The Letter

The letter reached each of the three kings at the same time and even though they were known to be separated in eternal strife, after reading the letter each of them were speechless. The writing was sent from the chieftains of the Banished and made each realm an irresistible offer.

“Dear Kings of Albion, Midgard and Hibernia,

It came to our ears that you and your fellow residents were very excited when the magical gates opened the secret access to the Proving Grounds. Suddenly centuries of eternal war seemed to be forgotten and every one fought on his own or with just a small group of friends. That aroused our interest.

After an intense research done by our leading witch doctors, we found ways to open the magical gates again, whenever you want them to be open. But this is not done easily and for a certain price. Each realm will have to work together to bring us the needed materials. If each realm fulfills this task, then we will be able keep the gates open for at least 3 days in a row.

Below you will find a list which will show all needed materials per realm:

- Phoenix Feathers
- Phoenix Claws
- Snow of Midgard
- Soil of Albion
- Branches of Hibernia
- Arcanite/arcanium metal bars
- Duskwood wooden boards
- Tempered leather square
- Silksteel cloth square
- Task Completion Tokens

Deliver those to your local Contribution Collector which can be found in your capital cities and relic villages. But be aware after we have opened the gates once, it will take some weeks until our witch doctors powers are fully restored for another opening of the gates to the Proving Grounds.”

Long story short. Both Proving Grounds PvP events got amazing feedback and the staff is nearly asked on a daily basis when the next one will happen. As having this event permanently may harm the regular RvR too much, we decided to try something new and will let you, the players, decide by your contribution, when the Proving Grounds will open again for 3 days of PvP mayhem and fast leveling.

Here are the rules for the contribution:
1 - the event will start with the next reboot after all three realms delivered all mats to the Banished Npc
2 - the event will last for 3 days and can be extended 2 times by another 2 days for the same costs as the opening of the event
3 - after an event has ended, players can contribute for the next event, but between each events there needs to be at least 3 weeks of time
4 - there will be several new titles for players, depending on their contribution
Building your world since 2017

Re: The Letter

Below is a first picture of the new Contribution Collector NPCs, the cows, not the big monsters in the background.

They can be found in each capital city and in the three main relic villages in about 10 mins from now (after the reboot).

Just hand them any amount that you would like to contribute, you can not hand in more than needed. If one source has already been fulfilled, they wont accept this materials anymore. For now, they will only tell you the total completion in %. Further updates will include a detailed Leaderboard.

Each source offers three new titles. Those titles arent availble yet, but any contribution will be tracked. They will be available most likely within the next few updates.

The event itself will start with the next reboot after all three realms delivered all mats to the Banished Npc.

For those who dont know about the Playing Field Event, here are some useful informations:

Basic infos:
Everyone will start at Level 1. If you want to join the event, you need to have a lvl 1 toon without any xp, rp and items. Only your starter weapon and your bind stone is allowed.

It is a PvP event. Everyone outside your group is your enemy. The realm timer is not active in this zone.

During the event, dont leave the zone. If you do, you will not be able to get back to the event with that character. In this case, you need to create a new toon, if you want to join the event again. It is intended that you cant use crafting there and you can only get equipment by killing other players. There are no mobs to xp, you only level up by player kills.

Use the Event Teleporter to port into the fight zone. When a member of your group is already somewhere in the fight zone, you will get ported to him.

Useful Commands:
/autogroup: Via this command you can toggle on/off if you want to be auto grouped or not. It is set to on by default. When it is enabled, you will be grouped with players within your level range. The command doesnt care about classes, it just fills up. If you want to build a premade group, you have to disable the command and then invite your friends in the safe zone. The groupcap is 5.

/event pet: Minstrels, Mentalists and Sorcs can summon a charmable pet inside the safe zone via this command.

/event count: It will list all brackets and the number of players in it.

The different level ranges:
Each time you level up and hit a new instance level range, you will get automatically kicked from your grp and ported into the new instance.
Building your world since 2017

Re: The Letter

All realms finished the contribution. The event will start in about 15.5h from now (4pm CET). You can now start to contribute for the extension of the event. If the goal doesnt get hit, it will count towards the next event.
Building your world since 2017

Re: The Letter

The Event has started. Current estimated end of the event: Monday, 11th of January at 4.15pm CET

This is in about 72h from now. The event can be extended twice by 2 days each, if the Contribution Collector will get enough resources. If the goal doesnt get hit, it will count towards the next event. So nothing is lost. Have fun and enjoy the Proving Grounds.
Building your world since 2017

Re: The Letter

Now that the event is over, thank you again for being part of it. Hope most of you guys liked it, at least the numbers looking really good:

We are already looking forward to another one. The Contribution Collector NPCs taking your contribution for the next Playing Field. As said in the first post, at least about 3 weeks need to be between two events, so the earliest possible date would be: February, 1st.
Building your world since 2017