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Old 05-25-2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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I just started on PVP (mainly because conan is due out end of the year and i'll be looking to try that out, and wanted to get climatised to PVP).

I'm pretty well established on PVE though, so moving to eq2 PVP isn't really an option, i have 3 raid geared 70 toons and am pretty content waiting for avatars to spawn and playing PVP casualy while i wait.

I've found VERY little info or help from the game it's self to explain how PVP works and its left me with many questions regarding the differences from PVE.  I've checked these forums for a while now and search has yeilded nothing, neither has brousing the oldest posts... seems likely these questions have been asked many times before, but we have new forums, so old posts dont exist.

 1) What is Fame, what does it do, how do you find out how much you have?

 2) There is an unsual faction gain when killing the oposition players, does this faction do anything useful?  and why does it start at -10k?

 3) I've seen many PVP reward items that cost status and tokens?  linked in class forums, but i've never found a vendor in either city that offers these items.  where are these merchants?  and how do you go about obtaning the rewards (other than the obvious of killing players SMILEY)

 4) When you're killed and you loose coin and items...  is this level dependant? luck?  and what items can be lost?  anything thats tradable... or just anything?

 5) Can someone confirm that the minimum level to engage in PVP is 10? (im considering having a crafter/harvester thats under said level to help get crafted items and raws needed to fight all the twinks SMILEY

thats all i can think of for now... 

... oh and if anyone can link me to a general "PVP FAQ" or similar "things i wish i'd known earlier" type post relating specifically to PVP that'd be great also.

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Old 05-25-2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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 1) What is Fame, what does it do, how do you find out how much you have? See the thread on titles right at the top of this forum somewhere, today.  you can't find out how much you have besides looking at your title.

 2) There is an unsual faction gain when killing the oposition players, does this faction do anything useful?  and why does it start at -10k? when you get it high enough, you can begin to purchase pvp gear from your city, very good gear.

 3) I've seen many PVP reward items that cost status and tokens?  linked in class forums, but i've never found a vendor in either city that offers these items.  where are these merchants?  and how do you go about obtaning the rewards (other than the obvious of killing players SMILEY) in FP they're in NFP, between stonestair and the temple.

 4) When you're killed and you loose coin and items...  is this level dependant? luck?  and what items can be lost?  anything thats tradable... or just anything? If someone kills you in your level range, you drop coin, and randomly may drop an item.  you can drop anything up to legendary, i believe fabled items won't drop off of you.  no-trade won't drop

 5) Can someone confirm that the minimum level to engage in PVP is 10? (im considering having a crafter/harvester thats under said level to help get crafted items and raws needed to fight all the twinks SMILEY

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Old 05-25-2007, 11:06 AM   #3
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Avaeth wrote:

I just started on PVP (mainly because conan is due out end of the year and i'll be looking to try that out, and wanted to get climatised to PVP).

I'm pretty well established on PVE though, so moving to eq2 PVP isn't really an option, i have 3 raid geared 70 toons and am pretty content waiting for avatars to spawn and playing PVP casualy while i wait.

I've found VERY little info or help from the game it's self to explain how PVP works and its left me with many questions regarding the differences from PVE.  I've checked these forums for a while now and search has yeilded nothing, neither has brousing the oldest posts... seems likely these questions have been asked many times before, but we have new forums, so old posts dont exist.

 1) What is Fame, what does it do, how do you find out how much you have?

Fame is used to decide peoples PvP titles. You gain fame by killing players ranked 1 rank above or below you, or the same rank as you. It was intended to be an indication of PvP skill, but it didn't quite pan out like that.

 2) There is an unsual faction gain when killing the oposition players, does this faction do anything useful?  and why does it start at -10k?

Faction is used for buying PvP gear. The earliest gear (lvl20) needs around +15k before you can buy it (I could be off a little on that amount). These items also cost gold and status. You can find the vendors for each class in each city. Q side vendors can be found in QH.

 3) I've seen many PVP reward items that cost status and tokens?  linked in class forums, but i've never found a vendor in either city that offers these items.  where are these merchants?  and how do you go about obtaning the rewards (other than the obvious of killing players SMILEY)

Tokens are earnt when killing others in PvP. Sometimes when you loot chests there are tokens in them. You can 'use' each token to give you a small faction reward based on the tier ot token you loot. A killing a tier 3 opponent will give you a lvl 20 token for example. The tier7 tokens can be saved up to purchase the fabled PvP gear sets for each class in Fae Court in Lesser Faydark. You need 100 tokens each for Feet head and hand slots, then increacing amounts for other slots.

 4) When you're killed and you loose coin and items...  is this level dependant? luck?  and what items can be lost?  anything thats tradable... or just anything?

When you die, you lose a percentage of your cash you are carrying. I dont know the exact amount, but can be as high as bout 70%. ALWAYS keep your money in the bank. You can also drop treasured/handcrafted items, adept spells, and other vendor trash items. Some people say you can drop mastercrafted, but I have never seen that. You cannot drop legendary, fabled or no-trade items.

 5) Can someone confirm that the minimum level to engage in PVP is 10? (im considering having a crafter/harvester thats under said level to help get crafted items and raws needed to fight all the twinks SMILEY

Yep, level 10. Each zone has different level ranges. Newbie zones including Ant/CL has a range of 4. Anyone 4 levels above or below you can attack you. TS/Nek is 8 levels, moving up as you move further from the cities. T7 zones are unlimited. Exiles are attackable by anyone at any level.

thats all i can think of for now... 

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Old 05-25-2007, 11:16 AM   #4
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 The earliest gear (lvl20) needs around +15k before you can buy it

it's like 7.5.  15k faction will put you into the 30's when it comes to required faction for gear that level.
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:37 AM   #5
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 The earliest gear (lvl20) needs around +15k before you can buy it

it's like 7.5.  15k faction will put you into the 30's when it comes to required faction for gear that level.
  • I thought it was like 750 kills for first full pvp gear can be bought.
  • Pvp merchant in Qeynos is standing near the arena/bank/mender in Qeynos Harbor.

I'd advise to search this forum for words like 'guide', which would probably give you hits links to this newbie guide or this ruleset.

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Old 05-25-2007, 11:45 AM   #6
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  • I thought it was like 750 kills for first full pvp gear can be bought.

not sure what you mean by "full".  there is no "full" pvp gear until much higher level, to my knowledge.

I'm not sure about the kill numbers, it's not a great tracking mechanic since you don't (for some stupid broken reason) get faction for all kills when you're grouped.

lvl 20 gear is around 7.5K positive faction with the lucanic knights or Poopyheads of Qeynos.  In freeport you can get a 1-handed weapon, a throwing weapon, a breast plate and a dual wield -- as a scout.  Oh, and a bow.

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