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vanhazard
05.12.2019 , 04:25 AM | #1
I would like to take a few moments to talk about my experiences in this game and the type of people that i have had the absolute utmost displeasure of ever having any interaction .

You people are horrible. I have never witnessed such a consistent brand of lewd, selfish, entitled,classless degenerates all in one place like this before. The "jokes", character names, openly racist comments and behavior, cowardly verbal attacks on each other, and mob mentality are ridiculous. Getting shamed in general chat for not being good enough is always fun, but for God's sake, don't try to defend someone who is being attacked unless you want half the server attacking you as well.

I saw 2 players cheating in hutt ball. I told them I saw it. They defended having done it. and of course bio-ware does nothing. (yes i sent a ticket)

Today, on my way towards an objective, i saw another player fighting ... Scarjaw?... on Ossus. I threw a couple of attacks in to help as i was running by. The other player left the fight and raced me to my objective, stole it from me, then started sending me Private messages about "That's what you get!" "you're so mad right know, are you yelling at your screen?" and calling me names. It might be okay if this was an isolated incident, but this happens multiple times a day on various characters. I am to the point that I am on the offensive with certain players or group[s of players as soon as I log in. you idiots have me stooping to your level just to play the game.

Who do you think you are to talk to people that way? Do you realize that being "good" at a fantasy video game may not be a "good" thing? Do you realize that I pay $15 / month to play this GAME too? I'm 6'4", 260 lbs, with a background in military, oilfield and construction. Do you think that any of you would have the courage to speak to me or treat my like that face to face? I know I would never treat someone like that...And then, I realize that my frustration has born out in me behavior almost as bad

So go ahead and laugh at me, get all your friends together and try to shame me. You are after all, the same people that play the game, right? And if you're not one of the people that I am talking about, and you see what I see and do nothing?... you are a coward too! I wont even speak about Bio-ware's complicity.Bottom line is, (as of right now) I will not be subjecting my self to all of you whining, petulant, rude, narcissistic, bottom dwelling, childish, cowardly, vulgar, entitled idiots after this months subscription. but you can guarantee I will be making it my goal in life to ruin what you have ruined for me and others. I have never played another video game before, nor will i again. I played this for love of star wars. And now, with the strongest emotion possible, I despise you!

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TonyTricicolo
05.12.2019 , 04:35 AM | #2
I can tell from your writing you are obviously an adult. You have to remember you are playing with children and children act this way. Don't get upset. It's not worth it. Next time you feel it building up, take a break. Unplug. Take a walk. Breath. Laugh. It's only a video game and not worth the stress. You pay for enjoyment, right? I find turning off chat and putting people on ignore works wonders.
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DavidAtkinson
05.12.2019 , 05:03 AM | #3
You have to understand that a lot of people who play this game are kids.... Especially the ones in PVP and even more so in ranked PvP. You can easily tell if a player is a kid by watching their reactions in game to certain things like losing a ranked game...Also the way they talk..

To them life revolves around things like this game... to you, an adult, life is about different things/goals and you come here for some relaxing.

The best advice I can give is don't engage in fights that are pointless... If they call you names simply move on, don't go down to their level and react the same way.

I found this to be working well.

After all, everyone is a pixel macho behind a screen yes ? Enjoying the anonimity of the net...

I am adult too and was raging in past at thees people, but I learned to change my approach... And just do my thing and avoid getting into situations like that.

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BelorfinSiana
05.12.2019 , 05:09 AM | #4
They're not all bad. Some friendly folks helped me find HK-51 parts a couple of days ago. The starter and capital planets as well as the fleets, tend to be cesspits, though. Tython didn't used to be bad, but it seems to have gotten that way now. PVP has an especially rowdy crowd.
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MagSul
05.15.2019 , 03:44 AM | #5
I'm really sorry to hear about the experience you've been having. I've not been as direct a victim of anything beyond a few petty objective snatchers, but I can imagine what it's like. It's rubbish. I'm in the habit now of using my custom chat channel a lot because General Chat's cringe-worthy some afternoons. That said, they're what has inspired me to be the exact opposite when I'm in game. Kill 'em with kindness, as they say. Now I do my best to be a positive presence to counter their eye-rolling behaviour.

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Fresita
05.15.2019 , 10:14 PM | #6
Don't worry, put that players on your ignore, the action will prevent grouping with them, sadly, that happens, a lot, even myself got flamed by some child, or selfish blockhead, they love to insult, they love to act as clowns, but, it's as easy as putting them on your ignore.

That's mainly a problem from allowing free to play players, trashtalking everywhere, I remember this game beta, and the year and a half after launch, you could have random encounters at any planet, at any level against another player, players who pays or serious players, used to be kind, but, after playing tons of games, i can just say, that's f2p related, again, ignore the junk. It's not worth even discussing with them.

Ps: Can't remember when I wrote my last post here
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nepochop
05.20.2019 , 06:07 AM | #7
Well, welcome to swtor jokes aside, it wasnt always like this.

The game has changed over the years and so has the game population. Apart from what all others said about the majority of the players being kids (which is 100% true) there is also the server merge factor.

Before we had multiple servers and many of "these players" have sticked to their servers like for example toxic people were on PVP servers and all in all specific servers. The problem was that when the game population decreased Bioware had to merge the servers in order to keep the ques alive and this brought this negative effect of getting these toxic people and the good people on to one server. I still remember being on the Progenitor server, which was an RP server and its was really a nice place to be, sadly those times are over.

Indeed the ration of good and toxic is like 1:50 (maybe thats a bit too much, but still......). Other problems are also that they game gearing changed in form of rewarding top end game gear for doing solo content. Thats what also brings in more competition when doing daily objectives on Ossus for example.

Lastly, its the internet. The kids use the fact of anonymity and, as you said, really say stuff they would never dare in real life. As you said, if they would meet you on the street they would keep their head down and run past you, but in game, they are 258 gear rating and really to kick your butt so sadly this is what the society is heading to......

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OlBuzzard
05.20.2019 , 06:19 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by vanhazard View Post
I would like to take a few moments to talk about my experiences in this game and the type of people that i have had the absolute utmost displeasure of ever having any interaction .

You people are horrible. I have never witnessed such a consistent brand of lewd, selfish, entitled,classless degenerates all in one place like this before. The "jokes", character names, openly racist comments and behavior, cowardly verbal attacks on each other, and mob mentality are ridiculous. Getting shamed in general chat for not being good enough is always fun, but for God's sake, don't try to defend someone who is being attacked unless you want half the server attacking you as well.

I saw 2 players cheating in hutt ball. I told them I saw it. They defended having done it. and of course bio-ware does nothing. (yes i sent a ticket)

Today, on my way towards an objective, i saw another player fighting ... Scarjaw?... on Ossus. I threw a couple of attacks in to help as i was running by. The other player left the fight and raced me to my objective, stole it from me, then started sending me Private messages about "That's what you get!" "you're so mad right know, are you yelling at your screen?" and calling me names. It might be okay if this was an isolated incident, but this happens multiple times a day on various characters. I am to the point that I am on the offensive with certain players or group[s of players as soon as I log in. you idiots have me stooping to your level just to play the game.

Who do you think you are to talk to people that way? Do you realize that being "good" at a fantasy video game may not be a "good" thing? Do you realize that I pay $15 / month to play this GAME too? I'm 6'4", 260 lbs, with a background in military, oilfield and construction. Do you think that any of you would have the courage to speak to me or treat my like that face to face? I know I would never treat someone like that...And then, I realize that my frustration has born out in me behavior almost as bad

So go ahead and laugh at me, get all your friends together and try to shame me. You are after all, the same people that play the game, right? And if you're not one of the people that I am talking about, and you see what I see and do nothing?... you are a coward too! I wont even speak about Bio-ware's complicity.Bottom line is, (as of right now) I will not be subjecting my self to all of you whining, petulant, rude, narcissistic, bottom dwelling, childish, cowardly, vulgar, entitled idiots after this months subscription. but you can guarantee I will be making it my goal in life to ruin what you have ruined for me and others. I have never played another video game before, nor will i again. I played this for love of star wars. And now, with the strongest emotion possible, I despise you!
Hey bud... I'm 67. I've played several games. And frankly as someone else pointed out it was not always this way. Certain crowds tend to gravitate together. And it's most unfortunate.
Several folk have complained about the "public chat" on the servers. I have no idea why so many think they are a total bad azz just because they can trash talk everyone and everything under the sun. It really actually makes them look small IMO.
Just a note on my past:

A long time ago I was a part of one of the most respected guilds in a particular game. My son is a webmaster ... even back in those days. I watched a new group come in (about the same age and temperamant of what you have described. They ment they were going to take over the guild ... and they did (for a while). What those idiots didn't know is that my son OWNED the server that our guild was meeting on. Yeah .. it really was a good time up until that point. I wont go into details... but I refuse to be another part of a guild ... ever ! BUT I do enjoy this game. And I hope to stick around a bit longer ... (hopefully).

HEY !!... don't let these knot heads ruin it for ya ! You hang in there ! Take the high road and move on. Hopefully you will stick around !



Best Regards !
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WayOfTheWarriorx
05.20.2019 , 06:33 AM | #9
Welcome to Hell.

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DarkTergon
05.20.2019 , 07:08 AM | #10
I see a lot of you are blaming kids, it's not just kids, there are plenty of nasty adults in this game too. I've seen more supposed adults do stuff like this then kids. Worse, I've seen people bring this up in these forums, and been flamed for it, by adults.

Best thing yu can do with players like that is just put them on ignore, won't stop them robbing quest stuff, but you won't have to listen to them
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