So, I've had a recent spark of creating an RPG of my own, and while I debate on whether or not to finish and run it, I'm left with the question on how to handle the PvP (Player vs Player for anyone who doesn't know what it means) elements of it. So, less away from my idea and more on the topic of PvP itself, what is everyone's thoughts on it. Do you like/dislike PvP RPGs? Why/why not? For people who do like them, how would you like to see these types of RPGs improved to appease people who don't like them, and for those who dislike them, what would you want to see that would intrigue you enough to one a try?
In my opinion on the matter, I quite don't understand why people don't like them. To me, I'd rather have the challenge of outwitting actual people than making it up as I go along. Granted, without PvP, one can decide how and when their characters get hurt or something like it, but I think it takes away the fun a bit.