Today after our static group finished a little early, one of our members suggested we break into two groups for a little PvP with the time we had remaining.
Now this forum is rife with PvP bashing, so I sort of cringed at the notion. We still had 20 mins left of our scheduled time, so I thought ***?
I had a blast. It was really interesting to see what was affective and what just didn't work against our teammates. I thought the little arenas were fun, and I'd definitely do it again.
I'm not sure why there is such naked hatred and loathing for PvP on the forums, because it was fun, harmless, and has zero impact to the rest of DDO.
I was disappointed that sneaking was useless, as my bard has a 1 spot and had no difficulty seeing the other players when they tried to sneak. I'm sure invisibility would be equally as useless. That really hamstrings the rogue player, and of the four of us - cleric, rogue, barb, bard, the rogue was the most ineffective.
It would be nice to see more battlefield scenarios like an assault on summerfield type setting where you could go 12 on 12. From what I saw, the PvP would probably get a bit boring after you knew the ins and outs of the environments.
I'd recommend anyone who hasn't tried it, to give it a go with a few guildies , friends, or what have you.