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Mathieu said they'd heard our complaints about the event and they would "do something about it"



  • VeenVeen Member Posts: 705

    Can you be more specific, what does they adressed exactly ?

  • OrionOrion Member Posts: 17,878

    No, you didn't. Bloodhunt is a separate thing, unrelated to the other (currently unknown) changes they're going to make.

  • BotizBotiz Member Posts: 219
    edited October 2020

    I don't think that spending a little bit of time reading criticism and preparing a response would take up too much time over fixing bugs. Wouldn't addressing the situation be moreso something for the Community Managers to take care of? Even if they simply said something like "We acknowledge the complaints regarding the event and we'll have a more detailed response in a few days" would be better than nothing at all. I get this is probably a sarcastic comment but in case it isn't, that's my thoughts.

  • Gay Myers (Luzi)Gay Myers (Luzi) Mod, Co-ordinator Posts: 2,798


    Here is the clip in which he addresses the Halloween event, specifically mentioning they're looking into doing something.

  • madamrettomadamretto Member Posts: 343
  • TheOwlTheOwl Member Posts: 100

    I'm looking forward to hearing about any changes that they make, and I'm also excited about the upcoming bloodhunt. Hopefully, they can make the event worthwhile to play because, in all honesty, there isn't much of a reason to be playing it right now. 

  • MushwinMushwin Member Posts: 3,655

    I think sometimes Mathieu thinks we are been little bitches .0.O lol

  • SleepyWilloSleepyWillo Member Posts: 1,045

    I know youre a mod and not a part of the decisions they make but can you find out how they thought what they did was in anyway a good idea? I would love to understand the decision making process here.

    I'm honestly baffled!

  • UnchartedUncharted Member Posts: 125

    I want to go ahead and say regardless of whether they actually do something about this or not, I'm incredibly proud of how everyone handled the situation. We all knew when to put aside our differences and raise our voices against.. whatever is going on in behavior's head. This is the one good thing that came out from all of this.

  • DCashDCash Member Posts: 163

    Nothing. It's the same event as always but with 3 new items. They got rid of the old system which allowed you to earn free cosmetics also. Now 1 Halloween cosmetic is tied into the rift since that is the system we will use from now on. Oh yeah and 2 free Halloween charms, 1 Halloween charm you need a code from twitch streamer s from, and 1 Halloween charm from twitch rivals. So 3 items, 4 charms total, same blight event as usual, and a bunch of skins. Double BP weekend starts next week also.

    It's just a bunch of people salty they aren't getting free swag. That's all it boils down too. The event is fine. Cosmetics awesome. Free charms. Blood hunt. Just ignore everyone honestly.

  • DaFireSquirtleDaFireSquirtle Member Posts: 182

    Basically the event itself unlike the previous Halloween events are now not offering the usual free cosmetics instead they are all locked behind a pay wall. Which in itself is stupid but then they're giving out free charms. As if that's an okay alternative. One of which you can only get from some dbd content creators. Which is ok until you realise pc players can literally copy and paste the required codes and type fast where as console players have to somehow manage to type very long codes in before pc players. They're also introducing a universal killer add on but unlike the survivors universal add on you can't use past the event which is extremely unfair. The rift is another thing. People, myself included think that this rift is extremely poor in quality and is just cash grab like the Halloween skins. That's about it but yeah dbd have screwed up pretty bad...again.

  • DaFireSquirtleDaFireSquirtle Member Posts: 182

    We don't fully know what exactly there gonna do yet. He just gave us a vague, we've heard your comments and will do something kinda thing.

  • DaFireSquirtleDaFireSquirtle Member Posts: 182

    Can we get you hired on dbd? At least you understand the fact the game is HORROR and that Halloween is an important time for the game. Whereas as the devs just don't. Remember last year? They tried to pull similar crap.

  • DaFireSquirtleDaFireSquirtle Member Posts: 182

    We can't let this crap go on. So basically every time they screw something simple up we have to rage about it until they "hear" us. Maybe if they listened in the first place we wouldn't have to? Do they ever learn from the mistakes. Btw go check out space coconut on YouTube hes literally fighting for a better game like we are now but dbd have tried to censor him by banning him from here. The King has also falsely had a video of his taken down for copyright. This itself is breaking strict guidelines. The video in question was just about this. What we were discussing now. If we support him we might be able to have a bigger voice we dbd devs try to mess us around in the future which lets face it with their track record they will.

  • MoundshroudMoundshroud Member Posts: 2,789

    Actually, you can and you should let it go. Be grateful they even listen; many companies do not. Continuing to dump on them demonstrates being even more ungrateful and will give them this thought: "If I'm going to do the time, I might as well do the crime." Do you see my point. The company isn't the enemy, and treating them like one is a horrible precedent. It simply means they are less likely to listen to you going forward. Companies are made up of people who make hard choices. We will never be privy to the reasons they make them. I think it is unwise to make too many assumptions or to ascribe motives to them.

  • DaFireSquirtleDaFireSquirtle Member Posts: 182

    But as currently demonstrated through the failure of the Halloween event and last Halloween event where we had to ask for them to bring back three skins don't YOU think that they should learn from their mistakes. Sure I agree that people shouldn't crap on the devs constantly with baseless accusations but a lot of thing space and lots of people say about the devs are true if not outright based on facts.

    I do actually feel sorry sometimes for the devs. I get it. Getting constant backlash must be crap on your mental health to say the least. But censoring viewpoints is where I draw the line.

    Yes I'm grateful for this game. I love horror. But no. I am not gonna just let crap go and be grateful that we get basic things from a company clearly letting standards drop.

    Yeah their are worse people out their. (EA). But that's exactly why we need to call behaviour out when their wrong so they don't fall into that trap of being driven by greed and cash grabs.

    I want the game to succeed and get better but by your way of thinking we would still have infinite loops. No end game collapse. Ridiculous map sizes. Omega nurse. Legion as he was when first came out. Pallet vacuums and much more.

    Why should we be grateful for them "listening" when it takes waves upon waves of backlash to get a single damn change. If we didn't do this we'd be no where in terms of balance and quality game play.

    I respectfully disagree with your opinion.

  • MoundshroudMoundshroud Member Posts: 2,789

    No, I don't. Let me repeat, the company isn't the enemy, and they do things based on costs and labor that you and I don't see. They triage their resources and set priorities based on what they think is better for the long term health of the game. The long term health of the game is far more important to them, than it is to you and I. For us, there is always another game. For them, this might be their Swan Song. That is the hard truth for all companies whose product is an online game.

    Do I think they made the right call? No. Halloween should probably always be a flagship event for them and a loss leader. You will get no disagreement from me on that. That being said, I don't think they should have been demonized and virtually tarred and feathered over their choice. Lumping them in with companies who truly do take advantage of their community was unfair (and i continues to be so) when they are extremely progressive. I sometimes wonder about the people who play and post here, I think their frames of reference must be very narrow indeed. This company is downright nice compared to most.

    If I were to guess (always a dangerous thing) they have spread themselves thin (they are not a huge company with an army of coders) working on graphical updates to maps. They work on bugs behind the screens. Everyone assumes they are huge, which simply isn't true. They put the priority for the game as working on graphical updates to maps, and clearly feel they need a face lift in graphics to continue to compete in the market. That clearly has been a priority. Maps are and updating existing ones takes a huge amount of effort. The timing of their testing and release of several new maps conflicts with having a big Halloween event is very telling.

    We have unrealistic and unreasonable expectations. We are Dudley from Harry Potter. That is the long and the short of it. They will address things, and I firmly believe there was always going to be more things dropping as this event went on. But if we continue to treat them like a horrible company, they will start to truly act like one. We will only have ourselves to blame.

  • DaFireSquirtleDaFireSquirtle Member Posts: 182

    Tbh I agree with on some points you've made. I do not support anyone who wants to verbally abuse the devs. In fact I'm throughly against that. And that is not what I do. I also agree with you that we take the kindness from the devs for granted. The people that I see in the dev livestreams I like. I honestly do. But it's when things that happen in the game or around said game don't reflect the kind image the company gives off is when I have a problem. For example. Last years Halloween event. Now I don't expect you to know what happened because I don't know how long you've been playing but last Halloween a similar thing happened to what is happening now. Unlike the first blight event the amount of free skins had been cut. This obviously isn't good and after much backlash and respectful disagreement they changed it to the way it should have been. Now back then I was fine with this. Because yeah it was a mistake and that happens but the fact is when that happened there weren't graphical updates or massive things happening to excuse that very unethical decision. So that itself is reason why this should not have happened this year. In fact I'd argue that having a quality event should have been priority after last years fiasco if not to please consumers but to up hold their admittedly positive reputation. I want to see this game succeed. I love this game I'm a huge fan but the fact is new fans are actively being turned away from the game purely because of the lack of quality in places and this poor Halloween event which as you said probably should be better considering it's a horror game.

    But I find the excuse, they don't have enough resources or their focused on something else somewhat flimsy when you see the sane thing happening last year as well. Plus you must also see that the quality of Halloween skins is as always very damn good. But that shows itself the effort was their but it was lacking.

    I'm extremely happy to see that they Hopefully will try and redeem this event. But with a somewhat poor track record in the past and a basic lack of effort put into the biggest event for the game their probably is. You can see why people are angry.

    I'm grateful that they are changing things but I'm not grateful that they've seemingly ignored last years events and done the bare minimum again.

    I do think the company is one of the nicest companies out there. By miles in fact. But I see them slipping down the rabit whole of greed and laziness that awful companies today show and I very much want dbd and behaviour as a whole to avoid that fate. And I don't think positive comments and buying up every skin they shove out is helping. It hasn't in the past and it isn't now.

    I do think people have high standards. Maybe too high. But this game is competing with every other game in 2020. Standards from players are gonna get higher and that won't stop. Dbd needs to keep up. They are no longer a small indie company. They are now in the big league in a way and they have to bring their a game. They make a lot more money then I you believe they do i think. I know it's at least millions. And if that could be put towards making the game better it should.

    We shouldn't demonize them I agree. But I will jump up and down on those stairs if it means they put more effort into events. Do things I know they're capable of that space coconut knows their capable of. That we all know they are capable of.

    However I agree we should demand for more presents...IF the presents we already have our at a good standard. Which this years event was not.

  • thekiller490490thekiller490490 Member Posts: 1,166

    Money. They're not going to tell you how they are a greedy corporation that already has paid dlc in a paid game.

  • NursesBootieNursesBootie Member Posts: 2,159

    They can do good things as well, so maybe it'll be a good change.

  • MushwinMushwin Member Posts: 3,655

    speak for yourself I am an angel :) LOL okay I couldn't type that without chuckling

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