I see a lot of people whining about getting killed by player killers (PK) and I have some tips and tricks for you that will make it so that 90% of the time a PK’er or even a group of them will not actually kill you.
Staying alive vs PK’s Tips
First, never afk anywhere except parked in front of a static guard. If you are afking expect to get killed in short order by the pks that run through the zones.
Second, Do not rank up to SR 2 until you hit level 5 at least, It probably would be best to wait until level 7 if you do not mind a bit of quest grinding. Before you go to SR2 make sure you have a full set of SR2 gear and make sure you have a decent range of defense IE, if your a warrior make sure to get rings/amulets with MDEF, the same goes with getting DEF for a mage if you can This will make it much much harder for the pkers to kill you in 1 or 2 shots.
Third, group up when possible. A full group gets an 80% of the mobs xp compared to solo and kills way faster. There is never a reason not to group and most of the time the solo pkers will not mess with a group, it is just a bit harder to level.
Now on to what to do when you see a well known PKer. The following are a few tricks I have learned that pretty much make it so if you see them before they are right on top of you, you will almost always escape if you run.
Staying alive vs PK’s Tricks