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I am 100% Totally against Harsh Death Penalty

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  • Nightbringe1Nightbringe1 Bluefield, WVPosts: 1,093Member Common
    Originally posted by tro44_1 

    look whos posting...

    Harsh DP doesnt make gameplay harder. The Challege comes from the Gameplay, not the after effects of death.

    HDP is only there to slow progression to a crawl.

     

    Progression only slows to a crawl if you are unprepared, careless, or taking on content beyond your current abilities.

    In each of these cases, why do you feel you have an entitlement to progress at the same rate as those who are well prepared, careful, and facing content they are capable of handling? If you do have that entitlement, why should I bother with being careful and well prepared?

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  • NekrataalNekrataal Mtl, QCPosts: 557Member
    Originally posted by tro44_1

    Originally posted by Rockgod99

    Originally posted by Kyleran

    Originally posted by tro44_1

    Harsh Death Penalty scares off players in PvP gameplay. - Yes, as it should. Death in games should be carry some of the risk that it does in real life, something that is to be avoided if at all possible and every decision you make should be weighed against whether or not you're going to end up dead as a result of it.  The penalty prevents mindless PVP and players learn to engage only when the odds of winning are in their favor.


    Harsh DP doesn’t add difficulty. It only adds Frustration!! It scares off players to try new things and explore. It reduces the epicness of Large Scale PvP populations from what it could potentially have been.
    What fun is exploring if there's no risk to doing it?  PVE is no different that PVP really, players should try to tackle more than they are capable of without proper preparation, and when they screw up they should be punished for their mistakes.  It promotes caution and makes PVE far more challenging knowing that if you get trapped in the wrong place you might not be able to recover you corpse and lose gear/exp.

    It's just a different mind set is all.  You prefer death penalties to be slight so that combat is everything.  Others prefer death penalties to be punishing so that players become cautious and thoughtful in every move they make. 

    Neither play style is 'wrong' or better than another, its just how people are wired and we're all very different in our tastes.

    I think EVE's death penalties are "just right" but others would disagree and say they should be more like Darkfall or WOW.

     

    No use trying to reason with these people.

    These threads are nothing but "It's either my way or the highway" threads.

    You can't have a discussion with anyone because every ones opinion is set in stone and anyone different is wrong, stupid or inferior.

     

    look whos posting...

    Harsh DP doesnt make gameplay harder. The Challege comes from the Gameplay, not the after effects of death.

    HDP is only there to slow progression to a crawl.



     

    Says the guy who probably want to be max level in a month...

    Slow progression to a crawl... whatever floats your boat man.

  • IlvaldyrIlvaldyr MiddlesbroughPosts: 2,142Member
    Originally posted by Nightbringe1

    Originally posted by Ilvaldyr 


    And let's be honest, a harsh death penalty always equates to some variation of a timesink, be that time spent idle due to a "recently dead" debuff, or time spent regrinding gear, experience or levels. Your penalty for failure is to be inflicted with enforced boredom for a period of time.
    More challenge, less boredom.

    Xp is regained simply by playing most games.

    If you find playing the game boring, find a new game.

    If you do not find the game boring, regaining the xp will happen as a side benefit of having fun (barring repeated deaths, in which case you may be taking on content beyond your current abilities).

    For me, leveling is something that simply happens as I explore a game worlds content. Even in EQ, with all its death penalties, I seldom ran out of things to do before hitting max level. Yes, I would die while exploring new areas or testing my limits, but I recovered, went back better prepared, and I succeeded. In the process I regained my lost xp, and I had fun doing it.

    I play quest-based games; I don't play games where it's necessary to grind for XP.

    Just my preference.

    XP loss in a quest-based game doesn't work unless the quests are repeatable, and having to repeat quests is always going to be boring. For me, levelling is a byproduct of completing an area/zone. If I was to lose that level/xp on death and had to go back and do the area/zone over again .. I would find that very tedious.

    I feel that players should be encouraged to attempt challenging content that they might not be able to overcome at their current power level, not punished when they fail to do so.

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  • lornphoenixlornphoenix Seaford, DEPosts: 993Member

    I'm not a big fan of Heavy DPs myself, but we need games with them for the hardcore masochist out there.

    WoW DP was about where I like it, a corpse run and a durability hit.

    But dieing for me is enough of a DP.

    Even In STO, I hate Dieing.

    So much so, I go out of my way not to die.... but in reality dieing in that game doesn't mean much.

    Respawn in 30 second at the nearest respawn point, and fly back out there...

    You lost what at most a minute and a half?



    I do think a DP should be enough to prevent zerging.

    I don't like DP that take XP but as long as didn't level you down (FFXI I'm looking at you) I'm ok with it... and as long as it isn't to high a XP hit (again I'm looking at you FFXI).

     

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  • Nightbringe1Nightbringe1 Bluefield, WVPosts: 1,093Member Common
    Originally posted by Solude


     Signed.  All a death penalty does is frustrate players and block access to content.  In EQ there was a set leveling path and very little draw to looking elsewhere because the risk involved in exploring made it unattractive.  I do not want to play a game where I can't play the content for fear that I might be punished.  Especially in the current MMO mentality of the game starting in the end game.

    You know, in all my years playing EQ I never did find that set leveling path. I explored every dungeon and every zone in that game.

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  • Rockgod99Rockgod99 Manhatten, NYPosts: 4,640Member
    Originally posted by tro44_1

    Originally posted by Rockgod99

    Originally posted by Kyleran

    Originally posted by tro44_1

    Harsh Death Penalty scares off players in PvP gameplay. - Yes, as it should. Death in games should be carry some of the risk that it does in real life, something that is to be avoided if at all possible and every decision you make should be weighed against whether or not you're going to end up dead as a result of it.  The penalty prevents mindless PVP and players learn to engage only when the odds of winning are in their favor.


    Harsh DP doesn’t add difficulty. It only adds Frustration!! It scares off players to try new things and explore. It reduces the epicness of Large Scale PvP populations from what it could potentially have been.
    What fun is exploring if there's no risk to doing it?  PVE is no different that PVP really, players should try to tackle more than they are capable of without proper preparation, and when they screw up they should be punished for their mistakes.  It promotes caution and makes PVE far more challenging knowing that if you get trapped in the wrong place you might not be able to recover you corpse and lose gear/exp.

    It's just a different mind set is all.  You prefer death penalties to be slight so that combat is everything.  Others prefer death penalties to be punishing so that players become cautious and thoughtful in every move they make. 

    Neither play style is 'wrong' or better than another, its just how people are wired and we're all very different in our tastes.

    I think EVE's death penalties are "just right" but others would disagree and say they should be more like Darkfall or WOW.

     

    No use trying to reason with these people.

    These threads are nothing but "It's either my way or the highway" threads.

    You can't have a discussion with anyone because every ones opinion is set in stone and anyone different is wrong, stupid or inferior.

     

    look whos posting...

    Harsh DP doesnt make gameplay harder. The Challege comes from the Gameplay, not the after effects of death.

    HDP is only there to slow progression to a crawl.

    A DP does one thing makes you cautious.

    Due to this the game takes on a whole new feeling.

    Kinda like leveling on a pvp server in wow.  Its a totally different experience and some people enjoy this.

    So what's the problem? why can't different types of people play by different types of rule sets?

    You people seem to be 100% against harsh death penalty for yourselves and 100% against anyone having access to them also.

     

     

     

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  • mrwilliemrwillie Austin, TXPosts: 8Member Uncommon

    I like some death penalty, but not too harsh.   Harsh = learning every fight on some website so it is done the "right" way the first time.  I like to experiment and try different things.  Don't want it so easy that it just turns into a zerg either.  I don't mind paying for repairs or even small xp loss (no deleveliing).  But the 1st time I lost all my stuff I would probably cancel my subscription, I have enough frustrations in my real life.

    Speaking purely about PVE. 

     

     

     

     

     

  • SoludeSolude Ottawa, ONPosts: 691Member Uncommon

     Oh quite alright with people imposing their own penalties on themselves... lets call it role playing =)  In EQ2 you could absolutely gimp yourself for that EQ1 feeling but thats on you, don't try to convince me that I want the 97-04 glory days back.

  • inBOILinBOIL turkuPosts: 669Member

    If dying is like waking up in the morning and listening some birds sing and getting some fresh clothes from the bank or similar,why to call it dying or death penalty ???

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  • theAsnatheAsna AsnatownPosts: 321Member

    When playing the first "party-based" CRPGs you had following options when a party member died:


    1. go to the nearest temple and have your party member revived, but with a fee and the raised faced a permanent constitution decrease by a few points

    2. have someone in your party that can raise dead. The raised would have permanently lost a few points of constitution

     

    In later games the death penalty was softened (only a fee if no party member could revive dead party members).

    In MMORPGs you just respawn somewhere and have your equipment damaged. In some PvP MMORPGs you may end up loosing part of your equipment, because someone looted your corpse.



    A death penalty has to fit the theme of the game. A lot of MMORPGS have a big focus on combat. Most quests depend on combat at some point to be solved (e.g. gather some monster intestines or kill x monsters of a certain species). In games like this there is no sense enforcing a harsh death penalty. If you die too often it's frustrating, and there's no other way to solve quests or get a certain item.

    A harsh death penalty only makes sense in games with more freedom. There need be several ways to "solve" a quest, because you as player need to decide if it's worth to spend the resources for a tough fight or if to go the sly route and try some trick or another to "solve" the quest. And as soon as a fight goes south then it must be possible to run away or surrender. MMORPGs lack in this aspect. 

  • Nightbringe1Nightbringe1 Bluefield, WVPosts: 1,093Member Common
    Originally posted by Rockgod99 

    A DP does one thing makes you cautious.

    Due to this the game takes on a whole new feeling.

    Kinda like leveling on a pvp server in wow.  Its a totally different experience and some people enjoy this.

    So what's the problem? why can't different types of people play by different types of rule sets?

    You people seem to be 100% against harsh death penalty for yourselves and 100% against anyone having access to them also.

     

    I am not against diversity in games, to each his own.

    My problem is, not only are there very few games with death penalties similar to what used to exist in EQ, the older games are getting rid of what penalties they did have. In EQ you can now pay NPC's a trivial sum to summon and rezz your corpse. In EQII they completely did away with shards.

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  • TorikTorik London, ONPosts: 2,343Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rockgod99 
    A DP does one thing makes you cautious.
    Due to this the game takes on a whole new feeling.
    Kinda like leveling on a pvp server in wow.  Its a totally different experience and some people enjoy this.
    So what's the problem? why can't different types of people play by different types of rule sets?
    You people seem to be 100% against harsh death penalty for yourselves and 100% against anyone having access to them also.
     

     

    Personally, it is the 'chance of failure' that makes me cautious in a game.  I hate failing so I will try to prepare myself as much as I can before I attempt a serious challenge.  I guess people who do not hate failing need an extra motivator in death penalties to make them want to do challenging content properly. 

     

    My main beef with the pro-DP people is that they seem to want to impose their idea of harsh death penalties on everyone else and not just themselves.  They seem to lack the willpower and conviction to impose them on themselves unless a game makes them do so.  They also seem to want to have a harsh death penalty in every MMORPG out there and have contempt for those who don't.

  • ComnitusComnitus Williamsburg, VAPosts: 2,462Member

    We can argue about this all we want, but I have a feeling that nostalgia is once again rearing its ugly head. "We" like harsh death penalties because the first MMOs had them, and, thus, they are familiar; they feel "right". This reasoning won't hold in a discussion, so we try to throw arguments like "it increases the risk factor!" and "why play a game if you don't want to be whipped and mutilated each time you die?" I believe it's called masochism to experience pleasure through pain; why fight so hard for harsh death penalties if they don't please us?

    There needs to be repercussions, of course. In single-player RPGs, this is most likely a matter of reloading from the last save point, which can either be a very weak or a very harsh penalty, depending on how much progress you've lost. Single-player RPGs are not persistent worlds, so in an MMO, which is a persistent world, why should we also lose progress? This is why I'm against experience loss upon death most of all. I spent the last hour getting that level, and you can't hit pause and shift back the clock an hour just because a mob sneaked up on me and killed me while I was AFK for 2 minutes. That's how I feel, anyways.

    Other death penalties which may be considered "harsh", like full-loot or heavy stat loss, I can deal with. Full-loot punishes you after your death economically because you have to recoup the items you lost. Stat loss punishes you performance-wise because you will struggle to play effectively. Of the two, I prefer economic loss. If the stat loss is not too harsh, i.e. it doesn't render you completely useless for X amount of time, then that's okay, too. The point is, I want to play the game. If I can only play at 25% of my power for X amount of time, that sucks. I'd rather spend that time making money to replace my economic loss.

    Like single-player games, economic loss is also scalable. If you only fly what you can afford to lose (anyone who plays the game knows this rule), your losses shouldn't be too harsh. However, if there's a lapse of judgment or unfortunate circumstances and you happen to lose a lot, that may cause you to curse and scream and RAAAAAGH I HATE THIS GAME, BUT I CAN'T STOP PLAYING! Similarly, if you saved 2 minutes before you died in a single-player RPG, you won't cry as much as if you had saved an hour ago.

    There needs to be some insurance system so that people can feel it's at least semi-safe to bring their best equipment out to a fight. Either that, or it needs to be fairly easy to obtain that best equipment. In any case, you don't want noobs fighting with starter swords and underpants because they're afraid to lose their gear.

     

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  • ericbelserericbelser buffalo, NYPosts: 783Member
    Originally posted by Torik




    My main beef with the pro-DP people is that they seem to want to impose their idea of harsh death penalties on everyone else and not just themselves.  They seem to lack the willpower and conviction to impose them on themselves unless a game makes them do so.  They also seem to want to have a harsh death penalty in every MMORPG out there and have contempt for those who don't.

     

    We cannot impose them on anyone; and I haven't seen many of us pro-death penalty types saying that ALL games have to be that way...but right now there are very very few games with any significant penalty at all.

    Just as I think there is more than enough niche room for both "themepark" and "sandbox" games, I'd like to see some games out there with nastier death penalties and "harder" overall game-play.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Torik

    Originally posted by Rockgod99 
    A DP does one thing makes you cautious.
    Due to this the game takes on a whole new feeling.
    Kinda like leveling on a pvp server in wow.  Its a totally different experience and some people enjoy this.
    So what's the problem? why can't different types of people play by different types of rule sets?
    You people seem to be 100% against harsh death penalty for yourselves and 100% against anyone having access to them also.
     

     

    Personally, it is the 'chance of failure' that makes me cautious in a game.  I hate failing so I will try to prepare myself as much as I can before I attempt a serious challenge.  I guess people who do not hate failing need an extra motivator in death penalties to make them want to do challenging content properly. 

     

    My main beef with the pro-DP people is that they seem to want to impose their idea of harsh death penalties on everyone else and not just themselves.  They seem to lack the willpower and conviction to impose them on themselves unless a game makes them do so.  They also seem to want to have a harsh death penalty in every MMORPG out there and have contempt for those who don't.

     

    I wouldn't worry about it. The majority of the market does not want harsh DP and few developers are going to adopt it. I have no problem with some niche games with high death penalty that i am going to ignore. The bulk of the market is going exactly where my preference is.

  • RavanosRavanos Chicago, ILPosts: 897Member
    Originally posted by tro44_1

    Originally posted by Ravanos

    Originally posted by Anthur


    @OP You should play some poker with real money and then only using chips without any real value backing them up. Rules are the same. But I assure you the game and how you play will be completely different.
     


     

    exactly. to me it sounds like most people would play a game like god of war 3 if "cheat mode" was enabled where you had infinite life. maybe thats where all games are going now, since apparently fun >everything else and dying/losing is not fun they should remove the chances of dying or losing.

    god of war ... give players infinite health

    Call of Duty ... infinite health and infinite ammo

    Madden (or any other sports games) if the computer scores the player gets the equal amount of points

    Mario ... why should enemies kill you, "star" mode all the way through the game.

     

    how fun would games be if there was no chance of losing! yay A.D.D. power!



     

    I will repeat

    HARSH DP DOESNT MAKE THE GAME HARDER!!!

    The Difficulty of the challenge makes the reward seem more rewarding. Not the frustration of the DP.

     

    define and quantify "harder".

     

     

  • SlyLoKSlyLoK Sugar Grove, VAPosts: 1,550Member Uncommon

    Most people that want a harsh death penalty have never experienced such.. I used to play games where after dying you would lose stat points , skill levels , be looted by whatever killed you and if you were ate by a lair then you would be sent to the Underworld and your loot would drop wherever you died.

    So you had to use a stat potion to regain stats , use your skills to regain your skill levels , return to where you died hoping that you wont have to clear an entire dungeon level to find your gear and to get out of the underworld you would have to do quests for your organs.

     

     

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  • inBOILinBOIL turkuPosts: 669Member

    If I wanna define death in MMORPGs then I must first define life in MMORPGs

    I must earn exp in my MMORPG life then when I die,naturally I will lose EXP

    if I earn skillpoints statpoints in my MMORPG life,when I die I should lose some.

    If I am craftsman ,businesman etc I will lose wealth.

    and so on.

     

     

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  • NethermancerNethermancer Toronto, ONPosts: 520Member

    i can't even conceive how boring EVE would be without death penalty. I am really glad a lot of people do not agree with you OP.

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  • RavanosRavanos Chicago, ILPosts: 897Member
    Originally posted by SlyLoK


    Most people that want a harsh death penalty have never experienced such.


     

     

    no most just want the easy button, the dumbed down gameplay of WoW with a different skin. where death is just a port home for a charge (repairing your gear). how many times have you heard in a dungeon "oh im just going to suicide out" ... think you heard that in a EQ1?

    how many times has a ranger or huntard decided the tank wasn't pulling fast enough and decided to agro another mob. think that happened in EQ1 or a game with harsh DP? ever had a group say "alright guys watch your AOEs" and someone in the group who is trying to show off their uber damage ... does it anyway? think that happened in a game with harsh DP?

     

    no ... because you had to play smart, something gamers now a days aren't use too ... "what you mean i can't just faceroll and succeed?!? omg WTF!"

    and yes it does make the game harder and it makes people better. its funny how many times this happens to me. im in a group and one person doesn't know how to play at all ... the majority of the time their first MMO is WoW. where as if you're in a group and someone who knows his class and knows their role and executes their role their first MMO is EQ1 or some other game with a harsh DP.

  • tarviktarvik coral springs, FLPosts: 84Member

    While you find a harsh  DP system frustrating someone else is gonna look at it like, man i really gonna watch it in this game thats awesome. Then another person is gonna come along an find it is hard rather than frustrating, some will like it some wont

    Everyone is gonna act dffierent towards it an guess what THATs OK!  The  fact that we have games that have a harsh DP a not so harsh an no DP at all is great, this gives people options.

     

    I for one  like EQ old DP system, maybe becuase its my first MMO i dont know but thats what i like

     Exp loss wasnt that bad..could sting alittle in a hell lvl but all you do is exp anyways you will get it back . Might slow down progession but that is just fine with me

    Corpse Runs were your choice on how hard you wanted them to be.The people that had any thought they might not get back a corpse right away stayed out of certain places was very simple.You were never forced to go anywhere, each lvl bracket had more than enough places to exp for your play style.This system really let you play with people you wanted.

     

     

     

     

     

  • AlysenMinaseAlysenMinase Long Island, NYPosts: 361Member

    After reading the OP's first post and title, I'm not sure what this topic is about. They are against harsh DP judging from the title, but his post goes on to say why it doesn't make a game hard >.>

    But I am in favor of a harsh DP. Not lose all your items harsh, but EXP debt, durability hit, stats temporarily reduced harsh. If there was no harsh penalty, then the player wouldn't care to die, ruining the immersion. If there was a harsh DP, it will get players to help each other for greater challenges, making a better community, and once a hard challenge is complete, makes the challenge that much more meaningful.

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  • SlyLoKSlyLoK Sugar Grove, VAPosts: 1,550Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ravanos

    Originally posted by SlyLoK


    Most people that want a harsh death penalty have never experienced such.


     

     

    no most just want the easy button, the dumbed down gameplay of WoW with a different skin. where death is just a port home for a charge (repairing your gear). how many times have you heard in a dungeon "oh im just going to suicide out" ... think you heard that in a EQ1?

    how many times has a ranger or huntard decided the tank wasn't pulling fast enough and decided to agro another mob. think that happened in EQ1 or a game with harsh DP? ever had a group say "alright guys watch your AOEs" and someone in the group who is trying to show off their uber damage ... does it anyway? think that happened in a game with harsh DP?

     

    no ... because you had to play smart, something gamers now a days aren't use too ... "what you mean i can't just faceroll and succeed?!? omg WTF!"

    and yes it does make the game harder and it makes people better. its funny how many times this happens to me. im in a group and one person doesn't know how to play at all ... the majority of the time their first MMO is WoW. where as if you're in a group and someone who knows his class and knows their role and executes their role their first MMO is EQ1 or some other game with a harsh DP.

     

    I guess there isnt a single person that can read and comprehend on these boards.

    EQ1 had a sissy death penalty compared to the games I played long ago. Corpse retrieval where all of your items remained on your corpse was not hard.. Having to go back and kill the same mobs that killed you just to get your equipment off of them is another story.

    Like I said.. People that want a harsh penalty have never experience a harsh death penalty.

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  • Munkyman1Munkyman1 Wetumpka, ALPosts: 221Member

     The harsher death penalties are not there to debilitate players, drive players away, or increase difficulty.  The initial idea was to give players that edge, and rather than run about the game carelessly, the player has to think, plan, and react to a situation that could potentially cost them.  I know playing older games like UO , the DP did not serve to keep me from doing everything in the game, it added that edge and that caution that make you think and dive deeper into the game. It also especially in earlier UO alleviated this issue with super uber killer big pimp weapons and players running around ganking other players.  If you ran around in your best armor and got killed by a handful of under rigged characters that planned better, they took your stuff and you lost it. People used the best gear and items without depending on these super rare grind to get items, and a players skill level thinking, planning, and sometimes just realizing that the fight is more than you can handle was what mattered. Try a game with a good solid death penalty, and you quickly realise that a death penatly like WoW where you lose some gold on repairs and have to travel back to the mob (if you care to kill it) just dont carry the same weight.

  • MalcanisMalcanis LondonPosts: 3,191Member
    Originally posted by tro44_1




    Harsh Death Penalty makes games frustrating, not hard.

    Harsh Death Penalty doesn’t make a game Harder. Gameplay is what makes a game hard or not.

    I find the argument that Harsh Death Penalty is needed in a game to make it hard illogical.

    You can even use a truth-table to realize that that is an invalid argument.
    p=harsh DP q= harder



    p-->q     invalid arguement
    Iam going to use the game “Demon Soul” for my first explanation.


    For many people, Demon Soul is believed to be hard because of its harsh death penalty. But in truth the harsh DP only adds frustration to the game.


    To better understand what I mean. For a moment, let’s imagine that Demon Soul had a lesser death penalty, but 100% the same gameplay. (You know longer lose 100% all your soul, but the soul you collected from the mission alone)


    Would the game be harder? The game play stayed the same, (buggy controls and lock on, and the Animation locks all still there)


    The gameplay didn’t change, but the frustration lessened. So how does DP regulate the difficulty lvls of a game?

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    Another example more down to earth.
    Many people believe World of Warcraft is the EazyMode of the MMORPG genre.
    Well what if we added a EXTREME DEATH PENALTY to the game and kept the gameplay the same as it once was.

    (Lets add Permanent Death to characters, and if you die 3 times on a single account, it gets locked and closed)

    Now with the same gameplay currently in WoW, with this added Death Penalty, would the game be harder?

     
    I can still solo mobs and such right? So how did making the DP extremely harsh, make the game harder? Only thing it added was frustration. See what I mean yet?


    I play games to have fun, and relax, not to be frustrated to death.

     
    If WoW had the kind of DP used in my example, people then would never explore or try new things outside of what is considered the normal.
    Harsh Death Penalty scares off players in PvP gameplay. With that kind of DP, who would participate in World PvP if you have a high chance of your character being deleted and forced to start a new character over from lvl 1? Yes I know iam going to the extreme on my explanation. Most MMOs don’t use DP as harsh as this, but my point still remains valid.

     
    Harsh DP doesn’t add difficulty. It only adds Frustration!! It scares off players to try new things and explore. It reduces the epicness of Large Scale PvP populations from what it could potentially have been.
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    I really dislike the current way Harsh DP is used as a gimmick to control players. That’s all it is. A gimmick to ether slow player progression to a crawl or to scare player with the “join a team or die” mind set.
    Nothing but a lame ways of control. I don’t mind gold sinks for DP to control economy, but when used to control gameplay, that’s a whole different ballpark.

     

    Hmmm well I'm going to take a bit of a risk here, but what the hey. My advice is that you shouldn't play games with a harsh death penalty. There are plenty As long as you're not entering established games which do have one, and then whining about changing the gameplay to suit yourself, regardless of the existing players who like it just fine as it is, I can't see how anyone would have a problem with that.

    Give me liberty or give me lasers

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