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friedeggnchips #1 Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:46 PM

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Please for the love of God WG, put a restriction on the map pings. Not even being hyperbolic here, there is at least 2 or 3 "ping spammers" every game, constantly nuking their mouse button into oblivion across the map in an attempt to catch their teammates attention. Its bad enough that there isnt a time restriction between pings. but the main problem is that you can just constantly click away until your heart explodes, because no one in WG ever bothered to restrict the amount of pings/min either.

 

Seriously, this sounds like a trivial thing to complain about, but its so fustrating when im trying to concentrate, when the only thing i can think about is how many mice those players must throw in the bin.

Please fix this ****...

 

Thanks



fwhaatpiraat #2 Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:51 PM

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Press control and hit the 'block' button next to their name. 2 seconds.

friedeggnchips #3 Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:56 PM

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1. The block limit is 1000, so this would very quickly become an unreliable solution (I know there is a mod to remove this limit, read the next point) . 

 

2. Next time you are in mid-combat with another tank, possibly multiple tanks, try to do this. Tell me how easy it is to aim, shoot, manoeuvre and hold ctrl whilst clicking each person that spams is.

 

My point is that this is an easy fix WG needs to implement because it would be extremely simple, most likely a few lines of code they could write out in a minute, in fact, they already have a similar system with the chat menu; you can only use the "help!" option ~ every 3 seconds.



Gremlin182 #4 Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:57 PM

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I am not spending the rest of my time playing this game blocking everyone who pings the map all through the game.

I have better things to do.

 

The game should block them then warn them eventually ban them.

Give pinging a cooldown or a max number per game.

Turn it off if the player dies.

 

 



friedeggnchips #5 Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:00 PM

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View PostGremlin182, on 23 April 2019 - 07:57 PM, said:

I am not spending the rest of my time playing this game blocking everyone who pings the map all through the game.

I have better things to do.

 

The game should block them then warn them eventually ban them.

Give pinging a cooldown or a max number per game.

Turn it off if the player dies.

 

 

 

View PostGremlin182, on 23 April 2019 - 07:57 PM, said:

Turn it off if the player dies.

 

Not too sure if that's a good idea, seeing as a lot of the people that do spam are dead, expressing their anger to their 'noob team' by spamming the living s**t out of the ping.



BlackBloodBandit #6 Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:19 PM

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View PostGremlin182, on 23 April 2019 - 08:57 PM, said:

Turn it off if the player dies.

Bad idea, as players won't be able to help the team by pinging any direction they got shot from or a position where an arty is for example.



fwhaatpiraat #7 Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:24 PM

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View Postfriedeggnchips, on 23 April 2019 - 08:56 PM, said:

1. The block limit is 1000, so this would very quickly become an unreliable solution (I know there is a mod to remove this limit, read the next point) . 

 

2. Next time you are in mid-combat with another tank, possibly multiple tanks, try to do this. Tell me how easy it is to aim, shoot, manoeuvre and hold ctrl whilst clicking each person that spams is.

 

My point is that this is an easy fix WG needs to implement because it would be extremely simple, most likely a few lines of code they could write out in a minute, in fact, they already have a similar system with the chat menu; you can only use the "help!" option ~ every 3 seconds.

Not talking about blacklisting, just blocking for a single game, the ''lock' button is next to the player name in the chat.

 

If they are ping spamming, you basically cannot missclick in the chat 



TheComfyChair #8 Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:25 PM

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Find the map pinger a partner....its sexual frustration :B

Jigabachi #9 Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:49 PM

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Yes, there should obviously a limit.
No, WG doesn't care and somehow refuses to add that since years.

Conclusion: As long as we don't have a limit, use the "block for this match" feature.

Dorander #10 Posted 23 April 2019 - 10:37 PM

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I just use the blacklist, it's surprising how many of these blacklisted people I've seen again on my team. Also I still hold hope that if I use the blacklist extensively, James Spader will one day visit me.

 

I suppose when it's full I'll clean it up, start the whole process again.



Bracciano_gatto #11 Posted 23 April 2019 - 11:06 PM

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2 or 3 per game ? really ? that many ?

 

Does pinging the map twice makes me a spammer ? Dang !



friedeggnchips #12 Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:01 AM

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View PostBracciano_gatto, on 23 April 2019 - 10:06 PM, said:

2 or 3 per game ? really ? that many ?

 

Does pinging the map twice makes me a spammer ? Dang !

 

I'm sure we all appreciate the sarcasm.

 

If you actually bothered to read what i put, instead of just instantly writing a sarcastic comment, then you would have read the part that says 

 

View Postfriedeggnchips, on 23 April 2019 - 07:46 PM, said:

Not even being hyperbolic here, there is at least 2 or 3 "ping spammers" every game, constantly nuking their mouse button 

 

I don't mind feedback but it just makes you sound arrogant when you comment without thought.



If_I_Die_You_Die_Too #13 Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:08 AM

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Play with no sound at all now, far more relaxing

Dorander #14 Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:19 AM

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View PostBracciano_gatto, on 23 April 2019 - 10:06 PM, said:

2 or 3 per game ? really ? that many ?

 

Does pinging the map twice makes me a spammer ? Dang !

 

It actually does because the second click has zero use.

Bracciano_gatto #15 Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:21 AM

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View Postfriedeggnchips, on 24 April 2019 - 12:01 AM, said:

 

I'm sure we all appreciate the sarcasm.

If you actually bothered to read what i put, instead of just instantly writing a sarcastic comment, then you would have read the part that says

I don't mind feedback but it just makes you sound arrogant when you comment without thought.

 

The 2nd line may have been read as irony/sarcasm, rightly/wrongly so.

However my first line may not have been very clear, I was saying that getting 2 or 3 real spammers per game seems high to me, as I do not think as I see that many that often.

There was no arrogance in there. Misinterpretation as English is not my first language, quite possibly, sorry about that.



friedeggnchips #16 Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:25 AM

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View PostBracciano_gatto, on 23 April 2019 - 11:21 PM, said:

 

The 2nd line may have been read as irony/sarcasm, rightly/wrongly so.

However my first line may not have been very clear, I was saying that getting 2 or 3 real spammers per game seems high to me, as I do not think as I see that many that often.

There was no arrogance in there. Misinterpretation as English is not my first language, quite possibly, sorry about that.

 

Misinterpretation on my part, normally all i see on this forum is arrogant people so thats most likely why.

 

It seems to happen more in higher tiers, ironically. Normally when an angry dead tanker decides that his whole team is to blame for his death, they instantly turn towards spamming the minimap. i think it tends to get worse the higher the tier because those are the people that tend to rage the most.



FrantisekBascovansky #17 Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:30 AM

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I am using mod for blocking pingers and it's much better now.

Shame that WG can't, or don't want to implement this into vanilla client.



facmanpob #18 Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:41 AM

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iirc in WoWS dead players can't ping the map... seems to be a simple solution.

Tyburn #19 Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:41 AM

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View PostFrantisekBascovansky, on 24 April 2019 - 10:30 AM, said:

I am using mod for blocking pingers and it's much better now.

Shame that WG can't, or don't want to implement this into vanilla client.

What mod please?



1ncompetenc3 #20 Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:49 AM

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Look at the bright side: at least if someone spams the minimap it means that player has managed to find a correlation between that weird drawing with the moving coloured icons and the battle s/he's in at the moment.




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