14/05/2009 (CM Blog Entry "GUILD WARRRRRR")
PREPARING FOR WAR
Illyasviel says "FOR THE HORDE!", above
Thanks to the 50 or so gamers who joined us in the inaugural Emporia War test yesterday at 8pm GMT +8, we finally tested the feature full-scale!
Guilds had 5 hours to bid for the right to Challenge the current Emporia defenders, "IAH". (In future, you'll have multiple Emporias to bid for, and there will be multiple grades of Emporia.)
Guild VagnerHaox won the bid, and there were some frenzied moments of recruitment in-game for both teams as we topped up our ranks in the 30min preparation time for the war.
Guild IAH was composed of staff and moderators, with slots open for 6 guild leaders to nominate 3 of their members for participation, on a first-come-first-served basis.
The actual battle may range from 30mins and up, depending on the grade of the Emporia.
We only tested one of the base tier ones for CBT. The team that takes down the opponents' Main Core will win. (But you'll have to take down the Sub-Core first or it will regenerate the Main one.)
If both side don't manage to take down the opponent's Main Core by end of battle, the team with highest points for kills and damage wins.
Here are the highlights!
CHARGE FOR THE SUB-CORE
LEAVE A REAR GUARD ON YOUR MAIN CORE
Your enemies will either charge in with tanks, dash in and out to DPS, or sneak in with Stealthies, so keep an eye out.
Jokulhaups with the big MVP sign above his head for dealing the most damage, above.
OTHER GAMER ADVENTURES
"Konoha Party" (with Maid Rose as a skimpily-clad and taller-than usual Sakura).
We LOL-ed at this creative re-interpretation.
PvE Hero: Kenzai
Capping first on the server and soloing Lavalon while 3 GMs burrowed and watched. *Munch popcorn*
We hear she's leveling a Thief now.
Oh wait, she's also leveling an Archer.
PvP Hero: Raxael
It's not just playing long hours and playing well.
It's not ditching the match after your team-mates desert, and going 1 v 4 against a team with a couple of GMs.