Common sense dictates that the small river north west of Brodgar is small. When you warned us about the risk of swimming, I pictured swimming across lakes, oceans and LARGE MAIN RIVERS would be dangerous. Not tiny little things that take 3 seconds to walk across. If I saw a large body of water, I wouldn't have tried to swim it, but the river I tried crossing was no more than a cabin-width across. Fucking stupid.
I say, if possible, that you revive all dead people who died this day. Either by reverting their accounts one by one (sucks, I know, but there is only about 20 people who died, is it really that hard to revert em?) or just reset the map (which I don't really like, and if turned down, I understand).
I spent a good whole week getting all my skills up and everything, just to drown rather fast (too fast to even swim back out) and lose it all. I was going to go hunting and build a nice base, now I have to work it all back up again.
But, if you decide not to, I don't actually mind as much. Seeing as there are trees galore it won't be too hard.
PS: The only thing gay about this is I can't put a claim stake up fast enough.