Kxmode wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 15:55:
BigVlad wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 15:11:I never created a character on Darktide specifically because I didn't like PVP. I played on Morningthaw, then later on Solclaim.
Kxmode wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 14:49:
The first time I was PK'ed was in UO, and I knew I didn't like PVP then and there.
The interaction is a bit fuzzy, but it went something like this: me (chat): "Hello!" The other player attacks and kills my character and steals what little I have.
Oh, cool that you lived long enough to have an interaction. My first, and last, PVP experience in an MMO was on the Darktide PVP server in Asheron's Call. Created character there out of curiosity, logged in, killed before I got to the first town. Logged out and never went back.
I don't know about UO, but in Asheron's Call (Darktide specifically) there were no safe zones or PK restrictions at all. You were fair game as soon as you logged in. So unfortunately that meant that high level players would hang around spawn zones waiting for newbies to come in, and just obliterate them. I guess some people enjoyed it, but that's no fun for me.
I played the AC beta, including the beta finale, where the world was engulfed by fire creatures and there was a comet in the sky. I was at the Lighthouse near Tou-Tou. There were corpses everywhere.
I beta tested UO but my first live experience as a newbie was going outside of town to mine, gathering a really large amount (for me) of ore to bring back and then being PK'd by a user named "AZN". I still ended up playing but I disliked pvp at the time. I did get into Pvp a bit with a friend years later. We were so into it that I was oblivious to the fact that there was a huge storm that had flooded the parking lot and all of our cars were floating and playing bumper-car with each other below in the parking lot.
The thing that finally ruined UO for me was the glitch where you could break into people's castles and steal everything.
That and running keypress programs to automine for myself all night which made it feel more efficient to be a bot than a player. Thankfully I learned a good lesson from that and stayed away from cheats.