Recently the community management has Cracked down on hate speech in gears 5 by removing text chat and banning some individuals. This is to create an all inclusive space for people where players are less susceptible to harassment, racial slurs and discrimination.
Heres where problems lie, they disabled chat and are perma banning players from playing the game, There needs to be a better solution. Players when they load up multiplayer should be given an option Text chat Off/Profanity filter/All content similar to discord and given a disclaimer for opening their chats to all content. The profanity filter needs to be updated to remove racial/discriminatory slurs even on the all content option. Not all players want filtered chats or chats off by default players like me enjoy the competitive banter and trash talk.
Yes, racism, discrimination and using characters to bipas filters should still be punished. Instead of perma banning players right away issue a muted period with various lengths of time for example.
1st offence 1 week
2nd 1 month
3rd perma muted.
I believe perma bans from playing should only be issued to people who cheat or are consistent offenders. If someone is banned for comments in game the comments need to be logged and flagged on their account therefore there is no question about Photoshop or mass reports.
Id like to hear the communitys input, do you think perma bans are justified or should players get the right to appeal a ban or should it be up to Microsoft Enforcement? Any ideas on how we can move forward allowing communication between individuals without harassment?