I was wondering about it, because I am kind of a mix between PVE and PVP, when PVE gets boring, I jump onto PVP
So I was wondering, is it laggy at all? I heard you have to aim and stuff, so I could see how that could affect it more than other traditional MMO`s. Is it somewhat balanced? Open word PVP fun?
I believe that the PvP in this game is very engaging, fun, and balanced - despite what many people say.
Then again, I do believe that fair PvP is CURRENTLY difficult to find, has no point, and is a little laggy at times.
One thing that's been frustrating me a bit is when your enemy is 7 feet facing the other direction hitting you with melee attacks. Sometimes it never happens in a PvP fight and sometimes it does. When it does the results CAN be the difference between a win and a loss. As a Berserker, I put a lot of force into ONE attack, and I obviously aim where my enemy is displayed on the screen. Less than 4% of the time, even though I clearly hit the enemy, I don't hit them due to the [filtered] FRUSTRATING [filtered] LAG. In some cases, I lose after that [filtered].
It's difficult to find fair PvP because when you find someone and outlaw, piles of random people start doggy-styling your [filtered] and you end up dead in a 2+v1 50-60% of the time. Outlawed players are almost non-existent.
However, GvGs are really nice because most of the time, the fights are fair (unless guilds travel in groups) because random people can't ruin your fight unless they outlaw like douchers.
The second worse thing about PvP (maybe first - contending with the small amount of lag) is the lack of point. There is NO reward WHATSOEVER for PvPing. Plus, if you die as an outlaw, you lose crystals, so PvP is kind of discouraged at the moment.
I'm just waiting for future PvP content atm - like BGs, SvS, and more. This promised future content will fix PvP and make it mostly fair and much more engaging. Also, it will be rewarding to do so.
But a LOT of people, including myself, are really wishing for rewards for OWPvP. You will find plenty of forums with people talking about solutions for OWPvP, and with the vast amount of people complaining and arguing about it, I'm fairly sure En Masse will add a reward to encourage OWPvP. If they don't, it will make us very, very sad. :(
So when I encounter players and fight them FAIRLY, I have a LOT of fun. Fair PvP is amazing in this game. The classes are balanced despite what others say.
Actually, I totally forgot about Priests and Mystics.
These are the two classes endgame that make PvP unbalanced. They are the best kiters AND they get quick little heals + infinite mana on top of that.
in group pvp all classes have a place to shine, zerkers and archers might be lacking a bit but not as much as some would like to make people think and sorcerers are very good who ever cant perform as a sorcerer needs to practice more