It is ok to die there is no
shame in it
I wont be mad as long as you came with it...
In other words in a pvp situation dying
is not the worst thing that can happen to you. PvP combat is a
stressful and unpredictable encounter but it is the only reason
that I play computer games.
When I am in the zone I like to think I use the environment to
my advantage as much as possible. I attempt to predict my enemies
next move preparing my counter move. If I am in a jam sometimes
I will double back on my opponent as they are running full force
towards me I turn in the other direction. This type of unpredictability
can work in your advantage.
Smack Talk: Use it or don't. I
prefer not to use it because I wish to project that feeling that
my enemy was nothing but a small diversion to me. What ever you
do, don't let emotions of what the person is saying to you effect
your game play or they win. If someone LoL that your a cwaffing
a healing potion early in the battle ignore it. Stick to your
guns and you be the judge of how effective your strategy is. Remember
when they are on the run they behave much the same as you.
Fear: It can kill. Druez Traceless
(Queen's consort) has taught me well to stay in a fight (sometimes
to a fault I might add). Nothing is as satisfying as a narrow
victory and the very nature of PvP is based on unpredictability
leading to narrow escapes and great victories.
Run... and yes you may live... But later
on sitting in that chat room thinking back to your battle....
would you be willing to trade all the equipment you made between
now and then for just one chance, one chance at VICTORY? (I know
I never wish to totally conquer the fear
of battle the excitement is why I play. Besides IMHO no fear leads
to complacency which breeds mortal mistakes. Manage your fear
or you will die not always but very frequently. Place your resources
in easy reach and pay attention to details and use your environment.
Team: Besides the obvious of no
I in the word team a guild of fighters willing to die for each
other is a powerful thing. Work together and think as a team.
My favorite gaming experience was when Sven and Gralix went against
5 opponents and won. There is nothing like knowing that your guild
mates are looking out for you. It can give you the confidence
you need to go over the top. Fight together, kill together, die
together separate the people who are unwilling to give as much
as they get.
In conclusion, IMHO it is ok to die. Do
your best to be prepared and realize that Brave Sir Robin technique
is over rated. Fight the good fight and let the chips fall where