I like them because the monster groups are bigger and the boss monster is a special monster.
I dislike them because in larger area's, they are near impossible to complete for players that are doing them by themselves.
A suggestion that I read on the forum before was.
"Let the horde monsters spawn besides the normal area challenge."
A point was made that lower level players that do the area challenges won't be able to beat the horde groups and won't have anything to do in that area for 2 hours.
Another thing was that when I was running around in Brakmar's Mourning Wood,
I saw that 9 our of 12 hordes were killed and I still have more than 30 min to kill the remaining 3.
After this I started looking and looking but because the area was so big it took me 5min to find the first group, 10min after that to find the second group and in the last 15min... I wasn't able to find the last group.
A way to solve this problem in bigger areas would be the same as some other challenges, spawn more of the hordes, sadly, this would not really be needed in the smaller areas.
Another way to solve this would be to generate an effect around where the monsters would be, when players would get closer, the effect would become more noticeable, which would make sure that players wouldn't need to walk to every corner of the map to see if the horde has hidden itself there.
After all your reactions have been posted, I will post a detailed suggestion topic which hopefully will be noticed.
Adding some extra info below from other threads (1 & 2) :
Players want these challenges to give greater rewards.
They have not been able to really be used for leeching (as much as before) for a while now because of the level restrictions so that is good on that side, the exp has also been greatly reduced from way back then.
-Make it appear as a separate event (besides normal challenges)
-Give more interesting drops (I myself feel like the extra drop from the Dominants are good enough, we don't have enough inventory space as it is.)
-More xp rewards, since it's a very time-consuming thing. (or maybe just a exp bonus on the mobs themselves so that players who go after the hordes get a bit extra)
This post has been edited by Kuroyanko - September 22, 2013, 20:31:02.