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  • by wendolen (5734) on 2005.03.09 13:10 (#38761)

    When picking a server I can make a simple recommendation: pick a RP (Role Playing) server. These are servers where you're expected to role play so instead of "any1 no where i can get a new sword????" it might be "I need myself a new pig sticker, who sells 'em in this town?" or whatever embelishments you might add. The side-effect is the kiddies avoid RP servers so people are more polite, group-oriented and willing to socialize. On the other end of the maturity spectrum are the PvP servers which attract the jerks like flies to honey.

    Know what's weird? This is opposite to my experiences on different servers. I started playing Horde characters on Bonechewer, a low-pop PvP server. Of course, there are idiots, but for the most part people are cool, very willing to work together with characters they've never encountered before, etc.

    I wanted to play some Alliance characters, and a friend of a friend recommended Feathermoon, which is high-pop and RP. In my first hour, I had somebody steal a treasure chest while I was occupied fighting its guardian, and jumped in to help somebody who had accidentally pulled the boss of the cave only to have them back off once I'd pulled aggro and let him kill me. (I was playing a hunter, so good at dealing damage, bad at surviving in melee.)

    I complained about this to Shawn, and he pontificated on the nature of low-pop PvP servers: if you treat people badly there, you'll quickly get a reputation. If you have a reputation as an asshole, people are a lot less likely to help you out when you're looking to make a group or when you're getting pked by those filthy Alliance... *cough*

    I think the low-pop part is more important than the PvP vs RP distinction, but I'm fully committed to PvP servers for teaching manners, now. (Of course, I have made it to level 24 without ever engaging in any real PvP action, too. We'll see if I have the same opinion after I've been ganked a few times.)

    The dwarven women have what looks like two bolders glued to their chest.

    The orc women are pretty bad for this, too.