Forthcoming vampire MMO World of Darkness will likely feature permadeath, according to developer CCP.
As detailed on the official White Wolf forum, the news came out of a developer panel at this weekend's annual Grand Masquerade event in New Orleans.
Both mortal and vampire characters can be killed off outright, and there'll also be a Torpor system that knocks you out of the game for a limited time.
A few more nuggets of info seeped out of the event too. Apparently every character will star as a mortal but will later get the option to become a vampire.
There'll be a "humanity" system to crack down on griefers. Any players who continuously misbehave will lose humanity points and eventually become vulnerable to attack from other players.
The game will run off a single worldwide server and is aimed at an adult audience - expect plenty of gore and nudity.
The developers did add a caveat to all this though - the game is still in development so things might change before release. Still no precise word on when that might be, but don't expect it before 2012 at the earliest.