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Gaming Concerns

Hi Everyone,

We have had a rash of rather questionable gaming activity lately that includes suspect Diablo submissions, suspect screenshot submission, and members submitting gaming activity for Gorefest from gaming that happened prior to the competitions start.

We have been extremely patient and lenient with some of these behaviors, but due to the increased volume of incidents, I am going to ask the Fist to pass all upcoming issues immediately to the JST.

This is simple folks. It is the good dude rule. If you are doing things that could be interpreted as exploitive to our gaming systems, you need to stop. At the very least you need to engage Drac to determine if your sketch-ass-behavior is cheating.

Please see the note below from Drac reference our latest and completely unacceptable behavior.

"Hey folks, need you to impress this on your gamers: it is absolutely NOT acceptable to submit stuff for Gorefest that was played prior to the start of the event. I just had someone submit a shitload of screenshots for stuff played on the 13th. Gorefest started today. The 13th was five days ago. No bueno."

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:38 AM
Frostyicon

What about people that play a lot of games during the weekend then spread them out through the whole week turning the daily cap into a weekly cap basically?

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 1:12 PM
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I'm pretty sure that's not kosher. The RoC explicitly says it's a daily cap and doesn't really leave any wiggle room for e.g. playing 20 matches one day and submitting 10 that day and 10 the next. You can take it up with Drac to see if it's something they'd be willing to adjust, but I really wouldn't want to push it without getting clearance first.

I also really want "sketch-ass-behavior" added to the Covenant somewhere.

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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You're pretty much doing a manual version of what the site does if you do that. Seems tedious.

Now, if you are playing enough over the course of a weekend to cap out for two weeks, and then slowly submitting all those shots over the course of two weeks so you can meet daily caps and bypass the weekly cap, that is an intentional system exploit. And that is bad.

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 9:32 PM
Sithbloodfyre

Perhaps this is a question of, does a daily gaming cap serve us adequately, or would a weekly cap? There are people who don't live on a M-F 0900-1700 schedule.

Me, for instance. My work schedule is 48/96. I go on shift one morning at 0800, and don't go home until 0800(ish) 96 hours (4 days) later. If I am able to game a boatload on my off days, but not if my on days fall on a special event. Would a weekly cap serve me (and others like me) better so I could get a week's worth of gaming in during my four days off?

Would that be a rule change to at least consider, even if it doesn't eventually earn approval and use?

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 9:50 PM
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There is already a weekly cap, Sith. Literally the system will queue all your activity and push it out on a daily basis. So you can do a full week in one day if you want, or do it slower.

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:40 PM
Sithbloodfyre

Yes, but I'm talking about a rule change, not a system allowance. Unless I'm misunderstanding, the idea is, people are playing games in a day (or a few) and submitting them for "the rest of the week," which is not allowed.

I'm asking, is it worth it to look into a modification of the rule for "a weekly cap" to potentially allow for this under a specific set of circumstances. Or not, because if "games only count on the days they're played" is the only rule we'll follow, I support the rules we all adhere to.

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:46 PM
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The issue is someone playing a game before Gorefest and submitting it to that competition after it starts.

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 11:11 PM
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Yeah, there's no issue if you play a whole bunch in one day and then the Clusters pay out over the course of the week.

It's just the issue of submitting things for Gorefest that were clearly played prior to the start of the competition.

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 4:11 AM
Sithbloodfyre

Ahh, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification, gentlemen. You are the best. :)

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 9:05 PM
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Just remember the week resets on the rollover from thurs to friday..