RedEye9 wrote on Aug 6, 2019, 21:14:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 6, 2019, 12:36:There are some screen caps in this https://medium.com/@perplamps/regarding-whats-been-happening-3af0f27d863c
Hey, are there any links to that stuff floating around? I'm curious to see exactly what kind of the folks are making up.
You normal average run-of-the mill racist/ethnic/homophobic slurs, threats, violence, rape, suicide, self-harm, and other stuff.
It really is time for anonymity on the internet to go away, we've proven it don't work.
Epic Store Rage Has Gotten Out Of Hand
I agree that the examples he cites are horrible. However, there is a flip-side to every story courtesy of a pair of comprehensive videos
from Yongyea. Both address the sides in an even-handed way, and I recommend every one watch so you get a better overview of it all. He also provides a perspective with screenshots from the consumer side, demonstrating that Ben's adversarial behavior towards legitimate questions arising from the EGS deal likely lead to the toxic backlash. Some highlights include:
nonplayercat: "I don't understand what it is exactly that you hope to achieve by complaining about the tone of the blogpost. Like, if you don't like our personality or our style of writing, that's totally fine, but we can't really help you there."
(Ben) perplamps: "at the end of the day it's open to whoever wants to support the patreon, we don't need the money from there now though
Translation: I don't care what Patreons have to say anymore. Their use has expired now that we have Epic's money.
Or this one:
Deadly Penguin: "What option do the people that literally can't buy the game now due to Epic not supporting their currency have?, I wanted to buy the game, but now I'm 100% unable since I don't have the means to do so, does not wanting to support Epic Games make me an entitled angry child just because my country isn't allowed to buy games in my own currency? Am i an enraged manbaby due to the fact that even if i did buy it, it would cost me more than it should?"
(Ben) perplamps: "you'll have to wait I guess! nobody owes you the game"
Tim Sweeney not taking
the high road didn't help either.
Long story short, Ben's response to questions about the EGS exclusivity created a fire. That fire got out of hand, and now he's activated his SJW card and acting like a millennial. To put it lightly he went Derek Smart on backers and then doesn't understand where the anger is coming from.
BTW I put Metro Exodus back on the Do-Not-Buy list. You couldn't be a gentleman and take my gesture of goodwill, couldn't you? You just had to put in that last word jab, didn't you? I guess it was too much to expect from a troll.
Edit: Here are a pair of Ooblets commentaries from HeelvsBabyface
and Laymen Gaming
.This comment was edited on Aug 6, 2019, 23:42.
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