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  Satarious

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Joined: 1/06/08
Posts: 1056

2/13/14 12:31:45 AM#101
Originally posted by DrDwarf
Originally posted by keithian

Im trying to figure out how a PVEer gets into PVP and slowly works there way into it to improve without feeling like an idiot lol. You read the chat box with any PVP game and it just feels so much more hostile than the PVE chat box. 

-"No idiots go to that keep"

-"Why should I listen to leaders if the leaders aren't doing jack S%$T."

etc.

I really hope they have a way to let people who want to try not feel like between the rants and the overwhelming nature of PVP in general in a huge zone, that there is a way to break people in. Maybe PVPers will feel like the only way to do that is to jump right into the fire and die and learn. Thats intimidating to a lot of PVErs I think. I always felt more comfortable in scenarios which were tightly controlled and easier to dive into without feeling overwhelmed.

Any suggestions? lol

Follow the zerg.  No skill required.

Good laugh for a week or so then it gets boring when you realise it is just a zerg.

I've been in disorganized zergs and I've been in well run, organized zergs.  As in real life, success increases dramatically with quality leadership and the rank & file who fall in line.  Disorganized zergs pretty much get farmed by the organized zergs.  If you find yourself in the typical zerg (probably 90%) with a bunch of divas who prefer to do their own thing, you know you're in trouble.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c

  osc8r

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Joined: 8/30/06
Posts: 701

2/13/14 12:41:11 AM#102
Originally posted by Satarious
Originally posted by DrDwarf
Originally posted by keithian

Im trying to figure out how a PVEer gets into PVP and slowly works there way into it to improve without feeling like an idiot lol. You read the chat box with any PVP game and it just feels so much more hostile than the PVE chat box. 

-"No idiots go to that keep"

-"Why should I listen to leaders if the leaders aren't doing jack S%$T."

etc.

I really hope they have a way to let people who want to try not feel like between the rants and the overwhelming nature of PVP in general in a huge zone, that there is a way to break people in. Maybe PVPers will feel like the only way to do that is to jump right into the fire and die and learn. Thats intimidating to a lot of PVErs I think. I always felt more comfortable in scenarios which were tightly controlled and easier to dive into without feeling overwhelmed.

Any suggestions? lol

Follow the zerg.  No skill required.

Good laugh for a week or so then it gets boring when you realise it is just a zerg.

I've been in disorganized zergs and I've been in well run, organized zergs.  As in real life, success increases dramatically with quality leadership and the rank & file who fall in line.  Disorganized zergs pretty much get farmed by the organized zergs.  If you find yourself in the typical zerg (probably 90%) with a bunch of divas who prefer to do their own thing, you know you're in trouble.

Unfortunately without collision detection, and friendly fire it often boils down to whoever has the biggest zerg wins.

Add to that little death penalty (just rez and run back, yay!) and you have PVP that gets boring quick. At least IMO.

With that said, i haven't had a chance to try ESO PVP yet, but if it turns out to be another variation of musical forts between zergs i'll be extremely disappointed.

  Ryoshi1

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Joined: 1/21/14
Posts: 141

2/13/14 1:03:48 AM#103
haha not sure which server you were playing but it was all zerg and little (being very generous) to no stealth groups. The one with the biggest zerg wins by sheer numbers or numbers of polys to lag the other person :D Still a bit better though.
  Satarious

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Joined: 1/06/08
Posts: 1056

2/13/14 1:14:36 AM#104
Originally posted by osc8r
 

Unfortunately without collision detection, and friendly fire it often boils down to whoever has the biggest zerg wins.

Add to that little death penalty (just rez and run back, yay!) and you have PVP that gets boring quick. At least IMO.

With that said, i haven't had a chance to try ESO PVP yet, but if it turns out to be another variation of musical forts between zergs i'll be extremely disappointed.

We're pretty much on the same page when it comes to the "rez and run back" issue that plagues the MMOs of today.  In fact, if I had my way,I would go so far as to completely get rid of the player ability to resurrect.  Way too many MMO games these days have significantly reduced the penalty of death.  In GW2, for instance, EVERY single player can resurrect a downed player.  Talk about pitiful.  In the name of convenience and satisfying the "entitled", they have indirectly ruined the fun of large scale warfare by ripping out the consequences.  At the very least, a player who dies in battle should be kept from returning (either by distance or time) for a reasonable amount of time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c

  Draemos

Hard Core Member

Joined: 2/20/10
Posts: 1481

2/13/14 1:22:56 AM#105
Originally posted by gervaise1

For those who bother to PvP I see mostly:

  • zergs
  • small scale stealth/sniping.
People leaving will make it very difficult early on - don't expect "realm" pride when 50% or 75% or whatever leave and home campaign numbers fall. Not the same as server mergers but still. One reason I see zergs dominating. 
 
This is irrelevant because of how the server architecture works, its a benefit of the "megaserver".  The game fills up instances and then replicates new instances when the ones they have are full.  Ultimately, you'll always have instances that are at or near the population cap.   If Zergs are a major issue, you can always lower the population cap of an instance to encourage smaller group play
 
No clear race distinction won't help - trying to pick out the right target in a mass of people is never easy at the best of times.
 
Sounds like a real War.  Highlight someone, if they glow red... they're a bad guy.  It's not really that hard.
 
And I wonder how many gankers will be Imperials ...
 
Imperials look like every other human race....

DAoC had a lot of good points - it was a "genteel" game from a different time lets say. It also had its share of problems.

The limit on how often you can change your home realm - ex-DAoC players will know why. The mega-server tech will, imo, bring the "dawn raid" issue of there being no point in talking a keep and trying to defend it. It could also result in 24 hour guilds. From my experience in DAoC there are possibilities - I used to be in a 24 hour guild in DAoC  Mostly however I suspect it will be a reason not to look after keeps and simply zerg. 

And - like them or lump them - zergs are the de-facto order of play these days!

As to small scale stealth / sniping ... where these issues ever a problem in DAoC... cough, splutter. Well they have come up with a solution ... everyone can! There will be a gnashing of teeth however.

Two final points. First DAoC was, in the grand scheme of things, played by very few people so not that many appreciate the good and bad points of the game - and it had both. Second Zenimax cannot "copy" DAoC - EA own the copyright. (Yes Rob Denton heading up a "new" studio to "re-vamp" UO and DAoC but still an EA studio - sink or swim imo.) 

This is nonsense.  Every MMO copies other MMOs.  THere is no copyright on gameplay elements.

 

  a6point6

Novice Member

Joined: 1/02/14
Posts: 47

2/13/14 2:40:08 AM#106

It's easy to know factions apart, set enemy play lifebar always on. Go for the red bars and kill.

 

  Warjin

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Joined: 10/25/09
Posts: 1208

2/13/14 3:49:47 AM#107
Originally posted by spizz

I did join today the first time pvp and all I can say is the following without talking about content:

 

 

FREAKING AWESOME - EPIC Battles with siege weapons

 

 

 

Please tell me this, player enemies, can you see there nameplates passively or does the enemy have to be targeted ?

  kosac

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Joined: 4/21/05
Posts: 199

2/13/14 3:53:08 AM#108
enabling coat of arms upper enemy healtbar is must have option in pvp.. i want this feature for party and guild members to.. this is only one feature what i realy need in this game...
  askdaboss

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Joined: 9/13/11
Posts: 457

2/13/14 3:55:43 AM#109
Originally posted by a6point6

It's easy to know factions apart, set enemy play lifebar always on. Go for the red bars and kill.

It's easy: the people who are standing in line next to you are your own faction, the guys you see keeping just enough distance to not be hit by a bow/spell/pull are the foes.

  Warjin

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Joined: 10/25/09
Posts: 1208

2/13/14 4:17:34 AM#110
Originally posted by kosac
enabling coat of arms upper enemy healtbar is must have option in pvp.. i want this feature for party and guild members to.. this is only one feature what i realy need in this game...

 Help me understand, I can enable healthbar to see my enemy and they can see me if they have that option on,, but will sneek hide my big red healthbar over my head to the enemy if I use it?

  reggiemw

Novice Member

Joined: 12/06/13
Posts: 33

2/13/14 4:31:04 AM#111

It seems to me that all the people that complain about zerges were the ones following the zerg. The zone is huge. Did you take your time of exploring it ? Do you know all the chokepoints/area's already where stealth will be hanging out or where groups vs group combat will form ? Did you yourself form a small band or go solo and pick off people rushing to defend ?

Probably not. What people do most of the time when they want to check out pvp they go where the action is. Like you probably did.

What i dont understand is that people cant reason well enough to know things need to develop like they do in any other game with large scale pvp.

 

Also even though daoc had its group vs group combat which many loved and solo's picking off solo's in stealth etc what daoc was also about was invasions and defending them off. Large zerges that enter your realm, or you theirs, and from there on you had incredibly cool large epic fights all over the place. I for one loved those epic battles and i know many others did.

The point is that cyrodill, like frontiers, offers wide open spaces for all kinds of fights. Even a zerg fight looks awesome with people scattered all over the place on a wide open field. Its like watching armies clash.

Over time people will look for fights on bridges and what not and groups vs group combat will form.

What i really dont get is that its beyond many people's reasoning capabilities to see what cyrodill opertunity wise. They see zerges fighting over keep and come to the simple conclusion itll just be zerg combat. And this in a zone thats so big that if you want you''ll be pvping all day without seeing a single zerg ever. But no they just see the zerg and come to a simple conclusion.

Where there's zerges there's people rushing to defend and thus people to be picked off and killed.

Besides that .... what do you expect ? Cyrodill is about who owns what keeps. Like daoc's frontiers was.

Dont blame the game. Blame mentality of the players including your own. Daoc's success was because of player's mentality. lets just hope cyrodill will form the same mentality.

Daoc started out with looking for fights near the portal keeps, zerg vs zerg.Even though over time it developed into something more then that but in the end it was Always zerg vs zerg. We invade your homeland with massive numbers and you invade ours. Without it groups would Always be looking for other groups in the same area. Its all connected and each pvp component needs the other.

 

 

 

 

  DrDwarf

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Joined: 9/05/08
Posts: 502

2/13/14 8:50:19 AM#112
Originally posted by a6point6

It's easy to know factions apart, set enemy play lifebar always on. Go for the red bars and kill.

 

And why didnt they implement player names above those health bars ?   

Was it to reduce lag ?  

Can this potentially be rectified with an Add On ?

Knowing who it is that has or is trying to kill you (especially outside the zerg) is hugely important to PVP.

One of my first non MUD RPGs was Legend of Mir 2.

In Legend of Mir 2 there were no factions but you could be killed and would drop a % of the items you wore or had in your bags if you were killed.

There were safe zones in cities and a system of turning your character brown or red.    brown was if you had attacked another player who wasnt a criminal (red) but they hadnt died.   

A red character had killed several other players who were not brown and was thus deemed a pker.  A certain amount iof time had to pass without pking to go back to normal.

They were not allowed in cities and thus had no safe zones.  

Later they implemented a prison zone which was camped like mad.  

Red players pretty much dropped everything they were carrying and most of their gear if killed.

Players had teleportation scrolls which would teleport you to a safe zone or a random location in the zone.    So if you were attacked you could hit one of these and get away.  you might find you landed in some mobs though and die so using them wasnt without risk either. 

Red players using teleport scrolls could land in cities or next to npcs who would kill them instantly.  

In this system you didnt want to die.   Killing was fun and had risks as well as reward.    

You had to decide to wear your best gear and risk loosing it or relying on skill with lower quality gear.

You could end up being in prison for months if you killed enough players.

People could land next to after using teleportation scrolls  and die dropping good gear you could use or sell.

So a system with no death penalties is inferior.

 

  rsealman

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2/13/14 9:34:17 AM#113

Most of you are forgetting that the keeps will be where the guilds will have to setup their stores.

So basically, endless castle flipping GW2 style will not happen once people set their minds on tactics and of course their income.

Zergs will be around, but i sense that there will be more consequences for a guild to leave their keep unattended to go out on a herp derp zerg trying to grab a defended keep.

Last beta zergs were allover the place but that was due to people wanting to learn the map and trying everything that was new.

  DrDwarf

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2/13/14 10:22:40 AM#114
Originally posted by rsealman

Most of you are forgetting that the keeps will be where the guilds will have to setup their stores.

So basically, endless castle flipping GW2 style will not happen once people set their minds on tactics and of course their income.

Zergs will be around, but i sense that there will be more consequences for a guild to leave their keep unattended to go out on a herp derp zerg trying to grab a defended keep.

Last beta zergs were allover the place but that was due to people wanting to learn the map and trying everything that was new.

Well this happened in Warhammer.      I ran the largest guild in the world shortly after release with the cap of 500 players if I remember correctly.

What happens is at night another Guild comes and takes "your" keep.

So you try recruit a night team a 24hr guild with loose rules and expectations to try and encourage members to fight and play around some common activities that means your guild adds value for members and is fun.

Then you find out that a team of 4 can kite the boss .. so a team of 4 can take the keep in minutes.

Not many players want to do guard duty at 4 am with no reward for doing so even if they could be on at 4 am.

All very well saying ambush people.  Thats fine too until you realise you get more in the zerg and the zerg will often zerg down your nice little ambush spot.

You made PVE a solo enterprise with max of 4 players in a group for dungeons.  

All of a sudden we expect a large % of the playerbase - who are in five guilds btw - to become capable willing team members that can take orders and follow them through.  

It isnt going to happen.

i can see small guilds developing to do certain organised pvp events but holding them together if the rest of the game is crap or unbalanced and exploitable will not be easy.

Most players dont give a toss about anyone other than themselves and you cant blame them when game mechanics have evolved to reward solo play.

Having a guild auction house wont matter to most of these players or at least having one all the time.   Making a PVE player go to a PVP zone to use an auction house wont work either.  Why should PVP players play to keep auction houses open for PVE players that dont put in the work to win keeps in pvp to have guild auction houses in the first place ?

Guilds will offer them to players simply to be large guilds but there is no payoff for anyone really. Solo pve players that join large guilds get lots of benefits for doing nothing.  They would stupid to join a small guild and have a tinby % of those benefits and have obligations to "work" for the leadership or team mates.   They will take the path of least effort for them.

Oh and of course (ofc) i am in 5 guilds with chars in different factions and a load of different "instances" or "phases" of cryodil or whever it is called !  So a guild will be split across multiple instances and anything you try and organise (like a nice ambush spot) can when it matters be given away by a member of your guild swapping over to another guild it is a member of and giving info away.

When your in a massive zerg about to take a boss/keep wit ha chance of a reward.. .why leave and join a small "ambush" group ?     It may happen with tight nit groups of friends but not with a majority..

 

 

  SmarnyPete

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2/13/14 11:13:27 AM#115

I am not really understanding how people can expect AvA to be like in a few beta weeekends. The last couple of beta sessions have been limited weekend game play. AvA in ESO beta is nothing like we will see once the game goes live. Currently it is just follow the guy ahead of you who is following the guy ahead of him who is following the guy ahead of him. All I did was look for a fight on a map and go there.

 

Strategy in a beta weekend? Seriously? I had chat turned off most of the time due to how toxic it was and when I was on the tab with zone chat I could care less who was trying to command and what they were saying. I was following the guy ahead of me who was following the 30 guys ahead of him. I wanted quick combat and to check out the game play for during my limited time. I wanted to see if I like the class I am playing vs another class.

 

Defending? really, no. Unless there a big fight already there. Who cares if we lost the keep on a beta weekend? I didn't because I didn't know the people I was AvA with.

 

The people I will be playing with in AvA aren't even there yet. My guild? The 20 of us in beta, only 2 had carry over characters and only us two were in AvA. Commanders and guilds who will help develop strategy for a campaign? Not there yet. If so in a shell of what they will be after weeks and weeks of ESO. My 4, 8, 12 man roaming guild groups? Not there yet. Guild alliances in one voice application? Not there yet.

 

GW2 WvWvW is probably the worst RvR there is. Does anybody try to keep reinforcements out of towers and keeps? No. It is a DPS door/Wall race. The GW2 maps are so small it is a clock face rotation around a map. A zerg can be anwhere on the map in a minute. With nobody having any strategy or map coordination in ESO AvA still felt way more like Warhammer then WvW.


GW2 zerg is all about stacking and one button mashing. Very lame. AvA will not be about stacking because you are not stacking might and stability on each other. Zerg fights were spread out allowing lots of small group fighting all over the place. Small organized 4 mans were actually guarding paths and keeping all of us 99% unorganized people from getting back to the action. AvA looks to be way more voice app focus firing then running around AoEing in a 25 stacked might group. Plus one person with a stun ultimate in crouch can stun a whole zerg who is trying to stack on each other.

 

The GW2 WvWrs are going to have a hard time in AvA because all they know is to stack and roll as one. As people figure out AvA and group synergy trying to stack might groups will fail and everything behind them will be turning colors. Alliances will learn 6 groups of 12 moving behind lines will have much more success taking territory then one group of 50. If map chat calls out the location of a zerg a 12 man group can just go into crouch mode and let the zerg pass. Go hit the keep zerg because we have  8 x 12mans rolling in your territory. Heck just have a few people with ultimate stun abilities and stealth/crouch can troll the stacked zerg. I really do think fighting will not be bunched to avoid getting hammered by ultimates.

 

Once people are paying for the sub and guilds trying to establish stores in keeps and AvA reputations we'll see how AvA really is. As for now it is just pew pew as much as possible in the few hours weekend betas allow us. Nothing is permanent in beta and people/guilds who care about commanding don't care if they succeed in their three hour beta session.

 

People just followed the person in front of them who followed the person infront of them who followed the person infront of them who followed the person infront of them and then claimed. This is GW2 reskinned without noticing they just zerged around.

As the poster below me said, AvA is a mess right now and we just goofing.

  Nihilist

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2/13/14 12:30:17 PM#116

Obviously RvR will feel like a disorganized mob when you are a solo player in a beta weekend.

There are 2 huge reasons why ESO's RVR is in a better state than GW2:

 

1) The map is extremely large.

If 1 faction takes a huge zerg across the map, the 3rd faction will easily swoop in and take their territory which is exactly what happens in Planetside 1 and 2 and DAOC.

This didn't work in GW2 because the maps were so small that a zerg could be anywhere in one minute.

The other awesome thing about huge maps is that it opens up room for small scale group vs. group pvp. Even if your realm is heavily outnumbered, elite groups can still maneuver around and deal serious damage behind enemy lines.

 

 

2) There is an endgame objective

In DAOC each realm had relics that the other realms could steal like Merlin's staff / Thor's Hammer. This provided an incentive to make sure the home front was protected.

Planetside 2 and GW2 both failed hard in this regard. PS2 has no overall objective at all, while the GW2 ranking system was only relevant for the first few months before all the major alliances got bored and left.

In ESO you can become emperor which provides an incentive to protect your lands since running from keep to keep will eventually leave your flank vulnerable.

 

Ninja-capping in the middle of the night is an issue that no mass-pvp mmo can solve. It is the price for having a persistent world. The alternative is a system like Battlefield 4 based on short-term matches that begin and end within a set time frame.

I would argue that this style of system if far more meaningless than zerg-based pvp since in the end nothing matters because nothing is persistent.

 

  jidakra

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Joined: 2/13/14
Posts: 21

2/13/14 1:09:59 PM#117
Originally posted by SmarnyPete

I am not really understanding how people can expect AvA to be like in a few beta weeekends. The last couple of beta sessions have been limited weekend game play. AvA in ESO beta is nothing like we will see once the game goes live. Currently it is just follow the guy ahead of you who is following the guy ahead of him who is following the guy ahead of him. All I did was look for a fight on a map and go there.

Strategy in a beta weekend? Seriously? [...]

 

Created an account to type " ^this ".

You simply cannot compare GW2 WvWvW to ESO RvR. 

What GW2 does wrong:

1) The "feeling" of WvW. Its not epic. Its laggy, its way too much particle effects, its too cartoonish for something of these proportions. The whole points of RvR is to make it feel like armies fighting eachother, evoke this feeling of epicness. GW2 just fails with the design of the zone/the spells/with everything. You just cant take it seriously.

2) Waypoints. You can tp yourself to the defense of a keep instantly. You cant tp directly to a keep under attack, but you are there within a minute regardless, with swiftness. And that works for an ENTIRE ZERG. Theres no punishment for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. This makes punishment for death nonexistent. This makes the reason for defending a keep, apart from the fact that its way too easy because you can get the zerg there instantly, minimal. So what if you get another waypoint, it saves you what, 1 minute of walking time? Who cares.

3) Lack of viability for small groups. Why would you ever make a small group in GW2? You can tp the zerg to defense in a minute if needed, you clear all the content way faster, you can stack more buffs, theres no downside to it.

How ESO handles these things:

1) W o w. I've never played an MMO where PvP feels this epic. The zone, the artstyle, the performance of the engine, the LIGHTING, oh my god does Cyrodiil feel amazing. My jaw literally dropped when I first saw the nightsky being lit up by dozens of trebuchets firing at a keep with the 2 moons in the sky. No overdone spelleffects, no lag, no silly comic-bloom-huffypuffy atmosphere. Epicness done right.

2) Dear god do you have to walk for a LONG TIME if you die. 5 minutes is the shortest distance you can hope for, and thats an outpost if you have the keep right next to it. Going into enemy territory - thats 10minutes+ of walking and potentially being ambushed if you arent careful. And mounts arent a whole lot faster people, 25% increase is the fastest that was available. This makes defending a keep much more difficult as well, since you cant just tp instantly, even to the keep that makes it an at least 5 minute run, no, you have to be INSIDE of an UNCONTESTED keep to tp ANYWHERE on the map. You are attacking a keep? You wont be in time to defend on that is being attacked, unless its getting defended. And defending keeps is EXTREMELY important - you need a connected line of keeps to respawn at one. You take 3 keeps in enemy territory, but dont defend the little outpost that is connecting 2 of them and can be taken by a rather small group? Boom, you spawn all the way in your territory and that can be  T H I R T Y  minutes of running if you were at the enemies scroll!! Talk about punishment for death... Furthermore, you need all keeps in enemy territory leading up to their scroll to capture it (it gives a BIG buff for you and takes away the buff for the enemy) and all 6 keeps around cyrodiil to have an emperor (and probably some other amazing stuff that we dont know about yet) which gives amazing buffs and abilities to your forces. STRATEGY and DEFENSE is required, or you spend your time WALKING to the frontlines, and being KILLED by SMALL groups hiding in stealth.

3) No huge red glowing nametags here for you to see your enemies from 100 miles away. Stealth is name of the game for small groups. You can hide from zergs, scout out zergs (which is extremely important because of point 2, if you scout well you can actually defend and adapt to what your enemy is doing and outmaneuver them!!), take essential outposts that are needed for the respawn-link in small groups and you seem to get more alliancepoints that you can spend for siege-gear, equipment, you name it. I think the points get split among all players contributing to a kill/capture, since I got huge chunks of them when i killed someone solo. Furthermore, there is a limit to how many siegeweapons you can build for attack and defense of a keep. I wont name the exact number, but its smaller than full raid. The rest of zerg then has the choice between standing around doing nothing, since most NPCs are inside the inner walls of the keep or unreachable ON them, or splitting up to capture the little mills/farm/mine around the keep, or defending their siegeweapons against enemies. People operating the weapons have literally no vision behind them and are sitting ducks to any enemies approaching. No 200 people hammering on a keepdoor like in GW2 here. Plus you seem to get way less alliancepoints for killing and capturing things in a huge zerg and you make yourself extremely vulnerable to attacks of multiple small groups, since it takes so long to go and defend a keep.

They dont make the mistakes of Warhammer either, there is no immediate gear-reward whatsoever for taking a keep. You get a buff and take away said buff from the enemy, you increase your chances of advancing further, you get another spawnpoint on the map and take away one from the enemy. All of these rewards are HUGE, but only for the purpose of achieving a GOAL - taking the enemy scrolls, pushing for Cyrodiil, establishing mapcontrol, etc. Nothing for the individual that couldnt be gained by simply killing other players. The reward is extremely helpful in terms of accomplishing the goal of you alliance. The reason why warhammer turned into zerg-rotation RvR, actually avoiding enemies, was because of the fact that you would get really good LOOT for capturing a keep! Both your forces and the enemies would just run around in a circle farming this loot, avoiding enemy contact. 

Having played the awesomeness that was Vanilla WoW Alterac and Southshore pvp, moving on to WAR RvR and coming back to WoW to become a Gladiator and releasing an open-PvP movie in WotLK, i've had my fair share of MMORPG PvP.

I didnt play the first beta weekend of ESO despite being invited, because I thought this game was going to be awful, simply milking the popularity of the ES franchise, just as SWTOR did. I only installed the client for the 2nd beta-event because I had a free weekend after exams and what I found was an amazing PvP experience, the likes of which I've never experienced before. I cant say that this game will be a success in terms of PvP, a lot of it depends on endgame balance. However, the foundation for great RvR as well as small scale PvP within this RvR is there.

And after looking at the cinematic and realizing that its essentially about PvP, as well as the fact that already some abilities differentiate between player and non-player effects, I am hopeful that the PvP in this game will be as good as it can be.

  Satarious

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2/13/14 5:10:03 PM#118
Originally posted by rsealman

Most of you are forgetting that the keeps will be where the guilds will have to setup their stores.

So basically, endless castle flipping GW2 style will not happen once people set their minds on tactics and of course their income.

Zergs will be around, but i sense that there will be more consequences for a guild to leave their keep unattended to go out on a herp derp zerg trying to grab a defended keep.

Last beta zergs were allover the place but that was due to people wanting to learn the map and trying everything that was new.

AMEN!  Someone around here has a brain.  CONSEQUENCES is the name of the game, folks.  We need more of them, not less.  Too much hand holding and convenience at the expense of fun in your typical MMO these days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c

  Kamosabe

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2/13/14 7:27:18 PM#119
From the PvP i played and what i get to know about, i have big hopes for the game, to become a worthy successor to Daoc RvR. Stealth for all classes is going to be awesome for small scale pvp. (http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/the-elder-scrolls-online-hands-on-first-person-mode-skills-stealth-and-more/)
  xerri

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Joined: 12/25/13
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2/13/14 9:15:13 PM#120
Originally posted by boxsnd
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
Originally posted by boxsnd
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
Originally posted by boxsnd
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

Its daoc R vR but they forgot one important imgredient.....

realmpoints

trough PvP in DAoC there was a system to continously keep gaining realmpoints and in the first 3 years noboddy got to max.... Continous progression of a character, no matter how small is important for individual players..

 

it wasnt there at release, but after a few months when players started leaving because the lack of progression yhey added the system and it worked.... It kept people playing...

Which makes it more like GW2, not DAoC. 

No, not even close...  In Gw2 i stuck with battlegrounds PvP... Because the rvr pvp never felt right to me in the first place... Must have been how the areas where build and the spelleffects cluttering my whole screen....  For some reason this game comes very close to what i loved from the mechanics of RvR in DAoC...

 

and i am sure the team will realise soon enough that they need to add a system of endgame character progression...  The PvP trees are not really enough to keep people entertained...  I am pretty sure they will add something sattisfying when the time is right post release

 

in the long run, i also hope they add some small group PvP instanced content....  In general those work great as a quick diversion from PvE... Just a quick game or two...  Maybe in an adventure setting ...

So why exactly did it feel right? The combat system is nothing like DAoC, CC is nothing like DAoC, leveling is nothing like DAoC, it has no meaningful PvP progresssion. To me it sounds nothing like DAoC. Please explain.

Its indeed hard to explain, my question is simple, did you play it?

 

well, i did, and it totally surprised me, the combat system fell in its place and  it felt like it was build with one single thing in mind... Group based PvP...  But  i think the things that felt most akin DAoC where the zone design and the fact that spelleffects didnt clutter the whole screen..   And there where offcourse the elder scrolls that have the same function as the relics,...  There are also realmranks..  I think  the imperial city will be kind of Darkness falls alike... 

 

You reLly need to experience it for yourself, but it just felt more like Daoc then Gw2 has ever felt..

 

not surprisingly, since some of the core developers come from Daoc, however i agree with you that i cant u derstand why they still have leftsome lessons learned from daoc out of the game....

But I did play it. All players did was mindless zerging, which reminded me much of GW2. The alliance points you get seem more like honor/arena points from WoW than RPS. I don't see how this can come even close to DAoC. It is completely different and not in a good way.

Don't forget it was the 1st 72hrs most people even got to try the PvP  waite a few more betas to see how it pans out  its way better then GW2  WvWvW   ill give it that much

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