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12/23/12 4:22:27 PM#41
It goes something like this:
Company ABC wants to make an MMORPG. They notice that company FQR did it right.
They listen to customers A, B, C & D
They spend 5 years making MMO
Customer A, B, C & D complain it isn't want they want now, that's what they wanted 5 years ago and there are now 14 games on the market that give them that. Instead they want something completely "new" and "revolutionary" without actually specifiying what it is they want.
Company XYZ listens to customers A, B, C & D and begins the 5 year production to give them the MMO they want.
12/23/12 4:49:14 PM#42
Originally posted by MyTabbycat
Sounds about right, except XYZ will copy FQR again and A, B, C, & D won't even get what they wanted 5 years ago.
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12/23/12 5:48:40 PM#43
The restaurant analogy doesn't hold true. A great restaurant can serve food that a person does not like, and it can still be a great restaurant. The person who doesn't like that kind of food will not dispute the restaurant's greatness, they'll just say they don't like that kind of food. Not true with MMORPG. An MMORPG could be a great game, but because it's not the type of game that a person on these forums likes, they will not acknowledge any positive points about the game.
The trolls and haters are the same people who would consider a restaurant bad because it servers a type of food they do not like. So no, the trolls and haters are not on to anything at all.
That doesn't mean people who are critical of games aren't on to something. There's a difference between the trolls/haters and the critical people though.
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There's really a difference between the people who do not like games because of the type of game they are, without bothering to give a game 'rating' and the troll types. If they are tired of theme parks, and won't play a game because it's a theme park, that's not really a troll post. That's someone expressing a preference.
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Troll: This game is a poor quality game because it's a theme park.
Non-Troll: This game is a theme park, and while it may or may not have executed being a theme park well, it doesn't matter because theme parks are nearly done.
This type of scenario doesn't exist in the restaurant analogy. At least not in the town I live in. We have half a dozen restaurants near the big mall, all with similar things on their menu, and every restaurant does a booming business. The only difference is the dressing on the outside of the restaurants. You can't really do with with MMORPG. Half a dozen MMORPG, all with very similar mechanics would not all do well at the same time, regardless of how well they were executed. It just doesn't work. I really wish people would stop using analogies.
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