We are now just over 120 hours into Round 2 of the Great Jedi War. To say that I have had a small amount of issues with conduct in Gaming would be an understatement. I have tried to handle this cheerfully and endeavored to keep a friendly atmosphere. That has not worked so far. First a disclaimer: If you have been playing by the rules and doing your best to keep your matches pleasant for your opponents and fair, this is not directed at you. Do not be offended.
If you're out there looking for loopholes to leap through to earn a piece of digital bling, and are willing to compromise your integrity to do so then make no mistake, this is not a polite warning. This is the Fist laying down how things are going to run for the remainder of this competition, and continued jackassery will not be handled kindly.
In the last five days I've observed the following issues:
The above listed items have all been addressed with the individuals who were involved with them.
The Forfeited Match I referred to was an incident when one member had lost the first two Matches, was frustrated and gave away the third match without playing it. Obviously this has some serious implications if it were to be allowed. The ROC already addresses Forfeit Matches, short version is that you need to contact the Fist to determine if the match will be valid. Long version available on the wiki.
In terms of conduct issues that have been brought up to me, there have been more in less than five days of Pazaak than in the entire previous Round of JA and TOR. Following several reports, both by the DGM and Unit Leaders, about gaming conduct. That in and of itself is absolutely ridiculous. We're talking about an automated card game. Its not something like swaying which someone could do without even knowing what it is. You have to go out and TRY to cheat at this game. There needs to be thought put into exactly what part of this tiny and simple game can be twisted to provide a near non-existent advantage in an online club's competition.
Match Dodging: Escalates from a Warning, to a 3 Day Gaming Ban (which will apply during the GJW) with email to Justicar and loss of awards, and finally to a 1 Month Gaming Ban with loss of awards and anything more the Justicar would like to apply.
Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Initial warning, followed by a ban (length TBD by the Fist, GM, and DGM based on the incident)
Falsifying Matches: Letter of Reprimand, removal of awards, 3 Month Gaming Ban
I did not enjoy writing this News Post. I'd much rather see the top News Post (with default view!) on our site be the one below it about Episode VIII and IX release dates. Our Club is better than this. All of our Members have the potential to be better than this. Lets keep the remainder of this event clean folks.
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