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QOTD: Anti-PK Corps In Eve Online

Posted by Stropp on April 11, 2012

When I played Asheron’s Call, there was a server called Darktide. It was an unrestricted server with Free For All PvP as its main drawcard. As to be expected, this meant that anyone playing on Darktide was a target of the Player Killer (PK) especially those players new to the server. Lot’s of these players got together and formed guilds on that server wholly devoted to ganking anyone that crossed paths with them.

The there were the players who liked PvP but were opposed to the wholesale slaughter wrought by the PKer. Like the PKers, these got together and formed the Anti-PK guilds that didn’t go seeking out the weak and alone to gank, but set out to help them by protecting them from the PKers, and actively fighting against the PK guilds.

Asheron’s Call wasn’t alone in this. Ultima Online also had players who banded together to oppose PK players.

I have a question for you. I hear a lot about the corporations and alliances in Eve Online that engage in PK activities where it’s encouraged to go out and gank all and sundry. Each year (or few months) the Hulkageddon event takes place where players vie for prizes for high-sec ganking of unarmed/undefended commercial spacecraft like the Hulk. The Goonswarm alliance is about to set Jita on fire, which means that lots of highsec non-PvPer players are going to get burned.

There seems to be lots of FFA PvP in Eve focussed on ganking.

But I hear very little about the player corporations that are set up to oppose that sort of behaviour.

Can you tell me. Are there Anti-PK corps in Eve Online?

Diablo 3 No PvP At Release

Posted by Stropp on March 14, 2012

If there is anything I could care less about, it is the announcement that Diablo 3 won’t have PvP at release.

In fact that’s probably a good thing.

Even so I don’t really look forward to when Blizzard manage to shoehorn this particular feature in at some time after release.

If D3PvP becomes a force in the game what’s the bet that Blizzard will nerf single player abilities along with multiplayer when a big enough crowd cries that one class or another is overpowered?

Blizzard Giving Us Great Coffee And Cherry Pie

Posted by Stropp on June 9, 2010

From WoW-Europe: As part of the upcoming Cataclysm expansion, Blizzard is adding a new Battleground to World of Warcraft called Twin Peaks.

It’s a Warsong Gulch, capture the flag style area for 10×10 players. I’m not sure what level we’re talking about, but given the area is the Twilight Highlands, players will probably need to be a higher level before Twin Peaks kicks in.

Given Blizzards penchant for peppering World of Warcraft with pop culture references there’s bound to be a few referencing the 1980′s TV show of the same name. At some point we’ll simply have to hear, “She’s dead… wrapped in plastic.” Will there be a diner that sells great coffee and cherry pie, or a wierd red velvet room with a dancing backwards talking dwarf?

I’ve got that series on DVD. I might have to have another look.