Some Level 59 fresh out of the starting area DK tried to gank my level 50 warrior in blasted lands. He failed. Basically by bouncing around , stunning him when I could, bashing him, meleeing, taking a health pot. He died eventually.
That’s still a 9 level difference. Maybe it was lag that made me harder to kill, or his inexperience, or the fact that I have learned that standing still and doing stuff in a pvp situation is not always a good thing. So I bounced. I have my stun in a good keybind, and I used it every time I bounced past.
Even though I survived. Just – I felt unfairly targeted as an easy kill. That I was not an easy kill meant nothing because he still felt like ganking me to prove he was bigger and stronger.
While sitting and eating myself back up to full health after my skirmish with the DeathKnight I thought about the fairness in the battle. 9 levels is a lot – and I considered this out of my ‘fair game’ zone for pvp. So I logged out, and retrieved my level 80 Priest who had been waiting around because farming all those bits for the quests are easier done when you can one dot a mob to death, and I watched him rez, and I killed him with a dot. I went about killing some more mobs for gizzards, and brains, and jowls – he rezed again, and I killed him again.
He didn’t release for a long time after that, and I had to log out anyway so I left him.
I play on a PVP realm.You don’t need to go outside the protective walls of Cities, and Instances much as a raiding level 80 much. However I decided that my Human warrior tank would level through some of her 40’s and 50’s by questing, get to see some of the old areas again before they change.
Alliance are outnumbered by 2.9:1 ( according to warcraft realms data) which is not too bad, and I decided to risk venturing out and questing.
Sure I have been ganked before, usually when taking on 3 gorilla’s to find that there is a 4th, and a hunter shooting arrows at me too. Or a Skull level will fly by and one shot me for fun.
I got my first honor kill on this toon in Tanaris Pirate cove, where a druid a couple of levels higher then me attacked me, but then I died very shortly after. A rogue got me a few times when I was trying to collect a quest item off a Dew collector down the other end of Tanaris, but that I think that was partly because he wanted my quest mobs, and I kept comming back to try and kill him.
I know there is nothing ‘fair’ about pvp. The skull level players that have ganked me so far usually smash me, and move on. I have blown kisses to horde I could have killed as I run past them. I’ve waved, ignored them, been ignored by them, quested along side of. I just don’t have the urge to hunt. I am not offensive in a world pvp enounter, I just want to do my quests and move on, I will try and survive if you engage me, but I’ll never start the fight, in this case though I didn’t mind ‘punishing’ him.
Was it fair that he attacked me thinking I would be an easy kill? Was it fair I punish him three times, once by dying to my warrior, and twice by dying to my Level 80 priest. It’s a PVP realm. I’ve been reminded so many times by so many people – there is no such thing as fair. ” Just deal with it” So I feel justified because I can. Just like anyone else can target lobies.
Getting interrupted when questing is a pain in the butt, and I really don’t want to inflict that pain on someone else.
But I felt I had to make my point to him that there is always a bigger fish. Did I have to do it twice more? Maybe not. It was bed time anyway s0 I logged – just in case he bought his main.