I wanted to ask this for a long while, to both sides equally, for I truly do not understand it. Those in my org/alliance surely got frustrated at me sometimes being all like 'I'm helping chasing them off, but am not going to raid them'. The reason behind this is, that I can not, in the slightest, wrap my head around it. Granted, I'm probably more a non-com then a com, but, what I observed so far:
- many times it's high class, out-artied powerful pkers on either side slaughtering the people who feel pressured by crying loyals to come and defend ( if they're a little like me, those cries really sting and you'll go up there ) instead of fighting people that are actually a challenge or who even -want- to fight.
- I've had countless times when even only one or two 'newb-ish' fighters or a single 'high-level' fighter shows up on either side, the attacker dodges and runs.
- I've heard "wanting to have PK" for most of the justifications on either side, but... from what I understand, it's not really getting you that. It's not pitting people of comparable skilllevel or of halfway interesting odds against each other. 90% of all raids I see or notice are slaughter fests for either the attacks or the defenders and that not by being outskilled or outnumbered, but by design.
So, my question is, why do people do it?
And before you answer, this is a non-nonsense question, I really am serious. I do not understand the point behind how the raids are held and why they're held both for the attacker and the defender. I mean, the fun's in defeating a group of equally or better skilled opponents, but that's not what I see happening.
If would love to hear answers that have and maybe from that, we could even spring something that's getting people more what they want, instead of something that's more frustrating people who feel obliged to react, then actually being fun? :-)
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