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RvR MMO Games

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In RvR MMO, RvR means Realm vs Realm combat. It is a kind of PvP mode, but with the more massive amount of participants, divided into competing groups during the character creation or development. Players are usually divided into races, factions, nations, or groups. This mode should not be confused with the Guild vs Guild.

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In addition to war between factions, the term RvR can also mean a battle for a specific territory. Usually, these are specially marked locations on the map, which once in a certain period can be precipitated and repulsed from the enemy. This mechanic is the same for all RvR games, only small details change.

One of the essential features of RVR MMOs is that all sides of the conflict in the game are distributed even before the player starts it. RvR offers clear identification and introduces a friend or foe system: in PvP, you cannot hit a member of your group, only an enemy supporter.

Even though developers of RvR games can provide players with an exciting and deep plot and a lot of game mechanics, many gamers don't find this system the most attractive for MMO RPG. Since there is always an imbalance between strictly divided groups, the victory in the war between communities does not depend on the efforts of a particular player and teammates. The dominance of faction depends on disparate players representing it. Sometimes the winner is determined by the developers.

A large number of the RvR games belong to the MOBA genre. It is in the concept of the game; the confrontation between the two sides is the main feature. In this type of games, players are not divided into changeless factions, but into teams that can be changed between matches.

Most Popular RvR MMO

  • World of Warcraft is famous for its controversion between Alliance and Horde. This game has PvP combat mechanics that are classic for RvR genre. It means that you can damage only the members of the controversial faction.
  • DotA 2 is a MOBA RvR game. The central concept of DotA is the controversy of two teams, Radiant and Dire, with the bases placed on opposite corners of the map. The players can choose the side of the conflict and switch between rivals during the match preparation.
  • Aion is an MMORPG which plot is based on the controversy between two factions, angelic Elyos and gloomy Asmodians. The side which the character belongs can only be selected during the creation. If you want to play for another faction, you will have to start the game again.