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Breakfast Topic: What are your rules of engagement for world PVP?

Mike W. McVey

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I have found that everyone likes to PVP in different ways. Some like to play in the Arena, some in Rated Battlegrounds, some in regular PVP, and some like to do my favorite -- world PVP! I personally have rules for world PVP:
  • I only attack when I am within one level of my prey.
  • If they are fighting a mob, I wait until they kill the mob.
  • I will not attack if they are less than 90% health/mana.
  • I refuse to camp someone.
If they attack me, the above rules do not apply. My aim is to not die, as I generally do like to run back. If a level 70 tries to kill me, I have no probably one-shotting them. If I kill someone and they start attacking me as soon as they rez, I have no problem retaliating in kind.

I realize I am not a typical world PVPer. I know I am not unique in the hundreds of thousands of times that I have been ganked. But even in a game, I have a problem taking out my anger on another human being, even if it just their avatar. Do not get me wrong -- I still get angry. But I take it out in dungeons or battlegrounds.

Do you have any rules of engagement when you PVP?

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