Have you come across that particular breed of Ettenmoors clown yet, the self-righteous preacher who wishes to impose their views upon everyone else? These aren’t normal QQers, they aren’t merely moaning about being killed or that a certain skill is unfair, rather they are seeking to impose their will upon others and have them conform to their own values.
What we have with these people is a case of certain players defining what they believe to be a ‘correct’ way to play and anyone who deviates from that is labelled ‘lame’, an ‘ezymoder’, a ‘coward’ or some other silly sobriquet. In short if you don’t conform to the expectations of these people you are persona non gratis.
This attempt to enforce their will is to be opposed because it leads to not only misconceptions, but also to absurdities. As Voltaire famously observed “… qui est en droit de vous rendre absurde est en droit de vous rendre injuste” (Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities).
What these people claim to want are fair and honourable fights. There is the first problem, PvMP, and by extension PvP, is intrinsically unfair. The fundamental aim of PvP is to kill the opposition and how do you do that? You look for some form of advantage over them. If two sides were exactly equal then neither would ever loose. There has to be the means to gain some form of advantage over your opponent. That is how PvP works.
As for honour this is a much abused word by these people. Ostensibly they want fights were both parties fight to the death, no one suddenly jumps in to help either side and neither party uses any sort of store buff or ‘over powered’ skill. In short what they want is for their opponent to gimp themselves and allow themselves to be killed.
I’ll give you one example of one person’s definition of what would make a warg honourable:
The criteria are that 1) they have to be willing to fight a full Audacity heavy class (except Captain) 1 v. 1; and 2) not run away when they are losing but finish the fight.
That quotation can be summarised quite simply: a warg should take on a heavily armoured opponent with maximum defences and even when there is no chance of winning the fight should stand there and allow himself to be killed. In other words it’s a fair fight if the warg can be beaten.
There is no ‘correct’ playstyle. So what if you use Disappear or Sprint to get away from a fight? That is one of the functions of those skills, why shouldn’t they be used for that? What’s to be ashamed of? So what if you kill someone who is AFK? Why the hell are they AFK in the middle of the Ettenmoors anyway? So what if you kill someone trying to make their way back from a graveyard? They will just have to find another route. So what if you come across a soloer with your pack? That’s just bad luck for them.
What I am saying is that you shouldn’t apologise for the way you play. If you are having fun that is what matters. Other people don’t have to agree with your playstyle, hell they don’t even have to like it. However, if they have a problem with it then that is their problem, not your’s.
You pay your money the same as they do and you are entitled to play in any way you choose within Turbine’s rules. It’s not for others to tell you how you are to enjoy your free time.