|Merkaile of Fidelis Goblin Squad Member|
My first comment was mostly a joke, thus the quoting of a comedy movie. Bad people can be well trained, and no one suggested otherwise.
Alignment and rep are different however. I think of the evil guy as a crooked politician, lawyer or corporate VP (for comedy via stereotype). Generally productive members of society and generally well schooled. The low rep person is more like a known psychopath. Is it simple? Yeah, but we've already made things simple/unrealistic by having settlement membership based on alignment.
I'm not altogether convinced of the necessity of SAD to the success of the game given you'll hopefully have plenty of sink of equipment/resources from warfare/feuds. Granted I'm neither for nor against SAD. While I don't understand the desire to go out and take the fake stuff people worked/played for I understand that this is a desired thing for some. I personally am playing this game for PvP. I'll probably partake in some PvE but it doesn't sound anything more than lackluster from what I've seen and I'm only a crafter when it's a necessity.
All rambling aside I do think the reputation hit is tuned way too much to the harsh side. I don't want to see people killing others for giggles but I do want to be able to protect myself and my settlement when needed. There WILL be people that out-think the systems in game. There hasn't been a game yet where it hasn't happened.