While this story may not be true for all of you, it certainly has some precidence. Note that I know most PvMers are not like the guys in that quote, but a few are. I'm a long-time lurker of this forum, and I find the personal attacks against pures to be unacceptable. I won't name names, but I remember seeing a topic where the OP was derailed because it was assumed that since he had PKing stats, he was a massive douche. Also, on the RSOF, I've been called "an [instert insult] pure" many times.
Bobby started Runescape 2 months ago. After saving for what seemed like ages, he now has a set of full rune and a scimitar. Bobby decides to to PK for the first time with his newfound armor. With his absolutely perfect 50/48/50 melee stats, he heads on out. Bobby meets a Rune pure and gets attacked by him, and is quickly relieved of his full rune. He screams and cries, and vows from that day on never to PK again.
5 years later and 200 lbs. heavier, he's now maxed and has never PKed since that incident. Whenever Bobby encounters a PKer or pure online, be in in-game or on the forums, he becomes angry and pounds his meaty fingers on the keyboard saying "PKing is [cabbage]ty/pures are douches/it takes no skill/real men camp at Bandos and do fetch quests for hours on end."
PvMers aren't exactly saints either. Anyone who's ever been to Tormented Demons, Daggonoth Kings, or GWD knows that PvM douchebags do exist. This was especially common before the gravestone time extensions. Just like us, you aren't perfect.
I noticed the huge efficiency trolling debacle on this forum, and had it been a giant flaming of all PKers, there would be no consequences. It's like, because you met some douchey low level f2p pure (which, though a minority, do exist), it gives you the right to make snide comments against us as a whole. As a zerker, I fight with honor, and never act rudely. I always ask before I attack, and never rush. There are plenty of pures like me who are mature and respectful.
My point is that we deserve a little bit of respect. I know most of you are tolerant individuals who don't apply to the quote, but for the few of you with bad experiences, be respectful. I shouldn't have to deal with personal insults.
Thank you. Thoughts?