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If the game is 18+ why so much censorship on words?

VIleVIle Member Posts: 167

I can't even have a polite conversation on this game anymore without half of it being #####ing out. Whats worse is not knowing what these 'hot words' are to avoid them so when you do try and have a civil or kind conversation it just looks like you're being mean and salty because half the text is blocked.

WHY?! this game is (supposedly) for 18+ mature players. So Why block so many words that arent even offensive? And even if they are 'offensive' what about CONTEXT?

If I want to THANK a killer for NOT tunneling or camping or any other crap types of behavior I can't because it gets #######ing out. So I look like a prick for saying "Hey man thanks for not #### me and my team mates really ######### it. Thanks for #####. ####."
Why are we toning down an adult game as if it were to be played by kids?
Simple every day words too, not just the big swears and racial slurs. Which, BTW racial slurs come through ALL THE TIME. But Camper? Tunneling? SEDUCE?!?!? The legal Male name of DICK? All banned all ######.
Make it make sense.


  • KurriKurri Member Posts: 1,599

    Because you shouldn't curse around children.

  • dollidahliadollidahlia Member Posts: 176

    I see more kids than adults on this game for some reason. Kinda like GTA 5

  • EntitySpawnEntitySpawn Member Posts: 4,036

    Yeah games are getting worse and worse for this, but even games in the past that was 18+ had the f word and everything in yet you couldn't type it...

    A sensitive world we live in nowadays

  • VIleVIle Member Posts: 167

    Introduce the ability to turn in game chat off and on. BOOM. Problem solved. it's not like DBD has voice chat, you don't HAVE to listen. BHVR doesnt give the proper tools for players to make their own decisions.

  • PirulukPiruluk Member Posts: 593

    Yeah its like if you dont like the content, just disable it, but nope.

    Today the solution is to remove for everyone, and censor for everyone, just so others dont feel bad.

    Nothing to be done, have to accept, this is how works now.

  • MaTtRoSiTyMaTtRoSiTy Member Posts: 634

    Yup, I am a big boy now and I am old enough to be able to cope with people saying naughty words or mean things so I wish we could opt out. Some of the censored words are absurd as we all know.

    I think they did it as it saves them going through a lot of reports for people being rayciss etc since they cant type the words in the first place. Though people still find inventive ways around it of course

  • jesterkindjesterkind Member Posts: 4,208

    Well, there should be the ability to engage in the chat without risking people being vile, immature freaks at you, but in fairness I don't really think chat censors are that effective in that regard anyway.

    The solution, from my perspective, has more to do with penalties for toxic players and encouragements to avoid that kind of behaviour. Still, a proper chat censor wouldn't be that big of a deal- if the chat censor in-game was the same as the one on these forums, it wouldn't be the end of the world. Especially if it were optional.

    Regardless. The bottom line, the censor has nothing to do with this being a game for adults. Those two things aren't related, that's my point.

  • brokedownpalacebrokedownpalace Member Posts: 8,263

    Because the rating is for the content in the game, not online communications.. that's not how video game ratings work.

    I wish they'd just remove the ######### chat altogether so we can stop seeing these whining posts.

  • MetaBuildSurvivorMetaBuildSurvivor Member Posts: 59

    The chat is censored because of toxicity? I really doubt that. Simple words as youtube, thank you etc are censored. There is simply no point in having a chat in the game when 99% of common words are marked as toxic to prevent toxicity. Also people are just gonna use synonyms or make up racial slurs that won't be censored, if they really want to be toxic.

    Either remove the chat or disable the filter. There's no point in having a chat that can only contain squares...

  • VIleVIle Member Posts: 167

    Literally the phrase "To prove a point" Is ####ed

  • VIleVIle Member Posts: 167

    If we can't have simple conversations pertaining to the match why bother having a chat in the first place? If everyone must be Please and thank you. No and thank you. thank you and thank you. Oh wait.. thank you gets ##### Too....

    Just remove the chat, or have it auto send GGS WP ILY and buttkissings to everyone and send them to the next match.

  • DeliciousFoodDeliciousFood Member Posts: 463

    Adult Children, that's why.

    Both those that insult and those that listen. Age can't fix these infants.

  • PirulukPiruluk Member Posts: 593

    Good thing that companies protect all from the harm, like good parents protecting the child, we dont know any better.

  • BlueberryBlueberry Member Posts: 10,130

    That's a GREAT question.

    We have to bubble wrap everything these days because feelings.

  • WeenieDogWeenieDog Member Posts: 2,064

    this topic reminds me off my favorite overwatch chat spam when people start fighting.

    "See? That's the thing with you Plastics, you think that everybody is in love with you when actually, everybody hates you. Like Aaron Samuels for example, He broke up with Regina and guess what! He still doesn't want you! So why are you still messing with Regina, Katie!? I'll tell you why, because you are a mean girl! You're a ######### !"

  • TheArbiterTheArbiter Member Posts: 1,660

    Im sure half the player base is under 12 so there you go lol

  • The_C12H15NO2The_C12H15NO2 Member Posts: 327

    B/c feels

  • dugmandugman Member Posts: 9,715

    To be fair, I don’t think they’re complaining about actual slurs being censored, they’re complaining that commonplace words and phrases are also censored for apparently no reason. Bizarre things like, if I remember right, you can’t say the names of some perks and characters or even the names of some streamers? (I could be wrong but I’m sure people will post examples if I’m remembering right.)

    I don’t have a problem personally with a chat filter blurring out racial and homophobic slurs and such. Screw that noise. But why it censors ordinary words I have no idea.

  • emetSdidnothingwrongemetSdidnothingwrong Member Posts: 224

    The only issue with the chat filter is the fact it isn't optional, it's pretty arrogant of bhvr to think they have the right to override what YOU personally are okay with reading. Big brother knows best apparently.

  • espookedespooked Member Posts: 455

    FACTS just remove slurs from the game, thats it. I shouldn't find other ways to say the f word in game chat. I always laugh at how ridiculous an 18+ game restricts that

  • ShapedShaped Member Posts: 5,631

    Mature doesn't have to mean vulgar tho.

  • steezo_desteezo_de Member Posts: 1,067

    I think it's mainly because they don't have the manpower to police all the reports. The second reason is because they don't want to lose on their numbers. 10, 20, xx bans a day adds up.

  • EmealEmeal Member Posts: 1,955

    The censor system is censoring names and personal information too.

    Besides what kind of conversation are you trying to have post game chat?

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