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  • Party Hearty with Rockstar Energy Drinks & Pop-Tarts - Destiny 2 - MMORPG.com

    Wizardry said:
    I am pretty sure that NOBODY would state that funny is not good for all,however this site is not in the habit of funny,,like EVER.This is not even about the FUNNY side which is Pop tarts/Rockstar,it is about Destiny a Blizz/Activ product ,a business that is constantly endorsed here.

    Never more obvious that the infamous Bill thread "Destiny 2 is great for the genre".
    Here is the link http://www.mmorpg.com/destiny-2/columns/like-it-or-not-destiny-2-is-good-for-the-mmo-genre-1000011658

    Let me guess,was this thread suppose to be FUNNY as well?BTW i don't remember even posting in that thread,perhaps i did but i don't remember,i was disgusted at the blatant advertising.

    I did not even realize it was way back in March,LONG before any viable knowledge of the game was possible.So Bill announces GREAT for the MMO genre without any viable knowledge of the game.


    “Endorsement or testimonials must disclose any material connection between the endorser, reviewer or influence and the entity that makes a product or service available,”

    Long winded point?This site has been endorsing Destiny 2 long before it should have been,to the point of saying GREAT.It is one thing to just say you have a feeling a game will be  good,users here do it all the time but it has appeared more as endorsements than gut feelings and for most ALL of Blizz/Activision products.
    So tell us again how this site has never received money from Blizz/Activision?No better way to keep a big spender coming back than to keep endorsing their products right?Hence why the law requires noted affiliation.

    I conclude from your post that you do not posses opposable thumbs since the space bar seems to be a difficult key for you to master.
  • Chronicles of Elyria - A Delayed Concern - MMORPG.com

    Nilden said:
    So the take away here is:

     Don't give dates.

    It's done when it's done.
    The general take away is more along the lines of start off by telling them what they want to hear since you can always find plausible sounding excuses later.
  • NCSoft Mobile Revenue Soars, PC Games Tumble - MMORPG.com News

    Aunt Edna gets her first non-rotary phone and gets hooked by Candy Crush... it's the end of MMOs as we know them I tell ya!
  • Chronicles of Elyria - A Delayed Concern - MMORPG.com

    TimEisen said:

    Having followed games for as long as I have I don't think most devs intentionally misslead, I think they believe themselves and the staff they ask for estimates. That is another thing people don't often consider. A studio is getting a deadline based on numerous people's input on individual systems time estimations. The problem there is "when your boss asks you a question, you better not disappoint them". They are so deep on their projects they sometimes see them less clearly than some fans do.

    I find it hard to believe that ALL MMORPG KS projects delude themselves into believing they are the ones who will set the world record for fastest development in history.

    The simpler answer as @MadFrenchie said above is that they know full well they're underestimating the time and lie about it deliberately.
  • Chronicles of Elyria - A Delayed Concern - MMORPG.com

    Cazriel said:

    Gaming is no different. Even when a developer takes the time to write a lengthy description of his mistakes, his thinking, the unexpected problems he's faced, an explanation of how project management works, the inherent problems in same, and the messy business of life that affects all. It simply doesn't matter. We gamers know better. We know what's really going on.

    And those lengthy descriptions are of course, always the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, aren't they?

    Sorry but I just got through watching a great documentary about Russian state-sponsored doping and I saw a lot of earnest sounding officials tell lengthy well crafted lies, or "alternative facts" if you prefer the new terminology.