Mass Death Match or Random Death Match?
This has been something which I’ve discussed quiet frequently on RP servers with the Microphone/Radio Addon, and I was wondering what Facepunch would think of it.
I personally believe that it’s impossible to enforce rules regarding “Random Death Match” because of how vague it is. Killing one user[or even two users] is something which happens completely within RP. Killing someone “randomly” is generally impossible because most of the time, users have a reason for doing these things! Be it gameplay mechanics, getting upset or aggravated with another user in the RP, or just simply because someone was going to announce something else you are doing to the Police Force inside of the RP… It will always have a reason.
So this got me thinking, if RDM isn’t the best thing we can have, and users generally have reasons for doing things… What other rule could be used? Well, I’d suggest Mass Death Match or **MDM.
How does MDM work?
**Ever seen a person go into a DarkRP server, buy some AK-47s and just go around shooting every person they see, and only stop when an admin bans them for something like, “RDM x10”. This is what I see as MDM. People going around and doing a mass-shooting and just killing everything that moves.
The good thing about MDM though[unlike RDM] is that it’s enforceable in a good/bad way.
If you are raiding someone, and kill their entire group. MDM is fine.
If you are just going through the streets killing people to make a video about, “LEELELELELELE JACKASS 5600 KILLS EVERYONE :DDD” then it’s bad.
MDM would be enforceable in such a way where doing stuff like raiding, robbing, or shooting up a Police Department for arresting you, wouldn’t get you banned for doing something ~random~ and instead would be left to RP. Likewise just shooting an admin’s buddy wouldn’t get you banned, but instead be left to the Police Department or courts inside of RP.
This is why I believe MDM is the way forward for RP server which continue to use rules. Killing more then five people in a mass-shooting should be the defined limit for what is considered “Mass Death Match” and anymore kills after that point would increase the punishment on the user who commits that.
If anyone else has concepts for changing the RDM or MDM rule, please post!