Hopefully this will be short, and I don't mean to just jump on the bandwaggon with everyone else.
I personally think that DP is too much as it is. I would think it's there to keep a player from being pounded on over and over and over again in rapid succession. I tend to find however that people are using it as Pacifism I beleive is meant.
I think one of the greatest things about Avalon is that almost no matter where I am, or what I'm doing, I have to be constantly watching my back. There's no true safety anywhere. If someone really wants me, they can and will find me and possibly (or
in some cases, definately) kill me.
It's not as if that person has just completely ruined months and months of work. They've taken but a minor amound of my effort from me. A little more time spent bashing and I'm back to normal. If it wasn't a fair fight (them being quite a bit more
advanced in skills, etc) then they have the bloodlust to show for it.
If I were to at some point decide however, that I just didn't want to deal with combat any more. I would then commit to being a pacifist (Ya, right, a pacifist Sorcerer), and then I would be removed from that part of the game I disliked.
Face it. Our deadly skills are meant for other players in Avalon, CCCs just isn't any fun. I've been playing on different \"MUDs\" for quite some time now, and gave up on them over and over again becuase it was a straightforward : Kill monsters, get s
tronger, kill stronger monsters, get stronger again, kill yet even stronger monsters. Over and over and over again. I'm here in Avalon now, because that's simply not the case. We are here to fight eachother on many levels, wether it be troop movemen
ts, economicly through the cities, in mutual challenges, steeling from eachother, or leaping through a portal to strange eachother with our bare hands. We're here to win, however we define it, over the other player.
Yeoow, that was REALLY long. And I still feel like ranting. If any of you poor souls wants to hear more of my rantings, just drop me a tell and I'd be happy to continue ;)
Written by my hand on the 14th of Eleuthral, in the year 1022.