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Posted: May 11th 2011 8:06AM ScottishViking said

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I know you use LOTRO as an example of PvE, but some of my fondest PvP memories actually come from that game. In particular, running with The White Hand on Landroval, absolutely trouncing Freep groups like The Gank Squad (and, ultimately, being trounced by them). In particular, I remember one battle a few years ago at Tol Ascarnen that lasted almost 2 hours, and the server was absolutely full. Really felt epic that day.

Posted: May 11th 2011 8:10AM xBludx said

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Easy. Me and my wife were both level 50 something in Felwood in WoW and this level 70 with a name like "Ganker" came to gank us. We fought him off for a long time. A lot of spells miss with that kind of level gap. Wife was mage I was lock. I was /lol at him and wife was attempting to nuke him down while I was dotting him up. He focused on me. Killed me, then turned toward wife.

Luckily, we had him pretty low and I had a soulstone on. He was surprised when I rezzed. He killed wife, but I finished him off. It was sweet.

I laughed. Then we got the hell out of there.

Posted: May 11th 2011 8:25AM Dumac said

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A memorable event was a win streak in Random Arenas in Guild Wars, it was 11 or 12 wins, but what was extraordinary about that is that we didn't have a healer in our team. We even beat a couple of teams with (bad) healers.

Another one is when a guy tried to kill me while i was doing a quest in WoW Storm Peaks and was at half health engaged with a mob. It ended up the longest 1 on 1 battle i have been in, we aggroed lots of mobs as we did our little deadly dance and he eventually killed me, but i was proud of how long i managed to survive with my squishy mage.

Posted: May 11th 2011 8:30AM Agozyen said

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My favorite PvP memory...

I used to play a Dark Elf Shadowknight on Tallon Zek in Everquest. I was camping the Grimling Chieftan for one of his drops. It had nice resist stats and resists were important in PvP. Anyway, the Chieftan was flanked by two guards who had to be killed first. So, I'm sitting there and I notice a naked Erudite Wizard pop. This was obviously his spawn spot and was obvious he camped the Chieftan too. But I conned him and he was too low for me to attack, so I ignored him thinking he was going to get a rez or whatever. So, I'm killing the guards surrounding the Chieftan when he just falls over - dead. The Wizard nuked him. I was really pissed and then the wizard loots the Chieftan and starts taunting me. The fuuker actually said he had the item and there was nothing I could do about it.

Then I remembered I had four mobs beating on me and I could Feign Death. So I Feign Deathed right at his feet and the Grimlings started to beat that ass into the ground. He was dead in about 15 seconds. So, before the Grimlings pathed back to their spawns I went over to where the Wizard was about to spawn. Boy was he surprised to find more Grimlings waiting for him!

After that I let the Grimlings path back and let him spawn again. He never apologized, but I was satisfied with him losing XPz!

Posted: May 11th 2011 8:50AM Paradigm68 said

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Ahhh I remember it like it was yesterday.... WoW, Emerald Dream server. There was this one undead rogue, can't recall the name but he was the server ganker. Like to hang around Menethil harbor and catch people on the docks. Everyone hated him, but really they loved hating him. Despite a lot of whining, IMO he gave the server a lot of flavor. It was great having a villain.

Anyway after I'd gotten out of the 30's I pretty much never ran into him since he stayed in the lower level zones ganking. Until BC came out. One day running through Terokar forest I came across him as he was leveling up to the new cap. I had one level on him. I was a NE priest. I guess he wasn't interested in a fair fight so he tried to run. I took him down.

It was gratifying to say the least.

Posted: May 11th 2011 11:01AM Poordevil said

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Of course that undead wasn't interested in a fair fight. That's why he was a ganker!

I don't PVP much anymore, it takes more devotion, time, and practice to get any good at it than I am willing to commit. I have PvPed in WoW and Age of Conan some, but my fondest memory of PVP goes back to the original Unreal Tournament.

There were two of us on the map. First one to reach 20 frags was the winner. It was against the most evenly matched opponent I have ever faced. It was eerie, like playing against myself. We were neck and neck the whole time, never more than 1 or 2 frag spread the entire fight. Every kill took all my skill and planning. That goes for both of us. We both understood that this was the real deal.

That fight went on for well over an hour, back and forth, hanging on the extreme edge of our abilities the whole time. Impossible to foresee a winner, it could go either way. Came down to the last frag and I got off a rocket when we were both in a tube. Splashed him and got him. Even if I hadn't won it would still stand as the most memorable PvP fight I have ever been in.
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Posted: May 11th 2011 9:05AM b3n said

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I used to love making little traps in Deus Ex 1 multiplayer:

1. Unlock a glass cabinet (that contains loot ).
2. Stick an armed proximity mine to the back of the cabinet door.
3. Leave the loot to entice other players.
3. Lock the cabinet again.

People don't realise the mine is armed - they hastily pick the lock to get the stuff - as the door opens, they hear a beeping noise - they look around confused and see the mine right next to their face, which then explodes.

Ahh that was fun! And yes, I first learned that trick by falling for it myself :)


Posted: May 11th 2011 11:22AM DevilSei said

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Do you know if anyone still plays Deus Ex Multiplayer? I've been tempted to buy the PC version of the game, having only played the PS2 copy, and while the story would be nice, I've been more interested about the online for the game.
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Posted: May 11th 2011 9:07AM Valdamar said

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Planetside - just everything that ever happened to me in that game:

- every last ditch defence of a continent, holding the last base and then the last tower to the bitter end
- every hot-drop from a Galaxy dropship, falling towards the roof of an enemy base while all hell broke loose around it
- every MAX rush I took part in, 20+ players in heavy power-armour striding across the landscape at high speed then pouring into the back door of an enemy base, bouncing off the walls, waiting for travel mode to disengage so that we could turn properly and use our weapons
- every time I drove or gunned a Vanguard tank; I loved that tank!
- every time my Outfit did a Lightning night, fielding a whole 30-man platoon in the weak 1-man Lightning tanks, charging around en masse, coordinating targets over Teamspeak, wiping out any vehicle we met in a massive barrage from all 30 tanks.
- doing the same thing in Fury ATVs, Enforcer buggies or Thunderer APCs, as it's really embarassing for enemy tank drivers to lose their ride to dozens of quadbikes/buggies/transports sweeping in behind them and shooting their rear armour
- being in a whole platoon flying Liberator bombers, going looking for a base where the VS and TR are fighting each other and just carpet bombing them in a continuous circling pattern
- taking on BFRs (big mecha) on foot, standing between their legs and firing my shotgun and rockets up into the body from below (not always successful but always funny!)

Posted: May 11th 2011 9:17AM Carolina said

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Mind Controlling people in WoW and making them jump out of cliffs :)

Posted: May 11th 2011 9:32AM Elikal said

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The first days when Restuss warzone opened in SWG.

When Monsterplay in LOTRO was new.

Posted: May 11th 2011 9:40AM Birk said

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So for the first time since I started playing WoW in beta, I finally convinced my girlfriend to roll up a character on my server (she's a hunter, I'm a moonkin). After some initial humming and hawing, she's having some good fun as we run around the world doing quests, dungeons, and (most importantly) collecting herbs.

Gentlemen, if you ever manage to get your girl to play WoW, make sure she's a herbalist. Then she's hooked.

Anyways, it would be a gross underestimation to say that my girl is protective of her herbs. We were in Winterspring, and she was picking one on the side of the mountain when a warrior ran by (a level or 2 higher) and bashed her into the ground. I tried to fight back, but I'm a boomkin and I'm at the point where I don't have the talent points to sustain not going OOM very early in the fight. So I got trounced too.

My girl was furious. I tried to get her back into the questing/herbing mode, but she just wanted bloody revenge. Before I could say anything else she had mounted up and was roaming the countryside looking for the warrior (aptly named hairybuthol).

Wouldn't you know it, she finds the guy and we jump off our mounts like sheriffs in an old western. He charges her but she starts channeling her inner PVP wizard and disengages while I root her.

She one-shotted him with an aimed shot.

We had a good laugh at that, and now whenever we log on I can see her looking out of the corner of her eye for that unfortunate warrior. Needless to say, interfering with her herb collecting is not something I'd recommend!

-Birk

Posted: May 11th 2011 9:49AM Pingles said

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Dark Age of Camelot.

Relic Raid

We were the Hibernians losing our attempt to storm the Mids at the last Relic Keep, the end of a three hour long raid when the Albs showed up in raid size.

We figured they would finish off our weakened force since we were unprotected and the Mids were still in their Keep but they surprised us and the Mids by attacking the Keep.

Even though we knew they would get the Relic we gladly helped them just so we could imagine the Mids screaming at their computers.

Posted: May 11th 2011 5:51PM Shazzie said

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@Pingles
I'm going to go with DAoC as well, though mine is as a Midgard Thane on Relic Defense.

Just seeing the massive wave of Albs crest the hill and come sweeping down to the keep... and mostly, being with a line of other Thanes and seeing our Hammers of Mjollnir come crashing down on the Albs... it's a memory I will never, ever forget. That one moment is crystal clear in my memory even though the battle for the keep itself is fuzzy. I remember my small group of friends that were a part of this keep defense taking out what we could. I remember my husband being shocked at my language when I spotted a stealther. I remember we won, in the end. But none of it has the clarity of that swelling feeling of wanting to scream WE STAND HERE, COME AND TRY! as the Albs came swooping down in triple digit numbers.

It's also a feeling I have never been able to replicate in any game since.
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Posted: May 11th 2011 9:53AM PaterFrog said

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Years back in WoW I played a lvl 29 warlock, that was when the warlocks were one of the strongest PvP class, just before they got buffed up to THE strongest. Fear already had diminishing returns, but didn't get broken by damage.
I was attacked by three lvl 25 allies, close to their graveyard / lower entrance to the flagroom (WSG), all of them melee fighters, two rouges. I juggled them with fear and seduction, slowly dotted them all up and killed all of them. I kept at it for a few minutes, until some guy with anti-fear measures came along. Since they were now pretty much immune and my rhythm messed up, it didn't take me long to die. Managed to run across half the battle field though, and I feard one guy who was going after our flag carrier.

Posted: May 11th 2011 10:08AM (Unverified) said

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Long ago in WoW on Silver Hand US, trying to defend the smithy in AB all on my own, and being handily killed by 5-6 Horde - only to have a Darkmoon Card free res trinket proc three times in a row. It was the pre-BC days, and Horde hated paladins badly enough as it was, but I just kept getting up off the ground. I could barely stop laughing enough to try to fight.

Posted: May 11th 2011 10:20AM rockman0 said

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My favorite memory of PvP was that time I actually managed to kill someone in PvP. I think it was DWO. I just kept on hacking away until my opponent fell. Then, I realized that I was at least 5 levels higher than her. The moment had died by then. :/

Posted: May 11th 2011 10:28AM Sain34 said

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DAoC

Being Nightshade bait for a Hunter friend of mine in Svasud Faste.

Posted: May 11th 2011 10:55AM Trippin said

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Lotro, in front of Tirith Raw, in a time the Loremaster was one of the most feared classes on the field. It was a huge battle between us Freeps agains Creeps, both sides consisting of 2 full raids. Although we lost, it took almost 30 minutes of killing each other until we were forced to back off. In that time i was standing on a rock spamming everything i had. It was epic, it gave me loads of points and i never really had that feeling again, especially after the Moria expansion.

Posted: May 11th 2011 11:14AM Marekh said

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Many intense memories about PVP.

Most epic I think was Shadowbane, back in its hayday. The developers had created a "hardmode" server, with more difficult leveling and mobs.

Me and my friends joined one of the biggest guild in the server: The Defenders. We owned a whole continent!!

We also had our nemesis guild, damn can't remember the name, but they were very bad.. We always patrolled our borders preventing them from pillaging our camp spots, where out low level toons were leveling.

We tried to conquer our cities many times, but until I was on, none of us could strike the final blow.

I was an Elf Ranger with Elven Swords dualwielding. In Shadowbane you could customize you PG just as much as you wanted. I was a dodge monkey!!

I remember camping the most dangerous (and richest) spot in the game with my guild group. Being the choosen tracker of the group, I spent all my time patrolling the surroundings to spot possible enemy ambushes, which of course always happened..

Best PVP of my life!

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