Oh, you know that guy? He’s in every game. Maybe he’s playing obnoxiously loud music over his mic, or rapping about your mother’s alleged part-time employment as a facilitator of salacious services. Or he’s spamming links to his totally legit keygen website for free stuff. Or he’s screaming profanities at everybody for not doing this, that, or the other thing exactly as he demands with exasperated invitations to go and kill yourself, while demonstrating a (not so) startling lack of competence himself. Or he keeps asking, “Is dit ‘n meisie? Is dit ‘n meisie wat praat? Is dit ‘n meisie wat praat? Is dit ‘n meisie? Is dit ‘n meisie? Is dit ‘n meisie wat praat? Is dit ‘n meisie wat praat? Is dit ‘n meisie?” for the entire game because you made the mistake of being not male and asking for a heal that one time.
Yes, you know that guy.
And now Blizzard is shutting him up.
With the introduction of a new “silence penalty” ahead of the Legion expansion launch, World of Warcraft players who are reported by other players and “found to be abusive in chat or engage in inappropriate chat behaviors”, will be muted in most public channels in the game for 24 hours, or even more.
“The first time a player is silenced, their chat will be restricted for 24 hours. This duration will double for each silence penalty received after the first, and there is no maximum,” according to the notice. “This means that players who receive multiple silence penalties may find themselves unable to chat for a very, very long time.”
Ha. Ha ha ha. HAHAHAHA. Can we get this in every other game ever, too?
Via The Verge.