This week’s Community Spotlight focuses on the thread “Largest scale PvP/Best PvP?” by Greymoor. In the thread, Greymoor asserts that Darkfall has the largest scale and best PvP offerings out of all the games out there, but he’s got an open mind, so he asks the MMORPG.com community if they feel any other games offer better PvP:
This of course discounts EvE which has massive fights but it's not the same as physically controlling your character.
I believe Darkfall has the largest and best PvP scene out of all the currently released MMOs, are there any MMO's you'd put up out there as simular sized / action packed PvP?
Aion came close to the size of the actual PvP but we all know those fortress battles were just one sided lag fests.
Never played a game with better PvP than DF. WoW and Aion had good PvP but it was of a different type and didn't get the adrenline going.
So what say you? Are there better PvP games out there?
Mortal Online promised something simular although less PvP based. (The game still needs work though)
Astoria agrees that Darkfall has some solid PvP, though he notes that Warhammer Online also offered some good PvP fun:
Darkfall definitely can have some good city fights. The only other game that has been consistently fun large scale PvP recently for me is Warhammer. Unlike DF, you can be constantly in PvP and that is how you level mainly. However, no loot, kinda just respawn fairly close by for most maps and run back so there isn't much virtual fear as much as DF and definitely no death penalty like EVE.
I was in keep fights in Aion near launch, but they were 100% a numbers game imo. There is zero skill in building your character, just RNG and time. WAR at least has different ways you can roll.
Looking forward to Earthrise. It has the tools to allow largescale PvP, but lag etc hasn't really been tested. Right now they're on a sortof temp test server even.
Axehilt feels that PlanetSide offered the best large scale PvP, but doesn’t really feel that any of the current crop of MMOs are worth any accolades as far as “best PvP” goes:
Best large-scale PVP: Planetside
Best PVP: I find the best PVP in LOL currently (and in the past from FPSes, fighting games, and RTSes.)
Personally I feel it's sort of a joke to call it "PVP" when fights are completely pre-determined like they are in DF or EVE, where there's no interesting decisions to be made during the fight. All of the important decisions are made before the fight, and tend to be so abstract or bland that they're not very interesting (basically (a) mass more friends, and/or (b) accumulate more wealth/progression.)
But some people like the zerg and grind.
I like when combat is an interesting match of wits and skill with my opponent. Completely different from what you find in DF/EVE.
Stridar feels the game “Rising Force Online” offers both some of the best and largest scale PvP:
Rising Force online had some very fun, very large scale PvP that I have to rank up there with my PvP fights in AC, SB, DF, Dark Age of Camelot and Eve. I can't believe some people answered WoW PvP....what?
For biggest fights that I've personally been in it's been Rising Force with a few hundred player on 3 different sides. The most fun pvp would probably be some of the smaller 20-25 people groups in Shadowbane.
What others have said about Eve is completely true, I'm still learning it so i can't say to much about it. It's easy to see that just selecting a target and hitting orbit at a certain distance is not the way to win a fight.
Currently, I prefer the PvP in DC Universe Online, though I used to be a WAR junkie. On a PvP server in DCUO the entire concrete jungle of Gotham City is my playground, and the quest design lends itself well to facilitating some random large scale (and action packed) street fights. Kicking a guy in the teeth so he flies off a building and then comboing him all the way down to ground level is an experience you really can’t get anywhere else!