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OP 4/05/13 3:54:41 PM#1
So... 8 months in, and just in the last week has ArenaNet actually admitted, officially, that Dolyaks (Supply Caravans) add points to a server's score. I know most serious WvW'ers already knew that, and casual people had probably heard about it, but until this DEV post there were still several wildly different theories about how this "hidden mechanic" worked: https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/pvp/wuvwuv/Clarification-needed-please-Dolyak-points/first#post1742511
Now the debate is "what is the point cap?" Seems like a simple question.
Anet doesn't seem willing to answer it, however, and everyone seems sure that they know the answer but no one wants to provide even the slightest amount of evidence to back up any other theories; lots of people still seem to believe that if they post a theory enough times, those posts will somehow add up in a way that MAKES the theory come true.
ArenaNet still has not confirmed where all of the non-ppt points are coming from in each end-of-the-week score. Every matchup has a maximum of 467,040 points from ppt (less really, since there is a gap between resets.) But week after week, every match in every Tier comes out at well over 600,000 points.
This is a competitive portion of the game, which is played for points. It's really about time that we know where all the points are coming from, how many points are available, and how those points are calculated. This part of the game really shouldn't have "hidden mechanics" like this built into the point system.
We also shouldn't have to spend 8 months researching and trying to figure out how the scoring works in a game like this. This is something that would be listed in the manual of practically any other game.
If anyone has an idea of how to convince Anet to release this very basic information on how WvW works, or if there is some link to a post I don't know about where they officially listed all of this in detail and it somehow just never came up again or got listed on Wiki or anything like that, please feel free to post here, or on the Official Forums (https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/pvp/wuvwuv) , or if you want to just get started on it yourselves go for it, and I'll gladly support any effort to get official confirmation on this info!