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Supreme Ironman is just around the corner. In fact, it will be our very next update! For those of you who are unfamiliar with supreme ironman, a detailed explanation of the game mode and it's mechanics will be given later in this thread. In order to better prepare for a smooth and bug-free launch for Supreme Ironman, we're deciding to host an open beta.
The Beta Client is available now on Discord!
Please read the entire thread before playing the open beta!!
The beta will stay online until we feel we've gathered enough testing and feedback. The update will be launched shortly after that.
What is Supreme Ironman?
Supreme Ironman is a new ironman game mode that we've been developing on and off for the past couple of months. Most of you have a general idea of how the game mode works. However, we've made many changes so the sections below are important for everyone to understand before testing.
Supreme Ironman game mode comes with a drop rate and damage boost.
Supreme Ironman Death
Supreme Ironman is similar to Hardcore Ironman in the sense that there is a punishment for dying. However, we've given players the option to choose the punishment they will face. Once you die as a supreme ironman you will be teleported to a black void. In order to leave you must talk to Death. When you interact with death you will be given the opportunity to choose between three punishments. Regardless of which punishment is chosen, a death count will be added to your account. Your death count will impact your ranking on the supreme ironman leaderboard.
Your insurance progress will be cleared after death. Meaning you must re-insure every item that you previously had insured. Regardless of which punishment is chosen. To learn more about insurance, scroll down to the next section (sections are orange text).
Punishment #1: Kill Death-wings ("free" death)
Players will be teleported to a location where they must kill 1000 death-wings with whatever gear they died in. This will allow players to earn their way back into the game without having to face the two more severe punishments.
This punishment is only available for a player's first death. In other words, once a supreme ironman has died and chosen this option, they can no longer choose this option again.
Punishment #2: De-Rank to Regular Ironman
As the title states, this punishment will result in the player being de-ranked from Supreme Ironman to regular Ironman. You will lose your drop rate and damage boost in the process. A notable difference is that as a de-ranked supreme you will never be able to de-iron. So your rank will permanently remain ironman even if you wish to be de-ironed.
You will NOT lose any items with this option
Punishment #3: Lose all Un-insured Items
This option will wipe your account of all items that have not been insured. You will keep your supreme ironman rank and all your supreme ironman progress.
Tip: Re-insure all your important items right away in order to prepare for your next potential death
Although your deaths will impact your ranking in the leaderboard, they will not impact the competition. The competition is solely based on first players to complete x amount of tasks.
This feature allows supreme ironmen to insure an item in the unfortunate event that they die and decide to keep their rank. This means that if you die with an item that is insured, you will not lose it as long as you have the item on your account. It’s very important to note that after every death, your insured items list will be cleared meaning that you must re-insure your items.
How to insure items?
In order to insure an item you must kill the Supreme Ironman Boss which has a chance at dropping both heart crystals and heart fragments. Using a heart crystal on any item will add the item to your insured-items list. The heart crystal will disappear and you will not lose the item. Heart fragments work similarly except they can only be used for certain items such as ammo or food.
You can access the Supreme Ironman Boss through the portal at the ironman zone.
Tasks, Tiers, & Leaderboard
The Supreme Ironman leaderboard will be split into 5 tiers. In order to level up into a new tier you must obtain a certain amount of points by completing tasks. The tasks/tier system may be a bit more complex than what you’re used to so please read carefully.
Each Tier will have a set of tasks that come with it. Each task will reward you with points. Obtaining a certain amount of points will allow you to level up your tier. So with that being said, not every task must be completed in order to tier up. However, in order to win the main competition, you must complete ALL available tasks for every tier.
A tier 2 task can not be progressed until the tier 1 version/equivalent of that task is complete, and so on.
There are two separate brackets for supreme ironman. The P2W and the F2P bracket. Players can filter which they prefer to view. The rankings within each tier will first be based on points and second the amount of deaths you have.
The Public Beta category on discord will have all the necessary channels you'll need for testing.
The Open Beta will require you to create a brand new account. The progress on there will not impact the live game and any items you obtain on there will not be kept. When making a new account, you will only be allowed to select Supreme Ironman. Make sure you've read all the topics above so that you know how the game mode works and what to expect.
You can use the Supreme Book that you receive in your starter kit to open all the necessary interfaces for the game mode.
Or you can type ::supremecommands
Because this is an open beta, your starter kit will be massively enhanced. Once again, nothing you have on the beta will be on your live account.
What should I look for?
The first thing you should be looking for is making sure all things mentioned in this post work as intended. After you've done that, please try your best to think out side of the box and do risky things. Don't just go through the motions and play around with items. Everything you do should be specific to supreme ironman unless asked otherwise.
Most Important things to test:
- Insuring items
- Completing Tasks & Tiering up
- Supreme Ironman Boss & Obtaining Heart Crystals
Bugs & Suggestions
Look for #beta-bug-reports and #beta-suggestions in the discord (under the Public Beta category). Try to be very descriptive about the bug and how to replicate it. It would also help a ton if you provide media. As for suggestions, try your best to explain why it would benefit the server. Do not spam these channels with conversations!
Any dupes or serious exploitable bugs should be reported directly to Gareth or Escanor over discord. We may reward you depending on the severity of the bug.
~~~Testing Rewards ~~~
Once the open beta is over, the staff team will decide on 3-5 players who have contributed the most during the open beta. Contributing means you should be actively testing and reporting useful bugs/suggestions.
These 3-5 players will be rewarded handsomely on the live server!!!
NOTE: No media has been provided on purpose. If you want to check out the game mode you must login the beta and see for yourself.
If you've read over this post word for word, congratulations you're now ready to start testing! We can't wait to get your feedback.
Athens Staff Team
STATUS: Supreme Ironman has not released yet. The competition will begin after the update.
Any account that has donated on their supreme ironman account will automatically be placed in a separate bracket for the competition. This means that there will be two sets of rewards/winners (F2P and a P2P bracket).
The goal of the competition is to complete ALL the supreme ironman tasks.
The first players to do so will be declared the winners.
1st - $5,000
2nd - $3,000
3rd - $2,000
1st - $4,000
2nd - $2,000
3rd - $1,000
We've decided to add a secondary competition for those who do not wish to or unable to compete in the long-term one above.
The goal for this competition is to complete ALL tasks in the first 3 Tiers
The first players to do so will be declared the winners.
1st - $1500
2nd - $1000
3rd - $500
1st - $1000
2nd - $500
3rd - $250
Winnings will be in in-game credit only and can be used on any desired account