I really don’t know how to start this because I rarely, rarely post on the forums outside of Roleplay posts and the occasional magic application or staff app, but something’s been bothering me since the day I joined the server and I think I finally found the words to describe it in a way that makes sense.
I don’t understand why people come onto a server that’s designed specifically for people that enjoy roleplaying and go raid a CRP-based city, pick a race for their character (notably humans) that are prone to fighting, then proceed to PVP the moment that they have the opportunity to. They use the excuse that ‘well edgy magic RPers and minmaxers that refuse to die make the RP take too long or impossible to win’ which may be true to some extent, but at the same time who wants to deal with sitting in a city while a group of 5 people run in on horses, MC-ly move right in your face with no emotes whatsoever, and immediately copy-paste in an emote of them trying to restrain your character within one emote or outright kill them, while you are completely defenseless because your character was sitting on a bench and having a conversation with someone. Even groups that go on raids for reasons rooted in roleplay (take orc sacrifices, for example) don’t even want to have a good CRP fight to actually get their sacrifice. You can’t expect somebody to easily throw away their character’s life and go down easy in CRP when you want to immobilize them in one emote and behead them in the next.
Something that somehow makes even less sense is groups that go into cities specifically to pvp. Why the **** are you even on the server in the first place? If you don’t want to enjoy roleplay then, and I can’t speak for others but I know some people feel this way, we don’t want you here. Go on badlion or something. You’ll get just as many, if not more, clicks there. The funny thing about people that fish for PVP is they use the same techniques as above (trying to neutralize/kill your char within the first 3 emotes) but the most hilarious part is that as soon as there are ten people, they will immediately start screeching about how it’s pvp default. Some groups don’t even attack people directly, but constantly instigate conflict until somebody attacks them so that they can call pvp. Correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t the attacker have defender default if the group was constantly causing problems? The best part is when the argument inevitably begins and the GM comes. Rather than letting the situation actually be solved, the chat will constantly be flooded with “Status frozen!” or “Ready up guys” or “Can we start timer?” Like ***** let us figure out at the very least if we’re roleplaying or not. The GM’s will often ask questions regarding what they see in the logs, and if the answer happens to favor the raiding party, they will immediately fill the entire chat with the answer that is as biased as possible in their favor. If it favor’s the defending team’s perspective, however, they won’t say a single word.
Now I get that many of you are thinking “Oh, Tri is a dumb Sutican MAGE! haha he must just be a triggered retard that lost his pixels.”
You’re probably right ngl, but at the same time I can’t help but be bothered by this stuff. I understand that you all get annoyed by edgy mages and **** that want to be the main protag, but at the same time there’s no way on Earth it’s bad enough to prompt behavior like yours. Some of you are so committed to pvp that you can’t put together a CRP emote other than *punches [name] in the face.
Nonetheless you CRP’ers aren’t excused either. This is a completely different topic for a completely different time but I have just as many problems, if not more, with people that are poor CRPers. It doesn’t make sense for your character not to get exhausted after 2 hours of CRP, even if you’re not a mage, and not everybody can be the main protag with perfect reaction speed, agility, mobility, and strength. while also being equiped with five different weapons and a bow and arrow.