- 28 May 2011
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[Guide] Battlegrounds, Rank Points and Dog Tags, Oh My!
[Updated: July 26]
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What are the Battlegrounds (BGs)?
A series of zoned PvP maps with objectives where you fight the opposing faction to gain various rewards.
What can be gained from BGS?
When are BGs held?
- Entering the BG Yields:
A repeatable quest or quests to complete during the BG that reward Experience.
- Killing an Enemy Player Yields:
Experience, Rank Points, Dog Tag, and occasionally a General Supply Box.
- Killing an Enemy NPC, Box or Tower Yields:
A variety of misc items. These misc items include both common and rare ones such as potions, passcards, scanners, mechs, cyberskins, enhancement shards, lingerie, and more.
- Completing the BG Yields:
Additional rewards based on your Contribution points and Victory or Defeat.
They begin every hour on the hour, give or take a couple minutes depending on your level bracket.
How do I join a BG?
There are 2 different maps (Janus and Turnpike) that are rotated every hour. This means the same map will only be played once every 2 hours. There is an addition map (Al Kasava) that is only played once every Saturday at 12pm PDT.
If you are under level 20, you are only allowed to participate in the Janus map and it will be played every hour.
You must be at least level 15.
How are the BGs fairly maintained?
You may queue (aka Register) for a BG 5 minutes before the hour, again give or take a couple minutes depending on your level bracket.
When you are able to register, a red fist icon will appear above your skill bars. Clicking this icon will automatically register you for the BG.
You can also register by bringing up the Battle menu (press T) and clicking the Register button at the bottom.
Through this same menu you can un-register and register groups.
If you have succesfully registered, 1 of 2 things will happen when it comes time for the BG to start:
1. You will get a popup window to confirm you'd like to enter the BG.
2. You will get a message stating the BG's capacity has been filled so you may not enter.
Registering is based on first come, first serve. If you want to make sure you get in, be quick to register when it's time.
BGs are based on the following brackets:
How are my Contribution Points determined?
Levels 15-19 (Janus Only)
Levels 20-24 (Janus and Turnpike)
Levels 25-29 (Janus and Turnpike)
Levels 30-34 (Janus, Turnpike and Al Kasava)
Levels 35-36 (Janus, Turnpike, Al Kasava, and Nuclear Bunker)
Levels 37-38 (Janus, Turnpike, Al Kasava, and Nuclear Bunker)
Levels 39-39 (Janus, Turnpike, Al Kasava, and Nuclear Bunker)
There is also a system in place to prevent an uneven number of members on each team with the exception of Al Kasava and Nuclear Bunker.
This means if 28 Royal Guards register for BG, but only 17 Free Knights register, only 17 Royal Guards will be allowed to enter the BG.
By your number of Kills and Damage done to NPCs/Towers/Boxes as well as HP Healed for Medics.
What happens if I want to leave the BG early or get disconnected?
You can easily leave the BG early by bringing up the Battlegrounds Battle Stats (hit the round sword icon by your mini-map) and pressing the Desert button but if you do, or you get disconnected, you'll be stuck with a 10 minute Deserter's Debuff which is:
Min. Atk: -20%
Max Atk: -20%
Additional Crit: -500
PvP Atk %: -50%
PvP Void: -5000
Move Spd: -10