There are no more PvP servers in World of Warcraft

    
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DID YOU PICK UP THE QUEST?!

It finally happened. After years of people claiming that it was happening whenever any change was made to PvP servers that the complainer didn’t like, Blizzard has finally killed PvP servers in World of Warcraft. Of course, the reason is that PvE servers have also been killed; the shift to War Mode means that everyone can choose between open PvP or not at will, so there’s no longer a need for separate server rulesets like that.

The War Mode toggle can be changed in any major city and offers a slight experience bonus and constant use of PvP talents in exchange for always being flagged as open for PvP combat. It’s part of the game’s design shift to encourage a different approach to open PvP, so players who still enjoy the risk of open combat should make a point to enable the mode early; still, there are benefits even for those who aren’t a big fan of PvP combat.

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Ernost
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Ernost

More games should implement this. I’d probably still be playing Archeage if it had something like this.

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PurpleCopper

Flagging PVP/PVE at a city is a great idea, makes me wonder why they didn’t do this from the very start years ago.

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Liandreth

I’ve been doing warmode since it went live and been having a blast. I’d just like to say though – you can only toggle it on/off in Org or Stormwind, not any city.

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oldandgrumpy

Wonder where they are going to bury all those servers :)

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starbuck1771

The server’s are going nowhere goofy just being altered.

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Roger Melly

Might be nice if they had a hard and normal mode toggle as well . Games still way too easy for me while doing the questing , although it has improved somewhat since the scaling was introduced .

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Toy Clown

I wish other games with PvP features would move to a toggle. I like this idea a lot.

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thalendor

If this means no more areas that turn my flag on to “tempt” me into PvP while roaming around the map, I will consider that a win…

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Kip Braunstader

honestly i love this idea…i hope that it is not just a expansion only thing

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Rottenrotny

I like the idea of any player being able to opt into or out of PVP. Great idea!

But the implementation and how it phases everyone who is and isn’t Warmode toggled into their own respective phase is bullshit.

It would be way cooler to put everyone in the same phase and let people PVP if they want or not. Even if I didn’t feel like PVPing I would still enjoy watching others duke it out.

“But mah flight masters!” amirite?

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Akagi

It’s cute how they had PvP servers in the first place for so long, considering the fact that flying mounts killes world PvP.

This could be a good function for their Vanilla server, considering they don’t somehow get a stupid idea that adding flying mounts to Vanilla will be good.

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arandomusertoo

Flying mounts didn’t kill world PvP, at most they killed gank squads waiting at the flightmaster for a poor soul to land.

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Roger Melly

If I recall those gank squads by flightmasters were very often taken out by squads from the opposing faction very quickly , which was half the fun of WoW back then .

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Akagi

That is because world PVP was done wrong in the first place. If they did it better, tgey didn’t have to cull it with flying mounts.

Also when you make a character on a PVP server, you know what you’re getting into.

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Rottenrotny

I guess all those epic OWPVP battles I fought during TBC in and for control of Halaa, Auchindoun, Skettis, Netherwing, Hellfire Overlook/Stadium/Broken Hill & last but certainly not least group vs group and raid vs raid battles at summoning stones were just my imagination. Huh.

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Roger Melly

I think flying mounts in the Burning Crusade lessened world pvp to some degree but it wasn’t the major factor in its decline in WoW , the thing that had the most impact on it was the group tools and the instant teleporting to dungeons .