I get a boner each time i gank a lowbie.
I've wondered the same thing. Lore/gameplay wise it makes sense. But it's basically pissing someone off for my own enjoyment. Is that good gameplay? IDK. Does add to immersion, and thats kind of what a PVP server is.
Now people leveling through MOP, HA in an instant. Those alliance dogs on Ner'zhul/frostmane are nubs who always attack us. And they die cuz they suck. So I kill them!
it's funny when they desperately run away after ress and die on one hit
when you are waiting for something and have nothing to do it's a great way of spending time.
"World PvP" in modern MMOs is one big LOL.
First of all..
These kinds of people are the worst kinds of gamers. It's sad that this attitude is something people take pride in flaunting, when in reality you've already lost if this is how you think."Quote Originally Posted by Rainistal View Post
Obviously their tears and I like to imagine the person infront of the computer raging and swearing, it makes me feel happy"
This...is basically my reason for killing anyone in any game.
Second, Killing an enemy is fine, but when you keep killing them every time they rez when they're just trying to do their dailies or whatever then it's too far. Especially when they're under-geared or it's 2+ on 1(which seems to be the only time people attack).
If they're even 2 or 3 levels below you it really does make you a pathetic human being. No question.
As stated, if a fresh 90 finds you AFK he will kill you in short order whereas a level 50 finding you AFK won't kill you, period.
Trying to make such excuses is bullshit and ignores the other points I made.
You are not creating world PvP as due to cross realm zones the Lowbie(s) can't even effectively call for help, nor can they get their mains. You want world PvP you better attack the other side where their 90s can already be found.
People do this because they want other people to feel bad. Anonymity breeds assholes.
Most of the people who gank just want the people they gank to log on a lvl 1 alt and insult them, then they take a screenshot of it and eventually report it.
I know it, because I do it.
I never gank lowbies though, I used to camp peoples on daily quests spots (Vale of the eternal blossom, then Isle of Thunder) for this reason.
I'm now using the censer on the Timeless Isle for this reason but I don't camp peoples, I kill them once each 10 minutes as i'm interested in the title. Might start camping from times to times once I have it. I'm still camping the ones who rages on /1 or whisper though.
But most of the time, they totally have their chance to fight back, I believe they even have the upper hand with this retardedly overpowered PvE gear.
I'm a bit random with how I interact with lowbies. I will usually /wave or something when I run into one while on my main. If they attempt to run away I usually chase them down and kill them. Though, if they wave back or something like that I will usually stick around and help them with a few quests if I'm bored or just /nod and leave if I'm doing something. I try to refrain from killing lowbies just cause an alt of mine was recently ganked, because that just perpetuates the cycle. I have on occasion used a main to gank a lowbie who was harassing my alt though, just to ease the leveling process.
Every and any time I can kill a gnome, it is a good time to kill a gnome.
I don't see why people find fun in it, but I don't usually mind until they really start taking the mick.
Like today, levelling on a new server, get to 58 thinking OUTLAND TIME! But ooooooooh no, level 90 Alliance folks have plans to stop that.
There was literally about 10 of them just blocking the portal completely, one-shot AoE'ing anything that went near... Now this got extremely frustrating and genuinely annoyed me to the point that reminded me of this thread.
You see me walking in the open, go ahead, gank me... I honestly don't mind.
But when you purposefully do it just to grief players and camp a certain area to stop you progressing, now riles me to no-end!
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Mostly because it's funny to act sadistically towards others at times. Better to get it out in the game over real life.