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Astroturfing?

KedoremosKedoremos Nashua, NHPosts: 435Member

Oh man I gotta get this off my chest.

There seems to be a disproportionate amount of forum posts for this game.

Everytime I hit the front page there's a new post in one of the Wushu forums.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing

 

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  • BiskopBiskop AvalonPosts: 709Member
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,267Member Uncommon

     

  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,395Member Uncommon
    It's a new, decent sandboxy MMO with no spaceships. Of course it's popular on this site.
  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member

    If a game is asian, hyped and new, remember the name is Age of Wushu!

     

     

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,642Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kedoremos

    Oh man I gotta get this off my chest.

    There seems to be a disproportionate amount of forum posts for this game.

    Everytime I hit the front page there's a new post in one of the Wushu forums.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing

    It seems like genuine interest, though. bcbully, GreyKodiak, Biskop and the other avid fans of AoW seem pretty on the level, and their posts seem to be sincere enthusaism.

    If anything, bcbully posts are a breath of fresh air around here, as we all have MMOs that we enjoy playing, but it's rare to ever see someone post about the great time they just had in a game. I wish more people did that.

     

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
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  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    so people are posting stuff about a new and up coming MMO and you think its the company doing it lol..
  • GrayKodiakGrayKodiak Nada, FLPosts: 576Member

    You got me, I am a shill for snail. They were going to use me to smooth out the english translations into something resembling a passable experience, but then they decided that they would keep the old 1990's bad translated wushu movie feel in place...so they sent me out to this message bored. Where 40 people see a post I make and I get payed 10 cents a view...just this post I am going to make $00.65.

     

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member

    This isn't GW2. These are real people discussing the game...

     

    Edit: Except GrayKodiak...

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    It's just a decent game that isn't like any of the other clone themeparks, all the people I see posting are just talking about a game they enjoy, not saying its going to destroy WoW or change the earth, it's refreshing. I have played for a bit and can see the comments are genuine, talking about both strong points and weaker points to the game.
     
    It's nice to see a game arrive with no hype, and have people just show some joy at discovering something different.
  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member


    Originally posted by GrayKodiak
    You got me, I am a shill for snail. They were going to use me to smooth out the english translations into something resembling a passable experience, but then they decided that they would keep the old 1990's bad translated wushu movie feel in place...so they sent me out to this message bored. Where 40 people see a post I make and I get payed 10 cents a view...just this post I am going to make $00.65.
    I only count for half a person. Sorry about that, Gray :)

    (00.65 @ 00.10/view = 6 and 1/2 views?)

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR

  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCPosts: 1,059Member
    Remember this is a classic game ( as Nine Scrolls Manual) in Asia released here in the west in an attempt to open up a market. They don't have a big enough budget to buy astroturfing specialists. I am not surprised that it is proving popular here on this site. That's because the forums are populated by a lot of disenchanted veteran MMO players looking for something outside the typical themepark mold. This game has features in spades if not the most modern graphics (understandable considering the age.) 
  • GdemamiGdemami Beau VallonPosts: 7,860Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Kedoremos

    Oh man I gotta get this off my chest.There seems to be a disproportionate amount of forum posts for this game.Everytime I hit the front page there's a new post in one of the Wushu forums. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing 

    Nah, the game has some rabid fanboys active on these boards but still does not attract enough attention to generate negative posts.

    You can see same pattern with other smaller, indie games.

  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIPosts: 1,122Member
    Originally posted by Kedoremos

    Oh man I gotta get this off my chest.

    There seems to be a disproportionate amount of forum posts for this game.

    Everytime I hit the front page there's a new post in one of the Wushu forums.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing

     

    It's a game that invites plenty of discussion.  There is nothing sinister happening here.  I remember when there were about 3 of us posting regularly about this game.  Now others have taken notice, they are discussing it.  Most of the threads I've seen have been relevent and have spawned healthy discussion.

    If in 1982 we played with the current mentality, we would have burned down all the pac man games since the red ghost was clearly OP. Instead we just got better at the game.
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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by Crazy_Stick
    Remember this is a classic game ( as Nine Scrolls Manual) in Asia released here in the west in an attempt to open up a market. They don't have a big enough budget to buy astroturfing specialists. I am not surprised that it is proving popular here on this site. That's because the forums are populated by a lot of disenchanted veteran MMO players looking for something outside the typical themepark mold. This game has features in spades if not the most modern graphics (understandable considering the age.) 

    I was pleasantly surprised by the graphics, shame there is no day/night, weather, but some of the vista are very impressive.

  • TottalTottal Davis, CAPosts: 3Member
    Heck, I like the game, and now that I can play without the bizarre one-hour limitation (thanks for the beta key), I'll be glad to pick up testing it again. I hope they don't mind me pointing out all the Google Translate errors, because that's mostly what I have issues with. Maybe if the game were translated properly, I'd be able to find more mechanics problems, but let's start by making the game comprehensible.
  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCPosts: 1,059Member
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by Crazy_Stick
    Remember this is a classic game ( as Nine Scrolls Manual) in Asia released here in the west in an attempt to open up a market. They don't have a big enough budget to buy astroturfing specialists. I am not surprised that it is proving popular here on this site. That's because the forums are populated by a lot of disenchanted veteran MMO players looking for something outside the typical themepark mold. This game has features in spades if not the most modern graphics (understandable considering the age.) 

    I was pleasantly surprised by the graphics, shame there is no day/night, weather, but some of the vista are very impressive.

     

    I've been trying to get a confirmation but word is the game is four years old in the east. In consideration I think the graphics do well. In the west we are supposed to be a like a patch behind them.

  • GrayKodiakGrayKodiak Nada, FLPosts: 576Member
    yea there is graphical update which I care not one whit about. I mean bring it but it is not gonna make or break the game for anyone.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,267Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GrayKodiak
    yea there is graphical update which I care not one whit about. I mean bring it but it is not gonna make or break the game for anyone.

    I can do without game play is great on my old pc atm.

  • AfterlifeAfterlife Dover, DEPosts: 256Member
    Can't quote but to the guy two posts above, the game launched in china June or July last year.
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