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Rather than derail the 'The Revelation' thread, I pulled this quote from @Proficy
and thought I'd start a new thread. Not sure why. Something about it just resonated with me and I felt compelled to talk about it. Here's what he said:
"You dont learn to pk in 10 on 3 fights....all the bigger force does is mash there bashing alias.. you learn by practicing 1 on 1 or fair fights is my point @atalkez
Which is why when they get into a fair fight afterwards you hear the complaints....
And yes any 1 on 1 fight is fair dont want to hear that "artefact whore" arguement... im always willing and wanting to fight anyone no artes "
Most of us have been playing IRE games for years and even if you're not a 'combatant' you're going to have at least some experience in PKing during that time. I can't tell you how many times I've seen people say things like "Oh don't fight so-and-so, he's a walking artifact shop." Or "You can't fight against such-and-such because he's just too good and too knowledgeable at fighting."
This attitude annoys the hell out of me. I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of combat isn't based on Achaea and while there are similarities, it's just general knowledge type stuff. But my god, I feel like if you have a problem with someone to the point where you want to call them a flacced pelvis attachment and then murder their face just a bit you should at least be willing to back that up with a bit of 1v1 violence. Taking @Proficy
as an example, he said he's willing to fight without artifacts and even if his knowledge of combat outweighs your own, if things are at the point where you want to kill him, just go in and try. Don't bring a ganksquad. Don't try some crappy underhanded tactics. Just get in there and do it. You'll probably learn something and emerge better off.
Or y'know.. Don't pick fights with strong people. Don't let yourself get into a situation where combat is the answer. Contain yourself. Hakuna your tatas. Whatever. *throws hands in the air*
Am I right? Am I unreasonable? Reply and tell me.
*Disclaimer: Was only using Proficy as an example here. There isn't, as far as I know, some kind of situation where this is going on with them right now.