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9-11-2008 @ 2:34PM
9-11-2008 @ 3:08PM
Wow, total fail. The reason it's worth slogging through to the end game on PvP servers is the knowledge that one day you will be powerful enough to get them back. Where's the justice in allowing anyone with a couple of dollars to level on easy mode, not having corpse runs in Tanaris or having their escort quests ganked at the last second, be able to join a server where we did have to go through that? Leveling is not inherently as fun as being a high level, and when it's a PvP server, it's actually not fun at all. It's a real chore to get ganked an average of 3 times a day. It's frustrating, and the only reason people do it is because they want to be able to do it back.If anyone here thinks that leveling on a PvP server is not that much harder than in a PvE server, I strongly suggest they try it on Skullcrusher. As Alliance, if they really want to prove my point. It's a huge difference! It magnifies the amount of time you need to spend by a significant factor.I would be OK with transfers from PvE to PvP only if the account already had a 70 (or 80, if its after the expansion) earned on a PvP server. It's not at all a good idea for Blizzard to completely devalue all the corpse runs and gank anger we went through earning our place in a PvP server- and I hope they realize this.
9-11-2008 @ 3:19PM
Harman, speak for yourself. Some people like the added challenge and danger of levelling on a PVP server. How often do you feel really "threatened" by AI mobs? Having to hide from a 'skull,' on the other hand, or psyching yourself up for a dangerous run through STV? Maybe not fun for you, but it is for some.
@HarmunThis is exactly the reasoning people use for hazing. Whether it is college frats, high school sports or any other situation. People harassed me and made my life miserable, and I put up with all of that only so I can turn around and do the same thing to them? What an enlightened position.
9-11-2008 @ 3:25PM
I think that if either of us is "speaking for ourselves", it's you. Who on earth likes trying to hide from 70s on ganking sprees in STV? They move faster than you, they're only focusing on PvP while you also have to focus on PvE, and they have much more time than you. The best defense is to go check your bank alt and waste their time, but as soon as one gets bored, and another takes his place.I got my toons to 70 on a PvP server despite this, not because of this, and I am fairly sure that many people leveling on a PvP server would tell you the same thing: "Yeah, it sucks for now, but just you wait until I hit 70!"
9-11-2008 @ 3:27PM
@ Harum"If anyone here thinks that leveling on a PvP server is not that much harder than in a PvE server, I strongly suggest they try it on Skullcrusher. "thats ok. i'll just transfer my PvE guy over instead. i'll take your word for it. lawl.
9-11-2008 @ 3:29PM
@Ahoni the hazing metaphor is unfortunately true. Luckily, this is a video game that condones violence between players, and not the real world where hazing involves real damage to real people, and is usually kept secret.I strongly oppose any institution in the real world that allows hazing, but in this video game, I decided that I wanted to be a part of what felt like an epic battle between horde and alliance. I had to work twice as hard to get to 70 as a PvE player does, and now for a few dollars, they will get to join the same club as me without the work. Does this mean that Blizzard thinks my double effort expended is worth the price of a character xfer?
9-11-2008 @ 3:38PM
@native I'll try to take some solace in the fact that you wasted a few hours earning the money you'll use to switch to my server, but then I'll realize that you're probably horde, and that you'll be just one more face trying to prevent my mage from leaving Gadgetzan to finish those damned pirate quests.
9-11-2008 @ 3:57PM
"now for a few dollars, they will get to join the same club as me without the work."A club defined in the past by (drawing from your posts) anger, frustration, boredom and lust for dominance. A good sales pitch for people to pay for this new option rather than "earn" a PVP 70.
9-11-2008 @ 5:00PM
"A good sales pitch for people to pay for this new option rather than "earn" a PVP 70."Agreed- transfers are getting a great deal. They get to be a well geared level 70 in a PVP realm where they can gank lower level players if they choose, and have never had to be ganked by a higher level player.I picked PVP because I wanted to be part of a large scale war with intelligent players on both sides, and the fact that they got a free ride and I had to get to 70 the hard way cheapens my experience. Instead of endless corpse runs, I could have spend all that time earning gold or grinding rep.
9-11-2008 @ 8:55PM
The key is "intelligent" players... gankers are no more than morons who are trying to compensate for what they lack in real life. If you really want to experience the thrill of a lkarge scale battle between good and evil, then petition Blizzard to implement a global KoS list filled with these gankers and put a price on their head....
9-11-2008 @ 9:15PM
I don't agree with this in the same spirit as Harmun except I jus think they should end this "hazing" right of passage. No more ganking lowbies. It's pointless and completely not fun for one of the parties involved. Prehaps ending the ability for an alt to transfer unto a 70 alt and take vengence might actually encourage same level pvp in on pvp servers instead of the gankfest it is now. I have never been killed by some on my level leveling 3 times to 70 on a pvp server, not because I am a good player but because I was never attacked by someone the same level as me. All of my multiple deaths were by skulls, and that just isn't fun.
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