Combining this thread with the other one that was created recently to keep it orderly.
"I think that while we all appreciate the self-destructive/stupid/enemy-of-the-world characters, there is a problem - playing those can be very draining and detrimental, but besides providing good RP, there isn't even a way to give that specific person kudos and personal appreciation for how they just threw under the bus. Not because they had to, but because it made sense.
So here I suggest a system I found in another of my RP avenues - a system of OOC RP recommendations.
How it works is that a player writes up a recommendation with "recommend PlayerName" and then describes the recommendation. For example: "For taking the ballsy stance, and despite facing a big motherfucka with a gun, you did best to stand and hold your ground. But also when it was clear, you may die, showing the realism of wanting to live, and eventually bending! Fantastic stuff, keep it going!".
That then goes into staff queue for review and is either approved or rejected - akin to how character history system works. Once approved, the recommended player will receive a notification about it, and can read his recommendation with "recommend list" or something like that.
I think that this alone would help a lot to show people that while we may battle and kill each other ICly, OOCly we appreciate and respect one another. This recommendations list is also something I love to review whenever feeling a bit worse, under the weather. I always find it as a fantastic pick-me-up to see how other people enjoy my RP, and that's much needed when going gets tough now and then.
On top of that, maybe people who get recommendations for doing impactful stuff, like doing severe harm to their characters, or providing wide-reaching storytelling, they could be rewarded. I am not suggesting any IC rewards, and what worked in a few other RP games was that it added to the amount of experience would carry over into your next character. Together with a limit on funneling UE, I think this wouldn't be imbalanced. It would also reward people whose RP is outreaching and appreciated (you only get those rewards for this type of recommendations), allowing them to grow new character just a bit faster if they wish so.
Let me know what you think!"
"I personally would love to write notes to characters that they can only see after they're permed / sunsetted. 😁"