Tust south of the rebuilt sanctuary of Shattrath City is the ruined, blasted expanse called the Bone Wastes. This area will be the setting for the world PvP in Terokkar Forest. There are 5 shattered towers surrounding the ruins of Auchindoun which can be captured in a way similar to the Hellfire Peninsula process described above. The towers' close proximity to the towns of Stonebreaker Hold (Horde) and Allerian Stronghold (Alliance) in combination with the two towns proximity to each other, will make this region's combat lively to say the least.
Capturing a Tower
Tower control is granted to the faction that occupies the general area of the tower with greater forces for a certain length of time. It will take a single player approximately 60 seconds to capture a neutral tower, and approximately 120 seconds to capture a tower controlled by the other faction. Increasing the number of players by up to ten in the tower's vicinity will decrease the capture time by six seconds per extra player. With the maximum ten man advantage, it will take 60 seconds to capture a tower held by the other side. Captured towers will display a faction flag to indicate ownership.
The faction that is able to successfully control all 5 towers will be granted a zonewide buff called Blessing of Auchindoun, which increases XP gain by +5%, damage by 5%, and allows for the capturing of Spirit Shards within Auchindoun. Spirit Shards are a 100% drop off of boss monsters within the 4 wings of Auchindoun, and each player can loot their own shard from the boss. These shards can be turned in at Spirit Sage NPCs in Allerian Stronghold and Stonebreaker Hold for PvP based rewards, including valuable Meta Gems.
Nagrand The sun-dappled fields of Nagrand are deceptively quiet near the unassuming town of Halaa, and the air is charged with nervous anticipation ¨C like the calm before the storm. The contested city is of key strategic importance for both factions in their efforts to gain a foothold in Outland. As a result, Halaa is sure to change hands many times over the course of their struggle. The effort and focus needed to capture the city will only be matched by what it will take to subsequently hold the city from invasion. However, the occupying faction will gain a substantial benefit in the form of help from powerful NPC guards, as well as access to vendor NPCs who will offer a selection of purchasable rewards. The currency to purchase these rewards will primarily consist of tokens earned from defeating enemy players in the Halaa region.
Strength of the Halaani
Increases all damage done by 5%.
Players from the opposing faction will have a formidable task facing them if they wish to wrest control of Halaa away. However, like the defenders, the attacking side will find valuable aid from outside sources. Wyvern posts are strategically located along the outskirts of the city. From these posts, players will be able to take to the skies on the backs of controllable wyverns ¨C able to throw incendiary fire bombs down upon the hapless guards and defending players below.
Attacking the City
Use: Throw down onto your enemies from above!
Deals 900 to 1100 fire damage and deals damage equal to 1% of the target's total health every second. Halaa is accessible via ground assault via four narrow bridges. However, attackers on foot will be greeted (less than warmly) by elite NPC guards fighting for the defending side. The attacking side must kill all 15 NPC guards in order to be able to secure the town. These guards are extremely hardy, so simply charging and attacking them toe to toe may not prove to be the best strategy. Instead, attacking players would be well-advised to soften up the defense by flying over the town and dropping Fire Bombs. These Fire Bombs deal 900-1100 fire damage in an AOE, along with an additional 1% health damage per second for five seconds. Each flight will give the player 8 Fire Bombs which can only be used while flying on the Wyvern. The bombs will only affect Halaani Guards and enemy players.
Guards will spawn for the side that has captured the city, and all of them must be defeated by the attacking side as a prerequisite to the city changing hands. The guards will respawn after being defeated, but at a rate of one guard every five minutes regardless of how many guards were defeated between spawns. Thus, it is in the attacking side's interest to eliminate the guards as quickly as possible. When the last of the 15 guards is defeated, the respawn timer for the next spawn will increase to 60 minutes. The attacking side will then have a full 60 minutes to take control of the city before another guard spawns in.
To be able to employ the services of the wyverns, the attacking side must take over the wyvern posts, which are located near the four bridges to Halaa. This will allow attacking players to make Wyvern Attack Runs from that post. At the same time, defending players can attempt to ground the air assaults by interacting with the explosives carts next to the Wyvern posts ¨C nothing like the direct approach.
Active Wyvern Roost Sabotage! Destroyed Wyvern Roost
Capturing the City
Once all guards have been defeated, the attacking side will have a one hour window of opportunity to capture the city before the next guard spawns. The capturing process is similar to the Hellfire Peninsula process described above. When the number of attacking players outnumbers the defending players for a long enough period of time, they will capture the town and guards for their side will begin to spawn.
Once your side has gained control over the city, you will have access to two special NPCs: a Researcher and a Quartermaster. Your faction's researcher is interested in obtaining samples of crystal powder found in the region. The researcher will accept these samples, found as a common drop from many creatures in Nagrand, in trade for Halaa Research Tokens. Halaa Battle Tokens are gained by defeating other players in PvP battle around the town of Halaa. These two types of tokens are the currency you can use to purchase rewards from your faction's quartermaster.
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