Trending Games | The Crew | Landmark | Neverwinter | Elder Scrolls Online

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,849,252 Users Online:0
Games:732  Posts:6,223,168
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Deco Online Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Phoenix Edition LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Project Blackout Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Puzzle Pirates Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Hammers End The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Total Domination Transformers Universe Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

General Discussion

General Discussion 

The Pub at MMORPG.COM  » What makes ganking newbs fun?

20 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 » Last Search
385 posts found
  twstdstrange

Novice Member

Joined: 6/19/10
Posts: 485

9/13/11 12:27:06 PM#21

I used to think it was to encourage higher level players to come and protect their lower level allies, but after watching Rogues gank 60's in Honor Hold for three hours and stay in stealth when 85's came, I'm now convinced it's because they like to be... well... douche bags.

  travdoty

Novice Member

Joined: 8/11/06
Posts: 285

9/13/11 12:27:47 PM#22

Because its funny to see how serious some people are about video games. If you really care so much that it makes you angry when someone comes and kills you in a video game, then you need help. No, gankers do not have low self esteem. No, they do not have 'issues' in real life. It's honestly just funny to hear the nerd raging that follows.

*edit* I also look at it the same way I look at people who whine about the AWP in counterstrike. If you don't like a particular feature of a game (the AWP, the ability to gank, etc) then don't play the game. It's that easy.

  garry

Novice Member

Joined: 4/16/05
Posts: 264

9/13/11 12:32:06 PM#23

Every ganker has victims about whom they could care less. Every ganker gleefully destroy many victims. Victims in an MMO are players, paying customers. How long do you gankers think your precious PVP centric game will last when you start running out of victims. You certainly don't care of course but ask the company who made your game how they feel about sub loss. How long will the game last? Well, we both know you don't really care, you will just go find another game that allows you to indulge yourself. Then you can spend time on some forum crowing about yourself and spewing your contempt on companies, devs, players etc...Real PVP competitors will actually be playing on the more restricted PVP games where they develope their skills and welcome newcomer PVPers for the enjoyment of both. But you gankers don't care about that either since you hold other PVPers in contempt as well. You stand alone, the ultimate solo player - the key word being alone since you can't stand each other any more than we can stand you. I do not feel contempt for gankers, I feel sorry for them. They miss so much! 

  Icewhite

Made History

Joined: 7/11/11
Posts: 6495

Pink, it's like red but not quite.

9/13/11 12:33:03 PM#24
Originally posted by travdoty

No, gankers do not have low self esteem....It's honestly just funny to hear the nerd raging that follows.

That's very difficult to credit when you read their complex construct of justifications--including the contradiction inherent in the above.

 

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  BadSpock

Hard Core Member

Joined: 8/21/04
Posts: 7699

Logic be damned!

9/13/11 12:34:32 PM#25

Ice don't true using actual science, truth, and reason here - it will never fly with this crowd - trust me.

Just smile and nod and agree with whoever yells the loudest...

'cause they'll never listen.

Now Playing:
Looking Towards: Destiny

  Homitu

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/01/09
Posts: 2039

9/13/11 12:34:58 PM#26

I'm surprised there was even a negative reaction against this decision, as it was hardly unusual.  So many current popular games use a similar system (WoW, Rift, Aion--which is all about pvp), and it's been no secret that ToR is vying to become a mainstream game.  Aside from that specific crowd who will eternally struggle to return to the cut-throat days of UO and DAOC, the rest of the MMO population has become well accustomed to this particular feature, which exists for some very good reasons, as has been outlined in this thread and others.    

  lizardbones

Elite Member

Joined: 6/11/08
Posts: 10556

I've become dependent upon spell check. My apologies for stupid grammatical errors.

9/13/11 12:37:11 PM#27


Originally posted by travdoty
Because its funny to see how serious some people are about video games. If you really care so much that it makes you angry when someone comes and kills you in a video game, then you need help. No, gankers do not have low self esteem. No, they do not have 'issues' in real life. It's honestly just funny to hear the nerd raging that follows.
*edit* I also look at it the same way I look at people who whine about the AWP in counterstrike. If you don't like a particular feature of a game (the AWP, the ability to gank, etc) then don't play the game. It's that easy.



What's funnier is to see the nerd raging of the lowbie gankers when they get ganked. They don't seem to take it with the same sense of humor that they dish it out. For some reason they just run away.

For every large, complex problem, there is a simple, clear solution that also happens to be absolutely wrong.

  BadSpock

Hard Core Member

Joined: 8/21/04
Posts: 7699

Logic be damned!

9/13/11 12:37:21 PM#28
Originally posted by Homitu

Aside from that specific crowd who will eternally struggle to return to the cut-throat days of UO and DAOC, the rest of the MMO population has become well accustomed to this particular feature, which exists for some very good reasons, as has been outlined in this thread and others.    

What's funny is that UO learned this obvious lesson in MMO design 101 about.. 11 years ago?

They split the world into Trammel / Felucca over a decade ago.

Granted, they kept a single server without Trammel and it was popular, the game's "hey-day" was after the Trammel/Felucca split for good reason.

Now Playing:
Looking Towards: Destiny

  travdoty

Novice Member

Joined: 8/11/06
Posts: 285

9/13/11 12:39:55 PM#29
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by travdoty

No, gankers do not have low self esteem....It's honestly just funny to hear the nerd raging that follows.

That's very difficult to credit when you read their complex construct of justifications--including the contradiction inherent in the above.

 

Lol... do you feel special for using big words on the internet? Explain to me how my statement is contradictory. Because I think it's funny that some people care wayyyyy too much about video games, it automatically makes me have low self-esteem and have inferiority/superiority issues? Are you citing an actual psychological study, or are you just pulling it out of your ass? That's what I thought.

  BadSpock

Hard Core Member

Joined: 8/21/04
Posts: 7699

Logic be damned!

9/13/11 12:43:10 PM#30
Originally posted by travdoty
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by travdoty

No, gankers do not have low self esteem....It's honestly just funny to hear the nerd raging that follows.

That's very difficult to credit when you read their complex construct of justifications--including the contradiction inherent in the above.

Lol... do you feel special for using big words on the internet? Explain to me how my statement is contradictory. Because I think it's funny that some people care wayyyyy too much about video games, it automatically makes me have low self-esteem and have inferiority/superiority issues? Are you citing an actual psychological study, or are you just pulling it out of your ass? That's what I thought.

I told you Icewhite!

Never bring actual science here.. these forums can't take it.

First response of someone who is called out on something obvious - "Nuh uh!"

Now Playing:
Looking Towards: Destiny

  travdoty

Novice Member

Joined: 8/11/06
Posts: 285

9/13/11 12:43:14 PM#31
Originally posted by lizardbones

 


Originally posted by travdoty
Because its funny to see how serious some people are about video games. If you really care so much that it makes you angry when someone comes and kills you in a video game, then you need help. No, gankers do not have low self esteem. No, they do not have 'issues' in real life. It's honestly just funny to hear the nerd raging that follows.
*edit* I also look at it the same way I look at people who whine about the AWP in counterstrike. If you don't like a particular feature of a game (the AWP, the ability to gank, etc) then don't play the game. It's that easy.




What's funnier is to see the nerd raging of the lowbie gankers when they get ganked. They don't seem to take it with the same sense of humor that they dish it out. For some reason they just run away.

 

Actually, contrary to your statement that you seemed to have pulled out of thin air, it makes it more fun. When higher level toons/more powerful toons come in and add challenge to the situation, it makes the whole endeavor more enjoyable.

  Leoghan

Novice Member

Joined: 12/27/03
Posts: 611

9/13/11 12:43:51 PM#32

Gankers (those who do it all the time) remind me of the classical concept of Beta wolves, it is now outdated and incorrect for wolves, but it works here.

Beta's want to be the alpha's, but they aren't so they try to act like alpha's but do it mostly by picking on the omega (who in this analogy would be the newbs) to throw their weight around.

Of course wolves don't show these tendencies in the wild, these were assumptions made of captive wolf packs, but maybe MMOers are more like captive wolf packs than wild ones :-p

  DarkPony

Steed of Tardcore

Joined: 8/29/08
Posts: 5637

Confident, cocky, lazy, dead.

9/13/11 12:47:04 PM#33

The tears of unfathomable sadness, they are so yummie!

p.s. There were maybe one or two posters genuinly angry about this decision in that thread.The chorus of the anti gank brigade was much, much louder.

  travdoty

Novice Member

Joined: 8/11/06
Posts: 285

9/13/11 12:49:13 PM#34
Originally posted by BadSpock
Originally posted by travdoty
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by travdoty

No, gankers do not have low self esteem....It's honestly just funny to hear the nerd raging that follows.

That's very difficult to credit when you read their complex construct of justifications--including the contradiction inherent in the above.

Lol... do you feel special for using big words on the internet? Explain to me how my statement is contradictory. Because I think it's funny that some people care wayyyyy too much about video games, it automatically makes me have low self-esteem and have inferiority/superiority issues? Are you citing an actual psychological study, or are you just pulling it out of your ass? That's what I thought.

I told you Icewhite!

Never bring actual science here.. these forums can't take it.

First response of someone who is called out on something obvious - "Nuh uh!"

Lol, nice try, but that's not at all where I was coming from. I was merely saying that even if you could point me to an actual unbiased scientific study that shows such a correlation, that doesn't prove a thing. In my very first statistics class in college, we learned early on that correlation does not equal causation. The best way I can explain it to those who haven't experience such a course is that just because one thing is found to be common while another thing is also common, neither necessarily caused the other. 

  Elidien

Novice Member

Joined: 11/14/09
Posts: 1080

9/13/11 12:49:29 PM#35
Originally posted by Homitu

I'm surprised there was even a negative reaction against this decision, as it was hardly unusual.  So many current popular games use a similar system (WoW, Rift, Aion--which is all about pvp), and it's been no secret that ToR is vying to become a mainstream game.  Aside from that specific crowd who will eternally struggle to return to the cut-throat days of UO and DAOC, the rest of the MMO population has become well accustomed to this particular feature, which exists for some very good reasons, as has been outlined in this thread and others.    

Actually there was no ganking in DAOC since PVE and leveling was totally seperate realm than the RVR. It is still the best designed RVR/PVP structure and I am shocked no game has really worked to copy it. it is a non-issue except for that 1% of the MMORPG population that wants to gank.

Gankers can attempt to justify their behavior in anyway they want even though, in reality, there is absolutely no justification for their behavior. They think its fun because in their mind, its a way for them to extert force and control over a group of people. Most ganker do it for the sheer pleasure they get for being an ass. Nothing more, nothing less.

The only thing worse than ganking is their self-righteous behavior on forums attempting to justify something that is frowned upon in most games.

  BadSpock

Hard Core Member

Joined: 8/21/04
Posts: 7699

Logic be damned!

9/13/11 12:49:37 PM#36
Originally posted by Leoghan

Gankers (those who do it all the time) remind me of the classical concept of Beta wolves, it is now outdated and incorrect for wolves, but it works here.

Beta's want to be the alpha's, but they aren't so they try to act like alpha's but do it mostly by picking on the omega (who in this analogy would be the newbs) to throw their weight around.

Of course wolves don't show these tendencies in the wild, these were assumptions made of captive wolf packs, but maybe MMOers are more like captive wolf packs than wild ones :-p

Wow.

I have honestly never seen this so well put together and explained, you win not only this thread but the entire 10+ year debate.

Bravo and kudos. I am going to copy/paste this into every thread I see about this issue.

/win

Now Playing:
Looking Towards: Destiny

  DarkPony

Steed of Tardcore

Joined: 8/29/08
Posts: 5637

Confident, cocky, lazy, dead.

9/13/11 12:51:28 PM#37
Originally posted by BadSpock I am going to copy/paste this into every thread I see about this issue.

 

Please don't, Spock. I'd be forced to block you V_V

  BadSpock

Hard Core Member

Joined: 8/21/04
Posts: 7699

Logic be damned!

9/13/11 12:52:35 PM#38
Originally posted by DarkPony
Originally posted by BadSpock I am going to copy/paste this into every thread I see about this issue.

 

Please don't, Spock. I'd be forced to block you V_V

But it's so perfect!

Since I've joined the Dark Pony fan club I've been trying to stalk you anyway... hmmm.....

Now Playing:
Looking Towards: Destiny

  Elidien

Novice Member

Joined: 11/14/09
Posts: 1080

9/13/11 12:52:54 PM#39
Originally posted by BadSpock
Originally posted by Leoghan

Gankers (those who do it all the time) remind me of the classical concept of Beta wolves, it is now outdated and incorrect for wolves, but it works here.

Beta's want to be the alpha's, but they aren't so they try to act like alpha's but do it mostly by picking on the omega (who in this analogy would be the newbs) to throw their weight around.

Of course wolves don't show these tendencies in the wild, these were assumptions made of captive wolf packs, but maybe MMOers are more like captive wolf packs than wild ones :-p

Wow.

I have honestly never seen this so well put together and explained, you win not only this thread but the entire 10+ year debate.

Bravo and kudos. I am going to copy/paste this into every thread I see about this issue.

/win

I would agree. That is a fantastic summation of ganking and why its done.

  Biggus99

Apprentice Member

Joined: 1/30/11
Posts: 964

9/13/11 12:55:57 PM#40

Ganking newbs allows you to get in touch with your inner douchebag.  How can you truly know anything about yourself unless you've one-shotted a hapless level 5 enough times to drive him away from the game forever?  It's important to get these low level threats out of the game as soon as possible, lest they become strong and powerful enough at later levels to challenge your manhood in the righteous display of epeen superiority that we call instance pvp battlegrounds.  

 

 

 

 

 

20 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 » Last Search