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    Telaran
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    Are there any guides that explain exactly what Conquest PVP is and how it works? There's no information ingame about it at all.

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    There is probably a better one around, but the way I do it is...

    Step 1 - Queue CQ
    Step 2 - Pray I end up with a premade
    Step 3 - ?
    Step 4 - Profit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baramos View Post
    There is probably a better one around
    Except that as far as I can tell there isn't... anywhere...

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    instructions lost in obsolete npc dialogues and quests. Since in modern mmos were abondening immersion, they should really add instructions to the conquest ui pane like WFs have.

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    I'm no expert, in fact I've only started playing CQ recently, so hopefully someone will jump in if I'm misinformed.

    CQ matches are played at certain times. To queue for CQ, press K, click on the Conquest tab. It will tell you if CQ is active, or how much longer it is til the next match. There are 3 different teams: Dominion (aqua), Nightfall (navy) and Oathsworn (gold). You can join a specific team if it is not already full, or you can click random and you will be placed on a team.

    CQ is played on the Stillmoor map. The teams each have a base (the northern caer, southern caer, or the zone entrance) surrounded by powerful stationary turrets. At each base is a quartermaster who sells items (such as the upgradeable trinket) as well as crafting recipes for CQ items made from sourcestones.

    Small sourcestones can be found on the ground and turned in to the faction for use by clicking the pile of pink orbs at the base. Large sourcestones can be found on the map and carried. The sourcestone carrier will be identified by a shield on the map, and therefore you probably don't want to carry it for long, however they are given a skill to fortify extractors (see below).

    The zone has a number of extractors, shown as circles with diamonds on the map. They each have names, but are usually referred to by two-letter abbreviations (for example, Thalin Tor is TT, Kingsgate is KG, Garden of Solace is the exception as GoS). They are colored according to the team that has control of them, or are shown as a pair of silver flags if no team currently has control. To control an extractor, a faction needs to dps down the extractor itself (dpsing the turrets down first makes it easier) and then a triangle slice will "fill in" on the right side of your screen based on the number of people in your faction standing in proximity of the extractor. Once you have control, you can buff the extractor two ways: by raising the 4 turrets around it and by a sourcestone carrier using their skill to fortify it. At the right of your screen, you will see each team listed and the percentage control it has of the extractors. If any team gains more than 65% of the extractors, it will start a 5-minute timer until the end of the match. Likewise, if there are 2500 kills made, it will also start the timer. Matches are often won and lost in that last 5 minutes.

    On the map, you can see which extractors are under attack (icon blinking), which faction and how many of them are there (hover over), whether there has been fighting nearby (red circles) and whether the extractor has been downed but not yet controlled (silver flags).

    At a certain point in the match, certain PvE mobs are spawned and are shown as the skulls on the map. They have a significant amount of health and may aggro players or extractors. The consensus seems to be to simply avoid them.

    After the 5-minute timer ends, the team with control of the most extractors wins. Sometimes there is a 2-way or even 3-way tie. However the CQ continues with the quest of killing planar foes, and you can get infinity stones by downing death idols. You can also continue killing enemy players if you need to complete your weekly quest.

    There is a daily quest to control 12 extractors, and two weekly quests to kill 2000 players and win 3 matches. These are available in Tempest Bay from the CQ vendor.

    If you click K and click the CQ tab, you will see a CQ power bar and perks underneath. By playing CQ, you get points that give you perks such as increasing your AP or SP, your movement speed, etc. These decay if you don't play CQ regularly.

    Finally, there is an addon called CQ Tracker that will allow you to see the current scores (kills and extractor control) while outside of CQ. If you prefer to wait until the timer to join and get marks, it will show you when the timer starts and which team is in the lead.

    So that may not be everything, but it should be enough to get started. Good luck!

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    Oh and I forgot something...if your faction has control of certain extractors, yellow portals appear at your base so you can teleport directly there after respawning (or if you've just come in on a match in progress). There was a problem with the Caer Mathos (CM) portal, so they disabled it temporarily, but it may be back now.

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