Wow, I understand the situation but there is not need for an aggressive set up.
Are we mad a 2k? Is mm in a bad state? Do veteran players just want to stomp/dunk on newbs? Is certain character/item OP?
A lot of this stuff has been already debated and discussed, but even when being a taboo or negative topic, we keep it civil. There is not need to bash heads, maybe even is not 2k fault (idk haven’t investigated).
I recommend you to edit the title and post so maybe mods don’t misunderstand and delete it.
Yes, I also didn’t like the lock. I even feel it was one of the things that helped the decline of players in BB in the early days.
In my perspective: BB just came out, people were trying it, then OW came out and the rumor (at that time) about BB being death just came out. But even when it wasn’t true, a lot of people did believe it because those players came back to BB and tried to find a games in Steam Download regions that were not that popular.
As I remember BB Reddit was filled with “Game is already dead?” “Can’t find games” etc, where while the answer of just changing the “Steam Download Server” did help a good amount of people to play, a lot of other people didn’t even know about it, situation in which those people started making public word about their own situation as proof of “dead game” which" trolls and haters also emphasized and took advantage of.
So yeah IMO I also didn’t like it, still don’t like it and if the game will have any kind of revival (F2P) it needs to change or be fixed. The sad is, this is only one of the original multiple small problems BB had when released, but to keep it positive a lot of these original “small problems” have already been fixed/changed by BB.