Is speed ranking the new thing on Silverlode?
I'm kinda a new kid on the block to PVP as I've been playing less than a year. With the current system, I'm not slow ranking by any means. I had a lot of time when I first started last fall (4 months of mostly homebound time after ankle surgery), and I have put a lot of my PVE time into PVPing since I realized I: a) enjoy it, b) have made friends, and c) am fairly bored with the PVE game at this time. I also realize the infamy/renown system has changed in a way that encourages faster ranks. (I remain bummed I did not give PVP a try sooner in my LOTRo love affair)
More and more lately, I'm seeing a disturbing trend on Silverlode - primarily multi-boxing in the Moors. I'm not an anti-multiboxer, in general. In PVE-land, I see folks with their fellowship of clones, and I giggle. I don't really *get* it, but I don't really care. However, in the Moors, it bothers me. I am seeing an entire group of people that are multiboxing toons to rank faster. On creepside, they raid up constantly and zerg all over the map to PVE (and faceroll lone freeps). Combine that with those +100% infamy/renown buffs, and we are getting ranked creeps and freeps faster than Ihop puts out pancakes! Hence we have a WL that went from R10 - R11 in 20 days. Yep. Twenty days.
I hear a lot of people complaining that they find these sorts of behaviors wrong or lacking in integrity, yet these folks are regularly in the main raid/group during prime time. Apparently, they are sometimes multiboxing during those times too!!??!! At what point do we take a stand if this is something we disagree with? What responsibilities do we, as players, have to try and hold some integrity to our little place of PVP? What actions can we take? Or, do we just not care anymore?
Freeps: 85 mini - Adnia, 85 LM - Sariela
Creeps: Baldardash (WL), Rigmarole (warg)