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2-20-2012 @ 7:25PM
I had to LoL when i saw this article up - i was just thinking about this today.I never much cared for PvP in WoW - partly the player attitudes/mindset, partly the utter confusion and futility it seemed to engender.Surprisingly, I am having lots of fun in SWTOR playing PvP. While i COMPLETELY agree with your points above (you forgot about half the classes having stealth, BTW), my reasons for liking SWTOR PvP seem to be:1) Smaller Groups - I can't deal with the confusion of 25 players on both sides in a WoW BG2) Rewards - It's a little thing, but i LIKE the daily "win a warzone" quest because i get a nice chunk of XP and Credits for it, over and above the reward for winning in the first place. Admittedly, i never really PvPed in WoW while i leveled, but i'm finding it a good supplement to questing in SWTOR (when you're leveling six toons, the non-class quests get stale fast). The main difference for me, as a pre-50 character in SWTOR, is that PvP is not completely divorced from PvE - WoW never really tried to balance the two sides of the game. If you PvP, you dam well better get gear and skills that have NOTHING to do with PvE, and if you raid, you better NOT show up in PvP gear. I have always hated that.
2-20-2012 @ 7:42PM
the PvP grind at level 50 is pretty brutal :( If you want the best gear, be prepared to put hundreds of hours into grinding to valour level 60 or whatever. I lost all interest in the PvP at 50 :(
2-20-2012 @ 10:41PM
There are several things between the two games that really made me think about which one I like more.First the bolster buff in SW:TOR is incredible in lower level WZs. My biggest gripe about wow pvp has always been heirlooms in pvp. I can't stand facing twinks in pvp because the match-up is completely unfair. Bolster allows there to be a feeling of equality throughout the match, even when it's 3 on 1 I can still survive mildly long. While in wow its no contest.The next thing I liked about SW:TOR is that the WZs (from what I've played) the WZs are small unlike some of the BGs in WoW, it made me feel like I was in the action more often unlike in WoW where if your team doesn't have that GY yet your back to square one.The thing I like most about WoW pvp is the cross-realm mechanic because my server is dominated by Republicans (if thats what they're called, not quite sure), so we generally lose WZs but all in all I think that both pvp systems are equally enjoyable, and I'm really interested to see what happens with SW:TOR's pvp in the future.
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