A quick note, since I am in “real life” mode lately and have not been able to do much blogging/podcasting:
Start whining NOW.
Just get it over with, you sad bloggers/podcasters that have a blog filled with nothing but criticism, hate, and over-examination.
We all know that you will HATE it, that there is no way possible that the game will live up to your nerd dreams of perfection. We all know that you just live on those feelings you had when you first logged into your first game, those feelings of discovery and wonder.
Of course, you blame the game for your obsessive collection of anything Darkfall, and you will blame the game for not fitting perfectly into your dreams. Many of you will continue on with your “The developers must listen to me, for MY ideas are the best!” sad path, as though your blog, the one with 132 readers, is somehow going to be THE ONE.
And to those that think you are holding game companies “to task”: no, you are not. All you are doing is bitching about VIDEO GAMES.
Oh, and just use the word “bored” a shit-ton right now, so that it will get used up and destroyed, since later you will write non-stop blogs and host non-stop podcasts about how you are SO it, without realizing that the action of bitching about it is actually what excites you.
Someday, maybe, you will realize that the MMO industry is one of the most varied and exciting forms of entertainment around. Also,the industry is pushing the use of new technologies, and new ideas in social networking.
But blogs/podcasts/attitudes like yours are only annoying. They do not make developers do anything one way or another.
You DO know why some developers contact you/speak to you/send you free shit? Because they know that if they can get some whiner to say “Wow, NOW I am excited for the game!’ then they have the best advertising they could hope for: word of mouth starting from some dude or lady that spent his/her earlier days doing nothing but WHINING about the game.
You don’t even know that, do you? Oh man, did you really think that they are just really impressed with YOUR version of “Why this game might SUXXORS” or with your “Since I have thought about designing a game, and once worked on a game, I am an expert on their particular game/game studio”?
But keep it up, please. I want to hear on your podcast about how bored you are. I want to read about how the game makes you go “Meh.” (For the love of Dog please stop using that term. Just make up YOUR OWN.) I want to go check my feed reader, just to have it filled with the same 18 of you copying and pasting the same article in which the developer said something that made you snicker. As though your ass gave a perfect interview once in your life.
Me? I’ll be exploring, playing, and not concentrating on the 15 bad little things (“…my armor graphic is rendering all weird!!” ) that you allowed to take away from the ENTIRE VIRTUAL WORLD THAT THE DEVELOPERS WORKED FOR YEARS ON.
But forget those beautiful hills, the woods. Don’t worry about those incredible sunsets or the cool house you can have. After all, that’s just fluffy shit, right? If it were up to you, you’d rather have boxes and math arrows, all controlled from your air-conditioned bitch throne.
Please, just post it now and get it over with. Hell, some of you are already griping about screen shots and potential release. Just go for it. Shit, make it up. Coming from you, it all sounds the same. Dog forbid you actually write an article with an opinion other than a gripe that 20 other people are posting. Dog forbid that you write some fiction about the game, or post a “Man, I had so much FUN in game last night..” type article. Dog forbid that you realize that all you do is point out errors in VIDEO GAMES.
Do this: explain it to your parents. Go ahead. Call them, and say “Mom and Dad, for a hobby (cause we all know none of you are getting paid for that shit) all I do is point out little flaws in games. That’s right, video games. Yes, Mom, just like that Nintendo game I had, but with more people. Yes, Mom, little mistakes or errors. Oh! OR I just gripe about the games, although it runs good and looks good, because it doesn’t fit into MY idea of fun. Yes, Mom, I could just go play something else.”
Your parents, in their “Can you show me how to work this remote?” innocence will make it sound like you are pointing out the blemishes on a baby. And you are.
Whiney shits. Stay outta’ my feeds.
PS: Yes, bitching about bitching. Get over it. Notice the blog is not filled with non-stop griping, so I am allowed my 1 for your 453.