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I won't be part of your demographic anymore, mmorpg.com.

Kaelano1Kaelano1 Peoria, ILMember Posts: 375

I don't want to be a statistic in the demographic for mmorpg.com anymore. While I understand this is a business, I find the whole experience here more a giant advertisement. You get paid to put up banners, "fix" scores with any implied meaning, heavily moderate forums with bias, provide excessively positive reviews on horrible material, and link sales to games you review. This site has no integrity, and when an advertiser looks at your statistics, I'd much prefer instead of (x) hits per day, you were to report (x-1).

 

This site was better in the past, and it has become a disgusting cash cow. I'm disappointed I've been part of the "numbers" of making this what it has become.

Comments

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAMember Posts: 1,784
    You should have posted your name so they'd know who you were...
  • AhnilatorAhnilator CANADUHMember Posts: 80 Uncommon
    cool story bro

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  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsMember Posts: 2,302 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Psychow
    You should have posted your name so they'd know who you were...

    Why, he is the great "User deleted". I see him around from time to time.

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  • winghaven1winghaven1 HafnarfjörðurMember Posts: 292 Uncommon

    It's all about money.

     

    What would you choose?

     

    Option 1 - Honesty. 

    NO MONEY.

    No profit.

     

    Option 2 - Deciept.

     

    HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY - FUUUUUUUUU. I CAN BUY EVERYTIN'! ! !!!!!

     

    + Money  = Fame  =  Population increase = Good stuff.

     

    -- 

     

    To me it's a obvious choice. I know some of you might go "Option 1. I am super good." But the thing is if you were actually given the option to get a huge chunk of money on one hand and little as none on the other. You would take the first one. 

    It's common human behaviour.

  • QuirhidQuirhid TampereMember Posts: 6,221 Uncommon
    Someone we wont miss, I bet.

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAMember Posts: 1,784
    Originally posted by BizkitNL
    Originally posted by Psychow
    You should have posted your name so they'd know who you were...

    Why, he is the great "User deleted". I see him around from time to time.

     

    I thought User Deleted was Creslin321.  He deleted his account.. :-(

  • ElirionLothElirionLoth Houston, TXMember Posts: 285 Uncommon
    Sad but very true. 
  • erinyserinys middelburgMember Posts: 393 Uncommon
    its true though.. sadly
  • GrimmxGrimmx SandefjordMember Posts: 189 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Deleted User
    I don't want to be a statistic in the demographic for mmorpg.com anymore. While I understand this is a business, I find the whole experience here more a giant advertisement. You get paid to put up banners, "fix" scores with any implied meaning, heavily moderate forums with bias, provide excessively positive reviews on horrible material, and link sales to games you review. This site has no integrity, and when an advertiser looks at your statistics, I'd much prefer instead of (x) hits per day, you were to report (x-1).   This site was better in the past, and it has become a disgusting cash cow. I'm disappointed I've been part of the "numbers" of making this what it has become.

     

    As long as you know how this works why worry about it?

    I personally dont buy games because of "reviews" or advertisment. Do you?

    If they earn alot of money on this forum i couldnt care less anyway, for me its a place to discuss gaming in general and get a heads up on games that i will play in the future.

     

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTMember Posts: 2,895 Uncommon

    So.....who was the mysterious OP?

    Edit: was Kaelano1

     

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAMember Posts: 10,910 Common

    Well crud. I didn't get to ask if I could have all their stuff.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,808 Epic
    Another one bites the dust. But will probably return under a new alias. It's all about the drama.

    "Winning" at EVE Online since May, 2007! 

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  • QuirhidQuirhid TampereMember Posts: 6,221 Uncommon

    It is curious though that he made a thread about this. I would've just deleted it and be done with it. Its like if someone really wanted to off himself/herself they wouldn't go around advertising it. Or maybe this is the note they leave behind...

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonMember Posts: 1,633 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Another one bites the dust. But will probably return under a new alias. It's all about the drama.

     

    Well how many alias' do you have Kyle.. if that is your real name image

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  • QuirhidQuirhid TampereMember Posts: 6,221 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Calerxes
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Another one bites the dust. But will probably return under a new alias. It's all about the drama.

     

    Well how many alias' do you have Kyle.. if that is your real name image

    Yeah! Out with it! How many?

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingMember Posts: 1,720 Uncommon
    Sad to say, but the OP is 100% accurate.

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  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVMember Posts: 5,135 Uncommon
    Originally posted by stragen001
    Sad to say, but the OP is 100% accurate.

    This ^

  • GrimmxGrimmx SandefjordMember Posts: 189 Uncommon
    Originally posted by stragen001
    Sad to say, but the OP is 100% accurate.

    I agree, but is it possible to enter any gaming web community theese days that doesnt profit on "objective reviews" and advertisment?

    My point is that as long as you are aware about whats going on it doesnt matter.

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