Tatooine’s Outlaw’s Den is a zone recently revealed that will feature complete FFA PvP. Your only allies are those in your group or guild.Â Outlaw’s Den will have the best gathering nodes and treasure chests containing the currency necessary to buy PvP and special cosmetic gear.Â There are no objectives to capture or reasons to hold the zone, other than the resources.Â It is, at its core, a zone for ganking and that is why I feel this zone will have potential problems.
Nothing stops the biggest guild, or ‘best’ guild, from entering the zone and dominating.Â What does it mean to dominate in this zone?Â It means control over the resources, galactic market, special Gammorean NPC, and loot he drops/sells.Â I believe this zone will result in angst and complaints.
I understand the appeal of a zone like Outlaw’s Den.Â A place to PvP, nodes to fight over, and some of the only “FFA” available in themepark MMO’s — it does sound cool on paper.Â I doubt whether people are thinking clearly, though.Â I would have rather seen the zone be just like it is now, except faction vs. faction. Why pit sides against each other?
Bioware wants to observe how the community uses this zone and feels it will be community building.Â I think Outlaw’s Den will be destructive to the community.Â If the zone was about working with your whole team against an enemy team, open all the time exactly as designed now, then we would have a reason for people to work together.Â Outlaw’s Den is a zone designed to fuel animosity inside your faction and further define the have’s vs. have not’s.
Call me a pessimist, but I know how people behave in MMO’s.Â They won’t be going there for the PvP; they’ll be going there for what they can have and keep away from others — they being small introverted groups.Â PvP should be the lure, not the vendors.
Ultimately, why care?Â I see a good idea being missed by only a few degrees.