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Fight, Fight, Fight
Skirmishes are the basic of all RvR fights in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. These are the one-on-one player PvP style fights that you have in every MMORPG game out there, and they are the basis for RvR play in WAR. These are the simplest form of RvR in the game itself. Any player can participate in Skirmishes, they simply have to flag themselves, go into an RvR zone, or enter a scenario. The skirmish ends when one player dies or flees from the other. Since these RvR fights are open to any area of the game, there are no set rules to them, such as timers or numbers of players. As long as both sides are flagged, then let the RvR begin!
Now, there are times when skirmishes are unfair since there are no rules. Some players will attack other players if they are much lower level than they are, which will almost always result in the lower player's death; others attack a single player with a group of players, and yet other players will wait until the enemy is fighting a mob or otherwise engaged to get a jump on attacking them. While some of these practices are in no way fair, and sometimes just down right mean, since there are no rules in skirmishes, many players will do whatever they can to win the fight. This practice is known as 'ganking'.
Keep in mind that you do not have to have a reason to start a skirmish. They can be because you have a grudge against that player, you see a great opportunity to attack them and win the fight, or simply because you want to. There is no set reason or rules to RvR play in WAR. And, at one time or another, you will find yourself in an area that is flagged for RvR, so it is up to you whether you stay or not. Keep in mind though that since there is a big emphasis on RvR play in WAR, every kill you make helps your side and hurts the opposing side, plus it gains you victory points that you can spend on great renown tactics, skills, and gear. So, this helps to make people who do not normally PvP get into the fun with the rest of their army.
No matter if you decide to undertake RvR play or not in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, keep in mind that many players will and you will come upon enemy players who will call you chicken if you don't. So, don't get upset or angry at them... they simply want a good fight!
This guide details RvR play in the Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning MMORPG.