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  Robokapp

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The only luck I had today was to have you as my opponent.

10/31/12 7:37:28 PM#21
between hitler and disco...I think it's macarena time.

  ShakyMo

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10/31/12 7:44:54 PM#22
I don't know I have middlebrow tastes.

E.g. I hate things like the xfactor and big brother, low brow tv.
But I'm not into watching glydebourne opera, or some Chekhov dramatisation either, high brow tv.
  Robokapp

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The only luck I had today was to have you as my opponent.

10/31/12 7:49:23 PM#23
to adress the topic at hand, a lot of time - particularly in sandboxes - new palyers reach a 'now what' point. it's had seeing the big picture in a game like EVE and understanding galactic conquest when you're in a belt trying to get that mean cruiser down but the capacitor keeps running out.

  Scorchien

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10/31/12 8:03:56 PM#24
Originally posted by Quirhid

Have you noticed how everything popular seems to be bad and everything unpopular seems to be the greatest thing on earth? We are surrounded by hipsters, I tell you. And I hate hipsters...

Its not like the games they like require a refined taste or anything. They're unpopular for a reason: they are crap. They love to make the McDonalds argument whenever it suits them, but when they encounter a game they like its like dining in a 3-Michelin-star restaurant. I've played enough games to know there's no such thing as refined taste. So take that fastfood metaphor and shove it.

I know when I'm playing a mediocre game, and I'm not afraid to say so. Pirates of the Burning Sea was one of them. But only because I'm a sucker for Age of Sail-games. I'd only give it 6/10 but I still found it entertaining for good 3 weeks. Not everything I play is a masterpiece.

So if something is popular, it must be good at something. Anyone who says "its full of shit" is talking out of their arse.

There. I said it. I feel better for it.

  SWToR was incredibly popular  and it wasnt bad....... ohh wait ...........................nm

  Icewhite

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Pink, it's like red but not quite.

10/31/12 8:09:13 PM#25
Originally posted by evolver1972

The masses don't always know what they're talking about.  Which is why true democracy sucks.

"Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How's that again? I missed something."

"Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let's play that over again, too. Who decides?"

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  GreenishBlue

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10/31/12 8:11:04 PM#26
MMO these days are for nerds wannabes. You have a lot to hate indeed.

  Quirhid

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OP  10/31/12 8:18:34 PM#27
Originally posted by evolver1972
Originally posted by Ginaz
Originally posted by evolver1972

Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's good.

 

Hitler was popular.

 

So was disco.

 

The masses don't always know what they're talking about.  Which is why true democracy sucks.

Wow, it only took the first reponse to the OP to mention Hitler.  New record?

Perfect example of my first statement.  :)

 

I also mentioned *gasp* disco!  :P

Doesn't matter. If you bring up up the Nazis or Hitler you lose the argument.

Godwin's law anyone?

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  Icewhite

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Pink, it's like red but not quite.

10/31/12 8:22:40 PM#28
Originally posted by Quirhid

Doesn't matter. If you bring up up the Nazis or Hitler you lose the argument.

Kind of dubious if it constitutes an argument yet, as of the first response.

But you knew you were adopting a predjudicial stance, and so expected an argument, right?

(Careful, that's the classic, original definiton of "troll")

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  Jabas

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10/31/12 8:35:53 PM#29

Im bad at english so maybe thats why i dont get this thread.

Whats is the problem someone dont like or even hate something that mass's like it?

You cal them Hipe's, and you say you hate them..

why?

because they were popular?

  Quirhid

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OP  10/31/12 8:36:04 PM#30
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by Quirhid

Doesn't matter. If you bring up up the Nazis or Hitler you lose the argument.

Kind of dubious if it constitutes an argument yet, as of the first response.

But you knew you were adopting a predjudicial stance, and so expected an argument, right?

(Careful, that's the classic, original definiton of "troll")

Its not prejudice, its an observation. Healthy critisism towards self-righteous posters who've become increasingly vocal lately. Anything mainstream is trash and anything they like and its under-appreciated.

Psh...

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  Icewhite

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Pink, it's like red but not quite.

10/31/12 8:38:12 PM#31
Originally posted by Quirhid

Its not prejudice, its an observation. Healthy critisism towards self-righteous posters who've become increasingly vocal lately. Anything mainstream is trash and anything they like and its under-appreciated.

Psh...

Soo...you being self-righteous is okay, but if they do it...

No, really not trying to start an argument here.  But a lot of your originally expressed POV is pretty hypocritical.

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  Quirhid

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OP  10/31/12 8:38:15 PM#32
Originally posted by Jabas

Im bad at english so maybe thats why i dont get this thread.

Whats is the problem someone dont like or even hate something that mass's like it?

You cal them Hipe's, and you say you hate them..

why?

because they were popular?

It is because they seem to dislike a game because it is popular -> Too mainstream -> Hipster.

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  Quirhid

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OP  10/31/12 8:38:48 PM#33
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by Quirhid

Its not prejudice, its an observation. Healthy critisism towards self-righteous posters who've become increasingly vocal lately. Anything mainstream is trash and anything they like and its under-appreciated.

Psh...

Soo...you being self-righteous is okay, but if they do it...

How am I self-righteous?

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  jdlamson75

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There's some lovely filth down here.

10/31/12 8:38:59 PM#34
Originally posted by Robokapp
between hitler and disco...I think it's macarena time.

I now have the song, video, and wedding line-dance images stuck in my brain.  Thanks, I hate you.  I'm going to McDonalds.  Couple McDoubles and a McChicken should clear my head.

  Icewhite

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Pink, it's like red but not quite.

10/31/12 8:39:40 PM#35
Originally posted by Quirhid
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by Quirhid

Its not prejudice, its an observation. Healthy critisism towards self-righteous posters who've become increasingly vocal lately. Anything mainstream is trash and anything they like and its under-appreciated.

Psh...

Soo...you being self-righteous is okay, but if they do it...

How am I self-righteous?

Preaching against self-righteousness, of course.

You're just attempting to pre-empt someone's viewpoint, before they even express it.  :shrug:

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  Quirhid

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OP  10/31/12 8:41:07 PM#36
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by Quirhid
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by Quirhid

Its not prejudice, its an observation. Healthy critisism towards self-righteous posters who've become increasingly vocal lately. Anything mainstream is trash and anything they like and its under-appreciated.

Psh...

Soo...you being self-righteous is okay, but if they do it...

How am I self-righteous?

Preaching against self-righteousness, of course.

Well then, none of us can avoid it. You yourself are self-righteous.

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  Icewhite

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Pink, it's like red but not quite.

10/31/12 8:42:51 PM#37
Originally posted by Quirhid
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by Quirhid
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by Quirhid

Its not prejudice, its an observation. Healthy critisism towards self-righteous posters who've become increasingly vocal lately. Anything mainstream is trash and anything they like and its under-appreciated.

Psh...

Soo...you being self-righteous is okay, but if they do it...

How am I self-righteous?

Preaching against self-righteousness, of course.

Well then, none of us can avoid it. You yourself are self-righteous.

Indeed, that is often the case.

But I'm not the one on the soap box.  That's you.

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  grimal

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10/31/12 8:46:16 PM#38
There are certain people with this mindset.  However, isn't this mindset more prevalent in teenagers?  I honestly don't recall having met anyone like this for a long long time.

Release a game with a very large established fanbase from 10+ years of bnet history when the market was still emerging and the casual base had not yet been established, thus ripe for harvesting a momentious self perpetuating playerbase people never leave because they have X hours invested in their characters, and their friends and everyone else plays anyway. Not discounting Blizzard quality... but WoW's success is as much about perfect timing as it is quality, if not more so. - Derros

  Icewhite

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Pink, it's like red but not quite.

10/31/12 8:48:47 PM#39
Originally posted by grimal
There are certain people with this mindset.  However, isn't this mindset more prevalent in teenagers?  I honestly don't recall having met anyone like this for a long long time.

You can watch it happen with pop stars pretty often.  Groovy until they sell a few too many records, then the crowd turns.

No surprise, it happens with MMOs too.  The Marketing is pretty similar.

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  blognorg

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10/31/12 8:54:57 PM#40

The thing is, there are always going be bad things said about everything. It's just that people tend to notice when critiques are made of popular items. It's just probability. There are some popular things that I dislike, not because they are popular, rather because I don't like them. For instance, I thought that X-Men First Class was a really bad movie, and it confuses me how popular it is. The same with Borderlands 2. Though, I don't think it's particularly a bad game, but I don't see why it's so popular. It's a retread of the first game w/ day1 DLC, that already has several other DLC packs shortly after its release. Other games (namely anything by EA) get lambasted for doing anything like that, so why does Gearbox get a free ride? I don't dislike Gearbox, but I'm not afraid to call them on their shit. By the definition that you established, I'm considered a hipster. However, I fail to see why that label should apply because I don't fall in line about few popular pieces of media.

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