This is GM Dakaris.
There has been some confusion with regards to the Guild War Global Regular Season 7 results announced on January 4th. We have reviewed the feedback along with the details and had heated internal discussion before reaching the following conclusions on how to proceed with this issue.
[Added as of January 5th 05:00 (PST)]
※ We have revised and updated certain parts of the notice that were incorrect or could otherwise lead to misunderstandings.
1. Guild War Point Acquisition Rules – [Revised as of January 5th 05:00 (PST)]
The rules for Guild War are designed in a way so that Guilds will be able to obtain points depending on the win/loss of the battle, the accumulated points of the two Guilds and the Attack/Defend results.
The points that a Guild obtains is calculated with the system mentioned above, but the main deciding factor will be the difference in ‘accumulated points’ between the two Guilds, and a Guild that has lower points will be able to obtain many more points by defeating a Guild that has more points accumulated then they do.
A Guild will also be able to obtain a lot of points by defeating a Guild with less accumulated points if the Battle results are drastically in the favor of one Guild.
2. Guild War Match-making System
The Guild War Match-making System will search for a random opponent within the same Tier of Guilds for Guild War.
If two Guilds that had just fought off against each other are matched again, the system will ignore that match-up and will widen the search to include the next Tier of Guilds. If there are no Guilds to match up against, the system will create a non-existent Guild for the Guild War.
3. Guild War Point Acquisition System – [Revised as of January 5th 05:00 (PST)]
The System is designed in a way where the Guilds will earn or lose points differently according to the currently accumulated point difference of the matched Guilds as well as the results of the Guild War. As such, Guilds that have won difficult battles with Guilds that have more accumulated points will be able to earn more points for the win.
This also means that a Guild may lose fewer points for losing or earn fewer points for winning depending on the matched Guild’s points and how the battle flows.
4. Global Regular Season 7 Results
We have covered the basics of how the current Guild War point system with the explanations above. Taking all of the rules into consideration, this is how we ended up with the Global Regular Season 7 results.
The current 1st(神々の凱旋) and 2nd(HallofFame) place Guilds were both matched with Guilds that had less accumulated points and due to the accumulated point difference as well as the battle results, the 2nd place Guild(HallofFame) received 100 points for the win (8790 -> 8890) and 1st place Guild(神々の凱旋) received 190 points for the win (8755 -> 8945). – [Revised as of January 5th 05:00 (PST)]
※There had been misinformation with regards to the aforementioned final battle. We have verified that there was an intense battle and would like to apologize for the misinformation as well as to all Raiders affected by the insensitive statement. The statement has since been redacted from this notice.
Although the results of Global Regular Season 7 have been decided within the Guild War design and system, we do fully understand that it is not quite intuitive and may cause a bit of confusion. As such, we have decided to carry out the following with regards to the Guild War Global Regular Season 7 rewards and system.
We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience you may have experienced until now due to the system.
▶ Global Regular Season 7 Results/Rewards
– Tie for 1st place (HallofFame / 神々の凱旋)
:: The current 1st place Guild(神々の凱旋) will be receiving 2nd place rewards (Guild War Medal x10,000 + 1,600 Rubies) in addition to the 1st place rewards
:: The current 2nd place Guild(HallofFame) will be receiving 1st place rewards (Guild War Medal x15,000 + 2,000 Rubies + 1st Place Flag) in addition to the 2nd place rewards
– All other Guilds will be receiving Master Rank rewards (Guild War Medal x5,000 + 1,000 Rubies)
※ This notice will be updated once the rewards have been distributed.
※ The rewards will be distributed during the maintenance on January 19th (Tue). – [Updated as of January 5th 05:00 (PST)]
▶ Global Regular Season 8 will be postponed until further notice
– We will be postponing Global Regular Season 8 in order to work on the current system logic and match-making system
We will do our best in order to come back with a better Guild War system that will provide a better gaming experience as soon as possible and will make a separate announcement on when Global Regular Season 8 will begin later down the line.
Finally, as compensation for all Guilds that are unable to enjoy Guild War content until it comes back, we will be providing everyone with Guild War Medal x1,500 every Monday starting next week (January 11th, 2021).
Again, we apologize for any confusion or inconvenience you may have experienced while playing Guild War content. We will strive to bring it back in a much better and enjoyable state as fast as possible.