Can we have an in-game report function for symbol art porn, or just ban symbol art altogether?

@Miraglyth

You have to make sure you're within the distance of the player though.

One of the solutions I can think of is to completely put this onto the burden of Sega manually approving Symbol Arts so that users can "queue" up a symbol art or submit it so that Sega can work through them on a queue and allow them to be used if they are approved of (similarly to how in Warframe things like Clan/Alliance Symbols can be uploaded and submitted and that Digital Extremes approves or rejects them for use for when a hotfix or update is released.

In the case of Phantasy Star Online 2, I would imagine that if it got to the point where Sega has to manually approve of Symbol Arts to be used or if there was a paywall for submitting one it should hopefully clean up the more inappropriate pictures.

@Kofi9867 said in Can we have an in-game report function for symbol art porn, or just ban symbol art altogether?:

@Miraglyth

You have to make sure you're within the distance of the player though.

So I checked this by noting a few names at the Central City ryuker device, walking out the North-East gate into Central Aelio and then back into the gate and checking Nearby Characters. Most of the names were present there, with the only exceptions being people who weren't there anymore when I returned to the ryuker device.

I have since seen the character I saw earlier appear, send the symbol art and disappear within about 5 seconds on multiple occasions. After they disappeared one time I transferred to a block numbered a few higher and sure enough they appeared there about 30 seconds later and I was quick enough to select them to report.

Communications - Nearby Characters - Click the degenerate's name - Miscellaneous - Report This Player

I select Obstruction/Spamming and in the Comments I write "Distribution of child pornography". Send

Nearby Characters does have a limited range though

@VanillaLucia I wouldn't mind this. This is what Trion did with AA to prevent players from uploading porn images for their ship flag, or in house picture frames.

you know I sent them a support ticket asking if it was against the rules, they said "we're working on it"

This was last august.

@JC Inappropriate SA ranging from offensive material like racist attacks, personal attacks, or attacks toward ethical groups like regional, as well as the most common issue pornographic are 100% against TOS. And who every manages the servers (pretty sure it Mircosoft right now) does punish users they catch. They start by deleting all of the SA tied to the account's data, than they issue a week long temp ban for repeat offenders, than a perma ban for third time offenders.

The issue right now though is all the new players that joined for PSO NG see the porn SA copy it onto their accounts as well and also start posting it. All the while not realizing that they're breaking the TOS doing it. Someone actually had their steam account suspended on steam as well cause not only did he post the SA he uploaded a screenshot of him doing it to steam as well.

@JC said in Can we have an in-game report function for symbol art porn, or just ban symbol art altogether?:

you know I sent them a support ticket asking if it was against the rules, they said "we're working on it"

This was last august.

"We're working on it" is synonymous with "we won't do jack" when reporting, especially when reporting bots. Also, "We're working on it" is just a response from a convenient list.

I'll just enlighten you all with the obvious: the purpose of the ToS is not to protect you, help you or make your experience in-game better. It exists exclusively to protect company intrests. Whatever bans might happen is completely secondary to its true purpose.

@Yggranya said in Can we have an in-game report function for symbol art porn, or just ban symbol art altogether?:

It exists exclusively to protect company intrests.

I'm guessing it's not in company interests for players to leave or for the game to get in trouble because of explicit symbol art use.

@Miraglyth said in Can we have an in-game report function for symbol art porn, or just ban symbol art altogether?:

@Yggranya said in Can we have an in-game report function for symbol art porn, or just ban symbol art altogether?:

It exists exclusively to protect company intrests.

I'm guessing it's not in company interests for players to leave or for the game to get in trouble because of explicit symbol art use.

You'd be right, but as long as it doesn't cost them too much it can be safely ignored.

I personally feel you all should just learn to ignore it, and not get bothered by it. Grow some thicker skin, and stop letting every little thing some idiot does on the internet bother you. I also find it rather funny that Topic starter is by someone who does porn art for comission. Overall yeah, report them and move on, and just don't let it bother you, its not going to go away most likely, so learn to live with it and adapt.

@Scyris said in Can we have an in-game report function for symbol art porn, or just ban symbol art altogether?:

I personally feel you all should just learn to ignore it, and not get bothered by it. Grow some thicker skin, and stop letting every little thing some idiot does on the internet bother you. I also find it rather funny that Topic starter is by someone who does porn art for comission. Overall yeah, report them and move on, and just don't let it bother you, its not going to go away most likely, so learn to live with it and adapt.

Yeah, cuz everyone wants to just see child porn on their screens... Yeah I commission NSFW art, love how that's your focus to discredit my concern. But you know what? I'm not spamming it, and it's a link sitting there for anyone that wants to click it, can do so, the other difference is I DRAW ADULTS.

my signature on the forums doesn't equate to the CP being spammed on the screen in the game

@Kofi9867 said in Can we have an in-game report function for symbol art porn, or just ban symbol art altogether?:

@Scyris said in Can we have an in-game report function for symbol art porn, or just ban symbol art altogether?:

I personally feel you all should just learn to ignore it, and not get bothered by it. Grow some thicker skin, and stop letting every little thing some idiot does on the internet bother you. I also find it rather funny that Topic starter is by someone who does porn art for comission. Overall yeah, report them and move on, and just don't let it bother you, its not going to go away most likely, so learn to live with it and adapt.

Yeah, cuz everyone wants to just see child porn on their screens...

I've not seen any SA's like that personally. All the ones i've seen people use so far had female chars that look legal. Only seen 1 incident of a person spamming 18+ SA's in central so far in NGS.

Well there's a reason why there's still no /sleep emote in FFXIV, because of lalafell's and the fear of what people will do with them. SE is deathly afraid of what the ratings board and the media would say.

I'm sure if the media got a sniff of a videogame company that allowed all types of porn, including child porn (which is rampant in PSO2), to be distributed within their game and reported on it, Sega would change things within the hour.