One of the many things people have been looking for in an MMOFPS environment is the ability to engage in some hardcore PvP. Shooter fans seem to absolutely love the thrill of fragging others straight off the map. While we weren't able to nail down all
of the specifics from our talk with Matt Wilson
, Executive Director of Development from SOE Seattle, we did manage to wrangle a few juicy tidbits from him. Some of the answers we got regarding the things they are considering for The Agency
may prove to be welcome news to FPS PvP devotees.Massively: Is The Agency going to be open to a PvP type of environment?
In the example we see in the video, the only thing you can do is actually blow up the bombs and kill yourself, that kind of thing. In PvP
we'll have to flag friendly fire on or off -- if you want to shoot your team, you can. If you don't, you won't. In PvE, we're really focused on friendly fire being off most of the time because of players joining ad-hoc groups. We don't want to make the game a griefer's paradise.