Black Caste Assassin wrote: So I asked "should people be able to just reset at will or should it be an admin only option" given how easy it is to undermine the rules?
Problem is, as some peoples abuse the reset button, some will abuse the kill button, which is worse.
You kill me, with good RP and all this, and I reset. You may be pissed yet, but still you can continue to RP, decide that I'm dead anyway. Now, you kill me without RP, just for 'fun'… I will have to wait that an admin come online to be able to RP again.
Here's a thought: perhaps if the death meter timeout was not resettable save by an admin then maybe people might think twice about doing things that would result in their deaths. Maybe you might think twice about clicking the kill button on the meter too knowing it was a serious thing. Isn't that the point? Death being serious RP?
Yes, of course peoples would act less… silly. But grieffers would be also bolder. hey, you hate someone ? Wait until a time when there are no admin and kill him/her. His/her RP is now ruined.