Intro to Continents and Seasons
- The Avatar: Pandora Rising Dev Team
We’re adding a new feature, Seasons, that will change how our Continents (or servers) are organized to help keep the game competitive and exciting. This will go into effect after maintenance downtime between January 22nd at 5:00PM and January 23rd at 5:00AM UTC. To help you understand these changes, we wanted to explain how Continents work and how Seasons will impact them as the game grows.
Continents and You
Continents are dedicated play spaces we send specific groups of players to. The goal is that they are not too small or overcrowded and have a fair distribution of player skill. In your Player Profile there is a Continent section, which notes which one you are currently on. You can only currently communicate with players on your own Continent.
New players that join the game are placed on our newest Continent to ensure they have the best experience with others that have just started playing. We’re currently looking into ways that new players can join a friend who is a seasoned player on an older Continent. There are currently no plans for Continent transfers, but it is something we've been discussing. As time moves on, we will add more Continents to accommodate the growing community.
Seasons and Season Score
Over time, Continents will naturally diminish in population while simultaneously settling into brackets of skill level and/or power. To keep the game fresh and competitive, we plan on periodically shuffling Alliances onto different Continents. We're calling this: Seasons. This shuffling will use a combination of several factors, such as Alliance Market Value/Prosperity, and the newly introduced Season Score (which is earned through completing Challenges). Newer Continents will usually not be part of the Season shuffle, but their Season Scores will still be reset alongside all other players when a new Season starts.
What happens in a new Season
Our initial Season shuffle will be happening soon, and those impacted will receive a message in their Inbox. We recommend that Alliances ensure that their roster is set before the move happens. If you run a second Alliance for recruitment purposes, it may not be on the same Continent as your main Alliance after the shuffle. You may also no longer be playing alongside the Alliances you’ve formed treaties or rivalries with as they could be shuffled onto a different Continent.
After the shuffle, your entire alliance will be together on a new Continent and your base will be randomly re-located there as well. Not to worry, we will be sending out relocation packages so that you can move closer to your Alliance. Season Score and Leaderboards will also be reset.
The future of Seasons
Seasons is currently in its early stages and as such will be receiving some changes as the game grows. We currently don’t have set durations for Seasons as the game is in its early stages, but before they happen we will be sure to give you advanced notice. We’re currently looking into ways to make Seasons a much more impactful aspect of the player experience.
We hope you all will enjoy the fresh competition that Seasons will bring, and we will be closely monitoring the feature as it grows.