Coming from hundreds of hours as staff on TTT Gmod, and hundreds of hours on other sG servers, I never had a problem with server quality or community.... until now. I don't have anything against any INDIVIDUAL players, although several of them are extremely childish.
Here's a summary of tonight's events that made me quit sG TTT:GO permanently.
1. Round start, I was selected as Traitor.
2. Daniel damaged me for 18 with a decoy. Issue #1
3. Eagle called SUS on me for taking damage. Issue #2
4. I stood still typing because my mic broke, and as I was typing out remarks defending myself, everyone started calling me an asshole and Milkman RDM'd me.
5. Nobody was held accountable for the actions, and I was ridiculed until leaving. Issue #3
6. lindsay was also ridiculed for helping me to find the forums and file a report, THE ONLY PERSON DOING THEIR JOB ON THE SERVER. Issue #4
I understand that this server is still in development, that is why I will turn this complaint into a SUGGESTION. I don't want any individuals listed punished in any way for their actions.
Issue #1: The decoy is a terrible item that aggravates countless players and is used for mass RDM (always unpunished)
SOLUTION: Remove the decoy or alter that it only affects the user, or does no fall damage to surrounding players.
Issue #2: (Minor) Calling suspicion should be limited. On several occasions, popular players (loud players) would call suspicion on me for no reason (I had not fired any shots that round or been near killings), and it would result in me being tailed constantly throughout the round, ruining my T rounds.
SOLUTION: Encourage popular players (i.e. STAFF) not to call suspicion for no reason, and generally uphold good sportsmanship.
Issue #3: RDM is not a mystery. It's not hard to slay the RDMers, and Milkman even admitted to RDM'ing me on purpose because I was "being a dick". This is not a reason.
SOLUTION: Allegedly there are damage logs, and its not hard to remember who called the false KOS in the first place. Enforcement of the rules is CRUCIAL for server survival.
Issue #4: Despite being several sG members on the server, Lindsay and another sGr, can't remember who, were the only ones trying to help. (Although the sGr in question did it in a very rude way, it is still appreciated). I expected staff to try to HELP newer players, and not enable them to be bullied/RDM'd.
SOLUTION: DO YOUR JOB!!!! Even if you are not a staff member, tasked with enforcing the rules, EVERY sG member is expected to uphold a good image for the sG community. If countless sG players are teaming up, enabling others to break server rules, and willingly breaking server rules themselves without punishment, you will lose your player base to toxic rulebreakers.
Thanks for reading all of this. I think it is very important to encourage discussion about improvements for the server, and not to have members discourage this discussion (!!! pointed remark !!!). I will stick to sG bhop for now, but I'm looking forward to playing other sG servers in the future.