Yeah i get what you mean but humans can be pretty selfish though.
For example let’s say somebody uses a tool and it breaks the first time they use it. Let’s see what he will start to think: “hey wtf i used it only once , why do i have to make this tool? That guy over there is the one that uses this the most , he should be the one crafting it!”
Im not saying everyone has the same mentality as the person i made an example with. But selfishness itself can be pretty contagious. It just needs one person to make a domino effect. Example:
A= “hey i worked for this tool , it took me years just to find this iron , no way im sharing it”
B= “hey wtf he should be sharing that tool! Okay fine I’ll do the same then”
C= “well A and B are doing it , I’ll do that aswell”
D= “oh everyone does that. So i guess it’s normal to not share your own items to everyone”
And that’s why i said “1 tool each for everyone”
And this will surely happen if there was some sort of system for property claiming.
You can already see this happening in some sort of way.
Just try checking behind trees when you spawn in a medium sized town. I guarantee you , that you will eventually find some clothing , especially backpacks.
People when they find hidden stuff they automatically assume there are griefers on the town.
Im usually skeptical there are griefers unless the murdering rates sky rocketed out of nowhere.
Once i even witnessed a fight between people , guess for what? Yes , for a backpack.
I was already 54 year old. A kid approached me and told me exactly this: “Give me your backpack”.
That really surprised me , usually when im dying of old age i see “oh noo grandma , goodbye i will miss you”.
So i decided to give my clothing to a kid that was there just watching.
The kid that asked for my clothing told me to fuck off lol which gave me alot of satisfaction for not giving it to him.
You know what the jelous kid did? He went to his mother and told to kill the innocent kid because he did something bad (i didn’t catch what he blamed him for since i was just on the berry farm). The mom’s first instinct was to kill that little one , as he died , the other litte prick said: “AHAHAHHAHA , THANK YOU”
That left me petrified. People are worse than animals , animals are only abiding to the rules of nature after all.
Don’t get me wrong , i also do hide my backpack sometimes , but only when i will absolutely need it too on my next life. But i will never kill for it.
Most of the times i Give them to the people i know so i know it will be on good hands.
Im also quite sad but that utopia is impossible. (Unless you only play with a few selected people that you absolutely trust)