My idea is that PUBG could do the same, introducing subscription service. What would it offer for $15/month? Only these perks:
- No streamers: the matchmaker never put you in the same games as noted streamers. Streamers understandably get preferential treatment, even to the point of players being banned for honking around them. That’s OK against free players, but as a paying customer I don’t want to deal with a streamer, the stream snipers and his sacrificial fanboys.
- Reports subscribers made are investigated by a human. I understand that PUBG Company can’t hire a mod for every report, but if I pay $15, they can. To prevent abuse (reporting everyone killing you), you have 30 “innocent” reports per month, if you report 30 people who were just good, no more reports are investigated this month. If the reported is a cheater, he gets his ban right away and you get feedback. Watching 2 minutes of gameplay 30 times is an hour, I’m sure you can get a mod for $15/hour.
I’d definitely pay $15/month to not be bothered by streamers and (so many) cheaters.
PS: as a nice intersection of cheating and streaming, check out this specimen!
PS3: I keep telling that there is only two reasons to fire at someone. One is direct self defense, the other is: