Guild Season 8 Schedule and Changes

    • Guild Season 8 Schedule and Changes



      Guild Season 8 begins on Saturday, February 1st. Read on for important dates, plus information about what's new this season and how to earn Season Points.

      Season 8 Changes

      Season 8 will be a more traditional season in terms of its structure. However, all the new mechanics and the new world will keep it exciting and fresh. The focus of this season will be on the new Open World Territory Battles, Crystal League and Castles. Additionally, we have also increased the total Guild Challenge Levels to 99.

      This season will have no Open World Bosses to award season points, and will instead focus on guild warfare.

      The dynamic of open world territory control, Crystal League, and the entirely new Outlands continent will make sure Season 8 will be exciting and new.

      Important Dates
      • 01.02.2020 (Saturday): Season 8 starts, Invasion Day #1, all Territories Reset
      • 02.02.2020 (Sunday): Scoring starts (by timezone)
      • 03.02.2020 (Monday): Territory Battles Start
      • 29.02.2020 (Saturday): Invasion Day #2, all Territories Reset
      • 28.03.2020 (Saturday): Invasion Day #3, all Territories Reset, Territory and Castle scoring doubles
      • 25.04.2020 (Saturday): Scoring of Territories and Castles Ends
      • 26.04.2020 (Sunday): Final Crystal League Matches
      • 27.04.2020 (Monday): Season Ends at 9:59 UTC
      Details

      01 February: Start of Season 8
      • Season kicks off after Saturday's downtime, at 10:00 UTC
      • After downtime, ownership of all territories is reset, so all resource territories become unowned
        • They go into an unclaimable state at this point, so no guild can reclaim them yet
      • Over Saturday and Sunday, you will have two opportunities to claim batches of territories:
        • Territories with a primetime starting at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, 21:00 UTC happen at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 01.02.2020
        • Territories with a primetime starting at 00:00, 03:00, 05:00 UTC happen at 01:00 UTC on Sunday 02.02.2020
        • A Guardian boss will appear in the territory, which must be defeated for the territory to become claimable. The boss is balanced for groups of about 5 players.
      • Guild Challenge starts
      02 February: Territory and Castle Scoring Begins
      • At the start of each territory’s primetime on 1-2 February, scoring is enabled for that territory
      • Territories score 40, 80, 120, 160, 200 or 240 Season Points every day at the zone's primetime, depending on the territory's position in the Outlands. The closer to the center the Territory is, the more Season Points it scores. For exact value per territory, see: [Season 8] Territory Season Point Values. Territory scores can be further increased by leveling up your tower. For details on Territory levels, see: forum.albiononline.com/index.p…n-World-Territory-Battles
      • You can click on the territory on the map to see how many points it scores
      • Points are scored at the end of each territory’s primetime
      • These territory points are generated by Siphoning Mages as follows:
        • Mages draw Siphoned Energy from the territories, and store it on their person before it's transferred to the guild's energy supply
        • They spawn dynamically (1.5h, 2h, 3h, 6h) until the maximum of four are present
        • They can be killed by any player who is not part of the territory guild's alliance
        • If you kill another guild’s Siphoning Mages, they drop Siphoned Energy
        • Siphoned Energy can be withdrawn (and re-deposited) by Guild Masters and Right Hands
      • Castles score 120, 240, 360, 480, 600 or 720 Season Points every day at the zone's primetime, depending on the castle's position in the Outlands. The closer to the center the Castle is, the more Season Points it scores
      • Castle Outposts score 30, 60, 90, 120 150, or 180 Season Points every day at the zone's primetime, depending on the castle outpost's position in Outlands. The closer to the center the Castle Outpost is, the more Season Points it scores
      03 February: Territory Battles Start
      29 February: Invasion Day #2, Territory Reset
      • Territory reset:
        • Territory claims are dropped at downtime at 10:00 UTC on Saturday, 29.02.2020
        • Territories become claimable, and Guardian Bosses spawn
        • Territories with a primetime starting at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, 21:00 UTC happen at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 29.02.2020
        • Territories with a primetime starting at 00:00, 03:00, 05:00 UTC happen at 01:00 UTC on Sunday 01.03.2020
      1 March: Territory Battles, Territory and Castle scoring begins

      28 March: Invasion Day #3, Territory Reset + DOUBLE POINTS for Territories, Castles, Castle Outposts and Mage Raiding
      • Territory reset:
        • Territory claims are dropped at downtime at 10:00 UTC on Saturday, 28.03.2020
        • Territories become claimable, and Guardian Bosses spawn
        • Territories with a primetime starting at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, 21:00 UTC happen at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28.03.2020
        • Territories with a primetime starting at 00:00, 03:00, 05:00 UTC happen at 01:00 UTC on Sunday 29.03.2020
      • Additionally, from this point until the end of the season, season points from Territories, Castles, Castle Outposts and Mage Raiding are doubled, so the final month is worth as much as the previous two combined
      25 April: Last Call for Territory battles
      • Point scoring for the season ends for each territory at the end of its downtime at 10:00 UTC on 25-26 April, and territories cannot be challenged between this time and the end of the season
      26 April: Final Crystal League Battles
      27 April: Season Ends
      • At downtime on the 27th, the season officially ends, and a winner is declared
      Season Rewards and Rankings
      Season rewards will be announced shortly in a separate post. As always, they will be distributed based on a guild's final ranking. The brackets are as follows:
      • Crystal: 180,000 points
      • Gold: 60,000 points
      • Silver: 15,000 points
      • Bronze: 3,500 points
      • Iron: 1,000 points