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Disruptive Players

 

 

 

 

 

Remember: It’s only a game!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSN Games is a great community, and there are many fun-filled games to be played, puzzles to be solved, and new friends to be found. Don't let a few immature people spoil your fun. Just remember, it's only a game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Do Not Match” list

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can add a player to your “Do Not Match” list. By doing so, you will no longer be matched with that player when you play future games, except for Rated games. Here are the steps:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While playing a game, click Player Info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the icon of the player you want to add to your “Do Not Match” list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Player Info drop down menu will appear. Click Do Not Match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you add a player to the “Do Not Match” list, you will no longer be matched with this player again when using Quick Match. However, this option will not remove the player from the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Back to game to continue playing or click the “X” in the game window to leave right away. Note: exiting the game early will result in a loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control Chat features

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have the ability to control the content you view in the Chat window. If a player is using inappropriate, abusive, or otherwise harassing language, tune them out by adjusting the Chat features.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Chat window, click the Checked Box icon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Message options, check any of the following options

Remove detectable offensive language – to change offensive languages into special characters. This feature is enabled by default.

Compress repeated characters and spaces – to keep from viewing long strings of the same characters.

Turn off all chat – to ignore all chat in the window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click OK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stalling players

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most games have features that prevent stalling (i.e. players who are waiting around and/or not making their next game move). Depending on the game you are playing, a player who takes too long to make a move may lose their turn, lose game points, or be booted from the game. For details, view the following article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prevent a player from stalling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More options for handling disruptive players

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSN Games is a friendly gaming community with an established Code of Conduct that all players must follow.

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a game

 

 

 

 

 

 

If an opponent becomes disruptive during a game, does not play by the agreed-upon rules (for instance, kills their own teammates), or “stalls” the table, simply add them to your “Do Not Match” list, quit and start a new game.

 

Note: you will receive a loss if you quit a game before finishing a game.

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, "It's only a game"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSN Games is a great community, and there are many fun-filled games to be played, puzzles to be solved, and new friends to be found. Don't let a few immature people spoil your fun. Just remember, it's only a game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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