To preface this, I may be a tad biased as Dusty is a friend of mine in addition to being in the same group as me.
As most people in this thread say, this verdict seems super off.
To start, with the false report... it doesn't even make sense. kinda ruins the whole "if you feel a rule has been broken, report it" mentality. Being hit with 'false report' for simply reporting what you thought to be a rule break is absurd.
onto NVFL... I personally don't feel like it was NVFL but I'm sure not everyone shares that opinion. NVFL in this situation is kinda a grey area. Dusty had group members in the area and Scar had allies who, in dusty's video say "We have bigger fish to fry" implying they didn't really want anything to do with the situation. The only thing i can think of being remotely NVFL is dusty punching a guy with a fully auto weapon in his hands, but in my mind that doesn't really constitute as NVFL and was a good conduit to further the hostile RP that the two were having. Instead Scar decides to spray dusty down after one punch...
Thats where i'd like to address the fact that Scar did not receive punishment at all... Scar sprays down dusty for punching him in the head once. The teams decision regarding this being a valid kill is this:
"We cannot allow for situations where people with rifles are unable to defend themselves from punches because it's considered ruleplay. It's not ruleplay either, since one is always allowed to defend oneself when attacked."
though i may agree with this if someone is say..getting jumped or maybe a single person blindsides them with a barrage of heavy stun lock punches, I do not think that a man should be able to gun down another man for simply punching him once regardless of if there was light insults or hostile RP prior. This sets an absolutely awful precedent for players. Take this for example:
player A calls player Bs mother a whore. Player B then punches player A once in the face. Player A then sprays down player B because well...he hit him and his pride was hurt. This ends all RP on the spot and no character progression is had because someone decided they would rather shoot than initiate or duke it out in some other fashion.
But oh well. I guess I'll have to remember that the next time someone shoots me I can just shoot them without repercussions unlike in these reports and many more.
Oh well. sorry for the rant. free my boy dusty.