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'''Battlegrounds''' are [[instance]]d areas used for player versus player combat. Each classic battleground ([[Warsong Gulch]], [[Arathi Basin]] and [[Alterac Valley]]) has two red instance entrance portals: one for the [[Alliance]], and one for the [[Horde]]. Crossing these portals was originally one of the ways to enter the [[queue]] for their respective battlegrounds. Now, to enter the [[queue]] for any battleground, the player must seek out a [[Battlemaster]], which can be found at the portal or in any capital city, or do so through the Player vs. Player tab. Once inside the instance, the two teams will engage in large-scale [[PvP]], with various objectives determining the winner. Players will earn [[honor point]]s making [[PvP rewards]] available.
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'''Battlegrounds''' are [[instance]]d areas used for player versus player combat. Each classic battleground ([[Warsong Gulch]], [[Arathi Basin]] and [[Alterac Valley]]) has two red instance entrance portals: one for the [[Alliance]], and one for the [[Horde]]. Crossing these portals was originally one of the ways to enter the [[queue]] for their respective battlegrounds. Now, to enter the [[queue]] for any battleground, the player must seek out a [[Battlemaster]], which can be found at the portal or in any capital city, or do so through the Player vs. Player tab. Once inside the instance, the two teams will engage in large-scale [[PvP]], with various objectives determining the winner. Players will earn [[honor point]]s making [[PvP rewards]] available.
   
 
If a character goes [[AFK]], he/she will leave the battleground and gain the [[Deserter]] [[debuff]]. This prevents entry to another battleground for a 15 minute duration. You can report an inactive player by right clicking the player's portrait and selecting "Report AFK". When enough reports are registered, a 60 second debuff will begin to count down. Once the timer is up a new debuff will appear that will prevent the player from gaining any honor or marks while it is on. This debuff can be negated as soon as the player engages in PvP combat. This system is often abused, since a player can have good reasons for not participating in PVP, for example when he is defending.
 
If a character goes [[AFK]], he/she will leave the battleground and gain the [[Deserter]] [[debuff]]. This prevents entry to another battleground for a 15 minute duration. You can report an inactive player by right clicking the player's portrait and selecting "Report AFK". When enough reports are registered, a 60 second debuff will begin to count down. Once the timer is up a new debuff will appear that will prevent the player from gaining any honor or marks while it is on. This debuff can be negated as soon as the player engages in PvP combat. This system is often abused, since a player can have good reasons for not participating in PVP, for example when he is defending.
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*Blizzard stated that [[XP]] for playing in the battlegrounds has been added in Patch 3.2.
 
*Blizzard stated that [[XP]] for playing in the battlegrounds has been added in Patch 3.2.
 
*{{NPC|Horde|Slahtz}} and {{NPC|Alliance|Behsten}} are the NPCs that can eliminate your experience gaining for a {{cost|10||}} fee should you decide you want to stay a certain level in the battlegrounds. Note that turning off xp will do so for all sources of experience, including quests.
 
*{{NPC|Horde|Slahtz}} and {{NPC|Alliance|Behsten}} are the NPCs that can eliminate your experience gaining for a {{cost|10||}} fee should you decide you want to stay a certain level in the battlegrounds. Note that turning off xp will do so for all sources of experience, including quests.
*In [[Patch 3.1.3]], Alterac Valley (AV) you can earn [[XP]] by killing mobs, however the XP gain is very low if a lot of your faction players are within range.
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*In [[Patch 3.1.3]], Alterac Valley (AV) you can earn [[XP]] by killing mobs, however the XP gain is very low if a lot of your faction players are within range.
*By glitch or by design, XP awards were increased to move twinks to next bracket quickly, but Call to Honor weekend play still acts as a multiplier of this increased amount, allowing the player to add one level in as little as three wins.{{fact}} Players that know this can use PvP for leveling. Example: Level 42 to level 47 was done on a Sunday in about 5 hours. Incredible XP! :)
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*By glitch or by design, XP awards were increased to move twinks to next bracket quickly, but Call to Honor weekend play still acts as a multiplier of this increased amount, allowing the player to add one level in as little as three wins.{{fact}} Players that know this can use PvP for leveling. Example: Level 42 to level 47 was done on a Sunday in about 5 hours. Incredible XP! :)
   
 
== Patch changes ==
 
== Patch changes ==
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;Info
 
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{{elink|icon=franksplace|site=franksplace.org|link=http://franksplace.org/?p=358|desc=Battleground Queue article}}
 
{{elink|icon=franksplace|site=franksplace.org|link=http://franksplace.org/?p=358|desc=Battleground Queue article}}
 
{{elink|icon=wowbattlegrounds|site=WoW-Battlegrounds|link=http://www.wow-battlegrounds.com|desc=Battleground Guides}}
 
{{elink|icon=wowbattlegrounds|site=WoW-Battlegrounds|link=http://www.wow-battlegrounds.com|desc=Battleground Guides}}
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;Guides
 
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{{elink|site=Cynise's Warcraft Manual|link=http://cynwise.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/cynderblocks-guide-to-the-5-2-twink-brackets/|desc=Cynderblock’s Guide to the 5.2 Twink Brackets|bydate=by [http://cynwise.wordpress.com/contact/ Cynwise] March 14, 2013 · 3:00 am}}
 
{{elink|site=Cynise's Warcraft Manual|link=http://cynwise.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/cynderblocks-guide-to-the-5-2-twink-brackets/|desc=Cynderblock’s Guide to the 5.2 Twink Brackets|bydate=by [http://cynwise.wordpress.com/contact/ Cynwise] March 14, 2013 · 3:00 am}}
   
 
;News
 
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{{elink|type=newwowus|link=https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20564524/patch-7-2-preview-shake-up-the-battlegrounds-with-pvp-brawls|desc=Patch 7.2 Preview: Shake Up the Battlegrounds with PvP Brawls!|bydate=by [[Blizzard Entertainment]] February 20th, 2017}}
 
{{elink|type=newwowus|link=https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20564524/patch-7-2-preview-shake-up-the-battlegrounds-with-pvp-brawls|desc=Patch 7.2 Preview: Shake Up the Battlegrounds with PvP Brawls!|bydate=by [[Blizzard Entertainment]] February 20th, 2017}}
 
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2014/02/02/do-battlegrounds-need-tutorials/|desc=Do Battlegrounds need tutorials?|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Anne Stickney}} Feb 2nd 2014 4:00PM}}
 
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2014/02/02/do-battlegrounds-need-tutorials/|desc=Do Battlegrounds need tutorials?|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Anne Stickney}} Feb 2nd 2014 4:00PM}}
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{{elink|site=Cynise's Warcraft Manual|link=http://cynwise.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/battleground-brackets-halved/|desc=Battleground Brackets Halved|bydate=by [http://cynwise.wordpress.com/contact/ Cynwise] November 30, 2010 · 1:18 pm}}
 
{{elink|site=Cynise's Warcraft Manual|link=http://cynwise.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/battleground-brackets-halved/|desc=Battleground Brackets Halved|bydate=by [http://cynwise.wordpress.com/contact/ Cynwise] November 30, 2010 · 1:18 pm}}
 
{{elink|icon=mmochampion|site=Blue posts at MMO-Champion|link=http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/21793/cataclysm-currency-changes-explained-*update#post184|desc=Cataclysm Currency Changes Explained *Update #184|bydate=by [http://blue.mmo-champion.com/author/Nethaera/ Nethaera] 2010/09/15 06:52:08 PM }}
 
{{elink|icon=mmochampion|site=Blue posts at MMO-Champion|link=http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/21793/cataclysm-currency-changes-explained-*update#post184|desc=Cataclysm Currency Changes Explained *Update #184|bydate=by [http://blue.mmo-champion.com/author/Nethaera/ Nethaera] 2010/09/15 06:52:08 PM }}
 
   
   
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