10000000000000000% this.first they need to make it possible to participate in PVP and not go red. right now the flagging system is a mess and even in mo1 you couldn't really participate in much pvp without going red.
once that is possible, then sure, create punishments for rpk behavior
The people who say this also usually say its a hardcore game. But cant handle the hardcore elements themselves. Games are supposed to be fun, and MO's entire gameplay loop revolves around player conflict. Statloss just makes it a chore, which makes less people go out, making the game dead.