gold bezie wrote:WHY! Arent we all adults (okay some are not)? When one does something wrong (and remember its all roleplay, dont hate the puppetmaster) why not punish once and leave it alone?
I dont have a solution for this, but we need a solution.
I do agree, but i also think the World in general needs the same fix.
Well, I don't think we will be able to fix the world.
As for killing each other. Well, we very rarely interfere when players fight. Why? Well, for the most part it's just none of our business to have any say in who fights who. Wizards should not care about how mortals play as long as they follow the game rules. The only time we do interfere is if we suspect there are some sort of cheating or harassment going on.
And we do get quite a lot of complaints when it comes to PVP, and we always look into such reports. However, for the most part it's completely impossible to decide who is to "blame". In this case, and most of the others, it ends up being a "he/she started it"-discussion, that never leads anywhere.
Player A kills player B, because player A did something. Player A did whatever they did because player B did something before that. And so on. And it can go years back. And it's of course not only player A and B, but lots of different players involved in a huge mess of different variation of "but they started it".
Was Bonk an innocent victim? Did he bring this on all by himself? Well, neither probably. Or both. This particular case is not something that came as a surprise, and it's something we've investigated in order to determine if there has been any harassment going on. We were never able to find proof of anything like that, and both sides have been involved in numerous actions towards the other. As long as nobody breaks game rules, it's up to the players to sort out their problems. It's sad when a player who has played a long time does not want to play Genesis anymore of course, like Mersereau said, players stop playing for a large number of reasons, and that's quite natural. When someone quits because of PVP, it often get a lot of attention though. We rarely hear much from thos ewho quit because they dont like the RP, the questing, the grinding, the guilds, the magic system, or whatever other reason they may have.
That said, obviously there is room for improvement when it comes to PVP in Genesis. The number of reports about PVP to the AoP clearly indicate a lot of players do not enjoy the PVP part of the game, and that's definitely something we must take serious.