Jump to content


What exactly IS "unsportsmanlike conduct"?


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

Salsify #1 Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:32 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 9480 battles
  • 575
  • Member since:
    12-05-2013

This seems so vague as to be meaningless with players claiming it's unsporting to fire gold, play arty, take their favourite camping spot, scratch their paintwork or look at them in a funny kind of way etc

 

There are obvious things like reporting positions to the opposition but what would you consider to be unsporting?

 

I'm sure there used to be more categories rather than a ridiculously vague catchall and think they should bring back more specific categories.



TheSorb #2 Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:39 PM

    Private

  • Player
  • 1935 battles
  • 20
  • Member since:
    06-11-2013
I report players for unsportsmanlike conduct when they push me or other players, deliberate team damage, deliberate blocking, deliberate suicide, fail platoons.

bean57 #3 Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:39 PM

    Major

  • Player
  • 18721 battles
  • 2,951
  • Member since:
    12-19-2012

https://eu.wargaming.net/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/513

 



Kurosawa #4 Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:41 PM

    Sergeant

  • Beta Tester
  • 7842 battles
  • 279
  • Member since:
    09-09-2010

They properly got tired of keeping up the masquerade that they actually do anything and lumped everything in to 1 need category for the trash can.

 

And who can blame them. The amount of fake reports must be staggering for the same reasons you mention in your first paragraph



Paozx #5 Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:42 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 11513 battles
  • 637
  • Member since:
    02-14-2013
I can confirm playing arty is the exact definition of Unsportsmanlike conduct.

Kolmiopaavo #6 Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:45 PM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 43743 battles
  • 1,204
  • [FAME] FAME
  • Member since:
    06-28-2011
It can be almost anything you could think of. People report unicums, arty players and so on. Personally I now and then report arty players if they happened to click on me.

Edited by Kolmiopaavo, 14 September 2014 - 09:05 PM.


Kurosawa #7 Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:46 PM

    Sergeant

  • Beta Tester
  • 7842 battles
  • 279
  • Member since:
    09-09-2010

[quote]

View Posthttps://eu.wargaming.net/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/513

If you have been suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct, it means that many players, over the course of several battles, have perceived you behavior as unfair. Due to the amount of reports required for a suspension, we can rule out any wrongful bans, especially since only players who fought a battle with you can file a report.

 

Given that the number of reports and battles are high enough that might work quite well to cull the worst offenders and keep "innocents" out of harm.

 

I wonder how many battles and reports it takes, and can you report the same guy in the same battle multiple times.



Wareba #8 Posted 14 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

    Private

  • Player
  • 27257 battles
  • 33
  • Member since:
    03-03-2013

Apart from the obvious situation that is the reporting of allied positions, I use this option for example when someone pushes me to try steal my place (when I got there first) or when I have a stupid platoon (separated by more than 2-3 tiers depending on the tanks) on my team.
 

Last time i reported a Kv5 (tier 8) and Medium II (tier 2) because of this. When forming this platoon these two idiots went into battle already intending to lose (a very unsporting attitude). They acted as two saboteurs, purposely creating a big disadvantage in the team.


(sorry my english)



_Antipathy #9 Posted 14 September 2014 - 07:19 PM

    Lieutenant General

  • Player
  • 651 battles
  • 6,921
  • Member since:
    10-29-2013

View PostPaozx, on 14 September 2014 - 06:42 PM, said:

I can confirm playing arty is the exact definition of Unsportsmanlike conduct.

 

 

View Postbean57, on 14 September 2014 - 06:39 PM, said:

 

There they give you a list with all the reasons.

Actually players could report you for anything, like killing you or shooting Gold.



Rostklump #10 Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:06 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 35866 battles
  • 913
  • Member since:
    09-27-2012

View PostWareba, on 14 September 2014 - 08:14 PM, said:

Last time i reported a Kv5 (tier 8) and Medium II (tier 2) because of this. When forming this platoon these two idiots went into battle already intending to lose (a very unsporting attitude). They acted as two saboteurs, purposely creating a big disadvantage in the team.

 

While annoying creating such a platoon is not against the rules, if it was not allowed you would not be able to make such a platoon in the first place.

WG counts on their brillant MM to balance the teams which it most of the time fails to do.

 


Edited by Rostklump, 14 September 2014 - 08:07 PM.


andi_b #11 Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:10 PM

    Sergeant

  • Player
  • 22879 battles
  • 203
  • Member since:
    02-14-2013

View PostPaozx, on 14 September 2014 - 07:42 PM, said:

I can confirm playing arty is the exact definition of Unsportsmanlike conduct.

+1 from me
-19999999 from arty players

ABCWarrrior #12 Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:31 PM

    Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 8272 battles
  • 1,989
  • [T-D-U] T-D-U
  • Member since:
    01-16-2013

View Postbean57, on 14 September 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

 

+1 ... sums up a lot of it:

 

Block Quote

Here are some examples of violations that fall under this:

 

  • Intentional blocking or ramming of allies
  • Revealing the position of allies to the enemy
  • Committing suicide on purpose
  • Pushing an ally out of cover or blocking his retreat on purpose
  • Actions designed to intentionally lose the game
  • Intentional team damage

 

Or the short version ... acting like a dickweasel.


Edited by ABCWarrrior, 14 September 2014 - 09:31 PM.


RogDodgeUK #13 Posted 14 September 2014 - 10:28 PM

    Player

  • Player
  • 10827 battles
  • 1,627
  • Member since:
    01-19-2013
moved to 'off-topic' section

Troubledove #14 Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:20 PM

    Captain

  • Player
  • 42630 battles
  • 2,360
  • [METAL] METAL
  • Member since:
    09-07-2011

Somehow I feel its a "Hit this button when in rage". Button is not connected but it makes you feel better when you vent your frustration somehow.

 

Illusion of having power over stuff that annoys you, that is precious.



Silvercrow #15 Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:22 PM

    Lance-corporal

  • Player
  • 4035 battles
  • 99
  • Member since:
    02-16-2011

View PostRogDodgeUK, on 14 September 2014 - 10:28 PM, said:

moved to 'off-topic' section

 

Um...why? As far as I can see, this falls perfectly under general discussion about a game-related topic. It's certainly not off-topic, seeing the topic is World of Tanks.

 

As to the topic:

My rule of thumb is: 'If I need to convince myself that this is unsportsmanlike conduct, it's not.'

In general you will instantly recognize someone being unfair, whilst still in the boundaries of the game's rules. If you don't, or you have to say something to yourself about why he's being unfair, he most likely wasn't.



gpalsson #16 Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:56 AM

    General

  • Player
  • 22134 battles
  • 8,117
  • Member since:
    04-13-2013

View PostSilvercrow, on 14 September 2014 - 11:22 PM, said:

 

Um...why? As far as I can see, this falls perfectly under general discussion about a game-related topic. It's certainly not off-topic, seeing the topic is World of Tanks.

 

because him and BBV are "Mods4Fun".

It's not a real job, it's more like "randomly doing administrative stuff on forum" kind of function they serve.



Cobra6 #17 Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:57 AM

    Field Marshal

  • Beta Tester
  • 16332 battles
  • 15,686
  • [RGT] RGT
  • Member since:
    09-17-2010

The following are unsportsmanship conduct:

 

-Pushing out allies into fire or from where they are standing.

-Deliberately driving into allied fire.

-Camping in base all match long if you are not arty.

-Deliberately ramming allies.

-(Deliberately) drawing fire to an ally (e.g. stand next to a hidden TD in a heavy tank drawing fire and messing up their camo).

-Reporting allied postitions.

-Suiciding.

-Friendly Fire.

-Not using your vehicle in the generally perceived role it is intended to fulfil (e.g. camping behind arty in a heavy tank at the start of a match).

 

Anything basically that means you are a massive douche.

 

Cobra 6

 

-

 


Edited by Cobra6, 15 September 2014 - 10:02 AM.


Fivetide #18 Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:05 PM

    Lance-corporal

  • Player
  • 17235 battles
  • 62
  • Member since:
    04-13-2011
I was pushed and bumped in my antitank because I had got to a good camping spot first , so I backed out and let him go in the spot then pushed him off the cliff , he said he was going to report me but I suspect his mother told him to go to bed before he had chance.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users