However, I am just now realizing how easy it is to use a console command or a mod to keep items on death.
Just now? The second day we owned it, Hannah was explaining server commands to us.
There's a paradigm shift in today's youth and game playing. My older son started playing Terraria a while back (long while back at this point) and was quickly showing off all he had created via various duping exploits. He wasn't hurting anyone since it was his little world so I held my tongue but it's hard to say "Go you!" for having a bajillion of something you gained via save/reload tricks rather than by actually playing the game.
I previously mentioned the time he started playing Portal 2 and, well before he finished, was dropping quotes from the ending. I asked and he said "Oh, I went yesterday and watched the ending on YouTube". He couldn't understand why that'd make me facepalm and I can't get my head around "Yeah, I'm still playing the game but thought I'd watching the ending first". Just different generations. Pretty sure I read a Cracked article once touching on the same (today's kids considering hacks/cheats as just part of playing the game) but I'm too lazy to try and find it.
Of course, I can't pretend this whole thing is brand new. I remember the GameShark and other console cheat devices. I never used them though or knew anyone who did but I know they existed.