**New Dates** PvP Week 10 Bored of endless MF runs or popping chests in LK? Killing Baal with your eyes shut too dull? Looking for a new challenge? How about real opponents trying to kill you, not ones controlled by predictable AI? Ever wondered what it's like to try dodging 25K damage fireballs? Or teleporting barbarians? There is one way to find out... I can hardly believe it myself, but PvP Week 10 is here. Join in, make new friends. And try to kill them. What is PvP Week? Well the clue is in the name. It is a week of PvP games, intended to be a friendly way to introduce new players to high level duelling. I used to write that it was non competitive, but who am I kidding? Everyone wants to win. Let's just say it isn't a competition. If you are new to PvP but worried about getting smeared all over the Blood Moor, don't be. Your new character may have a steep learning curve, but it is everyone's interests that you enjoy it and keep playing. Players can split into teams to even out skill levels. Don't expect to win every duel either though What happens in PvP Week? - You will get the best idea by reading the write ups from all the previous PvP weeks. - The idea is a PvP game, every night, for a week. You don't have to play every night, but you can. - PvP week is all about high level, bad manners rules duelling. I'm not planning to include any low fat, sugar free alternatives like aLLD18 or LLD30. - PvP Week - The Questions Thread is a wealth of good info and is always open if you have any questions. - I try to write up something about the previous evenings activities the next day. Sometimes people even help me too ... OK, you have convinced me, I want to have a go, but I have never played PvP before - How do I get started? If you don't have a character already, look to your re-specs. Many of the standard PvM builds - Trappers, Bone Necros, Poison Necros, Sorcs, Hammerdins - can all do well with a bit of adjustment, even if you don't have a full inventory of life skillers. If you are interested but need help, you can post in this thread. So when will PvP week be? Dates have changed, it will now run from Friday 4th to Thursday 10th October. I will host games at every night at about 20.00 to 21.00 GMT. If you want to host games under the PvP week umbrella outside these times, go for it. The Rules Standard BM Rules - No potions (except mana potions), mercs, wells, or shrines. - No recasting Cyclone and Bone Armour. - No minions that cannot be summoned in town with the exception of Decoy. - No Holy Freeze, Decrepify, Slow Missiles, or Bone Prison. - No mass slow (>10%), no mass poison from items (>200), no mass replenish (>25). - No curse charges (this includes Slow Missiles). Chance to cast is acceptable. - No over absorb. Limit 2 items per element with the standard ban on Rising Sun and Black Oak. I include 1.07 LoH too here. - Mana potions are allowed for all characters except ES based sorcs Hosting I can put a game up every night, but I do have family who do things like stream video which can sometimes kill the the ping. If anyone else can host, help is greatly appreciated. So What Is This Thread For? Any questions, pre-match banter, post-match analysis, videos, screenshots, basically anything that you like related to PvP Week. I'm not going to do a sign up table, but if you are in, please post. Especially if you can help with the hosting.