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Karma penalties are necessary to keep some peoples' violent tendencies in check

Discussion in 'General Gameplay' started by Alrunia, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Alrunia

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    Hi all, I am a person who does not pvp so I never had much of an opinion about the karma issue but I do now after an experience I had and here it is!

    Today I had a level 50 alt go red (with the help of a friend who had their alt get PKed so I wouldn't have to kill a billion horses). Mind this is a never played, 0% exp character made purely to farm energy potions for my main.
    While moving this character from Heidel to Altinova - doing nothing but running on the road - it got PKed 5 times by random people. Now again as this was a character with nothing in their inventory and 0% exp, I can't say that it bothers me that they get PKed.
    However, if you consider the facts, that means this character was PKed by every single player they met, for no other reason than because they were able to do so without consequences. In other words, every single person I ran into within those 10 minutes was the kind of person who'll PK a nude level 50 just for existing. I have to assume if karma penalties were not as severe as they are, these people would be PKing every single low-geared player they meet in the game just because they can.
    To summarize, karma penalties are BDO's gun control. Thank you.
     
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  2. Dremlock

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    what if karma penalties aren't enough to keep violent tendencies in check?

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  3. Gravemind

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    If the penalties were more severe, sure, it'd work. But as it is, you can grind back karma with your eyes closed.


    >karma thread
    inb4 flamewar.
     
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  4. flukeSG2

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    You were negative karma. You were red. You were free to get hit by everyone. No one flagged to kill you and thus had no karma penalties. You were the one at fault.
     
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  5. Dremlock

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    Who are we to stifle people? Give people the freedom to behave as they please, unimpeded by karma. You gave those people freedom. You're a hero.
     
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  6. Tetrinox

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    Violent tendencies, yeah, hahahaha.
    It's hilarious.

    Because it's a joke... right?
     
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  7. flukeSG2

    flukeSG2 Tamer 62 NA

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    I think it is a joke, but I went ahead with the serious reply just in case.
     
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  8. Alrunia

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    I had to switch characters later to make beer so for the moment freedom is cancelled
     
  9. Columba

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    Learn To Share (TM)!
     
  10. Dremlock

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    did you even read her post
     
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  11. ZukoLo

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    did you even read OP? If you did, you didn't understand the point OP made. Amazing bud, just amazing.
     
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  12. Columba

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    Yes, lol. It's a PSA that applies to any thread that discusses pvp!
     
  13. Columba

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    You see? Some people in this thread have clearly never Learned to Share (TM)!
     
  14. Alrunia

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    I think we should change this catchphrase to "be kind rewind"
     
  15. LogicaI

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    Perma red here,i pk everyone regardless of their karma,Karma is just a number.
     
  16. flukeSG2

    flukeSG2 Tamer 62 NA

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    The OP didn't make a point. They are either being ignorant or a troll.
     
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  17. Columba

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    Here's a real pvp player, kids. Not a pvp wannabee who whines about so called "karmabombing!" Lol
     
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  18. Slabby

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    Being red proves his point. If there is no penalty, people kill anything that moves. It's not like it's a new discovery.
     
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  19. flukeSG2

    flukeSG2 Tamer 62 NA

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    So going from Heidel to Altinova there were only 5 people logged in that day. The only thing the OP proves is 5 people killed him and maybe those 5 people would kill anything with no consequences. Or maybe they figured the OP deserved it since you typically get negative karma from PK'ing others and they saw it as justice.

    So again, OP is either ignorant or a troll. Take your pick.
     
  20. LogicaI

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    There is a penalty,I still kill everything that moves,The thing is however that there is some "negative" context with pking or pvp,there isn't. That is just one persons perception. Some play for pvp some play for lifeskill,Should i go make a forum post that says i am triggered someone passed me on the alchemy leaderboard? Therefor there needs to be penalties?

    No gun control here,My red name is a testament to that being false =)

    Gif me jor guuhhnnz
     
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