Bending battles for ranks have now been privatized. By using /bvb your are putting yourself in cue to a private bending battle with someone in the same rank area as you are.(you can battle someone who is a rank higher than you or a rank lower than you). In these private battles your inventory will be cleared and returned to you after the match. you may not be able to use most commands in these match such as /home, /spawn, /whatever.
Using /bvb will cue you to a bending battle, when someone else in the rank area that you are in uses the command you and the other player will be chosen as the competitors.
you and your opponent's inventories will be cleared out and will be teleported to a small arena and there you will battle for ranks.
after the match is over your and your opponent will be sent to the location you were previously in before you got teleported to the arena and your inventories will be returned to you and your opponent.
You are not be able to use states in these arenas.
after each match both players will be rewarded xp, the winner will be rewarded 10% of their xp and 5% to the defeated. (maximum reward of 100 xp).
A match can end in certain ways:
when a player is killed:
The player that died will be ranked down.
The player that remains will be ranked up.
when a player leaves:
Leaving will count a forfeit and the match will be ended.
when the server restarts mid-battle:
This will count as a draw and both players will kicked out of the arena as if the match never happened.
Players, I recommend you to getting into habit of storing valuables away before a match, after every match your inventory will be returned to you 99% (or lower) of the time. DO NOT ask staff members to return your stuff because they are not permitted to do so. Please report this glitch to me or to Dawna and we will try to recover your lost items.
Staff Members, your new job is to make sure that these arenas stay clean because sometimes bending can do a lot of damage to the arena. You may need to do this manually (using creative mode). Using world edit may further damage the arena, /co rollback will not work either as it will not rollback blocks edited by bending. To teleport to an arena use: /arena teleport <Arena name>. When a glitch happens where a player's inventory was not given back, you ARE NOT PERMITTED to use creative inventory to give back the items the players claims to have lost. Instead report this glitch to me or to Dawna and we will attempt to resolve this issue. DO NOT teleport to an arena while a battle is in progress, do not interfere with the battle, you may however spectate the match when you are in spectator mode.
EDIT: (Credits: DeMonstaMan)
Any Bending battles that has taken place out side of these private arenas will not result in rank ups or rank downs nor will it affect your Win rate.