Re: Banning of the following needed
Date: February 16, 2009 08:34PM
Funny enough I talked with both Lancelot, Master and Nelson about this suggestion, to make a few more person with the authority to give people a ban, or a least just a temporary ban, just yesterday. This is not meant as a group of persons who can moderate the tone, but only step in, if its gets extrem, as I can understand it did yesterday (*note). They would also be able to step in if a hacker, like the one we have seen the past few days, is abusing the game. I know we have XuuL and in sometimes Alexey to step in, but unfortunately they are not here so often as many of us would like.
I could suggest a few person who would be good to have as such moderators, not because they are good players, but because they know the game, its history, they know the other players, they play regularly and they seems to be responsible and mature enough.: Hallali, Paars, Nelson, Lancelot and I wouldn't mind taking on the task myself, but thats up to others to judge.
Hopefully none of these will have much work to do, but they it will be good to have someone around if/when the problems happens again.
As I have said regarding the hacker issue before; If people can make such a obvious hack like the one we have seen the past few days, then people can make a hack that is more modest, and thereby harder to detect. If we know, that it is possible to hack that easy, then the mistrust and accusing will spread very fast. Playing with only people you know is the solution to this problem, make it so only registered people only can host is not the right solution, banning people is not a solution (but a necessary action to be taken as a consequence of the problem) - the only real solution for me to see is, that the security gap is closed, and that it is been done fast. I know that both Alexey and XuuL have other things to do than messing around with conquerorgame, and that they are doing a good job already, but I hope they will find the time to work on the solution soon.
*Note: In my opinion people can say fuck, call each other names, argue and so on for all I care - but going to the extremes and having no other point than to ruin the fun for everyone else is a good reason to give ban - after a warning though. Also using a hack/cheat should lead to a immediately ban. Yesterday the hacker/cheater was online, while Alexey also was, and Alexey was aware of his presence, without doing anything. This kinda made me sad... but I do hope that he had his reasons not to step in at that moment.