#0 - 2006/10/14 07:38:34 AMGreetings customer service forum and hopefully someone who can help.
I come from the roleplay server - Steamwheedle Cartel - and we have ourselves a bit of a situation with a core group of people intent on 'griefing' a good number of us at every opportunity. In fact, for the past two nights, these people have gone out of their way to attempt to ruin two player run events. One of which has been going on monthly for five months with nary a disruption until tonight.
Several of these individuals have been reported for their actions on numerous ocassions, yet they are still in game and even flagrantly boasting about how 'nothing will happen' for their actions. One claims to be an ex-gm and therefore is immune from action due to his previous standing with Blizzard, another claims to be paid to play his account.
I pose to this forum a series of questions in hopes that you can provide us answers - and hopefully solutions to this group:
1. Is is legal for players to use cross faction communication to yell a racially derrogatory term that starts with N?
a. Can this be traced back to the person doing it via the logs the gm's have access to?
b. Is this a bannable offense if it happens at player run events?
2. When a certain group of players continually attempt to betlittle and impede the work of player run events with verbal, physical and visual means - what is the point at which the GM's will actually do something? There has been at least three 'huge' events on our server in the past two weeks these - and ONLY these people have come to and attempted to ruin it with:
a. infernals being released in town
b. cross faction racial slurs
c. spamming the same phrase repeatedly
d. jumping around the 'event' area and doing other emotes to intentionally disrupt
3. How many strikes on an account before the people are 'banned' for good?
4. Is there any way to facilitate an observer at one of these scheduled events so that the GM's can see for themselves what this group is doing? Of course - observed on the 'down low'..
This is a serious issue that is not only affecting the Horde, from which these players are, but the Alliance as well. It has come down them literally making a show of every single event that is public and even those that are not. Restore the faith in us, please. Answer these questions or at least forward them to someone who can.
I thank you for looking at these and hopefully providing some insight for us. I can safely say, many of us are standing beside ourselves after the 'n' thing tonight and are very seriously doubting the credibilty of harrassment enforcement policies on our server.
We are following the rules of the server, but to be honest, when people like this intentionally and continually go out of their way to ruin the world we are trying to create - it becomes very easy to just give up and stop playing.
We don't want to let them win.
I look forward to your replies and thanks for your time.
If I may direct your attention to these relevant threads:
Druid Gathering: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=29926142&sid=1
Subsequent griefing boast thread for their actions: [removed]
The Trial thread - more boasting: [removed]
Topic of these griefers on the SwC archive: [removed]