Come one, come all to the great Merger Hunt of 2013! To celebrate the newly unveiled Eyewire positions of Scouts and Scythes, the GrimReaper invites you to the Hunt: II.
The Hunt: II works much like the original Hunt. We’ve created a cell with 15 purposeful mergers. You’ll have 48 hours and 32 guesses to find them all. Do well and you’ll be rewarded with more than just points. Our current crop of Scouts are being promoted to Scythes. That means we’re in need of a new group of Scouts. interested? You can learn more about Scouts and Scythes. Those players who perform admirably during the Hunt shall be promoted to Scouts.
Each merger you find is worth 1000 points.
There is no limit to the number of times a merger can be found by different players. Be careful though, you have only 32 guesses to find all the mergers. And several are tricky.
Any player who finds all 15 mergers will receive an additional 7,500 points. All mergers on “The Hunt” will remain in place for the 48 hours after the Hunt begins. There is no reward or penalty for being the first or last to report a merger. Since mergers are being reported via private message everyone has an opportunity to find and get points for every merger. Do not share coordinates. Should you disregard this warning you will have to face the wrath of the Reaper.
The person who is closest to the start point of each merger will receive an additional 200 points for that particular merger.
Any player who is within 10 voxels (about 1/25th of a cube) of the merger will receive a 250 point bonus.
How to participate
On Tuesday at 17:30 EST “The Hunt: II” will go live on a cell called The Hunt II. Each player has 48 hours and 32 guesses to private message nkem_test with the the coordinates of the start point each of the 10 mergers. Again, you earn +1,000 points for each correct merger snipe. The coordinates must be within 250 voxels (which is about the size of one cube) to be accepted as the start point. You can watch the video below, or read on to learn how to play.
See the highlighted cube? That cube is 256 voxels wide. An example of how close your coordinates must be to the merger to be counted. Basically, zoom in a lot from overview.
To be able to participate participate in this challenge you will need to know how to navigate the overview. Review the GrimReaper’s Announcement for a refresher on how to find coordinates and spot mergers (type /debug into chat to get coords). The computer will give you the coordinates for the center of your window. To make the coordinates as accurate as possible is important to be centered on the start point and as zoomed in as possible to make your coordinates.
To rotate the cell click+drag. Use this to change the orientation at which you are viewing the cell or in other words use this to turn the cell body away from you, turn the cell on its side, etc. Certain mergers may be easier to spot when the cell facing a different way.
To move the cell right click+drag.
To zoom in and out scroll in and out. The more zoomed in you are on a point when obtaining the coordinates the more accurate those coordinates will be.
To center on an area in the overview alt+click on that point – the cell will center on where you clicked but it will not zoom in or out automatically.
Okay, so you’ve moved around the cell and you’ve center and zoomed in on what you think is the start point to the merger, now you need to find out what the coordinates for that point are and report them to nkem_test in a private message.
To find the coordinates to a point type /debug into the chat window. The coordinates are the numbers following the word “Center:”
To private message nkem_test type /msg nkem_test into the chat window.
There are 2 ways to report the coordinates, with the angle brackets “<>” or without. So you can either type /msg nkem_test 5000 5000 5000 or /msg nkem_test
See an example below of correct private message formatting.
Nkem_test will tell you if you are correct and how many guesses you have remaining.
Once you’ve submitted your merger location you should get a message back telling you if you were correct.
You can also message nkem_test to find out how many mergers you have found. Type /msg nkem_test !list and it will send you your list of guesses.
Current Scouts and Scythes, make sure to turn off any vision enhancements you may have and work in the regular heat map. Fail to do so and you can expect a demotion to the GrimReaper’s personal outhouse scraper. Old toothbrush will be provided.
A special thanks
We here at HQ would like to extend a special thanks to player @nkem for the work he’s done with us to make this challenge a reality. Thanks @nkem!