I’ve seen an awful trend here, there and everywhere concerning Battleborn (and, by extension, Overwatch).
People are constantly complaining . . . period. I’m not saying that players shouldn’t be allowed to state their observations/feelings; I’m doing it right now. However, I find it ironic that the people who are saddened by what they perceive as Battleborn’s “popularity” going down are the same ones starting thread upon thread about what is wrong with Battleborn and the Battleborn community.
If all you do is complain, of course people are going to be turned off.
Then there are the people clamoring for nerfs, buffs, hotfixes, DLCs, and updates . . . all the while pointing out every little thing they don’t like about a project the people who actually have to work to make the changes happen spent years creating.
Think about it: A group of people (paid, yes, but people just the same) work together on a project. They get close. They laugh, they cry, the work late into the night. They have dreams and nightmares concerning the finished project. They and their families are affected deeply by the project. When it is finished, everyone celebrates. It’ll be so much fun releasing the end result into the general public.
Then . . . “This is wrong, that’s wrong, another game is better, this sucks, that sucks, when are you going to fix it? Fix it! Fix it now!” . . . and, of course . . . “Gimmie free stuff, too!”
And this not from non-gamers or people who work for other gaming companies. This from the people they had worked so hard to please in the first place.
Yes, gaming can be frustrating. Disconnects happen, between hardware and between people. The thing is, being down on the game and complaining constantly isn’t helping. I read recently that it “was hard work” for someone to get an achievement in game. BULL! It’s a game. It isn’t work. What is hard work is trying to filter through all the pointless rage and find legitimate issues, then write the code and test it thoroughly so it doesn’t introduce new problems when released, all the while trying to maintain a good attitude.
First, don’t post when you’re mad. It makes you look like a demanding, entitled child. This is a game, games are intended to be fun. If you aren’t having fun, stop and go spend your free time on something else until you’ve calmed the hell down.
Second, if you think you need someone to do something for you, be nice about it. Asking for a game developer to do something may seem to you no more of a bother than asking your server to bring you a glass of water at dinner, but how quickly you get your water may depend on whether you treat your server well, or like they owe you something. Remember, you might be a customer, but that person gets paid whether you get your water now or fifteen minutes from now.
Third, if you act like playing Battleborn isn’t fun, and tell everyone you know what you don’t like about it, don’t expect them to get excited and run out to buy the game to play with you. If you like the game and are having fun playing it, ACT like it. Maybe the other people on your team might have a better time, too.