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Devs seem to talk alot about large scale pvp, which usually ties into the famous rvr style pvp created by DAOC. I never played it myself, but i asked in another thread how big it was compared to GW2's WVW (for obvious reasons) and was told the vanilla version alone was 3 times the size. That wvw is the size of a single fronter. (If this is incorrect, i apologize. However, i feel my point remains)
I've already been disapointed with the so called "large scale" in today's mmo, but this put it all into greater perspective.
Now, keep in mind that i'm not drawing comparasions to DAOC's overall systems or mechanics, or anything to do with open world pvp. This thread is simply about the size of the landmass in the pvp maps of today.
Look at some recent examples: Illum in SWTOR, Fusang in TSW, Conquest in Rift. The best of all is, IMO, GW2's wvw, but, here's the thing. Looking at the full map, the Boarderlands, seem to be abit bigger than the Eternal Battleground (the center map). However, since the 3 BLs are copy pasted, if you cut them off, you lose more than, or atleast as much as, 50% of the entire map.
Now, i'm not hating this games at all (read my post history, i really like TSW and GW2 even), but it's just to use examples. Personally, when i look and put these pvp areas into perspective, they don't feel big scale at all.
To even go further, i looked at that new dungeon in wvw which is suppose to be inspired by Darkness Falls, but when i saw it, it looked far more like a small room than an actuall dungeon. And just watched videos and maps of DF, and the comparision is ridiculous.
To conclude my post, i'm not trying to say that we need every single mmo to be the size of DAOC. I'm simply trying to say that, when i imagine large scale pvp, i imagine a huge area where you can feel it goes far, far beyong what the eyes can see and that you're just a small point in the whole thing. But in reality, what we have is BG's streched to be bigger and, because it takes more than 10 minutes to go from map edge to map edge, it can have said name.
Am i the only one that wants proper big scale pvp?
*Note- i know about Planetside 2