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  1. maps

    I'll also reserve judgment until I play one of the smaller maps. On face value, I would assume that it would benefit Jason, since there are fewer places to hide, and he can move around the map quicker. I can't think of many ways it would make it easier to escape. Sure, once you started the car or boat, it would theoretically be a shorter ride to get off the map, but it would be harder to even get to that point. Should be interesting.
  2. They could be doing that right now, so it's not like eliminating TK is *creating* this problem. TK is obviously a big problem - nobody can deny that. So if you consider item griefing to be a big problem (I myself have never run into it), then good news - Gun eliminated one of the two problems! That is obviously a good thing.
  3. Yeah, that would prevent people from escaping...if he also was holding both gas cans, the battery, propeller, etc., and also managed to not get killed by Jason himself so the items would just drop by his body. Luckily one player can not accomplish all of those things at once. If some idiot wants to grab the fuse and hide in the cemetery for 10 minutes, it's annoying, but I'll just find another way to escape. If he chases me around constantly whacking me with a machete, or blasts me with the shotgun, my game is over. So I'll take an item griefer over a TK every day of the week, and twice on Sundays. There is literally no situation where I have, or ever will, say "wow, this game would be a lot more fun if other counselors would randomly start killing each other..." TK adds ZERO positives, and a crap-ton of negatives. If people want to Mortal Kombat each other, just set up a private game and TK until your heart's content, and the rest of us can just play the game normally.
  4. You don't keep one trolling method in the game just because trolls might use another. If other trolling "trends" emerge, the devs can deal with those too, but TK currently exists, is rampant, and serves no significant positive towards gameplay, so removing it is a great move.
  5. I'm on a level in the 80's, so I've played the game a time or two, and I've literally NEVER had an instance where I saw trolls holding items. I'm sure it's happened, but if I haven't seen it one single time in hundreds of games, it's not a rampant problem. On the other hand, I've ran into people TKing for no reason multiple times every day I've played, so it's obviously the much, much, much, MUCH bigger problem. Every previous topic on TK boiled down to the "advocates" (who likely enjoyed team killing for trolling purposes) bringing up these rare, "but what about when THIS thing happens?!?!" arguments, and ignoring that other 99.999999% of the time when it is just trolls using TK to troll/greif. Good riddance - when something is used 99% for trolling purposes, it should be done away with.
  6. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Other than host migration, TK has been the biggest problem I've personally encountered in the game, and I'm glad to see it go. The only people who will have a major problem with this are the trolls that were using TK just to aggravate other players. Again, thank you to Gun for listening to the players.
  7. Just had another "instant karma" moment that I loved: I'm in Jason's shack, and just grabbed the sweater. As I try to run out to leave, there's another counselor just coming in, they have the shotgun. The other counselor tries to TK me, but misses - even though I'm literally standing directly in front of the door a couple of feet away from her. So since she screwed up trying to kill me, she thinks she'll just block the door so Jason can kill me. Sure enough, after a couple of seconds, Jason shows up. The TK counselor flashes her light at Jason, and steps away from the door. Jason then proceeds to hack the TK counselor, while the idiot still thinks "if I flash my light at him more, he'll get that I'm trying to help him". As I run out of the shack, I see the TK rage quit before Jason's kill animation finishes. Very satisfying that the last thing the guy saw before he rage quit was me -the character he unsuccessfully tried to get killed twice- running away, as Jason had his hand around his throat. So in the "You know you're bad at playing Friday the 13th Game checklist", this guy hit a LOT of the marks in just one brief game: 1) Team Killer? check, at least attempted,lol 2) Can't hit the side of a barn with the shotgun? check 3) Jason Ally? check, again attempted,lol 4) Rage Quitter? check
  8. The guy's clearly trolling, he does it a lot - best not to feed him.
  9. It comes in waves, it seems - I might go a few days without seeing any TK or Jason-helpers at all, then I'll have a day where EVERY game has them. It's definitely still a problem though.
  10. Whenever I'm Jason and a player rats out somebody else, I usually act on his information...right after I kill the snitch. Any Jason that does NOT kill a snitch the first chance he gets is foolish, since the snitch could easily be making his info up - he tells you that there's people escaping in the boat, you let him go and morph over to the boat, see nobody there, then have to wait for your morph to recharge, and the snitch is long gone by the time you get back. Much easier to just kill the snitch counselor immediately, then investigate whether his info was good or not. I'm also quick to take out any TK counselors who I see trying to "help" me by killing other counselors. Any Jason who has even mediocre skills doesn't need any "help", so if I see a TK on my watch, they become the #1 target in my crosshairs. I'd rather let multiple fair players escape then let one TK survive.
  11. This. I actually usually try NOT to host lobbies, since I don't want to worry about accidentally disconnecting, having to pick up a phone call and quit, or anything else to screw over other players. But when I have, the moment I see Jason-teamers, rampant TK, glitches, exploits, etc. I quit on the spot.
  12. My funniest moment actually just happened - I find the propeller immediately after spawning, put it in the boat, and then see a guy with the gas running up the dock behind me. Good news, right? Wrong - the guy guns it as soon as he starts the boat, and leaves me stranded at the dock, even though he just saw me put in the propeller. He then circles back around and picks up another counselor, obviously a friend, a little bit up the shore. The funny part? Soon after he picks up his buddy, Jason shows up and kills them both in the water. So as soon as Jason morphs away, I easily swim out to the boat, re-start it, and escape. Instant karma is very funny indeed, lol.
  13. Like all of the other anti-TK threads, it comes down to this: 99% of the time, it isn't done for strategy, or to take items, or to take the last spot in a car/boat, or any of the other rare scenarios that people use to rationalize it - it's JUST being done for trolling and to ruin the game for others. That's the OVERWHELMING majority of the TK in this game, and there's countless threads documenting exactly that. Don't try to dress up TK as anything other than that in this game. And yes, if they won't let us toggle it on/off as a personal in-game option, then they should ban the serial offenders.
  14. If you rage quit the moment the cops are called, a car gets past you, or even when a counselor escapes an early kill attempt, you're never going to get any better at the game, and the same thing is likely going to happen to you the next time. I had 3-4 games where obviously novice Jasons rage quit directly after one of those events, and that was tonight alone. Even if you're having a bad game, nobody gets picked to be Jason very often, so if you rage quit after just a couple of minutes, you've just wasted a valuable opportunity of more Jason time. Play it out, figure out what you're doing wrong, and use that knowledge to improve your play for the next time. Rage quitting helps no one - least of all, you.
  15. All are good ideas, but #2 alone would eliminate a LOT of the Jason-teaming. Nothing can eliminate all cheaters, but that would go a long way towards solving the problem. I also find it funny (sad, actually), that in any threads where people are complaining about cheats or trolls, there's a few of the same exact posters who ALWAYS show up to play devil's advocate. Whether it's glitching, TK, Jason-teaming, whatever, you see some of the exact same names making the exact same "well, they shouldn't eliminate this because..." arguments. If you're a poster consistently in favor of cheating and trolling other players, you're not helping improve the community - you are the problem in the community.