After the combat system hit the live servers me and my mates started testing on several servers.
My impression: Like how it looks and feels and the rock-paper-scissor meta. I enjoy being able to use different weapons (lets ignore the Mitra spear which will get balanced). But I feel like nothing really changed when it comes to defeating people.
We also joined a private server which is populated especially by PVP loving players. This is my game experience:
- Combat starts.
- We hit each other und heal for 10 minutes.
- Noone is able to kill the opponent.
- First guy who runs out of healing runs away.
I critized that on the steam forums before and often got those comments ‘Oh, you are one of those guys… Why should you always be able to kill your opponent?’ On one hand they wanted to make me look like a bully and on the other hand they gave me the tip to just go to his or her base and wait or raid it making them have to fight me (how paradoxic). Next “tip”: Use a bow!’ Seriously, in 2.674 hours of playing on PVP servers not a single time I got killed by a bow and I only managed to kill someone like twice with it and he wasn’t running away but fighting me.
I often discussed that in the chat with other players and even met the guys who told me that I’m just not good enough in PVP only to show them that all of them weren’t able to kill me either. Actually I haven’t died in a single combat outside in a week playing and fighting hours every day.
I know the latest testlive patch notes but I’m interested in your oppinion. Is it just me who thinks that after minutes of fighting and being able to “win” I kind of earned the right to kill and loot my opponent? Do you like this kind of combat? Is it enough for you to be the winner once the opponent runs away? Is it a good thing that in order to defeat someone you might focus on his base?
Already started to question myself. Maybe I am not good enough in PVP yet. If you consider yourself being a superb PVP player please let me know how you kill equally strong opponents in an open field battle. I’m talking about level 60 fully skilled and geared people (weapons, armor, perks, potions, war paint, alcohol etc).