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Eugen @Gargron

Hey I found a gaming meme in favour of decentralization

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@Gargron also bafflingly seems to argue that community moderation is bad, somehow???

Slamming a whole bunch of groups of people that by definition don't like each other together in one pool and trying to enforce common rules for everybody is a poor community moderation strategy, which ultimately leaves everyone unhappy.

@theoutrider @Gargron

Well obviously, because it's not harassment, it's happy gamers playing their way. If you don't like it you can get forced ou....I mean you can find a server that suits your playstyle. Where you'll probably find the same treatment.

@Nezchan @theoutrider @Gargron meanwhile I used to be part of a dedicated server and we all know "happy gamers" didn't just leave when they found said locale was not for them....

@theoutrider @Gargron It's not saying that moderation is bad, but that if everyone's playing the same arena, conflicting styles lead to the abuse of moderation to advance one's preferences above others.

@Gargron I'd never thought of it like that but that makes a lot of sense. It's a real shame that we've lost that in gaming, it feels like the boat has sailed for decentralization over there due to the massive amount o time and money it costs to make a game.

@Gargron This is the same thought that's behind nationalism: Everyone stay in their own line and not intermingle with others, everyone is adhering to their own stereotype without challenging their own toxic behavior.

@Shotagonist @gargron What’s toxic about fucking about instead of playing to win?

@USBloveDog @Shotagonist You two are talking about different sections of the text, but please, I don't want to have any discourse about this in my mentions, thanks.

@USBloveDog Overwatch absolutely has the tools to make your own custom room where you can play your low-grav Reinhardt-only maps, going into the matchmaking lobby to intentionally troll and fuck with other players is toxic behavior.

@Shotagonist How discoverable are the goof-off rooms to other players who just want to goof off? Do you have to know they already exist to join one, or can you browse alternative matchmaking lobbies to look to see what alternative play styles folks are interested in?

I remember Halo had a dedicated grab bag mode for all the bizarre and silly mini games.

@Shotagonist @USBloveDog I've never seen that in my life and I bought it on release day.

@Shotagonist @Gargron I'd be in favor of having a matchmaking server like that but also the ability to host private games - segregation might not be a good idea, but I do like having safe spaces for players facing harassment.

@Gargron I went in expecting it to be wrong but then it kinda wasn't. also matchmaking systems are inherently hard to moderate because they involve new people every single game