To Blizzard employees:
I appreciate your creativity, hard work, and dedication to this game, and all the updates and content as well.
Overwatch is my first and only PC game. I love it and think it’s marvelous. For $15-20 (a friend actually gave me this game as a gift), I have countless hours of fun and entertainment. I consider that true value; consider that people spend that same amount for a two hour experience at the movies with a snack.
Also, I appreciate this recent trend where devs and Jeff have provided more insight into the upcoming changes, balancing, etc. I hope you’ll continue to interact with the community (and I hope we show you the proper respect in our communications as well).
To my fellow gamers:
I am honestly disheartened by the volume of negative and disrespectful comments in these forums. The developers and other Blizzard employees clearly care deeply about this game. They’ve no doubt poured countless hours over many years to create and update this game for your enjoyment (yes, for profit too, but you know they love this game as much as we do). Blizzard has lots of data that we don’t have access to and we need to understand that balancing the game is perhaps not as easy as we think it is. Or that perhaps they’re doing a better job balancing than we believe based on our own personal experiences at varying levels of skill.
I’m not saying that we shouldn’t voice our opinions on the meta and hero balancing; rather, I’m requesting that all of us treat the devs with the proper level of respect when we make such comments. Writing something to the effect of “the devs are stupid if they can’t see Soldier is unviable” is unproductive, and instead we can provide a more contextual argument with examples from your experience (or those of notable top players). And we should do so using respectful language. If we show the devs the respect they deserve, perhaps they will reciprocate this by respecting our opinions, considering/investigating ideas and discussions here, and responding to us more often.
If you’ve made it this far, thank you! And I welcome a productive discussion about this important community matter.