Rules

COMPETITION RULES – FURY CHALLENGE

Your participation in Fury Challenge is conditioned on your acceptance of the terms set forth in these Challenge Rules (“Rules”).  By entering Fury Challenge (by clicking “ACCEPT” below or competing in the Fury Challenge weekend games), you are agreeing to these Rules and confirming your eligibility to enter Fury Challenge in accordance with these Rules.  If you do not agree to the terms of these Rules or if you do not meet the eligibility requirements, you must not compete in Fury Challenge and when offered a choice, select “DECLINE”, in which case you will be prevented from participating in Fury Challenge.

Last updated: 1 October 2007

1. Eligibility

Fury Challenge is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding Maryland and Vermont), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden , Switzerland and Russia (“Eligible Locations”) who are at least 14 years of age as of 15 September, 2007.  If you are not a legal resident of an Eligible Location or if you are 13 years of age or younger as of 15 September, 2007, you are not eligible to enter Fury Challenge.

If you are a minor in your jurisdiction of residence, then, prior to participating in Fury Challenge, a parent or legal guardian must submit to Auran Games Pty Ltd (ABN 73 081 393 311), the Fury Challenge sponsor (“we”, “us” or “Auran”), at the address and contact details below, a signed, written acknowledgement of their acceptance – on their and your behalf – of these Rules.

You also are not eligible to enter Fury Challenge if the laws of any jurisdiction within an Eligible Location of which you are a legal resident prohibit us from offering or running Fury Challenge, or awarding any prize, in that jurisdiction.  Void where prohibited by law.

Auran employees and their families, and the employees of Auran affiliates, are permitted to enter Fury Challenge but cannot win prizes of any nature. Affiliates include any company involved in publishing, distributing, marketing, hosting, testing, operating or supporting Fury Challenge

We reserve the right to suspend your access to and participation in Fury Challenge if your eligibility is in question, if you have been disqualified or if you fail to comply with these Rules, the End User License Agreement or the Terms of Use.

2. Contest Period

Fury Challenge will occur over two periods.  The first contest period will commence on 28 September, 2007 at 12:01pm American Pacific Standard Time (APST — UTC – 8) and continue through and until 30 September, 2007 at 11:59pm APST (the “First Contest Period”).  The second contest period will commence on 5 October, 2007 at 12:01pm APST and continue through and until 7 October, 2007 at 11:59pm APST (the “Second Contest Period”).  Collectively, the First Contest Period and Second Contest Periods are the “Contest Period.”  We may shorten or lengthen the Contest Period at our discretion, by providing notice on www.furychallenge.com.

3. Practice Periods

Prior to the Contest Period, there will be a practice session for Fury Challenge (the “Practice Session”).  The Practice Session will commence on 14 September, 2007 at 12:01pm APST and continue through and until 20 September, 2007 at 11:59pm APST.  We may shorten or lengthen the Practice Session at our discretion, by providing notice on www.furychallenge.com.

During the Practice Session, we will operate all 7 Ladders (as defined in clause 5 below).  At the end of the Practice Session, the Ladders will be wiped clean and match outcomes during the Practice Session will not count or be applied toward determining winners of Fury Challenge.  Winners of Fury Challenge will be based solely on your performance during the Contest Period, in accordance with clauses 5 and 6 of these Rules.

In addition to the Practice Session, if you have pre-ordered Fury, either directly from us or from an authorised distributor, then, subject to our ability to confirm your pre-order, we will grant you access to Fury during (a) the period between the end of the Practice Session and the beginning of the First Contest Period and (b) the period between the end of the First Contest Period and the beginning of the Second Contest Period (such periods, the “Mid-week Practice Periods”).  The servers may be taken offline for maintenance without notice during these periods.

During Mid-week Practice Periods, we will not operate any Ladders. However, player skill ratings and performance will continue to be updated. In addition, abilities unlocked and items obtained will be usable during the Contest Period. Winners of Fury Challenge will be based solely on the match outcomes during the Contest Period, in accordance with clauses 5 and 6 of these Rules.  Therefore, playing Fury during the Mid-week Practice Periods will provide you with the opportunity to advance your character and otherwise familiarize yourself with Fury.  We may, but have no obligation to, grant other categories of players access to Fury during the Mid-week Practice Periods.

4. How to Enter Fury Challenge

To enter you must (a) be eligible in accordance with clause 1 of the Rules, (b) agree to these Rules, and (c) hold a Fury account.

If you do not hold a Fury account, visit www.furychallenge.com (“How To Enter”) to sign-up.

5. How to Win

Fury Challenge is exclusively a contest of skill to determine the best individual players and clans of Fury during the Contest Period based upon final Ladder (as defined below) position.

For Fury Challenge, we will operate 7 different ladders, comprised of: 4 ladders relating to individual performance; 1 ladder for each game type (Bloodbath, Elimination and Vortex), and 1 ladder based on overall performance in all 3 game types; and 3 ladders relating to clan-based performance (1 ladder for each of Elimination and Vortex game types, and 1 ladder based on overall Clan performance in both these game types).  The 7 different ladders are referred to collectively as the “Ladders.”

An individual entrant’s final position on any particular Ladder is based on his or her best-10 performances in the relevant game type over the course of the entire Contest Period.  For clarity, an entrant may play any particular game as many times as he or she is able during the Contest Period, and his or her best-10 performances in such game type will be used to determine his or her position on the relevant Ladder.

To be eligible to win a prize (based on either individual performance or clan-based performance), you must complete at least 10 games for that particular game type during the Contest Period — for example, to be eligible for a prize based on your performance in the individual Bloodbath game type, you must complete at least 10 individual Bloodbath games during the Contest Period; and to be eligible for a prize based on your performance in the Vortex or Elimination game type, you must complete at least 10 Vortex or Elimination games during the Contest Period.

You will not be eligible to win prizes for overall individual or clan-based performance unless you have completed at 10 games of at least one particular individual or clan-based game type.

We may post live Ladder standings during the First Contest Period and the Second Contest Period (and during the Mid-week Practice Period between the First Contest Period and the Second Contest Period), but only the final Ladder standings at the end of the Second Contest Period will determine Fury Challenge winners.

Each participant’s Avatar Rank (e.g., Disciple, Adept, Ascendant etc) within Fury will be capped from the start of the Practice Session through the end of the Contest Period, as determined by us in our sole discretion. The caps are the following:

Bloodbath: Rank 4
Vortex: Rank 4
Elimination: Rank 5

A player’s (or clan’s) score in any game is based on their skill rating versus their opponent’s skill rating (or the skill rating of their opponent clan), as determined using Auran’s implementation of the GLlCKO-2 system, or such other system or method as we may in our sole discretion determine.  Generally, defeating other individuals or clans will result in a better score than being defeated; defeating another player or clan with a high skill rating will result in a better score than defeating another player or clan with a low skill rating; and losing to a more highly rated player or clan will result in a better score than losing to a player or clan with a lower skill rating.

Clans for Fury Challenge may contain no more than 24 members.

6. Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the top players on the 4 individual-based Ladders and the top clans on the 3 clan-based Ladders.

For each of the clan-based Ladders, prizes will be awarded to each member of the top finishing clans (up to the maximum permitted 24 clan members).  If a top finishing clan has less than 24 members, the remaining prizes for such clan will not be provided to such clan members and may be reallocated to other players at Auran’s discretion.  By way of example, if a winning clan has 18 members, each of the 18 will be awarded the relevant prize; the remaining 6 prizes which would have been rewarded — had the winning clan had the maximum of 24 members — may be reallocated to other top players at Auran’s discretion.

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