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Quoteworthy - Pachter on Other People's Opinions

Analyst outraged by outrage: "I am certain that the ‘fan outrage’ has not hurt sales, and perhaps has helped sales," says Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter. "Unfortunately, appeasing the whiners here will only encourage fans to be even more vocal next time, so the lingering issue is that gamers will feel even more entitled and empowered than they have in the past, and will be even more demanding about changes to future games." Thanks Joao.

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24. Re: Quoteworthy - Pachter on Other People's Opinions Apr 9, 2012, 13:28 Beamer
ASeven wrote on Apr 9, 2012, 13:21:
Beamer wrote on Apr 9, 2012, 13:14:
Kajetan wrote on Apr 9, 2012, 12:27:
Beamer wrote on Apr 9, 2012, 12:14:
The entitlement is thinking they're entitled to the game under any circumstances.
Why not? Whats so wrong about that? I have a certain expectation which can be met by offering a certain product matching my expectation. Fine. A sale. Hooray! If not, than no sale. No harm done.

If a company wants my money, they have to offer me something i like. Its easy. DLC crippled games isnt something i want. I'd rather wait for a cheap GotY version. Or i pirate the game. Or not. Maybe i just loose complete interest in it. My descision. And mine alone. And if someone thinks i behave like a spoiled child wanting certain things, than so be it. Especially if this someone is Pachter.

No, the "spoiled child" is "you didn't do everything to my liking, but I demand to play your game, so I'm pirating it."

A normal human being is "you didn't do everything to my liking, so I'm either not buying your game or waiting until the price drops to one I find more reasonable."

And yet you don't mention the problem that we're discussing.

"you didn't do everything to my liking and I bought the damn game."

Yeah, and that wasn't the topic of your little comic, was it?

Also, just because you bought the game doesn't mean you aren't a whiner. You aren't suddenly a rational, intelligent, credible person just because you spent money.

The difference between "whining" and "criticizing/complaining" is in part how it's done and in part subject matter. Like I said, there's no clear line, but it's usually pretty obvious. Just look at the Epic thread - people saying "This company stabbed me in the back and I'd never buy anything from them!" are whiners. People saying "I don't really trust the statements about PC use from this company based upon their recent track record" are not whining.
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