What qualities (not skills or artis) make someone an asset to their team in group PvP?

DevoraDevora Member Posts: 194 Capable
What abilities or habits can players train in to become more useful to their team in IC group PvP? Obviously certain skills, classes, artis help with combat, but I'm curious about more universal good habits that would show in any of a player's chars.

Here are some things I've heard. Has this been true in people's experience?
  • Understand how to use layouts to your advantage
  • Know the layout of the area / study it beforehand
  • Carry around reserves in case an ally runs out
  • Practice PvP against members of the enemy team so you're more familiar with their strategy/abilities
  • Know enough coding to tweak or modify systems
  • Keep highlighted timers of your allies' and enemies' key abilities so you know when someone's about to be in trouble
  • Know when to prioritize defs that work for the group, not just for you, even if they're weaker for you

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  • SnaldSnald Member Posts: 104 Capable
    The extra reserves would only help if you were almost trans discipline to energylink. Otherwise, you can't share your reserves.
  • MoiMoi Member Posts: 1,213 Transcendent
    The ability to chase and (especially) to follow without needing prompted. Group cohesion is king, and group splitting effects are dangerous precisely because a lot of people aren't very good at getting back with their group, or with chasing someone who's trying to run.
  • VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 1,109 Transcendent
    I hear knowing when not to chase is equally important, if not moreso.
  • CiaranCiaran Member Posts: 815 Mythical
    Listen to target calls, know how to avoid getting beckoned/pulled from the group, and know how to path back to your group leader and refollow.

    It's really not that hard, but people get way too distracted about using their abilities at the perfect time etc.  The most important thing is to not get picked off (stay with the group) and focus on the correct target, always.
    Take great care of yourselves and each other.
  • SteingrimSteingrim Member Posts: 1,149 Mythical
    Ciaran said:
    ...know how to avoid getting beckoned/pulled from the group....
    What's beckoned? /s
    You tell Wyrden Ravager Tarken, "Come to Gaudiguch. I'll give you the title of Grand Moth."
    Eyes peering skywards as he thinks, Ironbeard the Magnanimous says to Sksez, "Welll, on my gooD lis *hic* t, we have....Stei *hic* ng *hic* rim.U..Xypherv....Luu *hic* hghaigh *hic* hhe....Breandryn....."
  • MaligornMaligorn Windborne Member Posts: 3,013 Transcendent
    edited September 2018

    although I've been informed that Illuminati finally made it, bois.


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  • TortugaTortuga Member Posts: 4 Novice
    I feel like the most important quality to have as a midbie+ in pvp is learning how your allies are able to kill someone, recognise their methods on the fly/midcombat, and learn how you can assist their kills.
  • SteingrimSteingrim Member Posts: 1,149 Mythical
    Tortuga said:
    I feel like the most important quality to have as a midbie+ in pvp is learning how your allies are able to kill someone, recognise their methods on the fly/midcombat, and learn how you can assist their kills.
    Isn't it interesting that is often the least communicated bit of information? Often, I find myself having to ask people what they need for support.
    You tell Wyrden Ravager Tarken, "Come to Gaudiguch. I'll give you the title of Grand Moth."
    Eyes peering skywards as he thinks, Ironbeard the Magnanimous says to Sksez, "Welll, on my gooD lis *hic* t, we have....Stei *hic* ng *hic* rim.U..Xypherv....Luu *hic* hghaigh *hic* hhe....Breandryn....."
  • KistanKistan Member Posts: 417 Expert
    Steingrim said:
    Tortuga said:
    I feel like the most important quality to have as a midbie+ in pvp is learning how your allies are able to kill someone, recognise their methods on the fly/midcombat, and learn how you can assist their kills.
    Isn't it interesting that is often the least communicated bit of information? Often, I find myself having to ask people what they need for support.
    Better target calling?

    (Clan XXXXX) Targetting : Kistan       Objective: Mana reduction

    PS Do not try targetting Kistan without proper training
  • CiaranCiaran Member Posts: 815 Mythical
    Been a while since I played, and even longer since I was leading groups, but the standard was to call the first few target priorities and kill strategy before piling in.
    Take great care of yourselves and each other.
  • DeichtineDeichtine Member Posts: 2,016 Transcendent
    A simple quick little assignment before hand can be really useful.

    You web them, You aeon them, You stun them, Everyone else spam damage.
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