Clearly most people want the option. I had tried this game at a friends once, and would not buy it because I dont have a lot of time to play, and having to keep restarting was just much too repetitious for me. This game has a goal, and having to play it over and over God knows how many times times to get to the end is ridiculous. Especially if you have taken so much time to create multiple bases, explore caves, getting everything perfect, then WHAM! Its all gone??? Talk about loss of motivation to want to go through all of that again, knowing it can happen again and again. Regardless of the Devs idea and what they want this game to be, many people will not touch it because they dont want all their work and effort to be just deleted, I think that is terrible, and I think a lot of people who have been gamers for a long time would agree. If the people want it and its not there, Kleie is not going to sell them the game. When you consider that 99% of the games out there allow you to return and finish the game, I think most people need that assurance before committing themselves to playing. I know I do, I only bought the game after learning there were mods that keep you from having your game files deleted on death. I was not aware of the methods of getting around it, or I might have bought it sooner. I think if other very popular games had this same mechanic, they would not have been very popular!! But the fact remains, the vast majority of gamers have expectations about a game, and having your game files deleted is not one them. Please offer the option!