I posted this (alternative) idea in a different thread about Churches, but I wnt to repost it also here (so maybe AV sees it and likes it ).
How about Chaos Churches really be places of redemption and a sandbox element as it should be in a game like Darkfall?
My idea is simple:
Each and every Chaos City has 1 Chaos Church. In that Church there is NPC called i.e. "Priest of Redemption", or something like this. When your alignment is below max and you talk to him (ONLY ONCE PER 24h PERIOD!), he gives you a simple quest: the system randomly picks 3 blue victims you've killed in your past (which are online at the moment of talking to him), and give you their names and requires you to acquire the absolution from those individuals. What you need to do is simple - GET THE ABSOLUTION!
This Absolution can be made so that when you meet with the said player he uses "g" on you and theres an additional option "Absolve". When the said player Absolves you you gain back ~25 alignment. The hard part is to convince/bribing that player to give you that Absolution, setting up a meeting (need to be done face-to-face) and pulling it out... which in overall would be so awesome sandbox shit to have in Darkfall!
Two question we might ask:
1) is it exploitable?
2) is it viable?
Ad 1) IMO no. It's just 3 RANDOM players per day, that you've KILLED and lost alignment in the process. They will probably never be your friends or wish you well. So much harder bargain you will have getting the alignment back, but you should have thought about that before you killed/ganked that blue player... Also there is one more exploit, that comes to my mind - when not being able/being to lazy to get alignment back in this way you would kill some blue friend/alt, get bad alignment and hope he shows up in next day's pick among those 3 players and gives you 25 points easily and quickly - the answer is, yes, that would be possible. But no system is perfect and it would still give you 75 alignment points per day back (with great deal of luck, if system picked 3 firends) which is still less that you can farm now on an alt or would be able to consistently buy with gold with upcoming system.
Ad 2) IMO Yes. Ofc there might be situations, when all 3 players either refuse to help you or will be offline/afk shortly after receiving the quest, but that's the risk. There are problems in life, and the same applies to Darkfall. The good part is, that even if that questing would turn out to be a complete failure you can try next day with a fresh batch of new 3 people balloted from the pool.
Other bad situation might be if you killed only 3 or less blue people and those would be picked each day and would consistently refuse to Absolve you. Than you'd be sort of stuck with being red. Well, the solution IMO would be to go and kill more people and then, when time heals the wounds and those people are picked by Priest as people to ask repentance from you will have greater chance of ebing successful. Or killing your alt, so you have at least a chance to get some 25 points easily from day to day.