@Charus said in Terrible and toxic people making the game terrible for others?:
Well, most of the exploration dungeons I just soloed all of them alone, so I didnt happen to come across people like that, and even if I do in the future, then they need to leave the house perhaps and breathe fresh air (Sorry if I am rude), most people want to play the game, you know, to have fun, I mean people who have to clamp down and blame others for failing are the type of players who just tryhard all day. Tbh, It mostly happens at the gate area location, where I pass by to reach the visiphone for the player shop, you either see people randomly cussing words in chat, being like genuinely toxic for no reason, and sometimes you see people just talking about world politics, like It's some political forum about Donald Trump, like who the hell cares?
I was thinking more like... Magatsu or Luthor. Luthor you can carry fairly easily, especially now with crafting, but it was a chore around release because people didn't know where to target. The final fight with Magatsu in the AIS we've failed to kill the gold about 4 times in all my play time. But even if you do what you need to do, if the rest of the chat wont listen regarding what needs to be done, that is because people in the party were not pulling their weight. And that's rewards lost that most people would expect to get. Personally I'm not as huffy about that but I've seen people in chat remark "thanks for wasting my time and the urgent." Which, who am I to say that is a wrong way to feel? We're supposed to get raiding content eventually, ya? I could see the same attitudes applying. We can dismiss it as "try hard" but in any other game were I to enter into a raid with an unviable build, not do the mechanics properly (or even know how it's done) , and cause it to fail a bunch all under the guise of my own fun; I think it's valid to say it's disrespectful of the other peoples time. (Which is why for the most part in some games I avoid raiding until I've done my homework.)
Regarding swearing and politics, idk. People genuinely enjoy talking about that stuff and talking in such a crude way and genuinely have fun with it, maybe it's just my perspective but "toxicity" needs to at least be somewhat targeted? Like when someone actually goes out of your way to put someone down. IMO Simply saying things people don't like publicly, and discussing stuff openly is just how they want to enjoy their game. Which let's be fair, PSO2 has a lot of casual life-sim/chill and chat aspects to it; and I don't think its an unreasonable expectation that discussions and topics people are passionate about will spill over.
I don't know why they made the block function such a dang chore (really wish it was just a one button thing), but if you don't want to hear about it, you have all the human agency you need to diminish your exposure. I personally stay away from certain blocks while keeping a few others as my favorite chill areas where I know I will mostly enjoy what people are saying publicly.
As for them responding to you with "Virgin" when you commented as a joke, is it possible their response was maybe a failed attempt at levity? Regarding moderation I think there is a chat filter in the game, but it may be Xbox only? Not sure what games you've played, but typically I've never seen much action taken in games unless it was explicitly Racist or homophobic (and I mean not just one off slurs), or detailed sexual discussions in map chat (like public ERP). However these games were typically rated T and marketed as a "family friendly" online experience.