@count-drogos said in TOXIC PVP KILLING ENTHUSIASM:
@robby0316 Im not complaining about losing . I accept I have little skill in PVP and losses are a byproduct. I was vocalizing how the Toxic mindset that promotes trolling via the shield statement Its a pirate game is problematic and has and will continue to lead to less players and less people willing to engage in PVP . If PVPers were looking for a challenge and to test their skills the Arena would still be open but its not because low hanging fruit is easier
Sadly from my personal experience with arena, most people who played arena were actually on PC and were double gunning but weren’t actually good at PvP. I’ve played with 14 year olds who have PC who played sea of thieves for 3 months and had the “skill” of a seasoned pc player who only plays arena.
Even though I’m a console only server kind of guy, arena, because less than 2% played, I would always end up being kicked into PC servers.
What I’m trying to say is that arena wasn’t a place to test your skill, and people in arena did not have skill but rather just a PC and a mouse and keyboard that they can flick around, swap weapons, shoot again, and basically insta kill anyone they want. Not to mention aimbot.
The PC faction of SoT was so toxic and full of cheaters that they went from being the majority of players to making up less than 30% of total SoT players (this paragraph is based on what I’ve read on the internet).
If you’re on console and want to test your skills against other players with actual skill, then arena is not for you. I have encountered a lot of great players on x box in adventure mode. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of people will use mouse and keyboard on x box which grinds my gears.
Personally I always check stats in “recently played with” before I attempt to PvP.
PvP can be good and bad, reapers can be annoying to new players which is bad for new players . But two days ago, I checked the stats of a crew being attacked by a brigantine, so I decided to sink the skeleton ship that was 3rd partying them, allow the sloop to get the loot, i offered alliance to the sloop, and then proceeded to chase after the brigantine with the sloop following behind me. The brig crashed into me, I boarded them, dropped anchor, killed the entire crew, all while the sloop is shooting holes into them. They sank but then the new sloop player (one of two) shot me with a sniper, apologized, and before I could board my ship to repair it I was bitten by a shark and spawned on an island. I sent the sloop crew a friend request and now plan on helping them on their adventures as a PvP shield.
So PvP can be “bad” and can also be welcomed depending on if it’s helping you or hurting you.