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Prophecy complete!

KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,702
Many years ago when this site began broadening it's focus from MMORPGs to games in increasingly outside of it's core including even single player titles I jokingly said it was only a matter of time before they started covering sports games like Madden because, you know, they had 22 "players" on the field.

With the recent news story regarding the leaked EA FIFA internal document we've finally reached the bottom of the slippery slope.



As was once first said almost 2000 years ago


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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,742
    Huh? What did I miss this time?

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR


  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 15,058
    edited April 29
    I think the article had wider implications for gaming and how companies behave and therefore was a good pick for the site, as I am sure Kyleran realises but the prophecy is fullfed all the same. :)
    tzervo
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,702
    Scot said:
    I think the article had wider implications for gaming and how companies behave and therefore was a good pick for the site, as I am sure Kyleran realises but the prophecy is fullfed all the same. :)
    Well yeah, but I really wanted to use that slippery slope GIF, it was perfect considering how often the phrase has been used here, expect to see it again.

    ;)
    tzervoRexKushmanKidRiskXodicUngoodScotAlBQuirky

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    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing FO76 at the moment.

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 8,296
    It is kinda odd how MMOs just stopped.....The main ones now were made years ago: ESO, BDO, GW2, WoW, etc etc etc......If we wanted to stay in touch with games we had to go outside of that MMORPG box...There just isn't anything there.
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  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,951
    Good job on the predictions Kyleran :-)


    Not that I'd say the article is about Fifa directly, and more about one of the largest game publishers in the world confirming that they're greedy fucks.
    GdemamiAlBQuirky
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,823
    edited April 29
    I have a good one ..

      On this site , in i believe was 2007 -08, When Scot Hartsman and his side kick decided it would be great to set up an EQ2 server that offered every item for cash ..

       I said it was a slippery slope then that the entire genre would slip down ..

     Fought for pages here with some real idiots that thought it was a great idea..

      Yes .. we have Scot Hartsman to thx for RMT ... what a dick
    GdemamiAlBQuirkyTheocritus
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 15,567
    Lottery numbers for tomorrow night please.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,823
    Iselin said:
    Lottery numbers for tomorrow night please.

    312, 901, 764, 718,305 ...  1$ 1$  Nite
    KyleranAlBQuirky
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,689
    edited April 29
    Scorchien said:
    I have a good one ..

      On this site , in i believe was 2007 -08, When Scot Hartsman and his side kick decided it would be great to set up an EQ2 server that offered every item for cash ..

       I said it was a slippery slope then that the entire genre would slip down ..

     Fought for pages here with some real idiots that thought it was a great idea..

      Yes .. we have Scot Hartsman to thx for RMT ... what a dick

    We have the players to thank for RMT.

    Scot Hartsman didn't start selling items and gold for Everquest on ebay.
    BruceYeetzervoAlBQuirky
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,823
    Sovrath said:
    Scorchien said:
    I have a good one ..

      On this site , in i believe was 2007 -08, When Scot Hartsman and his side kick decided it would be great to set up an EQ2 server that offered every item for cash ..

       I said it was a slippery slope then that the entire genre would slip down ..

     Fought for pages here with some real idiots that thought it was a great idea..

      Yes .. we have Scot Hartsman to thx for RMT ... what a dick

    We have the players to thank for RMT.

    Scot Hartsman didn't start selling items and gold for Everquest on ebay.

    SH introduced into the Dev stream .. The other activity was illegal and punishable by BAn , which did happen at times ..

     SH made it legal thru game rules for such transactions ..

     So yea hes a fucking POS that the Industry is better off with out
    BruceYeeGdemami
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,934
    Yeah this site was not leaning like it usually does on marketing business partners,this was at least imo just an article about the dubious activity of developers.
    Besides that this article was not of this sites doing ,i read it two days prior somewhere else ,maybe it was game industry biz or some site like that i forget.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,689
    Scorchien said:
    Sovrath said:
    Scorchien said:
    I have a good one ..

      On this site , in i believe was 2007 -08, When Scot Hartsman and his side kick decided it would be great to set up an EQ2 server that offered every item for cash ..

       I said it was a slippery slope then that the entire genre would slip down ..

     Fought for pages here with some real idiots that thought it was a great idea..

      Yes .. we have Scot Hartsman to thx for RMT ... what a dick

    We have the players to thank for RMT.

    Scot Hartsman didn't start selling items and gold for Everquest on ebay.

    SH introduced into the Dev stream .. The other activity was illegal and punishable by BAn , which did happen at times ..

     SH made it legal thru game rules for such transactions ..

     So yea hes a fucking POS that the Industry is better off with out

    I'd say that developers were spending a lot of time and money trying to stop people from buying items and they finally realized that "other" people were not only buying items but also making money on their work.

    Think about it, how much time and energy does it take a studio to find and legitimately ban hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of players buying gold or items.

    It's an uphill battle that they can't win and it's unfair they have to spend time and resources battling these people as well as getting rid of players.

    No, they figured that if players wanted to spend money then the developers would be able to offer more value for their effort.

    All they are doing is giving a segment of the gaming population what they want and they are able to profit from it as opposed to throw money away right and left battling players.

    Of course, they still ban people, and then we hear players scream "I've been banned unfairly."

    Whether that's true or not.

    They can't win. Either spend a lot of their money stopping players which is just a faucet of throwing away money or spend their money appeasing a segment of the population and actually getting a return.
    GdemamitzervoAlBQuirkyUngood
  • RungarRungar Member RarePosts: 478
    edited April 30
    Unfortunately I think I may have started this avalanche inadvertently back in 2000ish. I sold my lv 55 EQ cleric to some guy in Australia for $500 bucks on ebay. The beginning of the end. 

    now I have become destroyer of worlds....
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  • GrymmoireGrymmoire Member UncommonPosts: 68
    Iselin said:
    Lottery numbers for tomorrow night please.

    0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

    There you go you just have to arrange them!
    YashaXAlBQuirkyScot
  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 3,287
    edited April 30
    I think they can go lower. Just follow the industry example:

    I mean they already sold out and couldn't care less about the integrity of the games. They went from banning people to selling it themselves. I wouldn't be surprised to see them sell bot programs or cheats or well anything at this point.

    We already crossed the point of no return and it's all about monetization over merit, greed over gameplay, convenience over community, and turning players into payers.
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  • Sid_ViciousSid_Vicious Member RarePosts: 2,173
    37k posts... wowzers... hopefully you have a good diet or something as sitting at a computer as much as you do has got to be taxing...
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,702
    Naw, I write most of these sitting in the loo.

    ;)
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    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing FO76 at the moment.

    Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions. Pvbs 18:2, NIV

    Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 8,296
    Scorchien said:
    I have a good one ..

      On this site , in i believe was 2007 -08, When Scot Hartsman and his side kick decided it would be great to set up an EQ2 server that offered every item for cash ..

       I said it was a slippery slope then that the entire genre would slip down ..

     Fought for pages here with some real idiots that thought it was a great idea..

      Yes .. we have Scot Hartsman to thx for RMT ... what a dick

    SOE was constantly looking for every possible way to squeeze money from its playerbase....Their greed was a big reason why I gave up on their games.
    AlBQuirky
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