Guild Wars 2 PvP (Part 1): Let us go to War

  Today I want to talk about a very important aspect of the game, the PvP of Guild War 2. I believe in competitiveness and the ability to provide a wide array of choices for groups or single players to be ingredients for a healthy and lasting PvP community in a game. Now I'm going to list the PvP formats we know so far:

Hot Join
  "Hot Join" are games aimed for the casual side of structured PvP. From 1v1 and up to 10v10 matches, players can join any open map at any time, as much as to experiment new builds, or wanting a few quick exciting matches to get out of the PvE environment. The Hot Join has a mechanic that on a lost match, the server auto-balances the players on each team, once the round ends the server loads up the next match or players can reselect their own teams for their matches. This kind of setup allows players to find their favorite servers and build a community by playing more then one game with the same people.

Tournaments
  Tournaments are the competitive cookie in GW2. With matches of 5v5, the tournaments will run with varying frequency, and different reward levels will allow some players to gain experience and to just experience what this format entails in smaller tournaments while more-organized teams battle it out in the larger tournaments.

Tournaments come in the following flavors:
  • Pickup Tournaments: These single-elimination tournaments wait for 8 teams to join before starting. Once they start, they go through 3 rounds of eliminations, with winners receiving qualifier points.
  • Monthly Tournaments: For monthly tournaments, you'll need a certain amount of qualifier points to join.
  • Yearly Tournaments: These grand tournaments feature the winners from the monthly tournaments slugging it out for the right to call themselves the best PvP players of the year.
  • Player-Run Tournaments: These tournaments will be customized by players, allowing for great flexibility and unique bragging rights.

18 comments:

Shaw said...

Never been a huge fan of PVP in MMORPGS.

Neon said...

Disagreeing with Shaw.
Thats the most competitive part of any MMO, that's why I loved it so much in any game. Lets see how it will turn out in GW2

Linux and Life said...

this game looks great, I perhaps will sell my SilkRoad account to play this game. But is it free like SilkRoad?

Fermuch said...

The graphics looks good, but I'm not a fan of the PVP games...

Thought Comics said...

PvP makes or breaks these games, imho.

Randall A. said...

That particular picture makes the game look super advanced, but I don't ever remember it looking so great, haha. Though it is a fairly good game, in my opinion.

GHive said...

linux: it will be free, as far as ive heard it, its main selling point has always been exactly that :D

Candle said...

I wonder, which one have the best pvp? World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2? The 2 kicks ass!!

GHive said...

Candle: i am a PvP lover and i played WoW for several years, but i never really enjoyed structured pvp(arena) for 2 reason, gear imbalance and the lack of of an objective(its always deadmatch).
For these reason i believe GW2 PvP will be much better

Talerfuchs said...

I can't wait for the pickup tournaments. Of course i know the gear imbalence and the lack of objective is slowing down the motivation. But i still like it.

Tó Rock said...

that seems to be awesome!

Pedd said...

Certainly it is a great rival to WoW.

Chase said...

structured pvp is what ruined WOW's system.

Ryodo said...

this game looks great, gonna play it for sure

Anonymous said...

I so want to play it NAOW

Anonymous said...

i played alot of pvp in wow back in the day but i ended up quitting because of the lack of balance between classes and gear. guild wars 2 pvp will be awesome whether you are a hardcore or casual pvper.

Sammer Salt said...

I used to play this game, its still good but moved to MW3 for now... I wonder if they will do anything new to it.

frankcom said...

I do love my PVP, just as it is quite an excitement factor in any game!

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