“what crosses the line from an annoyance to an actual assault?” when you actually get assaulted in real life. Gaming anonymity, yeah so when you kill someone in a game that person can’t hunt you down in real life and get there mad up… it’s a game. a GAME. a game!
In a game you can do what ever you want because it ISN’T REAL….it’s not real life. it doesn’t hurt you. There are no real consequences. If you are genuinely getting distraught about it you are missing the point of a game. IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT BASIC PRINCIPLE DO NOT TURN THE MACHINE ON. There are irritating players out there, just mute / ban them, but to feel anything more than annoyance is ridiculous.