Final Fantasy XIV’s recently introduced Crystalline Conflict PvP mode seems to have unleashed the less-than-welcoming side of the MMORPG’s playerbase, with the game’s director asking fans to ease up on in-game behavior that could be considered uncooperative or abusive in nature.
Naoki Yoshida, director and producer of Square Enix’s MMO, writes in a blog post on the official Final Fantasy XIV that the team has recently been “receiving an unprecedented number of reports concerning uncooperative/lethargic or taunting behavior during matches.” As such, he outlines some of the behaviors players should avoid, and makes clear that engaging in such behavior could result in a player’s account being temporarily suspended. If violations continue or are particularly “heinous”, the account in question could be banned permanently.
So what are the behaviors that should be avoided? They include using the Quick Chat phrase “Nice Job!” sarcastically during what Square Enix defines as a “disadvantageous situation” as well as using Quick Chat to say “Good match!” prior to the end of a match and when it was not, in fact, a good match. Using any Quick Chat phrase repeatedly is a reportable offense, as is doing emotes on top of a downed opponent, setting fireworks off on their body, or placing a negative target marker on an allied teammate. Of course, going AFK during a match or being uncooperative is also considered harmful behavior, as is directly messaging other players to harass or criticize them, whether it happens in-game or on social media.
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