Ok, no hypos actually -- I don't think you will die fast enough with the CD being only 30 sec. And, I said innate "abilities, not "traits". Any thing that is clickable other than your 1,2,3 fist "powers" will not be allowed :p
I will go over the rules again with everyone who shows up to participate I will also evolve them based on feedback here.
So this is what STO has come to. Gambling and Bare knuckle fist fights. Im afraid to ask whats next? What makes it worst is that its organized by a Cryptic employee, and the one supposed to be the moral compass of the forums.
I am organizing an in-game (Holodeck) Boxing Ground PvP event for this coming Friday.
The first timeslot will be at 9pm GMT/ 1pm PST/ 4pm EST.
The second timeslot will be at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST/ 1am GMT.
Let's plan to meet on the second floor of DS9's promenade. From there,we'll queue up for private matches. Feel free to attend with a character on either faction, but, they must remove all weapons, kits, armor, and personal ground shields before entering the queue. You will only be allowed to use your bare fists, and can not use any of your innate abilities (Security Team, Cover Shields, Dampening Field etc.). We'll try and do as many matches as possible, for one full hour. Please join the OrganizedPvP channel or the REDALERT channel to see any communication/ instructions from myself.
If you can't make it Friday, I would like to try and do these often, and on different days/ times. Feel free to post constructive feedback in here with ideas, including if you would like to see this expanded to other types of events (STFs, Fleet Actions etc.).
Hope to see many of you Friday!
If this event is well attended, I'd suggest adding more time slots and/or spacing them out more. It nearly completely hoses working stiffs on the West Coast who might not get off work until 6 or 7pm.
And i'm part of a division that craves Ground PVP- with current time slots, a lot of my brethren will be unable to attend as well.
I like that I've seen you guys trying to address Ground PVP and hope you continue to promote it. Please keep it up. But PLEASE avoid the travesty that is the Double Chip days of the STFs being only on a weekday. Take a page from HBO and have Saturday Night Fights. Straddle it so it's also Sunday Morning for those across the pond and I think your attendance might be up. THrow in some special, but not crazy loot, and you might have a massive community event on your hands.
(Ideas for loot for this and future things could be as simple as a title! Perhaps make it a monthly event and have special titles that are temporary or even permanent (like City of Heroes had way back when): "KnockOut Champ" or "Flyweight" etc. Perhaps offer up a highly valued prize for the ultimate winner of the night: a BOFF that is meh for space, but amazing ground melee.
As I mentioned in the OP, no "innate abilities". What this boils down is just using your bare hand, and nothing else. No pets, no drones, no nothing. Just your firsts Also, hypos are the only device that will be okay to use.
=( no nerve pinch for me lol will try to make it. Also people playing using a Klingon or a Vulcan will do more damage because of traits =P