Hello Mateys! On Wednesday February 18, we will be making changes to both the format and the scheduling of the Battle Arena. The Battle Arena for Pirate Clan will now run every other Wednesday on the alternating time slots of 10:00 am Pacific and 4:00 pm Pacific. These times are not set in stone and after a couple of runs we will look at adjusting the time slots if they prove to be inconvenient for the majority of our players. Here is what the schedule will look like for the first few weeks so you can get an idea: Wednesday February 18 at 4:00 pm PST Wednesday March 4 at 10:00 am PST Wednesday March 18 at 4:00 pm PST The new Battle Arena format can be found below. This update has been through a few iterations on Viking Clan and has been tuned with player feedback to strike a balance between our goals for the feature and what the players found fun about the "old" version. The Battle Arena now lasts 24 hours Battle Arena ranking is determined by Score. Score is earned by attacking other opponents. The more Score you earn, the higher you place! The Battle Arena has two phases: Brawl and Sudden Death. Brawl lasts for eight hours and players have to option to revive and join the fight if they so wish (this is entirely optional during Brawl Phase). Sudden Death does not have revives. Once a player is dead, they are out! At the start of Sudden Death, all unconscious players are brought back into the fight. When a competitor is knocked unconscious during the Brawl phase, they lose 5% of their score. When players are knocked unconscious during Brawl Phase, they are removed from other player's saved target lists. The barrier to entry for the Battle Arena will be lowered to level 250 on all networks. All other Battle Arena mechanics are the same (with the exception of Kill Rewards, which are only earned in Sudden Death). The Help doc will be updated for the new Battle Arena which should hopefully answer any more questions you might have. We wanted to give you guys plenty of notice before rolling out these updates. These are a lot of changes at once so apprehension is natural, but these changes are a week out so there is time to adjust. Please note that due to the necessities of changing the schedule over, the Battle Arena on February 11 will not be running. We did this to get all of the remaining games switch over to the new schedule and format in Febraury and we would have had to wait until later in March to switch Pirate Clan over.