pedroantonio Posted April 8, 2015 Share Posted April 8, 2015 (edited) I'm aware of the irony of making kind of a rant thread about others' whining, but I'm gonna do it.Does somebody else feel a bit infuriated by the amount of people (specially people with less than 20 posts or so) who makes threads and posts just to complain about their subjective dislike of game systems?I'm not talking about bugs complains, those are legitimate, but about the usual: "Too much pause, I don't like it" "Too little pause, I don't like it" "Group stealth doesn't allow me to backstab" (a clear signal they haven't read the manual and don't know that sneak attack has nothing to do with being stealthy) "The writing is too verbose" "The writing is too amateur" "I don't like engagement" "I want taunts in the game" "Game's too easy" "Game's too hard" And so on and so on.Now, obviously people are free to dislike a game (same as with movies or books) for subjective reasons; but my problem comes when people doesn't differentiate between their subjectivity and game problems that can be objectively proven to exist (aka, systems not working as intented).A lot of those threads/posts feel like being made by people who haven't put even the minimal effort in reading about the game mechanics, how they work, how they are different from other games. They just seem to assume that everything must work like in the games they have played before, therefore not bothering with reading or learning anything about the game, and when they get stuck in some gameplay mechanic, they made a thread whining about how it "feels wrong", and how it being more to their liking would be "a design improvement".It seems to me those people feel some kind of entitlement to always being able to play the same game without ever having to adapt or learn a bit to new mechanics; they think they are entitled to be lazy. They are like those people who always start complaining when they have to learn something new at their workplace: zero curiosity, zero interest in learning new things, just wanting to be fed 40+ hours of well-known gameplay.I've always felt that the enjoyment of a new game comes mainly from the learning process you enter to learn the systems of the game, to then adapt to them, that allowing you to beat the game not by pure luck or bruteforce, but because you have acquired a reasonable amount of know-how. In other words, understanding a system is fun, and to do that you have to be ready to learn, and adapt to the system, not complaning at the first sight of an uknown mechanic.All of the above makes reading the forums kind of a saddening experience for me (I get over it obviously, I'm not literally shedding tears)So, opinions? Am I right, am I exaggerating? What do you think? Edited April 8, 2015 by pedroantonio 18 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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