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Season 18 Schedule and Changes

Guild Season 18 kicks off on Saturday, December 17th.

This season will be shorter than a standard season and will have a faster pace between Invasion Days.

Contents:
  1. Important Dates
  2. Season Rewards
  3. What's New This Season
  4. Detailed Season Schedule
  5. Crystal League Schedule
1. Important Dates
  • 17.12.2022 (Saturday): Season starts, Invasion Day #1, all Territories Reset
  • 18.12.2022 (Sunday): Scoring starts (by time zone)
  • 19.12.2022 (Monday): Territory Battles Start
  • 07.01.2023 (Saturday): Invasion Day #2 - Energy/Season Point Storage Payout, all Territories Reset
  • 28.01.2023 (Saturday): Invasion Day #3 - Energy/Season Point Storage Payout, all Territories Reset, Territory scoring doubles, Might and Favor for killing Siphoning Mages doubles
  • 18.02.2023 (Saturday): Scoring of Territories Ends, Energy/Season Point Storage Payout
  • 19.02.2023 (Sunday): Final 5v5 Crystal League Matches
  • 20.02.2023 (Monday): Season Ends at 9:59 UTC, Offseason period begins
2. Season Rewards

General Conqueror's Challenge Rewards

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Mount: Goliath Horseeater

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The Goliath Horseeater strikes fear into the hearts of other battle mounts with its powerful web, which can render them completely immobile. It also has AoE root and poison spells that slow and weaken enemy forces. This mount will be awarded to guilds who reach 100,000 Might or higher during Season 18, with increasingly higher stats (and increasingly epic appearance) with each successive tier.

Season 18 Avatars

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Those who reach the Might thresholds listed above will unlock all avatars up to their corresponding level as a season reward.

Fame Buff

As seen in the chart above, players who reach the given point thresholds will receive a 90-day Fame Buff.

3. What's New This Season
  • This season will be shorter than a standard season with Reset/Invasion Days occurring every 3 weeks.
  • As with the previous season, to claim rewards a player must be a member of the qualifying guild for at least 75% of the season, which is automatically adjusted based on season length. Qualifying time spent with a guild is visible in the Season UI.
  • New Crystal Arena Avatar Rings have been added for those who reach a sufficient rank in the Crystal Arena. These new rings are a guaranteed drop in the chest when reaching a certain rank, are non-tradable, and can only be obtained by reaching these ranks.
  • Crystal Arena victories now give slightly more Ranking Points, to make it less likely players hit a sudden wall in the Rank Up process. (Gold IV and Crystal rank are not affected by this.)
  • Crystal Spiders give more Season Points and have a lower Might Level threshold in the Conqueror's Challenge, and have also had their loot doubled.
  • Conqueror's Challenge - Crystal Spiders:
  • Might Needed:
    • Level 1: 10000 → 3000
    • Level 2: 25000 → 7500
    • Level 3, Level 4, etc. follow the same pattern
  • Season Points:
    • Level 1: 20 → 30
    • Level 2: 30 → 45
    • Level 3, Level 4, etc. follow the same pattern
4. Detailed Season Schedule

17.12.2022: Start of Season
  • The Guild Season and the season-long Conqueror's Challenge and Guild Challenge start at 11:00 UTC
  • Ownership of territories in the Outlands is reset, and they can be reclaimed by guilds starting at the following times:
    • Saturday at 18:00 UTC for territories with primetimes of 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, or 21:00 UTC
    • Sunday at 01:00 UTC for territories with primetimes of 00:00, 03:00, or 05:00 UTC
  • Guardian bosses must be defeated to claim a territory (balanced for about 5 players)
18.12.2022: Territory Scoring Begins

Territory Scoring:
  • Owned territories give points at the end of their primetime
  • Exact values vary based on zone quality (proximity to center of Outlands) and can be viewed in each zone's local map
  • Territory points can be further increased by leveling up towers. Details: forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Thread/122485
  • Clicking a territory on the world map shows its daily point value
Siphoning Mages:
  • Territory points are generated by Siphoning Mages, which spawn dynamically (1.5h, 2h, 3h, 6h) until the maximum of four are present
  • Mages can be killed by any player outside the territory owner's alliance
  • Since the beginning of Season 14, killing Mages no longer gives Season Points directly, but instead gives Might (which generates Season Points indirectly via the Conqueror's Challenge)
Note on Castles:
  • Beginning with Season 16, Castles and Outposts no longer generated passive Season Points and were not tied to the season calendar
  • Instead, opening Castle and Outpost chests grants Might to all players from the guild in proximity to the objective
  • Castles and Outposts have their own Might Level in the Conqueror’s Challenge, which is how they generate Season Points
19.12.2022: Territory Battles Start
  • For details of open-world territory control, see: forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Thread/122485
07.01.2023: Invasion Day #2
  • All territory claims are dropped at 10:00 UTC
  • Territories become reclaimable and Guardian Bosses spawn
  • Territories with a primetime starting at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, 21:00 UTC become claimable at 18:00 UTC on Saturday
  • Territories with a primetime starting at 00:00, 03:00, 05:00 UTC become claimable at 01:00 UTC on Sunday
28.01.2023: Invasion Day #3, POINTS DOUBLED
  • DOUBLE POINTS for Territories, and double Might and Favor for killing Mages, for the rest of the season
  • All territory claims are dropped at 10:00 UTC
  • Territories become reclaimable and Guardian Bosses spawn
  • Territories with a primetime starting at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, 21:00 UTC become claimable at 18:00 UTC on Saturday
  • Territories with a primetime starting at 00:00, 03:00, 05:00 UTC become claimable at 01:00 UTC on Sunday
18.02.2023: Last Call for Territory Battles
  • Point scoring ends for each territory at the end of its downtime, and territories cannot be challenged afterward
  • Final 20v20 Crystal League Matches
19.02.2023: Final 5v5 Crystal League Matches
  • Final 5v5 Crystal League Matches of the season
20.02.2023: Season Ends, Offseason Period Begins
  • The season officially ends right before maintenance (9:59 UTC) and a winner is declared
5. Crystal League Schedule

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