What about power abuse from players?
Difficult topic. For the most part we think we have done a lot to reduce the potential for power abusing in our game significantly: level cap and a less punishing approach to death penalty are among those factors. Still, if it happens, punishment will solely depend on the guardian's perception of it. This is one of the reasons I want guardians to be dedicated to one server only and thus, be more involved in its community (in the hope they still stay objective).
I would just like to add that Guardians will never stop minor power abuse (for example, forcing somebody to leave a hunting area). But major and regular power abuse (e.g. by a leading guild) will be considered as "harassment" and so will earn you a visit from a Guardian.
Xanobi wrote:Is there any way to follow all the items in game? I know its kinda big deal but its what i liked most when played WoW. Never got hacked though but in case i had i didnt worry about lost items, just sayin.
Do you mean tracking where items go after being hacked?
Xanobi wrote:Anyway who are those guardians that are going to keep the game clean? Im just curious because at tibia (im not comparing games its just an example) bad things happened when so called Gamemasters did "funny" stuff like banning everyone and shiet, any special punishment for them?
To begin with, staff members will fill the roles of Guardians. There will be certain restrictions in place in terms of what they can do, however. Guardians will have to fill out detailed reports on what happened and how they acted. It will be up to the Head Guardians to make sure that regular Guardians are doing their job properly and fairly.
A selection of these reports will be checked by Head Guardians every week (any reports which have caused player complaints will always be checked in this way). If several Guardian reports or complaints seem to suggest that a Guardian is abusing their position, then it will be up to the the Head Guardians to check this. Guardians who abuse their position will be dismissed.
Later on we will probably open up a Counsellor position for players. Through this position it may be possible to become a Guardian.
But as Till said, If this approach doesn't work well enough, then we'll modify it.