Overview

The Relic Wars Beta is a chance to test our newest feature, and for your Kingdom to become guardians of two rare and exciting Relics to be found throughout Estara:


Timing

1st Week
Rally Phase Start: 11/2/16 14.40pm GMT
First War Start: 12/2/16 14.40pm GMT
Last War End: 17/2/16 14.40pm GMT Rewarding of relics and donation returns (see rally phase below) will occur around this time

2nd Week
Rally Phase Start: 18/2/16 14.40pm GMT
First War Start: 19/2/16 14.40pm GMT
Last War End: 24/2/16 14.40pm GMT Rewarding of relics and donation returns (see rally phase below) will occur around this time
3rd Week
Rally Phase Start: 25/2/16 14.40pm GMT
First War Start: 26/2/16 14.40pm GMT
Last War End: 2/3/16 14.40pm GMT Rewarding of relics and donation returns (see rally phase below) will occur around this time

4th Week
Rally Phase Start: 3/3/16 14.40pm GMT
First War Start: 4/3/16 14.40pm GMT
Last War End: 9/3/16 14.40pm GMT Rewarding of relics and donation returns (see rally phase below) will occur around this time

Relics Removed: 17/3/16 15:00 GMT

Rally phase

Your Kingdom will need to bid either gold or rings (depending on what Relic you are going for) over a 24 hour period before the the Relic War begins. If your Kingdom is unsuccessful in the bidding phase, all individual gold or rings donated will be returned to those who donated. Refunded currency will be put into your inventory. Donation costs are:

Relic Kwans Tome Aegis Tower Shield
Currency Gold Rings
Bid 1 50,000 50
Bid 2 250,000 250

All participating kingdoms will receive a percentage of the pot of donated gold or rings returned at the end of final War depending on their final position. If a kingdom wins a Relic war, and therefore skips the donation phase of the next war, they will still share a percentage of the contribution of the other 5 kingdoms (Refunded currency will be put into your inventory):

Final Position Percentage donation returned
1st 12%
2nd 10%
3rd 5%
4th 3%
5th 3%
6th 3%

War Phase

The top six Kingdoms bidding for each Relic enter Relic Wars a series of five battles with the other kingdoms over five days. Each War lasts for 23.5 hours, with a 30 minute cooldown. At the end of the five days, the winner takes a relic, and there is a 24 hour post war phase. After this the winning Kingdom will be automatically entered into the next War phase to defend their right to hold the relic. During the beta, this will run for four weeks.

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FAQ

How are Rings/Gold divided in participating Kingdoms at the end of a Relic War?

Rings/Gold will distributed evenly between all participating members (who were in the Relic War from start to finish).

Will refunded gold go into the inventory?

Yes it will

My Kingdom has hit 2 billion gold and we can't donate any more?

The first Kingdom to reach the cap of 2 billion will take the Relic Wars spot followed by the next Kingdom, then the next etc.

Do we get to keep the Relics after the Beta?

Winning Kingdoms at the end of the Beta will get to keep the Relic they have won for 7 days after which it will be removed.

What effects do the the relics have?

During the Relic Wars Beta, these items are aesthetic only. Once fully launched, these items will have powerful offensive or defensive effects.

Can we do Kingdom Leagues and Relic Wars at the same time?

Yes, you can compete in both Kingdom Leagues and Relic Wars, as well as Arena and regular PvP matches at the same time.

Do Relic War victories count toward total Kingdom Raids won?

Yes they will.

Will this information change before full launch?

Most definitely, this is your chance to help shape this feature way you want so we'll likely be making changes during as well as after the beta.

If I spend diamonds to skip the cooldown on donations and my kingdom is not successful in the bidding phase, do I get my diamonds back?

Diamonds will not be returned for a bidding attempt.