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Tenndex Feb 8, 2014 @ 11:57pm
Rewards for overwatch players.
Firstly, i am not an overwatch officer or anything. Just tossing out ideas.

I just think people part of overwatch that can prove that they know what they are doing and can make the best decision based upon the evidence should recieve somthing for there efforts.

Could be an increased drop chance when playing. Or a badge (like the operation bravo and 5 year badge) that is awarded to overwatch players that can prove themselfs.

Could be anything really, long as it's not giving anybody an unfair advantage.
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Satoru Feb 9, 2014 @ 12:01am 
LoL Tribunal dropped extrinsic rewards quite awhile ago.

There's something to be said that Overwatch itself needs to be the reward. And that people arent using overwatch to simply get an extrinsic reward.
James Bond Feb 9, 2014 @ 12:17am 
Originally posted by Satoru:
LoL Tribunal dropped extrinsic rewards quite awhile ago.

There's something to be said that Overwatch itself needs to be the reward. And that people arent using overwatch to simply get an extrinsic reward.

I've been on Overwatch for several months now. At first, it was common for me to review several games a week out of duty to the community. Nowadays, I don't care enough to put in the time to do the work. Why is it the community's responsibility to monitor everyone? Why isn't it Valve's? Valve is essentially getting free labor by establishing Overwatch. Quite frankly, they can afford to give myself and everyone else on Overwatch a few factory new skins, of our choice, for free for our services. It's not like it would be costing them money to do that. In fact, they'd still be making money off of the transactions if we were to sell the skins.

TL;DR - No member of the CS:GO community should be doing work for Valve without a minimal amount of compensation for their time and effort.
Last edited by James Bond; Feb 9, 2014 @ 12:17am
They're not forcing you to use over watch, I think overwatch is a great thing to receive, you can just not touch it and it will disappear. Just remember, if you don't want to do it, there is someone else who will.
SHON Feb 9, 2014 @ 1:12am 
You never know its still in beta so who knows what Valve will do. I don't think there's anything wrong with giving us Overwatchers a little something (like an Overwatch badge would be cool) for our efforts depending on how good we do.
Last edited by SHON; Feb 9, 2014 @ 1:13am
☠ m00se Sep 17, 2014 @ 8:39am 
Originally posted by BOOMY:
You never know its still in beta so who knows what Valve will do. I don't think there's anything wrong with giving us Overwatchers a little something (like an Overwatch badge would be cool) for our efforts depending on how good we do.

A badge could do a lot actually, Hackers would scramble to shut their hacks off as soon as they seen the badge!
Hueman Sep 24, 2014 @ 12:29am 
Reading on this forum about this subject (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3174252) there were some interesting points. One being that if there are rewards like crates or skins, there is nothing stopping someone from starting a Overwatch case and then leaving the room only to come back and get said 'reward.' This is counter productive. Another point was that if you did so well judging cases you could get a reward. This is more encouraging to people to actually take care in judging each case, instead of getting a consolation prize.

My favorite idea was a stat board showing how many hackers you have successfully flagged. My idea in addition to this is, when you reach a certain number of hackers flagged, you then get a reward. Like maybe 10 would get you a Overwatcher coin to show off, and 100 hackers flagged would get you a skin.

I do want to see some sort of encouragement to take overwatching more seriously. I, like others, found overwatch to be awesome when I first got it. Quickly though it became more of a chore than a privilege and was almost never touched.
Last edited by Hueman; Sep 24, 2014 @ 12:54am
DUKE Sep 24, 2014 @ 12:36am 
Originally posted by Jesse Pinkman:
Originally posted by Satoru:
LoL Tribunal dropped extrinsic rewards quite awhile ago.

There's something to be said that Overwatch itself needs to be the reward. And that people arent using overwatch to simply get an extrinsic reward.

I've been on Overwatch for several months now. At first, it was common for me to review several games a week out of duty to the community. Nowadays, I don't care enough to put in the time to do the work. Why is it the community's responsibility to monitor everyone? Why isn't it Valve's? Valve is essentially getting free labor by establishing Overwatch. Quite frankly, they can afford to give myself and everyone else on Overwatch a few factory new skins, of our choice, for free for our services. It's not like it would be costing them money to do that. In fact, they'd still be making money off of the transactions if we were to sell the skins.

TL;DR - No member of the CS:GO community should be doing work for Valve without a minimal amount of compensation for their time and effort.


Exactly. Why should anyone work for Valve for free? It's not like they give us free games or something.

We can't even put this overwatch thing into our resume without looking like an idiot.
Huku Sep 24, 2014 @ 1:01am 
Not going to happen.
DanteChan Sep 24, 2014 @ 1:53am 
Everyone have overwatch now. I don`t care about any rewards, but some really stupid ppl got it. I love to see in chat when pro games are strimed "i have overwatch, this guy is hacking - cancel this game". A lot of people are bad as overwatch, this is my mainly concern. I didn`t review too many cases in past few months, becouse over 60% reported players are not hacking, they just being reported becouse other team is losing. I`m bored of watching bad games, simple as that. Sorry for my bad english.
Falcon Sep 24, 2014 @ 1:59am 
I'll keep repeating what I type everytime I stumble upon a thread like that. Recompensation isn't necessarily the best way to go, I'd rather go for some feedback on what our work had actually achieved. How many cheaters were banned with our help? What percentage of accuracy? What mistakes we made on test cases? Ability to learn on these mistakes by review, perhaps some learning materials... Overall - robust, solid, finished product - fun to use.
Avalon Sep 24, 2014 @ 7:41am 
Originally posted by Jesse Pinkman:
compensation for their time and effort.
You get a slightly more clean community with possibly less hackers.
Sugoi Sep 24, 2014 @ 8:16am 
It should have something to encourage people. Personally, I think the best option is probably a badge that shows the % you correctly identify, with colors changing as it goes up. The badge expires if you don't view overwatch cases at least once a week, averaged over a two week period.
Matoo Oct 10, 2014 @ 12:11pm 
A badge would be the best idea, like 15 overwatch for the gold one, I would add it to my golden collection !
Avalon Oct 10, 2014 @ 7:23pm 
Originally posted by Springem:
A badge would be the best idea, like 15 overwatch for the gold one, I would add it to my golden collection !
A badge isn't a bad idea actually. Skins would just entice people for other reasons.
Hueman Oct 11, 2014 @ 8:52am 
Originally posted by «Avalon»:
Originally posted by Springem:
A badge would be the best idea, like 15 overwatch for the gold one, I would add it to my golden collection !
A badge isn't a bad idea actually. Skins would just entice people for other reasons.
I agree.
+1 badge
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