Players seem to love anything cheesy. Shrug.
There were 2 rogues going around T.I ganking yesterday. That can ONLY come about from a power trip brought by insecurity. It's not PvP, it's just assholes griefing. Gankers, like trolls, lose the minute they start doing what they do. I never bother to even fight back. I lose 5 seconds of playtime in the form of running back, they lose integrity. Fine with me. Unfortunately most of their 'LOL U MAD BRO, BUTTHURT BRO?' attitudes keep them from realizing how pathetic they are.
The joy or ruining somebody else's fun. Lowbie ganking has nothing to do with getting high levels to come back... it is done to frustrate someone else. It is satisfying to think that I caused somebody to swear at their monitor or just deflate someones fun for a minute or two whilst they run back to their corpse not knowing if they are going to get ganked again.
Red is dead
If you don't go and play on a PvE realm, the fact that there's tons of locked/full PvP realms means that many people do enjoy it and that's why they keep it.
Also I don't see how a ganker is likely to be a sociopath
this is something i have been asking myself when i see max lvl players basicly camping players that 40-50 lvl below them, and i grind my teeth everytime it happens. its so unfair when you get ganked by 90 and you have no way in fighting back. this is one of the main reason why i changed to a pve when i lvled. they are doing it just to be doucebags and piss people off, there is no other reasons.
The reason why lowbie ganker swoop down to send someone to the graveyard is simple. They KNOW that the person on the other end will feel hate. And that is basically what gives a ganker pleasure. This is why you PvP. If you wanted the other person to be happy and joyful, you would simply surrender every time you join a BG/Arena etc.. IF you like PvP, then I tell you that you like it because you can tease someone. It doesn't matter whether this certain someone can defend himself or not. As long as you know that the person you just defeated is now sitting in front of his computer tearing his hair out, you feel content - that is the charm.
Now this sounds all pretty sick, right? You might wonder how these people became such malicious players. Well, it all started when THEY got smashed in PvP for the first time. They KNOW what it feels like and, eventually, they seek revenge.
PvP in any game is driven by one vicious cycle.
Hate -> Revenge -> Pleasure -> Hate -> Revenge -> Pleasure -> Hate -> Revenge -> Pleasure ...
As someone on a PvE server, if I see a flagged lowbie running by all assume they're looking for the PvP experience and gank them once and move on. If you're asking why people kill and camp lowbies for extended periods of time, I couldn't tell you. It's the most entertaining thing to do in their mom's basement?
As I am on a PvE-RP server when I see flagged 90s killing quest givers or trying to get you to accidentally flag yourself I respond by having my lowbie do the chicken dance, because they are cowards by targeting people who cannot win.
As to actual PvP, I subscribe to a PvP only WWII MMO flight combat game. Years ago I was flying about in a Mosquito fighter when an La-5FN comes along below me. An La-5FN is not usually something a new player selects, but so it was. I dive on him, easily adjust for his clumsy evasive and the "fight" is over in less than 10 seconds from the start of my dive. Five minutes later he comes back and the result is the same. And again. At that point I landed went somewhere else as the fights were being so brief as to not be fun for me and not offer him any chance to learn. Even in this PvP game in which the game's creator himself said part of the nature of the game is to piss the other guy off I still stopped clubbing the baby seal because it wasn't nice to do so.
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Was leveling my level 15 priest when some level 65 came and started camping me and doing /spit at me for no reason at all, that behaviour continued for about 20-30 minutes with him camping my corpse and ruining my fun. I created an account on his realm and told him that I wouldn't mind If he killed me once or twice for whatever reason he would do that, but keeping camping med Is grief and just the sole purpose of ruining my mood. His response was, "I got you didn't I, you mad scrub?"... Pissed off by his answer I decided to log my main and started camping him for over 30 minutes, watching a movie while having WoW on window mode. I think I continued this for a couple of days just parking my main in outland and ruining his "fun", never have something been more satisfying.
If it wasn't for my friends staying on that god awful PVP server, I would transfer all my characters to a PVE server and never deal with these assholes.
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If your red you are dead. I dont camp or anything like that. I will simply kill you once so that you remember you are on a pvp server and should watch out for high levels running around the place. Thats what a PVP server is for. You cant chose to play on a pvp server but complain about being killing once in awhile. Camping is a whole different topic, but even still it isnt that bad
I dont mind if my alt is ganked and u just wanna "fight my main", but i get disappointed when i arrive with my 573 blood DK that ur to scared to fight me, even on 2v1 :/
Not like im gonna wipe the floor with u or anything.
But in all seriousness, we picked a pvp server afterall, u gank my alts, and i kill u on timeless isle for bloody coins, everybody win