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Kind of turning the question around, but there were a couple of companies I would buy a game from, sight unseen. BioWare for example.
Not any more. I don't care how successful the company has been in the past, I'm never going to pre-order a game, or buy one, without it first being released with good reviews. I haven't kept track of individual developers, but the same goes for them. I don't care how good or bad their previous games were. I won't buy anything until it is officially released, and has good reviews.
Garriot could be an exception. Reading an interview with him in the Austin Chronicle, where he stated that Tabula Rasa was revolutionary, etc, etc, made me think he is just a liar, or a marketing exec. Not to be trusted.
------------RIP City of Heroes. One of my favorite MMO's.
I played WoW up until WotLK, played RoM for 2 years and now Rift.I am F2P player. I support games when I feel they deserve my money and I want the items enough.I don't troll, and I don't take kindly to trolls.
Mostly EA, everytime i see that label in any product in the store, i've put it back in the shelf.
Originally posted by Rossboss I don't really judge based on Developers. I base my decisions on IP and the Demo they put out. I like to think there are more developers than just the lead developers or their companies. It would be kind of wrong to judge the outcome of a game based on the Lead Developer for the project. It would be like blaming the "Leeroy Jenkins" incident on the guy who started up the group or the guild leader because they let the guy come in the first place. Sometimes you can see it from a mile away but most of the time, it's an honest mistake or a misread action.
Lead devs dictate major game function and design. Greg Street (WoW) for instance, is pompous and has a tendancy to tell players what fun is. Despite what players say, he only cares about his vision of the game.
Originally posted by olepi Kind of turning the question around, but there were a couple of companies I would buy a game from, sight unseen. BioWare for example.
That is never a good policy. Things change.
Originally posted by Dexter2010
And i care only about my fun. Either he matches what i like, or he can find players elsewhere.
All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.
I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.
I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.
I don't hate much, but I hate Apple© with a passion. If Steve Jobs was alive, I would punch him in the face.
Company "Stay the hell away from it" list.
1. Bigpoint - (They don't make games, they make interactive, graphical cash shops.)
2. EA - (If you need a reason for this one, please take up skydiving without a parachute.)
3. Bioware - (Yes bioware, they are a shell company for EA now.)
Developer "This guy should be removed from the genepool" list.
1. Richard Garriot - (The mentally insane developer of legened. He made one good game, then apparently went batsh*t crazy. Like Garry Buicy crazy.)
2. Mark Jacobs - (Made the biggest catastrophy of a AAA budget mmo, overhyped it to hell and back, then delievered an atrocity of a game that even a lobotomy couldn't remove it my memory.)
There are likely a few more on both lists, but off the top of my head, these are the ones that are so bad, that I can't forget them.
To find an intelligent person in a PUG is not that rare, but to find a PUG made up of "all" intelligent people is one of the rarest phenomenons in the known universe.
"going into arguments with idiots is a lost cause, it requires you to stoop down to their level and you can't win"
I don't usually fault individual developers as they are usually just part of a team being lead by a studio that is being overseen by a publisher. This is why I can not name individual developers as they've all had hits and misses. As for development studios and publishers I can name a couple I would not consider buying from. EA and Cryptic Studios mainly are on my personal black list. I also have many I'm leary of but they haven't made it impossible for me to take any game with their name on the box seriously like EA and Cryptic Studios.
"As you read these words, a release is seven days or less away or has just happened within the last seven days those are now the only two states youll find the world of Tyria."...Guild Wars 2
Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes.That way, if they get angry, they'll be a mile away... and barefoot.
Jay Wilson. I will never buy another Blizzard game.
EA is also on the ban list.
Any game made or published by EA - too bad they published The secret world,I would have liked to try itTrion games for now - still annoyed by how they changed a two faction game (RIFT) into a game where faction does not count , just because they were unable to balance the numbers of players
company on my ban list is EA
dev or leading person on my ban list is Jay Wilson.
Originally posted by nariusseldon Originally posted by Dexter2010
My sentiments exactly.
Originally posted by Gravarg SOE is the only developer on my blacklist. There are others that I approach cautiously, but only SOE gets an outright ban on my harddrive I have no clue how they're still in business. Every game they've ever touched was ruined by them or was broke and never fixed from the very begining.
QFT! I agree 100% with this statement.
"In the immediate future, we have this one, and then weve got another one that is actually going to be so were going to have, what we want to do, is in January, what were targeting to do, this may or may not happen, so you cant hold me to it. But what were targeting to do, is have a fun anniversary to the Ilum shenanigans that happened. An alien race might invade, and they might crash into Ilum and there might be some new activities that happen on the planet." ~Gabe Amatangelo