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45. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Today Aug 2, 2012, 22:59 NKD
Dades wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 22:43:
This is such a dumb post because it has nothing to do with what most people were posting here. Most of the people who like or dislike the game have played it. The hype doesn't matter because they were able to sit down and spend time with the game to make up their own mind. You're lashing out at some imaginary investment when people turn on companies and foam at the mouth over far less. The fact that you think people care about your opinion so much that they will fake liking a videogame is just beyond comprehension.

It has very little to do with my opinion. The reason for shilling a game are entirely internal. Dissenting opinions are just what brings them out of the wood work. Given that you're on this site, I'm sure you're not new to gaming. Are you claiming deluded fanboys don't exist? In the 24 years since I sat down to play my first video game, that's been pretty much a constant. People can sit there and play a game and swear it's the greatest thing ever and then a month later be condemning it as the biggest pile of shit of all time. Some people never reach that second phase, they will defend a game until their dying breath even after consensus is reached that it didn't meet expectations, all out of some misguided sense of loyalty.

Some gamers develop the same attachment to a project as the developers who create it. They follow it devoutly, spend time on it, and at some point an overly emotional connection is formed. And some of those people take very poorly to anyone saying "I don't like this game."

Hell, I preordered Guild Wars 2, but I'm big enough to admit it didn't meet expectations from what I played in testing. I didn't even cancel my preorder, I'll be gifting the account to someone. I don't like Guild Wars 2 because it, like SWTOR, tries to be an MMO for people who don't like MMOs, but ends up just falling into the same trap of being an MMO Lite.

I'm far more interested in something like Planetside 2, or the kind of political player-driven stuff that CCP is working on for World of Darkness. If it doesn't have persistence and a willingness to punish people who don't want to play with others, I'm not interested.

Teddy wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 22:22:
Beyond that, I personally find it very odd that all these people who 'don't care about this game because it sucks' show up in every single post about it to complain about a game they have no intention of buying in the first place. I don't like the Assassin's Creed games, but you don't see me wasting my time ranting about how they're not what I enjoy in every thread that pops up about them (and I mean EVERY thread. I think Axis has quite literally not missed a single thread to bitch in, repeating the same vague complaints every time). It's just weird, bordering on obsession.

That is exactly the same point I'm making. Most of the threads on this site are people saying that something sucks, usually with zero details to back it up. They generally don't get called out on it as ferociously as people do in the GW2 threads.

My whole point is that the treatment GW2 gets on this site is inconsistent with other titles. Why, in this pit of bile and cynicism, does GW2 get held to a different standard? If all anyone ever posted was glowing support and endorsements, it would be pretty boring.
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