The Daily Grind: Should PvP have death taunts?
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The Daily Grind Should PvP have taunts
Recently, the devs over at PlanetSide 2 floated an idea for the future of the game: "We'd like to add the ability to display a taunt on your target's killscreen and play a taunt animation on demand with your avatar. Ideally we might want the ability to customize a killscreen that allows you to display even more stuff, like a short message and a custom background to go along with the taunt animation."

This strikes me as a terrible idea for more than one reason. It degrades whatever positive feeling of sportsmanship that could be cultivated and caters to the trash-talking jerks who live not just for the thrill of the win but the thrill of humiliation. Plus, there's got to be so many ways that such a system could be abused.

But that's just me and I'm not much of a PvPer. So I'll put the question to y'all: Should PvP have taunts, especially ones that display on kills? If so, where would you draw the line?

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