What is Martial Rating in AFK Arena?

Martial Rating is a system used in several game modes that aims to maintain a balance between older and newer players. Essentially, Martial Rating is a form of simple logarithmic scale that readjusts levels after you reach Resonating Crystal levels of 240 and beyond. At the same time, Lilith tries to maintain the advantages of certain investments for older players like Signature Items, Furniture, and T3/T4 Gear.

What is Martial Rating?

  • Level: All of a player's hero ascension tiers will remain the same and start with a hero level of 240. Hero levels may be increased based on the player's Resonating Crystal level.
  • Formula: New level = 240 + (Crystal Level / 10). So a new player plays these events at level 240. My Resonating Crystal level at the initial time of writing this post was 349, so the level deficit to a new player would be 109 without Martial Ratings applied. Now, more than a year later, my Resonating Crystal level is 476.
    • With the Martial Rating system, my past level was adjusted to 240 + 349/10 = 275. Now, it is adjusted to 240 + 476/10 = 288. A year has passed and still, the gap between old and new players is acceptable (whales excluded).
    • Consequently, Martial Rating aims to maintain some balance between older and newer players and it does a quite good job at that.
  • Gear: All hero gear (including unadorned parts ) are Mythic T1 and include Faction Bonuses but are un-enhanced. If a hero is already equipping Mythic T3/T4 gear, the heroes will retain their Hero-specific Bonuses.
    • We see here that Lilith Games tried to balance the gear too, but also wants to reward players that acquired T3/T4 gear.
  • Signature Items: All signature items and their abilities will be retained.
    • It would be hard to balance out Signature Items without those investing in them complaining.
  • Elder Tree: Players' current Elder Tree levels and Virtue attributes will be retained, including their effects.
  • The logic here is the same as for Signature Items.
  • Oak Inn Furniture: All the effects and abilities granted by a hero's furniture are preserved.
    • Once again, Furniture pieces are a massive investment in AFK Arena, so removing the benefits would not be fair.
  • Artifacts:?The effects of artifacts will not be retained.
  • Unions: The effects of hero unions will not be retained.

AFK Arena Modes That Use the Martial Rating System

Some AFK Arena game modes that use the Martial Rating are?Abyssal Expedition, The Hunting Fields,?Trials of God,?Heroes of Esperia, Legends' Championship, and more!

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