Before you make an angry reply “YOU’RE STUPID, THIS ISN’T TRUE, YOU’RE JUST SALTY, BAD, DUMB, THIS GAME IS STILL REALLY POPULAR, PEOPLE AREN’T LEAVING, etc.” please consider reading this whole post.
So recently I noticed that on xQc’s stream and on Reddit that people have been leaving or taking very very long breaks. On xQc’s stream, he was chatting with Moxy and it was brought up by someone in chat if they were going to quit to play different games. Moxy says some things about Overwatch getting boring. xQc reluctantly agrees and tries to cover it, but it’s pretty obvious that he’s agreeing. I thought about this and wondered why people are actually quitting the game. After a bit of research, time and searching the forums I came up with a couple reasons why people might quit.
- The community. For many, it’s VERY frustrating to have people constantly misusing and abusing offensive terms like “salty” and “noob” and “Bad” or excluding people from trying to play the game for fun. Even on the forums people just can’t help but leave a nasty comment disregarding terms mentioned in a post, or trolling and being unhelpful. It gets pretty tiring.
On top of that, there are people being unresponsive in chat, unwilling to help or switch heroes when needed, and general disregard of the team. This game is a Team Based First-Person Shooter. People should know by now how to play properly and nicely. To finish it all of it’s almost impossible to express an opinion without immediate repercussions.
- The gameplay. This game, in a sense, (I’m gonna use a harsh term here) is Broken. The rise of an increasingly broken stun meta has thrown the game into a spiral of previously unneeded nerfs, changes, and patches that have made some heroes unplayable. There are plenty of bugs which the devs are trying their best to fix, and I respect that wholeheartedly. But when a game is needing fixes so often, it makes it hard to sit back and enjoy some of the most basic elements of a team-based shooter.
What I mean here is that most team-based shooters have some pretty basic elements which are:
Balanced Weapons and Characters
A general focus on competitive based gameplay by players
Non-Abusive Gameplay Mechanics
I personally don’t see a lot of this happening right now in the game. Stun, Freeze, Slowing, and Hacking are slowly turning this game into a mess of ability abuse. It’s also Very Frustrating
- Other Games. This one is pretty obvious. With the rise of the BR genre (which I strongly don’t enjoy) people are leaving older games to fit in with the crowd. It’s pretty lame considering that this game had something going for it for quite a while. It was original and fun and vibrant, and ever since it’s become pretty bleak and toxic. The ease of earning fame and sometimes money from newer games has driven some veterans who kept the community going to leave.
These are most of the reasons that I found people agreeing on. Please think about what you say before you post it. I know I’ve had a history of posting things that are generally pretty negative, but this is really something people need to pay attention to. If you guys want this game to stay alive things need to be done.