Callvote Kicking and General Abuse (Soution?)
I'm sure everyone has witnessed the abuse of callvote kicking. I find this to be a huge indicator as why Qlive may not be as popular as it should, especially with newer players. I'm a huge advocate of ensuring all players are given an equal opportunity to play, because without this, the game will indefinitely continue to die and fade away into the darkness. No one wants to deal with a game or activity if they are always threatened to be kicked, or actually kicked. Only a sadistic fool would succumb to such treatment...
What are the rules of callvote kicking?
Are players reprimanded for callvote kicking abuse?
If so, how is it even enforced? Demos? Sounds a bit exhausting for the 'community' to enforce this rather than ID software directly, as it should.
Every time I'm on a server, I witness a group of 'Qlive bullies' (funny term, I know) callvote kick a player for the wrong reasons. The reasons are always selfishly charged by immature kiddies. I feel Qlive is basically ran by a small group of players who control servers by callvote kicking players who aren't that good, don't know the strategy on a particular map, or just because they don't like them. This kind of behavior is rampant and it doesn't seem like ID really cares, or they are just not aware of the problem.
It's a bit ridiculous that ID even allows such behavior on their servers. Why would any new players ever want to play this game when they are constantly kicked by a misguided ignoramus? How are new players ever going to learn if they're constantly kicked from playing above their own skill level? It's the best and fastest way to learn. I have no problem with new players playing above their tier... we were all there at one point..
What are potential solutions to this problem?
Will ID even care to make an attempt to regulate their unregulated servers?
ID has lost control, and the kiddies are running wild on their servers absolutely destroying the experience for the up and comers. I've always felt Qlive is a social experiment to see how people will act if left unregulated... as always, people have run wild doing whatever they want because there's no visible authority to ensure a proper code of conduct is enforced. Qlive is turning into an adolescent joke of a game because of this. Callvote kicking is only a small part of the issue as people are screaming out racial atrocities like it's going out of style...
Can we regulate this game and enforce the guidelines set in placed if people act inappropriately? As it stands now, this game is for the 'punks.' ID needs to make this into a respectable game if they care to prolong the life or raise interest in this game.
Last edited by c3; 08-11-2012 at 07:55 PM.
"I feel Qlive is basically ran by a small group of players who control servers by callvote kicking players who aren't that good, don't know the strategy on a particular map, or just because they don't like them."
Conspiracy theory of the year award?!?
I don't see this big problem at all, some noobs are kicked at times (too often if you ask me), but thats just because they join too high skilled servers and destroys the game for everyone else. And btw, how can you "abuse" the callvote kick when you still need over 50% of the votes? And it's not even possible to callvote in game.
Reasons why I'd ever kickvote players:
1. Being an absolute jerk to all other players.
2. Ping's way too high and consequently leads to 3.
3. The player does not belong in the skill level.
I think most new players don't even care about tiers and just join games. The solution to that is to stop players from playing very difficult servers(besides duel, since the way that game mode works is different). There's no reason why a tier 2 player should join a more difficult game and ruin the game for the other players. As for ping, most people who ping high that play on east coast servers are Brazilians. They can easily join the Buenos Aires server, where they would ping much better. Upon a quick look, I see only two servers(although completely empty), which requires a change. We have a lot of South American players and we need servers there. Mexicans and Central Americans usually join Texas, so they don't ping nearly as high as Brazilians. Heck, I don't mind if they have high ping, as long as they don't warp all over the place and play an appropriate skill level.