I have been in this forum only one day, and I already see it all over.
It’s a vicious cycle, a dog biting its own tail, a bunch of fans desytroying the production they love in a display of dramatic irony.
Players whine the game is not as huge as a multimillion Blizzard title -> Game does not gain players because potential newcomers hear all the whining and give up -> Game loses players since no more people join -> Players whine the game is not as huge as a multimillion Blizzard title…
Rinse and repeat until the playerbase shrinks more and more.
I don’t want to hear “but we must discussion the problema of the game”. No, you must not, not like this.
For example, Overwatch is an overrated hyper-repetitive crap with a gameplay so dumb and simplified and barebone that it makes CoD seem like quantum theory, and it has characters that are the product of cold, heartless, passionless market research.
Do you ever see an Overwatch player mentioning this? Have you ever seen ONE forum thread addressing just one of these issues??
No, they all focus on how much they love the game. This drawns in more players. It’s the opposite of a vicious cycle.
On the other hand, everyone who plays Battleborn only focuses on the defects. The opposite of what Overwatch players do.
My story is that I, like many others, bought Overwatch at day One and completwly shunned Battleborn because everybody said it was bad and whined against it.
One year later, I find out Battleborn went f2p and try it.
Now I discover it’s much better than Overwatch, with far more interesting characters and dialogues, and with a gameplay that feels to me more complex.
Am I am so angry at all the detractors that kept me from trying out Battleborn earlier!!!
And you say you love this game, guys? You “fans” had convince to put me off even TRYING this game, for a year!
And now a final lecture to the Gearbox developers: guys geeze do you even have a marketing team? You do not even know you should not call this free trial, but free to play? And AFTER they got the free to play you tell them to buy the full game, NOT before…