With the demographic that Blizzard caters to now, they can expect to have a lot more irrational whining coming their way.
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He wants people who've burnt themselves out to take breaks, and people to make educated decisions when purchasing video games.
Sounds good from a business only standpoint when they will sell it to you for only $40 more dollars. So sure, leave now and come back when we can get $40 from you. Thanks for playing.
The game might be good and it might still suck but you wont really know till blizzard has your money cause after all, most gamers know many game reviews that are just not all that honest or clear.
Last edited by quras; 2013-06-07 at 07:12 PM.
i think why this pushes people's buttons is less about what he's actually saying and more about the tone. they've been unusually defensive since the game came out and quick to lay blame at the feet of others, the most publicized case of this being david brevik's extremely fair minded and reasonable public criticisms of the game which were then replied to from blizzard employees by a torrent of infantile self-pity with jay wilson leading the way, often responding to perfectly civil, reasonable comments with venomous diatribes rather than discussing specific points of contention. to their credit they have visibly made efforts to address some of these issues, some times successfully and sometimes not. i don't think the game is as bad as some people think it is, but i don't think blizzard is the victim of the torch and pitchfork mob either. if someone pays for a game he or she is perfectly entitled to voicing their displeasure, and while i generally try to be prudent with these kinds of things, it's impossible to ignore the fact that so many of the negative reviews have come from die-hard fans who have been playing since the first game, a group i do include myself in
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Blizzard's most vocal community seem to be mildly insane to me as a whole. I'm not amazed in the slightest that some of them take someone telling them to perhaps, play less than their rudimentary 23 hours a day, as a slight.
Honestly not surprising considering their stance with wow, In that they effectively tell you whats fun and if you do it different its probably an exploit or unfun for others, (looking at your pvp blood spec)
What a great post. As a matter of fact ... When people feel "guilty" they no longer feel the need to play it at every opportunity in their (short) lives ... I think that tells something about the quality of Blizzard games.
The above explains a lot. When I play a game I am not enjoying I stop. Simple.
Apparenty Blizzard games need to be played by some until they are almost in a state of mental breakdown. Resulting in a kind of harasment and stalking the game and its company in the latter parts of depression...
I can see this theory explaining the extreme hate of old hardcore WoW and D3 players. You know it is NOT normal that a guy with 1000 hours + playing time goes ranting on forums as if someone at Irvine killed his little sister.
Blizzard games are no life replacements. They are games, nothing more, nothing less.
And ... All of you guys DO need to know that we as forum posters are such a small % of players/buyers of these games.
I am quite convinced the vast majority hardly plays 10 hours a month. But these guys never post.
Last edited by BenBos; 2013-06-19 at 07:27 AM.
"Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable."
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
General George S Patton
haha...sounds like a typical Bilizzard reply
Actually he's absolutely right. It's impossible to please anyone, especially when people imagined all kind of fucking things. This is what happens when a game is hyped beyond any reason. I took his advice a long time ago, on my own. I'm not that retarded to not be able to stop playing something I don't like unless someone tells me to.
People think Blizzard doesn't care because "they got their money". That's just retarded. They want to release it on PS4, for sure they don't want it to suck. The problem is being able to make the changes that will please people. People which are just too fucking hard to please.
GW2 is in the same situation. People thought it would be the second coming of the gaming Christ, I knew well it won't be anything "revolutionary". Sure it's a great game, sure it sold over 3 million copies, but where the fuck are those 3 million people now? Well, most of them are bitching about the game and stopped playing. They said they don't have any plans yet for an expansion, why the fuck is that, if the game is so successful?
These days is really hard, actually impossible, to make a game that holds the interest of players, simply because there are too many games that are constantly released. Path of Exile, for example, people were all over it, it's 10 million times better than D3, it's what D3 should have been and so on. Now that game has also lost it. Sure it's not "dead" but...
Long gone are the days where there was only one game worth playing and long gone are the days when people would play that game regardless of how shitty it was compared with today's standards
It makes me wonder if it's even worth to make these kind of games anymore
Isn't that what people did with the original game?
I might be confusing the time frame, but didn't people test a different game in the beta than what we originally got in vanilla?
Typical blizzard arrogance rearing itself once again.