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Dear captains:

We would like to remind you that we want the environment in Naval Action to be different from most other online games.

Forum and sea trials rules are going to be enforced in the open world. The punishment might be delayed but it will still be inevitable

Here are the rules that we want all to use http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/2346-forum-and-sea-trials-rules/

 

Consistent violators will be banned from chat: Initially for a week and then forever. 

Our bans are universal and are account based. So if someone is a smart guy and plan to create a new character for cursing his account will be banned even he deletes the character. 

 

If you come across the offensive personality report him by using the report message function (in chat). Don't get provoked. If someone is trying to provoke and you know you can be harsh with others you put him to an ignore list (better be safe), or use one of the allowed age of sail cursing methods: http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/3722-profanity-usage-in-game/

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If its enough of a problem to ban people why don't you disable Global Chat and Cross Team Battle Chat?

BOOM problem solved and would have zero effect on gameplay. 

Its like obnoxious children on a playground.

If its this bad with a couple hundred testers that know or know of each other cant wait see when there are a couple thousand.                                                                               .

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there is the help and the global chat which goes to every nation.

Do you think its a good idea to remove global chat so that everyone will now spam the help channel? I dont think so. And the help channel is 100% needed right now. The ammount of new players asking for advice is huge. And you wont always find someone from the same nation willing or able to answer your question.

 

As Admin says:

You can block/ ignore any player you like. If you see bad behavior, report it.

You can even disable global chat completely in the options.

 

Id you choose to follow neither of these options you actively agree to the kind of trouble it can result in.

If players are constantly using foul language and swear on others the admins will get to know that. (when you report them)

And they will take care of those subjects.

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I see your unimpeachable logic at work here.

I have "agreed" to the behavior problem by not using block/ignore and disabling global chat rendering those features useless to me and is the recommended solution but cannot be removed from the game because they are essential.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Yes I do think its a good idea to remove all trans national in game chat.                                                                  

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My favorite days in potbs was when international chat was not possible. Other nations were these mysterious aggressors and when you beat them up they couldn't spew hateful things at you in chat.

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I like that idea Chustler. Grapeshot-we could still have private conversations. Its not like anyone is currently discussing anything of importance in global.

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implement alliance system. remove chat with enemy nations. implement forum cool down not allowing a player to post in forum while logged into the game or within 30 minutes of quitting the game. :D

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Ignoring problems does not make them go away and maybe people do have the need to talk or write their opinion in the way they feel not in the way other think they accept it,,, :wub:
One can say or write terrible and horrible things in a polite way, But another can write nice things in a terrible or/and horrible way,

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"Initial Chat Ban for one week."

 

Why has my chat ban not revoked currently approaching 3 weeks, the reason for the ban (green on green TK) has been resolved in the meantime, so clearly I was correct in my assertion that the mechanic was wrong.

 

Revoke ban please.

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It's not all about fighting and sometimes it's nice to talk to players of other nations as we pass (not Americans obviously - joke!).

How can we do that without global chat?

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It's also a basic human right, free speech and is something that makes this game so appealing, the social aspect. Also take away the 30% of effective communication we get from chat (assuming the bigger 70 is action/ body language which we don't see) then the factor that helped avoid nearly all combat throughout history, communication would be lost. People have to learn to talk nice to eachother, a basic life skill.

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It's also a basic human right, free speech and is something that makes this game so appealing, the social aspect. Also take away the 30% of effective communication we get from chat (assuming the bigger 70 is action/ body language which we don't see) then the factor that helped avoid nearly all combat throughout history, communication would be lost. People have to learn to talk nice to eachother, a basic life skill.

 

Free speech does not apply outside of public environments and only applies to Government.

 

This is Admin's house.  When you're a guest in someone's house, you respect their wishes as to your speech and behavior or you'll be thrown out and prohibited from coming back.  :)

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My favorite days in potbs was when international chat was not possible. Other nations were these mysterious aggressors and when you beat them up they couldn't spew hateful things at you in chat.

 

You can turn off global chat if you want

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I agree with Mouse of War that it is nice to be able to communicate with a passing vessel in this, sometimes, vast and solitary ocean environment. So I would not like to see that aspect of this game go away,.

 

At the same time I also agree with the Administrators strict attempt to curtail the recent in-game rants that the Admin posted (as an example of what will get you banned) on this forum a few days ago which included racial slurs and very vulgar imagery language.

 

If word got out that this game tolerated, and was a haven for, the above example of in-game chat then this game could risk the chance of never getting out of the gate at the level the Devs are hoping. We have to remember that once the game is open to the public there will be many young and impressionable players online who do not need to witness such small minded talk.

 

I'm a firm believer in giving everyyone a second chance.. But a permanent chat ban after a second simlar offense as described in the example above, might be better for the game and for the future of it's gaming community.

 

Big props to the Admin for staying on top of this issue. Better to punish the offender than punish the community at large for the beligerants behavior.

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Неприемлимое поведение французского капитана

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handling language issues in the forums is already ridiculous and is going to be impossible after EA. Also many EA players are not going to come here to read rules and are probably not going to read any "click to agree" rules you put in the game.

We are going to have to tolerate bad words until language rules are directly in game and dealt with entirely in game.

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handling language issues in the forums is already ridiculous and is going to be impossible after EA. Also many EA players are not going to come here to read rules and are probably not going to read any "click to agree" rules you put in the game.

We are going to have to tolerate bad words until language rules are directly in game and dealt with entirely in game.

 

Ignorance is not an excuse. Let's not pretend otherwise.

 

We've had this discussion before, those who did not agree at first, changed their minds later and learned to play by the rules.

 

~Brigand

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Well the danish nation chat is already exploding in insults, anti gay rhetoric, modern politics..
Ad generel idiotic behavior from both Danes and Russians.

A way to split nation chat into more than one channel base on language is needed. With a danish, english and russian chat.

 

 

The alternativ is that most danes put most Russians on ignore and the Russians do the same with the danes. And that is not the solution in the long run.

 

And the community really need to see that you take it serious when players use the report function.

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Admin is aware of the Danish chat issues.  Please right click offenders and use the "report" button.  I guarantee there will be actions taken once the Developers have had time to review the reports.

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I must say that many players in Denmark have a really painful reaction to cyriilic letters in the chat. Constant insults towards those who don't speak english are common. I guess these individuals have never seen the french or spanish national chats.

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