The Maester Phase and Superlatives

The Maester Phase and Superlatives

With the autumn around the corner, the Maester AvA Phase is almost upon us! The Maester Phase will begin on Tuesday, September 13th at 11:00am EDT (15:00 UTC) and run until Tuesday, September 20th at 11:00am EDT (15:00 UTC). In the previous Bastard Phase we saw the whole of Westeros controlled by those swearing fealty to House Greyjoy. This phase will feature new Superlatives that we hope will create new avenues of competition for alliances.

Maester Phase AvA Superlatives!

We are happy to announce the latest round of Superlative Challenges for the upcoming AvA Maester Phase! 

This Phase’s challenges are as follows:

Domination: “Highest Total VP earned by an Alliance across all regions”

There Must Always Be A Stark In Winterfell: "Alliance with the most successful defenses by Sworn Swords in the North."

Bleed them Slowly: "Alliance with the highest total camp damage inflicted using Harass attacks in the Iron Islands."

The Power of Gold: “Alliance with the most VP gained from camps (as opposed to actions) in the Westerlands.”

Explosion: “Alliance with the most total camp damage per participant in the Crownlands, minimum 5 participants.”

We’ll Give It Back Later: “Alliance that steals (using the steal action) the most silver per participant in the Stormlands, minimum 5 participants.”

Backstabbing: "Alliance with the most successful sabotage attacks per participant in Dorne, minimum 5 participants."

A Fruitful Phase: "Alliance with the most successful helpful actions (barter and aid) per participant in The Reach, minimum 5 participants."

Rebuilding the Riverlands: "Alliance with the most silver per participant gained from actions of any type in the Riverlands, minimum 5 participants."

Above the Fray: “Most VP earned by an Alliance with no offensive (fight, harass, sabotage, steal, swindle or bribe) actions in the Vale.”

Like the Superlatives in previous Phases, these challenges are not all mutually exclusive. An Alliance can be awarded multiple Superlatives with two exceptions: 

  1.  The Alliance that wins the Domination superlative is no longer eligible for the other superlatives. 
  2. The first-place Alliance in a region is not eligible for that region’s superlative, though they can win superlatives in other regions as well as the Domination superlative.

Victorious Alliances will bring glory to their fellow members, for the winner of each Superlative will be celebrated in a Blog Post following the conclusion of the Phase. As in pervious phases, there will not be any in-game display of these challenges or related in-game prizes.

As always, the Game of Thrones Ascent team wishes to thank you for your continued support! We hope you are as excited as we are to see who will rise to the opportunity and prove themselves in these new challenges!

This one will be long and dark things will come with it... gods help us all if we're not ready! ” -- Maester Aemon

Star Trek: Mission New York and 50th Anniversary Events

Star Trek: Mission New York and 50th Anniversary Events

On the evening of September 8th, 1966, a bold new drama beamed into living rooms across America. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, Star Trek shared an inspired vision of the future, with entire planets uniting to conquer poverty, sickness, and lesser angels of man and joined together to in a communal desire to explore and understand the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

Expedition Event 2: Quadrilateral, New Video, and More!

Expedition Event 2: Quadrilateral, New Video, and More!

The Alpha Quadrant is overrun with vehicles, species, and planets pulled from their rightful places and times by the temporal anomaly crisis. You have been tasked with investigating the feasibility of creating a stable wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant, where many Federation ships and citizens could safely take refuge. Quadrilateral is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 12 at noon ET (16:00 UTC).

Cadet's Manual: PvP Battle Arena Play in STAR TREK TIMELINES

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In STAR TREK TIMELINES, a temporal anomaly crisis has thrown together ships and characters from throughout Star Trek’s™ fifty-year history. This has resulted in more ship-to-ship combat than most Federation Captains see in an entire career. In order to ensure the battle-readiness of the fleet, Starfleet Command has designated a portion of Federation Space as a Battle Arena.

PvP is coming to STAR TREK TIMELINES

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In STAR TREK TIMELINES, the temporal anomaly crisis has generated more ship-to-ship combat than most Starfleet officers experience in an entire career, and the battle readiness of the fleet is being sorely tested. While Federation Captains are explorers first, the safety and preparedness of their crews in battle is of the utmost importance.

The Winter Phase and Superlatives

With the start of summer comes the coldest AvA Phase of Season 6! The Winter Phase will begin on Friday, June 24th at 11:00am EDT (15:00 UTC) and run until Monday, June 27th at 11:00am EDT (15:00 UTC). The previous phase, Blood, was a fantastic contest over its weekend runtime. The addition of the Superlatives spurred some new avenues of competition and will return in the Winter Phase with a variety of adjustments. 

Standing Together, Standing Strong: Galaxy Events in STAR TREK TIMELINES

You’ve helped the Federation deal with rogue holograms, mediated between the Klingon Empire of the past and present, and made the brutal ways of the Terran Empire more palatable. Now, move beyond the concerns of a specific faction and onto problems affecting the entire Alpha Quadrant and beyond in Galaxy Events, the newest type of in-game event in Star Trek Timelines. 

The Blood Phase and Superlatives

The next AvA Phase of Season 6 approaches! The Blood Phase will begin on Friday, June 3rd at 11:00am EDT (15:00 UTC) and run until Monday, June 6th at 11:00am EDT (15:00 UTC). The previous phase, Oathbreaker, had amazing competition over the shorter three-day duration. There are two notable changes for the Blood Phase: updated Personal VP rewards and the reintroduction of Superlative Challenges!