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I spend some time every day looking at the posts on this website. I have played tons and tons of games, in the past to present, from d2 to eq to swg to wow up all the way to d3 and PoE. The difference I'm noticing is that people are getting so critical lately about games and how they are made, instead of simply trying them when they come out.. The concept of mincing the game with little inspection knives and critical judgements before they are even in beta or released is just absurd to me. I am the gamer, they are the developers, just try what they wish to give out before telling them what is wrong with the game, or what has to be changed to fit the type of gamer that you represent.
It seems bias is the name of the forum game. I hardly ever see any posts on how Great a game is, let alone when you do see this you also see 50 trolls bashing the OP underneath about what they hate in the game. Since examples are always being thrown out, nay, demanded by people reading these posts, I'll give you a few.
Diablo 3 - RMAH IS RUINED IT. Diablo 3 dev's listened to d2 fanboys and made a reformated d2, boring. Diablo 3 gave me 125 hours of gameplay and now I am officially bored.
SWTOR - This game has nothing in comparison to the old SWG. Endgame is lacking terribly, needs more content to be fun. Going free to play is basically saying "we give up"
ESO - OMG why are they instancing all this instead of making it a sandbox full..... and truly, this seems to be the ONLY complaint on this game, but it seems ridiculously heavy.
These statements, are not wrong or right, they are just biased assumptions from what people expect compared to what they get. They read ahead to get info on it before it's even released, or they play the game and are over critical on how to make it. Some say, how else are they going to know how to make the game better, or to save it if the player doesn't inform them of issues? .... Oh I don't know, by assuming they are even making the game itself, I'm sure they at least have a slight inclination of what they expect out of their own game compared to what you expect. Maybe just let them try? My point? I'll get to it -
Take a risk. You'd be amazed at how enjoyable a game can be when you hear nothing of it. I am not a fan of betas, or a fan of looking up every facet of the game before it comes out to be "ready to play". Do I inspect the game a little before buying? Of course, cautious never hurts, but I only read what the dev's want me to read, I do not enjoy reading fanbase players who either pro or con it. That generates bias in your own very mind before even playing the game. Why terrorize yourself over a video game, on whether it will be popular, innovative or a piece of crap.
I went against my own rules, and heard the bad details about d3 and gw2. I did not play either, until feb/march of this year, because I myself proclaimed to others that D3 is a piece of crap that never stood a chance, and gw2 was a fail game that immitated WoW and their only possible Pro is that it's non subscription. Wow was I wrong. I tried D# with my wife, we are having the most fun we've ever had since d2 playing together. We didn't, and don't care, one bit about how many people are playing it, because the population doesn't drive us, the fun value does. GW2 - What a beautiful game. We call the maps "Dora the Explorer" and have a blast just finding every little nook and cranny in every zone. The cons to both? Why would I possibly say them? To deter others the same way they tried to deter me in the posts? No thanks, we got PLENTY of time played in both games, well worth our 60 bucks paid on each, so there should be no value in complaining about what it is missing considering it already gave us what we wanted - Fun.
Do some games just completely fall ahead of time and we wished we would've seen warning signs? Not really, because I tried the game, spent hours on it giving it the just try it deserves, and if it fails, no need to bash it. That is what the dev's wanted me to experience, and experiencing it was the true reason to even playing it.
So many people expect so much out of games nowadays. I remember buying n64 games and crapping my little pants over how awesome the graphics were, not considering any of the play value. There we not betas on consoles, and the only hype you could get was from Nintendo Power. Now though, you have so many websites, so many forums and posts telling you what to HATE about upcoming games that it's disgusting. This is what I tell everyone nowadays when I see incessant ranting about how boring they find it
- It's truly not the game that is boring, it is yourself. You could have an infinite amount of fun in a video game, doesn't matter how bad it is, it just depends on how you interpret it yourself. Boring game is not boring, gamer is bored.[mod edit]