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Specific information

  • Ikariam uses "s2" in its URL as the server designation for this world, no matter which community / language version you use.
    • Ikariam:
      • Used the Greek Alphabet  wp as names for the first twenty-four (1 – 24) worlds.
      • Used Greek Immortal deities wp as names for the next twenty (20) worlds;  twenty-five through the forty-four (25 – 44).
      • Is currently using Greek Mortals wp and Mythological Creatures wp as names for the next group of worlds;  forty-five and above (45 – 47).
  • Ikariam uses a few specialty servers for the following reasons:
    • "Speed servers" (Closed) (not used often / reset after each session) - Special servers for when they need to test changes that occur at higher levels of the game and it would take too long at normal speed to reach them.  These servers run at four times (4x) the normal speed when they are used.
    • "Test servers {[ 1  /  2  (Closed) /  3  (Internal use #1) /  4  (Internal use #2) /  5  (Internal use #3) /  6  (Internal use #4)]}," - Special servers for testing the beta wp patches before they go out to the live servers.
    • "War servers [ 1  (Closed - Rounds #1 – #7) (reset after each round - 1 per language group) /  2  (Permanent Round #8 - Open in most communities until 2028)]" - Special servers that run at three times (3x) the normal speed, allows Pillaging of gold and have a different set of rules when compared to normal game servers.

Statistical information

  • The Beta world makes up:
  • Beta is active in 18 communities.
    • These communities / servers represent:
      • 56.25 % of the 32 grand-total number of communities.
      • 8.1448 % of the 221 total Greek alphabet servers.
      • 4.5455 % of the 396 player accessible servers, excluding the specialty (Speed, Test and War) servers.
      • 4.1958 % of the 429 total player accessible servers.
      • 4.157 % of the 433 grand total number of all of the world servers.
    • Each individual community that has the Beta server is 5.5556 % of the group of 18 .

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General information

Beta (UK: /ˈbiːtə/, US: /ˈbeɪtə/; uppercase: Β, lowercase: β, or cursive wp ϐ; Ancient Greek  wp: βῆτα, romanized wp: bē̂ta or Greek wp: βήτα, romanized: víta) is the second letter of the Greek alphabet  wp.  In the system of Greek numerals  wp it has a value of 2;  such use is denoted by a number mark: Β′.  In Ancient Greek  wp, beta represented the voiced bilabial plosive  wp /b/.  In Modern Greek  wp, it represents the voiced labiodental fricative  wp /v/.  Letters that arose from beta include the Roman letter wpB  wp⟩ and the Cyrillic letters wpБ wp⟩ and ⟨В] wp⟩.

Like the names of most other Greek letters, the name of beta was adopted from the acrophonic wp name of the corresponding letter in Phoenician  wp, which was the common Semitic wp word *bait ('house').  In Greek, the name was βῆτα bêta, pronounced bɛ̂ːta in Ancient Greek.  It is spelled βήτα in modern monotonic orthography and pronounced ˈvita.


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