This is a brief announcement to inform you that the castles that are active during the War of Emperium have been rotated. In addition, we have made quite a few changes to the WoE times and the amount of castles open at the same time.
It is worth noting that we still have 6 castles available for WoE, one for each of the cities. However, there will no longer be 2 castles open at the same time. We noticed that WoE activity has always concentrated in one of the two castles open, which left a castle empty for most of the WoE time. We hope that giving each castle its own WoE time will ensure that each castle gets the activity it deserves.
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With this new Woe schedule Guilds will no longer need to worry about splitting between the 2nds or 3rd WoE castle. We may be able to start seeing 3rd jobs exclusive or 2nd jobs exclusive WoE guilds which only fight for the the type they prefer. This way a guild that focuses in 2nds job WoE does not have to worry about being over run by a giant guild that owns the 3rd jobs castle. Of course, there will still be guilds that will attempt to participate in both WoEs.
The new WoE times also allow for a wider audience to attend WoE, since theoretically WoE will now be 2 hours instead of 1 hour and we also added a new WoE time on Sundays.
WoE Treasures and New Dungeon
In addition to the castle rotation and new woe times, we are also planning the revamp of WoE treasures and a brand new guild dungeon. However, we want our players and guilds to get accustomed to new woe times before we introduce the new treasures and the new dungeon.
We have also decided to completely remove the Guild Salary that was given after each WoE. The salary was introduced in an attempt to increase the amount of guilds that participated in WoE and to assist leaders with the salary. Unfortunately the salary did not increase the amount of different guilds that join WoE and instead dumped hundreds of billions of Zeny into the economy each week. We are confident that the new castle treasures and dungeon will make up for the lack of guild salary given by the server by rewarding guilds with items instead of raw zeny. This will hopefully have a positive effect on our economy.
The current castle holders will still be the owners of the new castles and the economy/defense level of the castles will remain the same as the previous castle. i.e If the old prontera castle had 100 points of economy, the new prontera castle will also have 100 points of economy.
We hope that these changes improve the activity of WoE and we will be monitoring these changes to ensure they work as expected. We welcome any feedback or suggestions about these changes but we do ask that you have an open mind about them.
Thank you and enjoy!