I am a knight. I shall die a knight.
Looks like Ser Barristan might get his wish! Today we are pleased to announce that the Knight AvA Phase will begin September 22 at 11:00 AM EST (15:00 UTC) and run until September 26 at 11:00 AM EST (15:00 UTC). Daily Superlative Results will be posted in the forum, as usual, and Final Superlative Results will be announced no later than Thursday, September 28th. Awards will also be released on September 28th.
2nd Rank Regional Titles in AvA
An important change will mark this phase. To make AvA more rewarding to more bannermen, Alliances who achieve a second-place rank in any Region will also earn a Title. This initiative will be evaluated moving forward, and if deemed positive on the whole, will be made permanent. Feel free to leave feedback on this change in the phase issues thread in the forum https://forums.disruptorbeam.com/gota/viewthread/69862/
The 2nd rank titles are based on AvA’s ‘standard’ regional Titles, (e.g., with the prefixes of ‘Frozen’, ‘Iron’, etc.) and if this change is carried forward, these titles would remain mostly fixed from phase to phase, whereas first place Title will all continue to be unique to each phase.
Here are the ‘First and Second Rank Titles’ for the Knight Phase:
For the time being, Superlatives will remain as honorary titles, though we are looking at the possibility of transforming them into actual Titles. They were created outside of the core game, however, and their tracking and measurement remains separate, so implementing Superlatives as ‘real titles’ is a fairly big challenge.
Nevertheless, they remain a fun and optional addition to AvA. Here they are for the Knight Phase:
As in previous Phases, the first place Alliance in any region is not eligible for that region’s Superlative, though they can win Superlatives in other regions, along with the All Regions Superlative. With the addition of titles for the second place Alliance, they too will be ineligible for the Superlative in that region. The winner of the All Regions Superlative is ineligible to win other Superlatives. Finally, for those who might wonder, ‘per participant’ refers to all alliance members participating in this AvA across all regions, not just those members active in the region with the ‘per participant’ Superlative.
We want to wish all Alliances the best of luck in the Knight Phase. Or, as we like to call it, sellswords with class!