Source: Electronic Arts
Respawn has recently faced a large wave of hate, culminating in a Twitter appeal to preserve culture. Developers are harassed by part of the community, which should not be the case at all.
Feedback – yes, harassment – by no means
The situation is related to the state Apex Legendswhich fans think is not satisfactory. Developers are accused of delaying fixing problems or ignoring them altogether. We can read in the company’s statement that there is a clear line between constructive criticism and harassment.
Recently, we have observed increasing harassment of members of our development team.
While we welcome the community’s input, the line between constructive criticism and harassing our development team must not be crossed.
We want to remind players that we have a zero-tolerance policy against threats and harassment of our developers. We will take appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of our team.
We are keen to hear your views and will continue to work with our community to create a respectful and collaborative environment and to maintain the integrity of the game – Respawn on
What’s wrong with Apex Legends?
It is very possible that the announcement shown above is related to the two AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions that took place this week on the subreddit Apex Legends. Although at first glance there is no hostility on the part of the players, there were passive-aggressive questions about, for example, Pathfinder skills.
A few seasons ago, Pathfinder received a temporary passive while you were supposed to be brainstorming the real one. At least that’s how it was presented to the community. Are you still brainstorming or did you decide Pathfinder doesn’t deserve a decent passive? – via (GameSpot).
This issue also returned under the aforementioned tweet. Fact, players Apexa they don’t want to make the threats in any way, but that doesn’t mean Respawn is blameless.
Your team should definitely not be harassed over the game, but outright ignoring or giving vague answers to community questions WILL piss people off. Just admit that you don’t know how to go about cross-platform progression, fix audio, etc. Honesty is essential, he wrote
Your team definitely shouldn't be harassed over a game, but blatantly ignoring or giving vague answers to questions from your community WILL piss people off. Just admit you don't know how or don't want to make cross progression work or fix audio, etc. Honesty goes a long way.— CallMeCallous (@Call_Me_Callous) September 22, 2022
It is worth mentioning that the appeal against the harassment of developers from Respawn Entertainment has been supported by Bungie studio, which is also struggling with threats and trolls.
- Respawn Entertainment’s official website
- Apex Legends official website