Ideas on what to do about Trolls who TK or do other annoying or harrassing things?
I've been playing this game for nearly 4 years. I think I've racked up something close to a million zombies in that time, I've always been a total team player. I never stick out like a sore thumb either and I'm always friendly,. In all this time one thing has always remained existant. Yes those annoying trolls who target players on expert mode or even in advanced and do an endless list of things for the soul purpose of ruining the game for the other players, making players angry, throwing insults or profanity at them, etc.
For some reason I get targeted it seems quite often. I don't even take the bait. I just try to ignore them and keep on playing. I might say something like "Gawd, yet another troll". But really do not respond to their sillyness or their insults. Back a couple of years ago trolls liked to come in near a saferoom, wait till the other players are in the distance fighting off a horde, kill everyone then go in the saferoom and stay there until you have no choice but to give up and leave. Now often in expert mode this can be extremely irritating if you've been playing on a team of 4 decent people trying to beat a campaign on expert for hours.
I wonder what kind of mentality does it take for someone to commit to ruining the fun for other people. I have my theories, and there could be many reasons. Everything from the victims of bullies themselves and they get some sense of satisfaction from acting like this and annoying other people, to possibly being abused by a parent and they want to take their anger out on other people, to being simply extremely childish and just have a mean streak in them. What ever the case I don't think these people really understand what they seem like to decent players like my self.
They will sit there and accuse you of being an idiot, a pervert, a homosexual, or what ever they can think up that is insulting enough to try and get a rise out of you. If they really understood that to the players they are doing this to they appear very stupid and childish, and that they are an extreme annoyance that are doing something counter productive and very rude maybe they (some of them anyway) would think twice about it. Thier not entertaining anyone but themselves.
I stopped playing the game months ago because of these trolls. It got so bad that not one single night was there not a time when they would show up. And their tactics are getting smarter. They will often work in groups of two, look for a new game, enter, then kill you and try to vote kick you. Other unknowing players do not catch on to what is going on and will vote kick you too or not vote at all. With two of them there working together, even if there is a 4th person there, they annoy that person as much as they can, wait till they leave then instantly vote kick you. If you go and start a new game they just follow you there and do it again.
Last night and another night recently I started playing again. Last night the very thing I just mentioned happened. I was followed for more than 2 hours into new games. Even after I was killed more than once I did not attempt revenge. When the person came back in I hoped they would not target me because I have given them no reason to target me. That did not work, so I got tired of it and killed one of the guys. The other stayed in the starting saferoom, and I and the other player did not rescue his partner in every closets we went past.
When we finally got the saferoom at the end, the player in the starting saferoom simply stayed there and the other legit player said he was going to report them to steam and he left the game. Which at that very moment the two idiots vote kicked me. That was it, I quit the game and played Dead Island instead. Now there are solutions that are obvious. Play with friends only. Well though I have about 65 friends often there still isn't anyone online to play with, or their in a game that is full or their playing another game. Also you could just play normal mode, but when you have been playing as long as I have that get's very boring, it's just plain too easy.
So what is wit the mentality of these people anyway? After 4 years I still don't get it. So what can be done about this beyond the obvious. Comments? How bout you trolls? Why don't you explain why the hell you do these things. Do you realize that you are making first class asses of your selves? Do you know that to us you appear almost mentally challenged or even worse. Are you types going to grow up to be serial killers of something? It takes a pretty screwed up individual to even think of behaving so childishly. I figure most of you trolls to be under the age of 11. I can't imagine someone older than that actng so childishly.