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PvP discussions topic. What's your view on PvP and TESO?


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In the last beta I played a bit of pvp in Cyrodiil and instantly got hooked again. Now for the last 3 days every evening I've been searching for pvp videos on youtube and just can't get enough of the awesome pvp battles.

My reason for making this topic is because just now I fired up Guild Wars 2 to try a bit of PvP for the first time in my GW2 history because I've only been doing PvE untill now. (I did lots of pvp in other games though)
And I'll tell you this, it was a terrible experience for the entire 1 minute I was in there.

Why? Because all of my gear and items were changed to match the pvp play style.
I actually would have to reconfigure all of my skills and items again. I didn't have my flamethrower and all of it's skills that I loved so much and all of my gear was converted to basic pvp gear with zero stats. That kind of made me rage quit the game.
Not only that but to start off I also had to find a pvp game to login to which feels a bit like firing up an other game with only little connection to the normal gameworld that I know.

In ESO everything is kept in check for the player to feel immersed into the world and pvp is made without (hardly) any boundaries.

Therefor I'm happy to say that I feel happy to have chosen ESO for my future best pvp experience.

All of this made me wonder. What is your reason for chosing TESO's pvp over any other game's pvp? And what's your view in general on TESO's pvp?
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Honestly, I hear a lot of people complaining because they arrived at the siege battles, then died straight away.

This is one thing I love about ESO PvP. Just because you are a tank does not mean you can withstand a siege force.
The landscape is far greater than any I have seen before, and even then, its the biggest I have ever seen.

I could go on, but really PvP in this game is like fishing in a small lake with a large amount of dynamite.


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The freedom that ESO offers is incredible.
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Hi Maloq!

I like the area of Cyrodiil, central Cyrodiil to be precise, the area many of us know and love. Specifically the player versus player aspect of it due to it being different.

The first time I jumped in, like a moth to the flame I was slain promptly and efficiently.
Upon utilizing more than one cognitive function simultaneously, I quickly adapted, experimented with different skill bars and was having loads of enjoyment just playing by myself as well as with other members of the community, solo and in a group where I made an effort to play as part of a group instead of pretending everyone in my group is a bot without a personality. I didn't do that at first mind you, but when I felt comfortable that I wouldn't be a burden to anyone and was capable of fighting multiple opponents at once and coming out victorious. It made me want to branch out and interact with others in Cyrodiil and experience the pvp differently.

Which is great.

So yeah, I just love how for me there's loads of different things I can do to enjoy Cyrodiil as well as having lots to master. Killing people in questing areas and near cave entrances was great too, I look forward to slowing peoples quest progress with several sneak attacks and then /sitchair on their corpse.

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I've been enthralled by The Elder Scrolls for over ten years now anyway, It was decided I was going to buy this game since then, pvp has always been something I've enjoyed but not mandatory in a game. I played and loved Final Fantasy 11 for a few years which had no pvp in.

TESO just looks, feels and sounds right to me.


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I agree with everyone here. The PvP in this game is second to none. The amount of freedom you have quests, sieges, dungeons, large/small scale PvP is amazing.

To touch on what @Avidus said, the terrain itself is great. It's awesome to come up with different strategies using the hilltops, bridges and rivers to gain an advantage. I remember one particular bridge battle where we were trying to break through, while at the same time, some of us were hoppin along the supportive posts of the bridge to get across and not die in the water, while our team mates laid down siege equipment to cover us as we tried to get across and flank. You don't get that anywhere else.

Additionally, I as well felt the well deserved wrath of activating hero mode and running face first into a group of enemy players. The game really does promote strategy and group play, to be successful. Deaths are satisfyingly punishing, and makes you learn what to do and not to do if you want to survive in Cyrodiil. Running into large groups of enemy players is not one of them.


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(March 25th 2014, 06:04 PM)Zim Wrote: Deaths are satisfyingly punishing, and makes you learn what to do and not to do if you want to survive in Cyrodiil. Running into large groups of enemy players is not one of them.

And for the opposition its satisfying to kill a player, even in such a large clash, when you have 2-3 teams of people who are very unwilling to die and you get a kill, you actually feel like killing that 1 guy is going to make a big difference.
And if its a healer, it just might!


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I have pvp'd in WoW, SWTOR, GW2 and Rift. Although i find myself extremely novice despite the truly extensive experience, i am not intimidated by most pvp modes within mmorpgs.

that being said: TESO pvp intimidates me. as @zim said, its second to none. and thats because the last time anything remotely similar to this was done, was DAOC (and NO GW2 does not count seriously it was not even the same). Even though DAOC was very successful in its own right, it was still largely overlooked due to the other options at the time. keep in mind this was during WoW's golden years and immense rising popularity.

so basically what im saying is that TESO PVP is new and sxciting for a lot of people because they didnt get a chance to experience it when it was most accessible in the form of DAOC. and plus its basically better than DAOC PVP by 10 fold.

so yeah im a bit afraid to step out on the massive battlefield but i am 100% sure it will definitely fill a desire and create an addiction due to the dynamic nature of the gameplay that will never get old.

TESO just might have figured it out folks. this is it.


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(March 25th 2014, 07:08 PM)Rickter Wrote: I have pvp'd in WoW, SWTOR, GW2 and Rift. Although i find myself extremely novice despite the truly extensive experience, i am not intimidated by most pvp modes within mmorpgs.

that being said: TESO pvp intimidates me. as @zim said, its second to none. and thats because the last time anything remotely similar to this was done, was DAOC (and NO GW2 does not count seriously it was not even the same). Even though DAOC was very successful in its own right, it was still largely overlooked due to the other options at the time. keep in mind this was during WoW's golden years and immense rising popularity.

so basically what im saying is that TESO PVP is new and sxciting for a lot of people because they didnt get a chance to experience it when it was most accessible in the form of DAOC. and plus its basically better than DAOC PVP by 10 fold.

so yeah im a bit afraid to step out on the massive battlefield but i am 100% sure it will definitely fill a desire and create an addiction due to the dynamic nature of the gameplay that will never get old.

TESO just might have figured it out folks. this is it.

One important point on that note is that TESO is coming out while Blizzard is overall having problems. At least all of the people I have talked to are disappointed with SC2 and Diablo 3, and have gotten to the point of quitting WOW after many years. So TESO could easily suck up the moving gamer communities if things go well.
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