I don’t care who you are, you should lose the right to play this game forever if you speak like that. This morning I log on hoping to see multiple “action has been taken” notifications, yet there is nothing.
I truly hope all of you blissfully ignorant of the aftermath of suicide remain blissfully ignorant, but those of you who even “jokingly”(what a twisted mind you’d have to have to consider something like that a joking matter) tell that to another stranger, let alone someone who is solo queuing in qp stuck with a group of five bullies… why are these people still holding the privilege of playing overwatch? Blizzard is responsible for enabling this behaviour to continue more or less unchecked(an automated system based on number of reports is not what I would consider checked in even the slightest sense of the word).
Things like this and racism should be taken with zero tolerance, instant permanent ban on communication at least, preferably an account ban so they are forced to go outside and learn about reality, yet there is the threshhold of reports even for cases like this. I bet that group of five spent their entire session abusing the singled out teammate stuck with them, and I’m willing to bet that this is a common occurrence. Who’s to say if they will ever get chat banned because of the automated report system.
Only one of my friends plays overwatch, most of the people I am friends with don’t play video games because they’ve grown out of them or are athletically inclined. I play overwatch because it’s good for my hand-eye coordination. I don’t really care that much about the game itself, but I do value it and I try my best to be an upstanding member of the community. Something has to change.
I’d like to hear why blizzard is so conservative about matters like this and other forms of discrimination experienced in game. Why do these people have a right to play video games?