A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was a castle called Sigrun. It was a copy of the Kriemhild castle but with WoE SE barricades. Sigrun was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It rewarded you for holding it, and it kept track of who held it the longest. It was Rebirth.RO’s first 24/7 WoE castle and to this day remains many people’s favorite. Later replaced by Reginleif because it “caused lag” and then replaced by Horus because we had obtained a custom WoE map and wanted to use it, Sigrun has become nothing more than a fond memory for most.
Today, we discussed creating a new kind of castle. A castle that is open once a month for a variable amount of time and to the victor go the greatest spoils of any of the castles. Fame, glory, items, you name it. This castle would likely open the first Sunday of every month at 03:00 server time. How long would it remain open? Well, that depends. It would remain open for 30 minutes from the last time the Emperium was broken or 1 hour from when it started if it was never broken. This means, in theory at least, it could remain open for hours at a time. The holder of the castle would gain access to a special guild dungeon exclusive to that castle. They’d get featured on the front page of the site. They’d have their name on a flag front in center in many towns. Oh, and don’t forget the eternal (well, at least month-long) glory of holding such a castle. With a vulnerability period of only once a month, it would be a prize worthy of nearly any price. Sure to be fought over fiercely, the castle would provide defenses in the form of barricades and guardians. Much like the original Sigrun, these defenses would be able to be rebuilt as they were being destroyed, assuming you could afford it at least.
Sigrun II: Son of Sigrun. What will it be named? When will it be added? Will it even be added? Who will be the first to capture it? What will it take to be the first to capture it? Surely such a castle would have defenders from the start… This and more on the next dev blog.