Pawkeshup, Averter of the Apocalypse wrote:
You don't find it funny every game that has come out for every company no matter how bad, has these threads come out immediately when their is down time? I find it funny.
Well, see, here's the thing. I don't judge based on "every company no matter how bad", I do this thing where, when I pass a judgement, I do so based on those things I directly experience with that specific situation, rather than just grouping everything in an extremely general category and deciding it's all the same.
IE, I don't make rash, broad statements that make me look retarded.
Square-Enix launched FFXI, and it was... not perfect. They were always tight-lipped about the game, always. It took years for that to get better. Then with FFXIV 1.0, they blithely ignored every bit of feedback and launched a boatload of sh*t instead of the next flagship. Now, they've gone back and done absolutely everything they could to change all of that. They have come a damn long way. So, for that, I salute them.
... or would you rather they be like EA?
Thanks for that even though it has nothing to do with what I said.
It hurts to explain this. It really does. But, I feel this is a "teachable moment"
Hey, remember when I said that I don't make broad, sweeping statements that make me look retarded?
"You don't find it funny every game
that has come out for every company
no matter how bad, has these threads
come out immediately when their is down time? I find it funny"
Now, let me explain to you the concept of postulates. A postulate is defined as a fundamental principle, a necessary condition. Gravity's effect, as we understand it, would therefore be a postulate when talking about bodies in motion. Now, your postulate in the above statement is that all games from all companies are basically the same.
Now, there is truth in that statement. All companies have people who are staffed in them. All games have sets of rules in them. But after that, your concept falls apart. Compare this launch to Rift from Trion, and you will see Rift is not the same game, and Trion didn't have the same issues. Then compare that the LOTR:O and Turbine. And on, and on and on.
Then your next postulate is that these threads are always created. This is nigh impossible to prove or disprove without extensive searches online to locate every single game ever made, every single company that ever made games, then find every single launch date set of posts on the forums they have, then comb their forums for a user praising the company's actions.
So, by making that above statement, you are offering two very overly broad assumptions that, upon closer inspection, are not nearly as true or as universal as you would believe.
Is that a bit clearer?
Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
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