You will PVP and you will like it mister!

As I was reading through the mountain of information that Blizzard came out with this past weekend at the Worldwide Invitational one little blurb Really stood out as something that will have long term effects in the game I choose to play.

“PvE elements are being added to this PvP Zone, for example the equivalent of Elemental Plateau in Outland is in Lake Wintergrasp” 

What the hell are they thinking? I know they are trying to make a deathmatch e-sport out of Wow, but why in the world would they make a decision like this? At what rum soaked friday meeting did they come up with the Idea to put the primary farming area for the PVE players in a contested zone?

If I want to PVP I have many opportunities to do so. I could join a battleground que. I could join an arena team and go play deathmatch. I could go to any of the many PVP world objectives and flag myself. Once WotLK hits I could simply go to Lake Wintergrasp and play in the contested zone.

I like the idea of a dedicated PVP zone even on PVE servers, I really do. I plan on having a good bit of fun there. My point is I don’t want to be forced into PVP when I am not in the mood for it. If I wanted that I would have stayed on the PVP server I originally started on instead of transferring to the care bear server I am on now.

/rant off

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7 Responses

  1. What I’d like to know is what they mean by “PvE elements” Does it mean regular PvE mobs and quests you need to farm for one reason or another? Or does it mean a huge elite troll boss in the center you have to kill for a quest that will reward PvP related gear….

    I hope for the latter..

  2. The way its worded leads me to think it will be a primary farming area for “motes of primal boredom” or whatever we end up grinding for in Wotlk.
    I may be wrong but thats the comparison I get when I think of the elemental plateau in Negrand.

    Big PVE boss to kill = good

    Getting ganked while farming on a PVE server = bad

  3. I don’t mind as long as it is a PvP faction free-for-all. I normally have more problems with sme faction while farming that enemy faction.

    It would be nice to engage in a little bit of faction infighting occasionally…

    err that said, the pvp grind zone sucks…

  4. One problem with the PVP zones in outlands right now (zangarmarsh & Hellfire comes into mind) is that they are often unpopulated… lots of people just waiting for someone to appear. Guess it would make more sense if there was something to do while waiting for opponents… Getting those pvp badges is pure boredom.

  5. @ Hexapuma I have no problem at all with having things to do while waiting for PVP to happen in a PVP area. I may even do a bit more of it myself.

    What I have an issue with is that it seems they are putting a primary materials farming area in a contested area. I don’t look forward to taking a PVE geared and specced holy priest out to do a bit of farming and getting ganked and camped by bored PVP’rs.

    I know I don’t have to bring the character to the area, I could either do all my farming with my hunters or simply gather herbs and leather elsewhere use the auction house to sell/buy what I need.

    I play on a PVE server for a reason, I like to choose when I want to PVP and when I just want to be left alone.

  6. I agree with you, I don’t particularly like the idea of the new zone. It’s pretty much why we got AWAY from PvP servers to begin with. But then again Blizzard does put a LOT of time and money into this stuff, and 10 million subscribers can’t be wrong… I plan to play it out and see what comes of it.

    PS. Guess who?

  7. you should be forced to PvP 24/7. you know, since wow is a pvp game. =P

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