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As I stated, just because something has been one way leading up to now, that is not a valid reason to not make a change where it is needed. PvP is one thing. Hanging around the Lumbertown bridge to slaughter every low level character trying to cross is another thing all together. Doing something that serves no purpose but to lessen another player's enjoyment of the game hurts the game as a whole. There is not functionality built into the game to prevent this, but that doesn't make it right.

I truly want all players to enjoy the game, both new and veteran players. If, however, your idea of fun is intentionally disrupting the play of a much lower level character who has no chance at all against you, then I suggest it may be time to find an alternate form of amusement in the game. Will we catch every player who PKs a lower level character? Of course not, and that's not our intention in any case. We are focusing on activities and areas in the game in which the new player experience suffers the most, and working to help these players become members of the community instead of being driven away out of frustration.
I'm happy to provide some clarification, and answer any questions you may have about this. First, please let me say that we really try to avoid doing (or not doing) something because it has always been done one particular way. We are always looking for ways to improve the service, and that means changes do occur.

With the launch of TERA on Steam there are going to be a lot of new players joining the game. I hope this is something the community is as excited about as I am. Many of these new players will want to play on a PvP server, but if their early experience is an incredibly frustrating one, many will likely just walk away from it. For max level characters to deliberately seek to disrupt the early game experience of these new players is not just bad for the new players. It's bad for the whole game. For this reason, we have decided to deter high level players from engaging in this activity.

If you have any specific questions I will do my very best to provide you with an honest, transparent answer.
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