I do not want a more serious version of PVP in boundless. Every game I have played online that included PvP seems to bring out the worst in the player base. The only games I’ve completely enjoyed had no PvP aspects outside their markets.
You also do not have to be in the PvP for trolls to troll you. They can either verbally harass you about either accepting a PvP challenge or, if an invite system was made, they could just keep sending the invite.
As stated above by both sides we already have PvP system thus I see no reason that more of it needs to be added. Plotting and taking over areas are included in that PvP and we’ve all seen multiple posts within the last few months of players voicing problems with it to such an extent that the devs have talked about implementing plot boundaries.
In the event this new version of PvP is added it should not get its own planet. I do not want to be restricted from going to a planet because the probability of trolls congregating on it are increased via a PvP aspect. I do not want to be prevented from competing an Atlas because I get killed by someone lurking on a PvP world waiting for someone to hunt. I do not want to be prevented access to color pallet resources on that world because of said PvPers.
The issue with PvP locked to specialized plots will just be trolls investing entirely into those and surrounding resource deposits with to entice players to attempt to harvest said resource and attack them as they attempt to reach the resource. Furthermore plots wouldn’t be limited to planets making even starter worlds dangerous for new players. I also don’t think anyone who runs a shop wants someone plotting PvP plots around them attacking their customers. Seems similar to the max knock back health bomb problem we had not too long ago.
I do not want to see the forums riddled with nerf requests on items because their “perfect character” with their best equipment got defeated by someone “they shouldn’t have lost to”. I do not want to see posts where people are frustrated by being trolled by PvPers. I do not want to see angry rants over PvP battles.
The only good I have ever seen come out of PVP is being able to develop combos through skill (spells/abilities) combinations which boundless doesn’t have. Me and my friends would do this together maxing our stats then attempting to do the heaviest damage possible to the greatest defensive wall available. I also see no reason for boundless to incorporate something more complex like this.
I see PvP has a greater potential to be more problematic than to be advantageous to the game. Yeah it may attract more players, but will it attract the right kind of players? Seems games that I’ve played which implemented PvP went along the lines as follows:
- Players actively participate in games original content.
- Players complete content look to expand the games features
- PvP is introduced
- Community begins to grow more negative
- Influx of trolls arrive
- Player base starts to lose players
- Trolls eventually give up playing because the same PvP is no longer enjoyable and the other players have left.
Furthermore if players believe meteorite fights are boring eventually that mentality will spread to PvP as well. Yes most players are probably smarter than the average spitter, wildstock or cuttletrunk but at the end of the day there is only so much you can do with the battling system. Not to mention that the compass will always give away a players location so I don’t see how using the terrain would be all that fun.
This is just my experience. Some of you may have a better outlook on a PvP feature, but I hope they never add to or expand the PvP already implemented. The main attractions to boundless for me are the creative expressions though building, exploration and the relaxed “move at your own pace” game play. I see no reason to include something that has presented itself as toxic in so many other platforms. Instead I hope that they continue to release more resource types, new block types, and new decorations so that we can continue to expand and colonize all the planets in the boundless universe. Much like what the original vision for boundless seemed to be.