Hey folks, I have to say that I am enjoying the 12th day of the ladder reset, what with all the good times meeting and helping others, but in the last two days, some dirtbags have once again taking to entering public games and trying to force folks to duel with them, whether we want to or not.
Now, even i have had occasional fun, doing the whole pvp thing, but only as dueling, and never as ‘player killing’. The online playing environment is already starting to die off, what with all the botters offering all the free levels you could want, all you have to do is join their games and Pfffttt, instand, free levels in a night.
This of course draws many legit players into such games, as they don’t want to struggle and fall far behind, and seeing yesterdays companion suddenly 20 levels higher than your guy is very disheartening.
So, we don’t want to end PvP entirely, as that is how some folks like to enjoy their D2/LOD time, and that is all fine and good.
OTOH, we do want to entirely end PK’ing, and so I made this thread to spitball some ideas about how this could be done.
On game creation, perhaps there could be a checkbox, that allows/disallows the hostile button? In such a game, as setup by the game creator, hostility could either be allowed, or disabled, and thus anyone wanting to play PvM can do so without some jerk trying to mess things up. Additionally, perhaps when in ‘hostile mode’, a character looses the ability to fight the monsters? The reason for this is to prevent jerks from killing the bosses and storyline critters, to prevent the normal folks from being able too, and thus messing up their game?
Or, in game, perhaps there could be a checkbox that allows players to decide to enable hostility in game with respect to their characters only? Say your in a (normal game, with ppl working together PvM), but a friend joins in and wants too test out their new, nifty PvP weapon/build. Having such a checkbox in game would allow you and your friend to engage in some mutually PvP activity, while leaving everyone else out of it, and able to carry on their own leisure time activities.
I realise, and gully expect, to hear indignante cries from the maladjusted, that this kinda change would make D2 totally unappealing to them, as their fun is going into games and looking for weaker characters, working together and having mutual fun and cooperative games, and then killing/harassing them, but hey…