A few thoughts on the nature of the community. I have played AOC since 2014, on two servers (Fury and Crom, plus both Saga’s) and I have seen almost every type of player. One thing that has often frustrated me is that many players seem to suggest that if you don’t play as they do (PvE,PvP, RP, Solo, Raids,WB, RF etc) then you are not a legitimate player.
It is good to offer opinions from your own perspective, it can spawn healthy debate and information from a particular point of view. But I think we should all remember that this game has a diverse population of players, who enjoy many aspects of the game and there is not “right” or “wrong” way to enjoy this wonderful world of REH Conan the Barbarian. I enjoy all facets from PvE to PvP and even some role play. (In fact, I often wish there was more role play, the game is perfect for it.)
I haven’t played from launch as many have, and I can appreciate viewpoints from those that have- but as with all things, the game is dynamic. Things change, progress or decline- it is the way of all things. There is absolutely nothing wrong with diverse view points, even some constructive criticism- but I only wish we would all realize that our own way we enjoy the game, is not the only way.