This is entry #19 in the 30 days of WarCraft series of articles.
Those of you familiar with the blog probably know the answer to this one.
Yep… you guessed it… PvP.
I do enjoy many PvE elements of WoW (e.g., raiding, hunting down rare pets, questing, etc…) but PvP has always been far and away my favorite aspect of the game. Ever since I tried my first BG – at around level 38 or so – I’ve been hooked on PvP. There’s nothing quite like playing against actual ‘people’.
As soon as I caught the PvP bug, I’ve been a BG rat ever since. As a hardcore casual, I’ve…
- Reached rank 10 in the ‘old school’ PvP system.
- Achieved 100K honor kills.
- Achieved the Justicar title.
- Twinked out hunters in the following brackets: 10-19, 20-29, 30-39 & 40-49.
- Competed in several scheduled and rated 10-19 WSG battles.
- Achieved Silverwing Sentinel on my 19 hunter within a few months.
PvP is where it’s at for me. 😀
I like how PvP doesn’t require a huge commitment in terms of scheduling or time investment. I can log in… play in a couple of BGs… have a good time, and in little time I’ll have upgraded gear. If I can’t make it on for a few days – it doesn’t matter… no one is depending upon me to be there. I play when I want, and for how long I want. Best part is… I have a blast doing it, and I acquire upgraded gear in the process. 🙂
Now I know that in order to get the choice PvP gear you need to involve yourself in scheduled, organized play (e.g., rated BGs and arena), but even then I feel the investment to reward ratio is much higher than in PvE. In order to obtain best-in-slot PvE gear, one needs to spend an absurd amount of hours in this game to achieve their goal… as a hunter, this goal is ‘best-possible DPS’.
As a PvP’er, I can spend a fraction of that time to acquire decent gear and also achieve my main goal… ‘having fun’. Even when I do compete in arena, I only spend maybe an hour or two with it per week at best.
To me, raiding becomes ‘work’, where as PvP always feels like ‘play’.
I know there are many other fun aspects of PvE, and that raiding is merely one of them, but I use it in this example because I consider it to be the high point of PvE play. If you enjoy questing, role-playing, leveling alts, etc… those are really fun PvE activities as well!
For me, though… it’s PvP all the way.
Anyway, which style of play do you guys enjoy most..? PvE or PvP?