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Major changes to arena regarding season 20 and on

Posted: 29 May 2014, 09:05
by Henhouse
Starting with season 21 we are establishing a new set of strict rules that apply to arena. The quality of arenas over the last few seasons degraded so we are instituting a new set of rules and criteria for seasons to follow. Arena has been filled with the same handful of players who stage their games, wintrade, snipe and do anything they can to stay on the top (or tie) so they may sell their account immediately following a season’s end. Therefore we have decided to nullify season 20 and absolutely no rewards will be distributed considering almost all of the top 20 teams involve the same few players over and over we felt it was pointless to simply disqualify them all and reward very low ranked teams. The following changes to arena will take place immediately following the start of season 21. Please review them carefully.

New placement and rewards:
  • 1st Place: Vengeful Gladiator title, Vengeful Drake mount (free mall flying included), Spectral Tiger mount, Vengeful Gladiator tabard
  • 2nd Place: Merciless Gladiator title, Merciless Drake mount (free mall flying included), Spectral Tiger mount, Merciless Gladiator tabard
  • 3rd Place: Gladiator title, Nether Drake mount (free mall flying included), Spectral Tiger mount, Gladiator tabard
  • 4th Place: Duelist title
  • 5th Place: Rival title
  • 6th – 10th Place: Challenger title

Expiration of rewards:
  • After the end the following season titles will be stripped from the players. However, this changes for the top 3 ranks. If you placed within the top 3 (glads) you will retain your title and mount rewards for an additional season afterward. This allows the top finalists to hold onto their achievements slightly longer than those who placed below them. If you place next season at the same or higher rank, the expiration restarts from that point on.
  • The reason for this change in policy is due to the insane amount of title and mount build up over the years. These titles and mounts went from being super exclusive, to quite common. Additionally, the selling of accounts because of their rewards is something we have wanted to address for some time.
  • Starting with season 21, all arena titles and arena mounts will be removed.

New rewards criteria:
  • A team must have over 50 played games for the entire season
  • The minimum rating requirement for a team to receive the top 3 places is 2000
  • Each player in the team must have participated in a minimum of 30% of all of the team’s played games for that season to receive rewards
  • Players must be within 100 personal rating of the team rating to receive rewards
  • Tied teams must play a best-of-3 to determine placement administered by the staff (and likely broadcasted). The rank 1 teams (if tied) will be required to play a best-of-5. No two teams can receive the same placement. If one or both players are in both teams and must face each other, they automatically lose and cannot substitute.

Policy changes on rule violations:
  • Players found in violation of wintrading will have that team, along with themselves permanently disqualified for the remainder of the season and their accounts' suspended for the season's duration. Their team will be disbanded by administration. If the player is caught playing on another team, his or her account will be permanently closed.
  • This rule applies to other’s accounts. If you are caught playing on someone else’s account after being disqualified for that season, that account will be suspended for the entire season, and the player's main account will be permanently closed, regardless of whose account they were playing on.

Re: Major changes to arena regarding season 20 and on

Posted: 29 May 2014, 09:25
by Thenewmeta
Nice posting this 2 days b4 season ended hahahhahaahah

Re: Major changes to arena regarding season 20 and on

Posted: 29 May 2014, 09:27
by Nozaz
Thenewmeta wrote:Nice posting this 2 days b4 season ended hahahhahaahah


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Re: Major changes to arena regarding season 20 and on

Posted: 29 May 2014, 11:56
by Sprintex
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Re: Major changes to arena regarding season 20 and on

Posted: 29 May 2014, 12:31
by Apuclevercow
Great job Hen. :)

Re: Major changes to arena regarding season 20 and on

Posted: 29 May 2014, 12:46
by ZatYo
:)

Re: Major changes to arena regarding season 20 and on

Posted: 29 May 2014, 12:49
by ZatYo
i didnt play 1 season and it degraded into an utter abomination woop woop swag

Re: Major changes to arena regarding season 20 and on

Posted: 29 May 2014, 13:54
by Firstaidkit
While you're at it remove SWP gear too.

Re: Major changes to arena regarding season 20 and on

Posted: 29 May 2014, 14:30
by Discyo
Kez <3

Re: Major changes to arena regarding season 20 and on

Posted: 29 May 2014, 16:16
by Sprintex
Discyo wrote:Kez <3


ey basti

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