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RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. Organized Play Member. 120 posts. No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Organized Play character.


RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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I really hope that PFO offers a much better experience for casual gamers than most MMOs. From what I've seen of most MMOs, there are significant portions of the game experience which are only really accessible to well-organized groups. Being that well organized is generally not possible for people who just like to log on for an hour or two at a time, two or three times a week, at varying times that can't be set in stone in advance. I know, because that's exactly my play style. Will players like me be able to engage in the full PFO experience, or will a regular party/guild be needed to undertake some activities?

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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Saint Caleth wrote:
These PvP "battlefront" areas would only be a small minority of the total map area but they could be moved over time by the actions of players, allowing for the eventual sacking of rival cities and towns.

An interesting side-effect of doing this would be that towns would behave somewhat realistically in the face of an impending invasion: many people would flee. In almost every MMO there are people who prefer to never engage in PvP, and who therefore completely avoid areas where PvP is allowed. Presumably such people would take up residence in places that are far from any PvP, but if PvP areas move, a bunch of non-PvP players could suddenly find themselves faced with a choice: abandon their homes and flee, or take up arms and join PvP in an attempt to save their town. This is the exact same choice faced by many real people throughout history, such as peasants in the path of the Mongol hordes.