I live on a PvP server.
None of this “flagged” stuff, or any of this “I don’t wanna” attitude.
PvP server means anywhere you go there might be some jerk-wad lying in wait, ready to kick your can. But you know what else this creates?
Allow me to show you what I mean.
Is that annoying Alliance member taking your quest mobs? Pewpew, he’s outta the way. Is someone picking on someone else? Pewpew, they’re doing a corpse run. Just want to liven up your Questing? Pewpew, instant PvP.
It’s a scary and sometimes thrilling experience to see a member of the opposite faction pass you by, and you wait there seeing what they’ll do: attack, or no? Normally you shouldn’t be waiting, you should be killing! But this is a civilized conversation here.
Being on a PvP server, there’s no way you’re getting away without having to have to kill someone for the sake of convenience, and I am here to give you a few tips on how to… “deal” with people on a PvP server.
1. Always Have A Reason
This is important, like knowing where your towel is important. You might want to have a reason before you go charging in there, although said reason is up to your discretion. But the best reasons are usually the simplest: He’s taking your quest mobs, he attacked you first, he’s in your way, he’s attacking someone else, that lowbie took your nodes, someone killed the bunny you were about to /love, you’re bored… the list goes on.
But MAKE SURE you have a reason, that way you can always just say that you had a reason. And you won’t be lying! Take that, lie detector!
2. Lose The Morals And Sense Of Honour
Honour? Let me guess what you think it is: fighting a fair fight, giving your opponent the chance to rise to the occasion so he can fight you on even ground. Am I close?
If you’re anywhere near that definition, it’s wrong. Honour is a currency, not a way to fight! When you’re going to kill someone, that’s the goal. Fighting fair, on even terrain and all that jazz, is for lousy kings and theatre actors, not soldiers. When you’re fighting your opponent, you want him knee-deep in mud and on all fours at the bottom of the hill with his eyes blinded by fog and blood, his weapon broken and scattered, and his back to your fabulous self.
Besides, who’s really more honourable at the end of the day? The man who comes home to his family or the one left dying on the battlefield?
So, toss those morals out the window, and know this: You want to fight your opponent when he’s distracted fighting other mobs or players, at mid-low health, and his cooldowns blown, at least.
3. You Either Get The Honour Or You Get A Corpse Run
Really, this is what it boils down to. If you have a suspicion, kick them in the face. You can’t be too careful on a PvP server, ’cause someone else without the sense of morals is going to kill you for the fun of it, and you might as well kill them first.
Anything else is personal preference!
And remember: their life might be in their hands, but you can force them to play trump and lose. Make sure they lose, or you’re going to pay the price!