RE: Punish system
it works just fine on Battlefield 3.
Team kills happen much more frequently in these kinds of games than shooters because everyone is close to each other and some Archers like to shoot at enemies that are engaged in fights with teammates. From my 5 years of experience in AoC, everyone just gets pissed off at the amount of teamkilling and hits ‘Punish’ even when the teamkilling is accidental; it’s better than Mirror damage, and the current votekick system yes, but there are still better systems yet that fit this game more and take into account the amount of natural teamkilling.
I don’t know… I am used to play TDM with 32x32 and TKs on hardcore are pretty annoying, I although I still seeing people hitting “!forgive” after someone say “sorry”.
It’s a simple solution for today’s problem, not perfect for sure, but will work just fine for a while.
After the game grows more and become more solid a new solution might be better, but still not necessary.
The important thing to realise today is, things can not keep like it is today.