Although your plan seems like a "no guarantee this will work", you're trying so I might as well give it a shot too. Can't hurt after all and why not right?
Wow, you even made pictures.
Even if you goals seem of good intent, it's still very shallow.
You can change some people some of the time in some parts, but never all the people.
And exactly the point. For some, they may find their games more enjoyable. Some will try and be unable to do it. At this point the choices are "sit back and take it" or "do something to make the game more pleasant".
If I didn't think it was a big deal or an issue more personal to me, this board wouldn't have been created. But major reviewers are denying this game a good review partially because of the community. I want this game to grow so that it doesn't go under, and so that I can keep playing it with updated content.
LOL, I was reading the OP hoping for some sort of new banlist or votekick option but instead he just asks us to follow a CODE OF CONDUCT. LOL.
Griefing mostly comes from angry eurotrash kids if you ask me. I swear half the games you play on EU servers will include some guy going "CONCEDE 15 MINUTES" followed by IM AFK.
id hop on this little bandwagon....if i gave a **** about new players
if you're terrible and screw everyones game up, go join LN where newbs are accepted and l2p
no reason we should all have to change so the new players dont cry
so adam, i've been thinking.
here's what i came up with:
fight the rage
team up quiet down
rage (alternatively, anger) filter activated
talk don't scream
the louder you get the harder they feed
i don't want to mute you
we're on the same team (,buddy)
hope you enjoy some of those
I agree with what you say in principle, but the reality is that the inclusion of permanent stats makes HoN the way it is. The reason you don't see this in Call of Duty or Starcraft is because in those games you are not dependent on every single member of your team to win, and it doesn't make a difference to you if you win or lose.
In HoN, one guy (russian) on your team can make you lose, make your stats look bad and make you angry because you work BLOODY HARD for those stats - people buy the game AGAIN to reset them or get a sub account to make their stats look better!
Really, the community will not and cannot improve if the foundation of the game is statistics of past games played. This is why LoL players don't have the same problem - cos nobody cares how good they are cos they suck and the game sucks. And CoD also sucks imo, but people still rage in that cos its a frustrating experience to die because the enemy spawned directly behind you. I digress...
This is why I prey they don't have stats for kills and deaths and wards placed and xp per minute and all the other stupid bullshit this game has (by the way im 1850 psr so this rant isn't cos Im a noob and can't get stats, its because I don't like what it does to the game) in Dota 2, cos if there are no stats in Dota 2 I will switch over without a second thought.
Eh. HoN will have less pinoys than Dota 2. So community-wise, we win.
For now on, Im signed. Dear god its going to be a hard road to be nice, but if I can make an attempt anyone can.