I have not been active for quite some time. After bouncing around games, its really made me miss the sweetness that was PVP in this game. I say was, because PVP in NW has LONG since been completely dead. Not really looking to debate this.
There are only a handful of people left that remember the old glory days of PVP in Neverwinter. So my final plea to the DEVs of this game:
Please remove ALL the PVE CAMPAIGN boons from PVP (I would include Stronghold Boons in this too) I know this isnt the ONLY issue with PVP but its a mighty big one.
PVP has far too many barriers in this game for the new player, the casual, the PVE player, it creates too much of an advantage for the hyper focused PVP player.
So what this solves, is it removes SO much time-gated barrier for ALL players who want to participate in PVP in Neverwinter. The fresh max level player stands absolutely ZERO chance, because they are missing out on tens of thousands of stat points to play PVP.
PVP should be more an emphasis on SKILL than Gear. The current system of Neverwinter, its the opposite. The "power gap" allowed through gear is far too great to overcome with Skill.
Put another way. The most SKILLED PVP player in the game, could NOT take a fresh max level character and be competitive in PVP. This is wrong IMO.
This would be a massive step forward into making the population of PVP larger, enabling the content to be much more enjoyable for more players.
I dont think it would take much TIME investment to do this.... So please consider it.
Before someone asks. No - this isnt going to remove all desire for new content. With new mounts/artifacts/gear that gets released, there will still forever be a desire to get all the campaign boons, to aid in the completion of PVE, to help everyone gear up for PVP. Just because the Boons THEMSELVES dont impact PVP, doesnt mean there is no INDIRECT impact (boons help get gear, which does impact PVP).