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xDrac
03-21-2014, 05:03 PM
So, out of curiosity, I was wondering what the majority of players prefer.
Is it PvP or PvE content? Now, since ArcheAge is very PvP centric, that must not mean that it's everyones favorite activity. Especially considering just how much else the game has to offer. Thus I am asking you:

PVP or PVE?


Oh, and I would definitely have to say PVP!

Tres
03-21-2014, 05:07 PM
Needs a both option :X

Mavol
03-21-2014, 05:07 PM
Gotta have both, used to do equal amounts even back during Ultima Online

Palinore
03-21-2014, 05:08 PM
How I wish they would of came out with UO2.. Miss those days.

PvP for sure but so far I have definitely enjoyed the balance in the game. I always feel like I got something to do.

Raishin
03-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Over all PvP! But i also like to do some Hard PvE, because i like to play in a Group.=3

Sweetdeal
03-21-2014, 05:11 PM
If they do a PvE Server I am mostly out, bots go there an AUction Houses are linked :X

Starkiller
03-21-2014, 05:12 PM
PVE mostly and sometimes PVP.

Krogger
03-21-2014, 05:12 PM
tbh the game is built off pvp , highly doubt they are going to make pve servers . There is enough safe zones for ppl who just gather and craft to not get killed anyway

Yokai
03-21-2014, 05:12 PM
I like all on game :)

XTheCursedX
03-21-2014, 05:16 PM
I do enjoy PvP, but I prefer a great cooperative community to fight the baddies :P

Cephalus
03-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Pvp all the way, its needed in this game! though fighting PVE bosses is also fun but cant take away the thrill of making big plays in PVP.

Bremsen
03-21-2014, 05:20 PM
A good game has to have both but I would have to say PvE!

Roborooskie
03-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Mix of both really, I do like being a merchant and having that fear of enemy players lurking for your goods!

Attila
03-21-2014, 05:23 PM
I am personally all about the PvP, but I love all the aspects of AA. I got to test it out on the Korean servers, and loved it.

Onineko
03-21-2014, 05:23 PM
I'm interrested in PvE much more, but I can't imagine a good rpg without PvP. There must be a sport-like challenge :)

Silvow
03-21-2014, 05:24 PM
PVP all the way

Preacher
03-21-2014, 05:53 PM
PvP >>> Crafting >>> Group PvE content >>> PvE

Keltza
03-21-2014, 05:55 PM
I prefer PvE.

Wolff Laarcen
03-21-2014, 05:59 PM
I prefer PvE myself as I enjoy instances, raiding and the sheer visual spectacle that comes with fighting huge monsters.

SAO
03-21-2014, 06:08 PM
BOTH


;):o:D

Stalled
03-21-2014, 06:36 PM
I prefer a mix of both!

Bluesteel
03-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Definatley PVE for me

Palinore
03-21-2014, 06:39 PM
strictly PKing should of been an option. =)

Jestahr
03-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Gotta go with PvP. Nothing more thrilling than facing off against humans as opposed to scripted AI.

Akalanata
03-21-2014, 06:40 PM
I'm a PvP fan =)

aphelion
03-21-2014, 06:42 PM
Another vote for "Both" which unfortunately is not on the poll. so consider it a silent vote.

WNxArcticwolf
03-21-2014, 06:43 PM
Both archeage is open world where pvp can happen. so there will be No PVP server.

ArchmAge
03-21-2014, 06:44 PM
I like both aspects of the game. PVP for the fun and competitive piracy, raids, and theft. PVE for the story content so far and the additional little aspects like crafting, law and order, sports/racing, and in-game economics.

Nasdark
03-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Both best option ;D. I imagine like an open field raid where people can come and screw ur raid luring mob or pvping ur raid. Would be nice xD

Shiitake
03-21-2014, 06:52 PM
l PvP! But i also like to do some Hard PvE

Deithor
03-21-2014, 06:55 PM
I am so eager to try PvP... No doubt I will be trying PvE as well, but I think PvP is a must in ArcheAge :P

Skepticck
03-21-2014, 07:21 PM
PVE mostly.

Kirito
03-21-2014, 07:23 PM
PVE should be something that is kept as the majority of the gameplay. It engages players to come together and fight as a team. Archeage should also be a game where as to achieve better results and rewards, it should require teamwork to succeed.

Zer0
03-21-2014, 07:24 PM
I've got to say PvP, but I do like a lot of PvE!

Apoth
03-21-2014, 07:26 PM
PVE with consensual PVP

Apophis
03-21-2014, 07:27 PM
As an old Lineage 2 player i prefer PvP, but we all know that PvE wins PvP almost every time :)

Hanthos
03-21-2014, 07:31 PM
I was hoping for a half & half option on the poll as I like both and think each have their merits and contributions to the gameworld.

aNTarTis
03-21-2014, 09:06 PM
you love pve? this is not ur game, there are like 328947392847329478 PVE games, dont ruin this one too.... OMG...

PVP FTW

KKaRRoTT
03-21-2014, 09:09 PM
In my humble opinion Sandbox MMO games are design for PvP, if I want to play PvE I play Mario Bros, Tetris or something like that. Me and my friends were playing GW2 but we leave it because started become more PvE than PvP, really boring game.

LordxMugen
03-21-2014, 09:28 PM
Open PVP but without the complete looting of a corpse (maybe have the choice of a taking a random item or a bunch of a player's crafting resource) is fine by me as long as the combat doesnt come off as completely cheap. The wilderness should feel like a wilderness and if people are ganking other people then there should be bounties and law coming for them and ways to bring them to justice.

Forest Revenant
03-21-2014, 09:34 PM
I totally prefer pve but can tolerate pvp is unavoidable.

Ezenkrul
03-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Honestly I prefer both and enjoy participating in both. It depends on what I feel like doing that day or even moment.

Vexelfe
03-21-2014, 10:00 PM
I enjoy both however I decided to go with pvp purely for the fact that it's something different each time, you never know who you're going to come up against next :)

niteowl84
03-21-2014, 10:16 PM
PvP hands down...we have more then enough PvE games to go around

Janki
03-22-2014, 02:53 AM
Definitely pvp :D

LlexX
03-22-2014, 04:28 AM
Both, mixed.

Tirion
03-22-2014, 04:29 AM
PVE but some PVP is fun 2 :)

MiMMoSiN
03-22-2014, 04:45 AM
pvp is the way...this game have a pve of ♥♥♥♥ excepto you liked playing farmville.

Valadhiel
03-22-2014, 06:20 AM
I prefer PvE myself. I've always been like that and I always will be. That doesn't mean I don't like to stick a toenail into PvP from time to time, but my preference is in the world.

IKShadow
03-22-2014, 06:27 AM
PvP and it seems so far that what majority of players prefer 66% for PvP vs 33% for PvE

kerts93
03-22-2014, 06:31 AM
I'm also the person who prefers PvE. Of course PvP is unavoidable, but I'd rather hang around with my friends and enjoy PvE aspects of the game.

Ketec
03-22-2014, 06:37 AM
PVE.
I can rarely do PVP in wars and similar premade event style areas and duels. but not ganking and griefing and just random PK.

Progeny
03-22-2014, 06:38 AM
I would say both. Focusing on just one gets boring. I like that this game has a UO feel where (at least in higher level zones) you never know when you're going to get attacked, so even while questing you have to be on your toes. Makes things much more lively and engaging.

Taiphoz
03-22-2014, 06:39 AM
I voted PVP as I love the threat it creates in open worlds, but I will spend a stupid amount of time doing PVE, farming, trading etc.

v3rcsy
03-22-2014, 06:40 AM
I like PVE. It's good to work with a good team :D

Wolff Laarcen
03-22-2014, 06:49 AM
I like PVE. It's good to work with a good team :DIt is. There's nothing like mastering the execution and coordination required to take down a difficult boss or encounter.

v3rcsy
03-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Exactly my thinking and if you are with a good team it can be a lot of fun. :)

Seahorse Captain
03-22-2014, 06:55 AM
PvE for the most part, but I will for sure be doing some PvP in this game.

Anathor
03-22-2014, 06:55 AM
I started as a PvE player; but i'm slowly turning into a PvP player :p

bys
03-22-2014, 06:56 AM
ArcheAge seems to offer a good combination of both PvP and PvE activities. Thats the main reason why the most of us are here i think.

snowtigger
03-22-2014, 06:58 AM
je préfère le pve au pvp

Kaullorfist
03-22-2014, 07:11 AM
For myself I like a mix of PVE and PVP. I would love to know what it feels like to know that you will be attacked at any point in the wilderness. Then actually winning or losing will be interesting because that to me says that don't ever not be completely aware of your surroundings. With the PVE aspects I hope to find some nice people and gather resources and defeat boss mobs for loot. I also heard that the crafting in this game is pretty interesting I can't wait to try that out.

Mordelismo
03-22-2014, 02:51 PM
PvP ever be good.

Sirmilkbox
03-22-2014, 03:14 PM
I LOVE the pvp in this game just wish there would be some sort of objective based pvp instead of open world zerg pvp.

Principe
03-22-2014, 03:19 PM
PvP
I like how Eve Online was very political-based, but I hated how its almost impossible to do things without friends.
If PvP is to be like Eve Online where it inhibits most ingame activities then I vote no, however if most people can do things in their own free-will with risks then I'm fine with that.

Balmung
03-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Prefer PvE, but AA is both and so i prefer both.

You didn't like PvP? Wrong MMO
You didn't like PvE? Wrong MMO

Locket
03-22-2014, 03:24 PM
I love a good balance of both. I like to treasure hunt more than both of those combined though. ;3

Yammy
03-22-2014, 03:38 PM
I enjoy both almost equally. I do both just depends what I'm setting my goal for that day. I tend to build and craft a lot and do trade runs and such. But when it comes to pvp, it's always fun being a open world and finding trouble, so it's something that I'll be doing a lot of as well.

But if i had to choose, if it were a situation where i would only get one. I would choose PvE, just due to the amount of stuff on the side you can do that people still are unaware of. It keeps me really busy!

Ironfield
03-22-2014, 04:36 PM
I love both PvP and PvE, but the open world combat, territorial control and the ability to build your own houses and castles has really got me sold on Archeage.

-Ironfield

Enjie
03-22-2014, 05:35 PM
Got to say that the poll needs a both option, though if i had to pick one cause i'm sure we're trying to see who likes what more then the other, i'll have to say pvp on a large scale, this is because my personal skill i've found in other games is lacking but i'm pretty good if it is a 5 vs 5 or above sort of situation. Though i do like PvE i just think pvp in this game will be more fun.

Maquiame
03-22-2014, 05:44 PM
Where is the choice for both. As a rolepalyer I plan on doing both in character at the same time.

Nimarhie
03-22-2014, 06:02 PM
I prefer pve, BUT if pvp is done in such a way that it doesnt seem like it was shoehorned in, I actually like it. Pvp in warhammer online was a blast because you could run into the "lakes" take part in a battle or a siege and then leave when you got bored. Sea battles in Pirates of the Burning Sea were quite fun as well. But if its just an instanced battleground where youre basically playing capture the flag, or the whole world is just a ganking field, then there's no enjoyment in it (for me).

LordMironia
03-22-2014, 06:23 PM
I am definitely an avid PvPer in most MMO's. It's just another great element to the genre and it gives a different challenge, from a sometimes monotonous grind against computer driven enemies. What I really enjoy about PvP though, is not so much instanced PvP and battlegrounds (which suffice in most cases) but I really love me some World PvP. It gives me a sense of danger and uncertainty as I quest and spices up the PvE for me. Always watching your back and being prepared for an ambush is yet another skill you require to survive in a World PvP scenario.

Don't get me wrong, I really do love PvE, as well. Grouping up with some guildies/friends and taking a dungeon on is a great time and it requires a lot of strategy too.

KorpeN
03-22-2014, 06:47 PM
PvP all the way

Razgrim
03-22-2014, 07:09 PM
I have to say I prefer PvE.
PvP is fun, but the problem is that all the specs are never balanced, and I have a miserable underdog complex, meaning that I'm going to play the weird sucky spec that nobody else plays. That immediately puts me at a notable disadvantage.
Second, I never spec for dps, because I'm a talented player, and talent is put to better use at healing or tanking.
Well, tanks and healers need an intelligent group and cooperation to work at all in pvp, and most of pvp in MMORPGs these days are mindless zergfests. If I do manage to group up with a few dps, they're most likely incredibly ♥♥♥♥ty players that just facetank enemies while spamming auto attack, and I get sick of carrying and loosing with these players real fast.
So what's the solution, organized pvp?
That helps a lot, but than we return to the idea of me having an underdog complex, and that philosophy doesn't fit well with decent pvpers. Decent pvpers are all about "win at all costs", even if it means playing a ♥♥♥♥♥♥y overpowered overplayed spec. So, we tend to disagree.

Path
03-22-2014, 08:07 PM
I personally prefer PvE. I've never really gotten into PvP in any MMO, just a little dabbling here or there; honestly I think if any game would drive me into PvP it would be AA, just because of the Northern Continent (kind of like the whole "war/siege" aspect, like in GW2). Plus, in AA PvP is almost necessary, at least at later levels. Not that it isn't fun, just not something I usually put a lot of focus on.

Zero Frost
03-22-2014, 09:15 PM
I enjoy PVP the most, but will try some PVE contents too.

Valdur
03-22-2014, 10:13 PM
Need Both :)

PaCO
03-22-2014, 10:15 PM
Im a uo vet pre tram.. atlantic n baja server.. I hope this game is as free as uo was.. pvp all the way

Elrodeus
03-22-2014, 10:28 PM
I voted PvP because most of my favorite memories with friends (even in themepark games like WoW) were open world PvP moments or rivalries we had on the servers we were playing on.

With that said, I love both PvP and PvE and I hate that both sides tend to try to destroy the other. I really enjoy both and I'd like to have an environment where I can enjoy both. Unfortunately I've met a good amount of people that consider themselves PvP players that still love PvE but most people that consider themselves PvE'ers absolutely despise PvP and want it removed from the game they're playing.

It's a sad sad thing really. The segregation of the playstyles. I love both...and I'm really looking forward to ArcheAge because it's the only game that seems to have the POTENTIAL to have a good balance of both for everyone.

Killer
03-22-2014, 10:28 PM
I like alot the pve system of aa ;3

Elrodeus
03-22-2014, 10:56 PM
I have to say I prefer PvE.
PvP is fun, but the problem is that all the specs are never balanced, and I have a miserable underdog complex, meaning that I'm going to play the weird sucky spec that nobody else plays. That immediately puts me at a notable disadvantage.
Second, I never spec for dps, because I'm a talented player, and talent is put to better use at healing or tanking.
Well, tanks and healers need an intelligent group and cooperation to work at all in pvp, and most of pvp in MMORPGs these days are mindless zergfests. If I do manage to group up with a few dps, they're most likely incredibly ♥♥♥♥ty players that just facetank enemies while spamming auto attack, and I get sick of carrying and loosing with these players real fast.
So what's the solution, organized pvp?
That helps a lot, but than we return to the idea of me having an underdog complex, and that philosophy doesn't fit well with decent pvpers. Decent pvpers are all about "win at all costs", even if it means playing a ♥♥♥♥♥♥y overpowered overplayed spec. So, we tend to disagree.

Agree with most of this. Although most pvpers I've met aren't about "win at all costs". Those are the flavor of the month kiddies. If anything playing underdog is a blast. Nothing better than destroying sheep in pvp that think if you're not playing their spec you're not good. Sometimes the most challenging builds are the most fun and rewarding to play.

Jibeley
03-23-2014, 01:35 AM
If i had to choose. I prefer PvE, just so i don't have to worry about being ganked by folk. I dont so much mind the idea of pvpers actively hunting each other, or it just being more realistic if you near enemy lands, but sadly some players take it to the extreme and go out of there way to ruin the fun of the game for others and this small minority is what puts me off in games. However, i think alot of the excitement and danger will be missing, if the fear of PvP, especially in the open seas is gone. So for ArcheAge im happy enough to put up with a few idiots, to enjoy the rest of the game.

corpralhicks
03-23-2014, 01:40 AM
I prefer PVE over PVP, however that will not stop me playing a game that has both or forces me to do both.

Zombie
03-23-2014, 02:17 AM
Both. Because every time we wants to make PvE you are including PvP in ArcheAge.

Wolff Laarcen
03-23-2014, 04:29 AM
PvE, I need to fight a bigass monster that takes up my entire screen to be properly entertained. Fighting other players is tedious.

Svipdagr
03-23-2014, 06:30 AM
PVP, it makes for real relationships. And in this game, you will be able to make relationships with enemies - unlike most theme parks these days who care only about people's feelings so they bar speech back and forth between friend and foe.

Xenoth
03-23-2014, 06:49 AM
PVP. It adds risk and fun to the game. Also it is probably the best type of contact you can experience with other players. Killing a boss isn't the same as killing a bunch of enemy players together. But Archeage offers something for both PVE and PVP players. Wars, dungeons, bosses. You can level up purely on farming as well. Everyone will find something specifically for them.

Tatiana
03-23-2014, 06:55 AM
Both...But I chose PvE just because it's the underdog here and there's no both option.

EinGedi
03-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Dat game have a complietly full what i can imagine content to play PVE, so meantime into the war want or not, but everyone joing to pvp, so we havent much more choice here :D

YankeeJim
03-23-2014, 08:05 AM
I generally enjoy PvE to watch the story progress, but it doesnt have the thrill of PvP for a game objective (So ill say both)

IKShadow
03-24-2014, 02:31 AM
190 votes so far with 60% for PvP and 40% for PvE.
Interesting especially since in general players are claiming how PvE is way more popular.

Artemisia
03-24-2014, 05:38 AM
190 votes so far with 60% for PvP and 40% for PvE.
Interesting especially since in general players are claiming how PvE is way more popular.
I'd say PvE is more popular in general, but since this game has a strong pvp component, most pve only players stay away from it :P

Reddjarum
03-24-2014, 10:25 AM
I'd say PvE is more popular in general, but since this game has a strong pvp component, most pve only players stay away from it :P


I think pve being more popular is no longer the case, it was true years ago but younger players are getting introduce to online gaming mostly from pvp games such as League of Legends. Pvp may have died off in some mmorpgs but WoW has millions of pvp'ers that still play the game. So I find it funny when pvp haters say that pvp'ers are the minority, the market doesn't reflect that as there are no big pve only mmorpgs being made that I am aware of. Most players seem to be in the middle and like both these days.

Alzakiel
03-24-2014, 10:30 AM
I enjoy both .... But i dislike when a game end up just being a pvp fest lol

LunaNahueli
03-24-2014, 10:57 AM
PvE, but I'm used to PvP, so. It wouldn't feel like a world if there weren't people trying to rob you or take over your castle or the like.

Also I've just never been good at PvP.

Goriom
03-24-2014, 11:00 AM
I am fine with both but sway heavily in favor of PVP. To me, PVE gets stale because its the same AI your going up against, it doesn't learn or adapt. Real life people can be random, may be hard to read and that unpredictability is what makes it more fun for me.

NYS
03-24-2014, 11:48 AM
I would say cooperative play in general; playerS versus playerS, AND playerS versus environment. PVP can get a bit pointless if it's merely random battles to see whose stats win out over the other's. What I like about ArcheAge is that the factions are clearly defined, so every battle with them seems to feel like it matters. Additionally, PVP-ing one's own faction has repercussions.

Personally I enjoy the idea of following a storyline and really making my character a part of the universe. I think in this game both PVE and PVP offer that opportunity.

Osa
03-24-2014, 11:52 AM
voted for pve :3

Skb
03-24-2014, 11:59 AM
PvP, I look forward to the north continent : )

galimatias
03-24-2014, 12:23 PM
I agree that you need a both option since i tend to do both equally.

Artanthos
03-24-2014, 12:38 PM
PvE

I take zero enjoyment in PvP and do not wish it forced upon me.

Fook
03-24-2014, 12:40 PM
PvE

I take zero enjoyment in PvP and do not wish it forced upon me.

Looks like you might not be enjoying yourself as much as other :c

Jaserion
03-24-2014, 12:41 PM
PVE, and only enjoy organized pvp (ie group/party/guild fights and castle sieges)

Leila
03-24-2014, 12:42 PM
PvP is fun with friends :) but I hate it when people start drama, but oh well if there is pvp then there is drama xD

Vhyle
03-24-2014, 12:43 PM
So, out of curiosity, I was wondering what the majority of players prefer.
Is it PvP or PvE content? Now, since ArcheAge is very PvP centric, that must not mean that it's everyones favorite activity. Especially considering just how much else the game has to offer. Thus I am asking you:

PVP or PVE?


Oh, and I would definitely have to say PVP!

I enjoy both, however without PVP I dont enjoy PVE .. for example I like to farm and gain items / wealth ....... however this is ONLY exciting to me if I know someone could jump out and attack me at any time.

Static mob farming AI gives me the bummers without the added suspense of PVP.

Artanthos
03-24-2014, 01:13 PM
Looks like you might not be enjoying yourself as much as other :c

If PvP is enforced I simply will not be a paying customer.

I vote with my wallet. Other players do the same.

Anath
03-24-2014, 01:21 PM
If PvP is enforced I simply will not be a paying customer.

I vote with my wallet. Other players do the same.

Well AA IS a PvP game. There is PvE; but PvP is an important aspect of the game.

KeksX
03-24-2014, 01:24 PM
If PvP is enforced I simply will not be a paying customer.

I vote with my wallet. Other players do the same.

A not-paying customer is not a customer.(No offense, just pointing that out. If I understood you wrong, my mistake!)

xDrac
03-24-2014, 01:30 PM
I agree that you need a both option since i tend to do both equally.
I can't edit the poll :P

Atrigo
03-24-2014, 01:38 PM
I don't enjoy PvP much at all, I am strictly PvE.

Arkantos
03-24-2014, 01:42 PM
PvPer here ! Tho I enjoy PvE a lot, if it's any good :) - Also let's not forget Crafting and Housing which is a big part here.

Shival
03-24-2014, 01:47 PM
PVE for me, not enough time in the day for pvp.

Artemisia
03-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Well AA IS a PvP game. There is PvE; but PvP is an important aspect of the game.
PvP is important in AA but I wouldn't go as far as saying it's a PvP game. MOBAs are pvp games, this is more an everything game.

DeadlyFunTr
03-24-2014, 01:55 PM
PVP of course, I want to be 50lv quickly

xDrac
06-28-2014, 02:50 PM
So since alpha has been going on for a while, have people's priorities changed at all? :P

Major
06-28-2014, 02:53 PM
I haven't played yet, but from what I am reading the pve in AA is not its focal point? If that's true, why are ANY pve players here? I was under the impression this is going to be a "hardcore" pvp game. Im not apposed to dungeons, instances, and raids - I just hope it doesn't become another WOW. With that said, I love the pvp! :)

Megadone
06-28-2014, 03:11 PM
PVE untill I'm ready to do PVP, mostly at sea :)

xDrac
06-10-2015, 07:04 AM
With the recent outcry and ♥♥♥♥storm of people complaining about losing land due to server merges, I'd be interested if this poll is gonna shift into a different direction by now?

Morrigan
06-10-2015, 07:24 AM
both
what i like most about AA is that it is not a strictly PvE or PvP game.

i would love it to be even more sandbox

Choisy
06-10-2015, 07:37 AM
PvX, It's not a PvP game, jeez. Game is w/e entertains u, It supports all ways off playing. Farmville, transport tycoon even some kind of LoL I guess.

Bramble
06-10-2015, 08:40 AM
Needs a both option :X

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I'm puzzled myself why a Poll would be started without that option.

teeheehee
06-10-2015, 08:44 AM
PvE

I take zero enjoyment in PvP and do not wish it forced upon me.

Good job you're not forced to then isn't it?

teeheehee
06-10-2015, 08:48 AM
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I'm puzzled myself why a Poll would be started without that option.

You can't prefer both activities in the context of the question.

Setrict
06-10-2015, 11:02 AM
PvE = Chocolate Cake
PvP = Steak

Both are great, but when little chunks of Steak start showing up in my Chocolate Cake I find the flavor combination unappealing.

Morrigan
06-10-2015, 11:24 AM
You can't prefer both activities in the context of the question.

oh yes you can