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