I've been playing this game for 5 years, have always read the forum but never really bothered posting.
Anyway I just feel like putting out a KO discussion about rivalry since these forums seem pretty dead.
I know we've all been in this situation.
You (warrior) and a friend (rogue) are both pretty close KO buddies for years. Then all of a sudden one of you decides to switch over to the others class. It's all good in the beginning ,your just teaching him and he acknowledges your dominance over the class. Suddenly though he gets good, pretty much almost as good or better. Then he just becomes annoying to you, a guy you once tried to teach all of a sudden seems condescending .
Remember back in KE you had sucky players ( wether because of items or skill) , average players( guys who rolled with 1 or 2 uniques and some +7 shit average skill) and the big boys ( Dante, f9devil, Hitmachine, Murtaza full +0 and up mostly +7/+8 average to pro skill ) .
The sucky players and a few average players would lick the dick of those big boys left and right. Everyday on this and other forums you'd see praise for those players everyone considered sick. Of course though the sucky players started to evolve and were pretty much considered pro. All of a sudden these guys pretty much felt they were bigger then the previous big boys of the server . The cycle would go on and on...
Now a days though things have seem to changed, with the fact that items and levels aren't that hard to come by everyone pretty much thinks they're the bomb diggity shit. Everyone is out to correct each other on simple flaws and a lot of egos have been destroyed or inflated. You'll notice every topic has everyone putting each other down , ect ect. Go ahead and search topics two years ago , most people were less assholeish (not a word).
Anyway I want peoples thoughts on the rivalries of this game. Why do you think people can't just acknowledge the fact that their rival is pretty good. Why is it hard to be friends with a guy who is the same class as you. Why do you think everyone has a sharpened ego. What changes in the game could be implemented to fix the fact that almost everyone is on the same level.
I know I typed a long ass essay but I'm on a insightful high at the moment. I also pretty much hate how this forums seems to be dying . Just post your thoughts without flaming. If you honestly have nothing cogent to type just leave the topic be PLEASE .
P.S. : Some of this shit doesn't apply to everyone , I realize some folks don't have much of a ego when it comes to KO. But they're certainly some folks who have egos that just stand(or stood) above many . (Example : Zero, F9, steven ,RW, Delicious aka Mike, and a lot others I've noticed. All I could come up with off the top of my head.)