I don't know why all this anger for or against PVP PK PKK and what not.
When you create a character, you get the option of whether you want him in pvp or pve server.
I mean there is obviously demand for it and there is obviously people that don't enjoy it, so why not give both what they want. I guaranty you that the pvp server will be just as full as the pve servers, if not more!
Whoever hates pvp, There is absolutly ZERO reason you can come up with against such a concept. If you do not wish to get hostiled or fight in such dangerous enviroment, then pve is your servers.
I believe that the reason there is no pvp in Diablo is because they have pushed away all the original diablo creators out of the company and they were probably the ones that believed in it as a core. Thus you have all this new talent working on a game with other intentions in mind.
Again, I agree with you.
And the truth is most of the people here who are trying to marginalize or trivialize pvpers are wrong. The Vast majority of remaining diablo2ers PVP. The people who traded and MF'd largely did so they could get gear for dueling. The community by and large had SOME ability(They didn't have to, the game isn't MEANT to specfically be PVP) but the way the game progressed it naturally evolved. Mith's post of diablo's end game clearly exemplified this- You either farm more items so that you can farm items faster, so that you can farm itemsfaster.... you see where this is going... or you pvp.|
The concerns of people who are against PVP are usually irrelevant, exaggerated, or flat out fabricated.
09/27/2011 06:12 AM
Posted by Boris
They should invest their resources in such an effort due to the fact that there is a HUGE demand for it by their customers and followers... Again, if you didn't/don't like PvP then you could care less, but for the thousands upon thousands that do, a little 2 x 4 arena just won't cut it.
Just because you think there's a huge demand for it doesn't mean there is. Consider how many people will likely play this game. Then consider how many of them even know about the forums. Of those that know, think of those that read. And of those that read, think of those that post.
See how the number of potential voices there gets trimmed down quite a bit?
It is a common occurrence to observe groups of people with a strong viewpoint circle-jerking and getting whipped up into a frenzy because they're primarily interacting with others who feel the same way. Unfortunately this in no way is an accurate representation of Diablo 3's player base on the whole and you're only fooling yourself by perpetuating the idea.
With the option to make private games in Diablo 2, it didn't matter if someone could hostile you and come hunting. This is because if you didn't want to expose yourself to that, you didn't have to. This made PvP (or potential PvP) an opt-in scenario.
That's exactly what will be happening in Diablo 3, albeit with a designated game area instead of just outside of town. You'll have to deliberately put yourself in the PvP situation, just like in Diablo 2.
And yes, I think your post regarding circlejerking actually applies to you. I can easily go to D2jsp, which is like 50xtimes larger than this board, and get a whole bunch of people to state their preferences when it comes to diablo. This forum is incredibly biased, partly because its filled with WoW players. You think you have the majority, I can tell you with confidence you don't. Even d2jsp and all the other trading forums don't constitute a majority(well maybe they do by now with players quitting and EVERYONE using d2jsp now...) You may be right that its hard to quantify and qualify who wants what, but there are certainly ways of indicating who wants what.
And even if the majority wants X, there is no reason why Y can't be implemented when Z wants it if it doesn't affect X.