First and foremost, let me pave the context of this case.
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I'm not here to discuss confidentiality subjects, but to debate what has been publicly stated, hence what can be used in the debate, while also proposing a way to sanction deliberate unsportsmanlike behavior.
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I for one think that such methods of sanctioning both players when one of them acted as a catalyst can hurt the way people react to such incidents on a long run, for such people can ultimately decide NOT to report said incidents on the fear of being sanctioned as well. Moderators should think twice before hastily deciding a ticket's resolve.
Moreover, unlike other dare I say bigger games and more representative of online player conduct (a few examples that come to mind: League of Legends, World of Tanks), Rail Nation should have a reporting criteria for deliberate unsportsmanlike behavior. This criteria can be fine tuned and concrete examples be given for when it should apply. Such examples may include:
- deliberately ruining wait times during the end-game phase;
- deliberately breaking of majorities held by an association, after a consesus has been reached regarding their distribution;
- deliberately spamming the forum threads in order to cause confusion;
- deliberately sending private messages to multiple association members with the purpose of spreading misinformation;
And I'm sure other examples can be given, keeping in mind the "deliberate" aspect that must be met.
I await your considerations and can provide additional feedback, if needed.