This should not be rocket science!!!!!! COOP players and PVP players want DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT GAME MECHANICS, FEATURES, ETC!! How can you be so oblivious to this???
There is a reason that there are ABSOLUTELY no leagues for AI based gamemodes in the eSports industry! Player vs. Player is authentic strategic gameplay with real tactics and gameplans.
How does this affect Sandstorm? Well when you have 2 completely opposite types of players with completely opposite play styles pushing for completely opposite game changes, and with that, it is a given that there will be conflict!
Let me give some example. CoD zombies and Cod PvP. Why don't you don't see Nukes, Insta Kill, double points, Ammo Resupplies being dropped in PvP. Why? Well it is a no brainer. It doesn't belong there.
Thankfully we haven't encountered anything that drastic in Sandstorm, yet, but that is sort of the thesis to my arguement. What COOP needs, doesn't belong in pvp, and what PVP needs doesn't belong in coop.
No matter HOW HARD NWI TRYS, there will ALWAYS be metas in pvp. It is a given. But with that, there are always counter metas. And if a noob isn't smart enough to realize or use them, then that is on him.
NWI, PLEASE!!!! Stop making changes only based on one side of the argument! If you want the game to grow, you need to learn what is best for the game; and surprise surprise, it isn't always the suggestions of the noobs crying.