Scarlet Blade Battlegrounds PvP Guide



Scarlet Blade Battlegrounds PvP Guide by TheNinjaKitten

This guide is based off the Scarlet Blade Alpha and is subject to change upon Release. Also, please note that these images are from the Alpha as well, so any failed text will be changed by Release.

General

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?

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, and more.

Completing the BG Yields:
Additional rewards based on your Contribution points and Victory or Defeat.

When are BGs held?
They begin every hour on the hour. There are 2 different maps (Janus and Turnpike) that are rotated. This means the same map will only be played once every 2 hours. If you are under level 20, you are only allowed to participate in the Janus map.

How do I join a BG?
You must be at least level 15. You may queue (aka Register) for a BG 5 minutes before the hour. 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.

How are the BGs fairly maintained?
BGs are based on the following brackets:
Levels 15-19 (Janus Only)
Levels 20-24 (Janus and TurnPike)
Levels 25-29 (Janus and TurnPike)

There is also a system in place to prevent an uneven number of members on each team. 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.

How are my Contribution Points determined?
By your number of Kills and Damage done to NPCs/Towers/Boxes.

Dog Tags and Rank Points

Dogs Tags and Ranking Points are gained through killing Enemy Players. This includes in Neutral Zones such as Caergate, not just the Battlegrounds.

How do I see how many Rank Points I have?
Hit C to bring up your character menu then click the Ranking Info tab.

What do I do with Dog Tags?
You exchange them for Medals by talking to a Conversion NPC. Conversion NPCs are located in the Battlegrounds as well as one in Caergate base. You can access Caergate from the Long-Range teleporter in Bitterstone Base but you must be at least level 23.
The more Dog Tags of the same level you have, the higher your chance of converting them to a Medal.

What do I do with Medals/Ranking Points?
You use them to purchase Ultimate Skills and Rare Items from the Point Vending Machine.
Point Vending Machines are located in the Battlegrounds and Caergate.
Please note that some purchases will require Ranking Points as well, not just Medals.
If you make a purchase requiring Ranking Points, it will subtract that amount from your total Ranking Points.

Battlegrounds
 
More Battlegrounds may be added in the future.

Janus

Maximum Capacity: 35v35
Duration: 15 minutes
Objectives: Destroy the towers and obtain the most points.
Conditions: The team with the most points wins. In the case of a tie, the team with the lower combined level count wins. If the combined level counts are identical, the team with the higher head-count wins.

Obtaining Points:
– Killing an enemy player will award 1 point.
– Destroying the Central Tower will award 5 points.
– Each of the Defense Towers will award 3 points.
– The tower points go to the Faction that gets the last hit on the tower.

Additional Notes:
– There are shortcut paths to the Defense towers from the spawn location towards the left and right before exiting.
– At each Defense tower there are 2 guards per faction. It’s recommend to keep distance from the opposing faction’s.

The life of each Tower will be displayed at the top right so you know which one is currently under attack.

Turnpike

Maximum Capacity: 80v80
Duration: 15 minutes
Objectives: Destroy the enemy Boxes, NPCs and obtain 500 or the most points.
Conditions: The first team to reach 500 points wins. After 15 minutes, the team with the most points wins. In the case of a tie, the team with the fewest lost points wins. If the amount of lost points is also tied, the team with the lower combined level wins. If the combined levels are identical, the team with the highest head-count wins.

Obtaining Points:
– Killing an enemy player will award 1 point.
– Destroying an enemy Box will award 30 points and subtract 20 points from the opposing team.
– Killing an enemy NPC will award 5 points and subtract 3 points from the opposing team.

Additional Notes:
– Upon exiting the spawn location for each team there are booster strips that will temporarily increase your speed if you ride over them on your bike.
– Each Box is guarded by 2 NPCs.

The life of each Box will be displayed at the top right so you know which one is currently under attack.

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