Now that I have told to you so much about the design, the different ship classes and quests in the world of Kartuga, I will this time take care of one of the key points of the game Pirates: The PvP! And we start by introducing Domination:
As you probably already know, you can choose between the Kartuga PvP modes “Domination” and “Destruction.” In both cases, two teams of four compete against each other – this is where the similarities between these two modes already end. First, I would like to bring you closer to the Domination mode here. One thing I can already tell you, however: Groups that don’t play as teams won’t stand a chance, no matter what level they already achieved!
Once you have queued for the Domination mode, the matchmaking system will look for suitable opponents. Shortly after, you find yourself on a special multiplayer map. On this map, five ghost ships are distributed, which players have to take control of in order to win. Two of these points are located in the vicinity of your starting position, two close by your opponents and one ghost ship is exactly in the middle of the map. If you are close by one of these ghost ships, a progress bar will start filling. If it completely fills itself without you being disturbed by an opponent, you have taken over the point for your team. Then your score ticker is steadily rising. The more ghost ships are in your possession, the faster your score will increase. It is always a pleasure to see when your team has taken all five ships and the points display almost rolls over – check it out in the video! Once you have reached 2500 points, the game is won and you get some team and also personal statistics. A game usually lasts about 10-15 minutes.
That’s the theory. In practice, the relatively simple gameplay of Domination, however, turns out to be guaranteed fun. You have to constantly be aware of the map in order not to miss any attempt to conquer the enemy. At the same time you also have to try to exert pressure on the opposing team by holding your points and constantly pushing for theirs.What me and a lot of other players already learned the hard way: If you do not play together as a team, you have no chance of succeeding, even if single players of your team are are superior to the enemy. battles therefore show the great balancing of the three classes : Teams who cleverly cooperate can provide excellent support for each other and defend key points of the map effectively. If your group has rather fast and maneuverable ships you can constantly show up in different places of the map, attack, steal points and retreat, and avoid direct confrontations. Or a heavily armored protector intercepts the damage aimed at the weaker engineers who then again support him with repair drones. Even higher-level opponents can’t do anything against teamwork and interaction between the classes, unless their team is also working together. So you see, there are a lot of tactics and ways you can be successful in Domination mode.
Soon we will tell you more about PvP in Kartuga and we will also introduce the second mode, Destruction, in the near future. Maybe I can still share a few tricks with you =)