Its time for me to post another controversial thread because quarantine has made me bored out of my mind. If you want, skip to the second issue of stacked punishments cause the first issue is really just me ranting LOL
I'd like to talk about two issues for now:
First and kinda unimportant issue:
Randoms on the forums
I don't see why morons in the GFL community who have nothing to do with ze constantly feel the need to provide nonstop commentary on SERVER/SERVER CULTURE issues in this forum. I get the obvious irony here seeing as I hardly play ze, but hey at least I've played before :^).
yes i also know its a forum where anyone in gfl can contribute but like
no one cares about what a forum moderator or about what a gmod server admin thinks about ze issues
this is literally you @motorsteak
SECOND AND ACTUAL IMPORTANT ISSUE
I seriously don't understand stacked punishments, and I think they are a stupid form of dealing with rulebreaking in a server like GFL. Stacked punishments should only really be in place if there was a huge lack of server admins. The obvious solution to this issue would be to implement stacked mutes, since long punishments may be necessary if the server cannot be kept under watch at all times. This would prevent a dedicated troll from just coming on at 3 am when no admin is on to screw around.
In a server like GFL, which is THE biggest CS;GO server, is kept on near 24/7 watch, and has a report system, there certainly is no need for stacked punishments.
Under the system of stacked punishments, here's what admins can do:
1. Gag permanently for small offenses like hitting a bind
2. Mute someone for a week for having a bad microphone one time (perhaps mouth too close to mic, etc)
3. Be assholes to players and bait them into getting long mutes/gags if they retaliate like normal humans would (going back to the double standard I mentioned in an earlier post)
4. Something that JUST happened btw: permanently ban a player for throwing pistols at item chasers and causing 1 second delays in a person getting an item. Seriously?
Why did we stop evaluating offences in context? A person spamming the n word and boosting and blasting earrape on microphone can be banned/punished for less time than a person who hit a silly copypasta bind on his keyboard. You guys are turning into the fucking US justice system with stacked punishments.
There's also a huge issue with a lack of warnings. I literally have not seen an admin warn another player or communicate discontent since 2018. Hey guys, remember communicating? Even under this system, don't you think a person would stop rulebreaking if you just remind them that they will be muted/gagged/banned/ebanned for a long time? Nah, instead lets just mute/gag/ban/eban instantly, and then be assholes when people complain about it.
I feel like we've lost the spirit of ze. Trolls who are doing harmless things to keep the game fun are being treated like malicious e-terrorists who hold the server hostage. This may be due to an admin team full of silent randoms who are gonna leave in a year anyways, or other factors. Regardless, I don't think the spirit of ze is keeping the server permanently silenced with no fun/spice whatsoever. An admin team that just two years ago embraced a spirit of casual trolling and fun is now intent on stamping out all attempts at having fun.
THIS IS NOT TO SAY THAT I THINK ALL TROLLING IS OKAY. People who boost, do huge item trolls like walling everyone off, and people who blast 150 db earrape on the microphone are malicious and should be punished as such.
However, there simply isn't a distinction being made anymore. Have you guys forgotten what ze is? Fun, chill, and casual at its core.
As a long time player and undeniable troll, I feel sad when I see fellow players and friends be punished like Al Capone at his prime in 2016. A system like this is doing lots of harm to ze's culture of lighthearted tomfoolery. Ignorant, out of touch, and unreasonable admins are the root of this problem.
Stop playing ze like its your fucking job, start warning people again. and abolish this dumb system for good. I'd love to see a return of lighthearted fun along with admins who contribute to that fun culture as well.
and seriously, please don't put your two cents in the comments if you don't play ze or are named motorsteak