Not just a kick function. A way to report people for hacking or bigotry.
I am always of the mindset that people spewing bile, hate, racism, anti-trans rhetoric, and the other truly VILE things should be reported and, eventually, banned.
You don’t allow these people a platform to be hateful people to others. And losing access to their game is the only way to teach them ‘I get in trouble if I say bad things!’
I’d say a report function should be priority #1 come launch day. I’ve already seen a few nasty things when a run fails.
Like, things that made me think “That guy needs less ‘Pew Pew’ and more ‘Time to lie on the doc’s couch.’”
This is call “internet”. A lot of a-hole and troll on internet, just ignore them, if you have to be too sensitive about that, just get off your PC and do something else. There is way more important things to fix in game, beginning with the Dodge system they ruined
Awww, threatened by the idea of a report system?
With your attitude, I can see why.
No it’s not, because then they go on to continue ruining games by spewing hate.
I have never played a game where the report feature could be abused to that extent.
The same ‘argument’ was brought up when Phasmophobia added a report feature; The game would die. Only innocent people would be reported. No one would play anymore.
None of it happened.
That was PvP
You were on the server with about a hundred other people.
In Darktide; you can get 3 reports, maximum, per match.
On top of that; you get matched at random.
Let’s assume the threshold for your reports being looked at is 15:
What are the odds that all 3 players are going to report you for no reason if you do nothing wrong in 5 different matches in a row?
In a day?
In a week?
Answer: Almost never going to happen.
Yet people act like any report feature can be abused even though…Report features have existed for over a decade and are almost never abused in small-group games.
Also, for everyone saying ‘Automated reporting sucks’. I never said ‘automated’. Report systems should always have a human element.
And punishments for people who abuse it.
But looking at some replies; There are people in this very thread who would get hit with a temp ban, if they act the same way in game.
And they’d deserve it.
All you need is a mute button. If someone is legitimately trolling with their actual gameplay then sure, they should perhaps be punished, but I don’t understand why words on the internet should get someone’s $40 flushed down the drain.
EDIT: Actually screw it, I’m gonna say there shouldn’t be a report button at all. Mute and kick, and if the rest of the team doesn’t want to kick, then that means you’re the one with the problem and you should leave.
They are ruining the game for OTHER paying players, and not contributing to a friendly game-space.
Then mute them and kick them. Your analogies do not work. If you can’t kick them, that’s because the others in the lobby do not have an issue with what is going on, in which case it’s you with the problem and not them or the guy you want to kick. The problem is solved.