Achaea Help Files

Achaea has hundreds of help files to you learn about Achaea. This is a copy of the in-game help file structure. HELP in-game will show you this same menu.



Achaea has a system of ranking adventurer vs. adventurer combatants. You are
not, however, automatically in the system. You must first reach level 30, and
then type JOIN COMBAT RANKINGS, to be put in the system. The rankings reset
every season or three months, and whoever is at #1 at the end of the season
will get an honours line indicating their victory. Along with this the top
three combatants will receive credit prizes.

At the end of the quarter 1st place will win 50 bound credits, 2nd place will win 25 bound credits, and 3rd place will win 10 bound credits.

1 January - 31 March
1 April   - 30 June
1 July    - 30 September
1 October - 31 December

Anyone caught trying to manipulate or abuse the system in a way that is
obviously unfair will be permanently banned from it and punished in other ways
as well.

Prospective combatants may seek out Phileo near the Matsuhama Arena in Delos and request to join his queued roster for combat pairings.
   - Have Phileo note your interest in being paired with an opponent for either a normal spar or a formal ranked spar.
   - When someone joins the COMBAT RANKINGS queue, people who have joined the combat rankings will be informed that someone has joined (but not who).
   - This inform is slightly delayed, so as to let the joiner vacate the area.
   - Have Phileo remove your name from his roster.
Once on his list, the enlisted combatant is free to leave the area and go about their business until a match is found. Phileo will reach out to each of the paired opponents via tells.

When a match is found, the selected adventurers will have roughly three minutes to ACCEPT QUEUE. The combatants will then be placed in a special, smaller, 10 room arena. ACCEPT QUEUE can be done from the entrance to any arena.
If a queue is ignored/missed/abandoned, the deserting adventurer will be unable to join the roster for an incremental period of time.
Due to the nature of Phileo's agreement with the Achaean Combat Association, normal ranked challenges are no longer recognised in the combat rankings - only ranked spars arranged by Phileo will bear any weight in the Combat Rankings.
Additionally, victors of normal AND ranked spars arranged by Phileo will earn a new currency devised by Phileo and his organisation: Delosian Eagles. 

Phileo has expanded his entrepreneurial venture and opened his shop, also located in Delos near the arena spectator stands. Within, new wares are available for sale using the Delosian Eagles currency! (See HELP DELOSIAN EAGLES)

For those who are interested, the formula used to rate people is:

NewRating = OldRating + (K * (W - (1/(10^((-Dr)/200)+1))))

K: A variable. If you've had less than 20 fights, K is 100.
   If you've had more than 20 fights:
     If your rating < 2100 then K = 32
     If your rating >= 2100 and < 2400 then K = 24
     If your rating >= 2400 then K = 16

W: A variable.
   If you won,  W = 1.0
   if you tied, W = 0.5
   If you lost, W = 0.0

Dr: Difference in Rating. It is your rating minus your opponent's.