I just thought it might be good to start our own discussion about Saga of L and its apparent marketing direction.
It appears to me upon review that we have given this title probably more attention than it deserves at this point due to rather .....aggressive shall we say? .... attitude toward marketing this game.
Its not really new. Most hardcore and PvP games tend to be this way, and I understand that. But this game/ person seems to be taking this a step further. There seems to be no attempt to entice those who might be sitting on the fence or those who just want to maybe try it and see whats up.
The attitude seems to be: give us your money, if you like it fine, if you don't f*** off!
Generally I understand when a niche game says this is what we are making and it may not be for you. For me that was Repop, but I liked the devs and was willing to give it a go. Not my style but in the end I respect their vision. And I also will defend a game that says it is for a certain type of gamer and if you aren't that type you probably won't like it.
In other words treat each person as an individual, and don't lump us all together as " F2P cry babies"
I am also a bit surprised that this PR person seems to have been given a soapbox by this site to say whatever comes out of his mouth, but as per usual, the forum mods have come down heavy, when it comes to actually disagreeing with someone who apparently is part of a dev team. It just smacks of lets kiss their ass and screw the people who come here regularly to post.
End of the day, this whole thing has left a bad taste in my mouth concerning gaming. There really seems to be a huge divide, where I previously, naively assumed that we all had the basic goals in mind. But it seems we are now pitting gamer vs. gamer in some type of popularity contest. Come to our side, the rest of those guys are ( carebears, PvP asshats etc.)
I suppose my question is does it have to be this way? Are we starting to make games in order to exclude others? Are we becoming a bunch of private clubs with requirement for membership? Will this type of game marketing succeed and will we see more of it?
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