In Dungeons & Dragons official forums, they are having a discussion of player vs player mode started by Xundau of Turbine Community Relations. Here's an excerpt from the opening post:
Since we opened up this site, one of the most-discussed topics has been player vs. player (PvP) gameplay -- will there be PvP in Dungeons & Dragons Online? If so, how will it be implemented? Full-scale PvP areas? PvP servers? Duels? Arenas?
PvP is an important component of many massively-multiplayer games: Asheron’s Call, Shadowbane, WWII Online, Dark Ages of Camelot, and Star Wars Galaxies are a few examples. As such, it's natural that the question be asked about DDO, and it's something that we've thought about since we first started working on this game early last year.
Spurred in part by all of the community discussion, we've gone ahead and made our final decision. I'll go into the details of the decision below, but the short answer is this:
PvP gameplay will not be a part of the initial launch of Dungeons & Dragons Online.
Read the whole thing
at Dungeons & Dragons official forums.
[ October 14, 2004, 21:19: Message edited by: chevalier ]