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3.3 / 10 on Metacritic.

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  • raistlinmraistlinm new orleans, LAMember Posts: 673
    Originally posted by Eazydzzz
    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews?sort-by=date&num_items=100   Just thought I would share.   A 3.3 seems a little high.  I am pretty angry about spending $40 on MoP!

    I wish metyacritic was coded like the games are meaning unless you enter your game code you can't enter a score we've seen too many examples where we know for a fact people are simply over or under rating games for whatever ulterior motive they have.

  • JoeyMMOJoeyMMO SomewhereMember Posts: 1,326
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    3.3 eh?  So does that bring up WOW's overall score?

     It's up to 3.9 now. Looks like it might do better than D3. Not much better, but better. Dunno why there is so much hate already. People react like that when they buy a game and then can't play it at launch day. Oh well, it happens. Let's see what kind of scores they'll be getting tomorrow.

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  • gwei1984gwei1984 ViennaMember Posts: 408 Uncommon
    Originally posted by GoldenArrow
    People are just trolling at MoP, wait for critics :j

    Yeah, the 9-10 critic rates will be coming in soon. As soon as the paycheck from Blizzard arrives. Fortunately the last one from Arenanet arrived also in time.

    Hodor!

  • Ambros123Ambros123 Neverneverland, TNMember Posts: 877

    When it comes to games like D3 and MoP I don't trust Metacritic worh a crap as people would more likely give it a negative review because they simply hate the game.  TSW might have some fair ratings as it is a more nitche crowd but with MoP haters in droves would vote negatively for the sheer pleasure of it having a negative review even though they never played or bought the game.

    Not saying MoP is good or bad, didn't buy it and have no intrest in it, but that metacritic is highly unrealiable when top notch popular games like WoW.

  • SukiyakiSukiyaki Member Posts: 1,443 Uncommon

    There is a reason why some shops have many boxes and even the collector edition left in their shelves and some shops already threw  pricecuts on the game just 3 days after launch...

    I didnt expect the expansion sales to turn out THAT bad.

     

    Effectively lowering the server caps (likely fiddling with the caps through the "cross realm" server merge system) to fake longer queues  at least on a few server and adjusting server ratings (in multiple steps before the expasion, but they where still caught by player noticing their low servers suddenly where flagged medium for no reason) to fake more "high" or "medium" server on the realmlist, nor well compensated or bandwagoning "professional" reviews will change anything on it.

    But dont worry not in half a year like usual but already in 4 days MOP will release in China and all "the numbers" they used to throw at naive user will look much more rosy on paper this time again!

    "Hey I ignored all the fun content and played this game like a hamster because it was possible just spending long enough time in the wheel. Why are games so boring X-clones these days and can't be more like X? Im going back to grind repeatable tasks in X and hone my skills with some dice roles, waiting 14 months for the next paid content patch."
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAMember Posts: 2,926 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sukiyaki
    There is a reason why some shops have many boxes and even the collector edition left in their shelves and some shops already threw  pricecuts on the game just 3 days after launch... I didnt expect the expansion sales to turn out THAT bad.   Effectively lowering the server caps (likely fiddling with the caps through the "cross realm" server merge system) to fake longer queues  at least on a few server and adjusting server ratings (in multiple steps before the expasion, but they where still caught by player noticing their low servers suddenly where flagged medium for no reason) to fake more "high" or "medium" server on the realmlist, nor well compensated or bandwagoning "professional" reviews will change anything on it. But dont worry not in half a year like usual but already in 4 days MOP will release in China and all "the numbers" they used to throw at naive user will look much more rosy on paper this time again!

    This information isn't correct though. Maybe in your area you are still having stock on the game but where I live all the stores are sold out. There are quite a few servers on high and full currently, I know the queue on my server yesterday was around 3 hours. It surely isn't doing as well as previous expansions but it isn't doing bad by any means.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILMember Posts: 6,403
    Originally posted by Ren128 Seems like most scores are either very low (0-2) or very high (8-10) with hardly anything in-between, meaning MoP polarised people. 

    Meaning "another typical set of user ratings from Metacritic".

    Bear in mind, the majority of the gaming population sees only absolutes.  Yes (10) or No (1).  Whoever heard of a 4 or a 6?

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 In cyberspaaaaaaceMember Posts: 2,751 Uncommon

    lol a bunch of 10s and even more 0s. Remind me why metacritic user reviews are any better than official reviews?

  • bestiacorpusbestiacorpus Los Angeles, CAMember Posts: 114
    Originally posted by Eazydzzz
    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews?sort-by=date&num_items=100  

    it's metacritic...

    I want to see subscription numbers after the diablo3-WoW promo ends and the played time charts.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXMember Posts: 3,400 Uncommon

    Haters are gonna hate.  Other than a couple of bugs, like the double chat bug and a few bugs like keg smash not working right, but overall I haven't had much problems at all.  There was a 28 person queue when I went to eat and came back, but that only took about 2 minutes.  I'm level 49 right now on my monk, and I'm still having fun.  The monk quest every 10 levels is nice, as it makes a break in between the content someone like myself has already done (altoholics).  

     

    Edit: As far as launches go, the NA was one of the best I've seen since Dark Age of Camelot, which had really no problems, except a couple of bugs which were fixed in like 6 hours lol.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAMember Posts: 1,784
    Originally posted by mmoguy43
    lol a bunch of 10s and even more 0s. Remind me why metacritic user reviews are any better than official reviews?

     

    Because splurt's review of Zero "Game sucks Nuff said!" is quality research.

  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARMember Posts: 2,697

    I find a lot of times that there are movies I feel are pretty good quality and they get down in the mid to high 6s and low 7s. Although I've never once looked at metacritic before buying a game (I tend to look at the early information and pile it all together to decide. I'm almost never far off with my expectation.), but I've heard similar way off scores on games before.

     

    I'm not saying MoP is good or bad, I haven't tried it and I never will.

     

    But I think things like metacritic tend to be far more about popularity contests then anything else. If something is cool to hate, everyone hates it. If something is trendy to love everyone loves it. And the score is up to 4.0 now when I clicked the link just as a factual FYI.

  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARMember Posts: 2,697
    Originally posted by Panther2103
    Originally posted by Sukiyaki
    There is a reason why some shops have many boxes and even the collector edition left in their shelves and some shops already threw  pricecuts on the game just 3 days after launch... I didnt expect the expansion sales to turn out THAT bad.   Effectively lowering the server caps (likely fiddling with the caps through the "cross realm" server merge system) to fake longer queues  at least on a few server and adjusting server ratings (in multiple steps before the expasion, but they where still caught by player noticing their low servers suddenly where flagged medium for no reason) to fake more "high" or "medium" server on the realmlist, nor well compensated or bandwagoning "professional" reviews will change anything on it. But dont worry not in half a year like usual but already in 4 days MOP will release in China and all "the numbers" they used to throw at naive user will look much more rosy on paper this time again!

    This information isn't correct though. Maybe in your area you are still having stock on the game but where I live all the stores are sold out. There are quite a few servers on high and full currently, I know the queue on my server yesterday was around 3 hours. It surely isn't doing as well as previous expansions but it isn't doing bad by any means.

    This type of "information" is always funny to me. When GW2 was "sold out everywhere" according to a lot of people on these forums within the first couple days of launch, I went to 3 different stores in a very densely populated area near a large city and they all had tons of stock.

     

    It is just funny to always see the "It is sold out in my area so it is selling amazing" maybe your area expected little demand and only ordered 10 copies to begin with. No matter the reason (area is huge fan of the game, fewer copies were stocked, or exaggeration), a store being sold out is not real proof of everything. Just as there being copies in a store is proof of nothing at all.

     

    The better the numbers, the faster Blizzard will release them. It is how they work. When they hit a new milestone of subscriptions from getting their game back in China, they shout it from the roof top 2 seconds later. When for years the numbers slowly go down they never comment. The longer it takes them to come out with MoP numbers the less impressive they will be. The fact I haven't heard release day sales is one indication already. If we don't hear first weekend/first week sales it will be another.

  • expressoexpresso meMember Posts: 2,218 Uncommon
    We're up to 4.0 user score now, if we get to a 5.0 thats a damn good user score.
  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAMember Posts: 968 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sukiyaki
    There is a reason why some shops have many boxes and even the collector edition left in their shelves and some shops already threw  pricecuts on the game just 3 days after launch... I didnt expect the expansion sales to turn out THAT bad.   Effectively lowering the server caps (likely fiddling with the caps through the "cross realm" server merge system) to fake longer queues  at least on a few server and adjusting server ratings (in multiple steps before the expasion, but they where still caught by player noticing their low servers suddenly where flagged medium for no reason) to fake more "high" or "medium" server on the realmlist, nor well compensated or bandwagoning "professional" reviews will change anything on it. But dont worry not in half a year like usual but already in 4 days MOP will release in China and all "the numbers" they used to throw at naive user will look much more rosy on paper this time again!

    Tinfoil hats on everyone, we got us a conspiracy!

  • expressoexpresso meMember Posts: 2,218 Uncommon
    Originally posted by rygard49
    Originally posted by Sukiyaki
    There is a reason why some shops have many boxes and even the collector edition left in their shelves and some shops already threw  pricecuts on the game just 3 days after launch... I didnt expect the expansion sales to turn out THAT bad.   Effectively lowering the server caps (likely fiddling with the caps through the "cross realm" server merge system) to fake longer queues  at least on a few server and adjusting server ratings (in multiple steps before the expasion, but they where still caught by player noticing their low servers suddenly where flagged medium for no reason) to fake more "high" or "medium" server on the realmlist, nor well compensated or bandwagoning "professional" reviews will change anything on it. But dont worry not in half a year like usual but already in 4 days MOP will release in China and all "the numbers" they used to throw at naive user will look much more rosy on paper this time again!

    Tinfoil hats on everyone, we got us a conspiracy!

    Room for two?

  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAMember Posts: 2,408 Uncommon

    The fact that multiple people are giving it a 0 should prove how bad of a rating system metacritic is.  Just like mmorpg.com - any joe schmo can create an account and downgrade something.  In most cases these people haven't even played the game. 

    On the opposite end of the spectrum - reviewers from big name game review sites are completely biased due to advertisement money and their bosses briefing down their necks.  Look at SWTOR's reviews..

    Who should you believe?  Current WoW players.  They will be the most honest about how this xpac compares to previous ones.

  • Creslin321Creslin321 Baltimore, MDMember Posts: 5,359

    Metacridiots strike again...

    Derp derp derp, I couldn't logon once...I give this game A ZERO!!!!

    Are you team Azeroth, team Tyria, or team Jacob?

  • OnigodOnigod Noord-HollandMember Posts: 736 Uncommon

    I dont play WoW but all these "tards" buying MOP and then wanting to procceed with their pve expeirience are ''tards"

     

    this expansion focusses HEAVILY on PVP PVP PVP PVP PVP PVP PVP PVP PVP  BALANCING

     

    UNDERSTAND?

  • sr7olsnipersr7olsniper Alhambra, CAMember Posts: 206 Uncommon
    Originally posted by TheHavok
    The fact that multiple people are giving it a 0 should prove how bad of a rating system metacritic is.  Just like mmorpg.com - any joe schmo can create an account and downgrade something.  In most cases these people haven't even played the game.  On the opposite end of the spectrum - reviewers from big name game review sites are completely biased due to advertisement money and their bosses briefing down their necks.  Look at SWTOR's reviews.. Who should you believe?  Current WoW players.  They will be the most honest about how this xpac compares to previous ones.

    To be fair this expansion is the best one yet. They story is nice, the dungeons are fun and have raidish mechanics , and there is enough exploration to be done for achievements or battle pets. Is the game a 10? No, no game is perfect so that just shows that giving numerical values to an opinion based system is just stupid.

    At least with a sub game they know that people won't tolerate bullshit and leave. With anet we have no recourse but to buy our own lube so our assholes don't get too stretched out from getting bent over a table at Anets will. - Hrimnir

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYMember Posts: 3,677 Uncommon
    Lol those aren't even reviews. Those are just trolls, people who obviously have nothing better to do than hate WoW.

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  • zaylinzaylin Olympia, WAMember Posts: 792 Uncommon
    Originally posted by FrodoFragins
    It seems metacritic attracts a lot of angry people.  D3 being online only and having a RMAH doomed the scores of anything else Blizzard releases after.  I have no interes tin MoP, but that doesn't mean I'm going to go and post a low score in a review for it.   It's also another example of how metacritic has zero affect on sales and neither does it reflect true consumer reactions.

    Yep

    I can go make 20 fake emails,then go make 20 accounts on metacittic and either give a product a krappy score,or a good one.

     

  • slickbizzleslickbizzle Matthews, NCMember Posts: 464
    Originally posted by expresso
    We're up to 4.0 user score now, if we get to a 5.0 thats a damn good user score.

    You work for Blizzard?  That's the only way I can comprehend the "we" thing.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAMember Posts: 2,646
    Originally posted by zaylin
    Originally posted by FrodoFragins
    It seems metacritic attracts a lot of angry people.  D3 being online only and having a RMAH doomed the scores of anything else Blizzard releases after.  I have no interes tin MoP, but that doesn't mean I'm going to go and post a low score in a review for it.   It's also another example of how metacritic has zero affect on sales and neither does it reflect true consumer reactions.

    Yep

    I can go make 20 fake emails,then go make 20 accounts on metacittic and either give a product a krappy score,or a good one.

     

    Thats quite an accusation.  I'm not surprised at the low score, since more people have quit WoW than are currently playing (Blizzard statement last year).  There are simply more people who don't like WoW than those who like it, in other words.

    Cataclysm was a really sucky expansion in any event.  This could be seen as subjective, but lets be objective.  This was the first time in WoW history when WoW subscriptions fell .. and not by a little bit .. they fell by a lot.

     

    Also game sales for MoP are down, which can be taken into consideration to the lack of interest.

     

    To your claim, someone can easily make 20 accounts on metacritic and give the game a perfect 10 out of 10 (which appears to be also happening just as easily).

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  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAMember Posts: 1,784
    Originally posted by zaylin
    Originally posted by FrodoFragins
    It seems metacritic attracts a lot of angry people.  D3 being online only and having a RMAH doomed the scores of anything else Blizzard releases after.  I have no interes tin MoP, but that doesn't mean I'm going to go and post a low score in a review for it.   It's also another example of how metacritic has zero affect on sales and neither does it reflect true consumer reactions.

    Yep

    I can go make 20 fake emails,then go make 20 accounts on metacittic and either give a product a krappy score,or a good one. 

     

    And so could 50 of your closest friends. That would be a significant number of user "reviews".

     

    It's really sad that people take something useful such as Metacritic and manipulate it causing it become useless (or just less usefull)  just to satisfy their own selfish agenda.

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