If you keep on pissing off Game Developers you will one day wake up wondering why there are no PC games left and only a dumb ass console game left to play.
Yes yes, we've heard that rhetoric before. We should drop to our knees and be grateful to all the poor devs who work so hard to bring us our enjoyment. Whatever. Last I checked, they're getting PAID for it.
If today's devs decide they can't deal with it anymore, there will be five new ones tomorrow. Games are a business, they're not going to die out because a few hardcore gamers are bitching about shitty games on a message board somewhere.
Look at Deus Ex Invisible War. Another example of what happens when you "streamline" to please the masses, you alienate your community.
Well, but more understandable, to be honest, since Deus Ex is a 99% single player game (a few multiplayer mods notwithstanding). But completely ignoring the Tribes community was a VERY idiot thing to do, since those were the guys still keeping the entire Tribes scene alive, and are the guys you needed to get the next one off the ground.
Having said that, I think I'd rather deal with a pack of rabid rottweilers than the "Tribes Community", because I don't think I've ever seen a more vicious pack of cockroaches together ever. (No offense to anyone who considers himself part of that community.)
I can see how a dev / publisher would think "Listen to THEM? Yeah right!"
This comment was edited on Aug 31, 13:39.