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Is there really a place for RP PVP servers?

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Is there really a place for RP PVP servers?

brunen's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 06:35 AM | #1
it seems to me that the majority of the classes would not indulge in random acts of violence.

Jedis would not attack an enemy except as a last route.
BH wouldn't if they weren't paid.
Troopers wouldn't unless there was a reason.
Sith wouldn't, they'd look for a much more insidious way.
Smugglers wouldn't, they'd look for a discreet way out.
IA... not sure but I'm assuming they might if it were an attack of opportunity.

So, for me from a lore perspective, the idea of RP PVP simply doesn't fit in a SW game.


RobHouse's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 06:36 AM | #2
I think sith warriors would attack Jedi on sight, and troopers would attack any imperial faction on sight, as they are at war with them

brunen's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 06:44 AM | #3
But would they?

A trooper is a military man. He follows orders. Soldiers do not go off on their own and kill someone purely because it's a right place and time.

Sith Warriors, I can agree to an extent. But much like jedis, the sith DO work in other ways first. Warriors are usually sent out on specific missions. But possibly, yes.

Xirandir's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 06:53 AM | #4

I'd imagine the Trooper's PvP is justified. Our soldiers during the Iraq war were forced to do similar due to the suicide bombers and such.

People ran up to one of the vehicles?

They shot them. Ugly, but necessary in times of such madness.

And thusly the case here seems.

Thunores's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 07:01 AM | #5
What does that have to do with being a place for RP PvP server?

If the players feel their shouldn't attack then they shouldn't attack until it becomes a necessity or the story pushes them down that road.

However not having a RP PvP choice would undermine any possibility of that, of players enjoying RP in a SWTOR universe where if by any chance their character was supposed to attack an enemy he could.

I think the lore issue whether they would normally attack or not has nothing to do with RP PvP having a place.
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Ashilyn's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 08:35 AM | #6
Personally, I'd say that RP-PvP has a huge place in Star Wars, myself. It seems like something very much in the vein of star wars, and it would probably be awesome if it wasn't for the fact that it'll get ruined by the hardcore PvPers like every other game's RP-PvP servers do.

Calseeor's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 09:05 AM | #7
[QUOTE=brunen;266242]But would they?

A trooper is a military man. He follows orders. Soldiers do not go off on their own and kill someone purely because it's a right place and time.

In theory this is correct, however soldiers in active war situations do have the right to take down the enemy where and when they are encountered unless specifically ordered not to. Otherwise soldiers would be at a disadvantage when faced with their enemies in unexpected situations.

As for the rest of what you said - tis true but if those rules were to be followed, it would make for a lame PVP game. ;-)

Darth_Urtani's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 01:58 PM | #8
What if i wanted to roleplay as a Jedi who randomly killed people?

achael's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 03:29 PM | #9
I think that it gives alot of scope for guild vs guild. Remember that the classes are archetypes not just cut and paste bods. And it's scifi, suspension of disbelief is required.

Snausage's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 04:28 PM | #10
Quests rarely ask you to just go aimlessly kill people - though that is often a side objective.

If you're walking from Point A to Point B, and there are bad guys in the way - they'll attack you, and you'll defend yourself.