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#1 Nov 05 2010 at 7:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Edit: Some of the information below is now outdated. See the most recent information on rated battlegrounds here.


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Judging from the posts on the forum, it looked like most players were confused about what rated battlegrounds really are and how to interact with them. Hopefully this FAQ can help clear up some of those questions. Feel free to respond with any other questions you might have and we will do our best to post up the answers in this thread.



•Rated Battlegrounds are broken down into three brackets. 10v10, 15v15 and 25v25. These brackets rotate weekly and can be viewed in-game via the calendar by activating the battleground holiday filter.


•Players must create a raid with the full number of players required for the current bracket before entering the queue. Any level 85 player of your faction may participate in the battle (regardless of guild association).


•When players win a battle, they are rewarded conquest points, up to their weekly cap. Weekly caps are individual for each player and are based on your highest single pvp rating from the previous week (the cap resets on Tuesdays). This rating can be derived from your 2v2, 3v3, 5v5 arena, or your rated battleground rating.


•Players start at zero rated battleground rating and progress upward from there. Rating is only reduced after a lost battle when the player is above their internal matchmaking rating. For the most part, a rating only goes up.


•Epic ground mounts will be rewarded at the end of each season to the top 0.5% of players. Titles are also available as you gain rating in the system. The titles are rewarded directly from achievements earned from gaining the required rating.


•Winning a rated battleground with a team composed of 80% guild members will result in the additional benefit of guild experience gain for your guild. The UI will display a guild banner near the minimap that lets you know if you are eligible for guild achievements and experience.




I'm still hoping for more info on a matchmaking system. I don't want to go in there with a bunch of drunk silly guildies and face, like, Theo.

Edited, Nov 5th 2010 9:55am by teacake

Edited, Nov 23rd 2010 3:51pm by teacake
#2 Nov 05 2010 at 8:14 AM Rating: Good
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It seems to be similar to arena, based off the internal rating.

I may test some this weekend, but bartender is bugged for me so I can't do my keybinds on beta...
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#3 Nov 05 2010 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
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My guild is still recruiting people that want to transfer and play rated BGs. Or, alternatively, you can level up an alt on Draka.

I'd assume that the matchmaking will be similar to arenas, teacake. At the beginning, you're going to come up against my teams until we pull away in rating.
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#4 Nov 05 2010 at 3:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Because it's like they're READING MY MIND OMG, here are the details I was asking for on matchmaking.

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Does your internal matchmaking rating go down in the event of a loss?
Yes, but different than arenas, if you are higher rated than most of your team, it will go down less. Likewise, when you win, it will go up more. This way, if you are an established good player, there’s less risk in playing with less skilled team mates. It does make the assumption that the better players tend to carry more of the weight, which may not accurate in every game, but is accurate on average.

Does MMR for RBGs function the same as it does in Arena? I.E. - goes up more when you beat a higher-rated team, and goes down more when you lose to a lower-rated team ?
Yes. MMR goes up faster if you defeat a team with a higher MMR.

What is the plan to prevent your rating from skyrocketing at high win ratios? If your rating only goes down when it is *above* your MMR, it seems that ratings will just be high on average (compared to arena)
If a team’s rating gets inflated much beyond their MMR, they will get only a few points when they win, and lose many more points when they lose, until they are back down to their MMR. This will prevent inflation.
#5 Nov 05 2010 at 3:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Overlord Theophany wrote:
At the beginning, you're going to come up against my teams until we pull away in rating.


Yeah, well I am going to KICK YOUR ****, Theo! You just wait! The first priest that kills you? That was ME!
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I'll be on Draka, pretending to PvP with Theo and guild. We'll see how this goes.
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Feyras wrote:
I'll be on Draka, pretending to PvP with Theo and guild. We'll see how this goes.

Obviously the 10v10 matches will be awesome. There are 10 people I know on Draka that have been either Gladiators or Duelists, so should be pretty easy.
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Overlord Theophany wrote:
My guild is still recruiting people that want to transfer and play rated BGs. Or, alternatively, you can level up an alt on Draka.

I'd assume that the matchmaking will be similar to arenas, teacake. At the beginning, you're going to come up against my teams until we pull away in rating.


I might think about this when Cata gets nearer. I'm probably leveling my pally first and it will be my main. I've always loved healing, especially battlegrounds, ESPECIALLY people who know what they're doing.
#9 Nov 08 2010 at 10:17 AM Rating: Excellent
Actually I'll likely make an alt on draka, I have a buddy who wants to start playing but really doesn't want to play on a pvp server.
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#10 Nov 08 2010 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Mmr carries over from s8 into s9 rbg's & arena. It does not reset. So unless you're starting from scratch your opposition should be close to your mmr.
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#11 Nov 23 2010 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you very much for the info =)
#12 Nov 23 2010 at 7:04 AM Rating: Good
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You should update your post teacake.

Specifically the rated bg sizes. 25s are gone.

Don't want to spread false information to people like the poster above me, even if it were the case previously.
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#13 Nov 23 2010 at 8:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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devzzz wrote:
You should update your post teacake.


It wasn't meant to be a long term resource. It was just a post about a blue post I saw. Yes, there have been other blue posts since. I believe the most recent is here.
#14 Nov 23 2010 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
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I know it wasn't meant for long term use, but it seems that has happened. Alla comes up high on search engines and this is a hot topic. Most people coming here through a search engine will only read your first post.
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