As of late I’ve been going through the Thieves Guild DLC in Elder Scrolls Online. The result of this has taught me that (a) I’m rubbish with pickpocketing, (b) wicker baskets will fool even the most determined guard, and (c) the justice system adds a lot of immersive value to the game.
I haven’t played many MMOs where there is even a hint of a legal system, even a basic one, past the occasional NPC being disgruntled at your actions or a bounty system for PvP. But having my naughty actions — such as trespassing, stealing, or killing — rack up heat and bounty in ESO has livened things up and made me wish for a similar system elsewhere. Maybe I just enjoy life on the run from the law!
What do you think? Does law and order add to MMORPG worlds, and if so, how would you like to see it added to your game?