I find it perfectly fine having the default morale penalty for killing innocents at -100 morale.
What I dislike about this, is that, unlike the morale penalty for killing zombie children, the morale penalty is consistently -100 morale. I would much prefer that for every innocent killed before the current one, the penalty would be reduced by 1.
So if you killed 5 innocents, your next kill would net you an additional -95 morale, and so forth. Sure, having to kill one-hundred innocents with guilt before you can do so guilt-free is a tad much, but it’s better than nothing, and keeps the Psychopath trait nearly as useful as it was before.
Alternatively, perhaps we could just apply whatever system is in place for zombie children to innocents. That would work as well.
Sometimes the NPC are not as innocent as the game says, once I killed an NPC afte he stole stuff from my tent, I killed him and got the killed innocent trait. (I am aware its probably hard to detect this situations but its very annoying.)
Well stealing is no valid reason for killing someone most of the time-
ot- I think its reasonable to say that one would stop to care about it if one has killed a hundred innocent people i mean realisticly if you realy kill that many your probably over it (you might have developed some psychosis on the way however xD)
Item ownership is something that Cataclysm handles currently. If it’s not in your inventory, you don’t own it and it’s up for grabs by any NPC. This makes sense, as the government has collapsed, which means that the concept of ownership can’t really be reinforced except by force. I suppose a way of making this work in the future would be to allow players to make cache tiles that increase the volume of a tile, but also attract NPCs to loot it, marking them as “thieves” that can be attacked with perhaps lesser repercussions. You’re going to probably still feel guilty about shooting someone when not in a scenario where you are being directly threatened, though.
Which could be based on a bunch of flags/spikes with skulls on them and signs warning to not come nearby, to ‘claim’ territory as your own and make everyone not of your faction being there trespassing and taking items thievery (…and possibly making NPCs of your faction attack such thieves).
Alternately, high dex, high trapping, light step, and trap the HELL out of your loot stash.
Well a lower moral penalty by killing a thieve might be okay. However its even in a cataclysmic scenario a hard conclusion drawn … item stolen from me = threat to my life? It depends on what was stolen how much you have of it and so forth . And even if its a pretty important item its nota direct atempt on your life thus only a reduced penalty should aply. . Maybe one could simply let you talk to an npc that took an item of you to let you try to make him give it back. And if he does not concede then you should be allowed to use force w/o any major drawback.