New Overwatch-League-Icon

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Hello

Please make this Icon optional in the settings for the Blizz-App. I don't like the look of it and I have no interest in what ever is behind it.
It's so desperate of Blizzard to make it this way. It shows how megalomaniac they are with the OWL. This could've EASILY been an "Esports" tab that also featured WCS and HGC but instead they went this route cause it puts OWL more in evidence
First thing that came to my mind, when I saw it was: the BlizzApp is now payed by advertisements like every other crappy website.

I know, it is some advertisement, but it's to intrusive for my taste. If anybody is interested in OWL (<-- nocturnal bird?*) I'm sure they would find it without annyoing the people who aren't.
In a webbrowser I can use an addblocker against that kind of thing.

* english is not my native language. ;-)
Yeah I agree, Please make me able to remove this or hide it. I do not care about OWL.

If I accidentaly click on the tab, it makes the App take +200-400Mb of memory just because of the twitch stream which starts autoplaying and I cannot close it because
even if I switch back to Games-tab the stream is still playing on the background. Only way to stop this memory hogging is the exit the app and start it again.

Atleast get rid of the stupid highlight on the icon/tab.
Agreed, not a fan of the giant orange glowing tab at the top of the screen, also doesn't help it auto-plays the Twitch stream as well when you do click on it. Very annoying.
Yeah, I don't need this. OW is an awful game and I don't want it flashing at me in two different places every time I open Bnet.
How to make someone not want to watch OWL: Show a flashing icon on their Game Hub. Clicked on it to see what it was about, saw it loading a Twitch play, decided to click away from it. The twitch stream was still playing!

I was okay with OWL the way it was being advertised before. Not this.

#OverOWL
Same here. So glad they added another useless flashy feature for a game I care nothing about. If I want to watch a twitch stream i'd just go to twitch not use this garbage.
I also don't own the game, maybe take that as a hint not to force this on me. Been starting to change my mind about supporting blizzard for awhile now...
I'll start off by saying that I own and enjoy playing overwatch, and that I wanted to watch OWL, though the flashing extra tab and the popup covering the whole overwatch tab was obnoxious to say the least.

They could've just had OWL as its own card on the overwatch tab or have it linked to one of the revolving "news" cards and interested people would spot it easy enough.

If this "feature" of the b.net client sticks around for much longer it'll make OWL an annoyance to their users, and I cant speak for anyone but myself, but if something annoys me for long enough I'll not only lose interest but stop recommending any products from the source.(e.g Netflix's autoplay trailers while browsing)

Oh, and I made an offhand comment to some friends that blizzard probably made ow skins based on or with owls in them(Ana and Bastions winter skins) just to get more traffic with overwatch and "owl".

ps. sorry for the needlessly long and poorlyworded essay
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20761035964

It looks, that more people don't like the flashy thingy. And it seems, there are more problems with the 'stuff' behind the icon.
hi, same here, i'm really not interesting by OW or other things from this game, plz blizzard stop input some new thing without turn off icon, it's the same as the new social icon, i never see when some1 try to talk to me, i hate this new s**t , last one is the best and need his back.

ps : english is not my native language. sorry ^^
01/11/2018 11:32 AMPosted by angel
hi, same here, i'm really not interesting by OW or other things from this game, plz blizzard stop input some new thing without turn off icon, it's the same as the new social icon, i never see when some1 try to talk to me, i hate this new s**t , last one is the best and need his back.

ps : english is not my native language. sorry ^^


I agree
I don't own OW. I am not interested in OW or the OWL. I don't understand why a tab for it was added to the general tabs on the launcher. Shouldn't it just be visible if you go to the tab to launch/play OW?

Also, I clicked on the tab just to see what it was about and a video started playing. It continued to play after I switched back to the games tab and I had to close the launcher to make it stop.
Please remove the overwatch league icon. Make this app a LAUNCHER instead of an advertisement page again please.
01/12/2018 04:56 AMPosted by Tonberry
Please remove the overwatch league icon. Make this app a LAUNCHER instead of an advertisement page again please.


I agree, its gross how hard they are pushing this
I made a list of other threads about this topic. I'm not sure, if I have them all. Some had other problems with the OWL. Streams in the background and annyoing sounds.

I really hope, there will be an option to turn this OW-stuff off on every tab / topbar that is NOT OW.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20760976747

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20760936040

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20761016018

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20760965930

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20760885908

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20761085906

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20760915886

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