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  • ste2000ste2000 Member EpicPosts: 6,194
    The OP must be new to the Internet.
    This is the most vanilla forum I visit.

  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,410
    DMKano said:
    Iselin said:
    DMKano said:
    Iselin said:
    DMKano said:
    Never forget that game companies are here to make a profitable product, not cater to your individual needs.




    Thats the reality of global economy.

    Even if you despise the above picture, how are you going to feed your family, make mortgage and car payments, take those vacations, buy xmas presents?

    Yep keep praising the almighty Dollar because THAT is why you can sit in your house and play games.

    Thats why devs and everyone keeps working "them jobs".

    The power of dollar is larger than life.

    It's also why the large corporate studios keep repeating the tried and true money makers instead of like, you know, taking chances.

    Maybe you should think of game design as an art form instead of yet another business enterprise. You're here presumably because you enjoy playing quality games not because you're interested in games as an investment opportunity aren't you?




    No I am here for the booze and chicks ;)
    How's that working out for you?
    “Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?” 
    ― CD PROJEKT RED

    "... the "influencers" which is the tech name we call sell outs now..."
    __ Wizardry, 2020
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,609
    edited January 2017
    kchisarik said:
    There is also a wonderful feature the site has which lets you go an IGNORE posts from anyone you find too negative/positive or even if you just dislike their name!
    Best thing I ever did was start to use this feature for certain (ok just one) people.
    Yes. More people should use it. In today's social environment people think it's ok to try and stop others from expressing their thoughts.  It's very much this thought purity that concerns me most about where we,as a society are going. 

    This site makes it simple. If you find someone else's speech disturbing simple hit that ignore button.  This way you can control what you choose to hear which is quite different from trying to control what others can say.
    I'll have to disagree with you here. It's not about them expressing their thoughts. They just have no idea "how" to express their thoughts in any way other than ...



    And then others have to bend around them and "ignore them" as opposed to them actually being good members of a community. Maybe even being adults and realizing that not every place is a place where people want to hear their nonsense.

    This happens in game as well. It's just a steady stream of trash.

    It's ok to express dissenting views. Even an excellent thing to do. But not in the manner that some people do it.
  • GdemamiGdemami Member EpicPosts: 12,175
    edited January 2017
    Iselin said:
    To whores screwing is just a business too.
    You do not have to be a whore to get screwed. Also, prostitution is legal in some countries.

    Is there supposed to be some point in your post...?
  • TENTINGTENTING Member UncommonPosts: 262
    Sovrath said:
    kchisarik said:
    There is also a wonderful feature the site has which lets you go an IGNORE posts from anyone you find too negative/positive or even if you just dislike their name!
    Best thing I ever did was start to use this feature for certain (ok just one) people.
    Yes. More people should use it. In today's social environment people think it's ok to try and stop others from expressing their thoughts.  It's very much this thought purity that concerns me most about where we,as a society are going. 

    This site makes it simple. If you find someone else's speech disturbing simple hit that ignore button.  This way you can control what you choose to hear which is quite different from trying to control what others can say.






    That looks so like me when I log into WoW! :D


     
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,410
    edited January 2017
    Gdemami said:
    Iselin said:
    To whores screwing is just a business too.
    You do not have to be a whore to get screwed. Also, prostitution is legal in some countries.

    Were you even making some point...?
    Well if you're so thick you need a roadmap... the point:

    Most screwing does not happen as a business enterprise. The fact that it can be monetized just like art can is irrelevant... it's not its raison d'etre.
    “Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?” 
    ― CD PROJEKT RED

    "... the "influencers" which is the tech name we call sell outs now..."
    __ Wizardry, 2020
  • GdemamiGdemami Member EpicPosts: 12,175
    edited January 2017
    Iselin said:
    Well if you're so thick you need a roadmap... the point:

    Most screwing does not happen as a business enterprise. The fact that it can be monetized just like art can is irrelevant... it's not its raison d'etre.
    Ah, so there is no point. Things just come out of you...
  • NephethNepheth Member RarePosts: 449
    edited January 2017
    On any thread on a particular game it's full of people complaining about that game even when it's clear they don't play it.  
    This! There are tons of people on this forum who bitch about the games which they didn't even play for years. I see those people especially on Eso, WoW and Gw2 forums. They bitch about every damn news and they don't even play the games which they talk about. They think those games still the same since they last played them years ago. Well I've got news for you! They don't...  I'm so sick of this. How can someone be that ignorant is beyond me.
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,184
    Sovrath said:
    kchisarik said:
    There is also a wonderful feature the site has which lets you go an IGNORE posts from anyone you find too negative/positive or even if you just dislike their name!
    Best thing I ever did was start to use this feature for certain (ok just one) people.
    Yes. More people should use it. In today's social environment people think it's ok to try and stop others from expressing their thoughts.  It's very much this thought purity that concerns me most about where we,as a society are going. 

    This site makes it simple. If you find someone else's speech disturbing simple hit that ignore button.  This way you can control what you choose to hear which is quite different from trying to control what others can say.
    I'll have to disagree with you here. It's not about them expressing their thoughts. They just have no idea "how" to express their thoughts in any way other than ...



    And then others have to bend around them and "ignore them" as opposed to them actually being good members of a community. Maybe even being adults and realizing that not every place is a place where people want to hear their nonsense.

    This happens in game as well. It's just a steady stream of trash.

    It's ok to express dissenting views. Even an excellent thing to do. But not in the manner that some people do it.
    Again... if in YOUR OPINION you dislike the manner that people express their views then use the damn ignore button and you will not have to see them.  Take charge of what YOU hear and see and stop worrying about controlling what others say.   It's a win/win.  

    The problem is that some aren't happy with that.  It's not enough to not hear what someone is saying.  They want to insure others can't say it at all... and that is a very disturbing direction to head.

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

    Proudly wearing the Harbinger badge since Dec 23, 2017. 

    Coined the phrase "Role-Playing a Development Team" January 2018

    "Oddly Slap is the main reason I stay in these forums." - Mystichaze April 9th 2018

    My ignore list finally has one occupant after 12 years. I am the strongest supporter of free speech on here, but free speech does not mean forced listening. Have fun my friend. Hope you find a new stalking target.

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,609
    edited January 2017
    Sovrath said:
    kchisarik said:
    There is also a wonderful feature the site has which lets you go an IGNORE posts from anyone you find too negative/positive or even if you just dislike their name!
    Best thing I ever did was start to use this feature for certain (ok just one) people.
    Yes. More people should use it. In today's social environment people think it's ok to try and stop others from expressing their thoughts.  It's very much this thought purity that concerns me most about where we,as a society are going. 

    This site makes it simple. If you find someone else's speech disturbing simple hit that ignore button.  This way you can control what you choose to hear which is quite different from trying to control what others can say.
    I'll have to disagree with you here. It's not about them expressing their thoughts. They just have no idea "how" to express their thoughts in any way other than ...



    And then others have to bend around them and "ignore them" as opposed to them actually being good members of a community. Maybe even being adults and realizing that not every place is a place where people want to hear their nonsense.

    This happens in game as well. It's just a steady stream of trash.

    It's ok to express dissenting views. Even an excellent thing to do. But not in the manner that some people do it.
    Again... if in YOUR OPINION you dislike the manner that people express their views then use the damn ignore button and you will not have to see them.  Take charge of what YOU hear and see and stop worrying about controlling what others say.   It's a win/win.  

    The problem is that some aren't happy with that.  It's not enough to not hear what someone is saying.  They want to insure others can't say it at all... and that is a very disturbing direction to head.
    Yes, in my opinion. Thing is though that some people have no social skills, and no idea how to act "in public".

    You can bet that if they were to go into a bank or some public place and "expressed their views" in the manner that they do in game/on websites that they would be removed.

    Know where you are, know what is considered acceptable behavior for that venue.
  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,211
    Self-Loathing
  • krulerkruler Member UncommonPosts: 589
    edited January 2017
    This site is not negative as such, its more that there is a lot of cynical people, I do not mean this to be an insult at all.

    I am a long time gamer, I'm approaching 50 and I do confess to being somewhat grumpy about the way the industry has  gone, but then I started gaming when everything was new and exciting, all be it somewhat crap due to tech limitations.


    But in that time I've been burnt more than once by certain big companies, left unimpressed by the actions of so called companies who think the tag Indie gives them the right to exploit the very lax controls over the industry, but I still have hope, I still play games, its just now I'm cynical as all hell and hate people on my lawn.

  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,184
    Sovrath said:
    Sovrath said:
    kchisarik said:
    There is also a wonderful feature the site has which lets you go an IGNORE posts from anyone you find too negative/positive or even if you just dislike their name!
    Best thing I ever did was start to use this feature for certain (ok just one) people.
    Yes. More people should use it. In today's social environment people think it's ok to try and stop others from expressing their thoughts.  It's very much this thought purity that concerns me most about where we,as a society are going. 

    This site makes it simple. If you find someone else's speech disturbing simple hit that ignore button.  This way you can control what you choose to hear which is quite different from trying to control what others can say.
    I'll have to disagree with you here. It's not about them expressing their thoughts. They just have no idea "how" to express their thoughts in any way other than ...



    And then others have to bend around them and "ignore them" as opposed to them actually being good members of a community. Maybe even being adults and realizing that not every place is a place where people want to hear their nonsense.

    This happens in game as well. It's just a steady stream of trash.

    It's ok to express dissenting views. Even an excellent thing to do. But not in the manner that some people do it.
    Again... if in YOUR OPINION you dislike the manner that people express their views then use the damn ignore button and you will not have to see them.  Take charge of what YOU hear and see and stop worrying about controlling what others say.   It's a win/win.  

    The problem is that some aren't happy with that.  It's not enough to not hear what someone is saying.  They want to insure others can't say it at all... and that is a very disturbing direction to head.
    Yes, in my opinion. Thing is though that some people have no social skills, and no idea how to act "in public".

    You can bet that if they were to go into a bank or some public place and "expressed their views" in the manner that they do in game/on websites that they would be removed.

    Know where you are, know what is considered acceptable behavior for that venue.
    The difference of course.. is that at a bank or in some public space there is no simple button you can hit to ignore people.  It really can't be made much easier than that.  If you find something disturbing because of what people say, how they say it.. or even the spelling of their name... simply hit the button and like magic you won't be bothered by them again!

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

    Proudly wearing the Harbinger badge since Dec 23, 2017. 

    Coined the phrase "Role-Playing a Development Team" January 2018

    "Oddly Slap is the main reason I stay in these forums." - Mystichaze April 9th 2018

    My ignore list finally has one occupant after 12 years. I am the strongest supporter of free speech on here, but free speech does not mean forced listening. Have fun my friend. Hope you find a new stalking target.

  • DemogorgonDemogorgon Member UncommonPosts: 346
    Because things are wrong? (Quick answer from the title)
  • XodicXodic Member EpicPosts: 1,138
    Iselin said:
    To whores screwing is just a business too.
    @Iselin is on a roll today.

    What would take me hours of explanation, he did in the form of a quip.
  • GdemamiGdemami Member EpicPosts: 12,175
    Slapshot1188 said:
    The difference of course.. is that at a bank or in some public space there is no simple button you can hit to ignore people.  It really can't be made much easier than that.  If you find something disturbing because of what people say, how they say it.. or even the spelling of their name... simply hit the button and like magic you won't be bothered by them again!
    Neither, ignoring nor crying, contributes to the purpose of the boards - discussion, does it?
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,410
    Gdemami said:
    Slapshot1188 said:
    The difference of course.. is that at a bank or in some public space there is no simple button you can hit to ignore people.  It really can't be made much easier than that.  If you find something disturbing because of what people say, how they say it.. or even the spelling of their name... simply hit the button and like magic you won't be bothered by them again!
    Neither, ignoring nor crying, contributes to the purpose of the boards - discussion, does it?
    It's all about the LOL button baby.
    “Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?” 
    ― CD PROJEKT RED

    "... the "influencers" which is the tech name we call sell outs now..."
    __ Wizardry, 2020
  • GdemamiGdemami Member EpicPosts: 12,175
    Iselin said:
    It's all about the LOL button baby.
    ..that or ignore. I take the best out of it and at least have a good laugh at your posts.
  • DemogorgonDemogorgon Member UncommonPosts: 346
    Iselin said:
    Gdemami said:
    Slapshot1188 said:
    The difference of course.. is that at a bank or in some public space there is no simple button you can hit to ignore people.  It really can't be made much easier than that.  If you find something disturbing because of what people say, how they say it.. or even the spelling of their name... simply hit the button and like magic you won't be bothered by them again!
    Neither, ignoring nor crying, contributes to the purpose of the boards - discussion, does it?
    It's all about the LOL button baby.
    Come on... you are better than that. XD
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,184
    Gdemami said:
    Slapshot1188 said:
    The difference of course.. is that at a bank or in some public space there is no simple button you can hit to ignore people.  It really can't be made much easier than that.  If you find something disturbing because of what people say, how they say it.. or even the spelling of their name... simply hit the button and like magic you won't be bothered by them again!
    Neither, ignoring nor crying, contributes to the purpose of the boards - discussion, does it?
    I agree and thus do not have anyone on ignore.  I also do not complain when someone posts things I don't agree with or in a manner I don't like.  It's certainly preferable to allow free interaction, but when one finds that distressing its better to simple ignore one person than to prevent that person from interacting with the entire community.. or one or both of the people leaving.

    As a society we are hurtling down a slide where we want to prevent anyone from saying anything which in any way we find offensive.  We aren't there yet.. but we are certainly much further down that road than we were a decade or so ago... and it's honestly petrifying.

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

    Proudly wearing the Harbinger badge since Dec 23, 2017. 

    Coined the phrase "Role-Playing a Development Team" January 2018

    "Oddly Slap is the main reason I stay in these forums." - Mystichaze April 9th 2018

    My ignore list finally has one occupant after 12 years. I am the strongest supporter of free speech on here, but free speech does not mean forced listening. Have fun my friend. Hope you find a new stalking target.

  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,410
    Gdemami said:
    Iselin said:
    It's all about the LOL button baby.
    ..that or ignore. I take the best out of it and at least have a good laugh at your posts.
    Yeah. You're a great contributor here. The space you occupy is totally justified. We all rely on your LOLs to level up.
    “Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?” 
    ― CD PROJEKT RED

    "... the "influencers" which is the tech name we call sell outs now..."
    __ Wizardry, 2020
  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,668
    I see the site as being more half the people think the game they have never played is the greatest thing ever, and the other half that have never played think its the worst game ever made.
  • SaunZSaunZ Member UncommonPosts: 472
    OMG!  I hope peepz don't see me as too whiny when I complain?

    Sz  :)
  • GdemamiGdemami Member EpicPosts: 12,175
    Slapshot1188 said:
    As a society we are hurtling down a slide where we want to prevent anyone from saying anything which in any way we find offensive.
    Do you realize that is precisely what you are doing here...?


  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,565
    I can also say that a large part of our regular forum commenters come from the outcry against SWG when it underwent massive changes years ago. We saw a flood of traffic to our forums from there, and that particular event in MMO history created more anger than any other.

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