I am afraid I still don't understand it. If the fights will be longer (and not by much anyway), why would the bronze sword be more necessary? The critical failure applies to all the weapons equally. And BTW, not sure when you started playing the game, but until the cooldown was added (sometime in late 2005) the fights were much longer. And it seems that people liked it.
Well in begining of EL, PK was fun, actually i was enjoying it. Back then it was all about LVLs, not armor, cuz best armor was tit chain, weapon - tit serp.
OFC fights was lasting as long, as fighters had HEs in inv . And btw difference from todays PK, was a respectable PKers. if you sit in KF, near flag, no1 will attack you, unless its some personal enemy etc.
now... idk why suddently this topic about EVA perk becomes a discusion about PK, the whole game is not all about PK. i took EVA perk not for PK, i took it for training.
For Korrode, who seems to know most about EL and everything. it seems that everything in this game is not good enough for you, just try to get used to new things. also you are complaining about PK all the time, but i think you said that you dropped PKing, so whats the problem ? i just wonder what PK gear you were using be4 these ( as you ppl call them Orange spam weaps)? i bet it was thermie, so wasnt that expencive in those days?
i agree that Bronzie is a bit overpovered, dragon armors just made Thermie useless as PK weapon.
oh and btw, PK fights aint getting longer if mage is around, dont you think? 1 harm - you dead. takes as long as to read it