Disclaimer : I am not a native english speaker, so please don't go too hard on me, and it's also my first guide any feedback would be appreciated.
Hello new players this is Devyyx's attempt at teaching new players, how to do SPVP, what's SPVP u may ask? It's the Structured Player Vs Player of Guild Wars 2. How do i go there? Press the Double Swords icon and press enter lobby, there u can select unranked.ranked or choose from custom servers with the page on the left of the pvp screen. How to gain points in SPVP? Capture points to get tick of points, do unique map mechanics, and killing players awards 5 points each.
In total there are 7 maps of SPVP and an eigth to go through with Heart Of Thorns. The Seven Maps are Battle of Kyhlo, Forest of Nifhel, Legacy of the Foefire, Skyhammer, Spirit Watch, Temple of the Silent Storm, Courtyard. How do i play SPVP? Well you go on and Capture the points on the map, Keep in mind if there's anyone on the point that's an enemy, you will not be able to cap the point, you will have to kill him/push him off in order to capture a point.
Every map has there own mechanics. Battle of Kyhlo for example. Has a Trebuchet mechanic which players can shoot from a really long range to help defend the points and, assist there teammates in doing so, but you don't need to stay on the treb all the time, has that reduces pressure on the rest of the map, you can go kill the enemy treb, or help ur team somewhere else. https://wiki.guildwa...f_Kyhlo_map.jpg
However some maps like Spirit Watch, have non lethal mechanics, the mechanic for this map is the orb in the middle of the map. If you put the orb into a point you will gain 15 points and, if you own the capture point u will get 30 points for your team, Also if the enemies own the capture point you will put it into neutral if u get the orb over there, you can not teleport or use Swiftness, But you can use skills like Rush Whirlwind Attack, Savage Leap, Heartseeker, Leap of Faith, Swoop, Fiery Greatsword skill #3 and #4 and many other skills, to go to the capture points with the orb faster. http://wiki.guildwar...t_Watch_map.jpg
Maps Like Forest of Nifhel Have a neutral monster mechanic, named Svanir and, Chieftain Utahein, both who give out 25 points for there teams, a 50 to all stat bonus and, respawn every 3 minutes after there Deaths. http://wiki.guildwar...Niflhel_map.jpg
Now for a map that's less appreciated by alot of the community, Skyhammer has a Cannon mechanic, which can be taken over by going through the portal at the middle of the map, and you will have to commune with it to cap it, then u can shoot all over the map to help your team, keep in mind Skyhammer has alot of places to knock people back,Fear them off, use this to your advantage. http://wiki.guildwar...hammer_map.jpg.
Now for one of the most selected maps in the game, Legacy of the Foefire, has a mechanic in which there is a lord with his guards, should you kill that lord, your team will be awarded with 150 points, keep in mind that sometimes you DO NOT need to kill the lord. To win, just hold points the best you can, and when the opportunity arises for you and your team, now go kill the lord for 150 points, and potentially win the game from there. http://wiki.guildwar...oefire_map.jpg.
For a map i like to play on alot, Temple of the Silent Storm has 3 unique mechanics, Meditation of Ferocity which increases the points you get from killing a player by 3 points totaling 8 points per kill.
Meditation of Stillness, this meditation Double your points gained, so if u have 1 point you will gain 2, if you have 2 you will gain 4, if you have 3 you will gain 6, this meditation spawns at 11:30, 8:30, 5:30 , 2:30 The buff is effective for 25 ticks.
Meditation of Tranquility, This buff takes ALL the points on the map, it's the biggest comeback mechanic of this map, it can potentially win you the game from a clear defeat.
Now for the only Deathmatch mode in Guild Wars 2, Courtyard Only has one mechanic, it's an arena so all you do is kill the enemy team for points. You will need 20 kills to finish a match, or have more points until the timer runs out.
Now for the last map and the new mode of GW2 SPvP Stronghold. The way this map works is there's one side that Has Archers and Doorbreakers, The other side is a defence only side. The objective of the game is to Kill the enemy lord, To achieve that you have to summon Doorbreakers to break the gates leading to him so you can attack him or summon a mist champion with mist essences, side note DO NOT Summon Archers unless the gates are down. Mist essences take 30 seconds to be active and take 10 seconds to fully channel, they also spawn for the losing team for the first spawn. and then you get them randomly you can have one for each side. you must interrupt this if you see your enemy channeling it has a champion can swing a game. Ideally have 1 defender for the Doorbreakers/Champions and the rest on attack and supply duty. Supply is gotten from the middle of the match and you can also Kill the enemy for them, You have 1 supply has you begin the match so have everyone use there's so 5 Doorbreakers spawn at the beggining.
This has been Devyyx with my first guide i will be waiting for you feedback.