The Skyforge team has taken to the official forums in the latest Ask Us Anything. When they say "anything", that's exactly what they mean as the answers cover a wide-range of topics including PvP, world dimensions, PvE and much more.
How important is PvE and PvP in the open world? Will they be replaced by arenas and instances? Is there open world PvP at all?
Skyforge gameplay takes player’s personal preferences into account. There are generalists among players who feel equally comfortable in all modes. There are also pure PvP-ers who get bored of fighting mobs very quickly, and pure PvE-ers that find aggression towards a “living” person disagreeable. The game offers a wide selection of all types of activity and does not force players to participate in any of them. You can occupy yourself as you see fit without risk of losing anything, as with both types of activity you gain the same resources for character development.
There is enough variety within either type. Small instances, huge locations, plot-driven adventures, competitions; solo, group, raid, and guild activities. There are many things happening on Aelion right now, and players can decide for themselves what to do.
Read the full Q&A on the Skyforge forum.