Today I will introduce one of the main game modes in Guild Wars 2: World Versus World.
Here is a bit of the basic information about the game mode:
“World versus World (also known as WvW) is a Player versus Player game mode where players from three different servers, or worlds, battle in the Mists. It features open-world combat on five large maps with up to several hundreds of players per map. In World versus World, players can besiege objectives such as Keeps and Towers with siege weapons, and battle over resources, to win rewards for their world and World Experience for themselves.” –Wiki
Matchings of the worlds:
Resets every Friday, next matchup(MU) will depend on how well we played that week.
Worlds in WvW are matched up based on their ranking using a modified Glicko rating, so that high-ranked worlds will battle other high-ranked worlds, and low-ranked worlds will battle other low-ranked worlds. This attempts to ensure that every world has a fair chance of winning matches despite differing levels of player participation or skill.
Leaderboards for WvW rankings are updated online for both North America and Europe.
The goal is simple: Get a Squad of 50 people working together in different ways to earn points per tick (PPT). Ofc havoc groups and roaming works too, it’s a team game but remember to play to have fun.
How can the squad do so? Mainly by these two ways:
Karma train- here you go around the border with your group and cap objectives. Gather more supply to build more siege to cap more objectives.
Fighting – Kill the enemy repeatedly, getting 2points everytime someone dies. This will be very nice if you win the fights and very bad if you lose repeatedly. Guilds and fight commanders prefer this way.
What does one gain from this as a player? Karma, gold, loot, reward tracks, different currencies and WXP (world XP for your rank, doesn’t add to your normal character levels)
There are 4 different maps to choose from, 2 Alpine borders, a desert border and Eternal battlegrounds (EB)
Tools to succeed
Builds – This means to have Armor, weapons, trinkets and skill build setup with a specific function in mind.
Tactics in fights – To follow a commander that knows what to do in a fight and follow what he says even though you may die. Remember it’s a game, it’s not dangerous to die. When he says push forward, you push. If he says stack, you stack as close to him that you can see your own character.
TeamSpeak 3 or on some servers: Discord
This is where you can listen to your commander and report vocaly about your cooldowns, scout reports etc.
Language used by commander:
Language used in text chat:
Why smart to know? Scouting
For a vocabulary list check out THIS LINK https://metabattle.com/wiki/Guide:WvW_Guide_For_a_Novice
How a guild like Chao plays WvW
Chat is full or reminders, people gathering up in TS. Our own beloved commander picks his battlefield (borderland) based on observations and scout reports. How many tags are there? Are they open or closed tags? Are there any Q’s?
We meet up, joins on commanders squad. Food and guild banner placed. We use our own spanners. Double-checks our builds, making sure we have supply on us. Preparing for a few fun hours.
We run with a closed tag, which means only our guild members or people we invite are welcome to join us.
We all run Guild builds. Build made especially for us as a guild group.
We have static parties in the squad, people are used to playing together, know how their party plays.
We always communicate via voice chat, like TS (teamspeak3)
During the raid we recruit people on our way.
How do we play? What do we focus?
We capture objectives, fighting any group we meet on our way. We defend the important objectives. Most of all we focus on having fun
What’s the best way to learn WvW?