During the discussion in the World of Warcraft PvP gear flattening article last week, longtime Massively OP commenter SallyBowls wondered why serious PvPers bother playing MMOs. “Especially in 2015, if you really are about competing, then why are you not playing one of those games, typically an e-sport, where the balance is taken more seriously?” PvP causes balance issues for PvE, the argument goes, and no doubt MMOs attract a certain segment of gamers who just want a gear advantage for griefing purposes.
I think it’s a fair question. For my part, MMO world persistence and character personalization is more than enough to make me heavily favor MMO PvP over MOBAs and OFPS, but I wonder whether you have other reasons. If you like PvP, why do you PvP in MMOs and MMORPGs instead of other genres?