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Blizzard Hopes to Tame Overwatch Contenders Chat with Ties Between BattleNet & Twitch Accounts

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited December 2018 in News & Features Discussion

imageBlizzard Hopes to Tame Overwatch Contenders Chat with Ties Between BattleNet & Twitch Accounts - MMORPG.com

Blizzard will be rolling out a new program aimed at taming the sometimes wild chat that goes on during Overwatch League and Overwatch Contender matches. The company will be sending out a test balloon during the semi-professional Overwatch Contenders season. Those viewers who wish to participate in chat during matches will be required to tie their Twitch and BattleNet accounts together. According to Blizzard, doing so should yield "a more positive viewing experience".

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  • XarkoXarko Member EpicPosts: 1,155
    Quick game companies, 2018 isn't over yet, there is still time to announce something even dumber than the others and win the prize for biggest blunder of the year!
    ThaharDhamon99VrikaArskaaaScotJeffSpicoliPhrydeniterTorvalConstantineMerusand 2 others.
  • ArskaaaArskaaa Member RarePosts: 1,262
    meh, dont really care. only watch overwatch in ****hub :p
    anemoPuReDusTMensurRoin
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,204
    edited December 2018
    This has nothing to do with marketing and keeping all players under one banner then?
    Post edited by Scot on

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  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    So a company goes the E-sports route, tries to make professional teams with all the divisional tribal bullshit that goes along with it, and then is upset when people who are in competition happen to behave rather impolitely to each other. Seriously, fuck you Blizzard.
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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,628
    Who are they fooling,the ONLY thing Blizz cares about is marketing their products.
    LOL....Dota...Fortnite  all have WAY bigger numbers and they don't worry about that stuff.

    Pretty simple really,the Blizzard brand has been taking a hit,they have already in the last 2 weeks been putting stuff out there like goofy videos and announcements to try and make them look better.

    I do not for one minute think marketing your IMAGE is going to do a single thing for your games and pocket books.Maybe this is also a move to try and keep it looking all "positive"for their investors/sponsors of the leagues.
    People stream Blizz games because they know it means more viewers and NOT because the games are good.Everywhere gaming is all about money now,the products and image matter very little.

    I am so tired of all of Blizzard's headgames they play from BS speeches at their Blizzcon about FAMILY gaming to hyping up the crowd to clap and cheer for any crappy announcement like mobile,look at us we do charity,yeah PK Subban does charity and doesn't need to announce it and he is just one person not a giant corporation.PK Subban also doesn't sit his lazy ass at a desk all day like Blizzz execs,he goes out to Hospitols ,he goes out personally to HELP people,recognized as maybe one of the biggest community people in all of sports.

    So yeah Blizzard needs to quit trying to market their image and make better games that cater to a more friendly atmosphere.You make games that are driven by anger and frustration and pvp and you will get a LOT of unhappy people,so Blizzard digs THEIR own grave.
    Arskaaanatpick

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,270
    This will drastically reduce chatting definitely .
    XingbairongTorval

  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,849
    Imagine if Blizzard actually put this much energy and thought into their game design ?
    blackthornnTorvalDhamon99CaffynatedScotMensur
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  • XingbairongXingbairong Member RarePosts: 927

    kitarad said:

    This will drastically reduce chatting definitely .



    Logically people would want their chats to be more active even if it's constant crap, but it seems Blizzard prefers their chat to be less lively and the crap will still be there.

    That said I guess there is something Blizzard has done right because their stocks in the past couple of days have gone up from less than $44 to $47 atm... still to me this looks like a negative rather than positive "improvement" lol.
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    So a company goes the E-sports route, tries to make professional teams with all the divisional tribal bullshit that goes along with it, and then is upset when people who are in competition happen to behave rather impolitely to each other. Seriously, fuck you Blizzard.
    It has always amazed me how much pressure we put on athletes to perform and succeed for us, but then excoriate them whenever they give in to the pressure and do something underhanded to try and help ensure they don't disappoint us.
    MisterZebubjonp200

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  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Member EpicPosts: 4,602
    Disappointing that out of all the things they should worry about that this is one of them.  

    However if Blizzard went into 2018 with the mindset of pissing off and disappointing as many people as possible while also managing to have the biggest decrease in folks playing there games in the last 20 years then I would say it has been a rousing success story.

    Cannot wait to see what they do to top it next year.
    TorvalDhamon99
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,963
    Blizzard is lucky that they have an esports scene at all. After the complete lack of courtesy or professionalism with which they suddenly upheaved their entire Heroes of the Storm esports scene, it should be apparent to anyone with any modicum of awareness that a professional career in a Blizzard game is not a safe one.
    MadFrenchieanemoTorvalDhamon99SiegeMachinenatpick
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    edited December 2018
    Meh.. bah humbug even! Twitch and Twitter.. easy to confuse the two.
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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Member RarePosts: 2,976
    First step in removing toxicity from the internet is removing the internet from the toxicity.
    Good luck with that.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • LustsLusts Member UncommonPosts: 172
    Accoutns.
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  • SupaMutantSupaMutant Member UncommonPosts: 136
    Activision Blizz... Activision Bliz... Activision Blizzzrrrrr...

    Nope.
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  • ThaneThane Member RarePosts: 3,463
    they could just ban toxic players.

    chat restriction? pffff... quite frankly, why'd i wanna chat to those assholes?

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

  • SupaMutantSupaMutant Member UncommonPosts: 136
    edited December 2018

    Thane said:

    they could just ban toxic players.

    chat restriction? pffff... quite frankly, why'd i wanna chat to those assholes?



    Yeah! I said "assholes" once and now i'm banned!

    In fact, if the cops hear you say "assholes" in real life, you go to jail!

    I APPROVE!

    I'll see you in jail.
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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,363
    edited December 2018

    Thane said:

    they could just ban toxic players.

    chat restriction? pffff... quite frankly, why'd i wanna chat to those assholes?



    Yeah! I said "assholes" once and now i'm banned!

    In fact, if the cops hear you say "assholes" in real life, you go to jail!

    I APPROVE!

    I'll see you in jail.
    In the state I live in it's technically illegal to swear in public.

    https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter8/section18.2-388/

    I have a feeling it's more geared towards intoxicated people being unruly, but still!
    JeffSpicoli
  • Truvidien88Truvidien88 Member UncommonPosts: 462






    Thane said:


    they could just ban toxic players.

    chat restriction? pffff... quite frankly, why'd i wanna chat to those assholes?






    Yeah! I said "assholes" once and now i'm banned!



    In fact, if the cops hear you say "assholes" in real life, you go to jail!



    I APPROVE!



    I'll see you in jail.


    In the state I live in it's technically illegal to swear in public.

    https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter8/section18.2-388/

    I have a feeling it's more geared towards intoxicated people being unruly, but still!



    I've lived in Virginia almost my entire life and never heard of this bullshit.
    JeffSpicoli
  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 1,899
    Both Twitch and Battle .net accounts can be made repeatedly, ad nauseum, for free. Throwaway Twitch + throwaway Bnet = trolling goodness!
    JeffSpicoli


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  • tawesstawess Member EpicPosts: 4,168
    I see no problem. A fair bunch of people have linked their accounts anyway and this toxic shit need to die in a fire.

    If people need the threat of a account ban to keep them civil and well adjusted.. Fine. After all there are many chat services not tied to Blizzard or twitch.

    Now i personally are more engaged in this from a E-sport angle then a ActiBlizz angle. Seeing as i see projects such as OWL as the first step in getting esport established as something more. Not just sit on the same level as the company softball team and the kids little league. Not saying that Blizzard will be the one to do it, just that they are the one taking the next step. Sure other games are bigger, but not even the biggest e-sport tournament has any real traction outside of gaming.

    So if the investors in OWL like to have it so that you link your blizz account to be able to chat. I see no problem with that. Especially as the sort of pants on head stupid shit i see i twitch chat on a regular basis really will not be missed.

    Sure i remeber the wild west days of the internet when it was free and the edge-lords roamed the fields. But reality is that it was never going to last. You see you can not have growth and freedom at the same time in this day and age.

    Tawess gaming

    Tawess soapbox

    This have been a good conversation

  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,146
    I do not see people rising up about the forum administration here...guess they want some spaces safe and others not.
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    edited December 2018






    Thane said:


    they could just ban toxic players.

    chat restriction? pffff... quite frankly, why'd i wanna chat to those assholes?






    Yeah! I said "assholes" once and now i'm banned!



    In fact, if the cops hear you say "assholes" in real life, you go to jail!



    I APPROVE!



    I'll see you in jail.


    In the state I live in it's technically illegal to swear in public.

    https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter8/section18.2-388/

    I have a feeling it's more geared towards intoxicated people being unruly, but still!



    I've lived in Virginia almost my entire life and never heard of this bullshit.
    There are more than a few old, wonky laws that aren't applied anymore.

    https://www.rd.com/funny-stuff/dumbest-laws-america/

    For example: there's a law in Kentucky that states you can't wear white shoes into a courthouse.  A question pertaining to this law actually appears on stayed insurance tests.
    Truvidien88

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  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 990

    Thane said:

    they could just ban toxic players.

    chat restriction? pffff... quite frankly, why'd i wanna chat to those assholes?



    Yeah! I said "assholes" once and now i'm banned!

    In fact, if the cops hear you say "assholes" in real life, you go to jail!

    I APPROVE!

    I'll see you in jail.
    In the state I live in it's technically illegal to swear in public.

    https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter8/section18.2-388/

    I have a feeling it's more geared towards intoxicated people being unruly, but still!
    There are a lot of outdated laws from decades or centuries ago.  No one changes them because lawmakers are some of the laziest people outside of campaign season.

    But once it's used to convict someone, they will appeal and the law is likely to get stricken and they'll be on their merry way.

    Same thing happens with Sodomy Laws, etc.

    Technically illegal, yes, but a clear 1st amendment violation; so unconstitutional.

    You don't have to swear to disturb public peace, so this would never stand up in court these days.

    Totally viable law in Europe though :-P
  • danwest58danwest58 Member RarePosts: 2,011
    blizzard needs to get a clue and realize that censorship is not acceptable.   
    Kyleran
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