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BlizzCon: PvP Panel

Discussion in 'WoW Stratics Announcements' started by WoWNews, Oct 11, 2008.

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    Blizzard held a panel at BlizzCon this morning to let us in on some of the upcoming plans for the world of PvP in Wrath showing us some content from arenas, battlegrounds and Wintergrasp the new open PvP zone.

    The Ring of Valor

    • Looks similar to Gurabashi Arena
      with two pits in the middle surrounded by spikes
    • Arena located in Orgimar
    • Animated Platforms – pillars
      that rise up and down on specific times, block LoS, can be ridden on
    • Dynamic Fire Hazard – timed
      intervals on the strip on the ground, 10% of HP damage 3 ticks
    • Very close starting positions –
      rise on elevators in the middle of the arena, and start up very
      close to each other, almost Roman gladiator style, very dynamic and
      different from other arenas
    • Pillars all have unique symbols so
      that more complex matches (5v5) can have more coordination

    Dalaran Sewers

    • Small and compact, but wanted
      unique gameplay decision
    • Simple layout
    • Dynamic Water Feature, not random
      specific timer, creates LoS block; if you're standing on it when it
      is coming up it will knock you back; not too much damage; brings a
      much more dynamic feel to arena
    • No Mounts allowed in this arena
    • Starting areas off-limits
    • Crates on corners of raised
      platform for some permanent LoS strategy

    Strand of the Ancients

    • Attack/Defend type
    • Upgrading it to 15/15 and double
      the amount of siege vehicles
    • Siege combat and destructible
    • Colored walls to allow for easier
      calling out


    • Non-instanced PvP Zone
    • Siege Vehicle Combat
    • Something for players to do that
      they cannot do anywhere else in the game
    • Attack/Siege Map
    • Rank system, checks to make sure
      people are contributing
    • Still find tuning the amount of
      kills required to be able to get siege vehicles
    • Destructible Buildings
    • Coodown in between each game,
      currently 2 ½ hours
    • Benefits include daily quests, a
      unique raid instance for the winning faction that drops PvP and PvE
      loot and has a 1-day cooldown; all bosses will drop a form of
      currency that you can use to purchase items in Wintergrasp

    What's Next?

    • Revisit PvP itemization, including
      arena vs. battleground rewards
    • Queue from anywhere
    • Competitive battlegrounds or guild
      battlegrounds (“TBD”)
    • Experience gain in battlegrounds