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#1 Mar 14 2011 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I rolled on a pvp server with the intention of being actively involved in world pvp. Sadly, it took me 48 levels to get my first real taste of it. On Lotham, Defiants and Guardians seem largely intent to not only ignore each other most of the time, but often help each other. Activities like tanking an elite quest mob for another faction player or giving directions to the next quest hub aren't the kinds of activities I expected. I regularly will march my mount casually through droves of Guardians without so much as turning a head.

Honestly, I found it kind of funny. Some pve players cite ganking and griefing as their reasons to avoid pvp servers. Not only was Lotham almost entirely devoid of that, but rift invasions were ironically far more grief that I've ever found players to be. having invasions take over your quest hub until you kill them all can be fairly bothersome when trying to pve.

All that changed today though. At level 48, in Shimmeringsand, someone finally tried to grief me. It started out very simple; we were both questing in the Prison area of Shimmersand--and there could not be a more fun place for this to have happened. We both were on the same quest to gather an object, but my guardian assassin friend decide she deserved first dibs, and so I was sapped. The game was then on. I had three levels on her, but it's still tough to take on a stealther in an area full of yellow mobs who will hesitate to rebuke the assailant. It ended 5-2 in my favor (as I did have the level advantage), but it was the most fun I've had in the game yet.

What about the rest of you? Have pvp servers been overly tame? Have you had any fun pvp adventures?
#2 Mar 14 2011 at 11:34 PM Rating: Good
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You must not have been on when i had my bru-haha in Moonshade.

20+man guardian raid and 20+man defiant raid attacking the same invasion boss, likely because nobody knew who tagged it. Boss eventually fell of course and then the next obvious move was to go apesh*t on eachother. The guardians spanked us like children but it was still pretty **** awesome.

eta: i was getting ganked left and right in scarlet gorge and scarwood reach. Droughtlands has been really tame.

Edited, Mar 14th 2011 10:35pm by KTurner
#3 Mar 15 2011 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Same happened to me in Scarlet Gorge on Faemist. Kind of hilarious. I think we'll see more world pvp as everybody starts hitting max and just making character because they can instead of rushing to see end-game.
#4 Mar 15 2011 at 6:18 AM Rating: Decent
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i havent pvp really yet..

still low level.. as i play this and wow.



i would level to pvp while leveling, PvP for quest items, Kill for collecting mats. General "First come, First served" in PvE is not an option, but to kill for your object.

Or just be plane mean and gank some pore quester.

Oh i had such blast with this in wow untill battlegrounds.. and world pvp was dead and still kinda is (depending on server), so i mine as well play PvP (as i do, Kul Tiras EU) battlegrounds/Arena and PvE the rest.

If this game as encurraged Work PvP that can gain same sort of point to pvp items im bland to reroll PvP (or transfer if possible).

Btw how is the pvp?
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#5 Mar 15 2011 at 8:10 AM Rating: Good
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#6 Mar 15 2011 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
On my so called care bear server Shadefallen their is world PvP pretty often. Usually after rift invasions in contested zones. Had a few epic battles.

I've even gotten into some good 1 v 1 skirmishes out in the world. Maybe you guys should have rolled PvE.

Oh and I played about 5-6 Battle for Port Scion last night. Fun map, it's like AB + AV + EoS all in one map. Guardian dominated every match Oo. Not one loss.

I think Guardian are the new Horde. At least for now at 20+ levels while the more popular Defiant are watered down with a higher population.

So carebear (killer in disguise) Gaurdians like me got it going on brah. :P
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#7 Mar 15 2011 at 9:01 AM Rating: Good
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#8 Mar 15 2011 at 9:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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I still find Al's experiences with World PvP (or rather, lack thereof) interesting. I personally have experienced a fair amount of world pvp once I got to Scarlet Gorge. I do admit that even on a PvP server I would sometimes rather just continue questing instead of messing with a guardian. I think what facilitates this is us actually being able to talk with each other.

That being said, just the other day in Iron Pine Peaks I had a guardian rogue ambush me while I was soloing an invasion. He then made the mistake of sticking around to do the invasion himself, so I killed him, finished off the invasion, then corpse camped his *** for 10 minutes for good measure. I think world PvP really comes into play during rifts/invasions/etc, and it makes it that much more fun for me.
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#9 Mar 15 2011 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Im playing on Reclaimer and the whole buddy buddy thing dont really fly. But then again thats probably because of me:P i see a guardian i run straight for them and make them dead, But i have seen people trying to be passive.

I was doing a minor rift with my rouge friend and i went to grab up another mob and there is a group of 3 guardians and of course without even thinking about it CHARGE!!! Needless to say we closed the rift :)
#10 Mar 15 2011 at 9:33 AM Rating: Good
I was going to post a picture of a fat emo kid saying "I'm defiant and I will gank you soo super hard, jezus krist" for you KT. But I don't have time to play internet picture wars this morning.

Maybe you can help a brother out and dis yourself for me! Smiley: laugh
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#11 Mar 15 2011 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
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#12 Mar 15 2011 at 9:47 AM Rating: Good
Lmao you the man. Smiley: bowdown
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#13 Mar 15 2011 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Harrow gets it a bit. Stonefield has seen it's share of camping. The mining valley seems to be pretty active lately too.

I don't bother lone people generally despite having near infinite capacity to cut losses and get away before being killed (riftstalker-assassin) because I just don't have the time to dedicate to world pvp in the mid levels. With maybe 30 minutes a day and at best 2-4 hours weekly to play random pvp encounters are sadly last on my agenda.

I do find it refreshing that we can communicate and even whisper cross-faction. Had a rather lengthy in-character discussion over the defiant-guardian conflict with a guardian one day after meeting one.
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#14 Mar 15 2011 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
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Wait... my attempts to whisper a member of the opposite faction in the past failed. Are you saying we actually can, and I just failed somehow?
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#15 Mar 15 2011 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Someone did to me 2 nights ago, and I was able to reply. She was clearly red named and I could have attacked her if I had chosen to.

She wanted me to link the creepy defiant quest reward DEX face mask item for her. We were able to whisper and local talk back and forth with zero issue.
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#16 Mar 15 2011 at 1:44 PM Rating: Good
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SwiftAusterity wrote:
Someone did to me 2 nights ago, and I was able to reply. She was clearly red named and I could have attacked her if I had chosen to.

She wanted me to link the creepy defiant quest reward DEX face mask item for her. We were able to whisper and local talk back and forth with zero issue.


Interesting, I'll have to try it again.

Also, yes, that mask is creepy and ugly as ****. I was so happy to be rid of it, though it took me a few levels cause the stats on it are quite good :(.
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#17 Mar 15 2011 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I generally don't like world PvP because it practically encourages griefing. In this game however, because of the nature of PvE servers and PvP servers, where invasions of NPCs or the opposing faction can't kill wardstones on PvE servers, it made the PvP server the more fun choice because it required involvement from players to actively interact with the game.

Also, I am a cleric, generally a druid, while questing with my Greater Faerie out for the heals. My DPS is not high enough or bursty enough to kill the majority of the people I come across and we lack an interrupt.

I'm on the Reclaimer server, Guardian side....and world PvP is rampant there, I get ganked all the time in the contested areas and see others engaging in PvP combat all the time.
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