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TOURNAMENT IX - THE TINKERS' TOURNAMENT!

The Tinkers have come up with some magnificent new clockwork creations that they wish to distribute to the finest commanders of these fair lands, and have chosen to run a tournament in order to find these individuals - people capable of leading troops both individually and as a group.

This is an alliance-based, king-of-the-hill tournament that will run throughout the month of September.

A secondary goal of this tournament is to test the Tournament API key in the background, and make sure that what it reports matches the data held in the backend system, as well as matches the expectations of those who wish for limited-data keys to run in parallel to full data keys for future player-run tournaments.

You DO NOT need to issue or share a Tournament API key (or any other API key) in order to participate in this tournament. However, if you would like to participate in helping us test the Tournament API key, please go to your API keys page and issue a tournament api key, and then participate in the tournament as usual. We'll pick it up from there.

To issue an API key, go to this page: Elgea.illyriad.co.uk and scroll down until you see the word "Tournament" and a 'Generate' button. Please, again, note that you do not have to do this to participate in this tournament - it's entirely optional, and will simply help us out.

I'd also be grateful if the XML-minded amongst the playerbase would take some time to issue a key and check that it's returning data in the expected format, and to let me know if not.

If you don't know what an API key is, then don't worry about it at all - and read on!

We wish you all the best of luck!

SC

THE TOURNAMENT SQUARES


[-786|-2393] in Aindara ( Plains )

[-148|-2632] in Almenly ( Small Forest )

[138|-479] in Arran ( Large Forest )

[-396|-572] in Azura ( Small Hill [Jungle] )

[537|-2910] in Calumnex ( Obsidian Mountains )

[-859|-3002] in Chulbran ( Plains )

[145|-1658] in Clarien ( Large Hill )

[-521|-2162] in Coanhara ( Large Mountain [Desert] )

[872|-632] in Djebeli ( Small Hill [Jungle] )

[904|-488] in Elijal ( Large Hill [Jungle] )

[-519|-905] in Farra Isle ( Large Forest )

[831|-2848] in Farshards ( Large Mountain )

[815|-2466] in Fellandire ( Large Mountain )

[-830|334] in Fremorn ( Large Mountain )

[-123|-1785] in Glanhad ( Small Forest )

[755|-2116] in Gremont ( Large Hill )

[463|-1906] in High Hills ( Small Hill )

[-667|-1632] in Huronire ( Large Forest [Jungle] )

[589|-3201] in Jurgor ( Plains )

[-380|696] in Kal Tirikan ( Large Hill )

[576|-829] in Kem ( Plains [Jungle] )

[-516|-4] in Keppen ( Small Mountain )

[772|-163] in Keshalia ( Small Hill )

[-659|-2765] in Kingslands ( Small Mountain )

[-529|-2576] in Kormandly ( Large Mountain )

[886|-349] in Kul Tar ( Small Forest [Desert] )

[-924|-488] in Kumala ( Small Forest [Jungle] )

[-544|-412] in Lan Larosh ( Large Hill )

[907|280] in Laoshin ( Plains )

[910|-1984] in Lapo'a Lua ( Large Forest )

[748|-853] in Larn ( Small Mountain [Jungle] )

[372|12] in Lucerna ( Large Forest )

[638|59] in Mal Motsha ( Large Hill )

[-436|250] in Meilla ( Large Forest )

[85|-22] in Middle Kingdom ( Plains )

[140|-2085] in Newlands ( Plains )

[-543|-1785] in Northmarch ( Large Forest )

[-36|328] in Norweld ( Small Forest )

[-232|-2003] in Oarnamly ( Small Mountain )

[-344|-1420] in Pamanyallpa ( Large Hill [Jungle] )

[696|-1660] in Pawanallpa ( Plains [Desert] )

[308|-260] in Perrigor ( Small Forest )

[440|-1524] in Puchuallpa ( Small Forest [Jungle] )

[761|781] in Qarosslan ( Small Hill [Artic] )

[448|325] in Ragallon ( Small Mountain )

[-683|-879] in Rill Archipelago ( Large Mountain [Jungle] )

[311|-2894] in Shardlands ( Large Forest )

[-253|-2372] in Silbeaur ( Plains )

[-51|-987] in Stormstone Island ( Plains [Jungle] )

[-417|-2938] in Strendur ( Small Hill )

[-24|-756] in Tallimar ( Plains [Jungle] )

[812|573] in Tamarin ( Large Hill )

[699|292] in Taomist ( Large Forest )

[-256|-3216] in The Long White ( Large Hill [Artic] )

[191|-2756] in The Orken Coast ( Small Forest )

[342|-2330] in The Pirate Isles ( Small Hill )

[-938|-1574] in The Poisoned Isle ( Small Hill [Jungle] )

[-823|826] in The Wastes ( Small Mountain [Artic] )

[-825|-127] in The Western Realms ( Large Mountain )

[-166|-199] in Tor Carrock ( Large Mountain )

[441|-925] in Trome ( Small Mountain [Jungle] )

[400|-504] in Turalia ( Plains )

[494|840] in Ursor ( Small Forest )

[506|-2551] in Vindorel ( Small Mountain )

[-773|-1963] in Westmarch ( Plains )

[355|564] in Windlost ( Small Hill )

[109|743] in Wolgast ( Plains )

[614|-521] in Zanpur ( Large Mountain )


TIMING, CREDIT & PEACE OF THE CAMP

The Tournament runs throughout the entire month of September. From one second into Thursday the 1st of September through to Midnight on Friday the 30th of September, any member of any alliance in occupation of these squares receives credit for holding the square.

Credit is based on the length of occupation of each square. Time occupied by an alliance on each square counts towards the Alliance total.

This credit is on an alliance basis - individual players cannot participate in this tournament.

You are not allowed to leave your alliance, or be kicked from your alliance while you have any armies present on one of the Tournament Squares.

All NAPs, Confeds etc are suspended for the duration of this tournament for any military interaction on the Tournament Squares. The Peace of the Camp rule *will not work* on these Tournament Squares.

PRIZES

REGIONAL PRIZES

1) The alliance that holds each individual square for the longest period of time, from 00:00:01 server time on Thursday 1st September to 23:59:59 on Friday 30th of September) is the Regional Winning Alliance.

Each member of a regional winning alliance who participated in combat on the winning square will receive unique units from the Tinkers, as well as a unique medal. Units will be distributed to the winning players' capital city.

REGIONAL PRIZE: 1x Clockwork Ravager, 1x Clockwork Knight, 1x Clockwork Dervish, Regional Winner Medal

GLOBAL PRIZES

1) All activity on these tournament squares in each region will also be aggregated, so the top 3 alliances that overall have the most amount of possession across all squares will be the Global Winning Alliances, ranked First, Second and Third.

2) This runs for the same period of time: from 00:00:01 server time on Thursday 1st September to 23:59:59 on Friday 30th of September).

3) All players that belong to the Global Winning Alliances who were involved in holding - and defending - that square (they must be involved in combat on the square at least once during the month) receive a Global Prize.

Global Prize, First Place: 5x Clockwork Dervish, 1st Place Winner Unique Medal

Global Prize, Second Place: 5x Clockwork Knight, 2nd Place Winner Unique Medal

Global Prize, Third Place: 5x Clockwork Ravager, 3rd Place Winner Unique Medal

Alliances can win multiple regional squares, and one of the global prizes simultaneously. Units will be distributed to the winning players' capital city.

THE UNIQUE UNITS

CLOCKWORK RAVAGER (INFANTRY)


The master craftsmen of the Tinkers laboured for years to produce this. Built with an axe and mace in place of hands, it is a masterpiece of destructive power.

ATTACK: 2000

DEFENSE V CAVALRY: 1825
DEFENSE V SPEARS: 1740
DEFENSE V BOWS: 2515
DEFENSE V SWORDS: 2180
MOVEMENT: 5

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CLOCKWORK KNIGHT (INFANTRY)





Having assessed their original designs for the Ravager, the Tinkers chose to concentrate of improving the defensive power of their clockwork creation. Carrying a large sword and outsize shield, the Clockwork Knight is a truly terrifying opponent.

ATTACK: 2600

DEFENSE V CAVALRY: 2815
DEFENSE V SPEARS: 3150
DEFENSE V BOWS: 4265
DEFENSE V SWORDS: 3875

MOVEMENT: 5

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CLOCKWORK DERVISH (INFANTRY)


A contingent from the Tinkers' capital of Tilverdale spent years investigating the ancient Pyramids and Temples that litter the parched sands of Kul Tar. On their return, they set to work on this marvel - a most magnificent tour-de-force of their undeniable engineering prowess.

ATTACK: 3820

DEFENSE V CAVALRY: 3620
DEFENSE V SPEARS: 3495
DEFENSE V BOWS: 3955
DEFENSE V SWORDS: 3920
MOVEMENT: 5

THE MEDALS

REGIONAL WINNER

GLOBAL WINNER BRONZE

GLOBAL WINNER SILVER

GLOBAL WINNER GOLD

We wish everyone the very best of luck!

SC

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Merlinus1
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I came to this game with the demise of LoU. I think it is a fantastic game! The slower pace can take some getting used to, but it is well worth it. The community is simply top-shelf.

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totally awesome. get into an alliance, grow and prosper and get to 10 cities. that is the most highest honor as a single player. then there are more than 5 ways to play.... and each and every one of them are needed in an alliance. you are home and part of a special family.

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one of the best games of all of the games that I have played on the computer in the last 10 years. The staff should all be proud for the time they put into the game and working out all the problem. This is a game I plan on playing for a long time

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There is not another browser game like this. As a matter of fact, it is hard to believe it is a browser game at all. The depth is incredible. It also has the best community of gamers that I have ever seen. I did a lot of research on games before I tried this one, and I have not regretted it one bit. And it is definitely not pay to win.

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Hiei12
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Best broswer MMO game there is period. I have tried many games and could not find anything quite like this one.

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azaptyE
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This isn't the same kingdom from Twelfth Night is it?

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illyriadgames Creator
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Nope, but we are working on a second title called Age of Ascent, a space MMO that is also browser-based.

GM Rikoo

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I'm not convinced to try it out just yet... I've seen and played a lot of other browser-based games and did not like them one bit.

How heavily-based will this game be on Pay-to-Win? I have always found that having the limit on how many times you can do things until you "recharge energy" was frustrating, especially when the game constants hints that you can always just go buy special coins that you can use to purchase more energy immediately....

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As outlined in our principles: Illyriad.co.uk

Pay-To-Win
Yes, the dev team has bills to pay and mouths to feed but so, actually, do the players.

Games that allow "Pay-To-Win" are short-term and self-defeating for everyone.

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This is XinSavior by the way, just forgot to log in when I made this post..

I'm glad to see that the you have the right mindset about microtransactions, but I've seen many other devs also say the same thing where they promise that their microtransaction strategies will not unbalance the game for those who don't pay and yet it ultimately does either because it is not balanced properly or anything.

I am not saying that this game will be like that, I am hoping for the latter because if there is a method to make a great F2P game with microtransactions without unbalancing the game, it would be awesome for both devs and players like stated in your principles. But at the same time, doing so is going to be a hard task, which is why I am highly skeptical.

This is a promising looking game overall and I would never try and discourage anyone with such talent and passion to design a game and put their heart into it. I wish you the best and I will check up on the status of this game and try it out every now and then. :)

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