Battlegrounds are one of the most popular forms of player versus player conflict in WoW. They are team fights where the goal is to complete specific objectives rather than to simply kill the other players. World of Warcraft is a game, but sometimes tempers still flare up on the battlefield, so it’s best to learn a little bit about the battlegrounds before you get started with them.
How They Work
Battlegrounds are instanced PvP combat zones where teams compete to complete objectives. Players earn honor by fighting in the battlegrounds, which they can exchange for various PvP rewards. Players also earn experience while competing in the battlegrounds, so players can use them as a way to level up instead of doing quests. Players join battlegrounds through a queue, so people who want to level up with the battlegrounds should join up and then work on simple quests or other tasks while they wait for the match to start.
Where to Start
Every battleground is different. They all have their own map, objectives, and minimum level. Look up a battleground’s map and objectives before you get started with it to make sure that you can contribute to your team. The first battleground to be unlocked is Warsong Gulch at level ten, and it’s a good place to get started. Players get separated in the queue based on their level, so you won’t get matched with anybody who is too much stronger than yourself. Many of your opponents and allies will still be learning the system in the lower levels, so it’s a good place to get started. The higher the level, the more people will expect out of their team, so it’s best to start learning when your level is still fairly low.
How to Prepare
There are a few things that players should do to get ready before they take to the battlegrounds in WoW. Apart from learning the general objectives and layout of the battleground, players should try to make sure that they have level-appropriate gear. The wide range of players in World of Warcraft’s battlegrounds means that being properly geared is less important than it is for advanced raids, but it is still an important factor in match. Levels always scale to the highest in the bracket while fighting in a battleground, so players don’t need to worry about leveling up to maximize their contribution.
Time is money, especially in a game that needs a subscription. WoW prepaid cards offer good deals, but you still want to get the most out of your time in the game. Battlegrounds are good way to level up, especially for people who have already hit the level cap on one character and do not want to repeat quests that they have already done. Players also earn honor that they can trade in for PvP gear, which allows players to keep up on their gear for PvP without having to step back into PvE content.