Due to rampant reports of abuse of the existing Capture the Flag system we have disabled all scheduled events until these issues are resolved by the community. Players have expressed that these events are broken and should be disabled until these issues can be resolved Complaints players have raised as reasons that the events should be disabled/revamped. Players adding characters to other teams in an attempt to earn additional trophies. Players joining other teams intentionally to damage their score. Players on multiple teams teaming up to help one team win the event. (Or simply the perception this is happening due to targeting, as I have not personally witness this) It is not fair for people to select their own team, and randomization should be forced. Players are welcome to discuss how to resolve these problems, however all solutions must be coded. We cannot create a system that is based on rules that cannot be enforced. These events were intended to be for fun and be a nice break for people to learn combat, and bring out their best equipment. But every match is simply resulting in a barrage of messages about how "broken it is" and "Im not playing anymore because its broken". Some possible solutions that have been discussed are as follows. Remove all rewards for winning/losing. Disallow players who live together and play ctf together from both being able to join a match (IP limiter) Force randomize CTF teams so people cannot choose to play together. Remove all 4 team matches and return to just 2 team matches. Note: Almost all 2 team matches are even close as one team gets ahead, and the other team tends to quit, this could possibly continue even with randomized teams Remove CTF completely so that some players do not feel cheated by other players and replace them with two 1v1/2v2 tournaments a week. Some questions that need to be answered by the community as well so that events can continue. Is it against the rules for 3-5 people to organize and join the same team each match, or should this behavior be punished via randomization because it provides an unfair advantage? Is it against the rules for players to turtle or strategically hold the flag of another team? Should a player be banned from events for going afk during a match? Is it against the rules for one team to not automatically target another team. Ergo selecting targets based on who they are vs simply attacking every orange player indiscriminately? These systems take a massive amount of time to develop and implement and are hand written for Renaissance. This time could be better spent on bug fixes and other patches if players feel like this cannot be fixed and human nature will break any system in the sake of winning. Feel free to list any/all others problems with CTF that need to be resolved as well for these events to continue on Renaissance should you hold the belief that the server/UO architecture can support team events. An example of player comments from just 1 match.