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Overview Arena Pool | Live Multiplayer | (Free slots)

Match AOW3 Players is online

Hiliadan 20:00-23:00 | $eeR 1:00-5:00 | blackwill357 2:00-6:00 | MARKYMARK 0:00-0:00 | gladis 17:00-23:00 | AlXStormrage 18:00-21:00 | Fluksen 18:00-22:00 | marcuspers 18:00-22:00 | quetzal_tr 19:00-21:00 |

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Start date:   TUESDAY, 22 August 2017
Organisator: Hiliadan | Joined so far: 10 | unlimited

This is a player pool for the new Arena game mode, which allows short manual tactical battles between two humans, without strategic play.

Please use the scheduler tool of the BF to state your availability and arrange battles.

A tournament should be organized around November-December.

In order to play with the Arena, please follow these instructions (detailed instructions and presentation of the Arena in this article):
0. get the following mods from the Steam Workshop:
Elemental Mod
No Domain Structure Minimum Distance
1. download the 2 .taf files here
2. put the 2 .taf in this folder in your C:\Users\[your user name]\Documents\My Games\AoW3\UserContent
3. activate the Arena and Arena balance mods in your launcher, as well as the Decodence Map Content, Elemental Mod and No Domain Structure Minimum Distance mods (5 in total). Launch AoW3.
4. use the "Arena map v2.0X" custom map.
(later, you may want to delete the .sam and ~sam files in the \UGC_ARENA [76561198121141565] folder to prevent them from appearing in your custom map selection screen)

Hopefully in future versions, only 1 mod will be necessary.

Showcase videos
Set-up tutorial
Two videos of AbedNego vs Nemesis_Zero in the first showcase matches of the Arena: #1 and #2.

The recommended rules:
Take 4500 RP from the resource stashes.
Do not evolve things through levelling (report if you see any unit with Evolve, there should be none).
Do not produce things you could summon (Cherub, animals for AD, other summons for Sorcerer, etc.), summon them. Report if you see one such unit, there should be none.
Only movements, no other action on round 1 of the battle (no use of abilities or spells).
Select a terrain (overlay + climate) and who will launch the attack before the battle (and before players choose their army).

List of banned spells (many useless Empire upgrades, Strategic spells, etc. are also removed):
- Rite of Malediction

List of modified spells:
- Disintegrate: cannot target Leaders

Army builder spreadsheet (database of all units, skills and hero upgrades to help build one's army)

Published on 2019-07-20 22:00:44
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quetzal_tr joined !!

Published on 2019-04-20 12:52:44
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$eeR joined !!

Published on 2019-01-05 22:55:06
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darkapothem quitted!

Published on 2018-11-08 08:33:49
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$eeR quitted!

Published on 2018-08-13 23:36:55
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2chris2 joined !!

Published on 2018-08-13 04:03:14
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darkapothem joined !!

Published on 2018-05-11 07:35:55

I'm happy to accept the challenge!
I haven't played the Arena for a long time though, but I will try get the rustiness away in SP

I've submitted my availability, hopefully we can play 1-2 matches over the weekend at least.

Published on 2018-05-10 22:59:57

Alright , ladies and gents , its showtime.

I have challenged Marcuspers to a best of 5 arena match series.

rules are , can not use same race or class twice.

standard arena map with its associated mods + racial class reskin.

U ready to Rumble M ?

Published on 2018-03-31 00:10:57

Water, none. Team 2.
Wetlands, Volcanic. Team 1.
Barrens, Arctic. Team 2.
Underground; Fertile Plains, none. Team 1.
Forest, Blighted. Team 2.
Wetlands, Temperate. Team L.

Published on 2018-02-23 12:15:43

Well whos up next ?

I need a warmup before kicking the crap outta marcuspers to dethrone him from his semi-retarded dwarven pig riding AD

Published on 2018-02-18 03:27:41

You can see the information of all who revealed their army here: Thanks for sharing the video!

Published on 2018-02-17 20:45:09

This is completing round 2 of the Tactical Challenge;

I'm curious how other people have done.

Published on 2018-02-07 10:55:39

Who's up for some Arena games Saturday? I filled my availabilities (my VPN works now, I need to check if I can join games). I plan to try to lure some of the live MP players from Discord to play. At least 2 expressed interest.

Published on 2018-02-07 08:52:24
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$eeR joined !!

Published on 2018-02-17 20:39:36
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-Summon Banshee not in research book
-Harbingers of Death not in research book
-Boats can move on land tiles and join land battles
-Some structures can cause units to get stuck and unable to move

Published on 2018-01-23 04:30:44

I'm going to publish the article about the Arena this week. I discussed with a couple of players who might be interested to give a try to the Arena. Maybe everyone could fill his availabilities to see when to organize new battles?
Marcus, your video on how to set up the Arena will be very useful to these new Arena fighters!

Published on 2018-01-20 11:55:25

Nice battle Marcus! In the end 3 Wicthes and his Leader survived. Some smaller errors on both sites, but I think both done quite good with their tactics

Published on 2018-01-18 22:00:54

We both forgot that the eveolving ability is canceled in the Arena mode.
The other Problem was that I didn´t manage to Research Global Offensive although I used Seeking Option.

Published on 2018-01-18 20:03:50

That rule is more for the shrines, which would allow you 6 Exalteds for 200rp, for example. If you want to spend 1400rp (maybe its more) and 500mana, I would say go for it, I can bet with 99% certainty you lose that game.

Published on 2018-01-18 19:29:47

No, they come out evolved, at least Human Cavalry does.
But I think the rules not allow that?
"Do not evolve things through levelling (report if you see any unit with Evolve, there should be none)."

Maybe Hiliadan should clarify this.

So I will try to make the commentator of the 2nd game on Saturday, I would try to make it funny, but I guess I´m not that talented / and my English not not perfect as well

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