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I’m in your PQ, killing your marks

February 9, 2009

This weekend Pancakez and myself have been enjoying the Night of Murder live event. It’s great to see so many people participating in it as well. The other night we finally hit elite and got all of our rewards. Don’t know if we’re going to try and complete all the tasks to get the Murderous Assassin title, but we may not get another chance.

One of the objectives in the live event are the marked targets. They appear over people in RvR and also over most Hero mobs. The repeatable quest involves killing 5 of them to obtain influence and there is also a task to kill 20 marked monsters, meaning killing things in PvE. It’s a great way to for people to get together and kill people in RvR and mobs in PQs… except there is one flaw; higher ranked toons farming lower chapter PQs.

I feel rather uncomfortable about people who are rank 40 slaughtering everything in a Ch. 1 PQ just so they can get their marks killed. And then they run back to the war camp to turn it in, run back, and do it all over again. This may sound great, because lower ranked people can breeze through PQs, but how do you get influence when someone else is one shotting everything. Same thing goes for loot.

Now, I’ve seen people trying to farm for Thick Glass Vials if they’re not in a guild or try to get the tome unlocks for being naked, but farming for just marks is ridiculous. The whole point of it, in my mind anyways, is for people within the same bracket to help each other out to take on equally challenging heros. Not for a whole slew of them to raid a rank 4 hero in some newbie zone. Seeing people do this makes it feel like people don’t care about accomplishing tasks in a group or more challenging and rewarding setting. They just want to get it the hell over with.

The live event has been out for how long now? A couple of days? Slow down people! No need to rush everything. It’s like eating without even chewing. Try to enjoy the game for a change of pace. 


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ventris permalink
    February 9, 2009 5:39 pm

    What? I’m supposed to chew?

    I haven’t event started the LE stuff. Go me!

  2. Omelettez permalink*
    February 9, 2009 5:41 pm

    If you don’t chew your food, you’ll eventually choke =P

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