J'Kla wrote:Another issue we had was mainly from what can only be seen as childish behaviour we sometimes saw when we were running our Trivial Pursuit on TMP we did on a couple of occasions have a player who thought it was clever to jump on and around the question master. It would have been nice to have an ignore option let's call it shun that not only silenced the chat but made the Avatar invisible ....
The background to this is that over the last few weeks we’ve been seeing more inappropriate behaviour in the Cavern than usual, in particular some pretty unpleasant sexual harrassment (guys following women around, standing directly in front of or inside them, etc.). It’s proving quite difficult to deal with by the usual methods (we appear to have a repeat offender, amongst others, whom Cyan have been great about removing, but he keeps returning), and a few people have told me that they are starting to discourage others (e.g., their kids) from joining or are themselves leaving the game as a result. Short-term we’re going to have to cope with this as best we can, but long-term I’d like us to find a more creative and effective solution, and I think that J’Kla’s suggestion could be one. So I have three questions:
- 1. Is a function like this technically possible? (It’s happened to me once or twice that I’ve linked into the Cavern to find that an avatar everyone else is talking to is invisible to me; linking out and back has always solved the problem. Is there something going on there that could be made into a feature?)
2. If it is, is anyone currently working on it or could anyone imagine working on it in the not all-too-distant future?
3. Would it help to develop such a thing within a reasonable timeframe if it was funded in some way by the community? For something as directly useful as this, with such an immediate and tangible impact on player experience, I’m pretty sure some people would be very happy to donate real money.