|R_F Goblin Squad Member|
Hey, I've been following this entertaining thread for the past couple days because I had nothing better to do. I wanted to post this earlier to quell some misconceptions voiced by others in this forum about why I'm leaving the game, but I was barred from posting for 24 hours for being bad. Most of the following, I already posted over at Goblinworks.
I knew coming into this game that PvP was going to be a big part of it; Ryan was totally up front about that when I was looking for a new game. Second, I'm not leaving because of the PvP; that's part of the game. I'm leaving because I came to realize I'm not any good at PvP so have very little chance to prevail in a PvP fight and I don't find it fun to be cannon fodder for PvPers. It may be because I just don't understand the game mechanics and how to make them work for me in PvP; it may be because I'm not a young man anymore and so my reflexes aren't what they used to be; it may be a combination of things. But it is not because of the PvP in the game.
Ryan suggested, among other things, talking to the bandits and making a deal. But in all of the few encounters I've had with bandits, they didn't stand around talking to me before they killed me. Further, how much fun do you think it would be to be that person who has to make a deal with the bandits and beg for his life? Sorry, folks, but that role is not one that I would find entertaining in real life so I definitely won't find it entertaining in a game. Maybe there are some submissive types out there who are entertained by playing the role of the subjected victim; that ain't me.
I apologize to all of you Golgotha folks for the insults I lobbed at you out of anger in game. I understand now that I was misinformed about any non-aggression pact and, quite frankly, what you were doing in game is not only part of the game, but was somewhat clever. And, finally, you guys actually seem to be pretty good guys in real life.
So I'm leaving the game; no big deal, folks. I wish you all well. I just hope you can understand that I'm not leaving because of the PvP.