Hi folks, having watched the boards over the last few months and seeing numerous attempts to organise things pvp events wise, [EVE] has decided to have one last crack at putting a PVP arena together. Having just relocated my fel castle, it was the time to have another attempt at it. The arena's are open to all players on the shard, only this format requires YOU to organise the matches. The details are as follows: <center> EVE-vents Darkwood PVP Arenas </center> This facility will be available upon request when you have a need to flex your muscles or prove a point! It is up to you to get the participants together and contact either MissEcho (The Emporium SW Luna), Thane or myself for access. ARENA USE DETAILS The Darkwood Arenas are available to any players on shard both red and blue from any guild. Pick up will be from West Britain Bank in Felucca and from Luna in Trammel. Cost per participant will be 25k per MATCH (payment to be made at bank prior to gating, spectators are free entry.) The winning participant or team will collect the losing sides entry fee. So the result is nil cost to the winning side. [EVE] will retain the difference to go towards future prizes and events. A completed MATCH, will be best of 5 bouts, each bout will be started by [EVE] Event Managers. The duration of each bout will not exceed five minutes. If there is no kill in this time then the bout will be deemed a draw, if a team match then the team with most participants alive at the end of 5 minutes will be deemed the winner. RANKINGS Participant results will be recorded on the PVP Tally Boards against the type of arena used. This will be maintained by [EVE] Event Managers after each match, or group of matches on any one day, and will reflect the accurate result for the match for future bragging rights and challenges *smiles*. [EVE] staff will party all participants and determine winners from the kill record in journals. [EVE] staff have no affiliation with any guilds or groups so are only acting as the facilitators for the matches. Individual Player 1 v 1 matches will have their own ranking board per arena type. For ranking purposes, teams must play under a 'Team Name' whereby the individual members may change, but the number of members may not, eg, a 4 player per team match may enter as the team name 'Awesome Foursome' from this point on this team may change individual team participants, however if competing in that team 'name' for ranking purposes it must always have 4 members. At least one member of the team must be a player from the original team which first competed under that team name. MATCH PARTICIPANTS & RULES It is up to you to organise the participants and contact [EVE] with a time to pick you up and grant access. Please ensure you are ready to go as we shall not wait more than 10 minutes for participants to arrive for gating. So if you have a 4 man team, then you need to organise another 4 man team to fight! [EVE] Event Managers set no MATCH rules for what may or may not be used in each battle. Participants will agree beforehand as to any particular rules they wish to engage, ie: no pots etc, however EVE will not be responsible for any breaking of rules set by participants. The aim of the arena is to fight as you would in a field battle, in your regular armor using your regular equipment and skills. Recording will be based on the participants and type of arena used, not the rules participants may elect to play with. The only RULE of the arena is that anyone attacking or abusing [EVE] staff, or being otherwise disruptive will result in a permanent ban of the character from the using the arena. This includes killing a participant before the official bout starts. The facility is for everyone's use and is provided so that a permanent PVP arena is available to all, and a permanent tally of impartially recorded match wins is maintained. If you can't abide by these rules or do not have the self discipline to act accordingly, please do not bother requesting a match. We really do not like to ban people from our venues. It is the responsibility of the participants to ensure they have their own insurance funds and remove any backpack items they do not wish to lose prior to gating to the arenas. [EVE] staff will not be responsible for any looting of items so be warned, treat the bouts as you would just traveling in fel. Do not bring along what you cannot afford to lose. It is requested that participants do not loot, however, we will not be responsible for any losses. Spectators are allowed for any matches and every effort will be made to ensure secure locations for viewing however, again, [EVE] will take no responsibility for any unforeseen death of a spectator. THE ARENAS There are three  different arena types for you to select from. The three types will remain exactly as they are laid out for all matches as run under the participant system above. Should [EVE] Event Managers decide to run a special event in any of the arenas then additional objects or blockage spots may be implemented on a temporary basis, however, if altered the results for these events or matches will not form part of the tally boards. Guilds who wish to use the arenas with customised set up may contact [EVE] and discuss additional walls, blocks, decorations as required for individual guild events. As above, any matches run with altered set up will not be included on the tally boards. For a look at the Arenas and the Tally Board set up please visit Spellweave.com and follow the EVE-vents links to the Darkwood Arena page. Don't forget, this is not designed for just reds/blues, pvp'ers, or those with any pvp experience at all. It is open to all, so if you and a friend, or group of friends either in the same guild, alliance or different guilds wish to come and have a go and get your name in the rankings then contact MissEcho (icq 26-471-683), Thane or myself contacts on the spellweave site.