WoW: PVPI'm going to be honest with you. I was not looking forward to joining a PvP server.
PvP just isn't my cup of tea.
Don't get me wrong now... I understand why some people enjoy the challenge blah blah blah.
Not my style.
See, I signed up for the whole RPG gig because I wanted to go out and fight monsters. Big, ugly monsters who inexplicably carry awesome items that will help my kill other big, ugly monsters.
That was what they were originally going to call RPGs. Role-playing was just catchier.
Why in the hell would I want to play an RPG to fight against other players?
If I wanted to fight other players, I would play a fighting game.
That's kind of the point.
When I play a racing game, I don't expect their to be a first person shooting section.
That would be retarded.
I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that since I hate everyone, I should LOVE PvP.
That is both very logical and very wrong.
I do hate people. Unfortunately, the entire point of PvP requires that I interact with other people.
This is counter-productive.
I would much rather just go on my way, kill the evil monsters, and not have to deal with anyone unless I specifically needed their help.
To me, other people are tools.
I mean they are either resources to be used to my advantage or are just giant tools.
And possibly both.
You can understand why I would want to limit all interaction as much as possible.
Don't be offended. I don't mean you guys.
You guys are cool.
I just hate everyone except you.
Still, because I had agreed to at least try PvP, I felt it was my duty to roll a character on a PvP server.
In order to make the experience focus on the PvP aspect specifically, I created another human Paladin. That way the only game mechanic being changed would be the PvP factor.
We here at Bannable Offenses are very concerned with maintaining proper scientific method.
Plus, I wouldn't have to learn a new job.
Made sense to me.
The funny part was, there wasn't really any difference.
I mean ANY difference.
I started out in Northshire, ran the same quests in Elwynn Forest and Westfall, killed the same monsters and got the same rewards.
Perhaps my feelings toward PvP were unfounded. Maybe there wasn't really anything there to hate.
And then... Then I stepped into Redridge Mountains.
This it would turn out, was a mistake.
Almost immediately after I entered the zone, I ran into an incredibly high level Horde player.
"Ran into" is a nice way of saying that he came out of nowhere and murdered the living shit out of my character.
Well, I had to expect some fighting. That was the entire point.
I run back from the nearest graveyard ready to hop right back into my still warm body when a funny thing happened.
He was still there.
Standing on my corpse.
I thought that was strange, but maybe he was waiting for someone or something.
I hit the resurrect button and start to ask himwhat he's waiting for and WHAM! I'm back in the graveyard.
He was camping on my body just to kill me over and over.
A little research has indicated that this is called "ganking".
This is more concise than my suggestion "freaking douchebag who needs to have his ass severely beaten".
Feel free to use mine. We can even use letters.
I know how you WoW players love the freaking letters.
That's how I spent much of my day.
He'd kill me.
I'd run back.
Finally, I was so fed up I decided I'd just get resurrected by the Spirit Healer in the graveyard and take the damage to my gear.
It sucked, but it was pretty much my only option at that point.
Apparently, the nearest graveyard was the one in Redridge Mountains.
I probably would have had to figure a way to get back to Elwynn forest without running into that same guy again.
I would have exept for the fact that there was someone else camping out in the graveyard.
Maybe they were a team.
Maybe I picked the lesser known Douchebag server.
I don't know.
I do know that I did not particularly enjoy my time on a PvP server.
Next time, I'll just save time, roll on a normal server, and then punch myself in the balls several times.
I'm thinking Hunter.