Some of these changes are good…some are…ehhh…too carebear like for pvp servers. I refer to the “blocking or resources”, its too vague. I mean, the brimstone lake has been a hot topic…but what happens when they are flooded with reports “oh I farm stone there and they are blocking it”. Insert any other material in place of stone. If youre on PVP, blow it up, but on PVE/PVE-C I can see more of an argument. There are meta spots to farm certain materials, and it may differ for some people. Pretty soon people will complain about every base location.
Also, they are very very vague on the issue of offensive language. Im just curious, as to a game set in barbaric times, with nudity and slavery…are words and trollish clan names really that bad people get hurt emotionally about it? I can see exactly where this came from and where its going. The Covid 19 clan name discussion is where this stems from. What one person finds comical or trollish, another finds offensive. And, with Funcom at the helm, it is ultimately their call. So, can a person report a clan name for example if its role playing or lore related, but in line with something bad? Example, a clan name “Dark Bandits”. Can I say its racist to associate “Dark” as a reference to black people and “Bandits” to thievery…meaning the clan owner is purposely pushing the idea of black people being thieves? Now, obviously 99% of people know this is not the case, and myself, I really don’t care (maybe they like dark clothing and they raid a lot, who knows, who cares) but its that 1% that will whine and cry and those people COULD be banned for that name. I guess its like the discussion of “hate speech is not free speech”, who gets to determine what is bad and what isn’t, and how consistant will it be? I mean, you can make a case about any clan name being offensive if you put the effort in. I think this is truly unnecessary.
Undermeshing, duping, exploiting, those changes I agree with and totally agree with banning those that are doing it.
I don’t know…I don’t see some of these changes as truly moving the game forward, but rather catering to the minority.