How much money they have isn't relevant. If someone goes out of his way to purposefully harass someone else he is first and foremost a dick, or a full fledged p.o.s.
And they deserve every punishment the devs are able to dish out. Don't wanna get banned? Play the game like you were a decent human being.
Pretty "naive outlook", I know.
Well That's life and reality, we aren't living in a utopia.
There's always going to a be small percentage of dicks. You can ban 100 , there will be 100 more. It's not a solution.
And it isnt easy to prove either. Quite often innocents get banned, which is the real problem here.
Would be much more sound to either accept the fact that some people are dicks, or not tempt them.
Again, if you go down to harlem yelling the N word and get beat up by a gang, I'd say it's your fault as much as theirs.
I dont feel bad for the streamers in the least bit, they are making things unnecessarily complicated.
CSGO matches are delayed for that very reason, and nobody is nagging.
That is a naive outlook, in general.
I would punish the streamer if anything for whining.
They can set a 30s delay to their stream and solve the issue. It's as simple as that.
If you're going to go out yelling you have a million dollars in your pocket, you're deservedly going to get mugged sooner or later, that's on you.
Most streamers already delay their streams. The problem isn't from location output, but from others going out of their way to mark them for non-snipers.
Snipers watch streamers to see when they're close to ending/queuing for the next game, to then spam in and out of lobbies, hunting for the lobby the streamer(s) are in. Once they get into a lobby with a streamer, snipers vary in type (generally based on player count/skill level). Some go hunting for the streamer based on their direction/location, trying to guess where they're going and take them out. Others will just watch and drive around where they think the streamer is to draw other players and cause more trouble for the streamer. Either way, when thinking from the snipers perspective their goal is to annoy the streamer, and find satisfaction through others pain.
If people really enjoy this type of satisfaction, all they have to do is get into a competitive game, be it something like EVE (where the games market is built on bullying and backstabbing) or a MOBA/Shooter (where getting good allows tilting/breaking the enemy team). It's not like these kind of players are lacking a medium to enjoy themselves. Instead they're being lazy; harassing streamers to reach a point of bullying faster than they could by improving their skill. Is there really any reason to defend this kind of player? You'd rather protect the person who goes out of there way to find advantages in games? They are the screen-cheaters of last era, and only 1 step away from being hackers in current games.
Probably best to wrap this up by returning to your flawed analogy. The main difference between a mugging and stream-sniping is that the sniper walks away with nothing. There's no cash-incentive; no in-game reward; no tangible benefit to them. Only a smile on their face from annoying others. Your stance seems to back the mugger this scenario, like his theft is acceptable because of the rich persons naivety. Just the same as a thieves, stream snipers should get punished.
the 10/10 thing was cute like 2 years ago.
It's been stale and overdone for over a year now.
Not if the game is really worth 10/10 and it is not in a sarcastic way. This is so far maybe the best game i ever have played (got over 100 hundred hours in ea alone, now i am playing the release).