Okay, how on earth is this community event even a thing?
I mean, teamkilling?
Who's idea was it to ACTUALLY take Nymphi's suggestion for this?
I just wanna give you guys a friendly reminder here about the ToS in APB: Reloaded.
Just gonna leave this quote here:
APB: RELOADED™ Code of Conduct and Policies
B. Prohibited Conduct
PLAYER MAY NOT, IN CONNECTION WITH PLAYER'S USE OF APB: RELOADED™ SERVICES:
8. Engage in "disruptive behavior" in chat areas, game areas, forums, or any other area of the APB: RELOADED™ Services. Disruptive behavior shall be deemed to include, but will not be limited to, conduct which purposefully interferes with the normal flow of gameplay or dialogue in a Service area. Disruptive behavior shall also include, but not be limited to, commercial postings, solicitations and advertisements.
D. Harassment Policy
Harassment or griefing consists of flagrant misuse and abuse of game mechanics with the intention of distressing and offending other players. So what's a game mechanic? Game mechanics allow players to interact with the world and each other. For example, the ability to ram cars is a mechanic. The ability to place objects in front of objectives is a mechanic. Use of game mechanics like these is by no means considered harassment in and of itself. The key to determining whether the mechanic is being misused or abused is to determine "intent". What was the person trying to achieve through their actions? Were they purposefully trying to disrupt someone else's game? While an action may cause others distress, it is not considered harassment until it is determined by APB: RELOADED™ that it was done to intentionally cause distress or to offend other players.
In other words:
You are told to officially break APB's Code of Conduct by harassing players and disrupting their normal gameflow? By just teamkilling them if they maybe just want to play a normal mission? By ruining their fun in APB if they maybe just don't want to participate in the event?
And if that wasn't the worst already, you EVEN GET REWARDED FOR DOING SO?!
Was about to play a few rounds when I saw this event popped up, nope'ing the f' out of this game for today.
What were you thinking when you put up this event?
I get that these are community created events but that doesn't excuse an event that clearly violates the Code of Conduct every player is supposed to keep?
And what's next?
The "ram into in-mission player's cars" daily activity?
The "follow an in-mission player and type their position into all chat at all times" event?
The "don't let players that are in missions complete an objective by griefing it" day?
Really, these community events were a nice idea but don't just pump them out without using common sense.
Edited by Hollowchick, 31 August 2016 - 02:21 AM.