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CC_Sly #1 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:08 AM

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Hey Tankers.

 

Toxicity has been an issue in all multiplayer games with the ability to communicate freely. We understand that Blitz is no exception to the rule and we aim to create an environment that fosters positive experience and not toxicity. In order to help move us towards that goal we are constantly looking at the data and listening to your feedback. A constant in both cases has been that General Chat is a source of toxicity and negative experiences. After discussions with the entire team, it was determined that NA would switch off General Chat when update 2.6 is deployed. 

 

We had several issues with General Chat:

  • The space was hard to maintain and moderate effectively
  • It generated a lot of customer service reports
  • Some of our tools to moderate General Chat were not stable
  • The toxicity that the space produced was far higher than the positive contributions coming from it
  • A lot of the discussion that was happening in the space was, frankly, awful 

 

Ultimately this lead to the decision to turn it off. Fear not, for both Clan Chat and Private Messages are still going to be available. We still want you to be able to interact with one another in the game. 

 

We appreciate your understanding in this decision and hope this helps us create a better environment and experience for you guys! 


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CustardCreme #2 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:10 AM

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CC_SLY, I didn't mean to offend you In my post if you think I did, I am sorry :(

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Ryan_Dazel #3 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:10 AM

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Finally. The discussions there were HORRIBLE.

Edited by Ryan_Dazel, 28 January 2016 - 12:11 AM.

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__ikener__ #4 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:10 AM

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+1

 

Good call! :honoring:


 

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Panbun #5 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:11 AM

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I fully support this decision. The last time I saw General Chat, it was being used for online dating and match-making...not to mention the spam and profanity.

cashcashme #6 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:11 AM

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But I saw Shawk_91 and A77a7 (or whatever his name is) giving good advice in it yesterday...

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FlammeumDraco333 #7 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:11 AM

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General Chat = General Mayhem

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_Meta #8 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:11 AM

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CustardCreme #9 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:12 AM

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Oh yea :( Someone made me feel bad in general discussions. Also, is this why EU, RU, and ASIAN server doesn't have general chat aswell?

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Not_A_Fascist #10 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:12 AM

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View PostRyan_Dazel, on 27 January 2016 - 04:10 PM, said:

Finally. The discussions there were HORRIBLE.

 


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ThemasterTanker1 #11 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:13 AM

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Aww, no more of this. :(

 

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FlammeumDraco333 #12 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:13 AM

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View PostThemasterTanker1, on 27 January 2016 - 07:13 PM, said:

Aww, no more of this. :(

 

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potatosparkle #13 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:14 AM

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Aw man no more entertainment.

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MorphmanMVP #14 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:16 AM

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WG has handled General Chat horribly, they just don't want to keep working on it. If you guys don't want to moderate the chat then turn blocking back on and make the name thing work. Turning off the GC is a terrible idea, not everyone wants to use the forums and GC is usually a quick way to receive an answer. Don't quit on something because you don't want to do the work to make it work.

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Ookla_the_Mok #15 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:16 AM

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Cc sly, farming upvotes.


ErikBlack #16 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:17 AM

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Thank-you!

LE_gend_VI #17 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:20 AM

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1 step in the right direction! Thank you guys. Focus that void in space with some tutorials or at least links to how to tank vids.

 


Klaus_Klavier #18 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:21 AM

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I was never on there anyways

 

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tlouie #19 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:21 AM

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If turning off General Chat results in even an infinitesimal improvement of network response, that would be awesome.

ApoC247 #20 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:21 AM

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Thank you,just a ceespool.
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