The state war is a massive battle between the Dynasty and Empire states. The war takes place on the Golden Plains map every Saturday starting at 7PM PST. The ultimate goal of the state war is to capture the opposing side's properties. Every player above level 30 is invited to participate.
How to Join
Requirements: Character level of 30
As previously mentioned, the state war begins at 7PM PST. Since there are players from all around the world, you may have to figure out what time the war is using time zones. Fortunately, there are many websites that allow you to do this easily. If you do not live in PST, please visit one of the following websites and follow the directions to determine the "correct" time for you.
Time Zone Converter
Interactive Time Zone Map
The World Clock
World Time Server
The next step is to enter the Golden Plains map. If you are Dynasty go from Sky City go to the Armed Coast map and to the left to enter Golden Plains. Empire players will have to go from Sun City to the Hope Oasis map and all the way to the top to enter Golden Plains. Of course, you can always just set your MWO Robot to bring you to the correct map. Entering the map will automatically enter you in the war. A few players have encountered a glitch that does not transport you to the correct map if you entered the Golden Plains map before the war starts. If you do not see any players from the opposing side, just leave the map and re-enter. You should not be able to see the normal Golden Plains mobs.
â€œAll warfare is based on deception. Hence, when ableto attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seeminactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are faraway; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.â€
As we all know, strategy is a vital part of winning any battle. The same applies during the State war.
Every player participating should be in a party. This is the equivalent of a brigade or unit in a real war. The best teams have members from each class who are within the same level range. Decide who will be the leader of the group, and don't forget that healers will be a vital part of your survival and to protect them.
II. Choose a General
Each country should choose a player who is very experienced to lead everyone. Without a solid leader, it will be a short time before the more organized side is able to overcome the disorderly side. The war will become far easier if you listen to your leader.
III. Defend vs. Attack
The ultimate goal of the State war is to rack up 'Glory Points'. Glory points are obtained by killing opposing players or capturing their properties. A good army will know when to attack the opposing side to gain glory and when to defend itself from overwhelming attack. If your side is behind in glory points, it may be a good idea to defend your remaining properties and gain glory points by killing those attacking it. Communication is also a very important part. Remember to inform your countrymen of any activity made by the other side.
Also, there are NPCs that will attack you that are controlled by the opposing side. I normally avoid these NPCs as they are very powerful and focus on PKing and attack the Steeles.
Glory Points & Winning Wars
Glory Points are the most important thing to consider during a State War since they decide the ultimate winner. They can be obtained by killing players from the opposing army, destroying/capturing their properties. At the end of one hour, the side with the most glory points wins and players who earned enough glory are rewarded with War Packages that may contain Legend gears. At the end of the war, you will be transported to your main city where you can see who garnered the most glory points and check your backpack where you may find your reward.
The Siege War is a massive gathering of players who are attempting to break into the stronghold of the opposing country. To join the fight, your character must be at least level 40. The war starts at 7PM PST every Wednesday.
How to Join
Requirements: Character level of 40
If you meet the above requirement, report to the Golden Plains map at 7PM PST and talk to the NPC and ask to join in the siege. You can set your bot to take you there manually or go through Armor Coast/Hope Oasis from your main city. You will be teleported to Sun City Battlefield (Dynasty) or Sky City Battlefield (Empire). Unfortunately, not all players live in the PST timezone. Use the following links to help determine the "correct" time for you to show up.
Time Zone Converter
Interactive Time Zone Map
The World Clock
World Time Server
You will randomly be teleported to one side of the map. If you are not on the side of the stronghold where the action is taking place, you can die and be respawned somewhere else. The goal of the Siege War is to kill as many NPCs as possible and the break into the stronghold by destroying fences. Once inside the stronghold, there are more NPCs and a dragon to kill. Each kill gains glory points for your country, the country with the most glory wins. The war is over when the timer runs out or the stronghold dragon is defeated. Remember to bring plenty of HP/MP potions, as there are multiple battles and it can take a while.
The best strategy in Siege Wars is to concentrate the attack on one side of the stronghold. The fences preventing you from entering regenerate HP, so it's nearly impossible to get past it without the help of many players. Having a party is also important in this war. You should at least have a healer following you around.
There are usually large groups of players participating in the Siege War, so it may be impossible to get close enough to attack the fence. No worries though, as there are groups of NPCs outside of the stronghold that can be killed for glory points as well as great experience.
Keep an eye on chat for news that the fence is down, then proceed to enter the stronghold. Inside there are many monsters for you and your party to attack, including a dragon. Since the war is over once the dragon is killed, it may be a better strategy to save it for last and rack up glory points by killing the guards inside.
Glory Points & Winning
Once again, glory points are the deciding factor in this war as well, the team with the most glory points wins and everyone will receive war packages that may contain legend gears. In the war I participated in, we were able to restart 3 times. Once the war is over you can exit through the portal on the right side of the map.
The Dynasty and Empire countries were set up when the Devils first invaded the Magic continent. Unprepared for the attack, many citizens were killed and cities were left in ruins. The remaining survivors were left to explore the possibilities of settling to the North or South of Golden Plains. After forth years of searching two adequate settlements were found.
Leo, the leader of the Dynasty faction founded the capital Sky City in the north of the Magic continent.
Meanwhile, Austin, the leader of the empire faction set up his capital of sun City in the south.
Over time, the once united factions began gradually separated from eachother thanks to differences in environment and culture. After hundreds of years, both factions were able to rebuild their homes as well as restoring the Golden Plains. The tensions came to a head when Dynasty discovered a rare Magic Crystal Mine on Golden Plains. A failure to distribute resources properly led to violence.
In the year 483, by the Empire calendar, a herdsman discovered a legendary sword left behind on Golden Plains. With this powerful weapon in their hands, Empire made efforts to invade Dynasty. While the two nations were busy at eachother's throats, the banished legion of Devils was able to regroup and make their attack on the entire world. Now both factions are forced to unite in the fight againsts the Devils.
Choosing A Side
Dynasty or Empire?
When creating a character, you will be given the choice to choose between the two states. Currently, Dynasty is the dominant state with the most players.
The only thing that differentiates the factions is the maps. Dynasty players will have Sky City as their capital, and Empire players will have Sun City. Dynasty has a lush, green, forest type landscape where Empire has a desert. You're still allowed to purchase items from opposing player's via the auction house, but you will not be able to see the chat from the other state.
Remember that the war between Dynasty and Empire is still ongoing, and there are maps considered neutral where both factions will meet. If you are using your robot in these neutral maps, make sure you have "Hostile State" checked. By player killing (PKing) members fo the opposite state, you gain honor points. If you are in the top 3 with most honor, you will be given a statue in your capital. If you PK someoen from your own state, you will be awarded "evil points". too many evil points will send you to jail, where you will have to wait it out or kill NPCs with a lot of HP. Also, your name will change colors. If you are red named, you may drop items you are equipped with upon death.