After seeing the stock dropping further i wonder what will happen next.
OWL league generates fake viewer numbers through token drops, so people start the stream and do not even watch it. No surprise when the same 3-3 comps clash on nearly every match and nearly every map.
Dev introduce buffs and nerfs for OWL with completly no regard for the “lower” ranks (e.g. Reaper buff, that does not adress any of his problems but introduced a buff that is opressive in low ranks and does not make him any usefull in high ranks). Ideas and comments from high ranked streams or ex pro players are ignored. So naturally less new people are drawn to the game and with an increase in smurfs/throwaway accounts/frustrated people/toxicity etc. player number are also likely to decrease over time.
Now that it is 2019 and companies like Activision and EA do not care about your hapiness as a gamer but about your money, their investors and their stock, things will only change if the latter is plummeting like it is now.
So what will be the next move to save this? OW f2p with access to comp only if you buy the game but then instantly without level resitriction? -> Inflating number of game sales as you can “smurf” right from level 1 just by rebuying the game
I am really interested to see what the roadmap looks like. OWL did not increase the stock, every day there is more frustration in these forums about certain balance changes that do not make certain heros more powerfull/usefull in higher ranks but extremly OP in lower ranks. About the smurf/toxicity/not giving a … mentality. So Blizzard what is your next move to save your stock?