|The latest 'Seeing the Forest for the Trees' editorial is online at Stratics, titled PvO - Establishing the Atmosphere:|
Well, weíve made it to Column #10. Ever since I started doing this column, Iíve wanted to talk about Player vs. Player combat in online gaming. But in order to fully express my ideas on PvP, I had to lay some groundwork in advance, so pretty much everything Iíve written up until now has been paving the way for this topic. The column about immersion code, the need for fresh ideas in MMORPGs, instancing, faction, hybridsÖ itís all been leading up to a discussion on PvP. And I think weíve reached the point where I can start to talk about PvP in a rational and civilized way, without prompting the knee-jerk reaction from PvE players that this topic normally draws. So letís begin.