"Suggestions" sub-forum?

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Is it time to introduce a new sub-forum for suggestions?

Reading general nowadays feels like reading "buff this", "nerf that", etc.
Frankly it's getting old and it would be nice to have a sub-forum for that kind of topic to clear general a bit.

I would even say a "Complain" sub-forum would be nice but it's kinda the same thing in the end.
I would love sub-forums, I have been asking for them pretty much since the game came out, but I have a sneaking suspicion that blizzard like it this way so that most complaints quickly get pushed away by new posts
02/10/2018 03:24 PMPosted by Nils
Is it time to introduce a new sub-forum for suggestions?

Reading general nowadays feels like reading "buff this", "nerf that", etc.
Frankly it's getting old and it would be nice to have a sub-forum for that kind of topic to clear general a bit.

I would even say a "Complain" sub-forum would be nice but it's kinda the same thing in the end.


They're altering the forums at the end of Feb iirc, (or beginning of March?) but a suggestion forum would be fantastic.

WoW's suggestion forums were the place I hung out the most in vanilla. I made way too many threads....
I like the idea of a sub forum like this but it would come with the inherent implication that the team will ever use anyones suggestions.

I mean im not saying theyre not READING things but every alteration to every character that has been changed has been designed and decided upon by the internal team with (as far as they have ever felt the need to tell us) no indication anyones suggestions had been used at all.

Roadhog fix wasnt at our behest, 50% damage reduction and move while healing. We didnt ask for micromissles. Where the hell did valkerie come from? No one suggested those things here. I'll leave it up to everyone else to decide personally the validity of these changes (I usually like em anyway) but the fact of the matter from where I sit is that those ideas didnt come form us.

Thus, in my mind, a suggestions sub forum would ONLY to be to organize it all in one place... not to be used. Read: Easier to ignore.
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Roadhog fix wasnt at our behest, 50% damage reduction and move while healing. We didnt ask for micromissles. Where the hell did valkerie come from? No one suggested those things here. I'll leave it up to everyone else to decide personally the validity of these changes (I usually like em anyway) but the fact of the matter from where I sit is that those ideas didnt come form us.

Mercy E suggestions were among the most common threads before Mercy 2.0. I remember one suggesting that rez be a single target ability on a cooldown (instead of her ult), and it got downvoted to hell. Chain beams were another E suggestion, and a short flight on E was yet another one.

If what I'm guessing is true, then I'm going to need a pain pill to recover from the force of my facepalm.
Perhaps you should make a change with yourselves first, if you try to suggest something that doesn't immediatly impact the game/ general playerbase or suggest something non controversial the topic dies.

Especially if it is regarding console/controller issues/ suggestions:
The moment someone sees those words they tune out and move on to a nerf moira topic or some clickbait.

I came, I saw, I failed miserably to gain ANY real support for any of my suggestions.

Watching them die annoys me to no end ^^

Some examples from the abyss:
Suggestions:

Regarding ana not having ult in ffa:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20760687045#post-16

User experience suggestions:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20761717123#post-7

Regarding voice chat on EU servers:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20761676564#post-3

Regarding changing servers on console:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20761606530#post-1

Regarding shooting barriers negatively impacting your accuracy stat:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20761756289#post-2

Suggestion for a hero I wanted the community to weigh in on/tune:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20761036731#post-12

Regarding console deadzone:
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20761056324#post-10

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