Elfylolz wrote:Griefing using game mechanics is technically fine but extremely rude, using glitches to reset boss and stuff isn't
If the intention is to create a hostile gaming environment or disrupt the gaming experience of others, it is against the ToS regardless if players used game mechanics or not. A prime example is players that drag spirits at necro and intentionally stand in the life steal range with the intention of trying to prevent the other clan from downing necro. And, no, the example wasn't aimed at anyone specific, but just an example of being able to use game mechanics that can possibly get one warned or banned.
I feel like a lot of scenarios like this are on a case by case basis though.
Is the other clan able to compete for the boss, and are interfering so that it can reset and they can have another go at it?
Or are there just a few people in the losing clan sticking around just to make life hard for the clan that won the lock - where if the boss is reset, the losing clan won't even try to compete, the interference is only out of spite.
The first one is quite rude, and a lot of it would make the server very frustrating for a lot of people (but also interesting at the same time, if it's done well). However, I wouldn't necessarily say that the intention would be to create a hostile gaming environment - it's multiple clans using game mechanics to compete in a more complex manner than simply throwing as much damage at the boss as possibly in the first couple minutes. Of course, I wouldn't really want to be on that kind of server - I'm not a super competitive person, which is why it's nice that most servers don't have that mindset. However, that doesn't in and of itself mean that it is wrong.
The second is definitely only done with the intention of making the game frustrating for the players, so I would agree that would fit under creating a hostile gaming environment.
I think another situation with possibly similar methods is "ksing" on elixir. If two people are leveling in the same area together, they are not "ksing" each other, they are just competing for the same mobs. Is it a bad idea and usually leads to hurt feelings? Yup. Is it something that deserves the other person being reported? Not at all. However if it's just a person following you around with the sole intent of preventing you from lixing, that's a different situation.
I personally think of griefing as being done with the sole intent of ruining the game experience (causing grief) for a certain player or group of players. As such, I don't think that necessarily makes all types of interference at a boss "griefing".
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