So, rather than sparking conversation about a possible 2011 release option, you instead told the OP how wrong he was. It seems to me that you don't really give a crap about anyone else's opinion, only your own. If you don't like the thread, then don't post in it. To me you are nothing but an attention *****, and probably the biggest hypocrite of us all.
I kinda agree with this guy a bit. You always seem to make yourself out to be someone who tries to "save" this community from its "ignorance", but you rarely say anything that seems as such. I'm not trying to start a flame war or w/e, but if you really did believe in teaching the ignorant people of this board about how to better themselves, you should try to actually say what's wrong with what they're saying instead of just shutting them down with your opinion.
I think that if you look back through the history of these boards, you'll find that's not in any way true. I've explained my point of view on countless issues countless times and it has made no difference. It's not until what I've talked about takes shape in the game that people stop arguing about it. So if explaining it is just a waste of breath, why waste the time? And should I censor myself because people don't want to hear the truth? **** no. So I just lay it out and if people want to cry about it, let them cry.
People argued with me tooth and nail about such things as action bars, viable solo play, rapid transit, the class system, and anything/everything else they could think of and look what we see now...action bars, viable solo play, Aetheryte all over the place, abilities from one class equipped on others, etc. Again...people reading what they want to read, rating people up for feeding them what they want to hear, and crying when the rational speculation leads them away from what they want to see. And it's not because I'm some omniscient MMO guru that I've been right far more often than I've been wrong here...I just read the information we're given and don't try to put my own subjective spin on it in the hopes that it will in some way invalidate what we've been told.
Take the Aetheryte rapid transit, for example. My argument was that a) SE said they want the game to be casual friendly and b) rapid travel options promote that and are a staple in more recent MMOs. Look back at the pages upon pages of people presenting an alternative point of view. But you want to make ME out to be the bad guy? On one hand you've got one guy cursing and screaming and flaming and being a right sodding jerk about the whole thing claiming that fast transit would only lead to people "mindlessly exploring" and you guys all rallied around and kissed his *** because hardcore is cruise control for cool. 'Cept...he, and everyone who argued his point of view was wrong. Not wrong because they had a preference, but wrong because what they were advocating is NOT what SE said they wanted for the game and, well, wrong because it's in the game now. So when I see that sort of thing unfold, I lose respect for the community. When I see people arguing that they don't want solo play because it will mean fewer people available with which to fill out THEIR groups, they're being selfish. They're being ego-centric. And they're fully and completely ignoring what SE said. Intellectual maturity. There's not enough of it here.
Actually, I think that's one reason why you get a lot of flak on this board. If you try to actually discuss your stance on a subject instead of forcing it on others, people will probably listen to you more. I know you always bring up the "I've been like this ever since I've been on this board, and I'm not going to change for anyone" whenever someone brings it up, but a lot of hostility towards you can be cut down a lot if you just take a step back and try not to be so opinionated. Just my 2 cents.
I could easily provide you with a page long list of links to threads where people have argued and, what's worse, screamed and cried, when I explained my point of view and it led to a reasonable conclusion that they didn't want to see. They don't argue and scream and cry about those issues anymore because SE has proven them wrong. Not me...SE. I attempted to explain and discuss and it went nowhere. I'm not wasting time explaining things to ignorant people who are just going to gloss over it and pretend like they have a leg to stand on. People say they want the truth, but they can't handle the truth. If you can't handle a direct statement of opposition to your ideas that's YOUR problem, not mine.
Edit: Note that it's apparently okay for you to label me an "attention *****" but I'm a horrible person if I were to put the shoe on the other foot. Keep that in mind, especailly when you follow such a label with an accusation of hypocrisy. Edited, May 29th 2010 11:09am by Aurelius