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[Proposal] Toggle Teammate's Displacement Abilities Per Player


Guyde
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Previous threads discussing trolling with Switch Teleport, Rip Line, and Bounce generally boil down to two camps:

1) "I have been trolled and I hate these abilities, please remove/disable/change them."

2) "These are very useful abilities and I can't help teammates if they are removed/disabled/changed."

 

Here is a middle-ground compromise, a technical solution that should satisfy both the helpful players and the folks frustrated with the trolls. (This will not deal with uninspired social "solutions" such as "Ignore the trolls" or "Only play with your clan.")

 

First, since the issue is trolling with teammate displacement abilities, this would only affect Switch Teleport, Rip Line, and Bounce. (Plus any that I may be unaware of or that are invented for future frames.) Any other abilites such as Roar, Blessing, etc. would not be affected.

 

I propose a simple toggle available during a mission--perhaps under each teammate in the squad menu--that would protect your frame from a teammate's displacement abilities.

 

By default, each mission starts with this "Disable Abilities" toggle disengaged for all teammates, that is, all displacement abilities will move your frame as usual. Helpful players are never locked out of a heroic rescue. However, if you find yourself in a squad with a troll, simply flip the toggle which will prevent a specific teammate's displacement abilites from affecting you.

 

The intended end result is that those players who want this feature can benefit from it, those who don't care about it are unaffected, and those who don't want it were the ones trolling in the first place. Of course, maybe there is another reason why this idea won't work as described, so please feel free to iterate on this idea until it satisfies all the players interested in cooperative play and shuts down the trolls.

 

 

Edited to clarify the initial starting toggle state: by default all teammates can displace you, as exists on live. The toggle to "Disable Abilities" would be turned on for teammates on a per player basis when they start a-trolling.

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I've never, ever had a problem with teammates trolling with abilities, and I play a ton.  Idk why these threads keep getting made.

Then you fall into the middle group: don't care about this feature and will be unaffected. Clearly other players have experienced trolling enough to be interested in this. Your enviable experience seems to be an outlier. Though if this feature goes in, everyone will share your troll-free bliss. :)

 

Thanks for the feedback so far. I've made a minor edit to the initial post to clarify the starting toggle state: by default all teammates can displace you as exists on live. The toggle to "Disable Abilities" would be turned on for teammates on a per player basis when they start a-trolling.

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