Battlegrounds is a special PvP service available on all the servers. You have to travel to Champion's Respite by clicking on a brazier with three wings which can be found in all major cities. Since no one has ever mentioned where these portals are, I will mention the Qeynos one. It is located in the Qeynos Province District near the clocktower at 753,-21,-62.
Next to the brazier are also 2 Questgivers: Scion of Discord <Victory Appraiser> and Scion of Discord <Carnage Appraiser>, but you can pick up these quests also once you're at Champion's Respite. The reward merchands are also at these staging grounds.
You can pick up new quests from the 2 Scions of Discord once a day.
There are currently three Battleground scenarios.
Battlefield of Ganak is a Capture the Flag scenario. The primary goal is to capture 3 enemy flags and return them to your base before the enemy does the same to you. The original token reward for this scenario was a Battlefield of Ganak Trophy. These tokens can be traded in for a Battleground Token with the Sister of War that sells armor.
Gears of Klak'Anon is a Hold the Relic scenario. The primary goal is to hold the Relic longer then the enemy team. The original token reward for this scenario was a Klak'Anon Cog. These tokens can be traded in for a Battleground Token with the Sister of War that sells jewelry.
Smuggler's Den is a Tower Defense scenario. The primary goal is to capture and hold the islands' towers longer then the enemy. The original token reward for this scenario was a Smuggler's Den Special Reserve Rum. These tokens can be traded in for a Battleground Token with the Sister of War that sells weapons.
The Battlegrounds Armor Sets are primarily for use in the Battlegrounds. The armor will however work in PvE with some of the properties disabled, such as Toughness and PvP Potency.
Tears of VeeshanEdit
The new currency is called Mark of Devastation. Finishing both daily quests and winning 2 matches will net about 250 marks (500 with double currency for gold). There are several new ToV merchants, make sure you don't buy from the Lv95 (CoE) merchants!
Armor and Weapons are upgradeable to the next Tier, Jewelry is not. The lowest tier is comparable to Quest rewards from PVE, the highest is like T2 Heroic gear.
Adornments (blue) need to be bought with Havok Marks, one way to get them is participate in BG matches up to level 89 (mentor down?). They cost 50 Marks (or 250 for the PVP Adorns). NEW: A merchant exchanges 1 Mark of Devastation into 1 Havok Mark.
|Tears of Veeshan Armor||Gems||Cost||Total|
|Slayer||1 yellow gem for 750 MoD||100 MoD||850 MoD|
|Destroyer||1 blue gem for 1250 MoD||1 Destroyer's Warrant for 1000 MoD||3100 MoD|
|Champion||2 green gems for 1750 MoD pp||1 Champion's Warrant for 1500 MoD||8100 MoD|
|Dreadnaught||1 red gem for 2700 MoD||1 Dreadnaught's Warrant for 2200 MoD||13000 MoD|
|Tears of Veeshan Weapons||Cost||Total|
|Hunter||500 MoD||500 MoD|
|Slayer||1 Slayer's Weapon Requisition for 750 MoD||1250 MoD|
|Destroyer||1 Destroyer's Weapon Requisition for 1250 MoD||2500 MoD|
|Champion||1 Champion's Weapon Requisition for 2000 MoD||4500 MoD|
|Dreadnaught||1 Dreadnaught's Weapon Requisition for 3000 MoD||7500 MoD|
|Tears of Veeshan Jewelry||Cost|
There's no upgrade path for Jewelry right now, so think before you buy!