Yes, With positive karma only
Yes, With positive and negative karma
Nope, bad idea bro
I had an idea for a Karma point system that might help stray players away from trolling, throwing games, not utilizing teamwork, etc.
It would work like any other Karma system, except instead of having negative karma, only allow positive karma, (since people would just use negative karma to troll)
The idea would basically be that after playing a game, and the match stats screen comes up, you have the ability to give a player +1 Karma. That player can be on your team, or on the enemy team, it doesn't matter.
Karma could reward good teamwork skills, good listening, good sportsmanship, good carrying, good support, helping out a new player etc; and would show up as part of your stat profile.
-Every *Verified* player can give out one Karma point every X amount of time (i.e. 24 hours)
-You may only reward karma to a player you have recently played with
-You may not receive karma from the same player account more than once
-You may not reward karma to a player who just rewarded you with karma for X amount of time *this will avoid people from karma swapping*
-The game will notify you when a player has awarded you karma, and ask if you would like to add that player as a buddy.
-Building up karma over time could award unlockable account symbols and/or alt avatars. (i.e. an angelic courier or something)
I did think about maybe allowing negative karma, but at the cost of some silver coins (similar to the Report A Player feature), and giving negative karma would have the same stipulations as giving positive karma, but adding the coin cost would mean that a player really must have done something to deserve negative karma.
By giving an incentive for players to be nice to one another, I feel like it might cut down on trolling since there isn't any negative repercussions in place for trolling currently in the game, and no positive repercussions for bettering the community.
Once again, i'm sorry if this idea was already used, but after playing about 10 games in a row with at least 1-2 players on a team that were simply trolling, or not caring about teamwork, I had to suggest something.
Last edited by Chronicitis; 12-18-2011 at 08:08 PM.
I like this.
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