Mikasa Jun 16, 2014 @ 10:25pm
People we don't know are joining our friends-only games
I don't know how they're doing it, but for three games in a row now, random players with steam names in foreign languages have been joining friends-only versus games I've been playing with my girlfriend. Neither of us have added any of them as a friend, they have private profiles, and the last person we couldn't even block. They've used slurs and frankly they're making us both nervous. I don't know what's going on, we don't know how it's happening, and the fact that it's been happening for a couple days now is kind of scary. The first steam name was in Arabic, the second in Russian, and the third in Chinese. If anyone could help with this, that would be fantastic. I've got screenshots to prove it, too.
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Restless Jun 16, 2014 @ 10:42pm 
You can join other people's friends-only games by using the server browser.
Mikasa Jun 16, 2014 @ 10:44pm 
Is there any way to block a particular user? Because it looks like it's the same person.
blixa Jun 16, 2014 @ 11:11pm 
also, since your profile is public they can simply see you're in-game, click that and automatically join your friends-only game.
Based_God Jun 17, 2014 @ 4:50am 
I never have this problem myself. Either attempt to kick them, or just end the game and set it to private. 10-1, it's probably just really, really bad griefers and trolls, so just ignore em. Or, just incapacitate them and leave em to die and don't rescue them. Yeah, it sounds like a bad idea, but if they keep rejoining, just rinse and repeat, and they should stop showing up. Or you know, have a friend who's a troll/griefer themselves help you out. Just my two cents.
|B4ST4RDS| Goddess Jun 17, 2014 @ 5:57am 
Originally posted by see you next tuesday:
also, since your profile is public they can simply see you're in-game, click that and automatically join your friends-only game.

Yep, there's a 'join game' button on your profile and it's public, so anyone can do so. People can also join your game through groups you're in.

Originally posted by Mikasa:
Is there any way to block a particular user? Because it looks like it's the same person.

Yes, go to their profile and block them, it usually prevents them from joining aagin.
Mikasa Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:41am 
Originally posted by linuxsophia:
Originally posted by Mikasa:
Is there any way to block a particular user? Because it looks like it's the same person.

Yes, go to their profile and block them, it usually prevents them from joining aagin.
Doesn't work, I've had them blocked since their second attempt apparently.
Chrysalis Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:49am 
have you actually tried making your profile private so they won't be able to trace your game that way?
Razorkiller the Hedgehog Jun 17, 2014 @ 12:24pm 
You can make local server and ban/kick the person from your onw made server.
Otherwise if you don't know how to use console commands by kicking someone I suggest using Workshop item called admin system.
The Anal Avenger Jun 17, 2014 @ 3:14pm 
Try using a LAN based server through a program lik Hamachi or Evolve.
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Date Posted: Jun 16, 2014 @ 10:25pm
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