27.05.2020 — 24.06.2020

Arsha Leaderboard Returns

25 May 2020 


Period: May 27 (after maintenance)–June 24 (before maintenance)

 

Greetings Adventurers,

Time surely flies! After its introduction last year, we’re now excited to finally announce the return of the Arsha Leaderboard! Taking your feedback carefully into consideration, we’ve made a variety of adjustments to balance point calculations and make the leaderboard page itself more readable and user friendly. Read below to find out about all the new changes.

 

Leaderboard

Like before, the leaderboard will be automatically updated daily on the official website, displaying the top 50 players of each region. You will now also be able to see your own points displayed on the top of the page if you’re logged in.

 

Event Period

This time, the Arsha Leaderboard will be split into four short seasons. Lasting a week each, a season will have its own rankings and rewards. Points will reset every Wednesday 08:00 UTC.

At the end of the event, all points will be aggregated and the top players will receive grand rewards.

 

Event Specifications

  • Only kills in the Arsha (PvP) server will contribute towards point calculation.
  • Kills inside the Battle Arena will not count towards your Arsha Leaderboard points. Nonetheless, kills inside open field arenas will count normally.
    “Using open field arenas (e.g. the Heidel Arena located outside the northern city entrance) as makeshift “safe zones” to avoid point calculation is not possible. This was also the case in the past iteration of the Arsha Leaderboard, though we hope the rule is a bit clearer now.”
  •  Point calculation will only occur once for each player you’ve killed; killing the same player multiple times will not award additional points. This is a family-wide rule and changing characters does not affect it.
  • The points per kill are calculated depending on the level and gear difference between the killer and the victim.
  • Only characters of Lv. 56 or above can participate in the event. This is applicable for both the killer and the victim.
  • Kills via means other than PK or Guild War (such as Duels, Battle Arena, Red Battlefield, Arena of Arsha) will not count towards the event.

 

Point Formula Changes

  • The positive bonus point cap has been greatly reduced for both level and gearscore difference.
  • The gearscore difference needed for both positive and negative bonus point adjustment has been greatly increased.
    “Previously, it was not uncommon to see a glass cannon play style, especially for classes like the Sorceress, with players intentionally removing their defensive gear to bring down their gearscore and in turn gain more points. While this was and still is a commendable way to participate in the event, we are tuning down its potential by largely widening the gearscore gap required for extra points to be awarded (or subtracted).”
  • 1 point is now the lowest amount awarded for a kill. There are no negative or neutral (0 point) kills.
    “In the previous iteration of Arsha Leaderboard, the lowest possible point gain was 0. In combination with the old point calculation formula, this proved to be more punishing to players with high progression than what we intended. We are adjusting the floor cap to 1 to give some breathing room to those players, while still preventing them from benefitting too much from unfair fights.”

 

Rewards

 

Season Rewards

Rank

Breath of All Creations (AP) x1

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x3

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x6

1–3

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Breath of All Creations (Damage Reduction) x1

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x 2

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x4

4–10

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Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x1

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x2

11–20

 

Grand Rewards

Rank

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Glorious Arsha Weapon (30 Days) x1*

Pure Black Stone (AP) x1

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x10

Title: One of the Greatest (Lighting effect, 30 days)

1–3

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Pure Black Stone (AP) x1

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x6

Title: A Great One (30 days)

4–10

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Pure Black Stone (Damage Reduction) x1

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x4

11–20

*Rank 1–3 will receive a Glorious Arsha Weapon (30 Days) suitable for their class.

 

Event Notice

  • The point award formula may be tweaked to patch abusive logic loopholes during or after the event. In such a case, points may be altered and a notice will be provided on the event page.
  • Abusive or abnormal behavior will result in exclusion from the event.