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My backround with PvP is short and never gave an opinion is any direction.
I enjoyed battle grounds in WoW and did the rogue Turion Mills thing, but that was my extent.
Several years ago my friend talked me into Battlefield 2. This is several years after release I realize I walked into an unsuspecting dis advantage. Having naive high hopes I created a sniper.
I’m sure I would be a great real life sniper, with patients of deer hunting, and not moving staying still for hours at a time, let the target come to you and don't take the shot if the odds are bad…… One thing non deer hunters don't know is a symptom called "buck fiver". It's where adrenaline coupled with stress makes a person loose physical motor skills and mentely in capable of being rational. It's very common and most have it until they gain experience. The experience comes when you reach a point where you don't care !.... Once you realize you don't care, is when you overcome……. I've reached this goal, and convinced it would apply to video game PvP.
I'll not mention 28 years experience in Kung fu, and unbelievable knowledge of how people react to combat. I can go hours on this topic.
Soon realizing everyone else excelled with twitch combat, along with 360 view generated by un natural video game technology I should be good anyway given time. My real life skills should turn the tides after nature of patients kicks in.
NO…….. EVERYTHING WAS EXPLOITED !!!!!.... Everyone knew every trick the game had in their back pocket. Absolutely nothing was natural to real life. Their was not a single rock or high vantage point a person could hide on any map….. You were instantly found and quickly. View distance and picking out movement was a game trick and in no way natural……. It was a video game natural, not a real natural.
Later I played Darkfall,
I must say, surprisingly more natural. BUT Developers of a better system still had it's problems…. How do you reward experience? In a video game it's a must or boredom will set in, it's a necessity. Developers decided to go with a Prowse system. Giving points for doing anything gains you strength.
NO………EVERYTHING WAS EXPLOITED !!!!!...... Everyone, everyone, had huge hours invested. Mathematically is was bewildering how people found this time, totally impossible, yet EVERYONE did. Two months of doing suggested tree cutting and other skills will gain you nothing.
Get this, I'm not making this up:
Every safe zone had a two room sewer system where you can improve you skill by redundant rat killing. The room were packed solid of players. Killing rats for hours, people were in when I got their two hours later still their !
I actually took a summer vacation and played countless hours all wasted.
To each their own,
It's rush or a high !...... But time and energy, fully and un natural exploited, add P2W and cash shops..........really ?
Black Desert Online comes to mind.