By Bryan Smith on November 13, 2015 at 12:43pm
After the controversy surrounding developer Overkill, their game "Payday 2," and the inclusion of microtransactions, a new update has created even more of a stir with the user base as moderators are refusing to work with the problems at hand.
The update in question lets people use Team Boost, which makes your team level of faster if you have a special weapon (i.e., the weapons that you most likely will have to buy with a drill to get at).
Hey guys so well i'm unhappy that it has come to this situation but it has. We're pretty unhappy with the COP update for a number of reasons. I'm going to discuss this further up in the thread. Due to this situation, myself and Jones are now refusing to moderate the forums anymore.
This DOES NOT mean go crazy, there will still be steam moderators on the forums at times.
We've recently being under a great deal of stress after the crimefest update. A number of death threats thrown at us as well as much more heavy moderation needed due to a huge increase in users breaking the rules. We are not paid and have been in a very stressful situation.
A lot of people will be wondering why we didn't do this earlier, due to the recent safe release. A lot of things happened and Overkill admitted it wasn't managed very well. We we're hoping Overkill would learn from its mistakes regarding the last update and we were hoping they took these into consideration with the COP. We have a lot of issues regarding the release of the COP that shows they have NOT listened to user feedback at all. Ashley, "Payday 2" Moderator
With the frustration coming from both the user base and the moderators, rampant death threats, and the lack of answers from Overkill led to the moderators for the game to go on strike.
I like to believe that i am not unreasonable but unfortunately the situation constantly degraded. We will no longer refuse to work if we are given a public interview with a member of Overkill. We want to be heard and see what Overkill are willing to do to fix the situation.
If Overkill decides to let us go as moderators it's something we are prepared for, i personally cannot sit by when they continue to promote immoral business practices. I felt the skins system needed work but could function. The recent safe update showed against that.
I'm very sorry that it has come to this situation but the stress we have had to manage with, coupled with our unhappiness with the situation has pushed us to make this choice. I am not sure what Tessio feels about this so please do not insult, attack or involve him unless he wants to be involved. Ashley, "Payday 2" Moderator
How Overkill will respond to all of this isn't know. We will update if Overkill makes an official statement.