To kill or not to kill, that is the PvP question
My Belf Hunter, Calysong, has been waiting for Pie’s Druid, Naciasto, to catch up to her level. As such, I’m not supposed to play her cuz, you know, that just makes life harder for him. Trouble is, the Hunter is VERY fun to play. So, as you all remember, our April Fool’s joke spawned some toons that have actually seen playing time. I’ve gotten my Alliance Hunter, Amaera, up to level 32 on Maelstrom, a PvP server.
The gankage begins
I get ganked, but not as often as I figured I would. Had a harrowing run through the Barrens to Thousand Needles, but it turned out to be completely uneventful. I admit that the adrenaline combined with constantly watching my “Track Humanoids” map was fairly exciting compared to PvE.
While questing here and there I’ve seen about 5 Hordies, also questing, who would’ve gone down easily if I’d attacked them, but I did not. Not sure if it’s my natural carebear tendencies or because I just can’t bring myself to kill Horde, but I just figured, “Meh,” whatever. I don’t really have the blood-lust for it. (Yet?) Didn’t really matter anyway because it seems like as soon as they saw me and Timber, they R-U-N-N-O-F-T.
And now, the confusion sets in
But see, being new to this PvP stuff, I’m not sure what the unwritten rules are — or even if there are any rules. For example, I got on the boat from Auberdine to Teldrassil and a ?? level Belf DK got on board with me. We did the emote-flirting thing (mostly because I figured if I took off my top he wouldn’t kill me), but he didn’t seem to want to kill me anyway. Got on a few more boats with Horde and nothing happened. Got to Booty Bay and nothing happened in town. So I began to wonder if there was some sort of unspoken truce in these places (unlike the outright sanctuaries of Dalaran and Shattrath).
Then I logged in today, having logged out at a Booty Bay Inn, to find myself instantly dead, courtesy of one Orc appropriately named Fighty.
So now I am confused. What are the rules? Should I have been killing those questing lower-level Hordies on principle? Should I expect to get killed anywhere? Or are there taboos and other etiquette that I don’t know about? Please, enlighten me…