Players 1-4 are Human. Teams are 1 and 4 vs. 2 and 3. Player 5 is allied to everyone automatically and is a computer.
This game involves a fast-paced fight between several different players. Each player begins with a Military Academy and a Temple, each surrounded by walls. The object of the game is simple - destroy your opponents' Academies and Temples.
There are, as the title suggests, two arenas in which this fighting takes place. All of the temples are in the same arena, as are all of the Academies. Every thirty seconds, a Shifting Sands god power is cast between the two arenas. That is their only connection. This produces an interesting strategic dilemma - where should you place more emphasis?
The two arenas are very different in nature.
Arena One (Military Academies):
-All players can train Hoplites and Myrmidons (Hypasists are not allowed). These units are relatively weak, but they don't take very much population space.
Arena Two (Temples):
-All players can train automatons, avengers, and nemean lions. These units are much stronger and do significant crush damage as well as hack damage, but take much more population space.
Each kill you get is rewarded with 10 wood. Larger bonuses are awarded when you destroy buildings. This wood can be spent at the shop. Here are the items and units you may purchase there:
-Son of Osiris
-Greater bonus damage vs. Heroes
-Greater bonus damage vs. Myth Units
-More hitpoints for buildings
-More hitpoints and attack for units
-More hack and pierce armor for units
All of the units at the shop spawn in both arenas. For example, if you were to buy the colossus, you would receive two colossi in each arena.
Also, pretty much all of the units in the shop are ridiculously powerful, but take a good amount of wood to purchase. Unit and building upgrades are cheaper, but are not nearly as significant.
Finally, there are many random events that will occur every thirty seconds as the game is played. These can be as minute as a simple lighting change, or as significant as all units dying. Whichever the case, these events help add to the intensity of the game.
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