Alganon Newsletter December 2010
The Arena of Command Tournament
The first ever AoC Tournament is upon us! On December 15th, with Alganon patch 2.05.010 going live the first Arena of Command will commence. Will you fight to become the champion?
The Winds of War
Dissatisfied with the stalemate in the War of Conversion, Zanyana's fury has reached a point where even the words of Triasha and Argon can no longer soothe her. Through a proclamation to the Asharr, she has declared that a war cannot be fought without true armies and armies cannot be victorious without champions and generals to lead them. Zanyana has therefore announced the first Arena of Command, where only the strongest of the Asharr will compete for the right to lead armies against the Kujix through a competition of arms and strategy.
However, word of this event soon reached the ears of Ghazmok who delighted in a chance to eliminate the weak from the strong, and he announced that the Kujix would also take part in the Arena of Command where he would show the Asharr that pretty words do not win battles. Thus the two gods have agreed to hold a championship where the strongest heroes of Alganon will rise above and crush those who stand in the way of glory.
The AoC Tournament
The first ever Alganon AoC will be held from December 15th to December 30th 2010. It is open to all players from level 10-50. There are 5 brackets in which to compete based on Experience Level: 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50. The tournament will proceed in two phases: Season, and Playoffs.
The season will run from December 15th @ patch release to December 24th @ 11:59PM PST. When you enter the game you will see the new Tournament UI button on your screen. Simply right-click on the UI button to turn on and off your Rated Dueling buff. While you have your Rated Dueling buff active you can challenge, or be challenged to a duel with any other Rated Buffed player. The results of the duel are automatically recorded by the server, and your win/loss record is updated. The players with the best records will advance to the Playoff Round.
At the close of the regular season the server will seed players in the various level bands and start the playoff portion of the tournament. This is a single elimination tournament starting on December 26th and finishing by December 30th. Players will be responsible for communicating with their opponent via myalganon.com, or in-game chat (cross faction use /help channel). The opponent will meet at the appointed time and proceed to engage in a best of three (3) Rated duel series. The victor will be automatically logged and advanced to the next round. The champion of each level band will receive a server-unique Tabard and Freedom Trinket.
AoC Tournament Grounds
Rated dues can occur in any area where dueling is currently allowed, however a faction-neutral AoC Tournament Grounds has been added north of Westport in Ardonya. To get a free portal to the tournament grounds go to any portal. You're responsible for your own way home, so make sure you are bound somewhere satisfactory. At the tournament grounds you'll find quests, vendors and a place to interact with others, and to practice and conduct rated duels.
The Arena of Command season starts tomorrow, won't you join in the fun and the fray?
Chat Changes and Special Offer!
You asked for it and now you've got it, starting December 15th the chat restrictions will be lifted and you will no longer need the Communication Package. If you've purchased the Communication Pack you will be refunded the Tribute used. This is for those that purchased the Communication Pack. This does not apply to Super Pack purchases.
Since you've already signed up for a MyAlganon account we've got a special offer for you. To purchase each of the service add-ons separately would total over $40. However, we've created a special Super Pack that includes all the service add-ons for only $30, and now we're going a step further and for a limited time we'll have the Super Pack marked down to $19.95! You can purchase it directly in the Tribute Market!
So sign-in, start playing and take advantage of the specials!
Alganon is a fantasy-based MMORPG that allows thousands of people to play together in a virtual world that features a rich history dominated by commanding deities, powerful weapons and armor, deadly magic, epic quests, ancient places to discover, the utilization of detailed tradeskills, and more. Designed from scratch and based in a uniquely created world, the goal in designing Alganon is to provide "Simple Gameplay with Unlimited Growth in a massive world of immersion and interaction."
Part of achieving this goal was to create a game that is easy for anyone to play, but also to build the game so that even the most skilled and hardcore gamer has the potential to grow beyond their expectations. A world where the casual and hardcore gamer alike can adventure, grow, and share their accomplishments with each other.
Our development team at Quest Online have designed everything from the ground up, tailored to feedback from the community about what you want to see in an MMO. While it can be difficult to select new games worthy of our time with so many prominent MMOs on the market, we have sculpted Alganon to be the game you do not have to dedicate all of your time to. We have implemented a system where your character evolves even when you aren't playing.
- Adventure together with thousands of other players simultaneously.
- Journey through an epic world filled with dungeons of different styles and depths.
- Explore two massive continents and their huge capital cities, which serve as major hubs for the races inhabiting them.
- Choose from two races and several classes - with more to come.
- Encounter hundreds of interactive characters and monsters.
- Learn the continuing story of Alganon by completing a wide variety of challenging quests.
- Practice various trade skills to help locate reagents, make and enhance custom items, acquire wealth through trade with other players, and more.
- A robust guild system with extensive management ability for community managers to establish rewards and ranks to suit their own tastes.
- Enjoy hundreds of hours of gameplay with new quests, items, and adventures in static and instance areas.
- Buy items, beef up your character etc using the Tribute micro-transaction system.
With much more to come, there has never been a better time to enter the world of Alganon.
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