Something needs to be done about actual griefing. And before I continue, I'll just say Lots of people mistake bad experiences with PvP as griefing, but my recent experience was an actual griefing and it ruined my whole day.
My friend decided to leave my game because they had to leave. I decided to finish the current voyage myself. I was in the middle of returning my bundle of skulls back to an outpost after soloing a long voyage. The voyage was quite difficult to do my self and took quite a while to finish it.
Then a random player who was quite high a rank (he also had a huge ego and nasty/rude behavior. A pc player probably based on chat use) joined my crew and saw a sunken ship. He wanted to stop there. So he typed some pretty rude demands and labeled me some offensive and rude words. Note, I didn't wanna risk my life to stop and check it out. I told them nicely, I couldn't risk it after I've died many times to other pirates, failing this voyage multiple times and just wanted to get my loot returned to an outpost so I can quit the game to go relax. But they continued the harassment of rude behavior and chat use, continuously stopped my boat, continuously took the wheel from me and basically blocked me everywhere from returning to the outpost.
In the end, he decided to report me for lack of teamwork and somehow came up with the idea of throwing all 4 of my skulls off the ship and then steered my ship away from the skulls. He then took some gunpowder barrels, multiple times try to kill me with them, but he died himself in the process. Instead, he sunk my ship multiple times with it. Throughout this whole griefing, I remained calm and told them to stop multiple times like a decent human being. That griefer did not comply at all. In the end I lost everything. So therefor, I am very reluctant Rare, that we need some fixes to this!
We need these option Incase if griefing or poor teamwork:
• kick players off a crew for bad teamwork/griefing.
•turning a crew to private crew or solo to ward off random players joining you Incase hey ruin your current voyage.
•in game actual player report system.
•sloon vote down to one vote, to put a player in brig.