First let me preface this by saying this is not a place for talking down on others, I will flag any posts that attempt to do so for the @moderators to deal with. This is to get information for the devs to use in the future from those who stepped away from battleborn but not from the forums
But why did you step away?(I’ll ask you to be as frank as you are comfortable with) I’ll start with myself, and I’ll even list some things that kept me around after I address the issues I saw
I put down battleborn for a few reasons that all bothered me.
First is the connection issues(Australian crew please forgive me, your example helped a lot with it but when I noticed battleborn was the only game with issues it was too much) for those who say it’s based on location/connection I agree but I live in Southern California and was red barring on private story runs so that told me something was very wrong.
Second was of much more personal significance, I’d realized that too many people were becoming toxic without realizing what was happening to the point of wishing for a “noob” team to go against so they could have an easy match…when I heard one of the nicest folks I’ve had the pleasure of running with have that come out of his mouth it made me think hard about it(to those who wish to argue games are one thing and reality another I’d like to counter with only in single player. A multiplayer game means that there is still human interaction in a limited form)
Third is one that raised quite a ruckus already, but it did bother me in a way people may not realize matters
mellka, you’re reworking her entire character(which is fine by me, and in no way troubles me) but before said rework you nerfed her across the board.(before anyone tries to crucify me hear me out!) when doing a simple numbers adjustment(health and/or damage) it is probably better to take it in increments so you don’t overcorrect and I understand that, but when a character is going to be entirely reworked it may(note I’m saying may because I can only speak from my perspective and I’ll admit I know little) be better to do so in one big lump and then adjust accordingly.
Now that I mentioned the bad I’ll mention the good,
THE PEOPLE: you guys are really an awesome bunch overall, I’ve learned tactics for other games by seeing how some people approach characters(@EdenSophia’s always sliding as mellka made me slide habitually and realize the slide is faster in horizon zero dawn as well)
THE LORE: I sunk many hours into getting the lore completed. Learning about the characters was interesting, but my personal hope is that if there’s another battleborn that they don’t lock lore away behind challenge walls
And of course the Easter egg hunt kept me around for quite a while.
Now please if you know someone who stepped away tag them so they can offer perspective as well
EDIT: I am one to admit good things as well and there was a good quote in the 03/30 battleplan thread that offsets some of my negative statements in this post, quote is: