PvP is about more than just getting into the dirt with your opponent and seeing who drops first. Sure, it frequently is exactly that, and you can certainly open fire on another player in EVE Online hoping to blow up a ship. But you can also engage in elaborate market games designed to kick someone out of any real income or just devalue a specific market, a very real form of PvP that doesn’t need to involve any lasers being fired at all.
It’s hardly the only example, of course. Final Fantasy XIV lets you compete with your fellow players in chocobo races and Triple Triad matches, a struggle without any need for attacks. There’s plenty of combat PvP in Guild Wars 2, but player-run races or fashion contests allow for a different vector of conflict. There are always ways to put players at odds, but there are lots of ways to encourage competition without weapons coming out. So which MMO do you think offers the best non-combat PvP environment?