I know. Hence the /s.
You did however state that it doesn’t look good for the studio, as if the studio is at fault, of which the Devs are a part.
Yes? Why wouldn’t it be? Workers standing together to protect each other from abuse is very much a good thing. Workers prioritizing their mental and physical health over their jobs is very much a good thing. Strangers donating to a Strike-Fund for the workers to get treated better is very much a good thing.
I don’t know about you, but morally - at least to me, I’d happily wait out Overwatch with no events until things get sorted out. People will stop playing, people will leave, which means people will stop buying. Monetary pressure works, it just has to be coordinated, and it is the reason why strikes work.
The ideal world is that there wouldn’t be a delay because there’d have been no abuse suffered. But that’s not reality. This isn’t “omg Overwatch is dying” this isn’t “Blizzard is dying” this is people fighting to make a difference in their work place, which is a GOOD thing.
Doomer alert. Okay really? They’ve delayed the “same recycled events” a handful of times before, but because of negativity and constant whining, we have to assume the worst? Get out of here lol. It isn’t the end of the world. People really need to learn to breathe.
Sometimes, they release things on Thursday. I think we should wait until then be4 we start a panic bout Winter Wonderland delay. It might not even be delayed! Who knows? Right now, it’s still only Monday, so it could happen tmr too! Idk. But, I wouldn’t panic until after Thursday and it hasn’t gotten here yet.
Do you people actually want better conditions for people at Blizzard or not? So far, it seems like people are outraged by the conditions at Blizzard… until it affects their video games, be it a character’s name being changed or some content being slightly delayed.
The people that make Overwatch are more important than Overwatch. They are people. Overwatch is a video game. If you don’t realise this, you need to reassess your priorities.
I mean sure… but it isn’t an amazing new event filled with new game modes, emotes, skins, voice lines and highlights…
It’s probably a handful of skins, some recycled rares and sprays. IF there is even a change to the game modes I’ll be surprised and we haven’t really gotten any highlight animations in a long time. This should of easily been tested and up weeks ago…
A strike so late really shouldn’t affect it’s ability to go live if it was at all prepared. It’s not like they had much else to work on in the last few months.
The “unforeseen circumstances” could be related to the strike that’s brewing. People need to chill out. We will get updates. But we need to be patient and supportive so Blizzard workers can get their rights
I love how this is a good thing now - “Ah, no problem! This regular and long-scheduled patch is just delayed because of a toxic work culture that has has many key employees leave, caused massive negative press, killed BlizzCon, spooked investors, and threatened the legacy of one of the most revered studios in all of gaming. Yeah, no problem. Overwatch 2 will totally make it through this hellscape and will be great.”