AKA Getting the most out of Tower Unite’s “Unite”
(Before reading this, please keep in mind that i am simply being transparent here and not trying to make people upset)
So i decided to write this because i have been pretty concerned about some questionable workshop content and canvas content (and sometimes chat messages) that are seen in the game sometimes.
I feel like some people aren’t very comfortable with certain models, canvas images and some chat messages at times, which could cause them to back away from the game a little (offended, cringing, maybe shocked). Tower Unite is currently pretty diverse (which is a nice direction) and has all sorts of people together which sadly, due to different opinions plus anonymity, often causes fights (see: global chat). It’s not working very well yet at this current stage.
Community condos are coming up, and the condos will probably have some moderation tools to create communities, i expect these condo servers to sort the playerbase a little more instead of putting people in a room (plaza’s and global chat) together like repulsing magnets.
So I want to know what features are ‘highly probable’ and suggest a few of my own to make tower unite’s future communities manageable to minimise fights, make people feel safer and more comfortable but still keep the playerbase diverse.
Of course all optional, for all ya anarchy lovers out there.
Building zones, for the server owners to control where players can build, this feature seems important to me because it partially prevents griefing, keeps control and adds structure to the maps. The plots should either be customisable so that they can be assigned to a person who can add others to the plot, or open to everyone. And for the condo to be self-sustaining (and like gmt ) players should be able to (optionally) claim a plot for themselves.
Model whitelists/blacklists, this one is a little controversial for some people, since some can’t let go of their favourite models. Communities are groups of people who often share the same opinions and/or interests, some communities are safe-spaces for people, which is why i suggest condo playermodel whitelists/blacklists. the model blacklist or whitelist is completely optional and so is joining a condo with one. The blacklist can be used to block unwanted models which could range from offensive to ‘cringy’,
and the whitelist can be used to give the condo a theme (such as only gmt-models, or memes, anime, furries, mario, whatever you want).
Item blacklist (or even whitelist, but that’s a little extreme in my opinion), this one kinda speaks for itself, its mostly for moderation purposes and can easily be avoided by just adding rules to your community condo like ‘no nsfw canvasses’ or ‘stay in theme’ or ‘hula catsacks are illegal!!!’
(I don’t care much for this one actually)
And last but not least: portal doors to other servers in the game, like VRChat’s portals, these doors can link to other community condos, the gameworld ports or official plazas. Maybe the owner of the condo can even toggle player-placeable portal doors (optional as always of course).
I know there’s more stuff planned like condo currency, but i’d love a full overview of what community condos will be like so far. And I would absolutely love it if my suggestions get added, it will make the game literally perfect for me.
Let me know what you think, i am not here to start fights, i love Tower Unite and really want to help to improve the game. Yes i am slightly concerned about some stuff but i won’t lose hope, stay strong and stay pure folks, let’s unite.