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What is acceptable local "banter"?

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Hilti Enaka
Space Wolves ind.
Solyaris Chtonium
#1 - 2016-12-21 22:51:49 UTC
I'm at war with a particular group who like to camp pipes with alt logi and log off traps. One particular player seems to take exception if he is out played. My question is how many times is it acceptable for this particular player to write abusive messages to you in local before something is done about it?
Paranoid Loyd
#2 - 2016-12-21 22:54:38 UTC
Report him if you think he crossed the line.

As usual you have been playing this game for entirely too long to ask such silly questions.

"There is only one authority in this game, and that my friend is violence. The supreme authority upon which all other authority is derived." ISD Max Trix

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Neuntausend
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2016-12-21 22:55:09 UTC
Without knowing what he wrote, my first reaction to this thread was: HTFU! It's just smacktalk.

That being said, CCP won't know when your feelings are hurt. And they don't sit there reading chat logs all day. You would have to tell them if you want something done about it.
DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#4 - 2016-12-21 22:55:10 UTC
Hilti Enaka wrote:
I'm at war with a particular group who like to camp pipes with alt logi and log off traps. One particular player seems to take exception if he is out played. My question is how many times is it acceptable for this particular player to write abusive messages to you in local before something is done about it?



you have been here how long and don;t know about f12?

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Salvos Rhoska
#5 - 2016-12-21 22:58:57 UTC
Hilti Enaka wrote:
My question is how many times is it acceptable for this particular player to write abusive messages to you in local before something is done about it?


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ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
Infinite Pew
#6 - 2016-12-21 23:52:13 UTC
Hilti Enaka wrote:
My question is how many times is it acceptable for this particular player to write abusive messages to you in local before something is done about it?

Preferably never.

Twisted Let nature take its course.**





**EXCEPTION: If said player is about to have a full blown meltdown and everyone in local is jeering him on.
Yang Aurilen
Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry
Templis CALSF
#7 - 2016-12-22 00:11:56 UTC
PROTIP:
You can be racist to the french by joining calmil and calling galmil frogs or surrender monkeys since Gallenteans are descended from French colonist. Each side doesn't bat an eye if galmil gets called a frog/s since it's all CCP approved lore.

Post with your NPC alt main and not your main main alt!

Sark Nosha
Nosha Trading Empire
#8 - 2016-12-22 00:36:42 UTC
Say whatever you want in local - That way I know who to avoid.
Sark Nosha
Nosha Trading Empire
#9 - 2016-12-22 00:51:34 UTC
i don't really care at all what people say - say what you want
I'm more annoyed by SPAM and scams - thats what I mean by avoiding
Chopper Rollins
hahahlolspycorp
Brave Collective
#10 - 2016-12-22 01:06:15 UTC
OP starts a thread hoping to talk about how he outplayed someone, it's not particularly effective and seems to have gone off the rails.


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Wanda Fayne
#11 - 2016-12-22 04:02:48 UTC
TIL an NPC character can wardec...

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Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
EDENCOM Defensive Initiative
#12 - 2016-12-22 09:20:48 UTC
He just realizes he is bad at the game and cant do anything about that than express his defeat in local.

I would just say: Git gud!
And I would block him because he is only cluttering local...
Salvos Rhoska
#13 - 2016-12-22 11:40:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Salvos Rhoska
To be real about this:

1) Nothing will happen if you dont report it.
2) Probably nothing will happen if you arent reasonable in your report(at worst youll get in trouble yourself for wasting GM time)
3) The outcome is probably largely dependent on which GM handles it, the history of the player you are reporting (and yours) and the specifics of that incident (including your own actions to the person you are reporting)

My advice is do not respond to the player, and ignore/block them if you so wish.
Try not to take anything that happens in EVE personally.
Lulu Lunette
Savage Moon Society
#14 - 2016-12-22 11:40:32 UTC
I'd say as long as it's not offensive IRL let him have it.

@lunettelulu7

Sweet Adamas
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2016-12-22 13:32:20 UTC
This is funny


i remember years ago nothing was sacred. gifs being dropped into local. mothers sexual preferences explored. No one cared.


I think this was because a lot of soldiers were playing and not so many American university students
Salvos Rhoska
#16 - 2016-12-22 13:53:56 UTC
"Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me"
Used to be the status quo.

Yes, things have changed.

I think its a waste of GMs time from the pressing concerns of other players.
I acknowledge though that according to EULA/TOS such abuse is not allowed on the part of anyone, and that those complaining about abuse, as clients, are nominally entitled to an experience without abuse.

Ive submitted such reports myself here on this board, but never ingame.
My reasons for doing so here are to keep threads ontopic against individuals intentionally and obviously trying to derail it, especially via ad hominem or deliberate misrepresentation.
Othran
Route One
#17 - 2016-12-22 13:59:27 UTC
Hilti Enaka wrote:
I'm at war with a particular group who like to camp pipes with alt logi and log off traps. One particular player seems to take exception if he is out played. My question is how many times is it acceptable for this particular player to write abusive messages to you in local before something is done about it?


You have a choice :

1) Don't respond in local - tends to drive that type batshit crazy :)

2) Respond but then its 6 of one, half dozen of the other as to who said what to who & why.


Local "banter" which can be petitioned is basically racist/sexist stuff.

If this follows a gank/fight then its unlikely CCP will do anything other than close the petition unless it offends someone other than the aggressor.

tl;dr random offensive stuff in local will attract a mute/ban if its flagged up; offensive stuff in local after a gank/whatever is unlikely to get you anywhere unless you can prove (for example) that the other player knows you're gay and is throwing abuse at you for that reason. Best just to let them rant without responding to them really.
Pix Severus
Empty You
#18 - 2016-12-22 14:11:52 UTC
Sweet Adamas wrote:
I think this was because a lot of soldiers were playing and not so many American university students


EVE players then.

EVE players now.

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#19 - 2016-12-22 15:51:49 UTC
Hilti Enaka wrote:
My question is how many times is it acceptable for this particular player to write abusive messages to you in local before something is done about it?

Zero times.

Pirate smacktalk is fine, abusive messages are not.

Please contact Customer Support with the details and we will take care of this.

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer