You dont even have to stand by them, just running by and then you can pick them at distance. Has anyone ever seen a real pick pocket be able to pick a pocket from 20 yards away? Either way, if this is as intended, new players will just get picked and griefed in this new way, and the game will become a ghost town, and die. Can you not see how many people are already pissed about it? I guess some people just get off on pissing others off, and find it fun to live vicariously through others misery. Its a pretty sad mentality that humanity has. Age of conan died from griefing new players constantly. I even tried to anti grief as much as I could but even I can not play 24/7.