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7-20-2007 @ 12:15PM
The first UI add-on I ever wrote, I called DuelDecline, for self-explanatory reasons: it automatically declines duel requests. Originally, it also had an automated response, but I stopped using it after I had people complain about it (one even claimed to have reported me for spamming).I hate duels. Even with your rules I hate duels. What's the point? If you're 70, it's an e-peen fight; if you're below 70, you're taking time away from leveling or gaining actual honor. You say that this is the "perception of most duels"; I'd argue that it /is/ most duels, if not all of them. I've participated in two duels; I won one (and was told by the other participant afterward that I cheated because I hadn't taken Mark of the Wild off, and that therefore I was a loser and a wimp), and lost one (and was told by the other participant afterward that since I'd lost, I was a loser and a wimp). I stopped dueling after that - and, unfortunately, /not/ dueling gets me as many or more insults from the people whose invitations I'm declining. (My favorite was someone who tried to duel my female Tauren shaman, and called me "fat and ugly" because I declined.) But at least I'm not even wasting the time of having to manually click "Decline" anymore.That said, as long as everybody's having fun and not in it to be a dick, your rules seem fair - except one: "IV. Thou shalt not use uncommon buffs or consumables." This just seems silly. "any buffs or consumables you wouldn't normally use when grinding a mob one-on-one shouldn't be used in a duel." But what constitutes normal use? If a mob has me down to 5% health, you can be sure I'm going to use a health potion if I have one. (I'm an Alchemist; I can always make more.) If I put a scroll buff on and then three minutes later someone challenges me to a duel, should I remove the scroll buff? Going back to the Alchemy thing, if I'm dueling a Leatherworker, should he have a spare set of gear without armor patches? Should an Enchanter have a spare sword without Crusader or Fiery Weapon? If not, why should I be barred from using my alchemical creations in a duel?Anyway. Enough of my rants for today.-Chris A. http://www.etherjammer.com/blog/
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