Thank you for looking into this. I will certainly let my friend know your findings. I’m not sure how one could accidently give bad reputation, so I am quite annoyed to say the least. He swore that he wasn’t messing around. Not the best way to thank someone for buying you a game and playing it with you.
As for the other two people who have given me bad rep being ‘good’ players, I guess that is more to my point about the community. If someone gives you bad rep (per your example…which I know is a guess) because you don’t make a gesture to apologize for hitting the net, they are not the players I would want to play with and certainly don’t help build the community. Especially when they can see the player in question is new and has about 50 +/- games played. As a side note, I didn’t even realize you could do an apology gesture…I missed that one. Oddly, I have never seen anyone else use it. I don’t do happy gestures when I win a point, I do the applaud opponent when losing a point instead, etc. I have never been ANYTHING but polite with people. I always say “Nice job
" at the end of matches when I can. Those are the times that I can even say ANYTHING, because the vast majority of players disconnect immediately after a match without saying a word. They also do not respond to a “Hi” or “Hello” at the start. I began to learn that some say “Good Game” at the start of a match, so I began to as well. Funny thing is, I would normally say good game AFTER I play someone in a game, not before… so with the mentality of some players, I should probably give those players bad rep for poor etiquette.
Heck, I even spent a good half hour after a match helping a player I never met before learn how to port forward his router so he could host his own games.
What makes it more ironic to me, is the fact that I see poor etiquette routinely by others. Such as sitting in menus for long lengths of time (which I never do. If someone messages me on steam for example, they will have to wait). They also can access the menus MANY times at shorter intervals. I still don't get that one. They connect with a good ping, and then apparently start some type of downloading, as the ping can fluctuate from 90ms to 900ms etc. They intentionally hit the ball way outside the lines for several shots and run around in circles when you are trying to serve, etc. I have certainly witness VERY suspect "lag" only when I am serving as well as getting a desync restart after winning a point. I have not once uttered a single word to any of those things, no exaggeration.
I know none of this is your problem or fault. I am also not trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. I also know you don’t know me or my personality. Just consider it feedback from an honest adult customer who enjoyed playing your game a lot, and wants to express their frustration from the new player perspective. Again, I appreciate the time you took to look into this for me.