Ah, PVP. A sport that truly separates the Sith from the Smugglers. But how does one acquire those elusive MVP votes, guaranteeing you fame, fortune and glory (at least for 30 seconds after the match is over)? While nothing is guaranteed, especially since these are actual people voting, here are a few things you can do to increase the likelihood that a few votes will be passed your way.
Communicate. If your OPS leader, hasn’t given a gameplan, suggest one. Tell two people to go left and the rest mid in the Novare Coast. Tell stealth to go right in the Voidstar. Remind people to setup for passes in Huttball. If you have a moment, commend someone in chat for a nice save at a turret or for scoring a goal in Huttball. The key here is to establish a presence of leadership. Don’t hound people or chastise them for not following your directions. People tend to flock toward leadership. Even if your plan turns out to be a bad one and your team loses, you may be rewarded with a few MVP points for giving it the old college try.
Heal. If you are a healer, use your Wonder-Twin powers (YouTube link for anyone under 25) to heal others. I know that I personally have a soft spot for healers in PvP. There have been so many times that I know that I would have died if not for some timely and powerful healz. So, when I’m voting for MVP and it is a close choice, I look for who has more heal points as the tiebreaker.
Sacrifice. Sometimes, other will reward noble sacrifice. Run head first into a group of three that is about to plant a bomb in the Voidstar. You may disrupt them just long enough for the rest of your team to get to the door and take them out. Stun someone just before you are about to die. Fire off one last heal before you are split in two by a lightsaber (make sure you yell “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! right before that happens. Chicks dig it.) Someone may remember your selfless play and vote you the MVP.
Don’t Beg. If you promote yourself in chat when the match ends by either telling me how awesome you are or how it is absolutely NOT your fault that the team lost and that I should give you a vote for MVP every singe time I have you on my team from now until I cancel my subscription, I am most certainly going to do the opposite. I will also not send you a Christmas card and sign your children’s children’s children up for the Nickelback Fan Club.
Most people give MVP points to the person with the highest medals at the end of a match. However, veteran PvPers carefully choose their award. Following a few of these tips may help you win a few extra votes.