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some suggestions: 4/7/2012 17:01:19

Drosselmeyer
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i think this would go along way in helping us avoid those players that we would prefer not to play with. have that # of players that blacklisted him divided by either games played or different people played with.

also, i would love to see this, and maybe boot % and also some kind of win % rating (for the particular player set up they are currently in)...all visible in the game lobbies next to their user name as opposed to the having to click on their profile.
often, games will fill up before i would be able to check all the profiles myself, along with the game settings so i usually have o skip this step and end up not enjoying it because of some crappy players.

i would buy the membership in a heartbeat if something like this was implemented.
some suggestions: 4/7/2012 17:03:25

Drosselmeyer
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oops, edit to the first paragraph. this is suppose to be the very first scentince

"why not display % blacklisted by others for each player?"
some suggestions: 4/7/2012 17:20:33


Richard Sharpe 
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No point in doing that unfortunately.

For one, there are those who will make fake accounts to BL specific people to make them look worse.

Second, by publishing such numbers it will allow the jackasses to realize just how often they have been blacklisted and just spur them to make a new account. In this instance, ignorance truly is bliss as the blacklisted players often aren't aware of their poor reputation and thus keep plugging along.
some suggestions: 4/7/2012 21:55:22


Perrin3088 
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the idea would work effectively, only if there were no free accounts.. and I think that removing them would be highly detrimental to the game.
some suggestions: 4/7/2012 22:07:39

Drosselmeyer
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this isn't the case at all.
to make a dent in my 2000+ games for example, someone would have to create at least 100 email accounts, 100 warlight accounts and find, join & blacklist me with each of those accounts. that would take months just to give me an extra 5% blacklist rate.

for a player with say 500 games, the troll would have to do the same process about 25 times to make the 5% dent. This would still take hours or days of time which no one would actually do.

and on top of that, if you base the blacklist ratio off of players played with as opposed to games played, the troll would have to triple or quadruple all of those numbers i mentioned above to create the same 5% impact.

*note: not sure if you have to play in a game to blacklist someone or not. if not, the troll would still have to spend 1-3 hours making those 25+25 accounts only to make a small dent which will quickly lessen as the good guy plays more.

as far as the trolls making new accounts... who cares about that? at least we will then be able to easily filter them out with a simple 50 game minimum function.
some suggestions: 4/7/2012 22:10:50

Drosselmeyer
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perrin, there's another good idea. maybe only make this function i describes visible to members. that way the noobs wouldn't even be aware of these stats and wouldn't have motivation to do what richard said.
also, if those trolls pay for a membership, by the time they find out, they would already have invested money with their account which would give them incentive to take better care of it. (aka dont get your paid account stuck in the blacklist blackhole by pissing everyone off)
some suggestions: 4/7/2012 22:32:37


Min34 
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I still think the "whitelist" is a good idea. Also you have to see amount of times that a player booted another.
some suggestions: 4/8/2012 01:11:27

Drosselmeyer
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whats the whitelist deal? i dont know how accurate that would be but i guess its the same kind of concept.

ya, i think i made a post about that here a few months ago. i would like to see either of these in effect.

but whatever it is, i think displaying at least some information in the game lobby next to their name would be a huge help.
some suggestions: 4/8/2012 08:33:41


Min34 
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The whitelist is the opposite of the blacklist. If a player plays nice and good you can put him on the whitelist.
some suggestions: 4/8/2012 13:06:42

Hennns
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@Drosselmyer To blacklist somebodyall you have to do is to go to their profile and from there it`s possible to add to blaklist and/or add to invite list. So evrything a troll would need is a link to your profile, wich the only need to play one game whit you to get.. But now they can get it from the forum to;)

I agree whit richard and perrin.
some suggestions: 4/9/2012 00:24:55

RvW 
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Anyone with half a bit of automation knowledge can write a quick little program that creates hundreds of accounts and lets all those accounts blacklist (or whitelist) players. Sure, if done lazily it would be easy enough for Fizzer to detect (and correct), but that's a lot of work which could've been spent much more usefully. In other words: let's prevent the incentive.
some suggestions: 4/9/2012 01:39:57


Ironheart
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if the system sin't broken why fix it agree with rvw
some suggestions: 4/9/2012 07:45:35

Drosselmeyer
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iron heart - that doesn't mean you shouldn't look to improve something. warlight was great back when there were 20 maps, but if we applied that kind of thinking, we would still only have 20 maps to play.

Rvw- you need to create different emails for each account, but that's not too hard. i know a few places where you can get 100's of emails for only a few bucks. the only other barrier is to limit ip's, which most don't know about but i doubt warlight monitors that...so you and the others are right about that.

THEREFORE, same concept, but use this whitelist thingger instead of the blacklist. that way, the trolls cant exploit this in anyway. of course, you will need some kind of simple algorithm behind it, otherwise trolls would just whitelist themselves with their fake account. so just keep some kind of whitelist to players played with OR whitelist to games played ratio in effect.
if you keep the exact ratio a secret, that would help even more.

the only negative of this would be that ppl would be constantly asking to be whitelisted...however, that's okay because that also means they will actively play in a favorable manner.
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