Today we are releasing a very special update regarding our Battlegrounds System. It consists of a system that allows our players to earn Battleground Points (BGP) each time they win a battlegrounds round. These points are used to unlock Battleground Ranks, which in return unlocks access to various commands to show off your rank to the world!
Each time you participate in a battlegrounds round you have the opportunity to earn BGP when you win. However, you can also lose BGP when you lose a battlegrounds round.
- Each win awards anywhere from 20-25 BGP (random)
- Each loss deducts your BGP by -15 to -20 BGP (random)
- Losing in Tripple Inferno only deducts 10-15 BGP since 2/3 teams will lose.
- You can earn 3 BGP for breaking an Emperium in Conquest or Rush, and 1 BGP for capturing a flag in CTF.
While you accumulate BGP you will have the opportunity to move up in the battleground ranks. There are 10 ranks available ranging from Beginner to Master. All of the ranks have their own Battleground Medal, Name Tags and also the ability to unlock taunting sound effects.
When you use the command @bling, the battleground medal belonging to your rank will appear on top of your character for 3.5 seconds, along with a nice sound effect and a visual effect. You can listen to the sound effect of each badge by clicking the links below.
Aside from the command to display your battleground badge you will also gain access to "Taunting" Sound effects as you climb through the ranks. These taunt sounds can be used through the commands @t1 ~ @t6. Each one will produce a sound effect that will be heard by all the players on the map. These sounds can be used anywhere except in Caspen town.
@t1 - Amaze Myself - [Platinum or higher]
@t2 - Damn I'm Good - [Diamond or higher]
@t3 - Bonafide Badass - [Demon or higher]
@t4 - Can't Touch This - [Dragon or higher]
@t5 - Bow Down - [Legend or higher]
@t6 - Kiss My Ass - [Master]
- 24 Hour BGP Boost - 3 Donation Credits or 5b Zeny
- 72 Hour BGP Boost - 8 Donation Credits or 12b Zeny
If you want to purchase the boosts with zeny you can speak with the Ranking Manager at the BG waiting room. If you prefer to purchase using donation credits (not tokens) you would need to speak with the Donation Girl npc and find them under the Donation Services menu. The boost box is account bound but once you open the box the boost itself is character bound. The NPC will award each account with a free 1 day boost to get you started into the system, you can claim it via the BG Rank NPC at @go bg.
The battleground ranking is based on characters and not on an entire account. That means if you are a Master on your Warlock, your other characters on that account will not be Master.
This is a very complex system and there are bound to be some bugs. We will be rewarding all bug finders anywhere from 5 credits to 100 credits depending on the severity of the bug. If you find a bug regarding the system, such as a way to avoid losing BGP or earning unlimited BGP, or any other bug, please open a support ticket to report it and get rewarded for finding the bug.
At the moment there are no item or monetary rewards on this system. This is a for fun update which we hope veterans and newbies can equally enjoy without increasing the gap between them. However, in the future we may decide to expand the system and add rewards to it, depends how it all works out.
The system is under observation and we are open to any and all feedback regarding this system.
- Entire GM and SP team for helping with the brainstorming and discussion
- Magna Divinus for converting the images into sprites for the medals and providing sound effects for taunts.
- GM Denoel for helping with the graphics for the medals.