Hey JmZ, a player named Psychocola has brought this to attention.
I've had some bad experiences on the Leet US server over the past couple days, mostly due to one player, but I have no demos of them to show, because I did not realize until today that Savage had an "automatically record demos" option. So instead, for servers that do not already have the following rules, I offer a few suggestions that I (perhaps naively) hope would help prevent these things from happening again.
No homophobic or misogynist remarks.
I got into a heated argument with this player over what he did (and I realize that in itself was a breach of the rules; I would understand if I was muted or kicked for it), and he called my team "fags" and a "bitch woman team", among other insults. Racism is already a kickable offense, why not homophobia or misogyny? I realize not everybody shares my politics, and I don't expect anybody to like me, but I would like to play Savage knowing that somebody who insults my sexuality or my gender will be given the same treatment as somebody who insults my race.
I've been thinking about it, and I want to re-ask for a rule specifically against anti-homosexual remarks.
I quote from the rules of newerth.com's forums:
Also note that using the word "gay" to describe something as stupid/lame/dumb is not allowed
Why not have the same rule for newerth.com's official servers?
I absolutely agree that it's expected that some players will use anti-homosexual slurs in a video game, but if people started to be muted or kicked (or just warned
) for it, surely the prevalence would go down? I'd imagine that more people would switch to other insults rather than boycott a server that doesn't allow it.
Here was my response.
About misogynistic and homophobic comments, I am fully on your side Psycho. Unfortunately, due to the fact that this game is predominantly 10-25 year old males, the chances of the community following such a rule are marginal at best.