The last few death-threads have been solely about critiques, behavior, and beliefs regarding the death of one's own PC. I'd like to start one discussing the death of a PC's CLOSE friend, relative, or mate. This, and how this death effects our characters, and us as players.
Obviously every individual character and culture will handle death differently, I don't think I have ever seen any distinct death customs, outside of clan docs. How would a Stormer handle the death of their brother? Child? Mother? etc.
I am always astounded by the visceral, emotional response that this game can illicit from me. especially since I am a person who is relatively stone-faced IRL. Fighting for your PC's life, barely scraping by... You know you feel your heart race. Got betrayed and ganked ig? Holy shit, talk about rage. Lose a family member ig? Damn... It almost feels like you should be in mourning.
I'd like to hear others' take on this.