Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them

Now I usually see people complaining about symbol arts ad how inappropriate they can get, even if its a TIIIINY bit dirty. Personally it doesnt bother me because I dont pay attention to them, mostly laugh or go wow. My alliance doesnt allow it being used in the alliance chat. I also personally dont have them myself.

But I can see how some people:

  • cant handle it period
  • disapprove of it
  • Find it annoying eventually

Unfortunately for those players, this sort of thing is solvable with two solutions, neither being the best but only choices besides "Reporting a player". Those choices are to either constantly block the inappropriate ones that pop up one by one or to turn off symbol arts all together. Neither are fun.

Yes reporting a player can work, it wont be fast, or instant and symbol art like that will be everywhere constantly no matter what we do unless they create a system where they approve symbol art creations, which will probably not going to happen because honestly thats a huge amount of files to cover. Pervy, lewd, gross, racist, etc. symbol arts will always be around and in my opinion I'll report the racist ones, the lewd ones and stuff I could pass a blind eye to. Why is that my solution? Honestly I dont wanna get my fellow arks banned over a silly piece of art especially when theyve done a lot on the game. With that said stop posting threads about to to the forum managers, I'm sure they got the message and I'm sure its horrifying for some Innocent eyes but all they can really do is delete them over maintenance. People will remake new or remake old ones. Tough it out use the two options. Im glad I even have the block art function rather than nothing.

Some is funny, some is very inappropriate. Thing is, according to the shop, its rated T for teen. Lot of my friends would love to play this with their kids but with the way some lobbies are, I can understand not wanting them to play. I am actually sad that we took something that was cool / different and ruined it.

Well, I've been blocking the ones I find inappropriate. (Quite a few included genitalia)

I've noticed when I do block, it comes up with an interface that's the same as the one I've used when reporting the few meseta spammers I've seen.

I wonder if blocking actually reports the art/player as well...

I simply love making new Symbol Art, though I specifically don't make anything that would get me banned.

  • actually.. nvm carry on.. -

@Lwyu said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

Why is that my solution? Honestly I dont wanna get my fellow arks banned over a silly piece of art especially when theyve done a lot on the game.

Very humble, but unfortunately this is beyond some people comprehension.

I mean if you folks can't stop spamming your shitty porn in public, do it in private where no one can see it sepct your friends/alliance or other people who need porn to sustain on this game lmao.

@LapisWave said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

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This thread proves that someone got banned for posting lewd arts apparently.

Report them or block the art a few times and it only makes sense the GMs will catch up with it. Just might take time as they work through the list of whatever they're getting.

Was this also an issue in the JP version of the game?

@Kichwas said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

@LapisWave said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

[ ... ]

This thread proves that someone got banned for posting lewd arts apparently.

Report them or block the art a few times and it only makes sense the GMs will catch up with it. Just might take time as they work through the list of whatever they're getting.

Was this also an issue in the JP version of the game?

JP had 0 issues. Mods didn't bother suspending them besides cheating.

Which is why most people feel that PSO2 was no mod zone until NA version GMs starting purging people.

@LapisWave said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

@Kichwas said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

@LapisWave said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

[ ... ]

This thread proves that someone got banned for posting lewd arts apparently.

Report them or block the art a few times and it only makes sense the GMs will catch up with it. Just might take time as they work through the list of whatever they're getting.

Was this also an issue in the JP version of the game?

JP had 0 issues. Mods didn't bother suspending them besides cheating.

Which is why most people feel that PSO2 was no mod zone until NA version GMs starting purging people.

"Sickness must be purged!"

0 issues as in there wasn't problem symbol arts, or there wasn't action taken against the problem symbol arts?

@Taran-Tatsui said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

@LapisWave said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

@Kichwas said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

@LapisWave said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

[ ... ]

This thread proves that someone got banned for posting lewd arts apparently.

Report them or block the art a few times and it only makes sense the GMs will catch up with it. Just might take time as they work through the list of whatever they're getting.

Was this also an issue in the JP version of the game?

JP had 0 issues. Mods didn't bother suspending them besides cheating.

Which is why most people feel that PSO2 was no mod zone until NA version GMs starting purging people.

"Sickness must be purged!"

0 issues as in there wasn't problem symbol arts, or there wasn't action taken against the problem symbol arts?

I dont think there were any problems in JP servers to get them banned, and no actions were taken.

@LapisWave said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

@Kichwas said in Symbol Art, and What To Do About Them:

Was this also an issue in the JP version of the game?

JP had 0 issues. Mods didn't bother suspending them besides cheating.

Which is why most people feel that PSO2 was no mod zone until NA version GMs starting purging people.

EDIT: Looks like what I first typed was answered right above this post, so putting a different followup below...

So... players in JP just aren't posting this stuff to begin with? At least not in numbers enough to be noticed?

In the past day I've blocked 1 XXX and 1 racist symbol art. And that was only from going to page 2 or 2 of my symbol art history... which seems to get a dozen pages added a day...

If I kept looking I might find more, or it might be the same few people or symbols getting spammed...

JP has/had DESIGNATED BLOCKS for this type of stuff. It is still rampant even over there. The difference is the moderation of the content. And/or how many people actively report the content here vs there.

I personally haven't seen anything racist posted yet, but that's ridiculous; I'd report those immediately.

As far as hentai being posted... I don't really mind, but they create situations where, when my partner looks over at my screen and sees what I'm doing it's like "Oh... this? Uhm.. I can explain.." situations. Matter of fact, it'd be nice if there was some sort of filter system for the symbol art, but that's likely not going to happen.