Rusty X picks up seven day ban on his smurf; but like any fat nerd, has backup account ready to go
Account Suspended: Ticket ID: 67565\r\nMatch ID: 18986788\r\n\r\nGM Explanation: Do not use your hero skills to grief your allies. Do not intentionally feed. Do not steal your allies items. : 150.7 hours remaining.
Heh don’t let this cute little encounter give you false hope that the Report A Player system is worth much. While it’s nice to see some serious crush being delivered, as mentioned in title: most turds who care enough to troll someone have more than one account anyway and won’t miss out on the action due to a well-deserved ban.
The real point here is that Report A Player is inferior to the vote kick function as far as real-time problem solving. If someone’s ruining your game, yeah it’s nice they may get some punishment for it, and that this may deter them from being a shitstain in the first place, however it’s not going to put an immediate stop to those shenanigans like kicking them from the game does. Vote kick is efficient and effective in short-term problem solving, and swapping it out for the Report A Player system merely shifted power into the hands of griefers, instead of away from them. On top of this, Report A Player requires an army of administrators to review cases and deliver punishment, while vote kick requires none.
Vote kick MUST be brought back to HoN. We will keep bringing it up until S2 takes notice just like we did with the Hellbourne map advantage. It makes zero sense removing an extremely successful and important feature that literally 90% of the community supported, just to bring in an unwieldy and less-effective one. Just chalk it up to another lesson learned and make this right. And you don’t really have to remove your Gamemaster staff or Report A Player system either–doesn’t have to be one or the other. Just have them work hand in hand with vote kick. If vote kick was removed because people were abusing it, which creates an unfriendly community for some, which honestly seems like the only possible reason whatsoever it could be removed, then set up a review system whereby Gamemasters can remove a kick leave from someone’s account if they were unjustly kicked (they weren’t afk or griefing).
You don’t just toss out something with a 90% approval rating. Come on now.