|Qiang Tian Zsu Goblin Squad Member|
Declaring a border is good for security but depending on the loss of reputation a hostile group could use the defense as a means to send your reputation into the crapper.
This is what Ryan meant by making "meaningful choices". If you want to enforce an imaginary border (imaginary = no mechanics legitimizing it) and threatening to use force to respond to PVE activities, then you have to be willing to expend reputation to enforce it.
Players have become wise to the "Don't go Red" defense ploy. If you don't wish to lose reputation, then don't punish PVE with PVP attacks.
If I am gathering, or fighting an escalation, am I not as "adverse to PVP" as anyone else?
I am actually adverse to any offensive motivated PVP, I will only engage in PVP in a defensive posture (Towers or defending someone or their husk).
Qiang Tian Zsu (LN)
Samanen of Irori