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Old 07-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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Battlegrounds Bonus Token Weekend launches today at noon! Join us as we celebrate the re-launch of the Battlegrounds and get 25% more tokens as rewards today through Sunday, 11:59pm PDT. Be part of the action this weekend in the level agnostic Battlegrounds (levels 30 to 89 play together) and 90-92 Battlegrounds. 

Why earn tokens?

There is a full set of gear for every level range, including 3 tiers of gear from level 90 to 92! See the image below for some examples of the amazing armor, weapons, and accessories available. While making friends and foes take a dirt nap is a reward in and of itself, the rewards are well worth it for both PvE and PvP! Item merchants can be found in Champion's Respite. (See below for details on how to get there!)

Earning Tokens

You can earn tokens by taking part in PvP! Get even more by achieving trophies like kill streaks, ending soneone else's kill streak, and landing a death blow.

PvP Tips from Xelgad and Omougi

There’s no one right way to do things.  Different strategies work in different situations, and every player has their own play style.Experiment and see what works best for you.

General

  • Activate abilities with a keyboard instead of a mouse. Turn with mouse, move with WASD, target with mouse.
  • Create macros to communicate while casting spells. For example, if you’re about to cast Tortoise Shell, you want your group to know to stay close to you.
  • Don’t dash off alone.  If you spawn by yourself and all your teammates are dead, wait for them to spawn.
  • Protect your healers!  Tanks should keep enemies off of healers, but DPS can burn them down.
  • Save heavy-hitting damage spells for priority targets, such as enemy healers and mages. You can also use them to finish off targets with low health.
  • Use knockbacks!  You can kick people off of ledges!
  • Let your tank lead the charge.
  • Don’t save your abilities with the long recasts (often referred to as Cooldowns), like Tsunami, emergency heals, damage increasers, etc.  They’ll reset soon enough.
  • Create a macro to /cancel_spellcast, followed by a cure or emergency ability, so you can react quickly to a situation.
  • Work together with your allies to bring down enemies.  Five players defeat an enemy a lot faster than one.
  • Use consumables for seeing stealth, heals, CC immunity, etc
  • Use appearance gear to hide your character’s class, level, and weapons!
  • Battlefield of Ganak: If you’re not able to take a lot of damage, it's best to leave the flag for someone who can.
  • Gears of Klak’Anon: Anyone can get the gear! And remember, if you kill someone while holding the gear, your team gets bonus points.  It can be a good idea to let an awesome DPS get it.
  • Smuggler’s Den:  If the enemy has the middle, do not charge in by yourself.  Hold the base of the tower until you have enough, then coordinate a push up the tower with your team and take it over – it’s worth a lot of points!

Archetype-Specific

  • Fighters: When you use your encounter taunt, pop defensive cooldowns either immediately before or immediately after.  Taunting will make you take a lot of damage that you can prevent.
  • Scouts: Hunt mages! Take out squishy targets before they take out your team. Use stealth to give yourself an edge.
  • Healers: Stay close to your tank. Use your AOE detaunt intelligently when you’re getting focused by a lot of people. Stay on top of your cures.
  • Mages and Healers: Break line-of-sight with your enemies so they can’t hit you.
  • Non-scouts: Use stealth detection!

Enter Battlegrounds through Champion's Respite, found in:

  • Freeport: Citizen’s Vista (loc -50, -20, -263)
  • Qeynos Province District: Near The Clock of Ak’Anon (loc 751, -21, -67)
  • Gorowyn: Faydedar Watch (loc 2404, 19, 1391)
  • Kelethin: Old Kelethin (loc 311, 109, 143)
  • Neriak: Indigo Hollow (loc 44, 17, 13)
  • Frostfang Sea: Errolis Dock (loc -351, 30, 227)

Hope to see you in the Battlegrounds! Stay tuned for an overland PvP bonus token weekend next week!

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Old 07-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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Earning Tokens

You can earn tokens by taking part in PvP! Get even more by achieving trophies like kill streaks, ending soneone else's kill streak, and landing a death blow.

I dont understand this, what does it mean achieving trophies?

 I landed a good number of killing blows last night, think it was 10 in a row, I saw something about Hero scroll by in the chat box on the 10th kill but didnt get squat for it, no trophy, no achievement in my journal, nothing.

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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Brook wrote:

Earning Tokens

You can earn tokens by taking part in PvP! Get even more by achieving trophies like kill streaks, ending soneone else's kill streak, and landing a death blow.

I dont understand this, what does it mean achieving trophies?

 I landed a good number of killing blows last night, think it was 10 in a row, I saw something about Hero scroll by in the chat box on the 10th kill but didnt get squat for it, no trophy, no achievement in my journal, nothing.

Trophies are little things you can do in a battleground to earn a few extra tokens. When you look at the scoreboard the number below the teal colored sword looking coin will be how many trophies you earned in that match. If you mouse over the number or the icon it will tell you which ones you earned in that match! It is nothing permanent just something fun to earn a few extra tokens. 

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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Should have been more clear when I wrote that up. Sorry folks. Big thanks to Dave Kish, our amazing Engineer, for clearing that up!

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Old 07-28-2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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OK thanks for the explaining it, I never see those icons because I dont use the standard UI.

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Old 07-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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The developers should be ashamed out how poorly BGs assign healers.  Pre-made groups versus solos is part of the problem, but there are plenty of cases where it will just randomly assign all of the clerics to one side.

Also, BGs don't handle small groups well.  Most of the time, the group will get split apart,.  I don't know if this is because it is jamming the group into too few slots left in the BG or if it just can't have the group gracefully become part of a larger group.  Either way, your scheduling algorithm is just plain awful.

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Old 07-28-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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Maevianiu wrote:

Brook wrote:

Earning Tokens

You can earn tokens by taking part in PvP! Get even more by achieving trophies like kill streaks, ending soneone else's kill streak, and landing a death blow.

I dont understand this, what does it mean achieving trophies?

 I landed a good number of killing blows last night, think it was 10 in a row, I saw something about Hero scroll by in the chat box on the 10th kill but didnt get squat for it, no trophy, no achievement in my journal, nothing.

Trophies are little things you can do in a battleground to earn a few extra tokens. When you look at the scoreboard the number below the teal colored sword looking coin will be how many trophies you earned in that match. If you mouse over the number or the icon it will tell you which ones you earned in that match! It is nothing permanent just something fun to earn a few extra tokens. 

It would be nice if we actually go tthe amount of tokens we were supposed to. The game keeps short changing us. Oh and are you sure there is a 25% boost? Because I am earning the same as earlier in the week.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:29 AM   #8
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Ive been getting less marks than the first couple days and also it doesnt always give you how many tokens the scoreboard at the end tells you. Are you sure it isnt -25% token weekend? We should be reimbursed in my opinion. Also is there going to be a fix? I wouldnt think there would considering its only on for a couple of days.

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Old 07-30-2012, 03:03 AM   #9
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Tantrasil wrote:

Ive been getting less marks than the first couple days and also it doesnt always give you how many tokens the scoreboard at the end tells you. Are you sure it isnt -25% token weekend? We should be reimbursed in my opinion. Also is there going to be a fix? I wouldnt think there would considering its only on for a couple of days.

I was saying the same thing to a few guildies. Ive been getting less tokens all weekend. Before the weekend my average was 40 to 90 now its like 20 to 60. =(

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Old 07-30-2012, 05:30 AM   #10
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Well now that the bonus weekend is over perhaps we will be earning more tokens again.

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Old 07-31-2012, 08:46 AM   #11
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Dexella wrote:

  • Healers: Stay close to your tank. Use your AOE detaunt intelligently

Hmm warden deagro is 3 seconds every 2.5 mins at 100% reuse.

That's good for 1 tiny annoyance SMILEY  then you are going to splat SMILEY /giggle

Or they just ae and you die anyways SMILEY  You don't have to target someone to kill them.

That said .. i wouldnt be sad if say deagro reuse changed to once a minute.. considering that you can currently die 15 times in between it's reuse.

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