I remember many many years ago, when PVP was dominating this game, people would mutter about "Why is PVM neglected? We need more PVM events". I guess MODs and event organizers listened carefully to them and hoooooooooraa, here we are. People are now arguing that PVP is dead, this was the result of the chain of mistakes of both the community as a whole and the MODs.
Why am I blaming the community? Hey, remember the two PVP tournaments? Or the guild tournament? Remind me who participated in them except 8 people whom 4 of them didn't show up, resulting in scores being only on by default?
Why am I blaming MODs? Your lack of creativity was an element in killing this game's PVP. You only focused on creating genuine PVM and forum events, and what about PVP? You just settled for the option to ignore it since people didn't show up in the previous events. You could have definitely did a better marketing for them.
Anyways, PVP is dead in this game, and I am sure many of the old PVPers would agree to me when I say that mostly people playing now are PVMers and/or metin hunters. Personally, I do not think that PVP will return, even with a THOUSAND merges that happened, still PVP is dead and will remain so.
As an old PVPer, I know that people used to be rude, and alot of mutes were offered with lots of fights and spreading hatred. However, no one can deny that people would login just to participate in the DT night fights as soon as they are back home. It really brought life to this game.
Keep blaming each other, but PVP was ruined by all.
It's simple, less PVM events and more PVP events which will have better prizes. When the modern PVM events started to pop up, people realised they will earn more by PVM than PVP and so they stopped caring about fights. Most guilds now exist for being part od a special group and for having a blacksmith or alchemist, rather than having guild wars like in the past, but the playerbase is much smaller now and for most people metin has been "played out" so they don't feel like coming back.