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Great work Anet, GW2 has been tons of fun. I can't see myself going back to a P2P game while GW2 is out...

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I agree that modern PvP does suck, for the most part. "Modern" PvP being instanced battlegrounds where success is driven primarily by gear/stats and the people with more free time.

You (OP) obviously never played the games that had strategy and tactics but they did exist. DaoC and Shadowbane both required all kinds of strategy and tactics as well as skill/teamwork in execution to be successful. I remember our realm in DaoC (Midgard/Percival) would plan for weeks, if not months, for relic raid assaults or other various RvR objectives in web forums prior to doing them in game.  Putting a plan into action and adapting and overcoming was awesome, I had some of the best PvP/RvR times of my life in that game.

Nowadays the large majority wants instant gratification, without having to put in the time/work for the reward. Which brings up the other major fault of modern PvP,  the reward. The reward has transformed from being the thrill of the fight, or the excitement of victory (sometimes defeat)...to what epic purple weapon of godly'ness do I get if I do 500 battlegrounds??? To me, that is the single biggest reason why modern PvP sucks.

I PvP because I am a competitor, I play to crush/win, and there is no better way to test yourself then when against other competitors. Win or lose it is fun (most of the time :) ), I just wish there were more competitors instead of gear grinders around these days...because IMHO, they are the ones that make PvP suck..

 

I gotta say this game is better then ever. I played at release for quite a while until I got fed up with the horrible PvP balance and quit (otherwise loved the game). Played SWtor (let down) and quit that, came back to Rift and glad I did. IMO Rift is one of the best, if not the best, MMO's out there running right now. If you have thought about coming back, now is the time, lots of fun to be had.


oops, dbl post.



 

I am very much looking forward to this game as well, mostly for the WvW and PvP. But, you can't say GW2 is innovating with a dynamic world and towns/villages being taken over by bad guys. Rift has done this since day 1 with its rifts and invasions, and does it very well.


I can only hope GW2 is as polished and complete as Rift was on release day...minus the horrific level 50 pvp Rift had in the beginning of course :)


Loved these articles too.


Sounds good so far, glad they are taking all the core concepts from DaoC and making them better. Would kind of like WvW to be an ongoing persistent area (a'la daoc frontier) instead of a resetting battleground. But I guess they can't mix and match servers to fight against eachother with that scheme...At any rate, some of the best sounding PvP I have heard of in a long time.



Originally posted by Ciccero

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The subscription downfall of UO was the changes to the notoriety system. the days of the dread lord were the hay days of UO. Once it was removed they removed the primary appealing aspect of why people play and PVP good guys VS bad guys,us VS them.



 


I agree the Dread Lord days were the best. Many great memories from UO and playing the Dread Lord role wtih my friends/guildmates. It just wasn't the same when being a "Murderer", the loss of the Dread Lords vs. the Great Lords was a tragedy :(


Played the UO beta on Pacific server as well as release on Pacific. Never forget staying up until 6 or 7am because I couldn't stop playing, and had to go to college or work 2 hours later lol.



Originally posted by Kyleran

My thoughts,  give people something really worth fighting for.  Create some sort of territory (make a new planet) where players/guilds can put their own fortresses down and defend them against all comers. 


Said fortresses should impart bonuses to the guild, and perhaps if enough fortresses exist impart factional bonuses to encourage everyone to assist each other within the faction.


Make the new planet contain valuable resources that can come from no where else but are extremely valuable, as a bonus make it so crafters can use them to create great new stuff.


Only reward people for fighting and killing, give no reward for just participating by standing around in the battlefield.


Reduce crowd control, it really only belongs in the hands of one or two classes. Reason being, then the focus in any battle will be to kill that person first, and then follow on to the healers.    


But make that person's crowd control very powerful, hence the desire to neutralize them quickly.   People decry DAOC's CC model but it was better than anything I've seen since, even if it did mean sometimes you were stuck for long periods of time.


None of this is likely to happen btw, maybe in the next game.


 


 



 




Good post. I too hope for all those things, but don't see it coming in SWtor either...


The joke of PvP in MMO's continues....sigh.


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