Aggro Me: PvP Coming to EQII (And This Time I Mean It!)
PvP Coming to EQII (And This Time I Mean It!)
Well, it looks my recent April Fool’s joke about PvP in EQII isn’t really a joke after all. Gee, if they implement my “bloodlust” stat and “Blood Geyser” skill I’m really going to be freaked out.
The drama started when (I read it on Warcry first but you can find it other places) Chris Kramer of SOE announced that the first expansion pack for EQII would be shown at E3. For those that don’t know E3 begins May 19th so we don’t have too long to wait.
I know some of my level 50 friends are quite eager to use up some of that adventuring vitality yet again. Of course, there will always be those who say, “fix the problems with the game first before you release expansions.” But I feel a large segment of the player population is ready for it or will be in a few months.
Kramer (Chris not Kosmo) also mentioned that SOE will be “dropping a few other mindbombs.”
Hmm…mindbombs, eh? Sounds a bit scary.
Well it looks like the great Smed launched one of those mindbombs a bit early in his Letter to the Community. Oh, Smed, you mindbomber you.
He shows his softer side by mentioning baby Firiona but he also states that SOE will be “taking the first step towards introducing PvP competition with the introduction of a new type of combat!”
Wow, I can pretty much guess what the most popular topic on the official forums is going to be for foreseeable future.
Moorgard gives us a bit more information in this post, stating that it will not be “full-on PvP” nor will there be PvP servers or “disputed zones.” Arenas anyone?
I’m actually wondering if they’re working on a type of contest rather then the PvP most of us are probably envisioning. For example, a team of good and a team of evil players enter an arena. They both fight as many mobs as they can and the team who kills the most wins. But that’s just conjecture. If you want more guesses, I'm sure you can find plenty on the forums.
I'm not going to make any comments on the suitability of PvP in EQII until I find out just what it's all about. So I advise everyone who is getting overheated to just chillax (concurrently chill and relax) and at least wait to see what happens.
Hmm, even though Smed's letter is a big story for the EQIIPlayers news page for some reason I like the story directly under it a little bit better. I'm not sure why...must be all these mindbombs going off.