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Posted: Jan 14th 2009 1:55PM Holgranth said

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My pet hatred of Sony is inclined to ask: Well what did you expect from those losers?"

The rest of me agrees with the article there are asshatts in every kind of online enviroment but I actually find the Virtual worlds (And ffa pvp) seem to REALLY bring them out. That can only be compunded by lack of moderators and lack of things to do.

Posted: Jan 14th 2009 3:12PM (Unverified) said

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I cant believe this is actually an issue. I thought the world had solved the problem of self-policing. Ebay has done it, Wikipedia has done it.. EVE has done it.
Take your pick Sony, go play eve for 5 minutes and then ask CCP (nicely) if you can apply their 10 year old standings game mechanic that keeps would be griefers out of the clean areas of the world and into their own slum HELL (yes i said it) where they can grief each other up all they like.

Problem Solved.

Posted: Jan 14th 2009 11:39PM Jesspiper said

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"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split , as a general thing." - Robert E. Howard


The same can be said about online gamers. If most online gamers weren't "safe" behind their computer screen, there is no way they would be saying the things they do, because chances are most people who the griefers go after could kick their ass in real life.

Posted: Jan 15th 2009 4:29AM TehKlute said

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Ban them all. I wouldnt loose any sleep if they banned a million griefers.

Posted: Jan 16th 2009 5:25PM ZenJitsu said

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I completely agree, avatar removal just makes sense. On the ignored person's side, either they could just let them see the ignored people and not be able to interact with them (punishment) or the ignorer would just disappear from their interface as well. It'd be like Dr. Crusher's shrinking universe from that Star Trek TNG episode (/geek). At least then they might start to understand the ramifications of their actions, and everyone else can hang around the crowd they want to.

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