Mallor: Mages used to kill their own nazguls to "test their strength" (but of course in reality it was for the eq), BDA/RDA "train on trolls" (but it's really just for the XP), BDAs have been know to kill Bakaris, Angmars used to kill their own guild guards for clubs until that was changed. (I think?) Knights used to mercy goodies to rob them of the EQ (until that was changed), rangers brawl to rob people of EQ, etc, etc. In reality not many stay true to the RP in all situations, and EQ and XP is definitely more important for a lot of players. As always, the players themselves need to decide what's most important for them.
However, that is also the fault of us wizards. If we want people to RP, we should not put the best EQ for a guild on that guild's own NPCs and guards for example. That's puts players in a tough spot where they have to decide if they want to great EQ or stick to RP.
I've never had the feeling that there are more "goodie only" EQ though. To really know for sure someone would have to make a serious list for every weapon type. Right now we're all just guessing based on vague memories.
There's no doubt that evil players and guilds have access
to more EQ though, since evils usually have no trouble killing NPCs of any
align. While many goodies are much more heavily restricted. So yeah, I definitely think evils are better off in the eq hunt. And I wasn't trying to derail the topic, and I don't think we should get into some guild comparison in this thread. I was merely making a point that since evils have access to basically all grinding zones, while true goodies are restricted to about half (?), something similar most likely applies when it comes to bosses.
The FBB is only restricted based on RP, and there is plenty of EQ of both medium and high end quality that sit on NPCs that "belong" to one guild or the other, or is claimed or protected by a guild.
As for the Balrog, the topic was brought to the admin not long ago, but it was decided that killing the Balrog should be "for glory only". For the record, I voted for the [max level]
However I can absolutely understand and accept the glory argument too.