Update 2.18 is inevitable and, as usual, we’re going to share some info about it.
You may think that King of Thieves has become mad, but thing we will tell you about today is a major feature that completely rebuilds season mechanics. In order to highlight the volume of changes we will implement we decided to give it a new name. Starting from 2.18 all guilds will take part in Guild Arena, not Season Wars. So with 13th Season the era of Season Wars as you know it will join ancient campers and hit the dust. After that the new dawn of guild warfare will meet us at Guild Arena.
First of all we understand that you’d like to know about rewards. It will be still possible to get huge prizes and maybe even a little bit more in higher leagues. Members of lower leagues will struggle to go higher. Sooner or later if your guild is strong enough, you’ll be on the top. This is matter of skill and guild management. In general Guild Arena is like a leagues for players, but it takes 30 days to finish 1 round.
The second thing that is torturing you right now is the silent question: how will we determine winners in this mess? The answer is simple: by delta made during the 10 rounds of GvG which will be 1 round of Guild Arena. Sum of delta made for 10 rounds will place your guild in the list of your group and will determine will your guild go to the next devision, stay in current one or will be demoted.
After each round of Guild Arena new groups will be formed and the battles for glory will continue.
Strategically this approach will allow your guild to be more flexible because delta made will matter more than victories in a single GvG or even several of them. It means that your guild technically can take the 1st place in Guild Arena without winning a single fight in GvG.
This will make the game more challenging and will add way more sense to diplomacy. Enjoy the last days of current era with all its beauty and ugliness, because future is coming!