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2-08-2012 @ 4:15PM
Something about foxes and henhouses springs to mind. On the other hand, most folks I meet while running dungeons and LFR are generally decent.As much as I fear a "player based rating system", if it was limited to "does this player behave like a jerk or a decent person", and not based on "how l33t is this players deeps" then I think I could be okay with it.A pulldown on the report system with things like "gave me a piece of gear I needed", "made food the for the raid", "made us all laugh", "stayed the whole run", "didn't complain", "got out of the fire", "offhealed when needed", "knows where the interrupt is" and such would be kinda awesome. Let us say good things, maybe it would foster a emphasis on positivity. And of course, these "indices of win", as they oughtta be called, would be inspectable.The only caveat being, for goodness sake, absolutely do not tie any in-game achievements or rewards to it.I think that yes, there is possibility for abuse, but it's a lot harder to abuse that downranking folks.
2-08-2012 @ 5:21PM
The only issue I have with any kind of ranking is, for example, for the first time ever, I am leveling a tank. I have leveled 7 other toons to 85, 4 of them healing, the other 3 dps. I have been through the 5 mans more than I care to count. I hit 80, and that's when it hit the fan. I totally didn't realize how much I wasn't paying attention to what the tank DID, just it's health. I merrily stood in the back, stayed out of fire, and healed or DPS'd my fingers off. Those poor people in Throne of Tides, and Blackrock Caverns.....they were so nice, and patient with me. I wiped us 4x for things that in my mind, I knew better than to do, but my fingers just didn't do them. I toss out my Judgement, and then my brain freezes.....Anyway, if you just gave a "didn't follow strat" rating, it totally doesn't make up for the people we COULD have had in those groups that would be a jerk and give that low rating too.I just think there is too many people, and too many types of people in WoW to 'let the community be judge, jury, and executioner'.
2-08-2012 @ 5:29PM
Pam: that's why I would only be okay with a system that allowed for positive commentary, and NOT negative. The temptation for people to overuse and/or abuse, or use incorrectly a negative rating system is too great, and doesn't take into account things like "new players" or "having an off day". Positive ratings do.(And good for you levelling a tank BTW, I did it, and while he's been shelved, it was definitely eye opening.... my current one is a healer, and it's actually relaxing!)
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