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7-22-2009 @ 6:25AM
"Umm, here's a hint: people don't gank lowbies for the honor points (you get no honor from people more than 10 levels lower than you)."Yes thats exactly what I said. They don't get any honor points, and that fact is supposed to be an incentive to not kill those too much lower than yourself. However it just doesn't work as there is no penalty. No honor is gained therefore its not "honorable" but its not classed as "dishonorable" either, which I think it should be.I also agree (and said in my comment) that being able to gank is realistic (since they are enemies regardless of level and considering how easy it is to "one-hit-kill" people in the real world with guns and swords etc, not that I've ever tried!) however the main reason people do it in WoW is to annoy rather than show their prowess (which they can't have much of anyway if they only run around STV killing lowbies) therefore they should have some kind of dishonor put upon them. On a non-RP server there is absolutely no in-game need for level 80s to go around killing and corpse camping level 30s etc. If they want to feel like they're contibuting to the Horde-Alliance battle they should stick with battlegrounds or do the PvP dailies in Icecrown... they might not get as many kills, but when they do they'll at least count for something.Kylenne is right in that they should lose honor rather than just not gain any. That might actually help if the gankers are PvP oriented. I for one love the realism of world PvP outside of Wintergrasp, but only if its honorable combat, when the odds are even. I'm sure many others feel the same.Anthony, actually I've come across a great number of players outside of northrend, both the level 80 gankers and the levelling players/alts. I for one have gained a case of altoholism recently, maybe a lot of other people have too :P
7-22-2009 @ 6:26AM
Darn, thats meant to be a reply to the replies to my previous comment :P
7-22-2009 @ 12:13PM
Elry, what do you suggest should happen when raids of lowbies go around attacking higher level players? Previously described anti-ganking ideas seem like good ideas at first, but when one gets into the details and the boundary conditions, the "solutions" are shortsighted and game-breaking.
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