Nov 13th 2010 11:44AM Right on Dainsmall1...the forced competition with the endless Epeen parade and how all MMO's must also be Esports has helped thrown the industry into the Eshitter.
But again we have a vocal minority steering the industry, and yeah really sick of being told it's the way of the world...not my world, and if you think about it there are damn few that want things this way.
Nov 13th 2010 9:07AM Be warned /rant incoming
I don't hate MMO systems per se ..those are just visions of different game concepts that I may or may not agree with. What I hate is some of the more negative aspects of the Industry and community....
On the industry side the propensity to flat out lie to the media and customer base to keep their nifty jobs making games just a little while longer, the use of the worn out excuse that “the mean old investors” made them launch the broken mess that they worked six years and spent 100 mil on... or the placing of some bimbo in a position of power in a development house despite the fact that she isn't a gamer and has no fucking clue how to make or produce games (I'm looking at you MYTHIC) despite the fact that there are legitimate women gamers that could successfully steer a development house.
On the community side: The Greed, Douchbagery, and downright disgusting behavior that permeates all MMO's. I mean what can you say about a hobby where a leading authority that has the ear of players and developers alike is a mean spirited fascist that takes every opportunity to point out how much more epic he is than the unwashed masses especially “the inferiors with disabilities” (I'm looking at you Total Biscuit) I know I know TB is just trying to sell more T-shirts... sorry there are better ways, and honestly he could stand on his considerable knowledge of what does and does not work in a MMO, and he knows it.
Is it any wonder that the only time MMO's make the news is when a developer offs himself, or when a couple tards kill their kid because they have to make the next level, and now we have a plethora of documentaries to highlight these wonderful attributes.
What MMO's were supposed to be when Lord British and Don Daglow first started and what they have become are vastly different things...and the difference is far from better.
Nov 12th 2010 1:45PM
Honestly why do you respect Turbine? Why should anyone? They have made Draconian move after Draconian move, they shut down AC2 days after releasing the expansion pack, They have let the community forums and in game chat in LOTRO become a cesspool...and five minutes with their so called community managers will convince anyone that they don't give a flying rats ass about the players and considers them the unwashed masses.
Oct 1st 2010 10:10AM Gouskos is the single worst thing to ever happen to WAR, yet Jeff Hickman (the second worst thing o ever happen to WAR) keeps her around.
Many have said that the entire Mythic team needs to be gutted, and I agree with that. The game is on a continual downward spiral with merger after merger the players who initially filled up all those server (Those players who wanted PVE and PVP) were given the finger, I just don't see how a game that was designed to be a contender with WoW and yet has failed so miserably is allow to keep draining resources from and otherwise viable MMO developer.
It’s downright duplicitous of Mythic to spin that GW is happy about how they have screwed up one of the most iconic IP’s today, when two GW reps all but said that the will eventually shift the WHFB IP to THQ.
You can't cater to one single demographic and expect any modicum of success. Yet Carrie keeps paitying rosey pictures and telling those gamers who like a veriety of PVP and PVE to go find another game.
May 24th 2010 12:43PM Well that's 2 min 45 sec I'll never get back.
WoW.com has become so out of touch, almost like they are a front for some big conglomerate like AOL or something.
Apr 6th 2010 11:04PM Old Stevo here is one of the six counter strike kiddies that Mythic has been listening to since the company was gutted, it is also why they are down to four servers and will be down to two by Christmas.
Yeah keep pandering to that core pvp gamer Carrie.
Nov 10th 2009 5:30AM You know all this hair pulling is silly guys, it really comes down to taste, which like anything else is subjective. I like some of the WoW novels and comics and some I don't, nothing is all good or all bad...still I always found it curious that this web site towed a line of strict hatred for Ricard Knaak, it's almost like it's a prerequisite to have an article about Blizzards fiction published. To me raging fan boys and Frothing haters are basically the same Asshat, Personally I think there are more worthwhile things to write about and discuss, but folks keep on hitting this tired old chestnut.
Jul 17th 2009 7:15PM If only EA was this concerned with Online predators that frequent MMO's. Yeah yeah I know, the internet is for porn and Gay Rights mot for children....wonderful world we live in.
Jun 6th 2009 7:05PM I don't honestly know which is more sad....the kid that got interviewed thinking he's a big time scammer, or WoW.com for taking him seriously.
Those who think that Blizzard is sitting on their hands on this one are mistaken; a storm is coming, and I would not want to be any of these tough guys when it hits.
Jun 3rd 2009 2:25PM SOE has got to get its stuff together if they want to keep this a kid friendly game. Some of the language that was being used was appalling and the refs did nothing. I called SOE today and apparently I wasn't alone as they are getting flooded by angry parent calls...but someoen should have thought this out.
The chat filters are so broken and easily by-passable even though I have the speed chat only enabled on my daughters account she still got to see all the pedophile comments via the chat bubbles which you have no choice of seeing. They need to get rid of open chat period. Then the creeps and second life tards will go elsewhere and the game can be enjoyed by those it was intended for.