I was being hyperbolic on purpose, but if I had a nickle for the number of times I was called ‘worthless’ which is basically a milder version of being called a bundle of sticks?
Point’s still the same. Other games allow me to not have to interact with other players. I don’t suffer for it outside of maybe having to leave a group. They find someone else, no harm, no foul.
In Overwatch if I want to remove myself from a bad situation I have to concede that I’m getting a ‘leaver’ mark on my record, I can’t re-queue for another game, and everyone in the game I left is now incentivized to report me. And if this leads to an actual punishment, and I take it up with customer service?
We get told about how where there’s smoke, there’s fire so obviously I am the problem. Blizzard has both built a game that encourages bad behavior, and punishes people who don’t want to be around it, but doubles down by encouraging customer service reps to back up people who abuse the report system like a school yard bully who learns how to work the crowd to his defense.