After the disappointing Update 6 PvP changes I decided to talk about what I would want Turbine to change to make the game better. Here are 10 changes that I think PvP is really missing.
10. Delving Boss drops were bad before Update 6 and now they are terrible.
When they got rid of the delving currency they never really replaced it with anything. Now there is not really any point to go into the Delving of Fror. Delving needs to have a purpose for players to continue to go down into the depths of the Moors.
9. Players need better quest rewards.
All quests should give players infamy otherwise they are useless. Currently there are several quests that only give you commendations and nothing else. This is a problem because the quests that give players infamy also give more commendations making the quests that don’t give any infamy truly worthless to a PvP player.
8. Give free to play players a way to get into the Moors on Freep side.
There needs to be a way for players to buy a one-time account wide access pass to Freep side in the Moors. I know several players that have purchased VIP just to get into the Moors on their Freep. They really don’t like to have to keep paying money just to get really the only content that is still only VIP.
7. Give us more things to spend commendations on so that we actually have to make a choice on what we want to spend our currency on.
There are just not enough things for players to spend their money on and really it makes the cap on commendations annoying.
6. Players need things to group for when the Moors gets a little boring.
I propose that we give players PvP instances/skirmishes that allow them and NPCs to try to take over a map. A side wins when it has all the contestable locations or when it gets the enemy sides respawn count down to zero. This would play out a lot like conquest mode in EA’s Battlefield series but with NPCs.
5. Give a story to Creep side for players to really see what it is like to be a Creep.
We have been able to take over the enemy side in story already why not introduce one into the Moors. This would give players a reason to the fighting in the Moors and I think it could really help pull new players into the Moors. Also I would like to see a whole book of the Epic Story from the bad guys’ point of view.
4. Get rid of the Commendation system or at least the cap in PvP.
I mean we had a good thing going with the destiny points system that was in place before Update 6. It also gave purpose to the delving. While it is nice that Turbine was looking at PvP this change was not a needed one and really I would like to spend my 100,000 destiny points on permanent changes to my Creep instead of just temporary buffs for players to have.
3. A new zone would be nice.
I would even be glad if they just expanded the Moors. I mean they could even just go further into the Misty Mountains and I would be fine with that. Really just give us new textures to look at Turbine please….please! It has been almost 5 years since Turbine has released a new zone for PvP and the 5th Anniversary would be a great time to give PvP players a new place to play.
2. If players had an equal amount of classes on Creep side as they did Freep side then I think the game would feel much more balanced.
Just by introducing an equal amount of classes Turbine could fix many of the gripes players have about the current state of PvP. Also it would be fun to have more than the 6 current classes found in PvP. They could even just get 1 class but make it more complex than the current classes, much like the RK was to the Freep characters.
1. My number one change for PvP is a really simple one. I think if turbine tripled the amount of ranks players can achieve in the same amount of XP then you would have a better sense of progression.
It is a long way from rank 5 to 6 let alone rank 14 to 15. This is really the only place that LotRO has a grind and I think Turbine could fix it easily just by introducing more ranks within the current structure. It would also increase player excitement if they were ranking up every couple of days in PvP and in turn would make the grind much easier to swallow. Players don’t have to go from 1 to 75 instead they go from 1 to 2 then 2 to 3 and after a ton of baby steps they finally make 75. This is how PvP advancement should be for players. I am not saying to decrease the amount of XP players need to earn I am just saying make it worth their time.
So do you agree with this list? Do you have any changes you would want? Please put your changes and comments in the chat below and maybe your change will make my next list when Turbine makes more changes to PvP.