It started around early/mid May and like a few others here it’s gradually just killed my motivation to post. As everyone else has said, barely anyone ever actually downvotes. I had hundreds of items and several player models posted prior to all this happening that never once received a downvote regardless of quality, then that one day suddenly I’m getting 5+ on every new post. Certain more popular models that managed to creep back onto trending also got hit.
I’m taking a break currently in the hope that it stops. The fact it’s been going on now for over a month is crazy. I find it extremely hard to believe there’s any group of people this dedicated to just sitting here all day every day monitoring the trending tab in Tower Unite to downvote everything but I suppose weirder things have happened.
Something unusual of note is how consistent they are against player models, yet items are mostly unaffected. When it first started it seemed to affect items just as much, but now they’re hardly touched from what I can see.
@Suburban It’s any player model from anyone (with the exception of a certain individual) regardless of content. The longer your model is trending/most popular, the more it will be downvoted. Typically ends up with your model at about 50/50 likes and dislikes as that’s usually what it takes to bury it.
I think switching from trending to recently added is a good idea for now, even just to see what affect it has. It’s such a sucky situation that none of us can do anything about besides hope Steam hires Cole Phelps to come in and investigate.