Another conflict has arrived for Bethesda, as some players of Fallout 76 recently have required to unban the Gay Eliminators from the game.
Speaking of conflicts seems they wouldn’t leave Bethesda in peace. As we know in previously, there was an incident which mentioned as ‘Homophobic Attack’ on the online multiplayer game Fallout 76. According to that, Bethesda had banned permanently some players known as the Gay Eliminators.
And there will always be pro and contra of the decision which made by the developer. Recently, Average Developer started a petition for Bethesda to unban these Gay Eliminators and then punish them properly by muting them forever.
Here you can read some notes from the petition below:
Bethesda has taken an extremely anti-consumer stance by choosing to permanently ban some trolls on their game Fallout 76 instead of administering a proper punishment. By using a permanent ban, Bethesda has actually opened up a door to legal ramifications. Fallout 76 is still a product, therefore protected under consumer protection laws.
My proposed solution to this fiasco is to unban their accounts and indefinitely mute them. By doing so, the banned players may continue to utilize the product. This also renders them unable to chat with other players, preventing further incidents. This is the logical and legally secure solution that Bethesda should have approached the situation with.
At the end of the petition, Average Developer noted that they don’t support homophobic attacks towards other people, but they also believe Bethesda needs to respect and observe to the current establishment of consumer laws. And also mention that there are in-game features such as the Report button, the Mute button, and the Block button which can be used to prevent any further incident.
Well, what do you think about this case?
Fallout 76 is currently available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.