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What Is The Main Reason You Block People?



  • knite.1542knite.1542 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    Raid Sellers or people that won't stop spamming WvW team chat

    Where did you get that from? I'm not making a claim either way. I don't make assumptions like this to push my ideas ... and neither should anyone else.

  • Kenny.7203Kenny.7203 Member ✭✭

    I block people that are toxic or leavers and rename them so I can always recall tho that [insert insult here] was if I ever run across him again.

    Guild Wars has the worst block system imo. Thinking of PvP when other players block you first and spam afterwards so you can reply... when you have someone blocked you shouldn't be able to whisper / mail him!

  • Ototo.3214Ototo.3214 Member ✭✭✭

    I mean, almost all of the above, really. But harrassment is probably the most common. If you're being annoying in map chat, I'll probably block you. It's mainly a problem in sPvP and WvW I feel, since people apparently feel like they have to prove something just cause it's PvP.

  • 99.9% of the "people" (bots) on my block list tried to sell me gold. The remaining .1% were using map chat for annoyingly political discussions. I game to escape the real world, not to discuss it.

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I almost always block only spammers, gold sellers etc. I never ever blocked someone be cause of political, inappropriate or satirical stuff. I am very tolerant and I think it should be tolerated as long as it is in a humorous way. But that's my opinion.

  • bluberblasen.9684bluberblasen.9684 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    without blocking i cant talk to other servers people in WvW :)

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I block for three reasons, PVP in any form( spvp/wvw) and people who have 'Adult' conversations in game which I don't want my little one too see. If I could clear down my chat so it didn't follow me around, that would be cool and save me some trouble. I suppose that could be classed as spam. Oh and the odd gold seller.

  • Dayra.7405Dayra.7405 Member ✭✭✭

    I think 99.9% on my block-list are gold-seller.

  • DeanBB.4268DeanBB.4268 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They are annoying.

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  • sarkysek.1085sarkysek.1085 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    Have few hundreds of players on my blocklist and every single person is properly named after the reason they were blocked for. But it would propably be twice as much, if I didn't go trough the blocklist from time to time and give some people a second chance. My reasons for blocking other players: trolling, verbal insults, verbal, sexual or religion harrassment, match manipulation in PvP, rare occasions of wintrading in PvP, very rare occasions of hacking, group ganking in WvW. Trolls and light verbal insults get a second chance once every few months, the others will be blocked permanently. That's the unfortunate state of GW2's "friendliest MMO" community. Few years ago, I only had bots and gold sellers on my blocklist.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Spammers and the occasional person who is ruining the game for everyone else by sabotaging events and blocking progress.

  • kratan.4619kratan.4619 Member ✭✭✭

    I usually block people for non-game related chat in map chat, or if they are being rude in chat.

  • Spam. Need to see chat clearly. Usually toxic players are insecure idiots, so they're easy to say 1 simple thing somewhere that makes them shut up that makes it obvious to their face that they're being dumb in a nice way. I've seen them take a match serious in unranked once and pointed out just that which shut them up. Generally, people set metas for output effect not for flexibility effect value, so I don't take those seriously. Also meta builds just don't normally hold a fluency of character portrayal for Fashion Wars in terms of complimentary of a desired look or theme vs what you'd like to try. I guess in that regard I play Fashion Wars the hard way? I just want my characters to look and feel like characters. If I find a combination I'm not feeling or liking, I reroll the character slot entirely. It's actually an enjoyable way to explore the game with.

    But yeah, generally only block things making things difficult for me to keep up with things I want to be able to see. Otherwise I take salt fine. If anything I normally feel bad for the salty people.

  • Susy.7529Susy.7529 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    Whenever they particularly annoy me for whatever reason, mostly from competitive modes and raids, even if there were a couple people from open world too (meta events).

  • Rasimir.6239Rasimir.6239 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Gop.8713 said:
    Either by accident or for convenience, like if I'm trying to follow some chat and some person other person is saying a lot in another chat so it gets distracting, I'll block the 2nd person. But I always unblock them once the need has passed, so my block list is always empty . . .

    If it's another chat, you can just disable that chat in the chatbox menu for the time being, and enable it again afterwards (and even read what's been said on that chat channel while you had it turned off). I've disabled team/map/guild chat temporarily before, to better follow other channels, then re-enabled and checked once the urgent discussion was past. Personally I find this a lot more convenient than temporary blocking.

    As with many others, my blocklist is primarily filled with gold-sellers of old (I should clean them out one of these days, I haven't seen any gold-sellers in ages). I do however block the occasional troll that gets on my nerves when I found their comments have an impact on my mood, but in the six years and 10k plus hours of playing I haven't gotten beyond 10 or 12 of those.

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭

    bad fashion, i excuse anything except bad taste.

    "It's a testament to the folly of the humans and their gods. They say Arah was sacred, but all I see is one big dragon nest."(Rytlock Brimstone)

  • HnRkLnXqZ.1870HnRkLnXqZ.1870 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    I use the nick-name function to keep both my friendlist and my blocklist organized. The nickname reminds me why I added a specific account to a specific list. For the block-list I use four categories:

    • Goldseller: self-explanatory
    • kitten: people who insult others, tease others, threaten others, provoke others, frequently swear, spam immature stuff, use sarcasm/irony on people who have trouble, people who shame other players, people who teabag in competitive, .... the usual stuff.
    • UA Farmer: unattended farmers. I know it is a personal decision that everyone has to make for himself. I decided that I do not want to play with those people. Making gold in GW2 is not difficult and there are always alternatives.
    • Never again: those people left a lasting impression on me. Most of them are from former guilds which broke apart due to drama they participated in. A few traitors and a few people who would normally be in the kitten category, but have shown an extremely aggressive behavior.

    Every year, during the last days of December, I remove all people from the kitten category. People have good and bad days. Maybe I've just met that person with a very horrible timing. Next time we meet, the situation might be different and we get along well.

    If I happen to meet someone from my blocklist in a guild or party, I unblock them but leave the nickname active. If the player turns out to be a nice person, the nickname gets removed. Never again means never again, no exceptions.

    EDIT: A little off-topic. About the Goldsellers. Their numbers have decreased, but they are still there. The reason why many of us do no longer get those annoying PMs is rather simple. Goldsellers have no access to convenience-sections. The more time you spend in the towns, the more likely you are to get one of those PMs. At least that was my experience so far.

  • I have like 400 people blocked. Most from WvW. You get blocked if
    You jump on my corpse.
    You stealth finish or engie mini finish or any immune finish bypassing my downed abilities
    You a ranger up on a wall pew pewing tab targeting necros w zero risk
    People at VB matriarch who call players idiots cuz it charged adding 5 whole seconds to the 30s kill for our free AG
    The typical racist rude map chat stuff
    Someone who just talks to much in map
    Linkers of items who need some pat on the back
    Anyone who links teq hoard cuz i never got one
    If you afk at any meta
    If I think ur a bot or gold seller
    I'm easily provoked

  • Excursion.9752Excursion.9752 Member ✭✭✭

    I block people all the time. Truth is I don't even communicate to often with others in game without having a reason to. Chit chat does not really do it for me. But I do watch the chat and if I see something foolish or someone just trying to troll its an instant block. While I may have to put up with it in my day to day life I don't have to in a video game :smile:

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  • Chichimec.9364Chichimec.9364 Member ✭✭✭

    Usually I only keep a casual eye on map chat and don't engage in extended conversations there. So I've never had anyone attacking or trolling me ingame. If I see someone making ugly homophobic or misogynistic comments to other people though, I'll block them as those are not folks I care to hear. That's the only thing I've ever blocked anyone for. Never had anyone spamming me or trying to sell me gold. If that happened, I'd block them but just haven't needed to yet.

  • Stand The Wall.6987Stand The Wall.6987 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    usually verbal spewage; the kind that is either fringe cringe, repetitive, or just spammy idiocy.

    you don't know till you know, ya know.

  • fill.3106fill.3106 Member ✭✭

    I don't block anyone. If someone is being annoying, i just put the map chat text box to combat or just don't look at the map chat. Guess it doesn't bother me as much as the next person.

  • VDAC.2137VDAC.2137 Member ✭✭✭

    I block trolls saying offensive stuff in chat. No reason to feed them and create drama.

    In other games I’ve blocked people for harassment, but that hasn’t come up for me in GW2, thankfully.

  • People that:

    • Suck too much at the game, so I will just kick the next time I encounter them
    • Fake KP
    • Sells raids
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