I just received an email from Sony regarding Everquest 2 Battlegrounds. There are 3 PvP maps with either 6 or 24 players on each side. The type of matches announced are Capture the Flag, Tower capture and hold, as well as having to find and hold onto a relic of some kind.
Apparently we wanted it so we’ve got it, according to SOE.
Personally I don’t remember asking for it but some people must have done, that or an SOE dev did. Either way another try at PvP is coming to EQ2.
The first attempt was the arena’s in Freeport and Qeynos, something I’ve tried but like most people gave up on after a couple of matches.
SOE’s second try at PvP in Everquest 2 was to create PvP servers. I did have a character on one of the servers and it was fun for a while but it simply wasn’t busy enough to make it fun long term. Other players must have had the same opinion as Sony closed down the European server. This means as a European Everquest player you have to change your launcher to the US server selection and play on a US PvP server.
For their 3rd attempt at PvP they have added rewards such as Chaos armour. This does offer a carrot to players but as of yet there are no details about the armour itself. Will it be appearance only? Will it be stat gear? I guess I’ll have to play the new zones to find out.
Granted I’ll probably try these new PvP area’s with my guild, well at least the 6 player a side versions. Will I be playing them on a regular basis? I doubt it, but you never know they might turn out to be a better implementation of PvP than previously attempted by SOE in Everquest 2.