Edit- CP Has spoken. There will be no changes, but I am okay with that. I trust the team to continue operating the forum, and I will try to be more open minded. I guess I will just start flagging abusive convos again, and I ask that any readers do the same if there is something flaggable.
I know that I have asked this in the past, but every couple days I am reminded that my forum browsing experience would be better if this feature was fully implemented. I am posting a thread publicly rather than privately messaging as I hope that with a little support from the community it might get some traction. If this against any rules, I am apologize in advance. I mean no disrespect.
Just to clarify for other readers, the current Mute Option only stops notifications from popping up but you still see anything they have done by browsing normally.
I pride myself on being a very positive person. I find joy in helping others and giving them happiness while searching for my own. I do not like negativity. I do my best to help fix whatever is causing it to be present, or just avoid it.
There has been more and more fighting happening lately, I just woke up and read a few new threads before getting ready for work and I really feel like I am watching a a freaking reality show. This is ridiculous, there is sooo much bad blood that has been generated for whatever reason that half of the time an instigator speaks on a topic with different opinions it degenerates into varying levels of drama. Usually just low key sarcastic remarks which are okay I guess, but plenty of times it has evolved into personal attacks on people.
There will always be negative people and some people can ignore it and continue their lives as best they can but plenty of people just get sucked into the trap and end up contributing to the problem. Take this image below for instance.
I had just beat someone with my Arcanyst Lyonar. It is a terrible "meme "deck by the way. I got added after the match after using Martyrdom on a friendly Illusion to heal myself for 11 HP, and I was wondering if he had any questions, advice or maybe even just say “Golly! That sure was a cool deck idea! I don’t often see many Arcanyst cards!” (not sure why I chose a country response). Instead, I got this. The first line of text(hidden) was something along the lines of “Let me ask you a serious question, are you retarted?” There was a little bit more at the bottom but he deleted me before I could screenshot properly.
In my defense the dispel play was pretty complicated because I had to get my Lightbender in the right spot, dispel 2 lethal threats, remove a couple bodies and try to AoE dispel as few of my own buffed Illusions as well.
Also I would like to point out that this is only the 3rd hatemail I have ever received. This game has a much better community them any other competitive game I have played.
Just someone being toxic I know but I like to talk about my decks Also had to help my male cat give birth to the 22th set of twins in the last 2 weeks, that is probably why I took so long. And what decks don’t run dispels nowadays or ever really? Jeez man, I know you were angry but come on…
There will always be toxic people and I believe that the Ignore Function is the best way to deal with them like 90% of the time. If you disagree with someones opinions that is perfectly fine. If you dislike someone and you attack them it is not okay. If you are constantly being attacked it is a natural response to lash back out at them if you have no other option. Ignoring prevents this and is preached as an excellent tool in many different games for these types of situations.
When you are provoked you need to either remove the threat or dispel it so that you can re position and continue fighting. Please give us the option to dispel our fellow forum users if we feel that it is necessary. You could even limit our number of dispels, for instance you can only mute if you have Lightbender badge, as reading the Welcome Post is something everyone should do. Another option would only be able to mute people that have been flagged a certain number of times, or just having no restrictions would be a good idea now that I think about it.
Again, I apologize if this is against the rules and I do not mean any disrespect to the administration, but I hope that this feature will be re implemented in the traditional sense. The forums are great, myself and many many other enjoy spending time here but I think something needs to be done about this issue. Any input would be welcome. Discussion, ideas, favorite hatemail convos, further flaming to prove my point, etc…
TL;DR: We should be able to fully mute other forum users. The Ignore Feature is one of the best ways to prevent negative behavior in online communities. Currnet Mute Option only stops notifications from showing. Expansion looks amazing too, good job CP. Really excited for the new stuff.