Hello, Adventurers! Previously, we released an update which removed the minimum required number of participants for Node Wars to ease the pressures on participating in the Node Wars. We also standardized the tax share ratios to allow for more guilds to grow more evenly by reducing the deviations in tax shares obtained by the guilds in Node Wars. However, due to the removal of the minimum participant requirements and the standardization of tax ratios between Node Tiers, we noticed there were instances of more advanced and powerful guilds participating in low tier Node Wars. Node Wars are designed for guilds to show off their powers and unity, while also acting as a method by which guilds can secure Guild Funds to grow. The Tier 1 Node War works as an important stepping stone for newly created guilds looking to rapidly grow as a guild. Therefore to reduce the situations where newly created guilds are matched up against overwhelming opponents, we look to applying the following new rules. ■ Changes to be Made - Guilds occupying Tier 1 Nodes cannot participate in Tier 2 or higher Node Wars - Guilds occupying Tier 2 or higher Nodes cannot participate in Tier 1 Node Wars ■ Implementation Date - After the Maintenance on October 24th, 2018. To apply the above changes, the Node Occupation Information will reset during this week’s maintenance. Also, Forts created during 10/21 through up until the maintenance on 10/24 will be removed. (However, Conquest War information and Fort/Command Post information will not reset.) Since the taxes on Nodes can be collected immediately after a guild occupies a Node, the same amount of taxes can be obtained even after the reset. Also, in order to participate in this week’s Conquest War on 10/27, guilds must occupy 1 Node in Tiers 3-4 after the maintenance during 10/24 through 10/26. We will do our best to continue to provide a great Node War and Conquest War experience. BDO Team.