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Which way will you play, PvP or PvE?

akabearakabear Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
Just a quick poll to perhaps see a broad view of how the community anticipate how they might end up playing the game:
  • PVE 100% PVP 0%
  • PVE 80% PVP 20%
  • PVE 60% PVP 40%
  • PVE 40% PVP 60%
  • PVE 20% PVP 80%
  • PVE 0% PVP 100%

Post your leaning with the poll below


  • DamoklesDamokles Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    80% PvE 20% PvP
    I am really good at PvE and REALLY bad at PvP. The only time I will PvP will most likely be sieges and Open World to secure my resources.
  • I don't even know how we can really anticipate at this stage.
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  • It depends on how many knife-ears get too close to my fishing spots.
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  • Sathrago wrote: »
    It depends on how many knife-ears get too close to my fishing spots.

    Heeeeeyyy, wait a minute... :neutral: Weren't you the one that posted that "Me --> non-Combat Gatherers --> Resource Node" meme?!

    This sounds sus.

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  • Sathrago wrote: »
    It depends on how many knife-ears get too close to my fishing spots.

    Heeeeeyyy, wait a minute... :neutral: Weren't you the one that posted that "Me --> non-Combat Gatherers --> Resource Node" meme?!

    This sounds sus.

    Well I gotta pass the time somehow on my way out to the ol fishin hole.
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  • VarkunVarkun Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Honestly depends what the guild is up to but I would say 50/50.
    Close your eyes spread your arms and always trust your cape.
  • George_BlackGeorge_Black Member, Intrepid Pack
    edited November 2020
    PvX. Like all mmos should be like.
  • bloodprophetbloodprophet Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One

    But the real question why do people keep trying to separate the two in a PvX game?
    Most people never listen. They are just waiting on you to quit making noise so they can.
  • Well, the question was more about the ratio of each, rather than one or the other. Saying "PvX" is fine, but it doesn't answer the thread.
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  • Both without boundaries.
  • TalentsTalents Member, Intrepid Pack
    edited November 2020
    Well to be good at PvP you'll need to do PvE (and also vice versa) since you need gear or gold for gear, so I'll probably be like 40% PvE, 60% PvP.
  • VmanGmanVmanGman Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    I’m a PvPer through and through, but I enjoy PvE when it’s out in the open world and I know that I’ll run into friends to help and enemies to fight.
  • Early stages will def be more pve. Once the world develops itself and sieges and the like start happening, I'll get into pvp.
    Where there is light, there is shadow. I am the shadow without the light. The shadow of nothingness. The VoidShadow
  • Crafting.
  • Crafting.

    PvP Crafting ftw.

  • Wandering MistWandering Mist Moderator, Member, Founder, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    My main focus will be PvE, however I will not shy away from PvP if confronted by it.
  • MaezrielMaezriel Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Something I think a lot of people will have to get used to is that there's not really a clear divide between the two.

    Many keep thinking they'll be able to do one of the other but you'll need to Raid to get good gear and PvP just to get to your raids and to get the funding needed to run them.

    I still see way too many people talking PvP vs PvE builds as if this were WoW when you're likely going to just have one build as there's a strong chance of PvP at dungeons and, of course, at World Bosses.
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  • VhaeyneVhaeyne Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Unless your plan is to run from other players. You don't have a choice. We will all be PvPing.
    If I had more time, I would write a shorter post.
  • Ideally 100% PvP, but I'm sure I'll be doing a fair amount of PvE.
  • KhronusKhronus Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    edited November 2020
    As a guild leader there is a third piece of the pie I will be participating in so my legit split will be 20% guild management/recruitment, 30% PvP that we seek out and 50% organized PvE (which will probably become PvP!).
  • I'll pve until some bugger interpupts my pie making then it's war...
  • CaezCaez Member, Alpha One
    edited November 2020
    PVE 40% PVP 60% but subjective to change
  • I went with PVE 80% PVP 20%, as i think i will do a little castle siege
  • DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    No way to anticipate percentages until we play.
  • HiidsHiids Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    PVE 80% PVP 20%

    look for me I an easy kill :)
  • DargronDargron Member, Founder, Kickstarter
    Based on previous MMO's I've played, I voted PvE 80%, PvP 20% - I'm much more creator than destroyer, defender than attacker.

    It's all pretty much up in the air though and will be heavily dependent on the conditions at play. I may not seek out combat, but I'm more than willing to defend myself and my territory if I have at my disposal the tools to do so.

    The biggest factor will probably be gear. Often times the stats on gear will pidgeon hole you into a single role - if you want to PvE, you need to wear gear that specifically augments that PvE task, which in turn leaves you at a severe handicap if suddenly PvP is initiated. Under such conditions it's usually better to try to evade combat entirely. Personally, I'm hoping Ashes will keep PvE stats away from gear (or at least limit such stats to harvesting tools completely independent from combat). If I have the necessary tools to immediately defend myself or rush to the assistance of someone else while I'm in the middle of a PvE task, I can easily see myself in a more middle ground of PvE 60%, PvP 40%.
  • PvE in order to PvP.
  • NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    It depends on a lot of things but I'm a PvX player normally

    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
  • The answer to the question is, yes, I will be doing both.

    No set percentages since it really depends on the situation and opportunities that present themselves.

    Only thing I will say for sure is I will NOT go out of my way to kill that lone adventurer out collecting or exploring. I hate being ganked and thus will not do it to others (unless of course I know the person in question is a known PKer and / or is corrupt, they are KoS)
  • A bit of both. I plan on attempting high-end raids and my endgame treadmill will be serving as a foot soldier in guild battles. 60% PVE and 40% PVP.
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