In an effort to avoid a wall of text I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.
PvP has destroyed the MMORPG gaming experience for all of us. The idea that a “Wizard” with huge fireballs and freezing ice spells should be a balanced fight vs a dude with a sword and shield is stupid. The idea that a class with a unique spell, making them fun and enjoyable to play in PvE, yet extremely overpowered in PvP, should lose that ability completely is stupid!
Look back at every game that has added PvP and what has become of it.
I’m not saying PvP is bad or should be removed from games. I fully enjoy PvP… In counter strike, in league of legends, in Heroes of Newerth…
MMORPG should never have balanced PvP. MASSIVE does not mean 5v5 or even less. Game balance should be on battlegrounds and huge fights. Never 1v1 or 2v2 encounters.
If a player has a huge fiery death spell that explodes another player in 1 shot, who cares? If they happen to one-shot 1 player in a 100v100 battle once every 10 min that means NOTHING in the grand scheme of things.
We can’t have interesting PvE content (or even PvP content) if every class is balanced to be 1v1 capable. At that point everyone ends up being the same with tools to combat everyone else.