The Chat In-Game and how we can fix it

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It is no new news that the chat system is more or less broken.

Let's see how we can fix it.

 

Don't auto mute.

I cannot stress this enough. I don't care if people say it's because I just got auto-muted, most of the time it doesn't help anything and to be honest, no one likes it because 95% of the people who get auto muted, didn't do anything wrong. I don't care if you have to use CommunitySift, just please-- don't auto mute us. Auto mute isn't needed. Just block the message and it's fine.

By the way, I literally just saw somebody say "fxck you" which is definitely not filtered because I saw it. "fxck you" person does not get auto muted, but I get muted for saying "I thought they left." (I don't have a picture because the SoD client is way too difficult to work with taking a screenshot of, great, (I have lightshot) but try it yourself if it isn't an auto mute phrase yet)

GET MODERATORS & A (solid!) REPORTING SYSTEM

I don't care if reporting has to be done in a forum post, and I don't care if the mods are just volunteers. If SoD is ever to be as big as it was back then, we need a reporting system. Parents are going to get driven away because:

A. The chat system isn't working the way it was intended to

B. You don't have a report system

C. All of the above

Right now, looking at the chat system and how there isn't a reporting system, any parent who thinks about it will go, "wait, should I really be spending my money on a game that my child plays  and it doesn't even have a reporting system, or a reliable chat filter?"

 

I know this might never happen. I know the chances are slim. I know this post might be demanding. But this is going to improve the chat in the game a lot.

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Um, we do have a reporting system. It sucks, but we do have one.
Our reporting system doesn't enclude and option to type our own reason and doesn't have a hacking option.

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Oh

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot about that. But that system could definitely be approved. Well anyway, they SHOULD improve the chat too.

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Agreed

The reporting sytem isn't that good. Ii got banned twice because of the chat for saying "I think your dragon is very pretty". I just don't see why instead of adding new things, they don;t fix the old things they have first. Such as, the chat, glitches, bugs, and probably a whole lot more. This is just my opinion on the matter.

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I AM A PROUD ELDER IN THE CRAZY CLUB!!!! I'LL SAY IT LOUD AND I'LL SAY IT PROUD!!

 

My name is Valasari, Viking from the Isle of Vanaheim. Home to the sick and elderly dragons who make their final pilgrimage to this sacred land. Not many Vikings have made it past the unblinking Sentinel gaurdians, who have stone-like statue appearances and have the element of surprise upon unsuspecting Vikings. They are actually blind, therefore rely on their hearing & smell. They have better hearing than most dragons because of their blindness.

 

Before you ask...YES I know that this is a Signature....buuut you know......

 

 

  MY DRAGONS

 

Saharii--Adult Rumblehorn

Zeena--Teen Monstrous Nightmare

 

 

Role Plays I am In:

I know...I need to get a life.

 

Messengers of Light

 

Between Two Worlds

 

Unsuspected Changes
 

The SweetWraith

 

The Elven''s Hope

 

Kalelians in Milldrany

 

A Fusion's Will To Live

 

Dragon Evolution: Rise of the Hybrids

 

Dragon Evolution: The Treaty

 

The Enhanced

 

The Fall of the Elementals

 

Dark Future 

 

Modern Riding

 

Captured

 

 

 

   ABOUT ME

 

I come from the Isle of Vanaheim. So far, the Sentinels have trusted me enough to live among the poor old dragons on this sacred Island. Of course, my Dragons are with me. They had to prove that they were trustworthy, as well as loyal. I have sadly moved away from Vanheim to live in the School. My goal is to become an Ultimate Dragon Trainer and then go back to Vanaheim!! I wish to see the Sentinels again....someday, after I have achieve my goal.

 

   ABOUT MY DRAGONS

 

I saved Saharii from a devastating situation. Dragon Hunters had caged him, but Hiccup and I rescued him just in time.

Now, Zeena, on the other talon, has a wonderful life, I am making sure of it. I wish to befriend more dragons. I hatched her from an egg and raised her. With some help from Saharii.

 

Join me in my quest to save dragons from scum like the Dragon Hunters and Viggo. And as far as dragons are concerned...I wouldn't trade them for anything.....Would You?

 

 

 

   THINGS I LOVE!

 

​0.The Avengers!--DUH! They are amazing!!

1. SilverWeed San--She is my favorite Youtuber!

2.Dragons!--WHO ON LOKI ISLAND doesn't LOVE dragons.

3.Horses--Beautiful animals

4.Razorwhips--my favourite dragons

5.My animals...'cause...well...just 'cause.

6.Reptiles--Who dosn't like scaly creatures?

7.Lord of the Rings--Obviously 'cause Gandolf is AWESOME and Legalos too

8.School of Dragons--Uh...I don't know what to say but I wish I could play it MORE!

 

 

​Favorite Books

Wings of Fire  Tui.T. Sutherland

Pegasus Kate O'hearn

Narnia C.S.Lewis

Shadow Horse Alison Heart

​A Horse of Her Own Annie Wedekind

Menagerie Tui T. Sutherland

Buddy H. M. Herlong

(That's not all....but all my wittle brain could think of)

 

 

 

Funny things

 

I'm NOT clumsy. It's just that the floor hates me. The tables and chairs are bullies and the Wall Gets In The WAY!!

 

 

When someone told me I was in a fantasy, I fell off my Unicorn.

 

Friend: Did you fall?

Me: No, I attacked the floor.

Friend: Backwards?

Me: I'm freakin' talented!!!!!

The morale of this story. Just believe the cold truth that you're a Klutz. 'Cause I sure am.

 

If a robber broke into our house to search for money....I would laugh and search with him.

 

I hate it when people text me and it says "call me". One day I am going to call someone and say "text me".

 

I can't dance to save my life, but when I step in dog poo, I can moondance better than Michael Jackson. =)

 

 

 

Dad jokes:

 

 Dad lookes at me....."You know hon, I couldn't find a single shoe shop today". I breathe in a sigh of relief, knowing that he won't make a bad joke. Dad: "They only sold them in pairs". I bang my head on the wall.

 

Dad dances around in front of the ATM machine. Me: what are you doing? Dad: Just checking my balance. Me: *walks away to the car*

 

Dad in the morning: You know I stayed up all night wondering where the sun went....then it dawned on me.

 

Dad: Yesterday I ate a clock..it was very time consuming...especially when I went back for seconds!!

 

Dad: What's the difference between a piano, a tuna, and a pot of glue? Me: I don't know. Dad: You can tuna piano, but you can't piano a tuna. Me: What about the pot of glue? Dad: I knew that you would get stuck on that! Me: OHHHHHHHHHH

 

Dad: Did you hear about the guy in KC who was addicted to brake fluid? Me: No..... Dad: Good news! He can stop at any time.

 

Dad and I were at the store and he picks up the velcro: I wouldn't buy anything with velcro....it's a total rip-off.

 

Mom asks dad at Thanksgiving: How does the turkey smell? Dad: Through its nose, I guess. Me: I'm going to bed.

 

Dad after a nice hot shower: You know..... Me: Here it comes. Dad: Singing in the shower while washing your hair is all good 'till you get soap in your mouth.....it then it just becomes a soap opera....

 

That's All Folks!!

for now.....(evil laugh)

 

 

 

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Actually...

The game is rated E for everyone-not just kids, but adults also (there are a lot of older players who DO NOT respect the chat)....so like you said, with such a large age variety playing the game, the chat needs to have a much better filtering system. If i had kids, i would not let them play this game because of it. And im afraid all we can do is wait until the game developers do something about it.

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O.o

The thing that i hate the most about the chat is other players creeping me out -.-

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Before I say anything I just want to point out that, yes, the chat can be frustrating at time... (I got a 7 day mute) trying to help new players... 

 

Like it says above, many people play this game in different age groups, the game is rated E for everyone and it's a mix between people. Monitoring a chat in an online game is always difficult due to the quantity of people. A new report system would be great, and the introduction of Moderators will also be a great addition, trustworthy ones obviously.

Most of the time I do see people insulting each other in the chat, using very vulgar language, judging by the way they insult I can say they are probably young children, now I'm only 18 years old, I have to cut them some slack knowing back in the old minecraft days I was also annoying at times haha, but yeah, a new system is highly demanding but it will work out great in the long term!

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WHY???!!!

WHY! Do we get flagged on Chat when we say something if it isn't a curse word or something like that!!! I got flagged a month ago for saying "That was a great round"!!!! WHHHHYYYYY!!!

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Agreed

I've been flagged for dumb stuff too. -_- Granted my chat doesn't work 90% of the time anyway (I can only play through FB gameroom at the moment so maybe that has something to do with it???) but when it does like half the stuff I say gets flagged when I didn't even say anything bad! I mean seriously I have seen some pretty nasty convos between players and I'm like "Oh suuure, they can talk about drinking alcohol in excess with barely changing the words and it's obvious that that's what they're talking about, but I can't even ask if others are experiencing the same glitch as me? Really?" -_- The censorship in the chat is broke as a cheap vase in an earthquake...

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Hair Color: dark brown with copper highlights only visable when light hits it just right

Eye Color: vivd green with grayish-blue tint to it (basically the same hue as Hiccup's or Eren's from AoT)

Body Type: kind of curvy, somewhat slender; built like a martial artist (more lean muscle than bulk)

Personality: truthfuly is nice but is kind of a "tsundere girl" (seems "prickly" or kind of cold at first)

Weapon of choice: a pair of katana or a bow and she never goes anywhere without a knife

Favorite places: Scuttleclaw Island, Glacier Island, Armorwing Island, Mudracker Island, Icestorm Island

My Dragons:

Note: the ones with a gender symbol are my OC Dragons

Tidal

Zeke - Titan Sand Wraith

Zeena - Sand Wraith (Zeke's Mate)

Toirn - Male Thunderdrum

Kettle - Female Scaldron

Ryuko - Female Sliquifier

Nessie - Female Tide Glider

Sharp

Ororo - Titan Stormcutter

Katana - Titan Razorwhip

Revai - Titan Razorwhip (Katana's mate)

Frostbite - Female Shivertooth

Scarlette - Female Scuttleclaw

Tsuntsun - Female Prickleboggle

Chocobo - Male Speedstinger

Stoker

Neara - Titan Monstrous Nightmare (1st Dragon)

Fierga - Male Monstrous Nightmare (Neara's Mate)

Tiger - Male Typhoomerang

Scorch - Singetail

Gwen - Female Flamewhipper

Quicksilver - Male Silver Phantom

Asherr - Male Hobblegrunt

» Strike «

Ginrei - Titan Woolly Howl

Tomochi - Woolly Howl (Ginrei's Brother)

Scorpio - Triple Stryke

Stella - Triple Stryke (Scorpio's mate)

Lightning - Titan Skrill

Siku - Female Snow Wraith

Mystery

Moirana - Titan Flightmare

Venus - Female Snaptrapper

Reiner - Male Armorwing

Sirena - Deathsong

Laverne and Shirley - Female Hiddeous Zippleback

Changling - Female Changewing

Bertholt - Male Boneknapper

Luciel - Male Slithersong

Bahamutt - Male Dramillion

Boulder

Greg - Male Gronckle

Koori - Male Groncicle

Denali - Eruptodon

Drago - Male Grapple Grounder

Shinigami - Male Screaming Death

Xaviar - Male Elder Sentinel

Halvarda - Female Sentinel

Tracker

Aubie - Male Rumblehorn

Raiga - Male Deadly Nadder

Nettles - Female Deadly Nadder

 

I am more than a conqueror in Him. I am a "Guardian;" I am a "Warrior"

(That's what Shamira and Strider mean in Hebrew and Frisian respectively.)

 

Thank you to rrepetti for this edit of my NF OC, Zero

And this banner for him


It's go time, Zeke!

 

♪Scorpio and Stella, sittin' in a tree♫

(Well, okay they're not ACTUALLY in the tree but still...)

(The teal one (left) is Stella; the red & navy blue one (right) is Scorpio.)

Plying the skies with Ginrei.

"A fox knows a snake when she sees one; those of equal cunning never trust one another." ~Me

Here is a link to my screenshots and my OC dragon profiles ^^.

Also, if we ever get to have our own Night Furies, these will be what mine look like:

 

I am AGAINST hacking. If you hack, I will find you, catch you, and report you; NO EXCEPTIONS.

(That is for those who hack saddles, armor and speed. I don't care about hacking out of a chat ban since the censor is so messed up...)

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I agree with everyone they

I agree with everyone they should fix it! They really should fix it even if they don't want to...

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I also have a Youtube channel if you want to know the name send me a message ;)

I loved How to train your dragons 2 it was and is still the first movie to make me cry...

I am also 20...And don't know what to write...So for now it's all.

Oh also, I am a Whovian (Doctor Who fan xD)

My in game name: Christinou. ;)

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