Dear Small Giant,
The community of Empires and Puzzles is coming to you with a plea. We have noticed that the in game report feature is being used more and more as a weapon to bully, rather than its intended function. We are asking that you make some changes so that it can no longer be used to bully a player from the game. Reports need to be vetted more completely. You need to look at who is doing the reporting. We believe that you will find the same group of players ganging up on specific players as a bullying tactic. You say that misuse of this feature won’t be tolerated, we are asking you to back that statement up with action. If you look at the forum thread about this issue, there are some great suggestions. Chat moderators would be the ultimate solution. Limiting the amount of reports each individual player has is also good. A better method of recruiting is a must, as is a merc chat. Until you address the poor in game recruiting, the bullying will continue. You ban folks for “spamming” chat regarding recruiting, yet you allow sexual role playing in off topic. Which one is more damaging to the game? Your priorities are clearly misplaced.
Players are scared to go in the in game chatrooms to recruit or even chat for fear of saying something that can be twisted and reported by someone with a personal grudge or someone who just enjoys getting others banned.The report feature is being used for sport and that greatly concerns the community, and it should concern you. People are avoiding in game chat, and some are choosing to leave the game due to the stress, which affects your bottom line.
Attached is a video plea from some in the community. Alexa was the latest victim of reporting for sport. We aren’t asking for her ban to be overturned, that’s between you and Alexa. We are asking you to help those who enjoy the game not to be victimized as she was, bullied for sport.
Thank you on behalf of the concerned players of the E&P Community