As decreed and ordained by Zeus himself: Let the Games begin!
Experience the Olympic Games of ancient Greece through Grepolympia. There are four different events taking place
over a week each from 27th July to 23rd August 2012. With each event, you have an athlete that you can train each
day and enter into the competitions. The prizes for participation are laurels, and these can be traded in at the
shop for additional resources, spells, or other effects. The best atheletes will win unique prizes at the end of
each event. In order to be the best and come out on top, you will need to teach your athletes the skills to win
through the use of training points.
|Week||Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
|Event||Marathon||Archery||Javelin Throw||Chariot Races|
For each event, you have an athlete that you can train. In order to train him, you need units (land units) to
assist. You can rely on any unit from any city to help with the training, but be warned - Units used for
training will be permanently taken from the army.
The Training Grounds offers 2 free training slots, and another 2 can be purchased for 50 gold each. The number of
units that can be trained in each slot is limited, and this results in the training time being 2 hours per slot.
Once you begin training your athlete, you cannot cancel it and you cannot get the units back. Think
carefully whether you wish to use that unit. Each unit used will provide training points for your athlete, and
each unit provides a different amount.
The table below provides information about each unit and the training points given. You can also use gold to allow
your athlete to train 20% more effectively over 24 hours. This allows you to gain more training points than would
The values for training points are relative to the game speed (formula: training points/game speed).
There are 3 skills for each event which can your athlete can learn. Your goal should be to gain as many skill
points as quickly as possible, and to distribute them amongst the different skills. This is the only way for your
athlete to perform better. For every 1 skill point you will need 1000 training points.
Your athlete can enter into a competition once a day, however, if you wish to use gold you can enter as often as you like. The outcome of the competition will depend on how many skill points you have allocated during training. You'll have to try your best to find the optimal combination.
Depending on how well your athlete performed in the competition, you will receive laurels as a reward. The laurels can be exchanged in the shop for various items. The table below shows how many laurels your athlete will receive based on their performance.
|Laurels||Marathon||Archery||Javelin Throw||Chariot Races|
|70||0 - 1199 m||0 - 39 pts||0 - 44 m||0 - 2499 m|
|80||1200 - 1499 m||40 - 49 pts||45 - 49 m||2500 - 2999 m|
|90||1500 - 1799 m||50 - 59 pts||50 - 54 m||3000 - 3499 m|
|100||1800 - 2099 m||60 - 69 pts||55 - 59 m||3500 - 3999 m|
|110||2100 - 2399 m||70 - 79 pts||60 - 64 m||4000 - 4499 m|
|120||2400 - 2699 m||80 - 89 pts||65 - 69 m||4500 - 4999 m|
|130||2700+ m||90+ pts||70+ m||5000+ m|
The player ranking is based on the athlete's best result from the competitions, so each player will appear only once in the ranking. In order to create the alliance ranking, the results from the competition for the ten best athletes of an alliance will be considered, and an average value will be calculated.
There are two types of rewards - Daily and Weekly
Depending on the results of the competition, an athlete will earn a certain amount of laurels based on their
performance. These laurels can then be exchanged in the shop for items.
At the end of each weekly event, the top 100 athletes will receive an 'effect' as a reward. The strength, or
intensity, of this effect will depend on where the athlete places in the rankings.
The Grepolympic Shop
After your athlete begins to earn laurels, you can take them here to the shop and exchange them for the various
items listed here:
Duration of the Grepolympics
Even though the Grepolympics run from the 27th of July to the 23rd of August, you can still visit the Grepolympic
Shop after the event ends. So don't worry if you can't make up your mind as to what items to buy...you can always
take home a souvenir from the Games.