KOG Games is a publisher of free-to-play MMOs. This week they’ve updated one of their most popular offerings, Elsword, with a massive revamp of its PVP system. To entice players into checking it out (as well as pick up some new users), KOG is offering +10 sparring gear for every character, assuming you keep a game active for at least ten minutes. However, they plan to remove the gear in two weeks, so….your judgment call there.
What follows are all the PVP changes that have been applied to Elsword, in KOG’s words. More information can be found at //elsword.koggames.com/pvp-revamp/…
PVP Ranking & PVP League Rewards
This update brings many changes to current PVP. Ranking will play a more prominent role. The coveted “Star Rank” will now be calculated and applied to the best of the best PVP players daily. The application will function on a timer attributed to the top 20% of all SSS Ranked Players.
New PVP League Rewards introduce a selection of rewards for players to celebrate and show off their ranking. Ranks E ~ Star will receive an “Awakening Custom” effect. Each rank will award a different effect. In addition, SSS and Star Ranking players will receive a custom sit motion. These rewards will only be offered until the next season ends. From that point, those who rank on the boards again will receive the rewards. Players can also check the current PVP season’s logs from the character window.
Guild PVP will now include rankings. Players can view PVP contribution rates from each member on the Guild window as well as check the Guild’s PVP ranking from the Board in town.
Arena PVP supports Party Queue again and it’s better than ever! If solo players get matched with pre-organized party members, they will receive x 2 rewards for winning and lose half the points for any loss. The following Titles and Equipment stats are applied at 40% of the indicated effect in Arena PVP: Critical Damage, Skill Damage Increase, Mana Cost Reduction, Skill Cooldown Reduction. Players will now be able to select Item/Power mode.
Sparring mode now has an option to enable (or disable) normalization in the following manner: Titles (disable), El Resonance Points (Disable), Equipment Stats (Normalized). Players won’t be able to use the “Extreme Heavenly Love” Marriage skill in sparring.
PVP Revamp Event
In addition to the great gear available for the next two weeks, players can get Complete Recovery Potions for playing in PVP via Quest. Today only, the Enhancement event will activate discounted enhancement packages and reduce the cost for enhancing equipment. If players log in today for 10 minutes, they will receive 2 Blessed Fluorite Ores, 2 Blessed Restoration Scrolls and 2 El’s Hammers. All items and gear will help players jump in to the freshly updated PVP system and prepare them for the climb to “Star Rank”!