The online medieval brawler Mordhau has come under fire due to a community that’s largely been left unchecked and unmoderated by the game’s developer.
Look, it’s no secret that every online game will have some part of the community that just “doesn’t get why all games have to be so PC, broooooooooo”. Racism, sexism and just general bigotry are unfortunately all too common in the online space of video games, largely because the original demographic that invested so much of their time in the subculture was predominantly white men who weren’t exactly moderated on how they behaved around strangers, using the anonymity that is the Internet as a curtain to hide behind. Fortunately, most developers and publishers do their best to keep these kinds of users in check which is sadly not the case for one of 2019’s break-out hits Mordhau.
Many players are taking issue with the developer’s hands-off approach to community management. One need only glance through the
Even though Mordhau does have a very small development team, community management is perhaps one of the most important aspects of running a successful online and having sold as many copies as they have, it seems reasonable to expect resources to be placed in that specific division of the development team. The full report can be read here.
Last Updated: July 2, 2019