The forum has become a very negative place recently. It seems every single decision is jumped on immediately with a big over reactions, anger and often misinformation. To clarify, I’m not necessarily saying I personally agree or disagree, but the reactions are often over the top and spread negativity.
eg the recent buffs -yes there’s more deserving heroes but there are reasons these are buffed as they are supposed to be new event heroes and some were under par, others you can have a more cynical view of… but even still, the amount of name calling, threats and anger seems incredible and we have people trying to make it worse by saying it was done silently or underhandedly when actually it’s the same as it’s been previously. It’s a buff of 4 heroes that while recent aren’t in the “meta”
I’m aware for many it’s a case of the straw that breaks the camels back, where it’s just one last thing that sends people over their personal edge (for which I feel for those people) however if you came on this forum recently you could conclude everyone hates the game. Whereas in game, a very small number I know actually have complained recently which shows the active forum members arent a representative sample of the player base overall.
I’m not going to pretend that I’m not worried about the future of the game with the speed it’s changing etc but I do beleive the constant negativity is creating a siloed view of the game where reading the forum actually encourages a negative view of things -when I talk to others not on the forum the same anger and concern just isn’t there.
The point of this thread then is to provide a discussion for
- Considering the reasons for negativity
- The impact this is causing on the forum and members
- How to ensure it doesn’t take enjoyment out of the game, because it is “entertainment” after all
I’m aware this is likely to be controversial and the intent is not to continue arguments and blame games from other threads but is to see if others feel the same as me regarding the excessive negativity and whether there is anything that can be done constructively about it