Congratulations to every winners of the first official season!
Season 3 is NOW launched.
For this new season, we introduced 3 new rules to take into account your feedback on previous Arena seasons. We know that there are still things to improve but please be patient: we are slowly improving the competition mode season after season.
Arena is now realtime only (UPDATED: this is no more the case)
It was way to easy to cheat the Arena system using turn based tables, and we have to conclude first that Arena is not suited for turn based.
Thanks for your feedback and help, we managed to change the turn-based Arena rules to prevent such player to exploit the turn-based Arena weakness.
The new rules are:
- For Arena turn-based game, for a given game, you are now forced to play on the table where it's your turn for the longest time. Example: if you have 2 Carcassonne games, you can't play on the game where it's you turn for 5 minutes before playing on the other one it's your turn for 5 hours.
- You cannot start a Arena realtime game if you have a turn based game with the same game in progress where it is your turn to play.
- At the end of the season, all turn based games will be stopped, and the player who consumed the most time will lost the game (all the opponents will be winners).
Speaking about turn based: our intention is to propose something else in the future to those of you who like turn based competitions. Obviously, it will be based on "organized play" (ie: tournaments), which is a perfect fit for turn based.
No more point lose when someone quits a game
There were situations where an opponent can quit a game and make the other players lose Arena points. This has been fixed and is no more the case.
Recent games are not concerned by the end of this season
All games published less than 1 month before the end of a season are not concerned by the end of the season (no trophies, no relegation). This is for example the case for 7 Wonders Duel, Kingdom Builders or Marco Polo.
It's up to you to find the way of the elite!
TO YOUR MOUSE!