I assure you, I’m not new to this forum, I read things very intently, and I have written many of my own topics, and replied many times. I think the community is pretty familiar with me… Or so I like to think, haha.
There isn’t a ‘tone’ to the OP post, for they are just words. We assign our own opinions, ideas and feelings to them, therefore, what you think (and read) will be much different from my own. And I will always choose the positive spin, because I love smiles on member’s faces, and if I can turn a frown upside down, I’ll try my best… Always on team friendly.
I have read the original OP many times. And I still don’t see any intended malice or harm in what has been said. Because I don’t harbour any negative intentions or thoughts towards the term or game ‘overwatch’.
This is where the malice/harm is for others, because he named dropped something that different individuals have become to dislike, for their own reasons. The whole blizzard VS gbx thing.
Doom, uncharted4, and the latest No Mans Sky doesn’t seem to harbour such a threatening demeanour, they too have had an impact on the success of BB. As gamers love variety, and some people are able to buy more than one game at a time and therefore player numbers dwindle from one to the other. While others slog it out with just one… And man can BB be a worthwhile slog!
The BB community needs to stop with the idea that overwatch is a horrible thing.
Sure… Generally speaking, we all have unpleasant feelings towards our partners ex, but if we stopped letting our ‘own’ conceived ideas get in the way, they could be a great person, a new best friend, haha.
No I’m not saying, go play overwatch, it’s great, or learn to like it… I’m just saying ‘let it go, let it go’… It’s just a game.
I’m just asking the BB community to take a deep breath when such a game is mentioned.
I believe we can be the bigger and better community here.
It’s very tempting to say ‘I like Battleborn because…’ And add ‘but overwatch was boring’ on the end, but it looks and sounds better for the game and community as whole, to just say ‘I like Battleborn because…’.
It’s much more welcoming and inviting to current, past, or future BB players to remain on the positive path of representation, than add anything further… Even though it’s mighty tempting!
You mentioned it wasn’t your personality to give things the benefit of the doubt, or to be positive. And I respect that.
Just as I ask you to respect that I too, can read (and re-read for your wellbeing) and interpret things the way I like.
I offer this outlook to the BB community because I think it’s much more helpful than negitivity.
Things only have to be messy or nasty, or appear to incite frustration or argument, if we choose to purse that way of thinking, acting, and being… There is always another option.
So smile… And may all that’s great about BB strive to be even more badass!
And may @Cody2Hottie get enough positive insight from current players, to keep BB within the titles they currently wish to play (PS4 can only hold so much, it can be a tough choice what to leave on one’s harddrive, and what to go without for the time being).
It’s a great game, and having the season pass too, I say boot it back up when you have the chance… And maybe join the ‘Battleborn Forumites’ community on PS4 (unofficial community for this forums PS4 players) to look for some forum members to play with if need be