Despite playing WoW since launch, there are certain aspects of the game that I am just not familiar with. PVP is the one thing in WoW that I will lrn2play.
Integrating PVP and RP has been my weakest link in game. I ran a story once that was supposed to end with a little PvP–just to incorporate more people in the event–and it went poorly. Since then, PvP and RP have been taboo for me (and a few others).
With 3.0, I have become more interested in PvP, and I’ve even purchased PvP gear. Even with this increased exposure, I’ve only come to one conclusion about PvP in RP:
1) Plan for the Result of the PVP
If the result of the PvP action is going to be pivotal to the story, then as the Storyteller (GM), be comfortable with the outcome of the story. One cannot assume that the outcome of PvP will go the way the script demands.
With that, I have to ask: How to integrate PVP into RP?