Thursday, July 13, 2017

Announcing Fall 2017 PvP Classroom

Greetings, prospective cannon fodders.

The Phalanx [300] is pleased to announce the upcoming PvP combat classroom for Fall 2017. The classroom opens on 25 July 2017. Approved students may put an exodus or settler in motion before that date, to arrive afterwards.

There is currently a Last Man Standing deathmatch running in the Thunderdome arena, which will conclude on 23 July 2017. Interference in that event is strictly forbidden.

Ready to Rumble?

The PvP combat classroom is a training regimen of military exercises and close range PvP fighting. Students each send a single city into the battle arena to learn PvP by the only truly effective method: actual fighting. New and existing players are welcomed for instruction.  From the new moon to the full moon, students will complete lessons on basic military combat: self defense, troops, terrain, equipment, diplomats, sovereignty, timing, magic. Training is mandatory. From the full moon to the new moon, players will engage in a free-for-all within Thunderdome. The only restriction is no catapults. Everything else is legal within Thunderdome, per the rules established below.

Work from Home!

Alliance membership is not required to train at Thunderdome. Participants may remain in their current alliances or remain neutral. Approval from the 300 is required to enter the Thunderdome combat zone, and we require that students join our Slack training channel. To keep the playing field level, players are limited to a single city in Thunderdome. Although this may seem restrictive, one city is more than sufficient to learn all the basics of Illyriad combat. Tiny n00bs are welcome to join Thunderdome, although it is recommended that they enter early in the season so they have time to complete research and participate in training.

Participation is mandatory.

Players joining the PvP combat classroom are expected to fully participate in all training and fighting. There is no exception for established players. It is completely possible to play Illy FarmVille for half a decade and not really know anything useful about Illyriad combat mechanics. Therefore, existing players who desire instruction on advanced tactics will first have to prove their knowledge of the basics (easy) and their actual combat proficiency (not so easy). Any player who stops participating in the new moon training lessons may be removed from Thunderdome, at the discretion of the 300.

The Laws of Thunderdome
  1.    Permission from the 300 is required to enter Thunderdome.
  2.    Alliance membership is not required.
  3.    Participants must join the 300 Slack training channel.
  4.    Approved players may teleport, exodus or settle a single city into Thunderdome.
  5.    Players are limited to a single city in Thunderdome, regardless of account size.
  6.    Cities must have at least two adjacent passable squares that are not plains or small hills.
  7.    The 10 square rule does not apply within Thunderdome.
  8.    PvP is full contact. Anything goes inside Thunderdome.
  9.    Catapults are specifically prohibited during PvP classroom sessions.
  10.    Internal armies, diplomats, magic and other hostile actions cannot exit Thunderdome.
  11.    External armies, diplomats, magic and other hostile actions cannot enter Thunderdome.
  12.    Caravans may freely enter and exit Thunderdome.
  13.    Inactive players may be removed at the discretion of the 300.

Break a deal, face the wheel. If you can't remember 13 rules, there is only one sentence.

Prospective students can contact Ten Kulch or Tinkinator to be evaluated as candidates for the Fall 2017 PvP combat classroom session.

Misbehave. Kill lots of stuff.

<^^^^^^^^||==O    Skint Jagblade