I'm not one for pvp but i respect the dev team being open minded about it.
I like their approach to constantly adding new forms of content instead of just constantly adding new raids, monsters, and equipment thats constantly being rendered obsolete.
Sadly I think PVE based MMO's are always going to come up short until someone comes up with some really good AI that truly blows the everything we've had for the past 10 years out of the water.
That would likely end up a tough sell, the sad trueth is there is a large percentage of the PvE population that doesn't want the base mobs to be able to think from themselves. Even if they don't know it, what they realy seem to want is a fight of moderate (at best) difficulty that they can expect to win.
I agree. They gotta do better than FF11 with this PVP. And people who complain about pvp spams, I wonder if you ever played WoW? People rarely ask to pvp with me. And either way, they could make some sort of pvp filter if necessary, automatically declining on pvp invites. WoW has plenty of players who don't pvp anyways.
I think what would be more interesting to discuss is would we be pvping with our jobs, (Which are suppose to be more about parties) or our more balanced classes that have healing ect?
Yes I have played WoW, on a few differant servers and on both sides, and that is where my experiance with haveing idiots running up to me and spamming my with challenges comes from. It happened at all level ranges in multiple cities... and yes several times it was acompanied by "lets duel, wanna duel?, duel me, duel?" it was enough to make me dispise the general PvP crowd.
And it's not like I didn't give PvP a try with WoW but it was very hard for me to find the motivation to make it through one BG, it was just boreing to me. Not any differant from the PvP I've tried in other games.