See but I feel this is a bit black and white here, like earlier on before I had established myself I found a research kit and a shotgun in a rad zone but was about to die of starvation so I robbed someone at gunpoint for his rad suit and some food. Nowadays I’m sitting pretty, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
I think this poll is a little too all or nothing. Survival is a pretty grey area in human nature, for most it breaks down to its either you or me might as well be you. But with a game the punishment of death sometimes isnt very severe, yes you start back with a rock, but with a camp spawn you can just rearm and refit and be on your merry way out to murdering more fresh spawns. And Bandit entails they want something from you. When I kill nowadays it’s to defend myself or to secure an area for a trade negotiation. Yet, prior to a stabilization I would have little qualms mauling someone who tries to encroach on my freshly killed animal. I believe this post is more directed at the highest and lowest tier players who either kill on sight to stay on top of the mountain or kill on sight to get ahead of the pack.
This is just an over simplification, to really look at the complex situations of a nearly 100% unregulated game.
tl;dr survival isn’t as simple as black/white.