Madvillain Posted February 15, 2021 Share Posted February 15, 2021 (edited) First of all I want to make it clear as water: This thread isn't targeted at the players that got hardcore status refunded. I only use the refunds that I know of as an example, and thats why I won't mention any names. My goal here is to bring up this topic so we can discuss it and Zaros Staff team can handle this type of situation with more transparency. So, since I started playing Zaros my main goal is to get a High Level / End game HCIM. Just like any other server Zaros has some flaws, but overall it is a great server to grind and I can't think of a better rsps to play. Recently I started seeing one thing happen that made me very frustrated: other HCIM players get their status refunded. When you first look at it from a regular player's point of view, the first reaction is to get confused as fuck and start asking questions about the refund, trying to understand why they got it. I can totally understand refunds happening because of bugs. This isn't an issue to me, as much as I personally hate to see refunds, if you look at it, this can be seen as fair, since it wasn't the player's fault. What triggered me to make this thread was the last situation I saw. A player from my cc died days ago (32 to be more precise, according to the player himself) to the random Green Phase Zulrah that spawns during one of the four rotations. This is a bug I experienced myself, Zulrah does spawn a random jad phase during one of the rotations and I agree this could lead to death. This specific player got his status refunded TODAY. According to the player himself says he died 32 days ago. Now, how can this huge delay between his death and refund can be an issue? If this is true, this specific player had 32 days of regular iron gameplay, just to get his hcim status back after. Even if he did not abuse that and played the same way as his hcim, this creates so many 'What ifs' that it makes me question, why am I wasting time playing hardcore? Why am I trying so hard and playing so safe not to die, when this happens? This type of situation can hurt the integrity of Hardcore gameplay A LOT. The only reason why it doesn't it's because the majority of players aren't even aware that this happens. So, in my opinion theres some things Zaros Staff could do to handle this type of situation way better: Make it very clear what type of situation could lead to a refund or not. Be it a specific type of bug, what type of material could be used to report it and claim a refund, whatever can be used in this type of situation. Handle this faster, or if not possible, lock the hcim account while the bug is under investigation, so the player can't abuse the reg iron status to do stuff he wouldn't as hcim. Simply say fuck it and don't refund any hcim status that are lost, be it a bug or not, but treat EVERYONE the same. Please share in this thread your thoughts about this situation, as it is very important, since it hurts A LOT the game integrity of those who play hardcore or elite hardcore. I wanna remember again: I'm not targeting the players that got status refunded. Please don't take this personal, I'm just trying to share my thoughts about this and help make this situation more comfortable in the future. Edited February 15, 2021 by Madvillain 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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