Hello keen players of The West! Today, we have for you an exciting announcement which we hope will generate much anticipation and eagerness among you. We would like to announce the first official Fort Battles International Championship! Below, we have outlined for you the rules of the tournament as well as detailing how it will work. Stay tuned for more information concerning the event, coming soon! The championship will be an international competition between teams. Each language server creates its own team, which will include fight leaders. (Minimum: 140 players; Maximum: 150 players). Each team needs to be able to fill a large fort with players for each and every match. The schedule of matches will be shown in the timetable. Schedule: Recruitment: 25/10/2015 until 09/11/2015 Event begins: 25/11/2015 Matches will be held for 10 weeks (Weeks 1 - 7: Group stage, Weeks 8 - 10: Finals stage) Matches will be played from Monday to Saturday during each week. (Group stage: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Finals stage: Wednesday and Saturday). Weeks falling within the declared peace period over the festive season will be suspended and the championship will resume after the declared peace times. Every match played in the group stages will earn points for teams as follows: Match won by attacking team due to flag being captured: +1 Match won by attacking team due to all players being defeated: +2 Match won by defending team due to all rounds being played: +2 Match lost by defending team due to flag being captured: 0 Match lost by attacking team due to all rounds being played: -1 Group stage: All points will be counted by 11pm on the following day (after fight). A points table will contain information for every market. In the case of a draw occurring between two teams with relation to the number of points owned by that team, there will be a play-off match. Finals Stage: The leading four teams at the end of the group stage will take part in a round robin of matches to be the best fort fight team in the world. Each team that progresses to this stage will play matches against the other teams involved. Points will be awarded for this stage in the same way as in the group stage. Levels and Inventory: Each Community Manager will prepare a list of representatives for their respective language server. Each representative's character will be copied from the server that they are regularly playing on to the event server prior to the beginning of the event. This is not a migration move, therefore your original character will remain on its original world. We will simply make a copy of the character which will appear on the event world. A character being copied over will not include everything found on the original character. Items that will copy over will include, level, duel level, skill set, 3 specified sets of items. Items such as cash, nuggets, bonds, stats, quests, achievements will not be copied over. Each player will be allowed to take three sets of fort fighting equipment with them to use during the championship. A set in this instance would include all item slots i.e. 1 set = 1 pants, 1 hat, 1 shirt, 1 left hand weapon, 1 right hand weapon, 1 product, 1 necklace, 1 shoes and 1 riding animal. Once the event has ended, the world will close and you will no longer have access to this character - it will therefore be deleted. Any items gained during the event on your copied character will be lost. Prizes will be handed out to your original characters. Rewards First place: Special title : Master of Forts Special item: Gold medal 100 nuggets Second place: Special title : Champion of Forts Special item: Silver medal Third place: Special title : Expert of Forts Special item: Bronze medal General Rules and Guidelines: Players will be permitted to complete jobs and quests over the course of the tournament's duration. This is to ensure you can gather up some cash to purchase your own buffs for each fort battle. You may also gain extra SP and AP from quests or the shaman. Players will be allowed to participate in events (e.g. tombolas), however they will not be able to transfer event prizes back to their original server. Players will be allowed to buy and spend nuggets over the entire duration of the tournament. Any nuggets remaining after the event will still be accessible to if you are registered to the event world using the same account as your original character. Players must follow the official Game Rules at all times. Players can participate only with 1 account. Initiating fort fights before the agreed upon time will not be allowed. The tournament fort fights will be initiated only by the event co-ordinators. The draw for the Group stage will be chosen at random. Please note that the event co-ordinators and community managers may change or cancel any aspect of the championship to prevent or circumvent any problems that may occur. They are the final arbiters of any dispute - their word is final. >> International Fort Battle Championship Entries << >> International Fort Battle Championship! Discussion << We will provide you with more information and answers to your questions you have shortly.