Heroes of the Storm received new reporting options, and a silencing penalty

Blizzard take all necessary steps to make sure their MOBA doesn’t end up like League of Legends (mid or feed plx)

It comes with the territory, really. Make a free-to-play MOBA, attract toxic wankers who don’t want to play the came, they just want to cry onto the keyboard so hard that their tears spell the words “noob” and “omg please uninstall your life thx”.

Blizzard is trying to avoid that (yay) by adding new reporting options (you still report people the same way, you just have more choice now!)

The new options are…

Abusive Chat
Insults, cruelty, or ongoing harassment directed at one or more players.
Hate speech
Real life threats

Intentionally Feeding
Player intentionally and repeatedly gets their hero killed in order to anger allies or feed XP to the enemy team.

Player is idle or inactive for an extended period of time during a game.
Player is present, but has given up or refuses to take part in the game.

Suspicious behavior which indicates the player may be using third-party software or hack programs to gain an advantage during a game.

Inappropriate Name
Character names or BattleTags that are offensive, insulting, bypass the mature language filter, or are otherwise considered objectionable.

Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure nonsense– Blatant or repeated advertising for third party websites

These options are not available yet in game, but according to a statement made by Blizzard via the Battle.net launcher, they will be available with the next patch.

The punishment for breaking these rules will stretch from silences, suspensions and even permanent bans if you’re really bad. They are yet to reveal the duration of suspensions, but as far as silences go, your first silence will be for a period of 24 hours. This duration double with every additional silence, with no maximum duration (THANK YOU BLIZZARD)

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