Personally I believe that if you put up cushions you ruin the experience of isometric mmos, most cushioned big 3d mmos are free to play these days and the hardcore experience a.i. 100 percent loss/profit rate and adrenaline is what sells it. I believe cushions choke the game. I also believe thunderdome/forum pvp and hate/rivalry drives the community forward and towards new greatness, very much missed.
My 2 cents on the matter!