To be fair, we already had this very same debate, and agreed that carvings could do with some tweaking. Carvings hit different targets, based on which one they are - one hits guild enemies, which are organizations, not individuals. Unlike staves, demons, rituals and traps (other area based attacks, which a newbie could conceivably blunder into), carvings do not distinguish between LWs and larger players, and they cannot be targeted precisely.

All of the other attacks can - you will never see a trap or a stave hitting someone newly subscribed. In fact, binding traps were bugged and used to do that - once the divine were alerted to that, it was changed within days.

Written by my hand on the 29th of Agamnion, in the year 1162.