Warning! This article is severely outdated and contains information relevant to a much older version of the game.
- This is about the ranks and titles attained through Player vs. Player combat. For ranks and titles attained with character level, and the derived abilities thereof, see Title Level
PvP titles (Person versus person titles) are titles a character can earn after killing a certain amount of other players within your PvP level range. The PvP titles in Anarchy Online listed here, from 0 (Lowest)-8 (Highest):
|1300 - 1399||N/A|
|1400 - 1499||Freshman|
|1500 - 1599||Rookie|
|1600 - 1699||Apprentice|
|1700 - 1799||Novice|
|1800 - 1899||Neophyte|
|1900 - 1999||Experienced|
|2000 - 2099||Expert|
|2100 - 2299||Master|
|2300 - 2499||Champion|
Obtaining titles takes a good amount of patience, and it gets harder the higher the your character's level. The thing about actually earning points, is that you can't, e.g. as a player with Apprentice rank, go around killing players that have a rank that is far away from your own, and earn points for it. As a player with Apprentice rank, the player will earn points from killing other Apprentice ranked players. You can also earn points for killing a Rookie ranked player, and a Novice ranked player, but you will not earn points for killing players of any other ranks.
Whether or not you earn points for killing players of another rank then the current character, depend on how many points you have in your own rank, and how many points the other player have
Formula for calculating how many points you get for killing another player (hes must be within 100 points of you):
Points Gained/Lost = ( Change_Modifier * Rating_Difference ) + Base_Change
Rating_difference is difference in points between you and your opponent (cant be bigger than 100 or you wont get/loose points)
Change_Modifier and Base_Change depend on the amount of points you have:
|2099 points or less||16||0.04|
|2100 to 2400 points||12||0.03|
|2401 and more points||8||0.02|
So depending on point difference you can gain (or loose):
|Points||Minimum Points Gained / Lost||Maximum Points Gained / Lost|
|2099 points or less||12||20|
|2100 to 2400 points||9||15|
|2401 and more points||6||10|
Making an example of this:
Player A: (Apprentice, 1610 PvP points)
Player B: (Rookie, 1530 PvP points)
Player C: (Novice, 1705 PvP points)
To earn points for a kill, you have to be within 100 points of your victim.
If player A kills player B, player A will earn (-80*0.04)+16=13 points, and end up at 1623 points. Player B will loose 13 points as well and end up at 1517 points
If player B kills player A, player B will earn (80*0.04)+16=19 points, and end up at 1549 points. Player B will loose 19 points as well and end up at 1591 points and will loose his title
If player B kills player C or player C kills player B no points will be won/lost since their rating difference is 175 points
If player A kills player C, player A will earn (95*0.04)+16=20 points, and end up at 1630 points. Player B will loose 20 points as well and end up at 1685 points and will loose his title
If player C kills player A, player C will earn (-95*0.04)+16=12 points, and end up at 1717 points. Player B will loose 12 points as well and end up at 1598 points and will loose his title (this is one of the more extreme examples, in most cases you cant loose your title while fighting a higher ranked player)
Do you earn PvP points in teams?
It has been a bit unclear about whether or not you earn PvP points in teams, but according to this official response, you do earn points no matter if you are in a team or not, as long as you do the most damage on the target, and as long as you are within it's point range.
Although testing has shown that you gain and loose PvP points a LOT slower when in team. There are some guesses that you gain (or loose) 1/6 of the non-teamed points, but it has not been confirmed
How do you actually know if you did the most damage on the target?
If you do the most damage to the target, the game will usually tell you "Your target didn't lose enough to grant any reward". This means that the player you defeated has not lost enough percentage of the xp needed to level to drop a trophy (a pinkey). If you are allowed to loot it, the game will tell you "You can loot these remains". As of patch series 16.x.x PVP looting (and XP gaining as well) are disabled and will most likely stay that way to encourage PVP.
Update: Lost Eden brought AO Battlestations. Important note about BS'es and PVP titles is that you will not get "Your target didn't lose enough to grant any reward" or "You can loot these remains" on BattleStation (but you still gain/lose points)
- Player Level (Title Level information)