I don’t want people to vent about a greifer on this topic, please give ideas/constructive criticism. If you have to mention a greifer, please give it as a scenario. For example “What if they decided to burn all of my kindling on the ground, and I’m the only one there?” And explain how cursing could work/not work in that scenario.
As some have already said on the forum, cursing is not working/broken. I personally don’t think it’s broken but there’s no way for me to keep track of it so idk on that part. I don’t think it’s working though. It’s demotivating to think that.
Cursing in it’s current state is like a good idea on paper, but not in practice. It only works when a group of people who speak the same language all have their own curses ready and can all identify the greifer. That sounds good, but it’s pretty specific circumstances especially considering theres a chance the greifer will live after the curses. They could’ve easily hidden all of the weapons and start ruining everything in an open village quickly. Even worse they could be the only one with a knife. Either case, no one can do anything until that greifer is killed. If the arrow disappearing when fired from a bow glitch is fixed, then that’s a viable option. Otherwise without a knife you have to deal with the abuse.
Griefing is hell on early game smithys/villages especially. What if they hid all of the tools behind trees? There is no way to find all of those tools quickly unless you check every square behind every tree. Cursing isn’t useful here if you don’t know who did it. That’s why it’s so important to curse a greifer when they’re caught.
My idea is that cursing becomes more powerful. The only times I have been cursed is by greifers themselves. That’s only about once a day. Since I’m active, it really dosnt affect me. Even if it gets more powerful I’ll be fine. I don’t think the cool down should be shorter to curse though, in fact I think it should twice as long but four times more punishing. Maybe even have a mechanic where the longer you play the stronger your curses/they build up.
I also think that it should be easier to target someone with a bow and arrow. I have to get lucky to shoot them, r.i.p. to anyone who uses a shorter screen than far.