In anticipation of Horriban achieving a remarkable 50,000 wins, the empire will be celebrating with a bash! The party will start April 16th at 6 PM EST and conclude on the 18th at midnight EST. You have one week to get ready! What can citizens of the Phoenix Empire expect?
- An Empire wide BountyFest.
- An Empire wide Brawl - Fight Club style.
- Hourly free loots
- Cash & Special Loot prizes
Who will be participating? You!!!
A Billion (yes that's right B as in Billion) dollar slush fund has been activated. Funds will be distributed to volunteers throughout all levels. Everyone can and will participate! Twenty lucky volunteers are needed from all levels of the game. Each volunteer will receive matching funds for their efforts, they will only be expected to spend half of what they are given on placing bounties, and they can keep the other half for their trouble. Each volunteer should agree to bounty 15 different people randomly over the course of the weekend. Anybody can volunteer, just sign up below by posting your intent to complete the task (along with your game name and level so your item in the tavern can be located and purchased), then place an item in the tavern for sale on Thursday (the day before the event starts) and get ready for a wild ride. Volunteer spots will be limited so don't delay. Here's a breakdown of how the funds will be distributed:
Level 10-20 $500,000 a bounty x 30 bounties = $15M Two volunteers at $15M each = 30M total. Each volunteer will need to place 15 bounties at an estimated cost of likely less than 7.5M total and will be able to keep the remaining 7.5M for their efforts. Similar individual pay outs can be inferred below.
Level 21-30 $750,000 a bounty x 30 bounties = $22.5M Two volunteers at $22.5M each = 45M total
Level 31-40 1M a bounty x 30 bounties = $30M Two volunteers at $30M each = 60M total
Level 41-50 1.25M a bounty x 30 bounties = $37.5M Two volunteers at $37.5M each = 75M total
Level 51-60 1.5M a bounty x 30 bounties = $45M Two volunteers at $45M each = 90M total
Level 61-70 1.75M a bounty x 30 bounties = $52.5M Two volunteers at $52.5M each = 105M total
Level 71-80 2M a bounty x 30 bounties = $60M Two volunteers at $60M each = 120M total
Level 81-90 2.25M a bounty x 30 bounties = $67.5M Two volunteers at $67.5M each = 135M total
Level 91-100 2.5M a bounty x 30 bounties = $75M Two volunteers at $75M each = 150M total
This BountyFest should directly reach ~300 citizens of the Empire. Expect to see on average a bounty about every 10 minutes over the course of the 54 hours of the event.
The battle brawl is an optional event to participate in, but it, like the bounty fest has been designed to affect all citizens of the Empire and ensure a high rate of participation. First it should be known that the game developers have agreed to raise the typical attack limit from 4 to 10 before the protective Aura is engaged; this will affect all Empire Citizens regardless of their level of engagement in the weekend’s festivities. Participants must agree to fore go all current treaties and truces. Participants must agree to not give a dam about their income growth for a weekend. Participants are instructed to spend at least 90% of their income on upkeep of the toughest set of weapons, armor, and spells they have ever had. Participants further agree to open up a can of whoop azz on every person they see all weekend long. It is expected that true participants will go so far as to forego banking and land purchases over the weekend as you will be spending all your money on weapons anyhow, plus no banking will ensure rewarding battles for all. No fighting wimpy monsters or stupid bots, people play this game and the party is for the Phoenix Empire citizens! Sign up below and publicly challenge those around you on the battle list to a weekend long, no holds barred, duel to the death!
All citizens experiencing the effects of this event are urged to keep their cool and not get bent out of shape. This is a special event with modified rules for all Empire Citizens (10 attack limit Aura!). Obviously many of the truces you may normally enjoy will not be honored over the weekend. Intra-army attacks are encouraged. In fact all Empire citizens are urged to not get angry but instead gear up and participate fully. This game is all about being willing and able to change your game play regularly. Expect everyone to change their game style over the event weekend. If you normally only battle bots or monsters, this weekend is your time to try your hand at some real fighting without concern of people getting upset. Repeated, excessive attacks are expected throughout the weekend; take your beatings like a warrior, give as good as you get, refill your health hourly and enjoy the festivities!
This party is for ALL citizens of the Empire. It is your party! Additional ideas for increased anarchy and mayhem are welcomed. Do your own part, no matter how small. Here's an easy, simple suggestion; throw up your best friend on the bounty list while they are sleeping. They will thank you in the morning!
Further let this notice stand as a call to all those with robust incomes to ante up and increase the magnitude of this celebration. Specifically I'm calling out everybody above me on the wealth list to give generously, give till it hurts and make this a truly unforgettable event. Post below with how much you are willing to donate to the party and the volunteer list will be expanded. As a guideline one day’s income each from a large group of wealthy benefactors would make this event truly insane.
The Phoenix Emperor has already joined the party and has promised a free loot weekend that will not soon be forgotten with new loot being released hourly. The gear already allocated is outstanding, so expect some further promising details directly from The Phoenix Emperor in another post.
Sunday night $100 million in prize money will be awarded equally to 10 participants. In addition to the cash, the game developers have graciously offered to provide a special loot to the ten contest winners. What will the special loot be? Who knows, we'll just have to wait and see! The 10 prize categories have not been finalized but may include categories such as:
Most active/generous volunteer
Bountied the most
Most original mayhem method
Biggest $$$ score
Award dispersal will likely be semi-ambiguous due to the difficulties in verification, but every effort will be made to be judicious in the awards decision process. You will need to post your achievements in another thread that will be created later for award consideration. As all of these prize categories have not been decided; additional categories are requested for consideration.
I wish everyone well in the build up to this epic event, for this shall be a battle, nay I say a war the likes of which the Phoenix Empire has never seen, nor may ever see again...