PvP Titles are attained by participating in PvP combat. It uses a ladder system with all players starting at the lowest level.
You can only gain points to gain the next rank if you kill people within your rank range. For example:
A Rookie player kills a No PvP title player. The Rookie player will not be awarded points towards his next title because the kill was too easy nor will the other player's rank go down.
as opposed to
An Apprentice player kills a Rookie player. The Apprentice player gains points towards his next title and might gain it (if he has had enough kills and few deaths in PvP ranked fights) while the Rookie player loses points and might become a Freshman.
To summarize, this means you must kill player's within 1 title of your own to have the chance of gaining points. Do remember however, if you are a high Rookie (near apprentice), you will have better luck killing Rookies or Apprentices to gain the next title than if you keep hunting Freshmen. The closer to your rank you kill the more points you will get, the fewer kills you will need.
Do not waste your stamina on easy kills! ;)
When you gain points towards your rank, the fight outcome will show "You gain PvP rank."
- No PvP Title
- Grand Master
Grand Masters are treated somewhat differently from other ranks. Firstly, Grand Masters gain points towards their rank regardless of the rank of the player they have killed. Secondly, if you are killed by a Grand Master, unless you are already one yourself, you will immediately be demoted to "No PvP Title". Existing Grand Masters who are short on rank points, when killed, will be demoted to a rank between No PvP Title and Grand Master. A further death will then drop them to "No PvP Title".