Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
"It’s better to die whimpering like a little girl than trying to be a hero."
Regarding your first point, i believe i've made this suggestion before. Let your fighters fight to near-death (the gasping-a-last-breath type of near-death if you want). Then when someone is on the brink of death, halt the combat, and let your clerics do the healing. I (and the rest of the Admins) really do not want to set a precedence of resurrection and all that stuff, regardless of whether it's a mystical faraway island or not.
Soon my enemies will be consumed by flame...
Some say the world will end in fire. Some say in ice. They're all wrong, The Lord All Mighty will end it.