I have been playing this game since September and frankly over the past month I have become very disturbed with things I see.
Just 5 minutes ago I was in TOA District #1. Just signed on to see who had favor. I was so shocked that I couldnt move for about 5 minutes. I watched as post after post from numerous (I counted it was 12) people where verbally abusing each other. Now I dont meen like calling someon a noob or saying they stick as a player but calling them F...... Americans and then same for Canadians. I watched as both discrimanatory insults & curses where thrown back and forth between these people (btw. Canada & America where not the only countries involved it also included insults to China, Japan, Australia & Europe).
I did take screenshots which I have forwarded to ANET, but everyday this is getting worse. Frankly I am so disgusted today that after I post this I am shutting off my computer and doing something else.
I dont want to hear from anyone concerning setting my filters. The point is I should only need to block out the unwanted LFG & WTS and shouldnt have to worry about the cursing & berating that I see. I have also reported numerous people who have went beyond good taste with the language.
GW is a free online game we get to play after the initial cost. I understand that ANET is doing what they can while trying to keep the cost down, but does anything really get done?
I know that sometimes a char is banned for a questionable name, but instead of things getting better it is worse. Does anyone really know what happens to someone who is caught cursing & making these ethnic comments? I do know that someone that I reported for cusing is still playing, so this tells me that nothing is being done. In fact this person I met up with in the same town and that person was still cursing at anyone who would not side with them. So does reporting them really work?
I know that ANET does not want to lose any of its customers, but they really need to look at baning entire accounts. Maybe if these people find out that they need to keep shelling out $50.00 each time they want to get on line and curse they might give up.
ANET, if you are listening take this statement to heart: You are looking at losing good, honest & decent people who are getting fed up with the garbage that is being said in the districts! I can go play other games that I DO NOT have to listen to this trash instead of your game. Start taking more firm steps PLEASE!
For those who read this take you for listening to my rant. I know that ANET can not be everywhere at once and they can not check everyline of recorded talk, but something needs done. The debate over what GW:F will be and if the elite mission will be available is not an issue to me compared to this.