I'm in the same boat as the others. I'd like to see World PVP with some safe zones (like main cities and such) that are nice and broad, so that there isn't one single bottleneck that players can camp indefinitely. That way if we are getting griefed, we can still leave through a different route. I also believe that in instanced PVP, if there is anything we're able to climb onto, there should be multiple ways to get up onto those areas, to minimize bottlenecking and camping. This'll make it a bit easier to take out somebody who found that high up area to snipe everyone, and then also give them a challenge for defending that area. A little king of the hill never hurt no one!
As for instanced PVP, it would be nice if the whole Rift idea could be implemented in it, so perhaps during our capture the flag, a rift may spawn in the middle, forcing us to run through a hazardous environment and end up battling players AND NPC's. This would add a new sense of dynamic to a standard BG that would give players the opportunity to feel as though something exciting may happen.
For World PVP, it should definitely exist in rifts (assuming they are not instanced, and if they are, allow other players to enter the same rift perhaps?) or some rifts, at least. Perhaps in heavily contested territories or something? Like end game areas. A contested rift would be loads of fun!
As for penalties, it's a double sword. You will have that player or group of players with insane gear that will grief the **** out of people just to hit them hard with that penalty. But then again, if you don't have a penalty, more players may end up killing eachother for no reason, because there are no repercussions to death.
I'm an avid PVP lover, and have been through so much MMO PVP that my opinion has become pretty much neutral. I do, however, believe in some things that WoW has done, though I hate to admit it. I guess we'll see what they come up with in the beta!
No there will be no item dropping from dying, the pk system is pretty much like WoW's was. You have no real penalty for doing it other than the repair costs after you die.
You know, I didn't even read that, lol, well that sums up the penalties at least. Edited, Nov 23rd 2010 5:15pm by Virut