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Despite the developer’s intentions, Riders of Icarus’ PvP scene has not gone entirely as planned. Due to the open nature of the Alliance System, what are now know as “Mega-Alliances” have not only dominated PvP and the Manastone Battles in particular, they have engaged in win-trading in order to acquire the Alliance War reward buff, creating a system where only they have a chance at the rewards.

In response to this, NEXON has decided to make major adjustments to the system, starting with temporarily disabling the Alliance System (and Alliance Wars). The idea is that this will return PvP to a more “competitive environment” less prone to being exploited. With this removal, Manastone battles will be a competition between Guilds and the Militia. This change is temporary… until they can come up with something more balanced.

Due to the removal of the alliances, players can expect the Milita to become more powerful in order to balance competition against larger guilds. Rank 3 guilds will now be able to join the Militia and the buff will be increased.

The final change is the introduction of rental gear for beginning PvPers. This is to make up for the fact that the win-trading alliances were able to acquire PvP gear more quickly than everyone else, offering them a huge advantage. Rather than taking away gear from the more advanced groups (as the devs believe some guilds earned their gear fairly) they’ve decided to offer a rental system to allow players to participate in events without being at a great disadvantage. The major difference between this rental gear and gear players earn is that it will not allow players to tame Exarahn Badlands familiars, temper the gear, or apply Seal Stones.

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QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community. For the past five years she's been a writer at Gamebreaker TV.

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  1. Darkterror on September 26, 2016

    I wish they would do something like this for Black Desert . I’m lucky to be in one of the top alliances but its ruining the fun of pvp . Just take the same regions everyweek pass them off no one even bothers challenges us . Maybe the mega servers will update this a bit

  2. Drago on September 25, 2016

    As we are talking about bad companies you forgot INNOVA (EU Lineage 2), supports russian RTM/botting and bans all EU players for doing it. They also ban EU accounts if and when they feel like it. I would NEVER go back to L2 as long as they there the EU publisher.

  3. XAVIER on September 24, 2016

    NEXON HAVE BEING DONE THE WORSE WORK I EVER SEE THIS GAME IS FULL OF COWARD PEOPLE MAKING TROJAN HORSE TO WIN THE BATTLE THERE IS A BIG GM CORRUPTION THOSE PEOPLE PAYING PREMIUM SERVICES ARE HACKING AND DOING WHAT EVER THEY WANT TO FOR ME I WILL NEVER EVER PLAY AGAIN ANTHER NEXON GAME THEY EVEN BAN A GUY FOR REPORTING A HACKER JUST BECAUSE THE GUY SPEND A LOT MONEY ONE ON IT

    • Jeice206 on September 24, 2016

      Rage much? Try a game from Perfect World, Gameforge, Aeriagames or Gpotato. I bet your ragemode will be even worse than this one.

    • ASD on September 24, 2016

      I bet you would rage harder if you played a game from gameforge or aeriagames or perfect world because they are shet when it comes to publishing games. On tera online in the EU I’ve even heard people are fleeing the gameforge owned servers for the EN MASSE ENTERTAINMENT servers in the US if that isn’t saying something then idk what is. And neverwinter is just a shet paid 2 win of WoW and aeriagames idk what they do since I never played them before but 2 many people complain about them.

    • ASD on September 25, 2016

      I just thought of one more company worse then nexon. Artix entertainment but it’s because they are an indie gaming company and got very little of a playerbase and very few paid staff and lots of volunteers. I’m sure you would rage so hard if you knew how bad it was there. The support on artix entertainment is worse then nexons trust me on that I’ve delt with them before but I don’t play their games anymore luckily since it’s not worth it the raging your doing about nexon right now.

  4. ASD on September 23, 2016

    *sighs* This is why developers need to look into the publishers and the games they already run before they sign a contract with them. 🙁

  5. Tio_Z on September 23, 2016

    Apparently Nexon never heard of RF Online or they’d have seen this coming a mile away =p

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