wow haha well i guess i was wrong about the general consensus regarding mvp :)
my intention with this thread was simply to propose an alternative :) of course
id rather have something like mvp versus nothing at all. i understand and appreciate its potential incentive for other players to perform well, because there really isnt much now except not getting yelled at. but i think mvp and its black and white nature (you get mvp or you dont get mvp, and only one person can get it) is prone to imbalances. after this has been around for a while and everyone has some sort of mvp rating, its going to just be a number that says the player is either a good player or a bad player. and what if the player is new and isnt necessarily a bad player? will there be anything telling people 'hey this guy is new so thats why he doesnt have any mvp rating'?
also im not sure where the idea came in that i was saying DD shouldn't
be given an mvp vote :( that kinda hurt my feelings and you guys made me cry
joke joke but srsly i was talking about how i think mvp will play out based on a lot of simple-minded players out there who might only notice players who save their lives, like the healer. a lot of people are self centered when it comes to partying ("oh wow i almost died that one time and the healer healed me so that healer is really great and everyone else is just doing their job") and dont take the whole partying experience into account. im sure we've all come across players like that :)
of course you and me & everyone posting here are more experienced and will take into account everyone's role in the group. but do you think we are the majority?
i also feel some players will be more biased to give an mvp to someone who already has a high mvp rating. again, im not talking about you or me, but players who dont really pay attention or know who 'deserve' the mvp award because they dont know much about party mechanics. they might think 'oh well, ugh i dont even know what was going on that whole time... um i guess ill give it to this guy cause everyone else thinks he's good'. what do you think about this? :)
yes ideally everyone could
with this award. and they should, regardless of their role, if they are a great player. im not criticizing the system itself, but simply how i personally think it will play out based on what i've seen in other MMOs. or maybe in my personal experiences i havent seen to many positive, healthy, fair communities MMOs so im just being pessimistic. but that wasn't my intention!!!
i was really just trying to propose an alternative and i guess the criticism of mvp overshadowed my idea. im more interested in why you guys think the mvp system would be better than what i explained (or propose other creative alternatives yourself!) , rather than why im simply 'wrong' :) im trying to promote some creative thoughts on the issue, not argue why i think MVP sucks. cause i dont think it sucks, i just dont think its the best
i guess i wasn't very clear in my thread. oh well :)