I'd like to start by warning you that this is in no way meant to be a "please make the game more carebear friendly", because I never was and never will be supporting a game that has no risk versus reward system, especially where it involves PVP. In many many years of gaming I was many times one of the "bad guys", pking and stealing from others and I never considered it anything more than just competition. I'll begin by saying that L2 was the first MMO i got serious about and that I liked most about it is the social part. The game drew people together because, essentially, it is so hard to get through it alone, just by yourself. Most of the people I got to know I met on the battleground, usually helping each other one way or another. And the most exciting part was back when there was no party search window, imposing level or gear. Random encounters of cool people was possible everywhere... and it was happening all the time. And now, here comes the issue: there is this stun debuff mechanic that people started to overexploit in a way that marks the new low imo: running around with a mob, asking for help, getting the help and then stabbing the "saviour" in the back with a stun just to let him die by the mob and loot his dropped gear... I AM OKAY with pk, I'm okay with training mobs on people, I'm okay with dropping their HP while they are fighting mobs, I am okay even with scam wannabes trying to sell 2 arrows for 3 million adenas.... I'm okay with a lot of things. But stunning people while they are white, while pretty much any other debuff won't work on white names, is a design fault that I had issues with in the past too, but now the Classic L2 just makes it 10 times worse. Let me explain why. I started to avoid all the people and it's a horrible situation, because logic says trick me once, shame on you, trick me twice, shame on me. I am good at avoiding risky situations, but at what cost? I want to keep helping people in need, that's the kind of person I am. But every time I see a dwarf or a mystic orc or archer of any kind... I have to assume they are after my items and keep my distance. I realize I am generalizing things, not all people are *********, but I am hardly willing to take the risk when this happens at least twice a day to me. This white stun mechanic has crippled the socializing potential of this game, when pretty much EVERY time you interact with someone you risk tremendous amount of progression. And what are you to be blamed for? WANTING TO HELP OTHERS? PLAYING WITH OTHERS IN A MMO? I am just asking that stun be nerfed on white players. Maybe decrease it's duration to 1 second at least. Because it has created an issue within players socializing interaction. An please don't tell me to find a clan or a cp and dedicate all my gametime to them and isolating myself from the outside world... that's just not right.