Ha, I don't want to turn this into a "1.0 wasn't that bad" derail...
But I did continue to play it, and didn't think it was that
bad. I'm not saying 1.0 was good, not even saying it was decent. We were all waiting for some miracle patch that didn't come until Yoshi-P.
I'm just saying, 1.0 has become the "Country Music" of video games.
Chuck Klosterman - Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs wrote:
The most wretched people in the world are those who tell you they like every kind of music "except country." People who say that are boorish and pretentious at the same time. All it means is that they've managed to figure out the most rudimentary rule of pop sociology; they know that hipsters gauge the coolness of others by their espoused taste in sound, and they know that hipsters hate modern country music.
Um, no. Not only no, but hell no.
You literally couldn't be more wrong. I apologize because I'm sure my tone is rude, but I want to be very emphatic about not allowing this sort of revisionist history.
1.0 sucked balls. That's not some hipster sentiment. I played 1.0. I was the canary in the coal mine in beta. Got a ton of my posts defaulted and sub defaulted on ZAM from people who weren't in beta and thought I was trollling or hating because I complained about such "small" things as having a second of lag ...every... time... I... scroll... from.... one.... item.... in.... my..... inventory.... to ..... the ..... next....item.... making..... the ..... game..... miserable.... to ......play. There were dozens and dozens of flaws, big flaws, with 1.0. It would be safer to say that apart from the aesthetic and some fresh ideas on crafting and gathering, the entire game was trash. Every one who actually played 1.0 around launch knows what I am talking about.
Six months post launch, it was "merely" bad, but at launch, it was an abortion. I have no idea if it got a lot better after that because two bites of that rotten apple were enough for me.
2.0 is an entirely different game. Not merely an adequate game, as 1.0 needed to be, but in some ways, an exceptional game. There are times playing 2.0 where I think to myself "I would have done this differently" but not once where I have thought "this is garbage," which is the predominant thought about everything I encountered in 1.0. I have enjoyed every single minute of playing 2.0, and couldn't enjoy 1.0 at all. Edited, Jul 24th 2013 10:18am by KarlHungis
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