Misleading statement Edit"Originally the term "gank" was only applied to situations where one side had an unsurmountable advantage, but this usage has degraded into being applied to most, if not all PvP encounters."
Not true; it's rarely used if the "PvP encounter" in question is anywhere near being a fair fight.
Here's how I've always understood it: If a 70 attacks a 50, that's a gank. If a 50 attacks another 50 who's being eaten alive by wolves in Felwood, that's a gank. But if a 50 attacks another 50 who's just running around flagged, the flagged player was probably looking for a fight (and has a fairly even chance of winning anyway). So that's not a gank...but it's certainly PvP. (If you trick another player into flagging—which is possible, even on PvE servers—that's another can o' worms altogether.)
Farseer Lolotea • talk • contrib 02:47, 18 March 2008 (UTC)