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I don't know if I'm one of the fewer ones who's bothered to death by this - but I'm more and more tempted to just uninstall Battalion 1944 for a while and give it a break.

As much as I'm loving the game itself, the toxic behaviour that I see in 99% of the games is absolutely atrocious and it genuinely puts me off to play any more.
I myself come from COD4 and loved playing it to death. It's via COD4 that I met one of my current day best friends and the game's given me a lot more friends as well that I still keep in touch with today.
The social aspect of a game like this is an important part for me. If a game is perfect for the full 100% but has a toxic community - I won't bother with it. I really cannot enjoy the continuous flaming, disrespecting and trolling with vote-kicks all the time.

To give an example of how bad it is for me;

In the past 5 games, I've had 3 matches where I was receiving vote kicks all the time by some flamer for no reason. In all of those, I got whined at continuously for not doing what someone else wanted me to do.

Fun detail: I'm talking about Unranked as well as Arcade. Not Competitive.

Is there ANYTHING that will be done towards trying to get this community to be less toxic like this?
It's really offputting in many, many ways and I honestly can't see people enjoying this game if they don't even get a chance to play it casually without being flamed left/right or vote kicked.

I know turning off text and voice chat is an option - Voice chat is already disabled for me. I do not need to hear continuous flaming in my headset while I'm trying to have fun. Text chat is not disabled however, because I still want to try and get in touch with those very few non-toxic players that are out there who don't seem to feel the need to whine every time they die, or who feel the need to troll and just be downright disrespectful to others.

I've had a few friends who were interested in Battalion 1944 who also hooked off very early because of the toxicity going around.
I'm currently at around 85 hours and I will try to continue to support the game as long and as much as I can - however if this toxicity is going to continue like this, for me it'll end up with me writing the game off; despite the game being a pure bless of a shooter already.

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Wax,

I completely understand where you are coming from.  Over the years, in every game, there has always been a level of toxicity that exists, and it has always been a real turn off.  I can only suggest that if you like the game, but don't like the toxicity you find on the general public servers, you might consider the alternative.

The alternative is to play on "family friendly" servers that are managed, sponsored and hosted by groups like ours.  On our servers, members manage the "toxicity".  Bad language, poor sportsmanship and all the other general bull that accompanies toxicity is managed right out of the server.  Sure, we get the occasional A-hole that jumps in, but they aren't around long, because we remove them in an expedient yet diplomatic fashion, before they become a major problem.  It's not just the 509th, there are many groups which provide servers that promote a more "positive" environment.  Those groups may also have different "in-game rules" that are different from the 509th and are not tactical crouch.  Everyone has their own preference.  The point is,  there are like minded people out there with available servers, that try very hard to maintain a "family friendly" environment as much as possible.  Groups like us want to provide an enjoyable gaming experience for everyone, including the family.  So, if you like the game, but don't like the toxicity you find in the general populace of Battalion 1944 servers, there are alternatives out there that try hard to maintain a fun, competitive and enjoyable experience without the toxicity.  I am only suggesting, if you haven't already,  to consider this option before giving up on Battalion 1944.

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15 minutes ago, 509thTactical said:

Wax,

I completely understand where you are coming from.  Over the years, in every game, there has always been a level of toxicity that exists, and it has always been a real turn off.  I can only suggest that if you like the game, but don't like the toxicity you find on the general public servers, you might consider the alternative.

The alternative is to play on "family friendly" servers that are managed, sponsored and hosted by groups like ours.  On our servers, members manage the "toxicity".  Bad language, poor sportsmanship and all the other general bull that accompanies toxicity is managed right out of the server.  Sure, we get the occasional A-hole that jumps in, but they aren't around long, because we remove them in an expedient yet diplomatic fashion, before they become a major problem.  It's not just the 509th, there are many groups which provide servers that promote a more "positive" environment.  Those groups may also have different "in-game rules" that are different from the 509th and are not tactical crouch.  Everyone has their own preference.  The point is,  there are like minded people out there with available servers, that try very hard to maintain a "family friendly" environment as much as possible.  Groups like us want to provide an enjoyable gaming experience for everyone, including the family.  So, if you like the game, but don't like the toxicity you find in the general populace of Battalion 1944 servers, there are alternatives out there that try hard to maintain a fun, competitive and enjoyable experience without the toxicity.  I am only suggesting, if you haven't already,  to consider this option before giving up on Battalion 1944.

I most certainly try to find these servers. It's a pity, however, that most servers seem to be empty most of the time and that there's a zillion empty servers in the list which, in my opinion, is caused by the easy "click to join a game" button.. It'd be interesting if there'd be more of a focus on the actual servers people set up as well.
I tried having my own server, but alas nobody joined at all so I ended up stopping with it, as I'm not looking to pay for an empty server.

While I completely agree and understand;

I'm also talking about Competitive play. I definitely am intrigued by the whole ladder thing - but when you get arseholes who continuously whine and shite all over other players because they think the game evolves around them, then how are you going to keep people interested in that mode? It's a huge turn off. Truly is.
I haven't touched the game once since those last games because I'm currently just done with the community.

I'll have a gander through the servers again soon, but for now I'm actually satisfied with a break from the game.

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Wax, 

I completely understand your frustration.  Since COD2 until present day, I've always been a tactical crouch player.  Never gonna change.  When Alpha came out, I was stoked to play, but I knew I was up against the wall because I understand the background, the types of games and the POV the devs are coming from for this game.  So, when I started playing Alpha, There were times that I was completely ridiculed for the way I played.  You see, I don't care to know how to do the jump shooting and sprinting and all that.  My group plays to win the objectives by taking the objectives, not by hunting down and killing all the players on the other team first.  There are differences in game philosophy and how people play.  In my opinion, there is room for all different types of game philosophy that can be applied to how someone plays this game.  Some players understand where I am coming from, some don't.   But, I have to disclose, It's been that way for the last 17 yrs and I didn't expect it to be much different this time either, so hang in there!

Regarding the servers.  Until the mod tools come out, a lot of dedicated servers, like ours, will be restricted to players that are affiliated in some way with the group that runs the server. That is the largest reason why they are locked. Without the tools, you can't do much to help control what goes on in your server, when it is open to the public.  Right now, you can't even kick a player with out going through a cumbersome command line process.  That is why I am advocating that you might search out some like minded groups and see what they have going on.  The 509th sends out notifications to our members and friends regarding when and where we are playing.  Others may as well.  Once tools come out, I think you will see more dedicated servers populated on a regular basis, and open to public play, including competitive play in their own styles.

I know right now it is frustrating, I just say to myself that good things don't usually come easy.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, 509thTactical said:

I just say to myself that good things don't usually come easy.

Nice one.. Wise one..

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