Dez 14 2010
Wie angekündigt startet eine Woche nach Cataclysm Release die neue Arena Season 9. Neben den Arenen kommen nun auch endlich die gewerteten Schlachtfelder, die man mit seiner Gilde spielen kann. Denn künftig wird man nicht mehr nur über die Arena das beste PvP-Gear, also das Vicious Gladiator Set, bekommen, sondern eben auch über die Rated Battlegrounds. Zur Übung gibt es die sogenannten War Games, wo man andere Gilden vom eigenen Server zu einen ungewerteten Schlachtfeld seiner Wahl herausfordern kann. Hier sind künftig also sicherlich kleinere Turniere denkbar. Welches Arena Season 9 PvP Gear, Items und Loots es sonst noch so zu erbeuten gibt, seht ihr hier.
Q: What’s a War Game?
A: A War Game is an unranked match in which one group of players challenges another group to an Arena or Battleground skirmish in a setting of their choosing. You will be able to initiate a War Game by using the /wargame or /wg command, as explained below.
Q: When will War Games be available?
A: War Games will become available with the start of Arena Season 9. After that point, you’ll be able to play a War Game at any time, regardless of whether a season is underway.
Q: How does it work?
A: After you’ve formed your group, use the /wargame or /wg command to challenge another group leader to a War Game match, like so:
/wg groupleadername mapname
If mapname is left blank, a random Arena or Battleground will be chosen automatically based on the initiating team’s size.
For example: JohnnyRaider wants to challenge TommyPvP to a 2v2 Arena skirmish in the Nagrand Arena. After each forms a separate group with his respective Arena partner, JohnnyRaider uses the following command to start the War Game:
/wg tommypvp nagrand arena
TommyPvP will receive a pop-up notice stating „JohnnyRaider has challenged you to a War Game in the Nagrand Arena.“
TommyPvP then has a little over a minute to accept the challenge. Once he accepts, each group will be placed in the queue and will receive a pop-up window prompting them to enter the skirmish once it’s ready.
Q: Can I play War Game skirmishes against members of my own faction?
A: Yes! The War Game skirmish system allows you to challenge players in your same faction to Arena and Battleground matches. You can also challenge those of the opposite faction.
Q: Do I have to type the whole map name, or can I just type „/wg tommypvp warsong“ to enter Warsong Gulch?
A: You can type only part of the Arena or Battleground name, and the system will select the closest match. If you want to be safe, you can use the entire name (as below) to launch a War Game skirmish.
Arenas: Blade’s Edge Arena, Dalaran Sewers, Nagrand Arena, The Ring of Valor, Ruins of Lordaeron
Battlegrounds: Alterac Valley, Arathi Basin, The Battle for Gilneas, Eye of the Storm, Isle of Conquest, Strand of the Ancients, Twin Peaks, Warsong Gulch
Random map options: Random Battleground, All Arenas
Q: Can I challenge a team from another realm to a skirmish?
A: No, you can only challenge opponents on your own realm.
Q: Can I start a game if one team has fewer group members than the other?
A: You are able to create a Battleground War Game with uneven team sizes, but you are not able to create an Arena War Game with uneven team sizes. For example, an 8v5 Warsong Gulch War Game is possible, but launching an Arena War Game with uneven team sizes won’t work.
Q: What’s the largest possible size for a War Game?
A: Arena War Games can support up to 5v5 matches. Battleground group sizes are limited to the maximum number of participants each map normally allows.
Q: Are any statistics recorded from War Game skirmishes?
A: No, they work similarly to the old Arena skirmish system. Kills, damage, and healing are tracked and displayed at the end of the match, but wins and losses are not.
Q: How long does it take for a War Game match to start?
A: Once the challenge has been accepted, you will generally be through the queue in less than 30 seconds. War Games offer you a quick way to get into practice matches with other teams, test out potential recruits, or just have fun with your friends.
Q: Can I receive achievements or guild experience in a War Game?
A: Because you can pick who you play against, nothing is awarded for playing in these skirmishes — except for the rush that comes with a hard-won victory, of course.
Q: Do I get honor for killing players in a War Game Battleground?
A: No. These are skirmish matches, so no honor is awarded for objectives or kills.
Q: What’s the difference between the /wg command and the War Game button in the PvP interface?
A: The War Game button is used only for launching Battleground matches. The /wg command covers both Battleground and Arena skirmishes. We plan to further integrate the War Game feature into the PvP interface in a future patch.
Q: Why have you added this feature?
A: Players have long been asking for a way to challenge specific teams, guildmates, friends, and rivals to skirmish matches in Arenas and Battlegrounds of their choosing. We hope you enjoy this new feature, and we look forward to seeing you on the battlefield!