One Interesting BF Players View....
__________The Blame Game
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It’s time to put it all out into the open. We’re pissed. We’re disappointed. We’re beyond confounded at how a company that was once so true to its player base could abandon us in one of our greatest times of need. We feel uncompensated. And if I may be completely and bluntly honest… we all sound like whining little bitches.
Let’s get something straight. Sure Battlefield 4 hasn’t been the smoothest release, and we’ve seen an extremely rapid growing amount of badly released games coming out as of late. But whose fault is it really? Do we really have any right to be mad at DICE? I know a LOT of people will disagree with me here, but the fault lies with the person staring at your monitor right now. Yes. You and I are to blame for what we rage and rant and cuss about when we come home and stay up late at night getting shot around corners. You and I are the biggest problem in the gaming community.
What do you mean we’re to blame? It isn’t our fault that these big companies release half-baked games and then they expect us to pay upwards of $60 for them.
Of course it is. Think about it. I mean seriously think about it. What is our biggest weakness? If you said “beautiful Amazonian babes” then you are absolutely… NOT CORRECT. Our biggest weakness is what we in the gaming world like to call “the HYPE train” and our own faith in the companies we buy games from. We’ve all ridden it. Don’t sit there on your high horse and say you haven’t, because you’d be lying to yourself. You see a trailer or a screenshot or even some gameplay and you think to yourself. “Holy crap man, that game looks so freaking epic!” And then before you know it you’ve pre-ordered both the base game and the season pass paying upwards of $100 for a digital download.
So don’t get me wrong here, I’m not calling you all to arms. I’m not saying “BOYCOTT DICE AND EA!” Because that isn’t the message I want to convey at all. The message I want to convey is simple. Stop giving the guys who work their butts off to give you something enjoyable crap because you made a bad decision.
“But it isn’t my fault their game isn’t good. I’m the customer, I’m always right.”
We seem to think that because we’re the ones putting money on the line that our opinion should actually matter. In the world that we live in now, that isn’t the case. Sure back in the day in those small mom and pop diners that was the case. It isn’t about making things right anymore. Now the company has one simple goal. “Make them happy any way we can.” Sure the game isn’t perfect. But with double XP and recent patches they are really striving to get that happiness factor up. It may not always seem like it, but we aren’t always meant to see behind the scenes. I know at this point a LOT of you are probably thinking ‘Yeah but the game keeps getting worse.’ and while some of that may be true (personally I don’t have any problems), I think the game is only getting better and better overall.
“Omg I wish they would stop shoving DLC down my throat and fix their stupid game!”
Stop blaming the PR guy for doing his job. He’s paid to sit there and get you on the HYPE train. That’s how marketing works. Don’t like it? Lock yourself in a closest and never come out because marketing is all around you. What good would it do to take the PR guys off their proverbial pedestals and put them into the trenches to dig deep into the game code and fix problems? We’d end up with even more problems than we already have! So let’s just calm down a little and sit back and relax. We made our bed and now we have to lie in it. To be honest, I give the DICE guys huge props. If I was on the coding team and saw some of the stuff we say about them I’d throw in the towel. “Screw this; these people don’t appreciate all the long hours and hard work we put in.” But they don’t do that. They keep on trucking as hard as they can. I’m not going to sit here and say they’re perfect. They aren’t. But they are listening to us and that is a good start.
So next time you want to throw around the blame for the condition of the game and scream about how you want your money back, just remember that you’re the one who keeps on coming back and putting your faith in the company. So ultimately you are the one with whom the blame lies. If we the consumers enable a company to half-ass their way through products, then we only have ourselves to blame.
I’d like to make a final note and say that I’m not in any way saying that DICE is not accountable for the state of the game. But we also have ourselves to blame, not just the developers.
Feel Free to agree or disagree with anything I said in the article down below in the comments. That’s the fun of opinions, we all have our own and we’re free to share it. But let’s try to keep it civil please.