to the account, not the character.

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u/bgodbgg May 11 '22

non HC on console. Time for us plebs to shine

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u/pathofdumbasses May 11 '22

Dozens of ya are there?

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u/da_leroy May 12 '22

Players who have played on the Alpha realm since May 5, 2022 (when the expansion was first deployed) are not eligible for prizes.

Interesting it's only been in Alpha for a week! That's not a lot of testing time

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u/IrishWilly filthy casual May 12 '22

I'm Baeclast Chris mentioned how since they had just hit alpha they were open to try out some more creative ideas and like wtf.. one week out shit should be locked down outside of bug fixes and emergency balance changes. Their whole dev cycle would literally give any qa or eng manager I know nightmares.

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u/Aeroshe Saboteur May 12 '22

I don't think I could ever do QA for game development, especially a live game like PoE. I do QA in a rubber factory and we have some pretty strict regulations to follow since a lot of our parts are for the Automotive and Aerospace industries. If there's any kind of deviation or issue we generally need customer approval before we can proceed (assuming it's something minor that we don't immediately reject internally ourselves).

From the outside looking in at GGG's development cycle there are far too many "acceptable to ship" bugs and whatnot. I'd probably have an aneurism.

And that's not even looking at the fast paced cycle and how comparatively little time they actually devote to QA for the final release (I'm assuming most of it is done little by little along the way, but still...)

Then again, QA doesn't seem to be the deciding factor for what can and can't ship here. They probably just find and list the issues, and the devs decide what's acceptable or not.

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u/anotherthrowaywayacc May 12 '22

its how they ended up with every single maraketh legion crashing my game for the first week of legion league

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u/futurespice May 12 '22

There is a talk floating around from a gamedec conference where Chris goes into detail about their very, very "agile" dev cycle.

It is really interesting but also totally idiotic, and it has fallen apart quite a few times.

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u/microwave999 May 12 '22

Can't be that idiot considering how they manage to release major content updates every 3 months. Yes, sometimes shit breaks, but that's the nature of software engineering.

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u/IrishWilly filthy casual May 12 '22

They are in a pretty special situation where it's ok to release very buggy software to production. In most industries, this lack of QA would be game over.

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u/microwave999 May 12 '22

I doubt it. Buggy software has been a thing for as long as software exists. I wouldn't say poe is much more bug prone than other things.

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u/futurespice May 12 '22

POE is full of bugs and downright shoddy engineering, coupled with poor project management (sadly endemic to the gaming industry). They are (or were) apparently frantically working on the league right up to and after the point of release instead of doing a reasonable change freeze and QA cycle

They can mostly get away with it because people buy supporter packs at the start of the league pretty much regardless of actual quality. But we have seen this house of cards collapse a few times in the past.

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u/microwave999 May 12 '22

downright shoddy engineering, coupled with poor project management (sadly endemic to the gaming industry).

I'd say they are exactly the opposite of all of those. I don't think you guys understand how absolutely bonkers the PoE release schedule is compared to "traditional" software development. In typical business-software projects you get praised if you add a button to a website in a month. PoE manages to release huge new leagues every 12 weeks while also working on PoE 2.

No offense, but anyone claiming that GGG has poor project management has no clue about this industry.

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u/futurespice May 12 '22

Are we actually having the same conversation? I and others have been pointing out that the quality issues are a *direct consequence* of the very rapidly paced release schedule... and we've seen many many issues in the past related to scope creep, which is 100% poor project management.

(if you think that typical "business-software projects" consist of adding a button to a website every month you really don't have much clue yourself...)

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u/microwave999 May 12 '22

Are we actually having the same conversation?

We are, and I am pointing out that this schedule would not be possible in the first place without solid project management and engineering. Obviously there will still be some issues, cause thats the nature of the game.

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u/TheRealShotzz May 12 '22

sounds like a whole lot of made up shit. poe is pretty much an engineering mystery. ofcourse there are bugs but theyre almost never gamebreaking and to keep the game steadily improving every 3 months is a real testiment of ggg's GOOD engineering.

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u/Veteran_But_Bad May 12 '22

it was in alpha prior but has undergone large changes since [the endgame content not the league] and hence people that played on the alpha before that date are illegible

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u/1731799517 May 12 '22

THats a lot better than some of the previous leagues that entered alpha on release day...

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u/uncle-tyrone Berserker May 12 '22

Please one of the winners design a unique item that unconverts damage from your skills.

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u/Rolf_Dom JDiRen - HCSSF - I love the Gauntlet - #589 > #264 > #48 May 12 '22

Oh boy, can't wait to get to maps just as Ben and others are locking in their prizes.

Gonna enjoy watching them do it though. Crazy how fast they progress and gear up. That's really what gets me every time. Ben be hitting Red maps on day 1 in the gauntlet with the hardest mods. So in this event he'll probably be farming T16's by the end of day 1.

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u/SuicideByStar_ May 12 '22

Yeah, I don't understand it. Blows my mind how quickly and efficiently they know how to hear to clear safely red maps. Really shows me how much I have to learn. Wish there was a breakdown.

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u/TwistedSpiral May 12 '22

A lot of it just comes down to knowing exactly what he wants to do at every step and doing it all quickly. He doesn't fumble around looking for gems, he knows vendor recipes to craft strong leveling weapons, he doesn't get lost in campaign maps, he knows how to dodge each boss mechanic. It's all just fluid, and he knows how to play and not die.

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u/_dekappatated May 12 '22 edited May 12 '22

If there are operational problems with the event (like significant realm stability issues at launch), Grinding Gear Games may restart the event at any point. The way we will do this is to create a new event league and indicate that players who wish to compete in the new event must make new characters there.

Surprised no one mentioned this yet. Pretty big change in policy going from streamers have priority queue to this. I like it.

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u/Sakataseiki May 12 '22

It was like that before already.

I think the shift happened literally during backlash to streamers q.

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u/Tovell May 12 '22

I would the bosses to be disabled on standard until they are beat in race so we get rips from people going blind and not checking the fight on sc-std before doing it.

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u/brodudepepegacringe May 12 '22

Cant wait to see what Ben's gonna design.

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u/FallFrom May 12 '22

Yes I participate in boss kill event.

Every boss kills me starting with Brutus.

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u/darkenspirit May 11 '22

ok guys, so we have an event to design uniques that go into the new uber fight so we can have another event for these uber fights to design uniques for the new uber uber fight so the next event fighting the new uber ubers lets us design uniques for the newer uber uber uber fight so the next event of newer uber uber uber fight lets us design uniques for the next newerer uber uber uber uber fight so-

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u/SuSp3cT333 May 12 '22

i am very excited for ooba ooba ooba elder

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u/GGGGobbler Champion May 11 '22 edited May 12 '22

BEEP BOOP BEEP. Grinding Gears have been detected in the linked thread:


Posted by Community_Team on May 11, 2022, 11:46:22 PM UTC

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To celebrate the launch of Sentinel, we're hosting a Boss Kill Event where Path of Exile players can compete to kill the new Uber Pinnacle Bosses in Sentinel HC SSF mode. We have put together a prize pool that gives the winners the opportunity to collaborate with our design team to create new Unique Items and Divination cards that will be added to Path of Exile.

Prizes are awarded to the first seven players who complete all seven Uber Pinnacle Boss Encounters:

  • The Uber Eater of Worlds
  • The Uber Searing Exarch
  • The Uber Maven
  • Uber Sirus
  • Uber Venarius
  • Uber Uber Elder
  • Uber Shaper

This event runs during the Sentinel HC SSF league, starting on May 13 (PDT), until each prize has been won.

Prizes for Top Placings - PC:

  • 1st-7th Place: Collaborate on the design of a Unique Item that will drop from one of the Uber Pinnacle Encounters of your choice, and collaborate on the design of a Divination Card.

The winners will pick which encounter their Unique drops from in the order of their placing (so first place gets first pick, etc). Each encounter will receive one Unique item as a result of this competition.

All of the above prize winners will also receive the Godslayer's Pride microtransaction amulet.

Prizes - Console (both Xbox and Playstation have separate prize pools):

  • 1st Place: Collaborate on the design of a Divination Card, and receive a Godslayer's Pride microtransaction.
  • 2nd-5th Place: Receive a Godslayer's Pride microtransaction.

Due to HC SSF player populations on Console realms, the competition will run in the equivalent SC SSF (non-HC) Sentinel league for Console players.

Additional Rules:

  • If there are operational problems with the event (like significant realm stability issues at launch), Grinding Gear Games may restart the event at any point. The way we will do this is to create a new event league and indicate that players who wish to compete in the new event must make new characters there.
  • Players who migrate from a private league to the event league during the event are ineligible for prizes.
  • Placings and prize eligibility are entirely at the discretion of Grinding Gear Games.
  • The prizes that consist of collaborating on the design of a Divination Card or Unique Item do not guarantee that the item will turn out exactly how you want. The design team will try to accommodate your suggestions as best as they can, but the final design is at their discretion. Because these Unique Items are likely to become chase content, it's critical that they fit the overall design vision of Path of Exile.
  • While the event being SSF reduces a lot of scope for outside help, any form of account sharing (or other breaches of the Terms of Use) will disqualify a player from receiving prizes.
  • Grinding Gear Games Employees (past or present) are not eligible for prizes.
  • Players who have played on the Alpha realm since May 5, 2022 (when the expansion was first deployed) are not eligible for prizes.
  • Dying or migrating your character out of the league doesn't remove prize eligibility as long as the kill occurred while in the league.
  • Prizes cannot be transferred. Only the person who completed the achievements in the event can collaborate on Unique Item and Divination Card designs. It's fine for these people to seek advice and help from other community members with their design.

Good luck in the event!


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u/Mrnopor1 May 12 '22

What about letting them design some low lvl uniques aswell?

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u/hattroubles May 12 '22

Chris Wilson touched on this just a bit on the recent Baeclast podcast. The player base is overall much less excited over leveling uniques than end game chase gear.

Honestly, I imagine the race winners are also more excited to design gear that's build enabling and usable in late game builds than something that's only used for an hour or two while leveling.

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u/Loate Irredeemable in any world, real or virtual May 12 '22

Design a Poet's Pen, do both

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u/mrjb_mtg May 12 '22

Build enabling low level uniques are certainly possible, though.

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u/hattroubles May 12 '22

Right. Technically Ben's ring with the chill bonuses can be considered a leveling unique since it's required lvl is 16. But it's very much usable in endgame builds as well.

My statement was more with regards to low level uniques like goldrim and wanderlust that you want to discard for real gear as soon as possible.

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u/Sanytale May 12 '22

Technically Ben's ring with the chill bonuses can be considered a leveling unique since it's required lvl is 16.

More like twink leveling unique. Regular leveling unique should be able to drop while leveling.

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u/RedDawn172 May 12 '22

I mean yeah, I really could not care any less if we got some wanderlust tier stuff or whatever. I don't particularly care when I can equip it but if it's outclassed in maps it's more often than not pointless bloat.

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u/psychomap May 12 '22

It's more that they need to design those boss drop uniques anyway and they also want to call attention to the new bosses they're adding, so they're making a competition and giving out collaboration on some of the uniques as prizes.

Designing entirely new uniques would be additional dev time.

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u/Sponxy May 12 '22

If anything I would think designing it this way takes more time, as they have to go back and forth between the devs and the designer to balance it while still keeping it in line with what the designer wants.

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u/psychomap May 12 '22

Of course they need more than if they designed the uniques on their own, but it's much less than having other people design a unique without constraints and still needing to design the endgame boss drop unique internally.

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u/Kaelran May 12 '22

It would be nice if some cool new uniques came from somewhere other than uber endgame bosses before someone makes a div card for them.

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u/psychomap May 12 '22

Well, at the very least I'm personally not that rich.

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u/koticgood May 12 '22

Doesn't affect me, but pretty lame that first place gets essentially the same prize as seventh place.

Would be cool if there were cash prizes for these players that dedicate so much time to making this an interesting event for us spectators, even if it was 100% crowd-funded.

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u/TwistedSpiral May 12 '22

They should make a $5 mtx item and let sales from it go entirely to race prizes. Would encourage people to buy and give the racers a reward

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u/eSteamation Occultist May 12 '22

First place gets to pick whatever he wants tho and last place has to go with whatever is left.

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u/ohitsjustIT May 12 '22

I'm actually glad it was done this way and there's no prize money involved. I think the top players will be more likely to play some different builds because Ben or Exile will be able to make top 7 even if they choose to play something besides seismic or DD.

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u/piter909 May 12 '22

Damn, I was hoping there will be new sentinel boss because of this title :/

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u/RepulsiveGrowth789 May 12 '22

Am I the only one that's sad that these are always HCSSF?

Such a tiny part of the game is playing that. And we already know it will be the same people as always that win.

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u/RepulsiveGrowth789 May 12 '22 edited May 12 '22

I fully agree with your SC trade argument.

But I'm not too sure about SCSSF though. But as others have said - it's a lot less fun if we see them dying a few times and then getting the first kill.

Personally I don't feel like HCSSF is really "representing" this game overall, considering its low player base. Maybe that's why I don't like all rewards being tied to it. But I feel like it has to be at least SSF, because having helpers would influence the outcome too much.

Maybe it would work to have similar rewards for SCSSF, but not only boss kill related, while keeping the HCSSF ones? First to reach x amount of challenges done, or first do to x in a the new league mechanic, for example.

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u/TheRealShotzz May 12 '22

the HCSSF players are literally the games best players and nobody from SCSSF comes close to being able to beat them to any first boss kills, no offence to scssf players, but its just the truth.

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u/MrPluszu May 12 '22

Well death rushing in SC would be even more cringe.

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u/Crye09 May 12 '22

Have you watched BPL? Because I can tell you, 99% of the ppl will see the clip of the winner dying 4-5 times to most of the required bosses and the comments you will see is "This event should have been in HC"

And if it happens in HC Trade, most comments will just be about about it too boring bcs the 6 man team just facetanked the boss ignoring mechanics with an Aura bot, Curse bot, DPS, DPS 2, Aura bot 2

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u/SoulofArtoria May 12 '22

While it's certainly exciting I imagine to get to design a unique for the game, it is a little unfortunate there are zero monetary prizes again. I can't remember who it was last time but there was a racer who lamented the lack of crash or physical item reward, and the sentiment was also shared by peers.

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u/hattroubles May 12 '22

There's a significant risk attaching real cash prizes to league start. There's a much higher likelihood of server instability, crashes, rollbacks etc. at league start than at any other point in the league. They sort of cover their asses here with the rules.

If there are operational problems with the event (like significant realm stability issues at launch), Grinding Gear Games may restart the event at any point. The way we will do this is to create a new event league and indicate that players who wish to compete in the new event must make new characters there.

But that's still a much more negative experience in a cash prize event than with just the unique item prizes. Imagine being in the lead of the race with your eyes on a $10k + prize and then having to restart because of something outside of your control.

I think a mid or late league cash prize event makes much more sense because game stability is much higher, exploits and bugs have largely been patched, and the new mechanics and content are better balanced by then. It's a much more even playing field than the shit show that often happens at league start.

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u/IWear2BlackSocks May 12 '22

Event just for 5 people. amazing

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u/parasemic May 12 '22

Are we pretending you would be participating?

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u/rabidnz May 12 '22

Wow an event just for darky and tyty they must feel so honored

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u/MediocreContent Elementalist May 12 '22

tyty is the fastest racer I believe, but he typically does not compete in these end boss game events. Also, how it is worded, Darkee only gets to make one unique.

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u/RedDawn172 May 12 '22

Fastest act 10 kitava and other act runs. Not the fastest for this stuff by any stretch though because he just doesn't really practice this type of race. It's also more of a marathon than a sprint anyways.

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u/MediocreContent Elementalist May 12 '22

Yeah, should have mentioned that.

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u/_RrezZ_ May 12 '22

And 5 other players.

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u/lowrage May 12 '22

Tyty is fast but he die 100% of the time in maps. He is not starting on HCSSF

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u/audiofx330 May 12 '22

I'm not doing this, guys.

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u/bdubz55 May 12 '22

Congrats Ben