Dev Diary: Arkheim’s Training Grounds


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As a new player in Arkheim – Realms at War, sooner or later you will get to the point where you have to leave your comfort zone and attack or conquer an enemy’s tower to fight your way to the top. But, just like in a real war, for inexperienced warriors an attack might have fatal consequences if not done correctly. As of Early Access II you shall no longer go to war flatfooted. The Training Grounds (working title) are here to prepare you and your Realm for the real deal on the battlefields.



The Training Grounds will give you:

  • Access to a friendly competition within your Realm
  • Possibility to learn the fighting mechanics and try different tactics without taking risks
  • Additional experience for your Avatar and Realm


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How to use the Training Grounds?

Every Realm will have a Training Ground next to the Ark. In order to use the Training Ground, you will have to spend “training points”. Every 8 hours one training point gets generated and you can accumulate up to 3 training points.



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Assigning a Warlord to a training works like a joint attack:


One player has to initiate the “attack” to the training ground and other players can join. To do this, each player has to select which Warlord shall be sent to training. Only Warlords that are stationed in the Ark are allowed to join this mission type.


Each player can send only one Warlord at a time. Once the Warlord is selected, the attack will be queued until 4 training partners have joined the mission.



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Once all 4 Warlords are ready, they will approach the Training Grounds with the speed of the slowest Warlord of the group. The movement on the map will be visible for your Realm members only and the mission time is set to 0, meaning that the training will be completed the moment the Warlords arrive (just like attacks on Goblin Barricades).


What happens during the training?

Once the 4 participating Warlords arrive, a 2 vs 2 battle begins.

  • The Warlords with the highest and lowest fighting strength will form one team.
  • The Warlords with the 2nd and 3rd highest fighting strength will form the other team.

The rules of the fight are the same as in every other PvP fight, except you don’t actually lose the defeated troops. This gives you the opportunity to experiment and try out different tactics - without taking any risks!


If, for any reason, a Warlord does not show up at the Training Ground (e.g. because a player left the Realm) the fight will happen without that Warlord. If on one side both Warlords are missing, the other team wins by default.


Rewards

Once a training fight is concluded, each player receives the following rewards:

  • Just like in a regular PvP fight, you get XP based on the amount of troops your Warlord defeated.
  • After each successful training, your Realm receives 3% (this value may be subject to change) of the total XP that is required to reach the next Realm level.


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Remember, you will have 3 training points per day. Use them wisely, strengthen your Realm and improve your tactical skills for the war for Eternal Light.


What do you think about the Training Grounds? Let us know in this thread and stay tuned for more exciting new features that are yet to be announced!


Your Arkheim – Realms at War Team



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