Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 23:57:Doombringer wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 23:37:
This happens very often, in many MMOs.
You'd think that developers would learn from past mistakes then, wouldn't you?
Alas, no. MMOs are not, in general, and never have been about making a good product. They're always cash grabs that see the "developer" riding it down to the bitter end, shutting down the studio and then opening up under a new name for yet another MMO cash grab. Lather, rinse and repeat.
Any action taken by a player within the systems and mechanics created by the developer which in any way possibly threatens that monetary stream is consistently met with a draconian response. Why? Because, again, it's not about the game and never was. It's not about the player base. That's all bullshit window dressing.
The one thing I'll give CCP is that they are one of the few honest MMO purveyors. They largely don't give a fuck what you do in Eve so long as the cash keeps rolling in.
zodden wrote on Jan 17, 2012, 13:36:Alamar wrote on Jan 17, 2012, 12:59:zodden wrote on Jan 17, 2012, 12:51:Illumin wrote on Jan 17, 2012, 12:29:
While I enjoy the game for the time being I see them comeing to a point where its putting out content for lvl 50s or fixing all the crap that is wrong with this game either way they have their work cut out for them.
The game hasn't even been out a month. Whose fault is it that there are people with too much time on their hands who feel the need to get to the cap right away?
Well from the developers point of view its all income and they want to keep as many people as they can. So I can understand why they want to push out content I just wish they were a bit more aggressive in fixing some of the major issues that take away enjoyment from the game.
Whose fault is it that there are people with too much time on their hands who feel the need to post on forums? : )
Some people like to level... Others like to claim they've put in 200 hours before touching the 'main quest line' in some games... To each their own...
Myself... I'd have a few 50s by now if I hadn't gotten burned out some... I have a 41 and a 32, and the 32 I haven't touched in weeks... The 41, I mostly log in for about 30-60m a day to do some space missions, and maybe work on the class quest lines with the wife... And some crafting.
In short, as with just about every other new massive, getting to max doesn't take a lot of time... Quite a bit less than people (here) claimed they put into Skyrim in launch week (or two) : )
Its true people like to do different things but I speak mainly to those who level to the cap by playing non-stop in the first week or two and then complain there is nothing to do and quit the game. Many of these people also flock to the online forums to state how bad the game is due to lack of content.
It makes little sense to me. Breeze through the levels and then burn out by the time you cap and then quit. In this game it seems to make even less sense since its so story oriented. I would bet that most of those who capped already just clicked through the quests.
I guess to each their own.
Verno wrote on Jan 3, 2012, 13:04:Illumin wrote on Jan 3, 2012, 12:42:
I'm sure it will be fixed so whats wrong with telling someone not to do it until its fixed? Thats why the "broad language" is used because in a mmo there are billions of situations that can happen. Their is no way they could name every situation.
They didn't stop at telling people apparently and I've explained what's wrong with their actions twice now, use your brain man As for being vague, we can agree to disagree but I don't think it's unreasonable for consumers to complain about ludicrously one sided ToS agreements that can potentially affect their account standing. There's a difference between using third party tools to accumulate money to sell to people for real dollars and just looting some containers provided for you by the game, IMO anyway.How about just playing the game for the fun of it? Where has that gone?
People have different definitions of fun. I don't like playing economy MMO with my dollars but some people do and whatever I guess, it takes all kinds.
Verno wrote on Jan 3, 2012, 11:57:Illumin wrote on Jan 3, 2012, 11:48:
Honestly you guys that are posting about this saying how its wrong of Bioware / Ea are just haters or incredibly stupid. Im refering to those of you that said the ban's are wrong.
Or maybe just people who don't agree with your opinion. Some people were warned or "temporarily suspended" which is fluff language for a temporary ban from the game, presumably for doing it more than Bioware wants them to yet still allows. There is a simpler solution to the Ilum problem was the point, one that stops the credit farmers and that doesn't get other players caught up in it. I don't really care for their broad "unusual game activity" language either. The point again is that this was a design problem that should be addressed as such.