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People care about the Hype meter?
Color me surprised.
Originally posted by turinmacleod People care about the Hype meter? Color me surprised. T
When you make MMORPG.com your #1 source for all MMO news and development then Id say hype meter has to hold some value.
Don't really care about the meter or what's on it.
Try not taking things so seriously, you will be happier.
Also, it is possible that there are people who are looking forward to the game.
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What others are saying is imo the right answer.Don't worry about a meaningless hype meter ,it should have no effect on what games you play anyhow because your choices would be your own or i hope they are.
For the record,i do not for one second believe mmorpg has any influence on the hype meter but at the same time it is a poorly implemented tool.
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Originally posted by M4ko Originally posted by turinmacleod People care about the Hype meter? Color me surprised. T
More like your #1 source for being late with all breaking news relating to anything MMO.
In order to accuse a game of 'hype meter manipulation' then 2 things need to be true.
1) The games hype meter would need to reflect a drastic fluctuation in the hype meter in a short period of time.
2) There needs to be a coordinated effort to target mmorpg.com hype meter to actually 'manipulate' the meter.
I've been following ToA since January 2013 and none of these are true for ToA. Trials of Ascension has been consistently between 8.08-8.15 for the last 12-15 months and there haven't been ANY threads within the ToA forums to get people to hype-up the meter.
Originally posted by M4ko THen why is this game in top 10 games on MMORPG .com list?
Because....you didn't use your common sense. So its not manipulated, so its based on some DATA coming from this website. Now I automatically assume its gotta be comments and forum posts related to this game.
So, following common sense. I go to this forum..Lets see, 1 recent post with 88 replies..hmm thats quite a lot. compare this to some other game forums. yes seems like quite a lot.....
Wow mystery solved and we didnt even call Scooby.......
If you continue to make sweeping statements like you know what everyone everywhere thinks about a certain topic then I am going to shout at you.It easy to type 'I think this is the worst game ever'Rather than the 'This is the worst game ever'
The hype meter is based on people who rate the game's hype. Generally speaking, bigger games with more publicity are going to have more fans, but also more haters. So while a bigger game might get 1,000 perfect 10 hype scores (just to use random numbers) it will also get 1,000 perfect 0s bring it in at an average of 5.
A smaller game, most people aren't going to bother even looking at it let alone taking their time to bad mouth it. Only the real fans are generally going to come and rate it's hype. So there might be only 100 perfect 10s and then 10 perfect 0s which would make it what? like a 9 or something? lol I don't feel like figuring out, but you get the idea.
I'm pretty sure the hype meter is based on the same thing as the post-launch player review score which is just average score. Has nothing to do with the amount of page hits or anything.