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4-02-2008 @ 4:00PM
"Ganking is a rite of passage. On a pvp server your level grind is always going to be interrupted by bastards higher than you that gank you for no reason. You learn to become better for it. Learning flight skills to get away or ways to quest in less traffic areas. This is a hazing ritual that needs to be passed down to our younger lvling counterparts."Hazing is wrong, and has often resulted in fatalities, both in the military and without. It repeats the cycle of abuse and so long as the mentality of "It was done to me, so I need to do it to someone else" mentality exists, we will never change and evolve. We get enough of that in real life- we need to bring that into a virtual world and pollute it as well?It's a game, and we all know the rules and TOC going in, but do you make your game experience better by making someone else's time in game worse/ more frustrating?I played a mmorp where pvp was the law, not the exeption and everyone was ok with it except for gankers/pk'ers. We had special hit squads that would log on and hunt them down in retribution. For real pvp it was siege warfare and gains were made terrritorially- more territory, better vendors, better gear=server dominance. Strategy based pvp ftw. Too bad the game experience/cm's stopped giving a crap.It is counter productive to the game en toto- people will give up on the pvp servers in frustration, those pvp'ers ganksters will get sick of not getting hp from the 500th kill of the same person and quit WoW. So who wins?
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