Lucio emote is unfair for EU players


#1

I understand Blizzard is an American company but they need to know that if you’re going to make an international sports league, you need to be considerate to the millions of fans in the rest of the world.

I can spend $30 on this emote but it feels wrong, it feels like a huge waste since I cant even watch the league. Its bed time when the league is on and I have work the next day.

The recolor skins are alright but we have such amazing legendary skins with voice lines and effects along with summer games starting very soon.

Blizzard has always been less greedy when it comes to cosmetics but this just seems like a the European and asian regions.

Lucio emote was also an idea people came up with on reddit about a year ago. (https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/5q93gv/lucio_legendary_emote_idea/)
(https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/5h1b0t/so_far_in_the_game_we_have_one_legendary_emote/)


#2

That is actually OWL in general since it is impossible to watch with the current stream times.


#4

Well, the fact that they hate EU community is well known now.

Starting from the pathetic OWL schedule were I’m supposed to watch the matches at 3am, and ending to this post were EU isn’t even mentioned.


#5

Why don’t you just watch the catchups? They still give you everything as if you were watching the live stream.


#6

Everyone knows that Blizzard couldn’t give a single s*** about the EU but really it is an emote, who even cares they are only in the game at all to padd out the lootboxes so that you need to open.more to.gdt what you want


#8

THIS is what did it to me. I always knew they didn’t care about EU…but to post an unfinished post is just so disgusting, like who cares about EU? Not the developers that’s for sure.


#9

Complete disregard for EU

last time I checked, the EU forums still hadn’t even been updated to the new layout xD


#10

Not only because of the OWL’s matches usual times. The price is…well, already high enough, but for a big chunk of playerbase it feels even higher.


#11

Did… did nobody read where Jeff Kaplan responded to someone asking about the EU and said “We don’t have all the stats reported yet… sorry… I was just sharing what progress we had…”


#12

Why did they post if they didn’t have all the information in the first place?


#13

Popular demand. At least, the question wasn’t completely ignored unlike most that have been asked.


#14

Oh ffs…

Can we please stop bringing this up as if there were anything Blizzard is actually capable of doing about it?

What do you want, to push the League up a couple of hours so you can watch it? Then Asia is asleep. That’s not fair to them, is it?

What about push it back to be in the morning for you instead? Then NA is asleep. But that’s not fair either, is it?

That’s how time zones work, and it’s literally unavoidable with doing anything live on an international level. Both Blizzard and the arena where the games are being held are in NA, so that’s how things have to be based around.

I’m sorry you feel screwed over, but there’s literally nothing anyone can do.


#15

They also didn’t mention China.
I think the reason why they didn’t added EU is because it’s harder to determine if toxicity has dropped thanks to the different languages.

How can Blizzard determine if toxicity has dropped in the first place?

I do want Jeff to post stats of other regions as well.


#16

I know it sucks right now, but they said they will make the times more EU friendly next season.

They have never anticipated for the OWL to be such a success right of the bat. They actually thought it will be around 20k viewers. Now that they have “tested” it in the inaugural season, I am sure it will be better for us next year.


#17

Until the players whine again that they are sleepy and cannot play well during those times and they want the old schedule.

Happened before,will happen again.

Besides,most EU countries simply cannot get the OWL tokens from watching even if they stay awake. Do you think Blizzard even acknowledged that? They dont give a thing about EU.


#18

Watching owl in my country doesn’t give me tokens


#19

Thats what i said, most people cannot even get the tokens they love to advertise so much, they dont acknowledge that flaw.

Its not a global League and by far not for everyone, things like this make it clear. Just dont know why people needed a Lucio emote to realize what i and many others said when they started OWL.

We said its going to fail because the majority dont care: They showed us number of the opening day how successful it was and how many people watched it, the numbers decreased day by day since then and rapidly,what did they do?
Implemented a system which gives tokens for watching,and the launcher starts the stream whether you want it or not, apparently afk viewers are good to keep up appearance.

Then it became clear,that its still not enough,what did they do? They started releasing event info between matches (at first they told exactly when its going to happen,after that they dont even tell the exact time,but only its going to happen sometimes during the stream).

The final nail is the All-Access not selling well so they do this,(The pink Mercy was testing ground,they even admitted it,this is the next step and definitely not the last) sure OWL is a huge success and have no negative effect on the game whatsoever. We can only thank the Mercy rework,the D.va rework and the Sombra nerf just to mention a few, and the slow game updates.

And dont think i forget the day when the OWL skins got released, we had the Blizzard world and the basic lootbox drop pool extension planned for that week, which got delayed because Torbjörn could place a turret where he should not or whatever weak excuse it was for a delay, such a coincidence the OWL skins were ready for that week.

(for the record i bought the all access pass way before this whole emote thing,because I KNEW they will pull off something like this, and believe me ,this isnt over with this emote. Just wait until they announce that you will get random OWL skin drops for watching the finals live or something like that)


#20

Did you not read the following post in regards to that?


#21

You can watch the games the next day. You still recieve all the league pass benefits because they are tied to the pass. Games come on at 11pm for me and I am in the US all i do is just watch what matches I want the following day.


#22

You cannot use the alternative camera during replays, which is an All-Access feature.