Endorsements have ruined being genuinely nice


#1

I have always tried to be nice to everyone in my games, and try to write encouraging words. Today I have been called a lot of different names because people think I try to “get votes” by being nice. And it has gotten to the point where I feel bad about trying to cheer my team up. At least for me this is making the community feel even more toxic, and in many ways “fake”.


#2

And Blizzard said it’s to stop toxicity. Sounds like it creates it too :rofl:


#3

I vote randomly. Sometimes no one has done something note worthy to vote them.

The bad thing about it is that Supports will receive more endorsements just because.

I also despise fakeness.


#4

I’d rather have false positivity than raw negativity. That’s how it works in the real world anyway so why not apply it in game ? Be nice, even if you think ill of people, that way you get the best of both worlds.


#5

That might well be, but we also get the largest amount of “flame” when we “underperform”, or “just because”. So it kinda equals out :wink:


#6

I’m also not happy about this feature. Being forced to “act” to get votes. I actually hope this feature fails, even though I wouldn’t mind a better community, but I put my hopes on the lfr to fix it.


#7

I have only run into one person like this, if you don’t like 'em you can kick them from the game, or join up with a group and kick people like that, mostly I’ll take the occasional fake nice person if it means I get good comms on the regular.


#8

Im sure you will get more positive feedback than negative, even if its not said aloud. Most people who play this game are good people. If i was in your game and you were being nice, regardless of what the team mob was saying id still endorse you.

Have faith in people.


#9

I mean, I do the same thing in an MMO with tanks, like in FFXIV; if I didn’t see anyone play EXCEPTIONALLY well, then I default to commending whoever played the role most people don’t want to play.


#10

I don’t get how people can claim that people who are being positive are being fake. Unless you’re a mind reader or some kind of expert at reading a person’s intentions, it’s pretty impossible.


#11

Do what you want. If they have a problem, let them be mad.


#12

Well, I usually start with “HEY GUYS, IM BEING POSITIVE! VOTE ME! VOTE ME!” at the start. Really lightens the mood.


#13

To be fair, picking an unpopular role does fit into the “good teammate” category of the endorsement system. So I see nothing wrong in doing so, given how the system is designed.


#14

Everything does. What’s toxic to one person may be funny and entertaining to another.


#15

Thanks! Maybe I should try that! :slight_smile:


#16

Oh Nos!

Someone might be nice, for the sake of being nice, who wasn’t in the first place?!?!?

O-o And that’s supposed to be a… Bad thing?


#17

looks at thread title

That was sort of the point. Quantify desired behaviour with a tangible reward, watch the means get weaponized and metagamed to a singular end. Impact in three seconds.


#18

Endorsements are just an addon to the existing game, you don’t have to pretend to do anything, and if they are being toxic, just mute, report, move on.


#19

It’s like Catcher in the Rye, everyone is a big fake phony.


#20

This is what I call ‘fake nice’ and I’ve only met one player like that, it was irritating but not tilting like toxic players are. I’d rather get a dumb sounding fake complement because they are hunting for endorsements that have them screaming at whatever player they think is doing poorly.