Well if you read ANYTHING i'd said in my last post you'd never have put it up. But obviously you don't read posts that don't line up exactly with yours. I clearly said that i didn't like canned chat. Not in game chat. Canned chat. Clear and simple. I just feel that the alternative (a very very poor monitoring of chat) is not good enough to validate keeping a chat which can clearly be used to cause harm (which despite what some of your experiences suggest, does happen. I'm not striking off your claims as evidence. Just saying that you got the better half of opponents)
However, what you don't understand is that when the posts complaining about stuff people have said to them over the past few weeks outnumber your thread almost thirty to one. And unless you actually go and try to help them out, please don't attempt to make this something about me. This isn't about my opinion on what would be best. This is my opinion on what would seem morally correct given the two inches that ptcgo gives us every time they take a foot.
Now if you'd please stop trying to offend me by first saying that it's what i want and then insulting it i'd be very grateful, because once that's out of the way we can sit and debate this like civilized people
You said in a previous post that you support canned chat. That is what I was going by. I am sorry you took offense, I was not trying to offend you. If I was, I could do a LOT better, but that is not what I want.
If you want to take complaints by sheer volume, then night march and EX pokemon would have been banned long ago. I don't think that is not the reason PTCGO is removing chat, but for other reasons, likely it will make their jobs easier, since they obviously can't keep up, or simply won't keep up with the demands of the game.
I would be more than happy to personally investigate verbal complaints from users, as long as PTCGO provided a concrete set of rules for severity and repeated offenders, and would do it free of charge, if only for a few in-game perks. But I doubt PTCGO would allow any non-insiders to any type of information to the workings on the game, or other intellectual property, or the tenacity by which I would recommend punishment.
Of course I do not know that for fact. They would be foolish to blab that to the public. It was just something I inferred from my own experience working in IT and what I have seen in game and this forum.
Also, unless we have access to their financial data, we would not know if PTCGO is more profitable than PTCG either. Although my guts tell me (ie. speculation) that PTCG is still where the money is.
I certainly did not mean that online draws more money than the physical game. Just that it drives more sales for the physical game than it takes away from. Guess I was in a bit of a mental stupor in my last couple responses to you and awesome_guy.
Edited by jcgss77, 22 September 2016 - 12:45 AM.