I am really confused by this, You are comparing Apples to Oranges again and assuming out the wazoo to make your point.
Gankers Do want to fight, Yes some poor newer players watch youtube videos and think its how you get rich.. Its not.. Ganking is content. Yes people get enjoyment ruining others gameplay experiences, if you are not an adult you need to work on handling this, if you are an adult you need to work on realizing this is pixels in a game and its a FULL LOOT PVP GAME.. Maybe try another game without the Full Loot Grief Mechanic.
Everyone can option any item in this game, I gather, I craft, I pvp, I gank.. I also Gank in High Tier gear and A lot of times im solo ganking in 8.3 gear.
Risk Wise.. lets weight the risk... You just spent HOURS and DAYS and WEEKs and MONTHS Farming Crafting and on your Adventures selling your 100m in loot to the Caerleon Black market..... But you got greedy.. You decided to go on your Mammoth Naked or with T4 Gear expecting your ride to be easy peasy.. To REAP your REWARDS for your hard Crafted Gear. 100% Risk = 100% Reward for Pirates, Gankers and all. Maybe next time Hire a Squad of Pvpers to Escort you thru the zones to Caerleon. Yes it may cost you 5m or 10m But your stupidity and I'm untouchable Carebear attitude got you ganked and all of your time is wasted and reaped by others. So tell me... Who is really griefing who.. cause honestly You are denying players content and griefing yourself.............................................
We need much harsher punishment for players that don't realize this is a group orientated game.. If you decide to risk it all going solo then don't complain when you die.
You see the problem or way too dumb?