Hi there! I’m new to this forum and I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this. I’m very sorry if it isn’t. I’m looking for suggestions or advice. We’ve been having trouble with a small group of racist clans harassing us. I’ve tried reaching out to Funcom already with no response, and just tried again to get through or receive any sort of acknowledgment at all.
I’m on console/PS5, on Official Server #3520 PVE, American region. We recently came across an outpost of Clan S1L3NT, and many of their animals had racist and/or violent names. Examples include: “Wh^te Power,” “Small Jew P^cker,” “Hunting Children For Sport,” “Big White D^ck,” and “N^g Nag” - minus the arrow symbol of course. (I’m not sure what’s allowed to be posted here as far as adult language.) This was discouraging enough on its own, but then two of their clan members (Shoot-em_Up-420- and ZOMBIE-Rooks) began following my friend and I, where they proceeded to harass and grief us for several hours, at different occurrences throughout the day. Shooting us with smoke arrows, stealing our loot, blocking us inside of buildings with their horses, etc. Somehow they continued to find us, which I find rather suspicious on its own. They claimed we stole THEIR loot, from the Red Mother in the Unnamed City. My friend and I were there doing a run when their clan rode over us on their horses to claim everything before us. (This has happened to us before, and we suspect it was the same people, but no proof other than these most recent incidents.) One of them was circling the Red Mother on his horse while my Thrall and I actually did the work killing it. The best loot of that particular drop was a legendary armor replacement kit, so really they’re butthurt over a drop they could easily get from one of the Heroes.
This harassment has continued over the past several days. (4 now, to be exact, as I just hopped on to grab more screenshots and found one spam-building more junk at our borders.) Squishy23420 and EAGLE-FLY_91 have started in on it too, of the same clan. Smoke arrows, loot stealing, boxing us in, trying to kill us with spikes, and now today they found our base and built burning/torch-lit crosses at the edge of our land claim. Rows of spikes near our tames, leading aggressive animals towards our base, as well as placing signs, the works. They’ve issued threats as well about in-game-griefing us more, which on a PVE server I suppose is laughable, but we can’t go anywhere or complete anything without these people finding us and abusing the system against us. It was funny at first, because they weren’t really bothering us and we found it more paltry and pathetic than anything. To spend hours and hours and your own resources trying to grief with no result. One actually put an explosive jar in front of me and set it off - with no satisfaction of me going boom, obviously.
MikeyMakeout666, of clan “Thewetfartparty” has also been accompanying them, spamming me with friend invites, following my account, and whining over in-game mic to pay attention to them. Same threats issued verbally by this person, as well as cursing, making demands, being generally obnoxious, and telling me I should get freaky with them (after stripping their characters naked and crowding around me so I can’t move). Telling me to be a big girl and give them what they want, blah blah. I took many screenshots as well as videos, though they haven’t allowed their voices to be shared via recording so you can’t hear them in the clips. You can just see the mic active. Clan “Rabid Hobos” appears to have joined in with them as well, given that they’ve been building near us in the same way, but with them I can’t be certain and don’t want to cast blame if they’re just minding their business and built a little too close without ill intent.
We, for the most part, have done our best to ignore them. I mean, on PVE, it’s pretty easy to ignore them and get a good chuckle in the process. Their behavior is pitiable and outrageous, given how many hours of their own time and resources they spend trying to get a rise out of us, but we want to be left alone and experience the game in peace. Additionally, their blatant racism MUST not be allowed to continue. We’ve retaliated very little, building a row of taxidermied shoebills near their base in hopes to coax them out of some kind of ridiculous grief war (LOOK AT ALL THOSE CHICKENS!), but we’re not interested in wasting our own resources or time fighting back. Mostly we’ve just defended our area from them as much as we can. It’s honestly wild how determined they are, and a little disturbing. (I’ve blocked them on PSN of course, so they can’t spam me with requests anymore, as my settings also don’t let anyone message me who isn’t a friend. Ol Mikey did however start following my psn profile lol.) Their dedication to harassing strangers online is certainly impressive, as I left at one point to make dinner, let my dog out, go to the bathroom, etc, and came back to them still spamming emotes in my face. I am not joking and it is not hyperbole when I tell you these people have spent hours upon hours trying to live in our ■■■■■ rent-free. The desperation is unnervingly fascinating.
Anyways, thanks for reading. I really appreciate it. Just wondering if anything can be done, because their intention seems to build a whole wall around our rather substantial area. Good for them I guess, we’ll keep ignoring all that we’re able, but more than anything they should face consequences for their bigotry.
Please, if anyone has any suggestions or advice, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks again. Peace.
(I’d provide the screenshots, but new users aren’t allowed. Rip.)