I think a lot of people like me are in this pool. Let me explain my background. I started playing MMORPGS back in 1998 (Yowsers, I was only 11 years old) and in 1999 I began playing EverQuest. This is where the real addiction happend, I played that until DAoC came about, then I played BOTH. I've been back and forth between EverQuest even to as late as Summer 2007. Anyway.. point is.. I played every Major MMORPG since 1999 on and off atleast for a few months, mostly EQ, DAoC, and WoW holding my interest.
I quit WoW sometime during the summer of 2007 and haven't looked back. I've played Pirates of the Burning Sea & Tabula Rasa and neither of those tickled my fancy. I've been waiting for Warhammer: Age of Reckoning since its announcement and also been keeping an eye on Age of Conan.
If you've noticed a pattern you're right.. with the exception of EQ, I'm drawn to PvP games. PvP is my crack, its my heroin, it gets me high. I get personal pleasure out of knowing the person on the other side of the screen has suffered a minor annoyance because I just destroyed their face. Now at this point some of you may be thinking, wow this guy is crazy, but trust me, I'm not alone. The thing is that feeling doesn't happen when I'm fighting newbs or anyone that doesn't pose an imminent threat to me. The lesser chance I have the more that adrenaline kicks in and the less control I have of the tremors of my hands. So I don't fall into that category of newb gankers and griefers, though I have been known to take over alliance boats and horde zeppelins on occasion just to have some fun.
You're probably saying " Well if you like PvP so much why don't you just play shooters? ". I do, and I own at shooters. The problem with shooters is I RARELY ever find a decent challenge. Lately I've occupied myself with Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty 4, and sometimes Counter Strike Source but I played that for months and wore off that rush. I'd say that less than 5% of the people out there can run with me. Sound a little arrogant? Yeah.. but unfortunately its true, but I don't think I'm good enough to compete for money or do any of those stupid CAL or CPL matches. I have a core group of RL friends and they are the few that compete with me and when we go on a server we make it so uneven that people end up leaving.
Anyway.. since I don't have that MMORPG PvP fix lately I'm starting to get bored of my newly built bad ass PC. I'm just dying in anticipation of Warhammer RvR or Age of Conan border whatever they have that could end up being cool.
I'm pretty much just rambling but what I want to get to is there hasn't been any NEW and GOOD PvP games released since.. well World of Warcraft.. and some people still don't classify that as GOOD. While it wasn't ideal, I did have fun with it and thats what counts.
I NEED PVP! Please hurry up with WAR/AoC but don't hurry too much if its gonna impact the PvP too much! Thats all.