Hello Europa community, well i am don juan, a pvper, Anyways i am here to advertise the PvP scene. I know, the people you encounter in fel, the hours spent on the chat reading some random pvpers boast about their skills or insult anyone else doesnt make you want to try it, but believe me pvp is more than what you see. I would even go as far as saying that you havent experienced UO if you havent tried pvping, lets remember that this game has been created around it, not that im disrespecting all the other things. I would at least say that you should try it, and to be able to try it i dont think you should join a PvP guild thats in faction,the pressure might not be "fun" So i thought perhaps i should give a few tips to start, and you can choose to ignore them or actually try it out. So the first thing you need to remember, you do this for the fun of it, not to insult or be insulted. To start, i dont think you should join a pvp guild, but perhaps stay in your current one, find one or more guildies thats as interested as you, and mess around. (more than 2 persons would be better as youd have more fun). Mage, warrior, it doesnt matter, just mess around, fight each other, do a 1v1, 2v2, just go ahead and have fun, 3 of you attack that poor 1, etc ... This, is to get used to your keys and the concept of pvp, discover it. To be able to pvp you need basics, and basics doesnt mean know how to double click another person and attack him. By basics i mean know everything thats happening on your screen : know all the spells you see, know when you get disarmed, and know what happens if you do. For example if someone disarms you, not only does it mean the enemy disables your attacks, but also your defence, because having a weapon skill gives you natural defence chance on top of the property, so if he disarms you he will not miss a single hit on you until you re arm. Hence you having a key to re-arm a weapon in case you get disarmed Ok, so to be able to pvp you should know the game's mechanics, know what all the spells do, know the sound aswell as the graphic effects. This might sound alot, but i am pretty sure you know most of them already. Why not just join a faction, join a guild, and learn from there ? I will answer this to you now. PvP is not about learning, it is about experience. Sure a guildie can tell you to cast this or that and you learn by heart, but then it would not be fun and you would not understand what you are doing. How do i get experience ? well, on the field. And dont think you will become a pvp god in a night, i will break this down to you, you will die, alot. And for this not to be a problem, you should not join a faction. Waiting 20mins after each death is not what i call fun, and you would probably quit trying after a day or two. Please remember that even if it makes you use shiny artifacts, factions are meant for the pvp "elit", its fighting on a competitive level. Getting a pvp template or suit is not hard, thanks to imbuing. Ask around what a basic template would be, make a cheap suit and your good to go. So as i was saying, try to find a few people thats like you, mess around, have fun, die, res back, fight again, kill, laugh about it. At first you will feel the adrenaline fill you, before each duel you will be able to feel your heart pound in your chest, when the time comes to fight you will probably stress out and forget what key does what, but thats not a problem, in my opinion this is a good thing and it will go with said experience. Now that you have the basics, take your friends, go to yew gate or do a spawn, and if some nasty PK come, show them that you will answer back, you will probably die, but at least you fought, and you gained experience, you saw this pvper do things that were smart, you will try and do the same combo next time, and maybe tweak it a bit to make it better or fit it in your pvp style. Now for the "medium lvl" pvpers, here are some other tips. Maybe you think using potions is cheating, but it is necessary to pvp, sadly. Using them will make you at least twice as hard to kill, and it helps ALOT. Maybe you should try them out. In duels, using big spells is not recommended, in my opinion the biggest spell you will be able to cast is a lightning. Let me explain why : For me, a duel is not about killing the oponent, this is not a goal, its a result. A duel is all about disrupting the oponents spells, getting safe from death yourself, and throw a few damage spells when i see the oponent make mistakes. This is what i do, and with experience, you will see that dealing damage while disrupting enemy AND healing yourself is not so hard afterall. The goal of your duel is to disrupt the enemy from killing you, he casted an explosion ? oh no he wont, you throw in a smaller spell and cast on him to make sure he doesnt land it on you, etc etc. The rest i can't explain, this is just basics, you will learn from experience ( damn experience eh ? xD ), you learn everything by yourself, which makes you unique as a pvper, each and every single pvper has his unique way of pvping, this goes so far that i can tell who i am fighting just by the way this said person fights. If you have read this far i thank you, you are not forced to even try this, but it could be fun for you, and for your oponents. *You decide to step away from the guard zone in yew fel gate, just to see what is happening, you see a house, and you can see a weird wooden box hanging on its wall. As you get closer, you can see engraved on this wooden box "Open this box to see whos the most important/needed person in fel". You open it, you see the reflection of yourself throught the mirror that was in it".