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Posted: Sep 11th 2008 6:12PM Idle said

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"Players will be chickened when entering an area that is two tiers below their level (ex. A Tier 3 player entering a Tier 1 area.)"

Ok, I'll bite. What is 'chickened'?

Posted: Sep 11th 2008 6:27PM CA said

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You literally get turned into a chicken with 10 hp and an attack that does 1 point of damage at a time. Presto-chango ganking solved (Mostly, since tier 3 will be up against maxed out players at times with this change)!

On the core servers it happens any time you enter a lower level RvR area, even if it is one tier lower.
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Posted: Sep 11th 2008 6:27PM (Unverified) said

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Chickened is pretty much what it sounds like... you turn into a little chicken (literally) with one HP.

And, as far as realm selection goes...is it safe to say that Open RvR is pretty much like PvP servers in WoW... and Core is akin to PvE?

Posted: Sep 11th 2008 8:13PM (Unverified) said

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Not exactly. Things like morale abilities, collision detection, and tactics really change the dynamic of the game's combat. They allow people to use actual battle strategies, and not just "get there first and get X acheivement before they do", and the like.

Formations can be made and front lines can actually be held. That kind of thing. It allows for more creativity on the battlefield.
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Posted: Sep 12th 2008 1:02AM Meurik said

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Is it possible to read the exact rules for each servertype somewhere?

Posted: Sep 12th 2008 1:33AM (Unverified) said

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Core = you must be flagged for PvP to be attacked in PvE areas
Open = you are always flagged for PvP

So on open you can be PvEing and be killed by the other faction in PvE areas but on the core servers you would have to be flagged for it. That happens by doing it manually, attacking someone that is flagged, or going into an RvR area then back into a PvE area.

Posted: Sep 14th 2008 11:28PM (Unverified) said

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Also, keep in mind, for those of you looking to play a Healer-type class in WAR; assisting a flagged player ALSO flags you, on a Core server. So don't be surprised if you heal someone during a contested PQ and get ganked when you're not paying attention
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Posted: Sep 14th 2008 6:44PM Megasheep said

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