When asked whether there would be other structured PvP modes besides Conquest, Peter’s answered,
right now there’s only one mode, conquest
This could mean that either in the current development process there’s only one mode or it could mean there will only be one mode at the time of launch. It took it as there will be only one mode at launch time, but I could be wrong.
Peter’s also confirmed that eventually there will be an observer mode for structured PvP matches, but probably not at launch. PvP rewards will also be available to all players, not just those that play in the structured tournaments. The rewards mentioned were weapon skin unlocks and titles.
When Peter’s was asked “Why abaondon such a successfull format as gvg?”, he replied,
I’m not so sure gvg is all that successful…its a little too complex and little too hardcore
He goes on to talk about the difference between Conquest and how it’s an improvement.
So looks like Conquest mode is going to be the replacement for GvG in Guild Wars 2. Maybe I took his answer wrong, but to me it sounds like there isn’t going to be GvG outside of the Conquest PvP game mode. So can I now be disappointed?
You can watch the full interview after the jump.