I can appreciate the fact that they are doing some different stuff with pvp settings. However, PLEASE PLEASE give us a couple traditional standards. A Black Garden from Rift. A WSG from WoW.
Ill be completely honest. I am entirely excited about the game overall. However I have a very big problem at same time.
1. All I am interested in is PvP
2. I prefer BGS. To me a BG is like 10v10 up to 20v20. 5 man is not BG to me, its Arena.
3. My least favorite types of BG's involve Vehicles and NPC's. Yuck! No seriously, Im not queued for a BG to go jump in a tank/catapult or go kill some NPC. If I want to kill an NPC, ill go do an instance. If I want to drive a vehicle, Ill go quest.
When I queue for a BG, I want the following at bare minimum:
1. At least 10v10. Anything less is too small and is more arena than it is BG. A BG should feel more like a battle than a larger duel. I want to be able to sneak in and out of combat and have an effect from the fringes or I want to be able to wade into the middle of a pack. I know a lack of healers impacts this sort of but still, it can be worked.
2. I want a small map. I dont want to run a long ways. I dont want to have to sit there for 3-5 minutes before even seeing the enemy. PvP is about fighting other people, not waiting or traveling. WSG/TP and Black Garden are the most ideal maps.
3. I do not want to see an NPC anywhere, ever, at any time, other than the graveyard rezzer.
4. I want a clear, concise, simple objective. I do not want a bunch of guess work when i look at a map. I want to be able to look and instantly know what needs to be done. When I look at a map I want it to display like AB, WSG or Black Garden. I do not want to see is an NPC alive. Does a vehicle need repaired. Does a vehicle need to be destroyed? Im not interested in that crap. Could care less about it.
Now like I said, I can deal with the BGs they have now as its something different and thats cool. But you have GOT to have at least 2 or 3 standard, simple, get down to business of pvp quickly type BGs and right now this game appears to greatly lack there.I hate when bgs turn into a race to the end (AV or IoC) or vehicle crap like SOTA(worst BG ever). I have got to have something to get my instant pvp capture the flag or hold the flag type of fix in.
Other than that I love everything about the game so far. But this kills me because its by far my single biggest aree of interest of a MMORPG, and I am not seeing it as a part of the game.