GM: In accordance with TOS Para 188.8.131.52(i) you level was just decreased by 2 for repeated homophobic comments in public chat
This was inspired by a comment on the Guardian’s Gamesblog - it got me to wondering whether character nerfing would work as a penalty system. OK, this has probably been tired somewhere and discussed on MUD-DEV but the archives don’t seem to be online so let’s kick this one round the block again.
I wonder what impact this might have on the social dynamic and group norming. If you were fixed up to do something and one of your party is suddenly a lvl-1 this might impact the groups ability to complete a quest, would that put more pressure on individuals not to offend.
Say they used an alt – fine, just nerf all their alt’s.
It might also have an interesting impact on the ownership debate i.e. they idea property in a character might be loosened if one realises that a GM can simply de-level it or nerf it at any time.