World of Warcraft Player Versus Player


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Player versus Player (PvP) is the term used for fighting against other player controlled characters. PvPing is split up into the following: Arenas, Honor (Battlegrounds and world killing), zone objectives and dueling. There are great rewards like armor and weapons connected to the three first mentioned.


If you want to play arenas, the first thing you’ll have to do is to create an arena team. You are able to fight in arenas with 2, 3 and 5-manned teams. Each team starts with an arena rating of 1500. You will then gain or lose rating, depending on whether you win or loose the arena match you play. The amount of rating you gain or lose depends on the opposing team’s rating. If you fight against a team with a much higher team rating than yours, you will gain a lot of points if you win and if you lose the rating loss will be small. Once a week you will receive arena points based on your team rating. You use these arena points as currency to buy equipment.


You get honor for killing the opposite faction, no matter where you are, except Arenas. There are certain places where you get extra honor for completing an objective. These places are called battlegrounds. When the objective is complete, the battleground is over, and the teams will receive bonus honor. There are a total of four battlegrounds:

  • Warsong Gulch: This battleground has a capture the flag style of game play, where the objective is to capture the enemy flag and bring it back to your base three times. You get bonus honor for each capture and if you’re the first team to reach three captures.

  • Arathi Basin: This battleground has a ‘capture and defend’ style of game play, where the objective is to capture the as many of the five bases and defend them. Your team gets objective points every second increasing with the number of bases you have. You get bonus honor for the number of objective points you are able to get in a round well as winning. You win by getting 2000 objective points.

  • Alterac Valley: In this battleground your goal is to push your way to the other faction’s base, and kill the enemy General. On the way, you’ll have to deal with bunkers, towers and several groups of guards and enemy “mini bosses”. You get bonus honor for destroying bunkers and towers, killing enemy “mini bosses” and for winning (killing the enemy general).

  • Eye of the Storm: This battleground is a mix of Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin. The main objective is to hold as many towers as you can, much like Arathi Basin and then score points by bringing the flag in the centre of the map to one of the towers your team is in control over. You get objective points for holding towers as well as capturing the flag. You win by getting 2000 objective points.

    You use the honor points as currency to buy good rewards.

    Peng Joon is an avid gamer and writes about World of Warcraft tips , strategy and guides on

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