This is common in some multiplayer games: get enough behavior reports in a short period of time, get banned automatically.
This is a ripe system for abuse in competitive MMOs, and a particularly vicious outbreak occurs in New Worlds where the combination of a winner-take-all prize and a very narrow list of participants is the best target for your wave of offensive false reports. makes. Now, it looks like New World players have figured out that they can target their enemies with reports triggering a 24-hour ban… just before a time-limited combat event.
New World players are widely saying they have been banned for no reason, or that their company membership has been banned just before the massive war. Meanwhile, representatives for Amazon Games have muddled the waters with conflicting statements.
Posts on Steam forums, Reddit and other social media give anecdotes of the restrictions. “50 people are now banned in my 100 person company” reads one reddit Post. “We have to leave our hard-fought zone because everyone can press report twice? It’s crazy we need a fix ASAP,” the post continues.
“So there is a war in my company today and the company we are going to wage war against informed our top players so that they can get a temporary 24-hour ban and not be able to participate in the war,” says Huh. a post on the forums of the New World. Posts complaining about automatic restrictions date back to the end of last week — although some people on Reddit started complaining about automatic restrictions in the New World beta earlier this year.
In another, now deleted, Reddit post details from a company member who discovered the process of banning the highest level members of another company prior to the incident of war, then exploited it. probably the most dangerous, two clips A streamer for the wiki site Fextralife confirms that the report seemed like a massive abuse of the system that he was temporarily banned. Streamers are often targets in games with massive reporting problems.
Moderators and customer service at Amazon are giving mixed messages. Posts by Some mediators There appears to be a threshold reported for triggering the automatic 24-hour ban. Other Moderators on the New World Forums to emphasize He each report Reviewed by a real human.
All of our restrictions are reviewed by a human before making any decisions. I’ve randomly researched specific reports of inappropriate moderation from Twitter, pulled chat logs and found every instance a code of conduct violation.July 24, 2021
This has caused a bit more confusion in the community, certainly due to mounting evidence that some 24-hour restrictions are of course automatic. An enterprising user on the New World forums has compiled a detailed list of evidence Around the issue of compiling both forum threads and social media posts.
PC Gamer has reached out to Amazon for comment, and will update if we get a response.
For my part, it’s not a particularly incredible scenario. I’m familiar with this problem, and I’ve seen it in other games before: I love Foxhole, but it suffers from the exact same issue. Do something a big clan might not like, even if it’s not against the rules? Prepare a mass report and auto-ban.