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9-12-2007 @ 10:18AM
Sorry - have to respond, I'm pedantic - a trait of all the old hand RPG players."twinks = cheats. The char didn't earn the 1000g spent to equip it. In the table top RPG days, we called them rules lawyers, and I didn't like playing with them then."Rules lawyers aren't analygous to twinks - Rules lawyers were people who never understood that story > then guidelines. The majority of the old RPG heads (especially anyone who struggled with Roelmaster's products or the horrors of mega armor and mega damage) will agree I think. A rules lawyer would spend 20 minutes explaining in detail why his last swing should have killed the important exposition NPC instead of listening to what the character had to say. Describing twinks as cheats is equally untrue. Two friends of mine have played the AH on their twink alts server to finanace all their twinking. Neither of them have a character over lvl 29 on the server in question."The only way to end the twinks, or at least reduce their presence is:1.) Enchants like mongoose must have minimum level requirements."Mongoose already has a minimum ilevel requirement of 35."3.) Get rid of twink items - the fishing hat, engineer goggles, etc that are over powered vs other items of the equivelent level."Equally these are items that any player can obtain - well, possibly not the fishing hat but the other profession objects like the parachute cloak and spellpower goggles are well within the range of a character in that level range if they're patient."4.) Make all sub 20 blues BOP. If the twink wants it, he had better be willing to grind it."Many of the best ones are - you don't, however, need to be alive to be on the loot table which eliminates gaining exp from the equation."5.) Make all loot tables skew low when the average level of the group exceeds the instance level. This will also, unfortunatly, end instance grinding for cash."And it would end people helping guildmates/friends levelling their nth alt. By your own standards a lvl 70 in a level 40 instance would be 'cheating' surely since the instance is obviously not intended for characters of that level?"/shrug. These changes won't happen. Twinks are a fact of life, much like genital herpes. And about as welcome."And your witticism is about as polite as, well a not terribly polite thing. To quote an old friend of mine "An argument which necessitates the use of insults is already flawed". While you obviously have a right to your opinion and a right to argue your case, to do so in that manner just makes you seem immature, something I'm sure you're not.
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