Suggestion for Guild Wars 2 PvP: Arena Deathmatch

Since Guild Wars 2 launched over 2 years ago, the PvP community has still not seen the addition of an arena style deathmatch mode.

It’s a common and popular PvP mode that is available in other MMO’s (eg. World of Warcraft, and recently Star Wars: The Old Republic) and it would be great to have some competitive arena deathmatch in Guild Wars 2 as well. This being 2v2/3v3/4v4/5v5 in a structured PvP environment with a ranked leaderboard system.

I’ve been involved with Guild Wars 2 since beta, so far it’s been mostly battleground style PvP on my part, but eventually leveled my Norse Guardian to 80 to go through the PvE and WvW (World vs. World PvP) as well. For me Guild Wars 2’s current PvP got stale rather fast, and both me and others I mentioned it to felt the same way.

The Broken Promise by the Guild Wars 2 devs

Guild Wars 2 PvP
GW2’s PvP can make me go to sleep sometimes…

Speaking on behalf of all those who enjoy the team vs. team/arena deathmatch style, this mode is sorely missed in Guild Wars 2 PvP.

I can not say for sure why this is being ignored/delayed by ArenaNet (Guild Wars 2’s developer), but the technology should certainly be there, even if the class balance currently is not…

Some quick research shows that this is still debated by players, so the interest for this kind of PvP mode for Guild Wars 2 is still there.

What do you think if this mode would be implemented to the game? Feel free to leave a comment or continue the thread on the official Guild Wars 2 forums.

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