Oh sweet gods of dreams fulfilled - Crowfall is coming.
Before you double check whether it's me or an imposter, yes, I know Crowfall is PvP centric. I know it's possibly free for all full loot non consensual PvP centric. I know it's "I'm going to get ganked and griefed and not be able to move around unless I've got a squadron of bodyguards around me" centric.
I don't care. It's Koster. Raph Koster on the dev team and he's doing the crafting. Raph "I did the SWG crafting system" Koster. Raph "I did the best crafting system lil Astri has ever encountered and the one she keeps looking for year after year, game after game but never finds" Koster.
The old execproducer from SWG is one of the founders - George Walton. The already existing boards are full of ex Shadowbane players since the other founder is J. Todd Coleman who was the creative director of SB. It's going to be a PvP game because their backgrounds include UI and SB and they've already specified it's a niche game for PvP nuts.
So this somewhat squishycore SWG nostalgia freak is going to get used to PvP because if that's what it takes to frolic in the Land of Koster Crafting then that's what I'll do.
I'm not saying it's going to be easy. I've already annoyed off a number of PvP pros on the forums with my "but what if I want to just... like....craft?" questions and managed to piss off a moderator (not my fault that the term carebear had been part of a major forum war the week before I got there - I use the term all the time - really!). I am wading around in posts like "I live to dominate other players and their suffering is my sustenance! rawwwwrrrrr!" from user names like Killureyesded.
I have managed to find a safe spot on the guild boards with an unnamed guild of people like myself that are there for the innovative, insanely fun aspects of the game that may or may not include PvP. I sneak around the entire forum ninja posting on anything that catches my attention and boldy hurl my not wanted opinions into threads like "Full loot or we'll die of bots!" and "Will I be able to torch people's houses?". I'm barely tolerated but so far have avoided being a major target of ill will by virtue of my harmless but enough edge to not be easy prey style.
I may not have mentioned that this is the beginning of a very long journey. Crowfall is years away from launching and there's very little that we'll actually know for sure for quite some time. In the meanwhile I'll stick with SWTOR and - yes - Istaria. Don't judge me. But I'm going to start accepting duel requests and I may even start visiting the Moors in LOTRO. It's time to toughen up and get ready for the crafting ride of a lifetime.