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What does Reporting someone ACTUALLY do?

 

So say some idiot decides to nerd rage in chat and calls everyone retarded (insert swear word here) because he crashed his ship into an island and blames everyone else for it which reporting option would you use and what does it do?

Now say that same idiot decides to start shooting his own team mates because he has the emotional control of a 5 yr old which report option would you use and what would it do?

Say theres a group of BBs hiding in a corner of the map being completely useless in a game which report option would you use and again what does it do?

 

So far i understand that theres a Karma system which the way i see it is completely irrelevant because your the only one that can see it (unless im wrong) and lets face it people can have the best match, kill everything in sight and still wont get complimented so the whole Karma thing seems a bit pointless but what about the serious stuff like people being complete (insert swear word here) and deliberately going out of there way to mess with people. Does reporting them actually do anything? If it does how does it? and which option would you use for that?

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If someone is particularly toxic in chat feel free to mention to your team... and maybe enemy team if done in open chat that maybe he should be reported for 'misbehaviour in chat' if he gets enough reports he will enjoy a 24hour chat ban this is really the ONLY report that will have any effect.... all the others are a placebo for you to vent your displeasure....

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The non chat reports apparently do get recorded and if enough get filed then apparently a gm will take a look at them and if necessary take steps against the user. 

 

As the rest said only chat report has ' direct effect ' if enough different people do the same report. 

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On 1/3/2018 at 3:19 PM, Egoleter said:

Reporting a single user mutliple times during the same battle has no effect, other then to reduce your number of available reports.

I believe this to be not true. I think reporting a single player with different kinds of reports lowers their Karma equally to the number of reports. Not sure about same kind, but the 'reporting multiple times having no effect on Karma' is probably a myth. Would be interesting to know though.

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Carma is pointless. I lost 2 points after a game were a flamer picked me, shot me etc.

The reportsystem is abused. Kill someone and they report u, don`t do what a player "demands" u to do....he reports u.

Had a bad game....here is a report on u.

 

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Like mentioned above, it's conceived as a fluff placebo feature by most due not hawing instantaneus effects. But thats not the complete truth.

WG is like any game company that has limited resources, so they haw some ammount of people for set tasks like community managment and freelancers with fluff titles and decour manage the most of the low tier community intigues, the few moderators keep the forums clean and the image of the company in check also providing insights to the board about community trends etc. But thats a literaly small ammount of people actualy and they dont necessarly haw the privilegies to ban accounts (muting and hot line report to the HQ are the only frequently used tools).

 

Thats where the automation kicks in. WG in particular decided to write a lot af bots to handle the technical details of reporting problems. There is a backlog, so don't be delusional that no information is gathered. The treshhold of a serious offender is usually centered around repeated offense. There is a black list, and you could even blame MM paranoya of consecutive bad teams (it's rng and the people % better at the game at the current timeframe anyway). That black list is way easier to handle for a small ammount of personel. Now untill you meet the treshold of actually getting penaltysed is a totay another aspect. Reports usually are split into categories, so if it's a report about in text slurr they get only an ingame chat report of that paricular case, if it's unsporsmanship behaviour - a replay file. But even this is behind a treshhold because storage space is limited, so only multiple reports in an particual case are gathered based on the frequency that accours and who is to blame.

 

It boils down to: if two people argue ingame chat, throwing acusations and slang around, they are only hindering themselves by ocupying their atention away from the game. All users are expected to ignore, or respond at their own peril. The language used has to be really foul and racistical for a mod to take action on muting that particular user. Reports of unsporsmanship behawiour is the greyest area there is - It's not as direct as actually aiming and shooting at your team with main batteries, but as indirect that it could be accounted to bad internet conection, personal issues like a mother forcing the user to eat his meal and plain noob behaviour based on performance long term.

 

The keyword is intentional repeated offense, so a troll ruining one battle can be easy buried among all the history withount any.

No game developer want's to reduce his playerbase, so even the gray area of moding is left as a bonus feature to play this game.

 

So in cocnlusion: get inovative, naming and shaming is only limited to the WG forums and public feeds. All WG can do is take down yt videos, but they are more inclined to look it up later on and if its a ranked battle that you lost due unsporsmanship behawiour and it costed you the last star for 1st tier, you might get your justice sooner. And the penalty appropriate for this offense? 1 day Mute, 30 day ban from the game? to be frank, it's not for any user to decide.

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Please note, that filter avoidance on the forums and strong language can lead to warning points issued by the moderating team. You might want to change your post to avoid that (or you are not better behaving then those you want to report ingame anyway).

 

Reports for chat misbehavior can lead to automatic chat bans if enough reports (not necessarily from one battle) are accumulated.

No one, except Wargaming, knows if the other options do anything at all.

 

Reporting a single user mutliple times during the same battle has no effect, other then to reduce your number of available reports.

 

Karma is only good for getting more daily reports and compliments.

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