Specific information about this server

  • Ikariam uses "s5" in its URL as the server designation for this world, no matter which community server / language version you use.
    • Ikariam is using the letters of the Greek alphabet  wp as the names for the first (1st) twenty-four (24) worlds.
    • Ikariam is using Greek gods wp as names for the twenty-fifth (25th) world onward.
  • Ikariam uses a few special servers for the following reasons:
    • "Speed servers" (not used often / reset after each session) - For when they need to test changes that occur at Higher levels of the game and would take too long at normal speed to reach.  These servers run at four times (4x) the normal speed when they are used.
    • "Test servers (1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 )" - For testing the beta wp patches before they go out to the live servers.
    • "War servers [1 (reset after each round - 1 per language group) / 2 (permenant - in each community)]" - Special servers that run for 6 months at a time, run at three times (3x) the normal speed, allows Pillaging of gold and have a different set of rules compared to the normal game servers.
  • Epsilon Epsilon (s5) is a Special Server in the No NO, Se SE and Si SI communities.
    No NO
    1. 20% faster (120%) Building construction speed.
    2. 30% more (130%) Wood small/ Luxury production.
    Se SE and Si SI
    50% faster (150%) Cargo Ships travel speed.

General information

Epsilon (uppercase  wp Ε, lowercase  wp ε or lunate wp ϵ; έψιλον) is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet  wp, corresponding phonetically to a close-mid front unrounded vowel  wp /e/. In the system of Greek numerals  wp it has the value five. It was derived from the Phoenician letter wp He wp. Letters that arose from epsilon include the Roman E  wp and Cyrillic Е wp.

The name "epsilon" (ἒ ψιλόν, "simple e") was coined in the Middle Ages to distinguish the letter from the digraph wp αι, a former diphthong  wp that had come to be pronounced the same as epsilon.

In essence, the uppercase form of epsilon looks identical to Latin E. The lowercase version has two typographical variants, both inherited from medieval Greek handwriting wp. One, the most common in modern typography and inherited from medieval minuscule, looks like a reversed "3". The other, also known as lunate  wp or uncial epsilon and inherited from earlier uncial writing, looks like a semicircle crossed by a horizontal bar. While in normal typography these are just alternative font variants, they may have different meanings as mathematical symbols. Computer systems therefore offer distinct encodings for them. In Unicode  wp, the character U+03F5 "Greek lunate epsilon symbol" (ϵ) is provided specifically for the lunate form. In TeX  wp, \epsilon ($ \epsilon\! $) denotes the lunate form, while \varepsilon ($ \varepsilon\! $) denotes the inverted-3 form.

There is also a Latin epsilon  wp or "open e", which looks similar to the Greek lowercase epsilon. It is encoded in Unicode as U+025B ("Latin small-letter open e", ɛ) and U+0190 ("Latin capital-letter open e", Ɛ) and is used as an IPA  wp phonetic symbol. The lunate or uncial epsilon has also provided inspiration for the euro sign  wp (€).

The lunate epsilon (ϵ) is not to be confused with the set membership  wp symbol (∈); nor should the Latin uppercase epsilon (Ɛ) be confused with the Greek uppercase sigma  wp (Σ).

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