A few nights ago Shroud of the Avatar sponsored the Shooter Jennings event for the release of Countach. I was not able to attend said event and curse the bad luck, in my absence a battle of epic proportions broke out.

First of all, I’m not a PvP style player. I have the fighting skills of a drunken money with a spoiled banana – not a pretty sight. There is nothing to be gained by beating me down into the street, I present no challenge to you and would rather just hand over the milk money and avoid a punch to the face. However, there are plenty who do enjoy the Mano a Mano of PvP.

Through an introduction via Alley Oop, I’ve recently been hanging out with members of LOTC who are quite gifted in the ways of PvP. They’re also damn good at crafting, melee, ranged, decorating, speed clogging and yodeling. Although they won’t own up to the speed clogging or yodeling, but one day, they’ll give in.

Anyway, present at the event were Oba Evesor, Gravedancer, Stank, Jobe and a few others. I’m not sure if the rules of combat were discussed ahead of time, but it looks like both sides were in agreement to battle on. They were in the town of Vengeance, so what do you expect?

The video was taken from Jobe’s point of view and shows some serious carnage. You will see several familiar names and then you will see those same names collapsing in the dirt to be replaced with Oracle headstones. From my untrained eye, it borders on a massacre and the landscape is soon dotted with red orbs marking the fallen.

And it’s not just fellow players that meet their maker, some notable names, specifically Chris Spears and Starr Long from Portalarium make an appearance, at least for a few seconds before they’re cut down.

We first notice that Darkstarr has invulnerability, but when he forgoes such protection, it gets a bit rough for him.

The video is pretty good length, but chock full of PvP combat goodness. If you don’t have time for the whole thing, make sure to watch at least the first 20 and last 20 minutes. The streets flow red with the blood of the non-believers in the beginning and by the time we get to the end, the Portalarium crew tries to turn the tide by summoning Chaos Demons and Dragons.

Much to their chagrin, those beasts end up taking a dirt nap.

Again, I don’t claim to know a damn thing about PvP, but I walked away with a couple of thoughts.
First, the Devs might want to brush up on their combat skills.
Second, those giving the Devs pointers on how combat skills should work, might want to brush up on their combat skills.
Third, I’m pretty sure Gravedancer killed a man just to watch him die. But that’s purely speculation on my part.

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