[ZS] Raid Boss Feature Preview!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by mi7ch, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    The Raid Boss is coming next week! We’ve been retooling this feature with each test and release in each game and are just about ready to launch the next Beta to see how the updates work out in Zombie Slayer.

    Feature Overview for the U.N. Ambassador Raid Boss!

    This limited-time event is 4 days long. During this period, players can unlock a powerful new opponent, the U.N. Ambassador, and assemble an elite team of Slayers to take it down.

    The Raid Boss is unlocked with Keys, which are dropped from Outbreaks in specific locations. Outbreaks which take more energy drop Keys more often. If you find yourself with extra Keys after the event is over, they can be turned in for XP.

    A word of caution: Raid Bosses are tough. They have a lot of health and hit back hard! In order to have a chance at defeating them, players will need to band together in a Raid Party and coordinate their actions.

    Even with a large, dedicated team, many Raid Bosses will take several days to take down.

    Assembling a Raid Boss Party

    Don’t try to take on a Raid Boss all by yourself! We recommend aiming for a Party size of at least 20 dedicated players. Anyone in a Party of less than 15 is likely in for a difficult time.

    Not sure you’ve got enough close, reliable allies around to fill your team? That’s okay! Players don’t have to be in your Squad to join your Raid Party. Many will be on the lookout for standup Slayers to team up with for the event. Watch the Chat and Forums for players in search of a Party or who have open positions and shoot them a message.

    In previous events, players have found Chat Groups handy for meeting potential party members and assembling teams.

    Don’t count out an potential ally just because they are a lower level than you! Lower leveled players have their attack damage scaled-up when battling Raid Bosses and often make excellent Party Members. Plus, you’ll need some Slayers from the lower level ranges if you are going to build a full-sized team.

    Raid Party positions are divided into 3 level tiers. You can have up to 10 Party members from each tier for a max party size of 30 players. Keep an eye out for players you feel would make good team members and invite them using the invite links provided on your Raid Boss page.

    If you want, you can also make your Raid Boss Public. However, once someone has joined you are stuck with them for the rest of the fight, so use this option with caution.

    Fighting the Raid Boss

    During the fight, Players can Attack, Barrage (power attack) and Heal.

    The Raid Boss Party shares a common pool of health which participants can replenish using Energy.

    Don’t hesitate to heal! As your Party’s health declines, Attacks and Barrages will be less effective and award less XP. Not only that, Boss hit back hard and can easily wipe a Party if attackers are not paying attention.

    The Boss will regain health whenever you wipe and XP rewards for actions will decline, so work as a team and keep your Party’s health up!


    Actions made during the fight, both healing and attacking, give great XP. However there is no advantage to dragging out a fight longer than necessary. If you defeat your own boss, you can join another player’s Party or unlock another Boss of your own as many times as you wish until the 4-day event is over.

    Loot is collected by the participants once the boss has been defeated. When the Boss is defeated, players have a chance at earning a unique Superior item in addition to Cash and XP.

    Don’t join too many Bosses at once! If you stretch yourself too thin you won’t be able to contribute effectively to the fights. You’ll need to do a minimum number of actions to qualify for Loot, and nobody will get any Loot unless the boss is defeated, which is pretty hard to do if Party members aren’t working together.
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  2. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    This is a head's up about the event and a quick overview of the mechanics; there will be a much more detailed walkthrough next week when the Raid Boss is available. :)
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  3. Hellhavenofury:)

    Hellhavenofury:) Active Member

    looking forward to it
  4. RainSunGone

    RainSunGone Well-Known Member

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  5. Vaughn42

    Vaughn42 New Member

    Thank you mi7ch and Kano. This game needs the help to survive.
  6. L1LOne

    L1LOne Active Member

  7. Xextreem

    Xextreem Active Member

    :D can not wait :cool:
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  8. kevinmalo

    kevinmalo Active Member

    nice, want to know how it will work on ZS as the xp to lvl up needed is way bigger than vc pc...
  9. Gazember

    Gazember Guest

    Top Poster Of Month

    Its easy to guess, until the 1000 stamina at each lvlup will be enough it will be a free ride, probably until lvl 1500-2000, above that the XP needed to lvlup just goes crazy, and only a handful of players made more than 1000 stamina in this game, this will be an over expensive nightmare. Unless the reason why here the raid had a 2 month delay here in ZS is that they came up with a smart solution, but that would unbalance the game.
    The Good Part: here no one will complain about the energy needed to heal the boss. :p
  10. Xextreem

    Xextreem Active Member

    Its team based not single play and its ment to use your facton (raid bosses). So if you have a faction with only 2 members yes that will give you some problems for a full member faction (active ofcourse) there will be zero problems unless its a (energy / leveling focus faction)
  11. Guardian Angel

    Guardian Angel Active Member

    Cute , finally Raids in Zombie! That s a good news
  12. Reefer

    Reefer Active Member

    Thanks can't wait :D:D:D:D
  13. Guardian Angel

    Guardian Angel Active Member

    So when is starting?
  14. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    Currently we're planning on starting the Raid Boss on Thursday morning.
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  15. Hellhavenofury:)

    Hellhavenofury:) Active Member

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