Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:42 PM
I'll make the official announcement now, then. :>
About a week or so after the release of Chapter 3, we'll be running our first official Crew War. Specifics are still being decided upon, but the basics include the following:
Must have reached at least X place in Chapter 3. (It has a name and that name will be used in place of X) This insures you'll have access to just about 95% of the available skills and equipment from the Chapter.
Each Crew will enter four members for competition.
Each match between two Crews will be decided in three battles (All three will be fought regardless of the outcome of the first two; to aid in rankings at the end)
Crews will face off in a round-robin style, where every Crew gets a chance to battle against each other Crew once. If there's a tie at the end, the tied Crews would face off in a single-match sudden death to decide the winner.
Rewards are still being decided upon, but that's the basics of what Crew Wars will be. There will be more than just this one, and, depending on the turnout for this first one, they might happen semi-frequently to keep people actively improving their characters, since you'll be allowed to use about 90% of the spells, techs, and equipment that you get through sidequests and the like in these contests. :D
Tentative: Each of the four entrants would have his/her own stats entered by the Crew Captain at the beginning of the tournament. During each match, the Crew will decide which two of their entrants will compete in each individual battle. You would be allowed to swap one or both of your members in-between battles within a match with absolutely no penalty or other such things. Players will be expected to sever their bonds with their Spirits for this tournament just to maintain ease of battles without worry of Spirit speed stats mucking up the turn rotations.
But, yeah. That and Crew Hunts (still an idea in development, kinda) would be major Crew events which would incorporate Crews competing against one-another in more or less friendly competitions. If Chapter 3 ends up being delayed, I may throw around the idea of a Crew Hunt popping up before Chapter 3's release. As of now, I'm not expecting that to happen.
tl;dr: Don't worry, Crew events are planned, scheduled, and will incorporate a feeling of team as best as can be done.
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