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Ghostbear
02-26-2010, 10:03 AM
<p>I took a sabbatical from EQ2 for awhile when Warhammer came out. I was a fan of the tabletop strategy game and actually enjoyed the MMO. The battlefields were pretty neat and I liked how groups and "raids" were formed as well as their version of pvp.</p><p>When I first heard of Battlegrounds coming to EQ2 I thought, pretty cool! Sony is doing what every company should do, learn from what works in other games and mimic it. After a few runs through the Battlegrounds I remember why I finally left Warhammer and came back to EQ2. Whining!</p><p>I know nothing will change but the wholesale whining about healing, damage, protect the flag, etc., etc. etc. In Warhammer it became so tedious that alot of folks just quit due to the fact that the game revolved around the pvp aspect. I am not going to quit because there is more going for EQ2 other than Battlegrounds, however I do think this is a concept that maybe should have stayed on the shelf or in that other game. I have actually become quite disgusted with a few people that I have never met before because of the way they screamed at someone else.</p><p>This is just my observations and opinion and as we know about opinions they are like a certain body part and they all smell. I just got a real bad vibe from the experience and have decided to stay away from the Battlegrounds in the future.</p><p>Like I said, I appreciate the idea but its definitely not the wholesome, family and/or friendly experience I had hoped for.  </p>

Seidhkona
02-26-2010, 11:36 AM
<p>Wait, you expected PVP to be a fun, friendly, family experience?</p><p>In theory, in some alternate Victorian universe you MIGHT get PVP with Marquis of Queensbury rules and people following standard rules of courtesy and etiquette, but honestly, in the Real World in ANY game, PVP is not "friendly" and usually not "family". It's usually more about some guy gleefully corpse-humping the body after fragging you.</p>

Ravaan
02-26-2010, 11:46 AM
<p>thats going to come with competitive gaming. people expect others to play their role and try to win. sorry but this is the best thing that has happen to eq2, in fact i would love to see more PVP option on "blue" servers as well as being able to level and progress my characters strictly through PVP.</p><p>I had so much fun last night playing PVP that its really the only thing i want to do now, the rest of the game sucks for me to be honest. i guess im just out of the whole collecting pixels with + bajillion to every stat to make me feel better.</p>

Jinoy
02-26-2010, 11:49 AM
<p>That about sums it up. Bring a thick skin if you ever reroll on Nagafen <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Also, in the fast battles a "HEAL FFS" gets the point across a lot faster than "May I have a heal please." The courtesy that I do appreciate, and have found a lot on battlegrounds are the "thank you, good group", "good try, guys" or "thanks for the heals" at the end of the match. What is said and shouted during battle should, imho, be taken with a grain of salt and considered in the rush of the moment <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Ravaan
02-26-2010, 11:58 AM
<p><cite>Mardya wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>That about sums it up. Bring a thick skin if you ever reroll on Nagafen <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /> Also, in the fast battles a "HEAL FFS" gets the point across a lot faster than "May I have a heal please." The courtesy that I do appreciate, and have found a lot on battlegrounds are the "thank you, good group", "good try, guys" or "thanks for the heals" at the end of the match. <strong>What is said and shouted during battle should, imho, be taken with a grain of salt and considered in the rush of the moment</strong> <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>yeah pretty much, think about any competitive game and when your losing you just want to cuss someone out but most IRL don't (due to probably worry of getting the snot kicked out of them). however thanks to the anonimity of the internet they will LOL.</p>