Originally Posted by joshy8910
I mean no disrespect, but I think you are romanticizing the past a bit Vinner. Unless you are referring to some time after I left, 1v1s weren't "universally respected." The raid would just tear through whomever it came across during prime time hours. Sure, if two people happened to be run into looking like they were having a 1v1, sometimes we would stand around watching, then if the other side won, kill him so both sides got infamy/renown. But good TA was never thought of as some sort of protected zone. If someone was in the moors, they were fair game. People who deliberately went out of their way looking to gank 1v1s somewhere out of the way like the arena were ostracized, but so were people who whined about getting killed when they just wanted to 1v1. People left you specifically alone a fair bit, because you didn't seem to care about dying, you just kept coming out hoping for a good fight, and that was respected. But it wasn't because you 1v1'd, it was because of people appreciating your attitude. Most importantly, when people sat around to get 1v1s going, it was generally because the side with the overwhelming numerical advantage had their fill of farming, and wanted a challenge. But it was always up to the side with numbers to agree to do some 1v1s. Now, despite being out numbered, some people come across like getting to 1v1 is a a right; some people are elitist as if 1v1ing means you are better than others; and some people imply that GTA is sacred ground. I'm not meaning you specifically, I mostly mean the people who flip over and whine in OOC, which I've seen a lot of in the little time I've been playing again recently. I really think, as long as the perception is that 1v1ers have an attitude that they are somehow OWED being left alone to 1v1, there will be some, myself included, who aren't going to accommodate them. But the reaction, at least from me and I'd hope from many, would be a lot different, if the attitude came across as "hey, we've tried fighting, but we don't have the numbers, how about some 1v1s to keep it fun?"
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