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Gabe / on Mon, Sep 12 2005 at 10:47 am


Things on Dark Iron continue to be awesome. Our epic battle against the PvP guilds is a real blast. The question of “ganking” has come up quite often in the forums and I just wanted to share my two cents on the topic.

I think that on a PVP server, especially one with this much (pretend) animosity you are going to see a lot of ganking. If you’re out by yourself I really think you need to expect it. Most of the time I don’t even leave town unless I’m in a group of five people. Once you hit the mid thirties and higher you really can’t be running around by yourself anymore. I’ve certainly ganked my fair share of Horde and God knows I’ve been on the receiving end more times than I can count. I’ve been in a few situations where a quick wave or a bow can keep me alive but those are really the exception and I don’t expect it to work every time.

I do think “corpse camping” is lame. I try not to do it just because I know how pissed off I get when it’s done to me. For the most part the group I run with tends to follow the “don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing” rule. That’s just me and my friends though. I’ve grouped with some CTS dojo guys and we killed every single Horde we saw regardless of their level. The guys in that guild are some pipe toting mother fuckers let me tell you.

So that’s my take on the ganking issue. You can read more about it in my book, Conceptual Models of Ganking: Analysis and Application (4th Edition). Pick up your copy today.

The Knights of Arcadia and the Fancy Lads are recruiting again. If you’d like to join one of our guilds you just need to group with some of us. If you play with a group of Knights or Lads and things go well just ask them to pass your name on to an officer. Right now that’s the mechanism both guilds are using to add new players.

If you can swing it I really think you should try and hit BlizzCon with us. We’re really excited to meet up with some PA fans there and get our WOW on. I’d love to get a big group of PA fans together on a bank of computers and hit Warsong Gulch or something. Who knows maybe we’ll all descend on Disney Lands while we’re there. We can all buy Mickey hats with our names stitched onto them and eat cotton candy. Then we’ll all ride the Matterhorn and we’ll dare Tycho to stand up just before we get to the yeti and he’ll get his head clipped off by the monster’s animatronic arm. Good times!

-Gabe out

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