7DOF Information Files
Death ----- a. Combat Death This section refers to death in combat, not death in a deathtrap, or deathroom, which, while annoying, carries no penalty other than the annoyance value of losing your objects. The penalty for dying in combat used to be a flat 50% rate no matter what your score. We feel that this is discouraging the players with larger scores from running, so we are implementing a sliding scale of penalties: Score Percentage Loss 0 - 1 million 50% 1 - 5 million 25% 5 - 10 million 12.5% 10 - 20 million 5% over 20 million 3% The maximum score that you can lose by dying in combat is 1,000,000 points. b. Death in deathtraps/deathrooms If you are unfortunate enough to fall victim to one of these, your equipment is immediately sent to the second hand shops in Commerce Street in Freedom. This gives you the opportunity to reclaim it at a big discount. For the first five minutes after you die, you will have exclusive rights to buy back your equipment (at 10% of the normal price). For the next five minutes, anyone else may also buy any leftover equipment, but at normal prices. You will still be able to buy at discount. After this, the shop owner may choose to scrap any unwanted items. It is felt that this is a fairer system than the previous 'fetch it back when no-one is looking' policy.