Please remove players' names and pictures from loading screen of a match

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    David

    Hey Sid, we're glad to hear you're pleased with the decision to remove medals and the results it's had. Hiding all other information could lead to having quite a boring loading screen, but we'll keep an eye on it to see if match-dodging is a widespread problem. I appreciate that higher Arenas have smaller opponent pools, but I'd first suggest trying to wait a small amount of time between matches if you keep finding the same player.

     

    Hope that helps!

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    Sid Beverley

    Hi David, thanks for answering. Why do you think it could lead to a boring load screen, as if any loading screen in any game was not already boring enough. :) You could have just a general image in the loading screen and show the players only when the teams are entering in the pitch, like it happens on consoles football games. I can assure you match-dodging is a widespread problem, discussed in facebook groups and causing many fights among the community. Right now, whenever a player quits in the loading screen people are already exposing the player in the groups of the community with the image of the pitch and the score A-A because at this point everybody knows how it works. It is not about finding the same opponent, there is a bunch of opponents, around 20 I'd say, that avoid playing with me, as my friends also have players who avoid playing with them. When we are matched against them we already know that the loading screen will be a waste of time because the guy will force close the game. It happens at least 10-15 times a day with me against players who always force quit when they see me. And the same happens to many players of the community.

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    Charles

    Oh, man. David, seriously, a boring loading screen is most definitely far superior to what we have now, which amounts to blatant cheating, especially in events. Give me a boring loading screen any day over cheating. What is boring is seeing a loading screen and having that player drop out on you. It happens all the time. Too much. Way too much.

    I too can, like Sid, assure you that match-doging is rampant among the higher level players and can confirm the consternation, anger and flame-wars it produces. You can't go based on your cold data alone - you've got to engage in the community conversation. This is a problem. If you don't see it as a problem, then you're not in touch with your most active, engaged, loyal and (probably) lucrative players. Those of us who self-organise our own tournaments, play daily and spend real money on gems.

    And anyway, it wouldn't be that boring without avatars. I don't think anyone would write to you and complain that it's too boring. They might complain because they can't cheat anymore, but, well, boo-hoo for them.

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    Athosfidalgo (Edited )

    Match-dodging is a real problem. Just look on Facebook groups how people rage against each other for doing this.

    The problem is even worse on events days. It makes very hard to well known 10 arena players to find a match cuz a lot of people disconnect looking for easier matches or trying to find friends in order to let them win and advance.

     It's just disrespectful with fair players.

     I think that removing the name and avatar is a simple way to avoid it, as a courtesy point system as in Pro Evolution is more ambitious and takes more time programming.

     

    About having a boring loading screen, you could implement minigames with a scoreboard, like a quick shootout against an npc as in FIFA, or even blog or social media updates with official news of Score! Match.

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    Rodrigo Rathke Melchior

    I give my full support for the removal of the images of the players, and names, until the game really starts, I have got more than 10 games a day in which when my opponents see that the game will be against me, they run away, force-close the app, certainly for knowing that I play relatively better and that their chances to lose are high. This has greatly hurt those who really play the game more assiduously like me and obviously the other guys in this post, because we are all part of the same community with more than 200 daily-active players from all around the world. Match-dodging at the loading screen has led to many quarrels full of offenses and fights between users in other groups and chats, and is an issue that should be addressed. Besides, running away the players are choosing who they wanna play with, which is not correct, and it happens all the time when the events are opened.

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    David

    Hey guys, thanks for the feedback, this will give us a bit more to think about when we're considering options surrounding the matching screen. I agree that gameplay experience outweighs appearance in most aspects, we'll see how we can balance both.

     

    Also, pending post has been approved for you Charles.

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    cesar emidio (Edited )

    Please do what all the community, specially in arena 10 is asking. The disconnecters are a big problem in our community. Sometimes we need to wait 10m to play one game. Im talking about users that have good teams and invested money to improve them and help FTGAMES to develop a better game.. that cannot play this game anymore. In general we are very frustrated with this situation and i can assure you that lots of fair users are wondering to give up from this game if nothing is made about this issue.

    The avoiders dont help this game grow they are destroying this game. 

     

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    Mohammed Benmounah

    Please do what all the community, specially in arena 10 is asking. The disconnecters are a big problem in our community. Sometimes we need to wait 10m to play one game. Im talking about users that have good teams and invested money to improve them and help FTGAMES to develop a better game.. that cannot play this game anymore. In general we are very frustrated with this situation and i can assure you that lots of fair users are wondering to give up from this game if nothing is made about this issue.

    The avoiders dont help this game grow they are destroying this game. 

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    Ricardo Pombo

    Match-dodging is a huge problem of score match! It alows cheating, makes the game unfair and realy boring.

    Unfair because some players (a lot these days) choose their oponents, disconecting against the best.

    And boring like i saw very well writen above: "What is boring is seeing a loading screen and having that player drop out on you. It happens all the time. Too much. Way too much." I reinforce: way to much!!!

    It also creats a lot of hostility and agressivity between players in chats and social sites.

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    Fatkhur Bölank

    I agree with what @cesar wrote here
    I experienced what he experienced, every day
    please delete the name and replace our Facebook profile photo with a random picture avatar
    so that all opponents don't know who he is facing when the game starts
    so that the "cheaters" don't roam everywhere
    at the event or in the arena
    waiting to make me bored with this game
    I am very happy about this game
    so listen to our criticisms and suggestions about this game
    I hope that all of these problems will return to normal as before
    no one avoids it

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    Nub

    I'm very close to quit the game if this problem can't be resolved. It has wasted my time a lots :)

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    David

    Thanks for the additional feedback folks, we're looking into it ;).

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