Titans hate honest developers in Destiny 2 – soon no one will talk to them anymore
In Destiny 2, angry players of the “Titan” class attacked the developer Kevin Yanes because he did not bring good news about an exotic item. Bungie’s community manager is now making it clear: it doesn’t work that way. This type of harassment makes communication increasingly difficult.
This caused trouble: Destiny 2’s sandbox lead, Kevin Yanes, is someone who gets close to the players and enjoys talking to them. In early June, on his personal Twitter account, he answered a question from fans that surfaced after an official Bunige blog post:
In a tweet, Yanes explained that this particular armor feature, the “Air Dodge”, should be reserved for Warlocks in Destiny 2. It’s now part of the Warlock identity.
Titans would never get this ability back in Destiny 2.
Yanes showed: He’s sorry. But he has to remove this patch now, so take away the Titans’ hope.
Titans berate developers until he retires from public view
Here’s how the fans reacted: According to reports from “Ginx”, “numerous Destiny 2 fans” then began to harass and insult the developer.
The discussion also arose in the official Destiny 2 subreddit: Here the developer received many hate messages and the moderators had to close the thread.
Titans seemed to think Yanes hated them and wouldn’t allow them mobility. They felt the Air Dodge was theirs and not the stupid Warlock.
Many of the hostilities have now been deleted. But there is even talk of death threats.
Yanes subsequently withdrew his tweet and has since walked away from Twitter as well. He obviously felt deliberately misunderstood and now obviously turned into a buffer stop on which titans wanted to vent their disappointment.
Bungie usually presents its thoughts in such PR videos:
Community manager is asking players to take a stand against harassment
That’s the announcement from Bungie now: Two weeks after the incident, Bungie’s community manager, dmg04, got in touch: He clearly states that it must be possible for developers to openly discuss their work without being harassed.
He encourages players to take action against such harassment and to take action against such behavior.
He says such harassment makes it harder for everyone to talk to the community. This affects not only Bungie, but also other studios.
This is behind it: It’s a tough subject. Fans like to look for a scapegoat for decisions that don’t suit them.
When a developer exposes himself and identifies himself as the one who justifies such decisions and represents them to the outside world, he is often met with the anger of the fans.
Therefore, developers tend to save themselves the stress and not talk to the fans. When the few people who speak openly to fans are then attacked in the way Yanes did, the end result is that fans no longer get “honest answers” but only watered-down PR information.
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