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Posted: Sep 14th 2010 8:09AM Lateris said

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I know on my server (Wiccana) the population is healthy. In fact my guild is growing from returning players and 7/10 are staying. This game is not dying for us. But PvP is in need of help. I just wish the post on the forums would be more constructive for PvP.

Posted: Sep 6th 2010 2:42PM Oizu said

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And to some of the idiots above saying the pvp servers are dead so focus on PvE, the servers ARE dead, because PvP has had no love what so ever for about a year (Bori was a joke), but at launch, there was much more demand for PvP than anything else, if they had focuses solely on the pvp the game would be doing much better than it is now.

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 3:21PM (Unverified) said

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Hello PVp morons..

Here is something constructive for you..

I left Conan for the non-sense GRiefing and ganking Pvp.. that was the worse thing i ever seen in a game . YOu could not go anywhere end game without being camped or griefed..or have to defend a friend of being ganked and interrupted of your leveling and game progress. Friends that also joined with me left for the same reasons.. PVp do more damage to online games than anything..period. The same problems AoC had to deal.. Now AION is facing.. look their forums.. www.aiononline.com and you will find that the majority of the population in AIon left for the same.. because of the non sense ganking and griefing at pvp.. were every 5 minutes u had to fight someone else while doing quest.. most of the time by groups vs you. Or by players greatly outgearing you ..because in that game game gear give a huge advantage in game.. in some cases you cant win at all vs a well geared player. COnan had PvE servers but the manuals info about what was the diference wasnt all that clear in the things you will lose by joining one.. so joined a PvPpve server..To discover how bad PvP is in that game.. is not a competition thing.. like sports. are.. but a violence thing.. a way to humiliate others and self gratification of some egos with very low self esteem. PvP can be a lot of Fun.. for everyone .. but only when its competitive.. and optional thing and doest NOT interrupt in game progress. There is nothing more annoying in an online game that playing Conan pvp server and groups of player camping quest zones that you need level.

If you dont believe that *forced* Open World Pvp is the worse feature ever invented for online games..Go and look AIon. www.aiononline.com And visit their forums.. the great majority there is crying for a PvE server.. which game dont have. AIon Lost majority of the population because of the out ofcontrol PvP in that game. so they had server merge which imbalanced races. pvp there is a bit better than Conan because is faction based.. not everyone vs everyoneelse non sense pvp . but still u can get ganked alot in the majority of the PvE game zones where PvP is possible . To make the story shorter .. AIon is experiencing exactly the same issues of Conan with PvP.. with every new patch.. since game launch the game have been more and more "carebear" as the gankers calls.. adding more guards here and there (just like conan had to do with rez zones and other places) and now in patch 2.0 a nerf to gankers damage by up to 80% in PvE zones.. Lol
Still the are PvP centric zones that are optional to level (abyss) and no restrictions there.

So the minority is crying.. but now many people are thinking in re-subbing game only because of this.
So indeed is true.. that PvP (when is not competitive ,, an optional thing) do a lot of damage in online games.. Only leaving a small minority of PvPers behind .. not enough to keep the game future development.

I believe that Future Online games.. thats dont learn the lessons of Conan ,WAR ,Aion and other games pvp centric games , will be doomed to Failure.. since the vast majority of players. at least in the west.. prefer PVE. and with PvP when its a competive thing u have the Option. to do it or not.

The last research Aion korea did.. about players preferences of playing.. results was that 70%+ of the Aion Players is West prefer PvE.. so thats why the huge nerf to PvP to Pve zones in game.

The Only online game im aware ,that did it right... with PvP was GUidlwars.. Pvp is alot of Fun..not just kill to win non sense.. but goals that you need to achieve in time to win with many Big Arenas , but also the classic deathmatch Pvp too.. you make money with it.. titles ,so is not just an after though ,very balanced. and the most important thing is that every mode of playing the game is Optional.. so no one is forced to play in any way the game.

Most PvPers that think they know what a good PvP game is, know NOTHING.. Conan is Pile of garbage their pvp .. like AIon and WAR is. in comparison to the First ones, who invented the genre and that expanded it to a new level.. ie.. Quake games /Rainbow6/Tribes..

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:33PM (Unverified) said

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@heric75
Actually i think you have no idea the type of MMO AoC was supposed to be. You try to compare GW with AoC which is a big mistake. GW was a PvP game made around instances. All the PvP that happend in GW was like that and i'm not saying it was bad, it was an awesome PvP system, but AoC was supposed to be a open world PvP game. And AoC had awesome PvP until patch 1.5 came and it became worse and worse with every single patch. The only thing it missed pre-1.5 was actual open world PvP content. And btw... saying Aion has PvP is a joke... played that MMO and the PvP there is also PvE.

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