Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 22

Thread: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    26,051
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,401 times in 524 posts

    Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    And you can play Overwatch for free on PC, Xbox One or PS4 from today until Tuesday.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    10,700
    Thanks
    1,268
    Thanked
    981 times in 761 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z77 Pro4-M
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570 (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial DDR3 1866MHz
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M4, 480GB Crucial M500, 2TB Seagate SSHD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • XFX 650W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2913WM & Philips E-line 234EL2SB
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Bit draconian if you ask me.

    I remember when gaming used to be a bit of fun.

  3. #3
    IQ: 1.42
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    old trafford
    Posts
    912
    Thanks
    103
    Thanked
    44 times in 43 posts
    • Tunnah's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8P67 PRO
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 2700K
      • Memory:
      • 12GB DDR3-1600
      • Storage:
      • Various SSDs, 90TB RAID6 HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1080Ti
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone 650w
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li PC70B
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • 40mbit Sky Fibre

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Biscuit it's competitive play only, not the full game. It messes up a lot of matches apparently.

    I've never tried the game myself, or did for like 5mins when in beta. Might give it a whirl this weekend.
    Last edited by peterb; 22-09-2017 at 05:59 PM. Reason: Language/swear filter

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    436
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    32 times in 22 posts

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Bit draconian if you ask me.

    I remember when gaming used to be a bit of fun.
    It's completely acceptable to me, i got put off LoL and OW competitive because of the amount of flaming thundercu...douches who scream and shout unnecessarily or irrationally go over the top. And considering they're behind a screen they tend to get quite filth ridden.

  5. #5
    Cinnamon Roll
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Norfolk (Nowhereland)
    Posts
    267
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    6 times in 6 posts
    • Ozaron's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z170 SLI Plus
      • CPU:
      • i5-6600K @ 4.3GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB HyperX DDR4 2666MHz CL15
      • Storage:
      • Toshiba X300 4TB, Samsung 850 Evo 500GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 Fury Nitro
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic M12-II 620w
      • Case:
      • In Win 707 ATX
      • Operating System:
      • W10 Enterprise 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ GW2765HT
      • Internet:
      • 150KB/s ↓ 50KB/s ↑ ~35ms

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Bit draconian if you ask me.

    I remember when gaming used to be a bit of fun.
    Speaking from experience, it can hard for the game to be a bit of fun with some of the people who play it with you. I've only ever played quickplay, where games mean nothing (Blizzard recently removed the losses statistic for QP entirely so there's no visible metric for skill in QP at all) and yet people flame each other quite often. I have voice comms globally muted too, so I must be missing a lot of salty comments.

    The worst offenders really do suck fun out of this game, like they do in every multiplayer game out there. Blizzard's goal is to repress negative behaviour by making it more difficult to be negative, which won't work but at least they care about toxicity levels. Competitive mode players do sort of deserve protection from long-term toxic types who have fun by ruining other people's.

    IMO, this would be draconian if it were a single strike with evidence = account ban situation, but it isn't, and even banned players will get QP (which some of us prefer anyway..). In an age where people just go back, buy new accounts, then smurf, (usually resuming any toxic behaviour they had before) it might not be draconian enough.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    257
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    WTF (Behaviour such as leaving early or being kicked for inactivity during a match will lead to restrictions on future competitive matches)
    Look like this game will be going down the toilet real fast if there going to be do this kind carp.

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    WTF (Behaviour such as leaving early or being kicked for inactivity during a match will lead to restrictions on future competitive matches)
    Look like this game will be going down the toilet real fast if there going to be do this kind carp.
    This is during competitive though...

  8. #8
    HEXUS.Squirrel Output's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,350
    Thanks
    527
    Thanked
    222 times in 181 posts
    • Output's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Biostar TA970
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-8350
      • Memory:
      • 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 Patriot 1866MHz @ 1600MHz + 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 HyperX Fury 1600MHz
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte R9 270
      • PSU:
      • Corsair VX450
      • Case:
      • Xclio Touch 787
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell P2214H

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    I've never played the game, but this sounds reasonable to me regarding competitive play.

    Although I would hope that for the leaving early/inactivity part it would detect internet connections behaving poorly rather than it instantly thinking that it is intentional on the part of the player and punishing them.
    Last edited by Output; 22-09-2017 at 05:11 PM. Reason: Typo

  9. #9
    HEXUS.staff Mason.Lyons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    184
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked
    31 times in 23 posts
    • Mason.Lyons's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87
      • CPU:
      • 4770k
      • Memory:
      • 4GB/8GB/16GB corsair vengeance LP Depends on how my PC is feeling at the time
      • Storage:
      • 256GB 840 evo 2TB samsung HDD 500GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire 290
      • PSU:
      • Corsair tx650
      • Case:
      • Corsair Air 540
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 Asus 1080p

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    I've nnever played the game, but this sounds reasonable to me regarding competitive play.

    Although I would hope that for the leaving early/inactivity part it would detect internet connections behaving poorly rather than it instantly thinking that it is intentional on the part of the player and punishing them.
    or their own game being broken and not detecting GPUs...
    Feel free to message me if you find any bugs or have any suggestions.
    If you need me urgently, contact me at mason.lyons@hexus.net
    If something is/was broke it was probably me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


    ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿'̿'\̵͇̿̿\з= ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀) =ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿

  10. #10
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    10,700
    Thanks
    1,268
    Thanked
    981 times in 761 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z77 Pro4-M
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570 (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial DDR3 1866MHz
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M4, 480GB Crucial M500, 2TB Seagate SSHD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • XFX 650W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2913WM & Philips E-line 234EL2SB
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    I've never played the game, but this sounds reasonable to me regarding competitive play.

    Although I would hope that for the leaving early/inactivity part it would detect internet connections behaving poorly rather than it instantly thinking that it is intentional on the part of the player and punishing them.
    So then people just "end task" and claim the game stopped working, or pull the Ethernet cable out and claim they had internet/network issues.

  11. Received thanks from:

    Mason.Lyons (22-09-2017),Output (22-09-2017)

  12. #11
    HEXUS.Squirrel Output's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,350
    Thanks
    527
    Thanked
    222 times in 181 posts
    • Output's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Biostar TA970
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-8350
      • Memory:
      • 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 Patriot 1866MHz @ 1600MHz + 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 HyperX Fury 1600MHz
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte R9 270
      • PSU:
      • Corsair VX450
      • Case:
      • Xclio Touch 787
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell P2214H

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    So then people just "end task" and claim the game stopped working, or pull the Ethernet cable out and claim they had internet/network issues.
    Fair point. I know it's bound to be a balancing act and I'm glad I'm not the one who would have to figure it out and implement it, but it doesn't negate the reasonable expectation that those with genuine issues shouldn't be punished.
    Last edited by Output; 22-09-2017 at 10:55 PM. Reason: Typo

  13. #12
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    10,700
    Thanks
    1,268
    Thanked
    981 times in 761 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z77 Pro4-M
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570 (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial DDR3 1866MHz
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M4, 480GB Crucial M500, 2TB Seagate SSHD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • XFX 650W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2913WM & Philips E-line 234EL2SB
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Fair point. I know it's bound to be a balancing act and I'm glad I'm not the one who would have to figured it out and implement it, but it doesn't negate the reasonable expectation that those with genuine issues shouldn't be punished.
    I agree, and its exactly why trying to implement things like this is a PR disaster waiting to happen

  14. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Redditch, United Kingdom
    Posts
    256
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts
    • aniilv's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte B85
      • CPU:
      • i5-4570
      • Memory:
      • 8GB
      • Storage:
      • 160GB Raptor 10k rpm
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI 760GTX 2GB
      • PSU:
      • 550W Gigabyte
      • Case:
      • Antec
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    So then people just "end task" and claim the game stopped working, or pull the Ethernet cable out and claim they had internet/network issues.
    But what if you actually have had internet/electricity problems?

  15. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    179
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    3 times in 2 posts

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Ideally the inactivity/leaving a game would be for repeat behaviour rather than the odd match. Sometimes stuff happens and 3 left games does seem pretty harsh that will probably happen to some people within their lifetime. Other than that, competitive games really are a cesspit of behaviour. It's quite ironic the anti social behaviour in team games.

  16. #15
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    10,700
    Thanks
    1,268
    Thanked
    981 times in 761 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z77 Pro4-M
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570 (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial DDR3 1866MHz
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M4, 480GB Crucial M500, 2TB Seagate SSHD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • XFX 650W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2913WM & Philips E-line 234EL2SB
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    But what if you actually have had internet/electricity problems?
    What if indeed...

  17. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    164
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts

    Re: Permanent competitive play bans incoming: Overwatch 27th Sept

    I think it is awesome that some of them game companies pick up the glove and nope it is not picking the fun out of the games going hardcore on cheaters for online games, it is about time, the fun is to be able to competete on a fair play ground and alot of game companies could learn from that eg, anything EA based, what people do in singleplayer they can do whatever there, but when encounting player vs player enviroments then gtfo if want to cheat and also if got to do that then one is really not having any fun at all.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •