Having the option to turn it on or off defeats the purpose anyway. Children will obviously turn the profanity filter off as soon as possible, even though the whole point is that it’s for them and they aren’t mature or responsible enough better.
That is your responsibillity as a parent. Perhaps the game can make sure this feature is somewhat hard to find for kids.
It is clear that for you only your own views matter and everyone around you has to deal with it. You remind me of myself when I was a little child, and I thought the government should ban smoking 11.
I doubt people would be able to stream there games online either, since they will lose audiences.
You conveniently leave out the toggle option where it suits you.
Without it, I won’t be playing the game online.
Quite manipulative to use this threat to force limitations on others, while nearly everyone agrees on a toggle.
If there was an option to turn it on or off, some of us would never turn it off.
And since MS wants to make this an E Sport…
I have become to seriously doubt this, at least their methods. Makes me wonder if they are saving that for aoe4, which I have no interest in.
I agree that it would be positive to have an optional filter for kids and sensitive people like yourself, but you are out of line and unreasonable in your demands.
My personal experience is that the aoe2 community is quite mature and I hardly ever hear insults coming at me. I tend to come across many familliar faces on the ladder and enjoy long post battle talks with advice going back and forth. The filter will have a quite limited effect on your kids. It might reduce bad words, but people who mean to insult will find clever ways.
But please don’t minimize the inconvienience this filter brings, you cannot think for others. If it doesn’t bother you one single bit, then this probably tells a lot about your lack of experience or communication in teamgames. There is already barely time to talk in this high apm game, so a couple of stars that cause miscommunication has a huge impact on the game.