Hi, first entry, so i am going to look at something that always depresses me about mmo's in general. I always find short paragraphs are easier to read, so while it may be long, i wont leave huge blocks of words mashed together.
Complaining : This is one of my personal pet hates, don't ask me why, i doubt i could be exact. People who play a mmo, decide to go onto a forum and let loose with everything that they dislike, they hate about a game,
For examaple, take WoW, good game, at least in my opinion, generally solid not too much to complain about in my opinion. A class gets nerfed slightly and you will have quite a significant number of people attacking whoever they can because it is unfair, it hurts them, etc... I have never been able to understand why people feel the need to vent their feelings over a forum like this, i can understand it if they make a calm, or rational complaint to whoever is in charge, or starting a discussion with other gamers about it, but now it seems, people feel the only way devs listen to them is to scream their heads off [figuratevely].
Another thing i have noticed is that people are getting less and less patient with games in development, and when a game is delayed, to make sure it is ready upon release, people take this even more badly.
People can wait 5 years for a game, when there is no release date, as soon as there is a release date, if it gets pushed back, all hell breaks loose and noone can wait the extra 2 months or whatever that is required to release the game properly.
With these things in mind, i thought up some guidelines which these "complainers" never think about before posting.
1. The game is not made solely for you, so just because something that has been made does not benefit you does not mean it is bad.
2. Adding lots of swear words and capital letters does not make you : more grown up, able to express your feelings better, sane
3. If you do not like a game being produced there is no need to say so, just dont buy the game, just because you were possibly, maybe thinking about buying the game, does not give you the right to criticise it if you havent tried it for a reasonable amount of time.
4. Just because you have bought and played the game does not give you the right to be an arse, you have paid for the game, so you have the right to an opinion about said game, but then so did many other people, and more often than not, the game will be changed however is best for the majority, as has been said before... if you dont like the changes, you can always quit, noone is forcing you to play.
This is mostly just for my benefit, because this has been annoying me for a long time, but if you read this and disagree... just remember.. you didnt have to read it, you didnt have to pay to read it... and read my guidelines before you add a comment :D
Azareal x x
Edit: Sorry but i just saw something which illustrates my point to insanity... Some guy got into the beta for a game, downloading the client etc.. and found out he only had 2 weeks of play time... went off the rails, and started ranting.... if it didnt make you so depressed about the human race it would be slightly amusing i guess xD