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Battle of Constantinople (BoC)

The Battle of Constantinople is an alliance team event where two alliances of similar power from different servers compete against each other for points on a battlefield map. Points can be obtained by occupying buildings and killing enemy troops. What really makes this a fantastic event to be part of is that regardless of whether you win or lose, there are great resource rewards, and all wounded troops are automatically healed on completion of the battle.

Battle of Constantinople (BoC)

My discussion today is to start a conversation about the Battle of Constantinople (BOC). This is another opportunity for us to grow and develop as a team, like the Undead Invasion. It will be difficult, but with a little preparation we can certainly start to develop a plan.

Firstly, there are keep level requirements. Only members with a minimum keep level of 15 are eligible to participate. Unfortunately this restricts a number of our members, but hopefully it will provide a little encouragement for you to continue your development path, as well as a definite goal to reach for.

Next, this event lasts for 2 hours. Please check the Event Centre - top right of your screen and look at the Battle of Constantinople option. There is a list of time options for this event. Please let me know the most convenient time for you to participate. Just tell me the option number as the times indicated are specific to your time zone, so for example, your option 3 is the same as my option 3, but your displayed time will not match mine.

The way to enter the battlefield is via the Battlefield building (located near the wall of your castle), but please ensure all your troops are healed and home (not out gathering) or you cannot enter in. If you leave the battlefield, you will not be able to re-enter. You will enter into a 'safe' zone on the map, where the enemy cannot enter but they can still attack you.

The object of the competition is to gain more points than your opponent, and this is done by attacking their castles (to kill troops), and occupying the various buildings on the map. So to reduce their opportunity to make points from you (there are no bubbles in this battle), you are advised to ghost your troops. These attacks will NOT kill generals and no resources will be taken.

The first 5 minutes after you enter will be a 'get ready' time. In this time there are several things you will need to do. First and foremost you should find a spot to use for ghosting your troops. There are no boss monsters. Then you need to locate the various buildings of interest to occupy and reinforce. These buildings I will discuss another time, but feel free to research them for yourselves. My impression is that establishing dominance early on is key to improving our success.

The battle will last for 2 hours. Occupation of the hospital or medical tents (which randomly spawn) will assist with troop healing. The use of the alliance chat will be crucial for sharing information such as medical tent location or resource drops or reinforcement requirements. Any troop healing required at the end of the battle is automatic with no resource cost.

The whole alliance will have access to 40 shared teleports for the battlefield, but it is possible to obtain more during the competition. The recommendation is that these teleports are used sparingly and kept for higher level players to move around to engage enemy attacker's.
I would like to continue my discussion on the Battle of Constantinople with you all. If you were reading the alliance chat about 20 hours ago, you would have noticed that I started a discussion about the different buildings in the Constantinople map. In brief they are:
1. Constantinople City (located in the centre of the map)
2. 2. Knight's Hall - of which occupying this will be our major priority.
3. 3. Hospital - which is NOT a priority (I will explain later)
4. 4. Portals - of which there are 6, these will provide extra teleports for the alliance
5. 5. Rally Hall - enables increased rally size by 10%
6. 6. Blessing Tower - of which there are 2, and these provide a 20% increase to the whole alliance in both defence and attack.
7. 7. Crystal Mines - 8 on the map, with their only function being additional points.
The priority building to gain and hold on to is the Knights Hall. The Portals are also strategic buildings to hold. I personally believe the Blessing Towers would also be desirable, although it appears that bloggers think the Rally Hall is a higher priority. I'm happy to discuss in chat. The Constantinople City will of course give the highest points, but it will also be the hardest to keep in our possession.

Reinforcing these buildings will give you extra points, even if you only send 1 troop, so this may also be a strategy we can use to our benefit for secure/safe buildings and extra points.
For those of you who are at keep level 15 and above, and who have been in the alliance for more than 3 days, you may have noticed an event message saying you are registered for the Battle of Constantinople. I have added everyone's name, who is eligible, however please don't put pressure on yourselves if you can't join, but the opportunity is there if you can. I believe you can enter later, but if you have to leave early, you cannot return.

I will be opening a discussion in alliance chat for ideas and plans, so please read, or better still, participate. Please bring any questions. There are no guarantees I will be able to answer them, but I will do my best. Remember I am new to BOC too.

To just give a quick refresh on my previous messages (if you have saved them to favourites, you will be able to reread) ...
*It is all about the points - you earn points by occupying buildings and killing enemy troops.
**Be ready to ghost as soon as you can to minimise troop injury. There are no boss monsters, so they can't be used to ghost.
*Do not reinforce other members castles unless they specifically ask, to minimise losing troops (and points).
**Teleports are a limited resource for all the alliance members to use. Please use wisely.
*Our priority is to occupy and keep possession of the Knights Hall and the Portals, then the Blessing Towers. Everything else is a points bonus.
**There is no option to bubble during the event.
*It is more efficient to train more troops than constantly heal them, but only in small numbers. All troops will be healed automatically at the end of the battle.
**Be assured that attacks will not kill your Generals or result in any loss of resources.
*The battle only lasts for 2 hours.

RULES as described by Evony :
1. Battle of Constantinople opens once per week and players can sign up 1 day before the opening. Right before the sign-up time, an alliance must be 15 days old and rank top 20 in the Server to sign up.

2. The Alliance R4 and R5 can sign up and select Alliance members to join the Battlefield. Each Alliance can have up to 20 members to participate and these members must be in the Alliance for at least 3 days and Keep Level 15 before the sign-up time. Players without an Alliance cannot sign up or participate in the Battlefield.

3. After the sign-up, an Alliance will be automatically matched with an opponent. Whoever has higher score amount wins the Battlefield. If an Alliance is not matched with any opponent, the participants of the Alliance will get a Battlefield Bye Gift.

4. When the Battlefield opens, selected participants can enter it and land in a Safe Zone.

5. When the Battlefield begins, players will have a temporary Truce Agreement, during which they cannot attack or teleport.

6. The Battlefield lasts for 2 hours. Players need to use their own teleport items or gems to teleport all over the Battlefield and an Alliance shares a limited number of teleport chances. The opponents cannot teleport to the Safe Zone on your side but can attack unbubbled players.
{Itch's note 1: You do NOT use your own teleports in the battlefield. There are 40 teleports provided at the start of the battle for the entire Alliance participants to use. Occupying portals will generate more.
Itch's note 2: Apart from the first 5 minutes, bubbles are not available to any player on the battlefield, but don't worry, your castle at home on the server, will be automatically bubbled for the duration of the battle.}

7. During the Battlefield, all killed troops in the main city will go to hospital and be considered wounded. (This does not include traps or subordinate city troops). Resources will not be plundered. Healing does not cost any resources and costs less time than usual. After the Battlefield, all the wounded troops in the hospital will be automatically healed.

8. Player cannot enter the Battlefield again once leaving and the scores will be reset to zero with no rewards received.

RULES as described by Evony :
1. Battle of Constantinople opens once per week and players can sign up 1 day before the opening. Right before the sign-up time, an alliance must be 15 days old and rank top 20 in the Server to sign up.

2. The Alliance R4 and R5 can sign up and select Alliance members to join the Battlefield. Each Alliance can have up to 20 members to participate and these members must be in the Alliance for at least 3 days and Keep Level 15 before the sign-up time. Players without an Alliance cannot sign up or participate in the Battlefield.

3. After the sign-up, an Alliance will be automatically matched with an opponent. Whoever has higher score amount wins the Battlefield. If an Alliance is not matched with any opponent, the participants of the Alliance will get a Battlefield Bye Gift.

4. When the Battlefield opens, selected participants can enter it and land in a Safe Zone.

5. When the Battlefield begins, players will have a temporary Truce Agreement, during which they cannot attack or teleport.

6. The Battlefield lasts for 2 hours. Players need to use their own teleport items or gems to teleport all over the Battlefield and an Alliance shares a limited number of teleport chances. The opponents cannot teleport to the Safe Zone on your side but can attack unbubbled players.
{Itch's note 1: You do NOT use your own teleports in the battlefield. There are 40 teleports provided at the start of the battle for the entire Alliance participants to use. Occupying portals will generate more.
Itch's note 2: Apart from the first 5 minutes, bubbles are not available to any player on the battlefield, but don't worry, your castle at home on the server, will be automatically bubbled for the duration of the battle.}

7. During the Battlefield, all killed troops in the main city will go to hospital and be considered wounded. (This does not include traps or subordinate city troops). Resources will not be plundered. Healing does not cost any resources and costs less time than usual. After the Battlefield, all the wounded troops in the hospital will be automatically healed.

8. Player cannot enter the Battlefield again once leaving and the scores will be reset to zero with no rewards received.

Weekly (run weekly on a weekend for four weeks then has a week off)