Introducing War and Order Realm Invasion
There is a new way to wage war. Today we feature the new War and Order realm invasion. If your realm is getting stale and boring, this is going to be a great new feature to spice things up in War and Order. You will be able to challenge other realms and others can challenge your realm. Unions will now hold more significance as the time has come to defend your realm and its honor.
What is a Realm Invasion?
Realm invasions are a way for cross server battles. It allows three alliances to attack and three alliances to defend. These alliances must be in a union to participate with one another. There are some rules as to setting the union and alliance members which I discuss further down.
In a nutshell, the War and Order realm invasion is a crown war that is held on the defending sides black earth. The attackers will port to the defending teams realm. The attacks can only be held on the black earth. Anyone outside of the area will not be open to attacks from players from other realms. I explain the cross server crown war rules below.
The War and Order realm invasion works on a three week cycle. Each realm can have 1 attack and 1 defense during the first two week period. Week three is peace time, in which the regular local crown war will be take place.
How it Works
The king or queen can declare an invasion on another realm. Each realm can have 1 attack and 1 defense per 3 week cycle. Similar to elite wars, you can choose who to attack and you can be chosen to be attacked. The choices will be predetermined, you will choose between three potential targets.
Up to 3 alliances can join the battle on both sides. These alliances must be in a union. You will be fighting for the royal city. If you are the attacking side you have the chance to become the king or queen of a second realm. The defending side is fighting to keep the title as king or queen. Losing as the defending side means your realm will have someone from another realm as the king or queen.
The battle is 5 hours long and takes the same structure as phase 1 of the regular crown wars. Holding the royal city and towers and earning points. You do not have to defend your alliance territory for this event.
Realm Invasion Cycle
The War and Order realm invasion is on a 3 week cycle. The first two weeks are battle time, where realm invasion attacks and defense takes place. The 3rd week is a peace time, during this time the regular realm crown wars will take place. This will be your normal realm only crown war.
During battle time realm invasions can be declared from Monday at 0:00 server time until Thursday at 24:00 server time. The war will be carried out on Saturdays. Here are some rules to keep in mind when the time comes for war.
The defending sides black earth will be completely cleared a half an hour before the battle. This prevents the defender from blocking the attacker from being able to port in and opens up a more fair game environment.
5 Minutes before the battle starts both sides can start porting to the defenders black earth.
Battle duration is 5 hours and takes place on Saturday. It only consists of phase 1 of a crown war in which you must capture and defend the royal city and royal towers. The team with the most points at the end is the winner.
During battle time each participating realm will have a choice of 3 potential targets. You can only invade another realm 1 time during each cycle. (this means you can only do one realm invasion during the battle cycle). During each cycle, another realm can only invade you once.
The attacking and defending participants are chose by the current king or queen of the realm. Each side (attacking or defending) will get to have 2 other alliances assist them during the battle. There are a few rules to keep in mind for each side.
The current king or queen alliance members must be in the alliance at least 8 hours before the battle. Be in a union with the assisting alliances at least 8 hours before the battle.
The current king or queen alliance, must be in the alliance for at least 8 hours before the battle. Be in a union with the assisting alliances at least 8 hours before the battle.
To participate in the battles, you must be castle level 20 or higher.
What does this mean for Crown Wars?
The cycle for crown wars will completely change. You no longer have a weekly crown war. The entire system has been revamped to take place on a 3 week cycle. 2 weeks of cross realm war and 1 week of local war.
Realm invasions will take priority over local (normal) Crown Wars. The local crown war will be canceled any week in which your realm has an invasion (attacking or defending). The previous King or Queen will maintain their position unless it is lost in the realm invasion.
Additional Things to Note
Clearing the Black Earth
All resource tiles will be removed from the black earth and all gathering troops on those tiles will be returned to their castles. Battles that are taking place on the black earth during the clearing time will process to the end, the troops will then return to their castle.
Castles located within the black earth will be forcefully teleported out of the area. If you are in an alliance you will automatically move to a random location within your alliance territory. If you have to forcefully teleport, you will receive a mail that will have an elite teleport attachment.
This takes place 30 minutes before the realm invasion begins. Once the countdown reaches 5 minutes, members from the attacking and defending sides can then start teleporting into the black earth.
What happens to your castle on your Realm
If you are on the attacking side, your castle will remain in its original position on your realm. You will be in a protective shield while you are participating in the realm invasion. This is similar to elite wars and elite adventures. Your castle goes into the green bubble and you play on another instance or map. Your castle remains in its normal spot and stays safe.
The battle rules are the same as they are for phase 1 of the normal crown wars. The goal is to hold the towers and the royal city and gain points. The side with the most points at the end of the event is the winner. In the realm invasion, if the result ends in a tie then the defending side will be the winner.
All normal battle tactics will apply during the realm invasion, this includes buffs, scouting, rallies, etc. You will not be able to interact with anyone outside the black earth during the realm invasion. So the attacking side that ports in cannot send an attack to anyone outside the black earth. I know, you were probably hoping to get revenge on the realm hopping guy that hit your farm =( .
Ruling Another Realm
The newly appointed King or Queen that has successfully invaded another realm will have some choices for their new kingdom. The new ruler can set the name, flag, and preferred resources of their newly conquered realm. They will not be able to set officer positions. They will also not be able to send king packs.
The losing realm will lose all of these privileges for the current week.
You choose from 3 predetermined alliances that you can attack. The War and Order realm invasion works on a three week cycle. The first two weeks are the attack cycle and week three is peace time. Week three is when your local crown war will take place.
If you are not chose as a target or if you choose not to invade, then crown wars will continue weekly on your realm as normal. However, if a realm invasion happens, it will take priority over the local crown war.
The black earth will be completely cleared out 30 minutes before the realm invasion starts. This means all resource tiles, gathering troops, monsters, and castles will be disappear from the black earth. If you port your castle into the black earth 35 minutes before the realm invasion starts, you will automatically move back to your alliance territory. If you are in the black earth and they forcefully teleport you back, you will receive a free elite teleport in your mail.
In a Nutshell
The rules for the War and Order realm invasion are basically just a cross server crown war. The crown war will only consist of phase 1 which is attacking and defending the the royal city and towers. The side with the most points will be the winner. If the attacking side wins the invasion they will become king or queen of two realms. They will not be able to set officer positions or reward packs for winning the invasion however.
To participate in the War and Order realm invasion, you must be in your alliance for 8 or more hours prior to the invasion. The same goes for your alliance relationships. You must be in a union with the king/queen alliance at least 8 hours before the invasion. The king or queen is the one who gets to decide who to invade.
Your realm can only initiate an invasion 1 time during the three week cycle. Your realm can only come under attack 1 time during the three week cycle. If you haven’t read it yet, you may want to brush up on your attack strategy by reading our quick guide.
Are you looking forward to the War and Order realm invasion? Let me know what you think in the comments below.