I'd like to hear people's thoughts, musing, opinions and such on the topic of training. For those of you not in the know training involves being in a zone where you are sufficiently strong enough to have a number of the mobs in the area chase you around while you dia, stab, arrow or otherwise manhandle them generally it ends with the trainee in question doing some AOE magic or insane WS to make the mobs a part of the landscape. The question I would like to put forth is "Do you think it's an acceptable practice to -aga a cluster of mobs around a PC?" I haven't yet done it, though I was seriously tempted tonight to do so. I'm in the Konschtat Highlands at the moment. My alternate character is a crafter. I'm working on Wool Thread ATM. I will often encounter really high level characters training the sheep all over creation. Now this really frustrates me. I know that if this was being done for instance in the dunes just outside of Konschtat people would be bitching and complaining all over the place. The problem I suppose I have with trainers is that they are taking all the mobs away from the other players and claiming that they are all theirs. I am high enough that I could train all up and down in the Highlands (44 White) but I choose not to. Other people may be trying to XP or also farm like me. I am basically following my philosophy of "If it's not red or it's not dead, it's not yours". I suspect that if I ever did aga another players mobs they would be pretty upset. However does the simple fact that you hit a mob and run away make it your mob? Do you think I'm being an a$$hole for wiping out another players mobs? Is there really a higher percentage chance of getting a drop if you kill a lot of creatures at once? If so, are you going on hearsay or do you have empyrical evidence to back that claim up? I hate trainers. I hate them all. I have to confess I have trained some mobs once or twice mostly for amusment and i felt bad when i saw some level 5's in the area trying to XP off the bees so I stopped. Thoughts? Comments?
Magdalena: 44 White Mage
Katt: 25 Thief/Clothcrafter level 31