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Adebisi

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Didn't ganking used to mean many players ganging up to kill a single player?
 

swayze22

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When we finished raiding early in vanilla (most nights besides progression), our guild would post up groups of 1 healer, 1 warlock, and two others in leveling zones (usually STV and Plaguelands, but others too depending on what raid was out/which areas had the most people via /who). Whichever group got 2x 60s to show up first, we'd summon in the group at the slowest area to really be a pain in the ass, and then the other groups/anyone online as more 60s showed up. Would hang around for hours doing this. Had a few people with multiple accounts who would add the people we were killing to friends and/or message them. Had tons of people give up and log off for the night. Assuming WoW Classic isn't a total shitbag, we'll do the same thing, was always the highlight of farm raiding - people on the bench/sitting out would be scouting places out and letting us know on vent, and people were leveling warlocks to 20 (might have been 40 for summon? can't remember) to keep camped at the spots.
These are the people every side hates.

I thought ganking just means someone is attacked without having "mutual consent". Like other guy is fighting a mob and you attack him. you and two buddies are waiting at zoneline and attack people as they come in, etc.
 

Kiki

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I think gank is the act of jumping someone. You can reverse a gank so victory is not ensured necessarily and a ganker doesn't have to be multiple people.
 

SorrowsEnd

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When I was doing my high warlord grind on my undead rogue Word I would have an alliance character logged in on my 2nd pc.

His name was Hordeflag.

If anyone on Alliance side touched my flag in WSG they would get a message telling them "HEY! Put me back!"

When they died I'd bitch them out for getting blood on me. Or just mock them for getting gutted and generally being bad. Used to just roleplay harass people for hours on that toon while waiting to ambush people trying to get the flag. The honor system grind was no joke.

Met some wonderful folks from those conversations that made the future battleground fights even more entertaining. Ended up rerolling as a night elf hunter to play with a bunch of the people I was normally killing.
 

Arbitrary

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When I was doing my high warlord grind on my undead rogue Word I would have an alliance character logged in on my 2nd pc.

His name was Hordeflag.

If anyone on Alliance side touched my flag in WSG they would get a message telling them "HEY! Put me back!"

When they died I'd bitch them out for getting blood on me. Or just mock them for getting gutted and generally being bad. Used to just roleplay harass people for hours on that toon while waiting to ambush people trying to get the flag. The honor system grind was no joke.

Met some wonderful folks from those conversations that made the future battleground fights even more entertaining. Ended up rerolling as a night elf hunter to play with a bunch of the people I was normally killing.
This is the worst retelling of Dances with Wolves I've ever seen.
 

Aaron

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The best thing on a RP PVE Server was when you had a group from the other faction that insisted that to be true to character they would Role Play flagged. They would cry when they were repeatedly ganked. We had some drama on either Rexxar or Silver Moon when we rekted shop on some Wedding at Uther's Tomb.
One wedding and 400 funerals, starring Hugh Ganked.
 

Quineloe

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I like the option of killing the alliance douche that ran up to take my node while I was clearing the mobs guarding it.
and you just loved how another horde player took the node while you killed the alliance guy, right?
 

Quineloe

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I'm unsure of the etymology for the term "gank" but I always thought it referred to killing someone in any asymmetrical manner.
IMO a gank is when the outcome of the fight is clear right from the start.


When they died I'd bitch them out for getting blood on me. Or just mock them for getting gutted and generally being bad. Used to just roleplay harass people for hours on that toon while waiting to ambush people trying to get the flag. The honor system grind was no joke.

You're "roleplaying"? If you're an asshole and you're living out that part to the fullest, you're not roleplaying an asshole ;)
 

Chanur

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and you just loved how another horde player took the node while you killed the alliance guy, right?
Nope but its not FFA PvP so not much I can do about that.
 

Szeth

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Man on ED I remember only ganking 60s unless people were complaining about someone specific killing them while leveling. I didn’t play a pvp server on live. That being said i DEFINITELY did stun people from stealth on ED and then vanish away just so they’d shit themselves thinking they were done for and then id just leave. I also really only farmed fire waters once I was 60.
 

a c i d.f l y

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Man on ED I remember only ganking 60s unless people were complaining about someone specific killing them while leveling. I didn’t play a pvp server on live. That being said i DEFINITELY did stun people from stealth on ED and then vanish away just so they’d shit themselves thinking they were done for and then id just leave. I also really only farmed fire waters once I was 60.
Did the same with polymorph.
 

Lunis

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Is it settled whether foh is rolling alliance or horde?
 

Chanur

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I would like to roll Horde but the friends I am bringing to this want to roll Alliance for a change. I have a few months to change their mind.
 

Tarisk

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IMO a gank is when the outcome of the fight is clear right from the start.
This is how I saw it too. Especially leveling in STV or other similar zones. Either a max level just camping lower levels or a rogue waiting until someone was fightin 2-3 mobs and was low on HP before doing anything.
 

Flobee

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Alliance for me most likely. My lady is down to play this and as is typical, only wants to pay the pretty races.

Be a nice change I suppose. Maybe I'll suffer through paladin leveling so I can do Gay paladin shit. #triggered
 

Dom

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Alliance for me most likely. My lady is down to play this and as is typical, only wants to pay the pretty races.

Be a nice change I suppose. Maybe I'll suffer through paladin leveling so I can do Gay paladin shit. #triggered
You should suggest that she play a female tauren because she looks like a cow anyways. That way you can play whatever the fuck you want after she leaves you.