Rant ahead followed by advice to some of the cockier GGFTWers at the end. (I'm the girl who LIVES on Team Fortress 2 and Halo, so yeah, I enjoy PVP more-so than the actual game.) Feel free to comment, this is just for funsies/something to do while waiting for a friend to come over.
ON TOPIC TIME!1one1one!
Referring back to the topic title; I was wondering why this is. I understand if something works, use it, but I suppose there is no limit when it comes to being cheap... Eh? Anyway, to start off. Hello, my name is A. Phenyl, and I'm a PVPholic. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm very good at it... Like, way better then most wizards around my level, and sometimes even better then some people above my level. I keep track of my wins and losses by using two different etc items, just to see if I'm getting any better. So far today, I have lost 8 battles, and won 23 of them(this is very good for an EARTH WIZARD). So as you can see, I'm slightly serious about PVPing, but I usually do it to have fun. Unless I'm in point-gathering mode, then I'm basically feral.
Basically everyone I faced, sans JigglyBones(warrior), Bridget(bard) and Flask(guardian), were so easy to read that I actually knew what to do to fight them with ease. Now that doesn't mean I won... But if YOUR moves are predictable, you should practice or just stop PVPing. So, out of PROBABLY over 100 people, only 3 stood out to have a different style. I'd like to know what's up with this community and their lack of skill. You can't push a few buttons while jumping around like a rabbit, win a bunch of matches by using the same cheap tactic, then get cocky about what you did. Yet they still do. I understand kids play this game, but most PVPers are old enough to know that being a douche = bad.
Typical Fight With A Cheap Idiot:
Him: *Airskills, Airskills, Airskills* or *Jumps behind me and tries to attack*
Me: *Run back a bit, attack when they land. Rinse and repeat.*
Him: OMFG YOU'RE RUNNING YOU SUCK
Me: *Decides not to "run" to humor them and gets killed so they are in the lead*
Him: *They keep running so I can't hit them*
(I say "HIM" because most PVPers are males. Which to be honest, does not help clear up the whole stereotype of "males are arrogant", because most of these idiots sure are.)
Now from here, the fight goes one of two ways~
Me: *Catches them. Kicks their ass. Makes them cry. Says "Good Game." anyway*
Me: *Doesn't catch them. Loses. Makes a sly comment on their running (if in feral mode xD) or I just say "Good game." Start another PVP match.*
The average PVPer tactics include
: Basically what was mentioned. Airskilling or running. Sometimes whining.
My tactics include:
Dodging, ducking, jumping, airskilling when needed, running to heal WHEN NEEDED, protecting a platform to gain more ground, not falling for bait, baiting the opponent, running around to surprise the opponent, waiting for the opponent to follow ME, not following the opponent, sniping the opponent when the least expect it, not abusing the same tactic over and over and over for the same match unless it is NEEDED to keep me from getting stunlocked. (If the fight is very one sided, I just give up or leave to cannon AFK. It's not fun to not get an attack in, and it just means i need to practice more or it means they are very good or very cheap.)
A side tactic of mine:
Chide the player if they are being cheap, hoping to make them STOP being cheap and do something else. This can actually work and get them to be reckless. It's like using taunt in GodHand.
Win or lose, I can still keep a smile on my face because at least I tried and I still had fun.
Yeah, I guess I sound like I boasted a bit in the beginning. But it's true, how many wizards do you see PVPing? How many wizards do you see with over 10K honor points that was gotten WITHOUT much help (I party PVP sporadically, but I do carry my own weight). If that doesn't say "Phenyl is a good PVPer", then I suppose nothing can. And I'd be fine with that because it's all about fun in the first place. Which no, you can't have fun if you're just setting out to WIN because it makes each loss more frustrating than the last.
My advice to people like that: lern2bhumble
and it's okay to be serious, but try not to be TOO serious to the point of raging over something gone wrong. It's a great ability to have in the game and in real life.