I do not disagree that there needs to be more hostileRP, but the problem in my opinion is, it is not widespread... it is too focused on one group.
Let me explain what I earlier meant by hostile RP "recipe" and how I feel it ruined the hostileRP immersion and how fun of RP suffered for it.
What I meant by that is... even before rules got harsh. Same groups of people made groups, that lore wise sounded different but IG they acted same way as before even though lore of the group did not support the actions they took. Restriction of movement, base locations and bans on weapons. Even if it did make no sense... or when they split up, cos community felt they were too OP, they created separate groups with conflicting ideologies and it seemed for a second that things will be better, that maybe they start fighting each other and things can start to normalise a bit, they once again teamed up through alliance and same things continued.
I mean, we all know they can dominate in PvP and I think they enjoy that, the feeling of beeing top-dogs. It seems lot of the times they just say: "people complain when things do not go their way" or "people are just salty". Yet the issue is not there, it is that one group of people dictate how things go in entire server. Cos it all comes down to who can PvP the best, only those groups or people should have a say how things go and everyone else only listen and do as been told.
When confronted OOC about their behaviour, they shrugged it off as gear salt... and continued to bring up: "stop beeing salty and do something about it IC" which for them it meant exactly what they tried to achive... PvP. But people knew better to go against those groups or when they did they failed multiple times and got frustrated. Again when confronted it was shrugged off as salt.
Well, I understand from hostileRP side, it probably was not easy when you experienced backlash from community and Rolle himself, that must have not been great, but what Im trying to explain here. It should not fall as a burden for one group to create hostileRP. But if people feel that they have no chance of creating stories themselves or do even hostile groups themselves cos we have one group dominating... then what do you excpect? People will have OOC resistance to this groups RP and both sides get frustrated.
My point was... if corners are cut and you gain dominance through PvP, then RP suffers.... we all suffer.