I think it's fair to assume that IR did not see the server pause message at all before making the first jump. On the replay (server's perspective), the server pause message and IR's jump happen almost simultaneously. Add in a tenth of a second of lag or so (plus player reaction time), and I don't think he could have possibly seen it before jumping. Snick's second round of shots was clearly after the pause... in which case I would have assumed that he did not see the pause either, and keep dodging/jumping until I was able to get his attention.snick wrote:It's not really reasonable for one player to be allowed to move for several seconds
whilst the other does nothing, when that movement was begun *after* the pause.
In short, emotions are obviously very high right now, which usually clouds judgement. I personally think there were severe overreactions during the game too. Sometimes you will not be able to see eye-to-eye with others, but if you're willing to yield a little bit usually you can avoid the situation deteriorating into the hostile encounter we had. And when it comes down to it, the rules forbid certain extremes (like cursing at other players), so if you commit those offenses you will have to deal with the consequences.