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Mortally Wounded

An ongoing discussion about the comings and goings of Mortal Online and the company behind it.

Author: Slapshot1188

When fandom turns into a Cult...

Posted by Slapshot1188 Tuesday May 1 2012 at 8:36AM
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I had a longwinded post detailing the disaster that is the Mortal Online game and fanbase, but the editor lost it on me.  So here is the short and dirty version:

 

The game Mortal Online is so bad that nearly 2 years after release, the company has said that it is not ready for advertising.  This, despite the fact that they charge for the game (and quite a lot as well).  Some fans are so blinded that they very closely resemble a Cult.   I am sure this happens in other games as well, but I have never seen behavior quite like this in any other community.

 

There are players who literally will link every single news item from the game, for 2 years, within minutes of it being posted.  These Cultists honestly believe that even though the company has repeatedly over-promised and under-delivered, THIS time it's going to be different.  THIS time they are really going to do what they said!

 

I mean, this game is so bad that the key features of the upcoming "expansion" are functional AI, useable UI and the capital city which should have been in at launch.  These same cultists will proudly brag about these "features" and how they will revolutionize gaming.

 

Everytime I see these threads I think about Charlie Brown going to kick the football, and even though Lucy has pomised him, she will unfailingly pull the ball away at the last second and make him fall flat on his back.  In a nutshell that perfectly describes Mortal Online and it's fanbase...

 

So anyhow, have any of you experienced a similar community?  One where fandom has turned into a Cult?  One where the Cultists proudly have a picture of the CEO with the word HOPE as their forum avatar?  If so, which community?  I'd love to hear it...

 

 

Lianca writes: I'm so glad to be a part of a game community that isn't so blind. To the point where people are in fact overly untrusting of the developers at some points. But no matter the bitterness our game IRE's MUD Achaea is thriving, changing and growing and we love it. Tue May 01 2012 4:40PM Report

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