• Developers of Cities: Skylines 2 have noticed a growing toxicity in their community, which is affecting engagement and creativity.
  • The CEO of Colossal Order expressed concern about the negative impact of toxicity on the team and the community.
  • The developers still encourage helpful criticism from the community but ask for it to be constructive and kind.

Archive link: https://archive.ph/mVaIY

  • ram
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    6 months ago

    Is a publisher who’s failed to live up to the promise of a good game entitled to a good community? The fact they have any at all is a blessing.

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        6 months ago

        Your company? 100%. Absolutely. I implore people to abuse all companies, even.

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            6 months ago

            Sorry but I did specify publishers and companies multiple times. I’ve never once even alluded to personal harassment as I obviously don’t believe in that. I however do think that this game deserves the toxicity it sees and the company deserves to be harassed for not delivering on their promise of a worthwhile product for which many people paid nearly $70 (CAD).

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              6 months ago

              So erm… who is this “company” that reads the comments on the forum, again?

              As in, what’s their account name? Should be easy enough to direct the harassment at them instead of a dev or a social engagement rep or a support rep then, after all.

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                6 months ago

                Sorry, but being toxic about a company is distinct from harassing the individual CM. You’re gonna need to try a different line of reasoning because this is a pretty foolish one.

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      6 months ago

      This video was released 3 days before the game released. In response to Colossal Order (game creator) being transparent about issues they were seeing.

      The video I linked is a known and well regarded YouTube contributor with a significant following. He, himself, was transparent in his testing and results also.

      All of this was out there before the game was released and refunds were available.