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11-14-2008 @ 3:03PM
"The mechanic of having players affect players is brilliant"No. No, no and no! Nyet, nein, negatory.Go play on a PVP server if you enjoy being griefed or bothered.I play on a PVE server because I want to be able to quest/grind/farm/whatever-I-want in peace, without being ganked or forced into a style of play (PVP) or a situation I didn't want. If I want to PVP, I'll go do AB or something.Honestly if the zombie shenanigans went on much longer, I would have seriously considered taking a break from the game. Why? Because I couldn't play it. I didn't roll a mother-loving zombie, and I don't want to play one.Now, that said, I have no issue with there being a plague, or things like that. I agree wholeheartedly that the game should be dynamic, and that this event should affect people. I have a problem with the mechanics of it. Zombies obliterating low-level questing zones. Nearly-incurable disease. Normal game mechanics like Stoneform having their effects altered to fit the event. The world SHOULD change. The rules and mechanics of the game should NOT.I don't pretend to offer any suggestions as to a better way to do things next time, aside from: respecting PVP flag (zombie eating people = PVP, like it or not, so people who aren't flagged can't be attacked), sticking to game mechanics (not making a disease incurable simply because "we want to" or making abilities like Stoneform do something they wouldn't do otherwise), and not holding the event during a holiday event. The coincidence with Hallows End is something I felt merited a mention; the two were somewhat related from a certain perspective, but they had nothing to do with each other in-game and felt like the world was too busy; two events at a time conflicts people.In closing, I think this event was a big bundle of potential that just failed all over itself. The timing was terrible, there was no lore story or quest chain having anything to do with the event, and the zombie business was too disruptive and violated the game's mechanics.PS: In before the following un-thought-out replies:"QQ moar carebear""GB2 Morrowind""om nom nom, your tears and brains are delicious"*various sentences involving u, ur, y, ppl and mass quantities of exclamation points and other such illiteracy*
11-14-2008 @ 4:34PM
un-thought out huh?...that illiteracy for you, quit the game you dont get it
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