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I was browsing around a bit and ran across this. Guess there are some changes coming.
PVP is good. I think it makes game more fun. I signed up for beta, hopefully I will get the key.
I thought the same thing. PvP is a real need for me in a MMO.
Originally posted by nubbins so they finally realized that people like to fight with other people and not with mindless entites consisting of vertices and pixels whose only motivation to fight is by predetermined scripted actions ?
No, some people like that. Others don't.
Two basic groups of MMORPG gamers:
1) Community types who like High Fantasy and see the game as an extension of a big chat room.
2) FPS-addicts who see online gaming as competitive.
I've played both and never really like PvP, even when I was the one kicking butt. I do, however, like occasionally griefing someone in a PvE game, like pulling a train in EQ1. Go figure.
PvP can easily make or break a game. It depends on the game itself and the people who play it.
EQ1 was never really a pvp game. The first servers to be consolidated when subscribers started declining were the pvp servers.
EQ2 could of had some pvp potential of Qeynos vs Freeport, but SOE never bothered to develop that and went back to the old EQ1 model of leveling grinding.
WoW and DAoC both are pvp oriented games. Yet they also allow non pvpers to play, have fun and advance. Neither game "forces" you to pvp if you don't want to.
EVE Online is graphically beautiful and a nice change of pace from a sword & sorcery MMOG, but the hardcore pvp aspect I'm sure has kept its subscriber numbers much lower than they could be.
If LOTRO is going to be successful I would say they should do a pvp model similar to WoW or DAoC. Have a pvp gank-fest server for those people that want 24/7 pvp action. Have a restricted "casual" pvp server for the rest of the players. What people have to remember, both developers and players alike, is that not everyone enjoys pvp. Getting "wtf pwned" at level 1 by a level 20 is a sure way to lose a subscriber, who will then tell all his friends not to play.