Remove the death tax and the bad sport nonsense. Bad ideas that never should have been added.
No and no.
I've said this a million times. Go look at where the games are that had no moderation like that such as D2 and Torchlight 2. The game will simple not last. Games like WoW last forever because of heavy patching, fixing and moderating.
There needs to be f*cking rules and the rules in place are more than fair. Players will whine about anything I swear. Bad sport puts you with other bad sports. How in gods name do you have a beef with that?
Because it's flawed.
Rules for a game about crime and mayhem are ridiculous. They should have stuck with the way they fixed it in Red Dead, because I never had a problem there even once.
I've posted this elsewhere, but perhaps you can tell me how they'll fix these three flaws that I've found with the bad sport system:
1) It actually makes it EASIER for someone to grief you. Let's say I'm in my personal car and I go after you. Destroying a person's personal car will get you a bad sport label, soooo ... you're not able to defend yourself. All I have to do is stay in my personal vehicle and I can shoot you as much as I want, but if you fight back and hurt my car, you get penalized? That makes no sense. And if I'm in passive mode, you're really screwed because you can't even shoot me, only the car, and I can kept crashing into you -- and possibly killing you -- as much as I want. So, yes, the bad sport system actually makes griefing EASIER for anyone with a little bit of ingenuity.
2) It completely negates the bounty system. At any point, a person could put a bounty on you. Whoever kills you gets the offered reward. But if they destroy your personal vehicle in the process, then they get the reward AND a bad sport rating. That's ridiculous.
3) Players can easily goad you into becoming a bad sport. How? Well, personal vehicles are usually sports cars, muscle cars, etc. At least, most of the time. No one is going to make a minivan their personal vehicle. And that's the trick. All I gotta do is grab a minivan, make it my personal vehicle, and go after you. No one in their right mind is going to have a minivan as their personal vehicle, so the person will think they're safe in destroying your car in defense. And what do they get? BAD SPORT!!!!!
I speak from experience. A guy in passive mode kept hitting me with his car. I couldn't kill him, so he just kept ramming into me until I died. And I don't see any way that Rockstar can actually fix it ... and if they decide not to, then I'm going to just create a new character and do this kind of stuff all day long since Rockstar clearly doesn't care about their flawed system.
But if you can tell me how to avoid these situations, I'm all ears. Seriously. :-)