The whole sentiment of rank not mattering to many people is an over-generalization of more specific concepts, and you're taking that sentiment too literally. What this statement means (and you should be painfully aware of) is that rank has almost no relevance to a player's skill, and can be earned in such disparate means that rank is little indication of what you've actually 'achieved' in pvp. Despite this, rank still has inherent meaning to each player, that meaning just varies from person to person. I am probably the single slowest 'ranker' on E in terms of time spent in the moors, in large part because I have a fairly stringent way I want to play out there, which is less conducive to earning inf/renown than most other people. Despite how relatively slowly I earn rank, I still want to earn new ones and put value achieving them, that value is just lower than the value I put on how I play.
Originally Posted by Graycient
I have no doubt Sapience's statement reflects how the Devs 'feel' about rank farming, but when push comes to shove and they actually look at implementing a 'solution' to rank farming, I'll bet 1000g they will either decide they cannot invest the resources into taking action, or will invest so meagerly in a 'solution' that it does next to nothing to curb rank farming. Or commendations farming, as you like to call it.
You don't understand how someone logging 20 freavers who are otherwise not involved in pvp activities but are responsible for the ON buff activating has an impact on the actual PvP going on? Or do you not understand how the ON buff works, and what it does?
Originally Posted by Ghosttaker
[center]Let our actions speak for themselves. Jinjaah has been pouring over every post in the Bullroarer forum. Please keep in mind that any experiences with previous LOTRO teams are not reflective of the current team, give us a chance[/center]