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My understanding is that Soul Bound Studios, and Caspian directly, has been very transparent and open with their community so far, keeping them up to date on the good and the bad, far more then a lot of other game companies have done or do at all, hence why so may people seem to know so much about what they are doing and get to sit around an play arm-chair developer with them.Wellspring said:Sure, the developer of the game has the most knowledge of what is going on. But, that doesn't mean they are willing to share that info publicly.Vrika said:If you accept that they have things under control you might end up buying something from them and losing your money if they can't deliver, whereas running around like a headless chicken is free.Accepting that if they say they have things under control, that they have things under control, is a whole lot better then running around like a chicken with head chopped off screaming the whole game is gonna die, when you really have no idea.cjmarsh said:You're basically arguing that willful ignorance is alright as long as it comes with a positive mentality. But if you don't want to admit things because they are negative then how will you ever change or inspire the change you really want? People aren't pessimistic because they enjoy it, they're pessimistic because they have a vision of something that works better and want to see it realized.But see, it's not True, until it happens, right now, it's nothing more then a pessimistic outlook, recited endlessly. Even if you agree with their prediction, it makes it no less pessimistic. And if someone is so sure something is going to fail, why not just walk away from it, why hang around and harp upon it endlessly?GeezerGamer said:
As for any truth, given that half their ramblings and objections revolve around tin foil hat mudslinging about ivory towers, and what have you, its like they are playing their own delusional fantasy game around this games development.
Now, If you really look at it, it's more a cry for attention, they want to be head, they want this company to listen due to some self imposed feelings of importance and perhaps they were given a head nod for suggesting an idea that I would wager has already been around for a few decades, and suddenly feel they should have the power to shape the game as a whole, and perhaps got blown off when they pushed too hard, hence their "way forward" post they think is going to change the whole game.
Now, If that is who you want to follow, be my guest, but.. for me. I like games, I enjoy playing games, and I look forward to new and fun games play. To me, CoE is not new in the sense of Online Games, it's more a return to old school MUDs, which I loved playing back in the day.
But, this is just one of many games out there to me, so, I am not going to piss away my life tending an ear to the ramblings of pessimist, if that is what makes you happy and you want to cling that they are prophetic truth speakers, be my guest, but don't expect me to give that decision, or the words you cling to, any respect.
If they end up being right.. Oh well. Guess Ill just have to play something else.. much like what I am doing right now.. playing something else. So my life won't change, as such, I have no reason to humor such negativity.
Now, Don't let me stop you doing that.. but understand I am not going to take you seriously either.
Therefore I submit that panicking and running around like a headless chicken is the better alternative.
I see you never heard the story of Chicken Little, See, making an ass of yourself may not cost money, but it is not free either.
Now, look at things form my angle, I am given the choice between the word of someone on a form with no credentials to speak of, or the developer of the game itself.. which sounds like the most reliable bet to have a clue on what is really going on?
If they say, this is just a set back, then.. maybe, it's just a set back.
Just because they have the inside knowledge does not make them a reliable source. The owner of the company has everything to gain if they succeed and everything to lose if they fail.
You also have to look at the the track record of the company. Have they been up front and honest so far?
I would argue some random guy on the forums who has observed many other KS projects and has 0 skin in the game may actually be a more reliable and less biased resource.
I'll field this one.Wizardry said:Why would we need a system that is worse or not the best version of a rpg we could have?
This is like saying...what we need are classic cars with coil over suspension,WHY would we need to bring back crappier suspension?
We should ALWAYS be looking to improve ideas,improve the games and their systems and to look to add systems that are not even there yet.
Yup...Kyleran said:Perhaps, I find labeling every advantage as "winning" to be ignorant, precision in language is actually important.Wellspring said:Am I the only one who finds this pay for "advantage" label nonsense stupid? It's either pay 2 win or it's not in my book. Which I'm sure you don't need me to tell you which one I think CoE is.
Look at how many struggle with terms such as MMO or sandbox.
I have mixed feelings on "Bad Expansions" vs "Game Destroying Expansions"I think the best example is SWG and the New Game Experience.
Another would be Planes of Power in Everquest.
What ones do you think?