I played as Kerillian a lot when I first started out in V1 but never once ran off from my team or sacrificed their lives for tomes/grims. I had to quit playing as the elf as 90% of the games I joined, someone would either say or type, “oh great, we got another elf in our party.” They would either vote-kick me out or kill me at the start of the game assuming I would be like all the other elf players.
I’m sure there are a lot of elf players that do run off but the rest of the community is so “anti-elf” now that they won’t even give any other elf player a chance. I have no plans whatsoever to play as Kerillian in V2 because of everyone thinking that ALL elf players are terrible.
I’m sorry you’ve had problems with them running off but might I suggest that the next time it happens, don’t save them, then say (or type) the following statement, "Stay together or die alone."
Maybe sometime in the future it would stop and everyone can have an enjoyable game with the elf in their party and for those people who play as the elf who actually assist their team the way they are supposed to.
I’ve let several elves die in this beta and tell them as nicely as possible that if we all stick together, we all can succeed.
I’m hoping that one day I can play as the elf without being judged for picking her because of all the people giving her character a bad name.