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Circadia's ~extensive~ PvP guide


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Circadia has created a fantastic guide back in 2009 encompassing basically everything that is to know about BattleForge and how to get better at the game. It was built around the concept of PvP, but all kinds of mechanics and strategies are explained within, in great detail. To prove that, here is a quote:

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I mean, c'mon! How cool is that? B)

The actual guide is 44 pages long, and was only available in pdf format. Unfortunately, converting it to doc throws the formatting/tables and embedding 44 images isn't a healthy option either.

You can download the original pdf file by clicking HERE.

Here is the Table of Contents to give you guys an idea of what the guide entails:

  1.   Who this guide is intended for.................... 3

2.   What to expect from Battleforge PvP.......... 4

1.    MT:G meets Dawn of War................. 4

2.    The Fog Lifts....................................... 4

3.    Victory Objectives.............................. 5

3.   Reading Cards............................................... 6

1.    Unit Cards........................................... 6

2.    Building Cards..................................... 8

3.    Spell Cards......................................... 9

4.    More Information................................ 10

4.   Building a PvP Deck..................................... 11

1.    The Four Elements............................. 11

2.    The Tier System................................. 12

5.   Deck Purity.................................................... 12

1.    Deck Interface.................................... 13

5.   The Power System........................................ 14

6.   Why you need power.................................... 14

1.    Mechanics of the Power System....... 14

2.    Practical Power Usage....................... 17

3.    Know your Income!............................ 18

6.   The Counter System..................................... 19

1.    What is it?........................................... 19

2.    Attack Type and Unit Size.................. 19

3.    Complex Counters.............................. 19

4.    Counters and Power........................... 21

7.   The Playing Field........................................... 23

1.    Layout of a Map.................................. 23

2.    Point Control....................................... 23

3.    Playing your Cards............................. 24

4.    Healing and Repair............................. 29

8.   Basic Strategies............................................ 32

1.    Rushing............................................... 32

2.    Harassment........................................ 33

3.    One Unit Wonders.............................. 33

4.    Infiltration............................................ 34

5.    Wall Offense....................................... 35

6.    Map Domination................................. 35

7.    Turtling................................................ 36

9.   PvP Rewards.................................................. 37

1.    ELO and Rank.................................... 37

2.    Tokens and Gold................................ 38

3.    Collection or Tome?........................... 38

4.    Upgrade System................................. 38

10.   Glossary of Terms........................................ 41

11.   Acknowledgements...................................... 44

 

Suffice to say, all credits go to Circadia for his time and dedication.

 

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I love how everyone is discussing/posting stuff related to gameplay even though there is not even the beta going on :D

You don't really need to wait for any beta, as most players can talk about gameplay by refering to their good old Battleforge days. It's not like we never played this game...

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So does anyone know how to get in contact with Circadia? I'd like to collaborate with him and update his guide (and maybe do that 2v2 section he talks about).

In the acknowledgement section he mentions a guy 'Adita'. This name is also registered on the forums (http://forum.bfreborn.com/index.php?/profile/2958-adita/). Maybe if your lucky, you can get in contact with him through PM or ask for the registration email from the admins.

 

Perhaps this guide should be added to the wiki or into a separate html format to improve readability. And make it possible rework or add adaptations once BFR comes out.

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In the acknowledgement section he mentions a guy 'Adita'. This name is also registered on the forums (http://forum.bfreborn.com/index.php?/profile/2958-adita/). Maybe if your lucky, you can get in contact with him through PM or ask for the registration email from the admins.

 

Perhaps this guide should be added to the wiki or into a separate html format to improve readability. And make it possible rework or add adaptations once BFR comes out.

Adita last visited in August. I don't think he's all that invested in the game. Adita might even be the person's real name, rather than BF username.

That said, @Adita, if you do see this notification and know how to get in touch with Circadia, please let me know :)

 

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Adita last visited in August. I don't think he's all that invested in the game. Adita might even be the person's real name, rather than BF username.

That said, @Adita, if you do see this notification and know how to get in touch with Circadia, please let me know :)

 

Well there is no harm in trying :)

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