So something we have been kicking around in chat lately is seeing if CCP might institute a restraining order of some kind. A little back story.
Bumping is a mechanic that at one point was useful, then came the bumpers. Nothing wrong with that, however, some if not many of these bumpers have become super trolls and there is next to zero defense against them. Namely Kalorned and his hundred of farmed characters, who are used for all types of nefarious reasons such as email assaults, manipulations, and stuff that is so borderline to CCP policy clash that it makes the brain burn. Simply, put, super trolls. The people like Kalorned and his friends actually, grief to the point that people leave the game never to return again. That is not what the players want nor is it in the best interest of EVE or CCP to lose player base. So rather then neut players like Kalorned and friends, I would suggest creating a restraining order program. This would essentially create a new dynamic for those who play the game and are constantly grieved. It has a lot of potential and most of these characters stay out of corps and war dec has little meaning to them. The people are left to figure what to do with those that have no consequences.
CCP and others could come up with all types of great dynamics. However, I feel that is should be important to make it difficult to use a restraining order to greif, but not impossible. So I will outline the things that a restraining order should do.
A restraining order should make the restrained an active target to the person that initiated it in their home system.
The restraining order should be cost prohibitive to dissuade misuse of the order.
The restraining order should have a waiting period of 4 hours so people can’t just go out and blap others as legal targets.
A restraining order should be between two people and thus fills the void between legal target and war dec.
If in the home system and the restrained approached within 100km of the restrainees home. It would be a concordable or legal target for everyone. Other wise remains only a legal target to the person initiating the order.
When making a restraining order, the same would apply in reverse to the person who initiated the order and they themselves would become a target to the other.
If two people live in the same system, they would both simply be targets to each other.
There are all types of mechanics that could be instituted. Some good and some bad.
However, what really is an awesome thought about this, is that there would be a way to get some retribution from players that take advantage of the mechanics. There would be ships lost and the isk grind would start all over again. One thing would be changed is that not all the power would be on the griefers side.