So I'm going to share my thoughts on killing the Alliance.
Remember the British army's reluctance to switch their fighting style when guns came into vogue? It just wasn't as honorable as their swords. Or the Confederate army's reluctance to deploy guerrilla tactics like Longstreet wanted them to because it wasn't honorable? I'm just like the British and the old-style Confederate generals. There's honorable, and then there's the new-fangled tactics that just don't smell right.
But I have to share a story to illustrate how this subject came up twixt Dammy and myself.
Dammy had to run through Stranglethorn. Orclette was asleep so I volunteered myself to be his escort. We were killing the animals that got in our way (we were staying off the beaten path 'cause of the massive amounts of alliance) and we come upon a lvl 36 dwarf hunter. He was just finishing off his prey, his mana was low, his pet was not near to hand. I didn't even consider attacking him and was running by when Dammy started beaten on him with his axe. Well, we're partners so I help to finish the dude off but once the foul deed was done I sent a whisper to Dammy.
"Dude, that was totally not cool."
"He was several levels below me and his pet wasn't with him so it wasn't fair."
"???!!! It's PvP! I'm supposed to kill the Alliance!"
"But it wasn't fair!"
We decided after a somewhat longer argument that we would write about our opposing viewpoints. I don't attack unless the character is within 1-2 levels of mine. I make sure I'm easily visible so they have time to marshal their resources. I don't attack a hunter when their pet is not near because that's like stabbing them in the back and that just ain't honorable.
I was playing somewhere other than where Dammy was. Can't remember details. He sends me a whisper that he wishes he could /whimper because he was almost finished with his quest and a lvl?? had just shown up. I sat aghast for a moment then replied,
"you want to /whimper? But you're an orc!"
"I don't want him to kill me."
"So wave, blow a kiss, flirt, but DON'T WHIMPER! Be an orc! Orcs don't whimper!"
I always wave to the opposing faction. If a ?? shows up and starts beating me down I usually try to land a few blows, although I think next time I'll /dance, if I have time to type. I don't whimper. I don't think about whimpering. I'M AN ORC! I'M HORDE! On the other hand, to be fair to dammy, I understand his point. I've been there, almost done, and then the sinking feeling appears because some lvl 70 just has to get his jollies by killing you.
Dammy should be posting his opposing viewpoint sometime later today. My thoughts that I've written here are just that-MY thoughts. I certainly don't expect anyone to play by the same rules I do. But please don't tell me that you want a /whimper option.
FOR THE ORCS
FOR THE HORDE