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POLL: Do you prefer PvP? PvE? Both?

MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community ManagerQueens, NYPosts: 6,180Administrator Rare
edited February 27 in Polls
What type of content do you typically seek in an MMO? PvP? PvE? PvX (Both)? Cast your vote and share your thoughts on why in the comments below!

Michael "MikeB" Bitton
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POLL: Do you prefer PvP? PvE? Both?

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  • LeiloniLeiloni PhiladelphiaPosts: 1,017Member Rare
    PvX (Both)
    I need both. I switch between them as I feel like it in a game so I feel very limited and eventually bored if a game doesn't do both well and give them both enough developer attention.
  • TalonsinTalonsin Posts: 3,087Member Epic
    PvX (Both)
    I dont want to do the same things everyday, I like variety.  Sometimes I just want to gather resources or explore the game world without worrying about getting ganked. Other times I want the excitement of looking over my shoulder.
    "Sean (Murray) saying MP will be in the game is not remotely close to evidence that at the point of purchase people thought there was MP in the game."  - SEANMCAD

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 6,180Administrator Rare
    edited February 27
    PvX (Both)
    Leiloni said:
    I need both. I switch between them as I feel like it in a game so I feel very limited and eventually bored if a game doesn't do both well and give them both enough developer attention.
    I lean towards PvP, but I definitely seek both out as well. For me, it's more about having some good PvE content on the way up. I'm not hugely concerned about endgame PvE such as dungeons or raids; that's typically when I'll switch into PvP mode.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • SedrynTyrosSedrynTyros USPosts: 1,469Member Epic
    PvX (Both)
    MikeB said:
    Leiloni said:
    I need both. I switch between them as I feel like it in a game so I feel very limited and eventually bored if a game doesn't do both well and give them both enough developer attention.
    I lean towards PvP, but I definitely seek both out as well. For me, it's more about having some good PvE content on the way up. I'm not hugely concerned about endgame PvE such as dungeons or raids; that's typically when I'll switch into PvP mode.
    This is pretty much me as well.
  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 3,690Member Rare
    PvE
    Pretty much what jmcdermott said. I love pvp both in "rusher" quake-style or in tactical shooters like CS, I love pvp in board or strategy games (not the rtcraps though), measuring yourself against other players is fun.
    This however, has nothing to do with MMOs which the question was :wink:  there you measure yourself to others' gear, or level, or time investment, which is dumb and pointless. Not to mention I always was a story player in RPGs, both at p'n'p and in cRPGs, and RPG is about cooperation and not competition.
    So yep, in MMOs I just PvE.
  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLPosts: 24,437Member Legendary
    PvX (Both)
    I do a lot of PVE as long as it's in support of PVP activities and goals

    Can't have one without the other in my book, at least not in the virtual worlds I like to inhabit. ;)

    On hiatus from EVE Online since Dec 2016 - Screw off-grid PVE boosting changes

    Pouring on extra "Salt" for 2017

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.

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  • HarikenHariken Brighton, MAPosts: 1,539Member Rare
    PvE
    PVP is why mmo game balance is always an issue. Its ruined PVE gameplay in many mmo's.
  • GrakulenGrakulen Staff Writer St. Charles, MOPosts: 820MMORPG.COM Staff Rare
    PvE
    I think a game needs both but I spend more time PvE than PvP.
  • aurabulletsaurabullets Posts: 148Member Uncommon
    PvE
    I only consider PvP if it's in big groups and well organized.
  • ShelassaShelassa MoscowPosts: 556MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    PvX (Both)
    My time is split about 50/50.

    And the sad state of PvP is the reason why I'm unsubbed from WoW atm. That, and the multiple layers of RNG surrounding the game and my 2 main classes x specs (MM Hunter and Affli Warlock, it's all about RNG and it makes for poor PvP AND PvE D:)
  • TyranusPrimeTyranusPrime Sea of JapanPosts: 252Member Uncommon
    PvX (Both)
    I voted both, even though I prefer PvE about 90% of the time.. PvP just has to be included for the game to feel well-rounded enough to me..

    You have your fear, which might become reality; and you have Godzilla, which IS reality. - Ogata

  • ScotchUpScotchUp Posts: 19Member Uncommon
    PvE
    I use to be both. Now just more into PVE as long it has a great story around it. PvP is fun but today it seems like way too many cheats for a lot of those games today. 
  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 6,180Administrator Rare
    PvX (Both)
    @natpick the hero. The sole PvP vote. TELL US WHY! :P

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • SlyLoKSlyLoK Sugar Grove, VAPosts: 2,152Member Rare
    PvE
    I am 99% PvE. Rarely will I take part in any PvP. 

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  • PapasmervPapasmerv Brooklyn, NYPosts: 40Member Uncommon
    PvX (Both)
    Both although PvP is highly dependent on the community.  One can only take so much toxicity when seeking entertainment.  Or is that an oxymoron?
    What every dev/pub should stand behind: "We're committed to creating a fair playing field for all players. You cannot gain gameplay advantage by spending real money in [INSERT GAME NAME]."
  • BloodaxesBloodaxes ZabbarPosts: 3,615Member Rare
    PvE
    I would pick PvX if the latter wouldn't be forced to the other crowd.

    So I vote PvE.

  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 12,179Member Epic
    PvX (Both)
    I prefer both but not in the same game.I was a pvp'r long before i was a pve'r.

    I do not like rpg pvp at all,i want 100% balanced game play with pvp,meaning i prefer the Quake/Unreal/Cod type pvp where the only unbalance is latency.I do not want locked levels or different gear,different levels i do not want to ruin a game design to cater to pvp,i want pve in a rpg to be the best it can be and with pvp it will not be as such.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 12,179Member Epic
    PvX (Both)
    I understand both sides of the argument and if you are as i am one looking for true real immersion then both in the same game appears to make sense.However in a game it just doesn't work and either or will be ruined by the developer trying to make both work together.

    The most common acceptance is if the game only allows those flagged for pvp or in some pvp zone but that ruins real immersion.It is like some dude walking downtown 209 at 2 am and gets mugged by 5 thugs then says,oh you can't mug me i am not flagged for pvp lol.Point being there is a fine line we cannot cross when comes to game design and aiming for the best immersion,we will never have 100% immersion in a game or 100% balance nor will every player be happy in he same game with the same ideals.

    A developer "pretending" they can cater to everyone is fooling themselves.IMO aim for one or the other and make it the best you can and keep that one  target audience really happy.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelPosts: 23,352MMORPG.COM Staff Epic
    edited February 27
    PvX (Both)
    I voted for both, though I probably tend to lean more to the PvE side with a sprinkling of PvP thrown in for variety. I think any game that is solely one or the other is missing something. The more variety of players in a game, the healthier the community, I believe. No one should, however, EVER be forced to PvP or PvE if that's not their choice. WoW used to do a good job at that...until Legion showed up with its abysmal PvEvP "Warden Towers" and OP "world PvP".


  • RecoreRecore Posts: 7,194Member Epic
    PvX (Both)
    I am 50 / 50 on both PVP and PVP.
  • TillerTiller Posts: 5,774Member Rare
    PvX (Both)
    I like both, but I like PvP when I want to PvP, not forced. Flagging system like SWG was preference.

    SWG pre-cu vet, elder Jedi, elder BH -Bloodfin

  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAPosts: 3,073Member Uncommon
    PvP
    I thought I had the both one highlighted, but apparently I only had PvP. Oh well I do tend to enjoy PvP the most out of anything else but if there is the option for both then I usually will enjoy PvE if it's good.
  • Jamar870Jamar870 Gilbertsville, PAPosts: 136Member Uncommon
    PvE
    I chose PvE because despite my  best efforts I usually get my butt served to me.  Don't mind going into very LARGE group PvP , since I feel my sucking wont bring my side down that much, plus I might find an opponent who is about as bad as me and therefore be evenly matched.

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