I PvP for the challenge. Although this game is relatively easy compared to some other competitive online games, it still takes effort at times. Winning feels good of course, but close matches where you have to work for it gives a sense of accomplishment whether you win or lose.
Doing well gives a bit of an ego boost sometimes, but at the end of the day it's still just a casual game which is purely for entertainment.
Obviously the social aspect is a big part of the entertainment, and one of the primary merits of PvP in this game is the emphasis on community and teamwork. Playing live against other people has endless replay value as it is always dynamic and fresh.
I PvP because if I would not, I would probably not be playing this game anymore.
I like challenges, challenges to overcome obstacles, players, teams, tactics.
It is as complicated, dynamic, and complex as you want to make it (as a solo player or team player)
Yet fun, especially with more people at your side thinking the way you do. Find new hax with your fleetmates and use that in PvP play.
Just awesome, this particular aspect even puts less enjoyable gameplay mechanics in the background once in a while...
Last edited by darkfader1988; 05-17-2013 at 06:59 PM.
It's fun to make builds
Going up against players is more personal (Community)
In some of the posts I read one of the reasons they play this game is because they like Star Trek, for me its the other way around, before I played this game I had a rather low opinion of Star Trek, but this game encouraged me to give it another chance and now I would have to say its one of my favorite things to do (watching the TV Series I mean).
Do you prefer straight up kill matches, capture the flag? Special modes?
Arena: everything else just gets in the way (its not about the surroundings its about the ships and the captains behind them), but C+H is still fun but only because its different.
Are you in it just for the competition?
Competition is fun, its one of the cornerstones of PvP...
Are you in it for ego stroking? (I'm serious)
A long time ago, but thankfully not now
Do you enjoy the social aspects (teaming, cooperation & coordination, competition against other live players)?