Disgusted by certain players!

Last night I couldn't enjoy a Quna concert without certain players posting nude symbol art in the lobby! I don't know why Sega allows them to do such. I ended up leaving as it ruined the whole PSO2 experience for me!

From the online manual:

"Report Function for Symbol Art

Navigate to the Main Menu > Symbol Art > History. You can select the symbol art you would like to report by clicking on the art and selecting “Block.” Once you do this, you will not see the symbol art anymore."

There is also an option to just disable all symbol art in the Options.

Thx, AndrlCh

Dear maverick.. You should simply ignore them and go play...honestly i find those people funny for wasting time making those... You should not let it kill your fun... unless that is the only thing you focus on the game... It always have been that way since pso dreamcast....and people preferred to laugh at it then getting angry or cry over. Simply change lobby gate area and go play...it isn't like this in every lobbies trust me...

Just turn off symbol arts that's what I did

@redPG said in Disgusted by certain players!:

Just turn off symbol arts that's what I did

That's the issue. Players shouldn't turn off something to enjoy the content because of other player's poor behaviors.

I am not even sure how GMs determine what is appropriate and what's not appropriate in regards to symbol arts.

I've noticed GM Nakajima few times in Ship 2 block 1 and 2, and I can't tell if they suspend the player or mute them. Because these players would constantly spam nude symbol arts and hate speech symbol arts while the GM was walking around and being harassed. They didn't get muted and they weren't kicked out.

Few people spoke out about harassing GMs and other players told them to piss off if they don't like bad symbol arts, saying that it is M for Mature and do not like censorship.

There are plenty of players who stream and hang out in block 1 or 2 to socialize or group up for Advanced Quests. And Twitch is very strict on whatever comes up on the screen, the streamer/content creators is responsible for allowing it to show in the screen - which means getting their account suspended.

Also, in JP - players used to have blocks for separate Quest runners like Advanced Quest blocks, Super Hard quest blocks etc. We don't need all 70+ blocks to be socializing blocks.

@GM-Deynger Can you please elaborate on the details for what symbol arts are allowed and what's not allowed? Because we need more GMs to take action on these poor behaviors, and I am sure many players did report on many occasions and we haven't seen GMs put harsher punishment on them. Some said they were muted for 24 hours and go back to their inappropriate symbol art spams again.

Maybe separate adult block would be a good idea which is unmoderated, only cheaters and gold spammers get bans, any symbol arts are ok. What someone finds offensive swings massively, plus some people do not in fact like censorship. I know I'd play it, I'm not bothered by some virtual pixels that I can choose to ignore.

@Havox3 said in Disgusted by certain players!:

Maybe separate adult block would be a good idea which is unmoderated, only cheaters and gold spammers get bans, any symbol arts are ok. What someone finds offensive swings massively, plus some people do not in fact like censorship. I know I'd play it, I'm not bothered by some virtual pixels that I can choose to ignore.

They should make it block 69 if it goes that high

Jokes aside I think that sounds the best idea as these players can have their own fun without disrupting anyone else

@Havox3 said in Disgusted by certain players!:

which is unmoderated

That is a horrible idea. You do realize that there are times that people get landed in random blocks when they login or when they click Multi block whenever they do a quest, right?

Unmoderated blocks literally give free leeway for people to speak whatever they wish to and cause many problems. You may not be bothered by virtual pixels, but there are those who do and end up getting them spammed on the screen because they were unaware of how to turn off symbol arts.

If they intend to add unmoderated block, then they better have the option in game for players to join that block or be placed in there if they randomly log in. Otherwise, this would not work.

@LapisWave Obviously there would need to be a pop up with A VERY BIG WARNING. Plus never ever placed there randomly. Otherwise it doesn't work, yes.

@Havox3 said in Disgusted by certain players!:

Maybe separate adult block would be a good idea which is unmoderated, only cheaters and gold spammers get bans, any symbol arts are ok. What someone finds offensive swings massively, plus some people do not in fact like censorship. I know I'd play it, I'm not bothered by some virtual pixels that I can choose to ignore.

That sounds like a great way to let the community get overrun by white supremacists and other hate groups. Not that the GMs seem to do too much to quell the casual bigotry I see spammed around on a daily basis in this game already.

If someone wants to look at porn, there are an infinite number of services in the world, and online especially, that provide it. The rest of the playerbase shouldn't be inconvenienced because some people have brain worms that mean they can't keep their hands out of their pants when they play this game. Rules and guidelines exist for a reason and the game is clear that, M rating or not, lewd symbol arts are not acceptable and they need to start upping the punishment for repeat offenders.

Err what? In what world 1 block dedicated to free speech = overrun? Would you rather a) have symbol arts you find unacceptable all over the place, relying on reports that can take hours and days to react, and then when chat ban expires they're back, or b) all in one block where they don't interact with "the rest of the inconvenienced playerbase"?

@Havox3 Actually, One thing That I learned with many years of gaming, is that Sadly The Ban Hammer is a Needed Evil, because even if you put "All the Perverts in One Block" That wont help, because there are Multi-Block Instances, and other stuff that would make that a bandaid at best, one thing I learned when I was Little, is that your Rights End Where the Rights of Others Start.

In Other Words, they can have their "Adult" Symbol Art, Just dont Annoy Others With it(I Put Adult on " " because spaming Symbol arts with a 18+ Stuff on it, is more Childish and anything else, its Pretty Much like that Kid that Finally learned a new word, and NEVER Stops Saying it)

There doesn't need to be a single concession made for those who want "adult blocks" to post their pornographic symbol arts, it has no place in this game and will never have a place in this game.

Also, if Error Code [815] is what happens to users who share these kinds of symbol artscommunication, then the penalty is not severe enough to discourage that behavior moving forward. A 24 hour communication ban is hardly a punishment, even Xbox punishes longer than that.