Welcome to the new Darth Hater weekly PvP column, where we’ll collect and update the news about PvP that matters to the PvP community. This thread will be updated periodically throughout the week, so you can refer back to it for new information. If you have any tips on current content that should be featured, or if you think your PvP video or PvP guild should be featured in a future column, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject PVP: Subject.
Official SWTOR Posts
The weekly Q&A was postponed and there have been no official posts by BioWare pertaining to PvP.
Allison Berryman confirms that individual server forums will be coming soon, which should make organized PvP events easier to find.
PvP Patch Changes
- Minor changes to the way Execute / Opportune Attack works for Marauders / Sentinels. Otherwise, nothing.
Around the Forums – Discussion Highlights
Ronxz asks for your opinion on level 10-49 vs. level 50 PvP and theorizes why some people enjoy the former more.
Bannsider asks for tips on playing a healer in PvP when queuing alone.
Darth_Malish asks you for your opinion on taking orders from the Ops Leader in regular Warzones.
PvP Video Spotlight
Juggernaut PVP 1.3 Rage Drackul
Drackul shows us why the Rage-specced Juggernaut can be such a force on the battlefield. Good Smash positioning and movement decisions in this video. Though not an instructional video strictly speaking, I would definitely recommend that anyone looking to start playing the Rage spec take a look at this video as well.
You can check out Drackul's channel, along with some more PvP videos.
Your Guild and PvP
Every server has them: those infamous PvP guilds whose name is recognized and respected (or disrespected) on the field of battle. Whether you belong to a guild or not, they can become institutions on a server and can re-shape the landscape of a server's PvP community.
While many of your server's best PvPers are often part of a PvP guild or organized group, many prefer to go it alone and take more of a "lone wolf" route. While the introduction of Ranked Warzones make this route less likely, you still may encounter recognizeable, unguilded PvPers. In addition, some PvPers find themselves as members of a PvE guild, where they PvP and may possibly encourage others to do so, as well.
For myself, the right group of people to play with is a really important part of my PvP enjoyment. That isn't the case for some players, which I can respect. A guild can be overbearing; you can be pressured to group with people you may not enjoy playing with or to attend events that you're not interested in. If some people find guild membership a hassle, I can't fault them for it.
What about you?
Poll Question: 7/23/12 - Single Choice
- My guild is a very large part or the majority of my PvP experience; I PvP almost exclusively with them. 13.3%
- Sometimes I PvP with my guild, sometimes I go it alone or with friends outside of my guild. 36.7%
- I choose to be unguilded to PvP on my own. 33.3%
- I am currently unguilded and am searching for a PvP guild. 16.7%
This poll has ended as of 7/29/2012 12:00:00 AM
Last week’s poll results: Ranked Warzone Playstyles
Well, based on last week's poll results, it looks like a lot of you would like to be doing Ranked Warzones but currently aren't!
45.5% of voters said you would play Ranked Warzones if they could queue solo. Another 34.1% said they'd do Ranked Warzones if they could find the right group of people.
Only 15.9% of respondents said they were currently doing Ranked Warzones in addition to Regular Warzones, and 2.3% were doing them exclusively.
2.3% of respondents had no intention of ever doing Ranked Warzones.