I’m just tired of it. I get home from a long day at work and I just want to do something fun. I can deal with the toxicity and the throwers and the smurfs and the character changes that sometimes don’t seem to make sense… what I can’t deal with is…
- Sometimes I get disconnected while the match is starting. Even if you reconnect successfully, it still ends and you still get penalized.
- When I get disconnected I have to login again. As in, manually type in your username AND password. This is stupid. This isn’t a banking app. It’s a game. It shouldn’t even LEAVE the game you were playing, it should try to reconnect automatically.
- There’s no easy way to let people know you didn’t disconnect on purpose, seemingly by design.
It is ridiculous that when the game disconnects, it doesn’t just try to reconnect to the game automatically. Why even go to the main menu (much less the login screen)?
I have an almost new Alienware 17R4, and a gigabit internet connection with one sole user (I live alone). My Windows 10 is all up-to-date.
I’m just one person and nobody special. No doubt my connection will be blamed (it isn’t, yes I’ve run WinMTR and the only time I’ve seen it drop packets is on Blizzard’s servers).
Honestly, I can go for weeks without any issues, but then there’s a day here or there where I’ll get disconnected like 6 times in a row. The penalties and suspensions that are truly an insulting slap in the face to a gamer who is positive and encouraging to their teammates sucks all the fun out of this game.
I will be wary of purchasing or supporting any future Blizzard products, and recommend the same to others, which makes me sad, because overall Overwatch has a lot of great things going for it and when it works and a team comes together, even if you lose, it’s a LOT of fun.