WoW: RP PVP versus PVP

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  1. palebluedot macrumors 6502a

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    Which do you guys prefer? I really like RP PVP as I feel the playerbase is a bit more mature then PVP servers plus you dont get names like "Magedude" or "Stabyouz". I also enjoy the fact that I can always go into Stormwind and see some crazy gnome or soemthing acting like the game is real and I can mess around with them if I'm bored.. and if not just play the game like it was a PVP server.

    My friend is trying to get me to switch to his PVP server but I've play on PVP servers before and didn't like em. What do you guys and gals prefer? RP PVP or PVP?
     
  2. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I like PVE! :D I'd consider RP PVE but how hard core RP is it I wonder? ;)
     
  3. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    I'm playing on a PVP server (with RL friends) right now and I hated it so much. I'm not a conflict driven person and it annoys the hell out of me when I get killed a few times while questing by opposing faction every half an hour. I stopped playing at peak hours and only logs in infrequently. I might stop playing altogether though since I can't transfer to a PVE server and my friends are not there either.
     
  4. palebluedot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not like that as much on RP PVP. I think PVP servers draw the twitch gamers who want to just "pwn n00bs". But maybe I am being biased.
     
  5. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    I do hope so. You have no idea how annoying it is as a level 70 to be chased by a level 80 for half a map and still ended up being killed by that level 80.
     
  6. tYsopz macrumors member

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    I think PvP adds a new element to the game, although world PvP has been more or less dead since TBC release (yes, TBC not WotLK). PvE doesn't have the same opportunities as PvP, but I guess all in all it comes a bit down to which player you are. If you hate PvP, then by all means go PvE. I could never play on a PvE server, because I'm primarily a PvPer and love to do those gankwars on places such as Isle of Quel'danas. I don't necessarily gank people whenever I see them, and in fact, if you want to quest peacefully you can do that most of the time since most people questing are doing just that. This is how it is on my server at least.

    Being a PvPer myself, I usually leave people who do not have top-end gear (either ~full t6 or at least 2krating req s3 shoulders) alone, and I think most gankers do the same, since there's no challenge in killing poorly geared and bad players.

    About RP PvP, I've only tried that once, and my impression was that the server were populated by 3 groups of people: the leetkids who were there to annoy the RPers, the hardcore non-RPers, who more or less are matured leetkids, and the RPers, who have to put up with leetkids constantly trying to ruin their RP. From what I experienced the playerbase wasn't more mature then my primary server, if anything it was less mature. But this is a very long time ago, and things might have changed. I think I can sum it up with: If you really want to RP, go a RP server, if not, go PvP or PvE, depending if you want to be able to fight horde. If you want to avoid PvP on a PvP server, you can do that most of the time.
     
  7. Huntn macrumors G5

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    BINGO- if you're into PVP combat and not questing and like taking advantage of low level outnumbered players ;), a PVP server is the way to go. If you want to do your quests in peace and not worry about being stomped on a regular basis by professional gankers, PVE is the only way to go. PVE is completely superior because you can have combat on your terms. It's called Battlegrounds. :D
     
  8. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    There are pros and cons with PvP servers. I'm at a server with 70:30 horde:ally ratio and I play ally. The good thing is that you can kill hordes that quest in you area tagging "your" mobs. The bad thing is that within 5 mins there are 8 hordes camping you :p

    PvP suit me and I like outdoor PvP, but it interferes with questing/leveling speed. You have to lvl in groups or you face beeing ganked alot. The good thing with this is that it makes it easier to lvl as resto/holy since healers are needed for instancing and stuff.
     
  9. vaderhater245 macrumors 6502

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    I miss PVP servers :(

    PVE/ Moonrunner currently but no one i know on there is willing to go back to a pvp one. Even though we all are obsessed with arenas and bg's...
     
  10. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Hey my character is called magedude!!!

    Just kidding.

    It does not matter what type of server you are on, they all have thier share of immature twits....problem with PVP, is that immature twits can really annoy you and waste your time.

    I stopped playing PVP as got sick and tired of being ganked by level 70 decked out PVP toons at level 61-62. Basically wow is about gear, there is no challenge in ganking someone who has no chance of winning. And welfare epics and resiliance made this even worse in BC.
     
  11. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    So is the main difference between RP and other servers the naming? I have wondered about RP servers but, have not ventured into one.

    BTW I am anti-pvp for leveling but I love PVP for what it is. I am more inclined to lvl a char to 80 on PVE and then move it to a PVP realm :)

    -mx
     
  12. Huntn macrumors G5

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    RP involves naming and how you behave. I've not spent any time in WoW on a RP server but my impression is your not supposed to be talking about your trip to the gas station or other references to out of game events. It's like you are supposed to be "in character" all the time if I'm not mistaken.

    I always thought they could tack on PVP zones on the Normal servers for a change of pace but I like BGs as the PVP solution for non PVP servers.
     
  13. treysik macrumors newbie

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    I havent played WoW in 2 years, but I am going back to it this week sometime - reactivating my account. I havent played any type of game in that length of time, so I figured, I would give it a go again.

    I always did RP servers and the general rule of thumb was, you stay "in character" all the time and if you spoke "out of character (OOC)" you had to notify people of that, by putting OOC infront of your phrase.

    I was always on Earthen Ring. I am excited to get back to it again. Gotta pick up the expansions! Never played it on a Mac though (I am a new Mac switcher as of August 2008). This will be a first! :D
     
  14. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I think you'll be happy with native Mac performance on WoW. :)
     
  15. sangosimo Guest

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    umm. pvp = rppvp >> carebears

    you are not forced to rp.
     
  16. Huntn macrumors G5

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    It's time to stop the slander!! Just because you prefer questing in peace does not mean you're a wimp. :p
     
  17. Spritey macrumors regular

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    Looks amazing on my MBP with all the graphics cranked up as high as they go. I used to play on a Dell desktop until I switched two years ago.
     
  18. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    Agreed.

    -mx
     
  19. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    BTW I am really enjoying the content in WotLK. Kudos to Blizz.

    -mx
     
  20. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I just bought tBC before starting WoW again. Pondering if I should pony up for WotLK and get a DK goin... Lately every 5 player group I've done has usually been at least 3 Death Knights. :)
     
  21. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    I really liked the DK quest series. It's worth rolling the DK just forthat. Not to mention all the freebies you get...epic mount w/ training FREE. ALL blue gear FREE. All non-profession skills and flight paths automatically lvled/added. I ended up with 150 gold, full bags and a stylin mount when I began to terrorize Hellfire :)

    Makes starting over rather painless.

    -mx
     
  22. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Damnation, WoW has been nerfed!!!!!!! ;) You just convinced me... :D
     
  23. airwalke macrumors member

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    PVE is the way to go if you just want to play... but often times, the best players will be found on the PVP realms. Yes, PVP realms have the tools who like to go around and prey on lower level characters, but they also have the people who have leveled to the max level in that kind of environment, thus know how to defend themselves, and have a greater knowledge of their class.

    It can be a pain, but I had a friend that had just started playing WoW during BC, and got to level 70 faster on an RP PVP realm than I would have ever done on my own PVE realm. If you'd like a challenge, play PVP or RP PVP, but if you just want to relax and chill out with friends, go PVE.
     
  24. sangosimo Guest

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    the only good thing about pve servers is that you can have alts of opposite faction on the same server.
     
  25. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Agreed, while realizing that on PVP, questing can be interfered with by players whose main goal in WoW life is to fight and not necessarily a fair fight.
     

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