One thing I love the most about Battleborn, and about the Gearbox fan base in general, is that they’re all for the most part overwhelmingly cool people. So many of them love to help players out or have interesting and productive conversations. They’re just all around an awesome community, which is unfortunately hard to find in competitive gaming.
I’ve only ever encountered one toxic player in Battleborn, and it was on these forums. I regularly saw him maliciously bad mouthing the game, the developers, and many members of the community. In all the threads I’ve seen him active in, I’m not sure I ever saw him have any legitimately constructive things to say. He was only ever interested in being an instigator and a toxin.
Most recently in a post he made ranting about a feature in the game he didn’t agree with, I saw him poking fun at a user for their disability. This isn’t cool. This is never okay. People like that have no business being in forums. This is a place for people to discuss the game and various things relating to it. These forums are a place for people who love the same game to come together and have a good time and a laugh. It’s even a place for people to have constructive arguments about things they may or may not agree with.
But it is never a place to ridicule or belittle people. It’s not a place to say malicious and hurtful things to people.
You don’t have to like every direction Battleborn or Gearbox goes. As a consumer, it’s your place to disagree in a constructive way. But don’t a an A Hole. That’s just not cool.
I’m happy to say that immediately after he made said uncool remarks, Gearbox brought the Righteous Ban Hammer of Unwavering Justice like a bolt of swift lightning and banned him for what appears to be literally 273 years. I’m glad to see that Gearbox won’t stand for that sort of toxicity within their community, and I hope everyone else stays cool to one another.
Stay cool, friends. And don’t be an A hole. <3