I feel that EmE has greatly erred with the Vanarch GvG system on PvE servers.
First, there are SIX
GvG Vanarchy zones on PvE servers -- a full 40% of the provinces. A large majority of us rolled on PvE servers because we do NOT have an interest in open world PvP. There will be very little competition for these provinces, as there are few PvP guilds, and even fewer with the resources required to register.
Second, have a look at the list of Vanarch GvG provinces on the Dragonfall server for the next election
Essentially, the four "best" (most profitable/highest visibility) provinces are GvG this time around. This discourages the very spirit of the Vanarch system -- competition.
It seems to me that it would make sense to have one (maybe two, occasionally) of the "best" zones as a GvG target, so that it will encourage competition for the few interested PvP guilds on PvE servers. As it stands now, the system simply encourages these guilds to band together, pick a province, and easily take it. The reality is that there will be no competition. Will six guilds even sign up for Vanarch GvG...? I have my doubts.
You see, on PvE servers, GvG has become exceedingly rare -- even on a high population server like Dragonfall. GvG is heavily slanted toward small, organized guilds, and now that they have established themselves as the server's PvP guilds, no one wants to GvG with them (they rarely even fight against each other).
Further, they'll now be able to theoretically charge 15% taxes with no recourse for removing them from office. They are already the richest and best geared guilds -- and they'll be in office until they get bored, because they have no competition. Sure, maybe every few months a new PvP guild will spawn, and replace one of the dying ones. But beyond that, they basically just have the keys to the candy store.
Plainly, this is a vastly ill-conceived system on PvE servers. More to the point: It sucks. I do hope that EmE will reconsider Vanarch GvG on PvE servers after its inevitable failure this time around.
Edited by: Greene
11 months ago