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Survival Arena, commonly abbreviated as SA, is a popular custom minigame where players are warped to a separate room and kill monsters all throughout the game.
Survival Arena opens every 6 hours, starting at 04:00 Server Time. Once Survival Arena opens, players must talk to the Survival Arena NPC available in certain towns. If they choose "Sure, take me there!" they will be warped into the Minigame Arena Waiting Room. From here they can decide, which mode they want to enter. Each mode is determined by the level of the player, as well as having a different maximum amount of players inside the arena and the number offor rewards. The difference of each mode can be found below:
Before Survival Arena opens, a server-wide announcement will appear informing players that Survival Arena will open in 5 or 10 minutes. Players would often prepare items, stats and/or skills for Survival Arena during these times. Once Survival Arena opens, players would then also race to get inside. If the arena reaches the maximum amount of players inside, the NPCs will not allow any more players to go in unless a player inside leaves using the Emergency Exit NPC. If Survival Arena fails and everyone died, players can refund half of the entrance fee they paid at the Minigame NPC by choosing the option "Refund Zeny"
Another Minigame, starting at the same times and accessable on the same way as the different modes of Survival Arena, is "Race to the Finish". Participants have 15 minutes to cross the finish line. But Race to the Finish is not just simply running to a finish line. They have to make their way through labyrinths and several tasks that need enough cleverness to finish. Depending on how fast they can make it through the tasks, they will get 5-20 Minigame Token as a reward.
Crossing the finish line after 5 minutes - 20 Minigame Tokens
Crossing the finish line after 10 minutes - 10 Minigame Tokens
Crossing the finish line after 15 minutes - 5 Minigame Tokens
|Mode||Entrance Fee (Zeny)||Required Levels||Maximum Number of Players||Number of Tokens|
The most common tactin in Survival Arena is to keep a monster alive for each round designated as the "Save" Monster. If you are not used to the Survival Arena, and you hear people screaming STOP or SAVE! or if you see a chat window open with the words "Save" on it. Stop attacking right away.. you may be killing the Save monster and byt the same action.. dooming everyone to losing the Arena.
If you are caugh in the middle of a mob at the begining of a new round and you risk dying, do not run for the other people.. because the monsters following you will attack them aswell.. the best course of action is to fight the best you can and let yourself die. Somebody will ressurect you a few minutes later.
Inside the Arena
Upon choosing a mode of their liking, players will be warped into a new map. Each mode has a different map. The players are then given 5 more minutes to prepare before the actual game begins. This time allows latecomers to enter the map if the arena has not reached the maximum number of players for the game.
Players may also choose to leave the arena at any time through the Emergency Exit NPC. The NPC will then reduce the number of players inside arena, allowing other players to enter the arena, so long as the actual game has not yet begun. Players who leave using the Emergency Exit NPC may still enter the arena. However, they will have to pay again to get inside.
|10 minutes before opening||Survival Arena will open in 10 minutes.|
|5 minutes before opening||Survival Arena will open in 5 minutes.|
|1 minute before opening||Survival Arena will open in 1 minute.|
|Opening time||Survival Arena is now open. It will be sealed in 5 minutes.|
|2 minutes before starting||Survival Arena will be sealed in 2 minutes.|
|1 minute before starting||Survival Arena will be sealed in 1 minute.|
|Starting time||Survival Arena has begun.|
|Easy Mode wins||Survival Arena: Easy Mode has been defeated.|
|Hard Mode wins||Survival Arena: Hard Mode has been defeated.|
|Extreme Mode wins||Survival Arena: Extreme Mode has been defeated.|
|Time Attack Mode wins||Survival Arena: Time Attack has been defeated.|
|Easy/Hard/Extreme||25 monsters left||Survival Arena: 25 monsters left in the arena.|
|Easy/Hard/Extreme||5 monsters left||Survival Arena: 5 monsters left in the arena.|
|Easy/Hard/Extreme||A lord has been killed||Survival Arena: # Lords of the Arena remain.|
|Easy/Hard/Extreme||All rounds defeated||Survival Arena _____ Mode has been defeated. Go to the centre of the arena to claim your prize.|
|Time Attack||An MVP has been killed||_______ has been defeated. Activate checkpoint.|
|Time Attack||A checkpoint is activated||Checkpoint __ has been activated|
|Time Attack||All MVPs defeated||All monsters defeated. Return to the centre to claim your prize.|