@sweltering-nick said in Should Griefers be banned?:
@scrubber89 said in Should Griefers be banned?:
So more often than not on a Galleon, people enter the game, f*** s*** up, then leave. Few examples from my games this evening...
*guy joins the team, throws our hard earned loot over board or hides it.
*two guys join our team, constantly dropping the anchor and raising the sails so we cannot get anything done or move anywhere.
*guy joins the team, kills our pigs that we spent half hour finding and catching.
In your opinion. Should these people be banned from the game (or given a warning) or are they not breaking any rules and are within their rights to ruin the game for genuine players?
Implement an "Avoid Player" system, you can add players you want to avoid on your list, that way the matchmaking system will not put you in a team where they are, nor will the matchmaking put them in your team...
That way, if enough players have put said griefer on their list, the matchmaking system will eventually not be able to find this griefer a team they can join... Forcing this griefer to play alone, regardless of boat/ship size.
Perfect way to deal with Griefers and/or other people you dislike... several birds with one stone.
The avoid player option already exists, just add them to the block list under the xbox app if you managed to catch their name and report them whilst you do so.
As for the rest there is a reason they posted this with those being majority of the points: https://www.seaofthieves.com/news/top-feedback-points
"Investigating: We are also considering options around moving ships to other world instances if they are caught in a griefing situation. This is a slightly more complex change, so we are currently investigating this to understand exactly what it would take, and the value.
Work in progress: A key change we are working on is to allow players to select whether they want their ship to be open to others being matchmade with them, or closed so that it's invite-only. This will allow players to manage how many people they want on their ship, invite friends and decide whether or not to allow other players to join them. We hope this mitigates one of the key reasons for people misusing the brig. It also has the added benefit of allowing players to sail the galleon with a smaller crew if they desire, or the sloop with a larger crew. We've had a lot of feedback and requests for this so we'll be very happy to deliver this functionality.
Work in progress: We are working on automatically matchmaking by microphone status. The game already detects if you have a microphone plugged in, and matchmaking will now prioritise matching you via your mic status.
Investigating: We will be adding the option to filter by language for matchmaking so players can find other players who speak the same language to crew up with. "