It’s kind of the age-old debate. Several games feature both PvP and PvE, but many games just take on either one or the other.
The question is not what’s better, what’s harder, and so on, but which do you prefer? And, as always, I want to know why.
Personally, it depends on my mood. I love the thrill of PvP, of taking on another player and (hopefully) winning, I like the rush I get from knowing I outsmarted or outplayed another human being controlling a character that had at least a fairly equal chance of winning the fight. And I really enjoy working on that as a team. I’m just getting started in League of Legends, and I play a lot of arenas and rated battlegrounds, and in all of those environments I love playing with people, working together to achieve something, and taking out other players is the icing on the cake.
But, if I’m tired and want to relax, sometimes I prefer to PvE. I’m not always ready for the high-adrenaline feeling that I get from PvP, and for me, that’s the time to PvE. I love running dungeons, for example, trying to do my best, and working with other people. I also really enjoy raiding, at least while it’s still progression, or while it’s still difficult. Once raiding goes to farming, I’m not having fun any more, most of the time, I’m doing it because I need gear.
But enough of me, what about you? What’s your thing? What do you prefer, what do you seek out in games, what do you base your choices and your reading of patch notes and your frustration with development choices on? PvE or PvP?