Edited by: Muzein over 1 year ago
I don't understand the mentality of hatred PvPers tend to have towards strictly-PvEers, either. To me, it's a bit like eaters of strawberry ice cream touting their superiority over those who prefer vanilla. PvE or PvP is a matter of taste; sometimes, I enjoy the risk involved in trying to quest on a PvP server wherein anybody could attack me at any given moment. That type of play can foster a great sense of camaraderie on the one hand because players tend to group up to ward off attackers, but it can create a mentality in others that they need to be overly hostile and aggressive to show dominance. PvE servers tend to be more relaxing to play on because a person can pick up their quests and go about completing them without the fear of inconvenient deaths. There is still e-peen jousting, but it can largely be ignored. You can block someone who brags about their "mad skillz", but you can't necessarily escape every PvP encounter. Sometimes, I want one play experience, and sometimes I want the other. I see no problem with people who choose to play the game in a manner that they find enjoyable.
Taemira on 04/14/2012, 05:07 PMI play PvE because I generally don't like attacking a person with the element of surprise, and I hate it when it happens to me.
When I want to focus on a task in-game, I don't like being interrupted, even if it's an in-game interruption.
It's not like I don't PvP at all... I love dueling friends for fun. Both know when the fight starts and both have an equal chance of ending it. It's all up to skill, and not levels (as generally if a player is 5 levels higher than you, you don't accept the challenge without knowing your chances of losing).
My thoughts exactly. There's no skill involved in an unfair fight to begin with (unless the underdog comes out on top, then that's just sad and the ambusher should just uninstall the game).
And just because I can hide behind a character online, I'm not going to act like a total d-bag because that's just not me. It's the same reason why I don't go camping out in front of the newbie camp in other MMOs. There's no sense of accomplishment and all you do is ruin other people's experiences.
GenName on 04/14/2012, 04:54 PMCyliana on 04/14/2012, 04:47 PMPvE is for people who can't handle unconditional PvP, hence they are looked down upon accordingly.
Yes, it's really a shame that the group of 30 guilded people that only travel together when looking for PvP look down on others that enjoy setting up and entering balanced matches where the outcome won't be so lopsided.
I know you don't have friends, fairly obvious thanks to your bad taste in sarcasm but no need to make it that clear.
If you're stupid enough to not be able to avoid groups with PvP'ers with a 5 second channel swapping system you do indeed classify as a PvE n00b and should stay there, missing out half the game's content accordingly. Thanks.
Kinda saved yourself with the "not painting a picture for all pvp folks"
Because I was going to say in high school I was the bully/jock. I was an "in the closet nerd" I loved gaming but I had a very healthy social life, I'm currently engaged to a very attractive woman and I run my own company. I could be lying as this is the internet so I can say whatever I'd like, but all these things can be verified if it REALLY bothers you.
It sounds to me like you got ganked 1 too many times and you're angry at 99% of PvP'ers for it. Wanna talk about it buddy? Step into my PM office, I'm a great listener.
Because people who roll on a PvE server is paying for their sub, while forgoing a feature of the game. At the end, they're not playing the game to its fullest potential.
Somniare on 04/14/2012, 05:05 PMBecause people who roll on a PvE server is paying for their sub, while forgoing a feature of the game. At the end, they're not playing the game to its fullest potential.
You make it sound like you HAVE to PK someone in order to play the game to the fullest potential. Even if this game only had PvP servers, I'm still not going to attack someone who's occupied with a mob/quest.
PvP servers just give you a chance to troll people (imo). There's honestly nothing important missing from the PvE servers. If I wanted an open world fight, I'll just request a duel with someone so at least we both start the fight on an equal footing.
As for leveling in OWPvP; the players may be the same level, as we're mostly all in level-appropriate zones doing quests, etc... but PvP encounters are completely unscripted. Everyone knows where to go to find the harpy den to collect 6 apples for their quest. Nobody however, knows when or where PvP action will spring up. It's something that you are always on guard and prepared for.