If it's an MMORPG you are talking about, it's almost imperative that it will have a dedicated player vs Player (PvP) element embedded inside. Sure, as a developer, you can try to implement PvE elements in certain games so as to shift the focus from PvP side of things, but most of such titles offer a healthy dose of PvP to keep fans hooked.
Like many others before it, The Elder Scrolls Online also thrives on this PvP element. However, not only does the game maintain a standard in this PvP dealing, it also makes the entire sequence as fun as possible, owing to the kind of time the devs spent on such elements.
So if you are brave enough to take on the PvP offering in The Elder Scrolls Online, you will surely require as much help as you can get before heading into it. Keeping that in mind, here are some tips on the PvP that's on offer for The Elder Scrolls Online.
The Elder Scrolls Online – PvP Guide
- Before heading into the PvP for The Elder Scrolls Online, know that the area is called Cyrodiil. The area features three different alliances fighting it out to boast ultimate supremacy.
- It takes around 30 minutes to travel from one side of Cyrodiil to the other. And since the area is as big as you can imagine it to be, know that you gameplay strategies will also have to change from time to time.
- The PvP element in The Elder Scrolls Online is kind of balanced. For instance, the alliance that's currently in the lead is likely to earn fewer Alliance Points, while the other two that are trailing will be open to bonuses.
- Players can communicate within their groups in each of the alliances. They can also speak to the entire alliance via a feature that allows them to communicate across the zone. Communication is almost imperative due to the sheer size of Cyrodiil.
- If you are looking to take some time out of the PvP side of things, you can always try your hand out on the numerous PvE content that are spread across several towns in Cyrodiil.
- While in Cyrodiil, know that you will open to attacks almost all the time. Most of it will be other players looking to ambush you, in search of a new adventure in Cyrodiil.
- Know that almost anything you do in Cyrodiil will fetch you Alliance Points. Apart from that, you can also buy unique armour and weapons in Cyrodiil, other than the ones you will pick up in different areas in the game. There are unique bonuses and perks also up for grabs.
- The PvP content in ESO is more than just picking up a fight with your adversary. It's also about smart resource management and looking for ways to cripple your enemies by cutting off their main resource pipeline.
- If you think that having better weapons or advanced battle tactics will be your key to a successful PvP outing, you are surely heading into a massacre. The game has been developed to reward intelligence and a lot will depend on your reaction and player skills.
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[Source: Prima Games]