@Kean_1 selfish behaviour is a typical human behavior., It depends on your character and personal attitude if you are willing to help teammates or just play selfish.
That has nothing to do with the skill to survive the match from the very beginning to the victorious end.
.....but you can either encourage that self-serving behavior in people or motivate them to play as a team. It's just that I don't see this as being something that would do the latter with those that would care more about personal gain, that's all.
It's just my opinion but I see this as yet another way to encourage selfish behavior as some may be less than willing to put themselves in harm's way to help their mates. .....worrying more about their personal stats and reward(s) rather than their team.
.....or simply "cover me I'm reloading", "I'm reloading" or the ever popular and to the point "reloading".
Seems unnecessary (to me at least) that someone would even mention "cover me, loading a fresh mag", "....loading a new clip", "....loading new shells", etc. The point is that you're unable to engage at that moment because you're reloading.
.....that's just my take on it.
I can't imagine that this is something that they would leave as is without an alteration to the penalty / mechanic at some point soon.
Once the trolls figure out how it works, which happens almost immediately, it gives them an opportunity to troll even harder. Soon they'll be purposefully placing themselves in front of everyone's fire, becoming invincible and forcing players into suicide.
Had something similar happen in the Division in the DZ. A player started running around in circles firing toward me. I returned fire, hit him and then I was tagged as a rogue. Once that happened he killed me.
Immediately after the incident I realized what he had done. He coerced me into firing at him while purposely missing me with his shots. The game saw me as the rogue instead of him since I technically landed the first shot.
Griefers are gonna grief, trash talkers are are gonna talk trash, exploiters are gonna exploit, hackers are gonna hack, etc. They always find ways. ....but I agree that there still needs to be penalties implemented to help mitigate the problem.
I agree with you. Free speech, basic rights, etc. has nothing to do with it. You are subject to the product's EULA which likely has a "code of conduct" section (as many do) covering offensive actions, harassment, racism, etc.
Personally, I have no problem seeing someone banned due to a violation of the rules whether that's for cheating or something like abusive, toxic behavior. I don't see that as any sort of violation of their "rights". You are bound by the agreement.
As for NWI or Focus Entertainment's ability to regulate this, that's another story. Typically there is some way to report behavior that violates the rules but then again, they usually have a way for players to block, mute, kick or otherwise handle offenders themselves.