I play PvE-Conflict, after tryed PvP I disliked 1- losing all my things while offline during raid time windows (and you know, I just wanted to have a life other than the gamer one ) 2- never had a true satisfying battle: everyone attacked ONLY offline clans
But when I started to play PvE-Conflict, what was my goal ?
Survive, build, dominate.
After reached level 60 and build something like this:
my last goal was: dominate.
But what’s the meaning of “dominance” ?
Well, I don’t think being the only one remaining in a wasted land is true dominace.
So that’s what we (me and my clan) did:
we always helped new players, answering their questions, sharing equipment if they required, giving suggestion on their buildings etc.
we declared war to each troll of the server, blocking blockers and claiming their land when they left to build arcs and bridges where they did blocks.
we built new infrastructures where the trolls haven’t already did but we knows they was important spots on the map.
And what happened during the 11 months of gaming in this way ?
We made new friends, all other big clans started to do the same thing, new trolls are coming every day (or at least every month) and every day we take care of the server.
Now an alliance of clans from half of the Europe actually rules official server #1038 even without having never claimed they do it, and we are part of this alliance.
Now when we are in peace a third of the time while playing is spent on the chat, one third refreshing decay timers of all the things we build and take a look on what’s happening around the map to spot new trolls (or just to find and loot decayed bases ) and of course one third of the time I make runs of Unnamed City and other places just to collect every legendary weapon in the game.
In the last few months Funcom released a lot of new content to give us something to do in the game even at high level.
But to be honest I played every day even before just for the first 2 things.
Because for me playing online means being part of a community and interact with other players, and dominance means actually take care of what’s happening in every place of the map and solve problems.
But it’s a sandbox game, the best suggestion I have is: you have to find YOUR definition of dominance