I've now been away from my retirement of MKO for a little over a month now. I didn't retire because i wanted to, but because I was forced into it. Imperian was the mud I chose to call my new home. I'd say within my rights, that I was considered one of the best pk players to play MKO. It's concepts were not polished, and the war system was flawed, but it had a lot of character.
I just have to ask, where is the character of PVP growth within the confides of Imperian? I just don't get behind Shardfalls as the main source of PVP. The activity alone speaks to me of one that a non-comm would enjoy in their off time to help booster their city to use shards for a greater purpose. Not the focal point of all that is currently PVP.
I understand there are concepts like the "champion system" or "monoliths", but they are very restrictive type of PK. Obelisks are meant to be according to the helpfile "Obelisks and outposts represent the focal point of the Imperian's conflict system. " yet the system actually deters away from PK entirely.
I understand that most if not all of these issues have came up in the past, but Shardfall PVP to me is not something I can keep rallying behind blindly. Mixed into the fact that the landscape of Imperian seems to be everyone is friends compiled on top of the decision to release classes previously gated behind certain orgs for all to enjoy. Perhaps it is because I play in Celidon, but from what I have seen it seems that the landscape of the game seems to be no animosity at all. Where is the city vs city or org vs org hate? Even in the most dead Mud games I have played, there is still that tension or hatred of one another, but I just don't get that feeling here(though again I am not sure if that is because of my placement in the game or not).
I think it's safe to question or at least inquire over the direction PvP is headed. I am also able to understand that this isn't all on the administration to "fix", and the players can actively help the situation at hand as well. I appreciate the feedback, and ask for people to keep civil.