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How World Bosses and Events Work with Layers

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As layers have been implemented on 18 servers we now also received clarification on how World Bosses will function on these realms. World Bosses will spawn on separate timers for each layer, as the timers do not affect each other in any way, so it's technically possible they do actually spawn at the same time, but very unlikely. World events, however, are global and function the same on both layers, so the fishing tournament can only have 1 winner.

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Each layer has its own independent spawn timers.

So when Kazzak or Azuregos decides to spawn on one layer, it doesn’t affect the other layer at all. This way, a dominant guild wouldn’t kill him, and then layer-hop to kill him again.

The Dragons of Nightmare are also tracked independently on each layer. All four dragons spawn at once on a layer when its time for them to do so.

FWIW, the fishing tournament is different. It’s tracked globally, and will only have one winner per realm each week.

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