Scarlet Monastery has scarlet priests ressing people.
Krasarang has priest resurrecting people.
I say it in every of these threads.
Stuff like this just means “Oh no, I am betting everything on the death of this character as the only writing tool to make it interesting. Resurrection destroys this and I am not able to use the resurrection to my advantage.”
I play a priest and a paladin and I am tired of having to pretend “Oh yeah resurrections are ABSOLUTELY HARD, nevermind the Krasarang Forest NPC or the Scarlet Crusaders in the dungeon resurrecting people from corpse piles really easily.”.
If you can’t deal with someone resurrecting, maybe you shouldn’t blame the resurrection but instead re-evaluate how much of a crutch the ‘danger’ and ‘consequence’ is to your roleplay.
If my priest sees a character die, you can bet she is going to resurrect that character right then and there.
Now that I got the rant out of the way, the ways to make resurrection work are simple.
We know that they used to require reagents back in classic WoW and the like.
Was it candles and stuff? Doesn’t need that anymore now, which can both be OOC and IC.
I know that in a mage-quest, someone mentions that years ago, some magic (like portals) needed the runes because better spells and casting techniques were not yet discovered.
One can explain why now a priest no longer requires to collect the reagents as well.
Secondly: Time of death. This one is a good balancing factor, the longer a character is dead, the harder to resurrect.
Third: How did they die? Might be harder if a Death Knight or Warlock killed them.
Fourth: Does the character’s soul agree to the resurrection? Resurrection is always consensual. That’s what sets it apart from necromancy, other than the dark magic.
Also soulstones, as mentioned above. My warlock usually has a soulstone active, for example, and thus has one free death.
How do you RP your soulstone, other warlocks?