Apr 4th 2012 4:18PM What a coincidence. Just as Capcom made this announcement i realised that i don't see a distinction between buying a new Capcom game and a preowned Capcom game, so i may as well do the latter from now on. That'll save me a few quid.
Mar 29th 2012 2:24PM @PyrosNine And yet when you try to explain that to Police Officers, they just look at you like you're some kind of criminal.
Mar 29th 2012 2:04PM Last week the reason his studio couldn't release decent games was pre-owned sales. Before that it was all Epic's fault. Before that it was negative press reviews. Now it's Canada's fault apparently.
Mar 27th 2012 5:38PM @Skyydragonn And quite frankly no one gives a flying crap about any of that. It's not the game anyone is taking issue with, it's the behaviour outside of the game of some of its players.
I couldnt give a stuff about whether or not some lowbie got ganked in the game and lost whatever spaceship thing that matters. I couldnt give a monkeys if Little Timmy had hours of his time wasted.
Thats the game, thats the mechanics, thats what you get for playing EVE. I wouldnt kick up a fuss about it anymore than i would kick up a fuss when i get mauled in Dark Souls, i knew what i was getting into when i bought it.
And if you actually read what people are complaining about, you would see no one particularly cares about that.
What people have a problem with, what this entire fuss is about is the players who go beyond game mechanics and take it out into the real world. I don't care what you say about the game, it will never excuse calling for a person to be harassed into suicide.
And if as a company, CCP regards this as acceptable behaviour, then they deserve any negative press that comes as a result. I know i certainly will think twice before purchasing any of their products.
Mar 27th 2012 3:47PM @Boardwalker It is a shame but its the unfortunate truth of the matter. Negative press sticks in the end.
And to be frank his level of intoxication is irrelevant. The details about the suicidal player were included in their slideshow presentation. I have a hard time believing those were prepared drunk. He may have phrased things worse than he would otherwise, but the intention to make fun of a vulnerable individual was clearly there long before the drinking started.
Like i said, if CCP doesnt want people viewing the game and its community negatively they need to step in and do so firmly. They need to make it clear to both their player base and the wider audience that there is a line players of EVE should not cross, and if they do they will be punished for it.
Until then any statements of a great community have to be measured against clear evidence of the contrary. And genuinely nice players like yourself end up being tarnished because of the activities of one douchecanoe.
Mar 27th 2012 2:21PM Speaking as someone entirely outside of EVE, i've never played the game, never really interacted with anyone who has, CCP really does need to take firm action with this guy.
Throughout this comments section i've repeatedly seen people say "don't judge all EVE players on this guys activities". I have to say to those individuals that this is exactly what people will do.
Like i said i have no other experience of EVE. The first thing i see is a topic on Massively about cyber-bullying by one of its players. First impressions wise that's about as bad as it can get for an online game without taking money out of my bank account without permission.
Unfair or not, it certainly has coloured my view of the EVE playerbase. It does not inspire me to join that particular community if it tolerates such individuals within its ranks.
And that is how the average interwebs guy will see it. We don't have the experience of loads of "nice" EVE players to counter it, we don't have years of forum activity showing us that not everyone behaves that way. All we see is EVE associated with cyber-bullying and a douchecanoe (thank you Unverified) who thinks they can issue a piss pour apology and get away with it.
Now if CCP takes firm action with this guy, bans him for example, actively shows that such behaviour is not tolerated, then such activity will be shown to be out of the norm. Until then myself and others like me can only assume that such behaviour is standard in EVE.
Dec 6th 2011 8:40AM ^ A thousand times this. His actions pretty much prove that while he may claim to have feelings about her, they are certainly not as strong as his feelings towards the game.
If he cannot even stick up for her with the anonymity granted by a computer game, he won't be able to do so in a real life situation.
Nov 28th 2011 3:38PM Could be worse, my ex went off with a dutch gnome she met in game after i encouraged her to play. And i wish i was joking.
Nov 27th 2011 2:32PM They went to various planets through a Stargate. How is that not Stargate? And there were plenty of aliens, from weird sand bug things to scary as feth aliens trying to take over the ship and metamorphosing crewmembers.
The only difference was SGU tried a more adult, darker approach to the concept, rather than just recycling old concepts. Would you really have preferred another series about another team going through the gate to battle another more advanced alien civilisation again?
Nov 25th 2011 2:25PM Wow, what a coincidence, these are the same 17 Blizzard employees i used to follow in real life. Restraining orders don't apply to Twitter right?