Right, so I was recently mucking about WAR / RoR and that made me question my stance towards PvE and PvP. PvP generates a stronger "reflex", so I chose to focus on that. This is the meat of the matter:
PvP is..."hot". It's very intense, very gripping when it happens and I literally feel more alive because of it. But! It's the equal to wanting to have an intercourse with a hot stranger - it's a very intense and focused activity ; nothing much going on. Also! My perfectionism(...gee thanks Hardcore and GW 1) complexes get in the way and I want to fight, I don't want any escorts, supplies etc. Note: This is about CONSENSUAL PvP ; Griefing can fuck right off.
PvE, otoh, is generally quite a relaxing activity, but it's also quite dull and rote. I like being in control, I like doing whatever, I like the general premise of PvE(even group one which I don't like half as much), but it simply does not have the "spark" of consensual PvP. And neither does it compare well to Singleplayer RPGs. Because if a game is good in SP elements(SWTOR, TSW, OtherLands etc)...why is it not a Singleplayer game?
What do you think?