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    [Daily quest] Faster "Back to the Pit" for Shaman

    TL;DR at bottom of post. [SHAMAN ONLY]
    Edit: Totems/pets are not supposed to stay out when you mount a vehicle.

    Greetings.

    Today I was doing the daily "Back to the Pit" for the Polar Bear mount.
    I accidentally dropped my full set of totems (including Magma Totem) just before hopping on the bear.
    I noticed the opponents dying rather quickly and noticed Magma Totem was damaging them.
    Quest was done in about half the time it usually takes for me to do it.

    Not major, but should help a bit I guess.

    TL;DR:
    1) Get daily quest "Back to the Pit" on your Shaman.
    2) Drop Magma Totem before getting on the vehicle. (Drop it near a bunch of opponents)
    3) Magma Totem will also damage them as you kill them.
    Last edited by DeathComesForU; 09-13-2010 at 11:35 PM.

    [Daily quest] Faster "Back to the Pit" for Shaman
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    Forgive me since I'm not familiar with this particular quest, but isnt magma totem supposed to damage things?

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    Originally Posted by Kazin420 View Post
    Forgive me since I'm not familiar with this particular quest, but isnt magma totem supposed to damage things?
    Yes, the totem is supposed to do damage, but they also count as pets, most of the time. When mounting a vehicle, pets are supposed to go away, save for the temporary ghoul and water elemental. Shaman totems disappear when you mount a vehicle, so by the shaman having his totems out while riding the bear for that daily, that's something that should not be happening. I don't play often with shamans in my guild, but the few times we mounted vehicles, his totems would always disappear after mounting. I also do not know if this is an intended change or a glitch, since there was no patch note for it anywhere.

    More or less, it's the same as having another person run in and smack the enemy vehicle without mounting, just without another person at your side.

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    this isn't an exploit it's a clever use of mechanics

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    Originally Posted by Parrky View Post
    this isn't an exploit it's a clever use of mechanics
    I think a clever use of mechanics that weren't intended is the exact definition of an exploit?

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    Originally Posted by Picklesowner View Post
    I think a clever use of mechanics that weren't intended is the exact definition of an exploit?

    Exploit does not always mean clever use of game mechanics and the inverse is also true; a clever use of game mechanics isn't always an exploit.

    In OPs example, it's not really an "exploit" since the targets ARE player-hostile and magma totem is able to hit such enemies. It's no different than if you were to go join SotA, hop in a demolisher, and drop magma totem to damage pursuing enemy players. Thus, not an exploit. Hardly even eligible for classification as "clever use of game mechanics" since it's a mechanic that is widely used in SotA/WG.

    The difference here is that OP is using this mechanic in a very specific example, which many players may not have thought to do at the time. With all of the quests in this game, it's very likely that some players will have found ways to complete them faster by using class mechanics to their advantage. That doesn't necessarily make it clever, nor an exploit, especially not if the basic strategy is already popularly used and has been since the advent of vehicle combat (see above SotA/WG scenario).

    Hope that clears things up, pickles.

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