Chicken tactics

Both Keen and Graev and Tobold have been talking about the chicken idea that Mythic are incorporating into their game in order to stop ganking. They delve into the situation quite well and look at it in a very thorough and intellectual way. Well I am going to talk about the same chicken affair as well but please don't expect me to write like them. I possibly may have posted on this before because I do recall talking about it sometime before, so I apologize in advance if this is the case.

From the way I look at it, the chicken situation can be a tactical method in RvR combat. It occurs when a high lvl attacks a less powerful, lower lvl player easily being able to defeat them, supposedly they will instantly turn into a chicken who can be killed in one shot. Fun. But I don't see what there is to prevent high lvl groups from running around with low lvl toons in their midst. I mean, Order and Destruction are fighting it out on a battlefield. Order are pwning (of course) everyone because thats how they roll. Destruction gets tired of losing and call in some really low lvl toons. The Order champions are deceived by this devious and outrageous maneuver and mistakingly begin to attack the low lvls thinking they are the same as the rest of all the other Destruction freaks. Hence, they get turned into chickens and are easily finished off.

Ah, the joys of speculation, we bloggers make our living out of pondering what could happen. Still, you never know; it could happen...

4 Comments:

Esri said...

As I understand the chicken mechanic, a higher level player gets turned into a chicken on entering a lower-level RvR area, not when he attacks a lower-level character. Thus, if a low-level was running around a high-level RvR area, the higher level could kill him with impunity. Which is as it should be, if the low-level enters the high-level area, it's on him to watch his back.

Regis said...

Yea the system works as Esri described. Low levels will never be able to kill high levels unless in low level zones.

Thallian said...

:D not sure low levels are even able to visit high level areas.

Chappo said...

Well thats the thing, I thought low lvl players would be able to run around in higher lvl zones, I think the tome of knowledge said something like that if you complete a quest or find a new area at a certain low lvl then you'll get rewards. Seems kind of counter-productive if they don't allow them ino most of the higher lvl zones.

 
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