A new kind of PvP interaction has begun. It's called "Goblin Mudball." To play, proceed as follows:
Create a new character (a very short Bosmer nightblade is best) and name him "The Mudball Goblin"
Soon after entering into ESO, teleport or travel to Stonefalls.
Locate the giver of the "A Goblin's Affection" quest.
Do the quest, but be sure to retain possession of the Shadowsilk Gem.
Wear the Shadowsilk Gem and, while you are on Throwing Duty or Making An Escape, don't take it off.
Note 1: You may remove the Shadowsilk Gem when you are enroute to your hiding place, or to a new hiding place in the unlikely event that you escape from your old one after being discovered.
Note 2: It is advised to turn off attacking innocents, as this will prevent you accidentally launching mud balls at NPCs (including guards). Remember, every mud ball you throw carries a risk of being traced back to you and giving away your position. Successful splats on players generate karma points and a predatory sense of well-being. Splats on NPC's don't.
Your hiding place should ideally have a clear view of player high-traffic areas while offering you concealment, in both line-of-sight and camouflage. Some hiding places will be better in the day, and some will be better during the night. You can make use of rocks, trees, bushes, ditches, animals, dead animals, bridge abutments, castle crenelations... the list goes on and on. Your hiding place should also, ideally, have a ready escape route, such as a nearby wayshrine.
While in your hiding place, throw mud balls at players in such a way that they are unlikely to notice which way the mudball came from. In other words, if they are looking straight at your position, don't throw any mudballs until they go somewhere else, or at least start moving away from you. Players who stop and stay in place, without consulting an NPC or reading a map, may be watching to discover the Mudball Radiant Point (you).
It often helps to use the Third Person Camera view (V) while throwing mudballs at players. This feature enables you to target them without being seen by them.
Fast-moving targets are more easily splatted on approach than while receding. And splatting an approaching player is one of the few occasions in which a moderate amount of lag works in your favor, as the targeting takes place on your end, whereas the impact occurs at a place determined (after lag is factored in) on the server end. This helps The Mudball Goblin remain undetected.
Sooner or later, however, a player is going to spot the sneaky Mudball Goblin and try to dispatch him with extreme prejudice. The rules that govern this interaction are as follows:
If the offended player manages to swing his weapons at you in such a way that you'd have taken damage in an actual PvP fight, then you are morally obliged to "die" by logging out of the game with that character and not play as The Mudball Goblin for the rest of that calendar day. New day, new goblin.
If The Mudball Goblin is able to outrun his pursuer, or teleport away, or escape by jumping off a cliff (provided that the fall does not quite kill him), then he can continue to play as The Mudball Goblin.
A mudball pouch
A Shadowsilk Gem
Fiord's Legacy (5)
Coward's Gear (5)
A fast mount
Amusing things to zone chat to intrigue, provoke, and frustrate players:
The Mudball Goblin: "The mudballs are especially disgusting today."
The Mudball Goblin: "Whomever is throwing all of these mudballs?"
The Mudball Goblin: "[NPC], over there by the well, is throwing mudballs at people."
The Mudball Goblin: "[Player], over there by the well, is throwing mudballs at people."
The Mudball Goblin: "WTS mudballs"
The Mudball Goblin: "I will dye your clothes mudball brown."
"Argonians have fat, scaly tails." —Rissa Manyclaws.
"Once upon a time there were three sisters: Delicious, Delightful, and Disgusting. Now, Delicious and Delightful were both very pretty girls..." —Brendalyn Jurarde.
"I smell to the nobility." —Indrasa Avani.
"A bargain with an animal is not a contract made." —Haderus Atrimus.
"Redguard makeup for sale. Free samples. Secret ingredients. Unique application method. Lots of satisfied customers." —The Mudball Goblin (aka, Cognac Vinecroft)
"Your armor looks like underwear." —Shuns-the-Knife.