Sometimes you just gotta be an A-Hole in mmorpgs

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    There's a reason games add a party system, it's always nice to see people inviting you to a party so you can work as a team to finish a quest. I do know the feeling and tbh if someone calls me an a hole for stealing a kill I just laugh and say "relax bro you'll finish the quest eventually, and besides why should I care about you." But I do often get frustrated when I wait 5 minutes for a mob to spawn only for someone to snag it well I was looking away.

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    To be honest, been an A-hole is not that bad. Wonder why? Most of the newbies of beginners quits the game half way, while the ksers tends to aim for end game. So you will either end up with pro players at the end or just a little percentage of newbie players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitine View Post
    [Insert Overly Hyped MMO Here] Goes Free to play, is in open/closed beta. The starting areas are packed with 1000 newbs trying to get a feel for the game, doing their quests. In my head I am thinking: "Oh my god, this is going to be a nightmare to get through"

    So, what do I do? I instantly get used to the controls, read help section if needed, and start questing.

    Quest giver: "Kill 12 of these guys that are being farmed"

    Me: "K"

    So Off I go, killing 12 guys, I dont want to be there competing for the mobs, I wanna go through this as fastas possible so, theree will be less people later on, and i bet half of those people i bypass will quit the game anyways.

    So... I kill steal, it's not nice, but it gets the job done...fast.

    Go ahead and complain, guy I just stole your monster from, complaining won't help you go after new monsters, in fact, its making it harder, since all the guys around you are all dead.

    I'm finally out of the beginner area, instead of 1000 newbs in a small area, i got 200 newbs in a wide open area, so i wont KS as much. Even though I can finally take my time, I'm not going to, I want there to be like, 50 people in my area, so I do everything as fast as possible.

    Well, My A-Hole Characteris finally maxxed out, everyone hates him. Time to make a new account, and transfer money and items from my A-Hole character to my soon to be non A-Hole character. I somehow make friends with the people i KS'd. They don't know the A-Hole guy is me...awesome! Still hear people who are complaining about my guy, but all he does is abuse the game economy to send to my alt, who is actually playing like a friendly player would.

    Enough of this story.. I got bears to grind..
    So let me get this straight, you are going to become an a-hole to ks mobs from others and rush to max level...just to make a new character and transfer gold to the new non a-hole lowbie account (which you plan to take your time with). Wouldnt it just be faster and easier to not be a a-hole on the first account take your time make friends and keep the gold on the first account?

    Kinda seems like you are going outta your way to be a jerk..besides its not really ksing unless they hit the mob..and if they hit it you aren't going to get XP anyways (in some games).

    Try making a character, taking your time, enjoying the game, then those same people you were going to ks (just to befriend later) would be your friends from the start...who knows maybe someone quits the game because you were the straw that broke the camels back..where as had you not been a jerk you might have had a life long friend...

    Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypht View Post
    So let me get this straight, you are going to become an a-hole to ks mobs from others and rush to max level...just to make a new character and transfer gold to the new non a-hole lowbie account (which you plan to take your time with). Wouldnt it just be faster and easier to not be a a-hole on the first account take your time make friends and keep the gold on the first account?

    Kinda seems like you are going outta your way to be a jerk..besides its not really ksing unless they hit the mob..and if they hit it you aren't going to get XP anyways (in some games).

    Try making a character, taking your time, enjoying the game, then those same people you were going to ks (just to befriend later) would be your friends from the start...who knows maybe someone quits the game because you were the straw that broke the camels back..where as had you not been a jerk you might have had a life long friend...

    Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitine View Post
    [Insert Overly Hyped MMO Here] Goes Free to play, is in open/closed beta. The starting areas are packed with 1000 newbs trying to get a feel for the game, doing their quests. In my head I am thinking: "Oh my god, this is going to be a nightmare to get through"

    Why not simply waitt 1 or 2 days and most of the starting areas will be relatively empty again.

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    Starting areas will always be full. You have to wait at least a month or 2 before the hype on a P2P going F2P has cooled down. Even in some F2P games it's crazy, look at Eden Eternal. I think that Cold made a vid about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinzix View Post
    I think that Cold made a vid about that.
    [engi voice] Yeah!

    But I removed it, it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldReactive View Post
    Go to a different channel? Unless you're playing PWI, then you have an excuse. Otherwise, just play some other time? I'm sure you have offline games you could play rather than complain / etc. about these.

    Wait.. Offline games still exist? :O

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    I just try to team up with the people around my level because two or three people killing 12 wolfs or whatever is faster than one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by izikeo View Post
    Wait.. Offline games still exist? :O
    Tales series is still going strong. Tales of Graces F for PS3 in March for the USA. Tales of Xillia is coming, eventually, to PS3.

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