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August 29, 2013 / KingsIsle Entertainment

Spotlight on Community Leaders

Sponsoring giveaways, answering questions, and keeping players up to date on the latest game news are just a few of the many tasks our wonderful community managers are faced with on a daily basis!  Today we ask Wizard101’s Professor Greyrose and Pirate101’s One-Eyed Jack a few questions about what it’s like to be a community manager at KingsIsle.

What does it mean to be a good gaming citizen in the community?

Professor Greyrose: Wizard101 has very a special community that already knows how to be good citizens in the game, and how to deal with those that are being inappropriate or abusive. Those who are not good citizens in games find themselves placed on people’s ignore list, reported and in some cases, banned from the game.

To some of our players, being a good gaming citizen means:

  • “It means to be kind, considerate, helpful, and sportsmanlike.” – Critical Death
  • “To be a good gaming citizen for me is to always try to assist people in need.” – The Balance Master
  • “Being a good gaming citizen can also coincide with good sportsmanship. Being a more experienced player, I try to help others learn about the game, spells, pips, pets, gear, gardening, etc.  I try to be courteous to players and treat them with respect. – BrynnerofReign
  • “They ask before helping somebody and is available to fight. They say thank you and your welcome. They don’t get angry when you join a battle with them. They don’t attract other enemies in battle and flee. They don’t teleport to you unless you tell them to. They aren’t negative about your fighting. They invite you to do other things with them.” –Molly the Balance Wiz
  • “Be Respectful” – Logan Deathwisper
  • “Asking to join, saying thank you and your welcome is nice. Helping people when you can.” –Kjkazinski

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One-Eyed Jack: Good citizens in Pirate101 are much like good citizens in real life. They play the game well with others, look for ways to better themselves and others, have charity, and abide by the “laws of the land.” Much as in the real world where “my rights end where yours begin,” good citizens respect other players, don’t seek out ways to cheat or swindle others, and both offer help (and take help) when it’s needed.

If you find what you think is an exploit in the game, good citizens are those that speak up and stay far away from breaking our terms of service agreement. In real life, if a situation looks sketchy, you report it to the police.  In game, you do the same . . . only the police in this instance would be Customer Support. In real life if you see a person struggling with a flat tire, you might offer assistance!  Our “flat tires” in game are when another player is struggling with some difficult content.  If the situation arises, you might even offer them some friendly advice. Teaching can be a great way of showing charity to others.

In the end, good citizens are this world’s everyday heroes, and when you’re playing a game like Pirate101, you are definitely playing as the hero—so be one! Make your game’s community a better place.

. . . and here’s another tip, we don’t sent bad-seed Pirates to jail in Pirate101 like you would in the real world, instead we block them from playing our game and levy account sanctions as needed. Review our FAQ page about reportable offenses, and if the occasion rises, use your report and ignore buttons through the friends list as needed.

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So players, what do you think it means to be a good citizen in the gaming community?

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  1. Chris DrakeFlame (@TheDrakeFlame) / Aug 29 2013 11:55 am

    To me, being a good citizen means offering help to those in need, being kid-friendly and abiding by the ToS of the games.

  2. Molly / Aug 29 2013 12:02 pm

    It IS annoying when a friend teleports to you, attract monsters, then do this: “Uh ok bye 0.0”. Then flee. All the work is left to you.

  3. Carol / Aug 29 2013 1:33 pm

    If you ask a friend to help you with a quest, reciprocate. Offer to help them with something rather than expect them to follow you around all day doing your quests.

  4. Carol / Aug 29 2013 1:37 pm

    Also…set a good example for younger kids. Cursing, bullying, begging for crowns or gifts are not ways to set a good example. As others have said, be a good sport and helpful to others who are not as experienced as you.

  5. Greg Crowe / Aug 29 2013 5:30 pm

    helping either with a quest, boss or information is being a good citizen. porting without asking, begging for crowns or treasure cards or someone to gift them, is not being a good citizen or player. fortunately, in pirate101 when a player leaves the fight, their enemy leaves too

  6. D.S. Devereaux (Destiny) / Aug 29 2013 10:52 pm

    Being a good citizen at all – in my opinion – is treating everybody as equals and being kind to whoever you stumble upon. It means to be understanding and compassionate while maintaining humility and correct composition. Truly a hard thing to do, but it comes with priceless benefits.

  7. Sniper Rose / Aug 30 2013 6:04 am

    The true way for people to add you is for you not jumping into a battle and fleeing and also don’t say I need a boy or a girl in the commons. Or if you have open; don’t say 123 for a boy or a girl because the text chatters won’t hear and couldn’t report you.
    Ways to be nice is if you’re bored; go wait by a dungeon or go to the commons if they need help. Also giving free gifts out in the commons are great ways to be notice and added.

  8. Kitty / Sep 17 2013 1:27 pm

    I hate it when I am in a battle and someone waits at the side until they see I am almost finished and then they jump in without asking and get credit for the work I did already they bring another enemy and tell me to not kill it when I am already in a pinch for time. A good citizen would ask before joining and if allowed to join take note if the other person may need to be healed after battling alone and not barking orders, being more supportive. Also, personally I think anyone begging for crown gifts from strangers should be a bannable offense, they are irritating and if my grandson were to do that I would be very upset because that is opening a door to danger.

  9. Esmee NightBlood / Mar 8 2014 2:14 pm

    To me, it means being nice and helping each other in need for things that’s why i have amazing friends on wizard101 right now 😀

  10. michele / Feb 24 2015 12:22 am

    I think you should have like mods in the game to keep the game run a little better just every day ppl that play the game and that have been with the game long time because you have so much work you are doing and there are so meny players but I think you should have it as a test run and and see how it works out I am not a teen nor a kid but I love the game and have been playing for years have a lot of money into the game

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