Originally Posted by bob loblaw
For me there is a certain excitement to questing and rounding corners only to find a member of the opposite faction staring me in the face. Does he want fight? Does he just want to ignore me and continue questing? Should I kill him because he is about to mine that titanium ore that I want to mine? Should I run because he is 8 levels above me?
If PvP were like that, I'd be right there with you. But too often it's some level 60+ douche getting his/her jollies by griefing lower level characters who are just trying to use a flight master or buy items from a vendor.
|I just don't see why you would take this aspect out of the game because you get occasionally frustrated by the lvl 80 gnome rogue that attacks Tauren Mill.
It's not occasionally. I can't log in to my character at Tauren Mill without either a) getting ganked, b) seeing PCs and NPCs that have just been ganked or c) seeing the "Tauren Mills is under attack!" notification. Sure, I could leave and go somewhere else, but I shouldn't be denied access to content because some players are immature jerks.
For all its faults, Warhammer Online did PvP right. If you went to an area you were too high a level for, you got turned into a chicken with no gear and no abilities. So when you did run into an enemy PC, you were on an equal playing field, and there was a charge of excitement. Not the feeling of "Well, there goes that quest, better run like hell."