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Voyage Century: Commercial Battles Coming Soon

Apr 30, 2009

Ever since the 5 major Merchant Alliances were founded, they have been expanding their power in order to become the leaders of the soon to be released Commercial Battles. So in an effort to keep you well informed we are going to give you a brief introduction of these commercial battles. 

Backdrop
During the Ming Dynasty, the government started regulating the import and export markets. All trade including silk, china, tea, and large amounts of any goods must first receive permission from the government before they can be shipped. In response to these rulings the 5 merchant alliances have started to create the merchant line by any means possible.  

Battle Rules
Players who already belong to a merchant alliance should go to Quanzhou and find Shi-Po-Si. The first step is to buy some goods and then transport them to the appointed person at the port. After each successful journey players will be given the corresponding Merchant Alliance Contributions. Their own port will also be given merchant credits. Players can check their credit total with a Consignee during merchant battles. 

In addition, players can also use High Sea Interception and the power of rumors to reduce a rival merchant’s credits.  

Victory Requirements
The top 5 merchant alliances from each port will be given 20, 10, 6, 3 and 1 win points respectively. All of the points given to the top 5 merchant alliances from each port will then be added together to select the top 5 alliances of the merchant battles.

Protection for Weak Alliances  
Alliances who have obtained relatively few win points during the last competition will be able to obtain more win points for each task they finish.

Strategy
Players will be able to intercept other players who are going to join the merchant battles on the high seas; adding another level of entertainment to the game.  

The merchant battle system is in the process of being tested right now. Refer to our official announcements for the rewards and the latest news.