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5-28-2010 @ 2:42PM
I wish it were as simple as 'horde this' or 'alliance that'. In this game, just like in real life, there are bullys. Some of them are very skilled, and the theory that what goes around comes around doesn't seem to pan out. It only takes a few very dedicated psychopaths to make life miserable for an entire faction. Cases in point: the druid who daily camped the portal into org picking off lowbies who came in flagged, for months. The priest who camped the hodir questing areas with serious pvp gear and skill, maintaining a war for months. The guild group that shut down the entire walrus men questline by taking and keeping control of a certain cave in borean tundra for the first several days of wotlk. The druid who followed a young player (like, 12 yrs old) all day killing him again and again, until he logged.I left the pvp server, cost me nearly $100 to move all my toons. But it let me get back to the game i love, without the griefers. Why do people think its fun to do something like that to someone? With total anonymity and no repercussions, people do terrible things for entertainment.
5-28-2010 @ 5:55PM
If you don't like non-consensual PVP DON'T PLAY ON A PVP SERVER.It is that simple. You can have all the consensual PVP you want on PVE servers.What you did is the reason the article exists. Instead of organising and fighting back people decide just to transfer. And as previously noted the reason this tends to favor Horde is because more Horde pride exists.Through most of classic Horde were outnumbered on most PVP servers (and in general). To go to a quest in Hilsbrad meant getting ganked probably 2-3 times on the run to the quest area and then 2-3 times on the way back. I loved it. It was fun to dodge opposing faction, it was fun to gang up and return the favour, and it was fun to gank them in return. Horde held there own because of faction pride and because serious PVPers picked horde because they knew it was going to be imbalanced* in favor of alliance.Whining about PVP on a PVP server is like whining about having to drive cars in a driving game.* It is only because of Belfs that the ratios have shifted to favor horde. On my realm Belfs are 1/4 of the TOTAL population.
5-28-2010 @ 7:27PM
In your example of the 12-year-old, he probably could have put in a ticket and gotten GM action. However, how many players (particularly at that age) would even know such a thing existed or how to do it?
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