How dire is the situation surrounding BioWare’s Anthem these days? It’s so bad, apparently, that the community reddit has taken to drastic censorship to keep complaints and criticism of the multiplayer shooter to a bare minimum.
New rules for the sub include putting an end to “popcorn mentality” that stirs up drama, posting any pictures of Anthem’s store pricing, posting pics of Anthem’s Twitch viewership, and “aimless ranting and directionless vitriol.” These rules have not gone over well, especially in light of the fact that there’s already a be-positive-only reddit for the game.
“No more talking about how the game is dead, no photos of the price tag, no rants,” one person noted. “This is almost every post on this subreddit because there isn’t anything positive or constructive to say about Anthem.”
“So basically you want to shut down all discussion and debate that people actually want to have in favor of mindlessly gushing over how good the game is?” another disbelieving poster said.
The reddit’s mods stood their ground to the furor, saying, “We STILL aren’t censoring opinions (and never have), we just wish to cut down the numbers of people who are here tongue in cheek screaming into the void and enjoying shitting on everything. Valid and fully earned criticism for the game and all they produce in the future will now and always be allowed.”
Our own Not So Massively column recently tackled Anthem’s current state.
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