I'm so happy. Why, you ask? Because I'm angry again. I've been way too happy lately playing Vanguard, and I'm thrilled I have something to post again.
Personally, I couldn't stay in a game that launched with a ruined economy (see my eariler blog) and has so much instancing for such a beautiful world. The grinding didn't help either. To go even a step further, level 20s are just dragged to Kashetta and power leveled by jackasses who are too lazy to play the game, obstructing quests for people who really needed them. If crafting being broken after five years of development wasn't enough, if dull and lifeless classes didn't break the bank for the masses, maybe this will.
Today, players in AOC had no servers. That being the case, they had no game.
Why? Because Funcom didn't prepare.
I respect these guys for admitting their faults, most companies don't do this, but how long are people going to be blinded into believing that this game is anywhere close to finished?
It has gotten to the point that there is nothing good coming out of AOC in regards to news. Every day that I log into vent, it's hey this happened, hey this changed, or this was nerfed. And none of it, I mean none of it, is positive. This game isn't finished and I am getting sick of the fanboys saying that it is (and in the same breath they knock vanguard, wow, choose your poison).
If these same monkey asses don't say it's finished, they say, "Oh, it's new, give it time." Well I say fuck you and fuck Funcom. This game had five years of development and $50 million pumped into it, and it's far from new. If they couldn't deliver a completed product, it shouldn't have been released.
There's nothing wrong with releasing something the has a few bugs, MMORPGs are never finished, but Funcom essentially released a half-finished plate of dung, and people picked up their spoons with greedy eyes and begged for another helping. There was a time once when you couldn't release a game unless it worked. How dare these companies expect us to give them our money that we work hard for, and in return we receive a broken piece of software that needs a mountain of work. What happened to integrity in the software industry?
Not only is the game unfinished, not only is it bug-ridden, they don't even have the nerve to tell people what they are fixing. I have to go on record and say that I have never seen a game with so many ninja