I would think so.
That twitch stream last night was like watching the reels on a gambling machine spinning round rapidly, out of control. And it did not stop for 1.5 hours......
I think Relic anticipated some problem, so stacked the mod section right off the bat, with more mods than I have ever seen; all of them were Southern Boys clan (though not sure about Renner, bcs I have not checked). PQ is ofc also from that clan. The thing kicked off (in every which way) at 01:00 GMT, when doubtless Europe might be thought to be asleep....but as it is turned out, the stream attracted an average of approximately 450 viewers, and they were by no means all North American
The Southern Boys seemed to quickly evaporate, as the reels revolved remorselessly. And disaffected posters, whose questions were not answered, just kept copying and pasting their Qs, whilst the Mods failed to slow down the reels for a long time. I spent the whole time trying to read the Qs as they came up - whilst trying to listen to the Relic voices at the same time -no mean achievement, given the vicious, unrelenting whirring of the machine
The reels were spinning so fast, that Cynthia evidently had problems keeping up with reading out loud one post, and meanwhile PQ played his 4v4s, and would be interrupted from his concentration with comments, asking for a question to be further defined, by which time the spinning reel, choke full of questions and the occasional loaded comment, had rolled on remorselessly.
Von Kluge was eventually left to moderate on his own, with Cynthia -and was calling for Renner for help - as he drowned in the sea of questions. which were spinning inexorably out of control. Realistically, they were both placed in an impossible position, both by the desertion of the other Southern Boys, as well as the strangely detached PQ,who seemed to be engrossed in his games,(which I did not have time to watch).
Which left QD lurking in the twitch chat - he did join the mods later on, but he should have been in there much faster.
Reviewing this exercise, I think it was an attempt by the Community Manager to draw the two sides back together, albeit it did not come off - well, how could it? There was no substantive content divulged, apart from snippets about the Dev attitude towards OKW Volks and the state of the SU with its call- ins, and the promise of a patch next month. The setting of the stage was wrong. The failure to control the Qs was a mistake
In future - (as the streamers kept writing in chat!)- it would be a good idea for the questions be submitted in advance, so that PQ does not have to worry in advance about being ambushed. The questions which cannot be answered can then be read out and answers given in a considered fashion as to why they cannot be answered. And answers can then be given , however limited, as to why X Army or Y unit presents problems
If you are put on the spot in a throbbing, fast moving, often hostile Twitch stream, as PQ and Cynthia were last night, and unsure as to whether to answer a question, you first reaction will be to be defensive, if you are unsure. As somebody wrote on these forums,(Wuff?) jobs could be on the line, if you do not toe the party line, so play safe rather than sorry.
And last, but not least, it would enable the true trolls to be dealt with calmly and efficiently. Some members got a ban last night, who should not have done; one or two others escaped remarkably unscathed who should have been nailed. Anybody who asks 'what do you swallow' deserves all they get. Looking at you,******