As I sat at my house over the weekend, staring at my phone and wondering 1) if work would be shut down due to corona and 2) why I absolutely loathe, despise, and dry heave every time Kingdom Wars comes around, the answers to both became outstandingly clear. My job is currently on hold until further notice for at least a month, and because it is an absolutely endless grind every single second of every single day. You only fight the same 2-3 teams for the duration of the entire event. So, last night I sat down and ignored the event I detest for like 30 minutes (before yet another @ officers for new targets) and came up with a different event instead. And beautiful artwork to accompany it.
I would like to propose a new PVP event called the Tunnels.
I am sure that you are capable of reading that. However, all of that condensed, the league is randomly divided into 5 groups of 5 teams. They race through a tunnel (similar to Temple Raid) with PVE checkpoints (monsters, aka yellow dots) by stealing progress from each other. The first team to get to the final Gate (blue dot) gets the highest point payout. Fewer teams at a time severely cuts back the amount that people will be able to secure event alliances. It also (theoretically) ensures that teams are fighting teams at their power level by the end.
Hey, if you think that picture looks like crap, you should have seen it when the tunnel was brown. At the end of the tunnel is the Gate. This is flown on a Dungeon-style base. In order to earn the full points from the Gate, 30% of the team has to defeat 70% of the Gate. This helps ensure that no one person is singlehandedly carrying the team. The first team to defeat the Gate gets the highest points payout.
Once the Gate is defeated, teams are put into the Arena with “like-powered” teams. Each team that was first place in their respective tunnel is in the Tier 1 Arena, each team that was second is in the Tier 2 Arena, etc. Again, this is only 5 teams. In the Arena, each team is given a monument that they are tasked with defending. They also can defeat other teams monuments to gain points. Teams get points for how long they hold monuments. An example is in the picture. Once another team’s monument is defeated, the winning team gains defense points that are applied to their original monument to help buffer that against attackers. This portion of the event only lasts two hours at a time. After that, all 25 teams are randomly assigned to a tunnel and a group of 5 again. Then the race begins again.
I hope that you enjoyed the art. If there are questions I will do my best to answer them, but it may take time so that I can go in Photoshop and pretend to have great art skills. (I mean, hello, that last pic is skrrrrrrrrt ) I’d hope it’s at least worth considering. To me this is more interesting and appealing than an endless grind.