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What is your favorite BG mode? And why?

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Edited by Sanct16 on May 23, 2017 7:33AM
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What is your favorite BG mode? And why? 111 votes

Deathmatch
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Capture the Flag
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Domination
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  • LegacyDM
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    Deathmatch
    Kill kill kill. Other modes require too much thinking.seriosuly, my character is built to dps not tank some flag carrying.
    Edited by LegacyDM on May 23, 2017 7:35AM
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  • Xiphyla
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    Deathmatch
    Obviously fighting people , rather than just running around trying to pvflags etc.
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  • Ahzek
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    Domination
    The others are also allright, but domination has more tactics to it than TDM in particular.
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  • Lieblingsjunge
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    Deathmatch
    Deathmatch hype ♥

    Capture The Flags is just silly. Should make a not-be-attacked for x seconds a req. for picking up flags. Now you can just take an enemy's flag and camp your own base, leading to a stalemate :^

    Domination is okay - and I can imagine it being quite interesting once you are able to queue as a group.
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  • Avaglaor
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    Domination
    I found better fights in Domination coz the players had to spread out a bit for the objectives.

    Unfortunately the group queue was not working yesterday (I dont know if they fixed it yet) so Deathmatch was very random with 2v4v3 etc.

    I think Deathmatch will be much better with premades.
  • Docmandu
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    Cyrodiil > BGs.

    Don't like fun to be interrupted because some timer is up.
  • MipMip
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    Deathmatch
    Deathmatch is my favorite :)

    As others have said:
    I just want to fight people.
    Deathmatch hype ♥

    Capture The Flags is just silly. Should make a not-be-attacked for x seconds a req. for picking up flags. Now you can just take an enemy's flag and camp your own base, leading to a stalemate :^

    Domination is okay - and I can imagine it being quite interesting once you are able to queue as a group.

    And yes - can't wait for queuing as a group to work...

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  • Sylphie
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    Domination
    Domination for me. Fights are more spread out resulting in 1v1v1s and 2v2v2s instead of just a mess of 12 players in the middle of the map.
    Edited by Sylphie on May 23, 2017 10:32AM
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  • BraidasNM
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    Deathmatch
    i like objective types in other games such as halo but its just so poorly done here.
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  • IcyDeadPeople
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    Deathmatch
    Domination feels like the goal is just a race. It's fun when you get into a big fight on the center flag, but while you are doing that some other team is just running around to flag after flag to win the match. You are incentivized to avoid fighting, which is kind of the point of battlegrounds. During beta I had one teammate complain that I was fighting with enemies too much and should just avoid all enemies to get as many flags as possible =P

    Capture the flag is more interesting than domination, but I feel like it needs some maps that are more suited to this kind of mode. CTF maps in other games tend to be a bit larger, with some alternate paths to the flag and then back to your base. Might be tough to implement this with three different factions.

    If they ever update queue system for specific modes I will probably stick with only Deathmatch.



    Edited by IcyDeadPeople on May 23, 2017 12:32PM
  • DeadlyRecluse
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    Domination
    Deathmatch and Domination are okay.

    Deathmatch seems to overly reward killstealing via ranged executes rather than dicing it up in the melee. Domination overly rewards avoiding the fight and just focusing flags--but all this will likely shake up in the next few days if they get the queues fixed--currently way too many BGs have one or more short-sided teams.

    CTF just feels...bad. And I hate how much of the screen the flag/relic takes up when you are in 3rd person.
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  • ssewallb14_ESO
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    Deathmatch
    keeeeeeeeel.

    No but DM feels like the only mode that encourages PvP. The others it seems better to just avoid other players and take unguarded objectives.

    ESO has never had a thing where you can just jump in and do small-scale PvP as much as you want. Usually it's getting zerged in Cyrodiil for 2 hours to get 10 min of decent PvP if you're lucky. I think people are just enjoying it entirely on that merit at the moment. It would be like if an Arena shooter only had something like Cyrodiil for 3 years, then suddenly someone opened a team deathmatch server.
    Edited by ssewallb14_ESO on May 23, 2017 12:59PM
  • Anrose
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    Domination
    Avaglaor wrote: »
    I found better fights in Domination coz the players had to spread out a bit for the objectives.

    Unfortunately the group queue was not working yesterday (I dont know if they fixed it yet) so Deathmatch was very random with 2v4v3 etc.

    I think Deathmatch will be much better with premades.

    Agree here. Domination seemed to have more fast/small fights. Things could swing either way. Those were the most fun fights I had.

    TDM just seemed like 12 people bunched up in one place until someone hit their destro ult. If I wanted that, I'd just play open world in Cyrodiil.

    CTF was an ok mix. It had smaller skirmishes and larger fights between all 12 players.

    I like the objective based matches much better than just old fashioned killing people.
  • Takllin
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    Deathmatch
    TDM is a lot of fun especially on the lava map. I just wish the sigils weren't a thing at all.
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  • ThyIronFist
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    My favourite battleground is "I can't queue with my friends" mode
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  • asneakybanana
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    Capture the Flag
    Because I wanted my own category :P
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  • Ghost-Shot
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    Domination
    I like death match too but it seems like domination is the only one that really takes much strategy while death match is more fun for pure pvp. Capture the flag blows. I wish we could queue for specific game modes, domination will be a ton of fun once premades work but premade vs pug in domination not so much. Death match seems like a better fit for solo queues.
    Edited by Ghost-Shot on May 23, 2017 6:27PM
  • CoachPower
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    Death match!!!!
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  • Ghost-Shot
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    Domination
    Not super related to this thread I guess but BG's need better AP rewards, both for match rewards and quest rewards. 2k AP for turning in a quest to play 5 games seems pretty low to me.
  • asneakybanana
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    Capture the Flag
    Ghost-Shot wrote: »
    I like death match too but it seems like domination is the only one that really takes much strategy while death match is more fun for pure pvp. Capture the flag blows. I wish we could queue for specific game modes, domination will be a ton of fun once premades work but premade vs pug in domination not so much. Death match seems like a better fit for solo queues.

    I actually had a really enjoyable game of CTF that was 2v2v2. Was basically the only game of it I enjoyed because there werent people just perma dodging fights to try and get behind for scrolls. Domination is great except Ive seen some similar builds of people just trying to perma dodge fights and only PvFlag.
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  • Niaver
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    Capture the Flag
    The queue.
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  • timidobserver
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    Domination
    Ghost-Shot wrote: »
    Not super related to this thread I guess but BG's need better AP rewards, both for match rewards and quest rewards. 2k AP for turning in a quest to play 5 games seems pretty low to me.

    Agreed. The AP is significantly too low.

    There needs to be a huge AP cache reward for every X battleground matches completed and then another bigger one for every X battlegrounds matches won.
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  • IcyDeadPeople
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    Deathmatch
    I hope someday they add Classic Deathmatch (free for all)
  • Magıc
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    Deathmatch
    Decent.
  • Ghost-Shot
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    Domination
    Ghost-Shot wrote: »
    I like death match too but it seems like domination is the only one that really takes much strategy while death match is more fun for pure pvp. Capture the flag blows. I wish we could queue for specific game modes, domination will be a ton of fun once premades work but premade vs pug in domination not so much. Death match seems like a better fit for solo queues.

    I actually had a really enjoyable game of CTF that was 2v2v2. Was basically the only game of it I enjoyed because there werent people just perma dodging fights to try and get behind for scrolls. Domination is great except Ive seen some similar builds of people just trying to perma dodge fights and only PvFlag.

    Yeah that is annoying, these are just early impressions from solo queues though, I'm sure everything will change when we can can queue pre mades.
  • Morbash
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    I wouldn't know. Tried to enter my first match ....aaannnnnd infinite loading screen. GG ZOS
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  • Majeure
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    Deathmatch
    The other modes are too hard. :'(
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