I am not talking about anyone's skill when it comes to this topic, so no egotistical BS this round boys.
What I am talking about in this topic is the fact that pk is just not as fun as it used to be. Some of you may disagree with this point of view, if so just list the reasons why it is better then it was. For those that do agree with me go ahead and list your theory as to what lead to the downfall.
NOTE: DO NOT LIST HACKS AS A REASON , THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HACKS. DO NOT TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT WHEN STATING YOUR OPINION
The move from hardcore to casual is , in my opinion, what really destroyed pk.
Back in the day people had to work hard to even be average in cz. Your items and level all had to be on point. I think the increase in levels , new items, and new skills were all great moves. The problem, in my opinion started with ardream . This extra pk zone gave players another option as to where they wanted to give up on the grind. This always seemed to me to be like a BIG move from hardcore to casual. You had all the casual players who didn't want to grind it out moving over to ardream. Although it was a slight negative it really wasn't that bad. This was due to the fact it was always considered , little boys in ardream big boys in CZ. When RLB was made , that is when pk really went south. For obvious reasons this thinned out the cz crowds to 4 parties vs 4 parties. Back in KE there would be maybe 25 parties minimum running around cz hoping to run through a kill. Another factor that's really raping cz is the amount of servers. If there were less servers I have a feeling cz would be back to it's KE fun mode.
Other small factors may be the fact that they're are better leveling spots in eslant. Maybe an increase in leveling spots could help the amount of players that run around in cz.
Anyway don't read this essay if you don't feel the need, just post you opinion on the current state of cz.
If you feel it is better then before go ahead and write why. Lets try to have an intelligent topic here, nothing to incite flames.
Plz don't turn this into a old vs new topic. No posts about how "old " players are what made cz heaven . -_-