Blizzard is committed to making their games fun for everyone to enjoy, or at least as wide a swath of gamers as is possible. To that end, they do everything from making sure the low end system requirements aren’t too harsh, to being playable on Mac, PC, and consoles (when they can). They ban cheaters and bots in droves and have a system in place to report people that are just plain toxic and horrible humans. You know those people, the ones that can’t seem to play a game without resorting to insults, slurs, and other harassing behavior. Blizzard has now gone one step further and is trolling the vitriolic trolls of Overwatch.
Live on PTR, there is a new feature that changes a popular phrase “GG EZ” into something a lot more entertaining. Originally spotted days ago by Reddit user, CaptainJeppy, I hopped onto the PTR earlier this morning in an attempt to collect all the phrases GG EZ is transformed into. They range from a nice, simple congratulations, all the way to psychological issues.
Well played. I salute you all.
Ah shucks… you guys are the best.
Good game! Best of luck to you all!
Gee Whiz! That was fun. Good Playing!
Great game, everyone!
Wishing you all the best.
For glory and honor! Huzzah comrades!
It was an honor to play with you all. Thank you.
Mommy says people my age shouldn’t suck their thumbs.
C’mon, Mom! One more game before you tuck me in. Oops mistell.
It’s past my bedtime. Please don’t tell my mommy.
I could really use a hug right now.
I feel very, very small… please hold me…
I’m trying to be a nicer person. It’s hard, but I am trying, guys.
I’m wrestling with some insecurity issues in my life but thank you all for playing with me.
Blizzard seems to be sending people who do this a message; it’s childish to engage in this type of behavior. Be a gracious winner, be a gracious loser, bitch amongst your teammates or friends but don’t belittle the other team. Basically, don’t be a dick.
I’m not going to lie, I adore this and I hope it makes the jump from PTR into the live game. Trolls may or may not be the minority of players but they sure as hell make it terrible to play and will drive people away from the game. I speak from experience, I got tired of playing team based shooters due to the toxic communities that kept springing up around all of them. Overwatch is my first foray back into the genre in many, many years. Luckily you don’t have to worry about trolls typing anything on console, only on PC. Unless you choose to jump on headset with strangers, consoles are fairly grief free in Overwatch. Well, except for the stackers and leavers, but that’s another tale.
Couple of things to note, any variation of GGEZ will get this result. It only changes if you type it in the match channel, which means you can still be an asshat in team chat and tells.
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