Allow me to thank you for your well thought out detailed reply. A sincere compliment. Let us remember this is the debate section of the forum and therefore disagreements can develop hopefully in the spirit of positive debate. I completely disagree. Do I want to question the game makers intention? No, not really! Can that even be substantiated? Is there an actual thread from the owners that states their intention? We should keep in mind also intentions can change over time. Anyone could argue based on some kind of observation that any particular game play will determine the intention of a game.Non-PvP stuff definitely has a place in the game ... anything between that sucks ... this was not the intention of the game's makers or designers.
So yes, I have a heavy focus on PvP, because I believe everything else in the game depends on it.
In the west a game player keen on dueling might determine that dueling or fort battle is what this game is about! Another player who likes building could see only building as to what the game is about. Does that mean either is true. I think not. It could however be true for the individual player.
I was a little confused in how the idea of a separated pvp stuff is from non-pvp stuff. It was however suggested everything else is part of the game but only as a compliment for all of the play versus player activities. Is this not a bit of a contradiction that the idea that anything except one feature of the game "sucks"? I think this is purely based on the preferences of an individual. I don't consider pvp and no-pvp stuff are so very different but are one in the same. I'm assuming that the only real difference is that the "non" player to player is more co-operative than the latter.
The game play leaders however do tend to be more vocal or possibly aggressive so that the other quiet players have voices which are not represented.
I've played with most of the features of the west game in various degree's and so far continue to have wide range of interests. I don't think the owners intention was to create only two of ways for players to use the game, person to person conflict or person to person non conflict. I do want to write something around the subject of berry picking specifically as I think it really deserves it's own thread.Berry picking inc