Some small changes to chat and voting today

TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
We have made some changes in both the public 'normal' beta as well as the opt-in today.

These changes effect Official servers only.

Global chat has been disabled on Official servers.
Vote kicking has been disabled on Official servers.

If anyone is violating game rules please send a report here: www.americasarmy.com/contact/abuse

We are currently working on some new anti-grief / ROE type systems. Our end goal is to make it so that any time someone would need to be vote kicked, the system will deal with them automatically.
The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

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  • Keebler750Keebler750 Posts: 3,569Beta Tester
    Global during round, or none at all? That's a big social hit for people actually having fun...!
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  • TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
    For now it's just disabled.
    We are taking this one step at a time, so things are very subject to change.
    The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

  • ={101st}=Whiplash27={101st}=Whiplash27 Posts: 2,096Player
    Global chat as in VOIP or typing?
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  • Keebler750Keebler750 Posts: 3,569Beta Tester
    Ya....I always think "VOIP" and forget about the text chat...Oops.
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  • TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
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    The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

  • Keebler750Keebler750 Posts: 3,569Beta Tester
    Roger that. Standing by for further info.
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  • -Ner0--Ner0- Posts: 1,570Player
    No kicks for abusers? I know we can report them, but admins are to slow.
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  • TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
    We're adding in new systems to automatically deal with abusers, and making new systems that will improve admin response time.

    The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

  • [ENG]Uni-Sol[ENG]Uni-Sol Posts: 3,181Player
    Never a more fitting time to 're-ask' for callouts :mrgreen:

    http://forum.americasarmy.com/discussion/comment/15220/#Comment_15220
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  • TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
    Team voice and text chat are still in.
    The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

  • SSKnecaboSSKnecabo Posts: 2,721Player
    Make sure to add the insults casually tossed around as callouts then.
  • [ENG]Uni-Sol[ENG]Uni-Sol Posts: 3,181Player
    Still can kick to spectate for idlers?
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  • SacchoSaccho Posts: 1,577Player
    Still can kick to spectate for idlers?

    I would guess they want the built-in timeout for not moving to handle that instead of having players kicked for, eg, not playing aggressively as last man standing.
  • TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
    Correct. We are going to shorten the automatic timer for moving someone to spectate for being idle.
    The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

  • =IK=SgtBadazz=IK=SgtBadazz Posts: 160Player
    Hope there are some cool privates then. Part of the fun of the game is talking to friends that are on the other team.
  • -Ner0--Ner0- Posts: 1,570Player
    We have made some changes in both the public 'normal' beta as well as the opt-in today.

    These changes effect Official servers only.

    Global chat has been disabled on Official servers.
    Vote kicking has been disabled on Official servers.

    If anyone is violating game rules please send a report here: www.americasarmy.com/contact/abuse

    We are currently working on some new anti-grief / ROE type systems. Our end goal is to make it so that any time someone would need to be vote kicked, the system will deal with them automatically.

    What are the reasons?
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  • TheTotsTheTots Posts: 2,279Player
    We stepped back and took a look at the most common complaints we get daily.

    Abuse / harassment from players on voip was way too common.
    Abusing the vote kick system was also way too common.

    Item by item we are breaking things down internally and looking for the best fix for each thing.
    The Official servers should be a safe, friendly place to play.
    There should be no insults, vulgarity, etc on them.


    Some examples of steps we are taking internally right now:

    Improved ROE system that will auto-ban griefers
    Removal of visible ping to stop that constant harassment (you will see your own, not anyone else's)
    Improved Admin response times and an improved reporting system


    I could go on, but this at least explains the basic idea.
    Expect us to keep trying little things like this up until launch.

    Please keep in mind this is for the Official servers ONLY, you private server guys will still have all the options you always have.
    The game wasn't made exactly to my specifications, so I feel it's broken.

  • KaabobKaabob Posts: 7Player
    I just used mute when people got annoying, but yea, I can see why they complained a lot.. A lot of whiners in global voip when we are trying to play, however we have a lot of great laughs too. Glad to see your exploring options, not making a sweeping change.
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  • -Ner0--Ner0- Posts: 1,570Player
    edited August 2015
    Me, as a single player don't see much abuse, verbal, chat or vote abuse. But I understand you (DEV's) maybe think there are a lot abuse because you get feedback from many people every day. But I think one single person won't see a lot of abuse, if you understand what I mean.
    You will never get a abuse free game.
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  • -Ner0--Ner0- Posts: 1,570Player
    I like the ping thing ;)
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