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spectreclees
01.24.2019 , 07:10 PM | #11
Just ignore them? Why would you quit over people being trolls? You may not be cut out for the online world.
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PorsaLindahl
01.24.2019 , 08:05 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by BenduKundalini View Post
The Forum is the only place where they care to enforce their own rules. Cause, you know, written stuff remains and can even be googled.

I'm fairly sure the toxic chatter drives more people away in this family-oriented IP, than anything else.
No kidding. I was doing the Ziost story arc on my newbie earlier and had to pass through imp fleet. In the 3 minutes I was there, the pure crap that was being spewed was outrageous. I did a couple of ignores and reports (one would think that if someone were using a name that they know is a violation of the TOS that they would try not to draw too much attention to themselves. But then that requires some smidgen of common sense). Afterwards I just went about my business.

I don't think it's toxic chatter that drives people away. It's too easy to ignore or just plain leave a channel. It's more likely the culmination of bugs and the incompetence of BW to maintain the game at an acceptable level.

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BenduKundalini
01.25.2019 , 10:24 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by PorsaLindahl View Post
I don't think it's toxic chatter that drives people away. It's too easy to ignore or just plain leave a channel. It's more likely the culmination of bugs and the incompetence of BW to maintain the game at an acceptable level.
That's true for long-term gamers like you and me. Casuals... I'd bet many times you have a dad that wants to take his kids to a galaxy far far away... never to come back after setting one foot on fleet.

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PorsaLindahl
01.26.2019 , 08:37 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by BenduKundalini View Post
That's true for long-term gamers like you and me. Casuals... I'd bet many times you have a dad that wants to take his kids to a galaxy far far away... never to come back after setting one foot on fleet.
True.

Compared to Dromund Kaas (on a good day), Imp Fleet chat is usually not too awful, but it does have it's moments. I had to "pass through" fleet again last night for turn ins and, omg (it was during one of those moments), the trash in general chat was incredible. I wasn't offended by it, but it was just pure unadulterated garbage. The kind of crap that makes you question the future of the human race if these kids (and I'm sure a fair share of them are adults) are going to be those in charge one day.

What BW really needs to do, if they can't hire in-game moderators, is fix the ignore feature to ignore legacy instead of just the individual character.

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xordevoreaux
01.28.2019 , 03:51 PM | #15
I don't think a week goes by where I'm not reporting either a player name, guild name, or player chat. Most recent example was a player's disparagement of Jews and I'm not even Jewish.
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Ardrossan
01.28.2019 , 11:54 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by xordevoreaux View Post
I don't think a week goes by where I'm not reporting either a player name, guild name, or player chat. Most recent example was a player's disparagement of Jews and I'm not even Jewish.
Was it on the Republican fleet?

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IoNonSoEVero
01.29.2019 , 01:31 AM | #17
It's easy to tell someone to just ignore all the garbage (and that is what I do - I have all my chat channels and invites turned off, including whispers, and I'm much happier for it).

But IMHO it can get trying when one's playing a game to escape and has to hear racist/homophobic/anti-Semitic bile, and I think it can easily put someone off wanting to play, especially if it seems to continue unabated.

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Mzuta
02.10.2019 , 02:45 AM | #18
Just turn off chat. And ignore people trying to bother you. I was on Ossus and I had a heal spec merc try to annoy me by constantly healing me lol. I just kept doing what i was doing. i was trying to great my character and companions and. This player kept doing it for 20 mins. I cued up for a wb boss fight and I was out of there. I get where you're coming from but, you should remember everyone is tough behind the curtain of anonymity. If you like the game just play with the chat turned off. I've played like that for years only turn on chat when I chat with guild members or in ops groups. Places to keep chat turned off: starter planets, korriban, Kass, Tython, Coruscant, Fleet, it's not too bad yet but soon Ossus. At the end the decision is yours. I hope you make the best decision for you and your mental health.