Iam trying, and I am trying, no matter what, I just cant find anything positive out of such a design.
I was told, that FFA/FL is suppose to be exciting and fun, but even with a open mind to the concept, I still dont get this "Rush" that people speak of, that is so darn fun.
This concept of FFA/FL imo needs to be banished from all future MMO titles.
Its like basically giving INTERNET PEOPLE, the keys to ruin the INTERNET for everybody.
Imagine if this forum ran like that. No mods, just allow people to post, and say whatever the hell they want. You really believe this site would still be civil? You would basically be opening the doors for the forum to turn into a hell house of internet troll. I call it, "Controll".
this is terrible gameplay design, and I want to see it go.
Look at Guild Wars 2 for moment. the main appeal about GW2's PvE events, is that people play together and help each other out.
But in a FFA/FL environment, this isnt the case, because most of the time NOBODY CAN TRUST EACH OTHER, other than guild members. If I only wanted to play with Guild Members, well I could also do that in a Non-FFA/FL environment.
This is basically counterproductive when compared to what people here seem to be so excited over the PvE in GW2 having people work together instead of against each other.
Dont get me wrong, PvP is fun, but FFA/FL is like a lack of control of the internet community. Again like a forum, without mods.
PvP also needs control in place. This is why Factions are so popular in MMOs now days. Because it grants players a larger audience of players outside of Guilds, that they can trust to play along side, instead of playing minute to minute looking over your back for gank squads trying to steal all your hard earned work you grinded for.
FFA/FL simply needs to go.
Lets be real here,,, even in sandbox MMO, what percentage of the game's community are even PvPers/Red-Names compared to the number of players who arent?
seems like most people have more interesting activities to do other than ganking people all the time.
so again, whats the point of FFA/FL in the future of MMOs?
Its such a thing of the past, and really needs to just go.