Scenarios 101, Part 3
Battle for Praag and Maw of Madness
Welcome to another episode of Scenarios 101! This month we’ll detail two more Empire vs. Chaos Scenarios - Battle for Praag and Maw of Madness.
Battle for Praag
The Battle for Praag is an 18 vs. 18 Scenario in Tier 4 Empire vs. Chaos. Anyone between levels 23 and 40 can hop into this Scenario and beat the snot out of each other!
This Scenario features a tug-of-war mechanic with five capture locations running north to south in this battle strewn terrain. Only location is in play at a time, with the central location being first available for capture. It is a sprint from both sides to this location which must be captured and held by one side in order to move the battle forward to the next location. After a short period defending a flag (which grants points), the next location closer to the enemy camp will open for capture. The deeper you go into enemy territory, the more points you get for capturing a flag. Conversely, recapturing areas close to your home base will give fewer points.
When you first enter the Scenario, you’ll be presented with the option to forge straight ahead or veer left/right out of the spawn area. Going straight will lead you quickly to the center capture location. Going left will lead you past your “last stand” capture point. Heading right will lead you down a long path that’s usually free of enemy players until you get towards the middle of the map. You’ll emerge in prime flanking position of anyone guarding the center capture area.
The Battle for Praag offers a mix of close urban combat and large open battlegrounds. Realms will need to carefully coordinate their offensive thrusts and defensive maneuvers in order to move the battle beyond the middle three capture locations. Players on the offense need to move quickly from flag to flag, but be response to enemy movements. Defenders need to decide whether the best course of action is to cede control of a falling location and get in position to quickly take the next flag, or rally troops and fight off the invading attackers. Either way, be ready for a true tug of WAR in the Battle for Praag!
Maw of Madness
Maw of Madness is a 12 vs. 12 Scenario in Tier 4 Chaos vs. Empire. Anyone between levels 23 and 40 can jump into this Scenario and duke it out. This is one of our murderball Scenarios featuring an object of power that needs to be snagged and held for as long as possible. Simply put, this is WAR’s version of “YOU’RE IT!”
Hold the murderball and you’ll earn points over time for your side, as well as extra points for killing other players. If you’re killed while holding the ball, the other team gets double the normal kill value for your hide …and of course you drop the Murder Ball!
Both Realms start above the main play area which runs east to west, with the murderball located in the center of the map. Maw of Madness has large spikes and ruins scattered throughout the play area which players may climb or use for cover. Ranged players may find the center of the Scenario a bit tricky with line of sight being easily broken, but the outskirts offer nothing but clear lines and open terrain to nuke away. Melee characters will want to stay in the middle of the map using the terrain to their advantage in order to hang on to the murderball as long as possible!
Until next time...BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!