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