CrunchbiteJr's forum posts

#1 Posted by CrunchbiteJr (113 posts) -

I think a lot of the console war fanboy stuff is more contained on certain sites/social media now with a big rise in entitled (mostly male) gamers across the board. You look at the reaction to a game going a different direction to what the fanbase wants, or introducing micro transactions or the ME ending stuff or the Watch Dogs graphics debate. A certain portion aren't happy unless their pre-chosen beloved games match up to what they want, irrespective of review scores etc etc. I'm not sure I prefer it if I'm honest.

#2 Edited by CrunchbiteJr (113 posts) -

Great article Patrick.

#3 Edited by CrunchbiteJr (113 posts) -

Duly noted! Thanks :)

#4 Edited by CrunchbiteJr (113 posts) -

Joined so I could have a go at the contest but now finding delight in helping out with the fleet projects! Finally something to spend my credits on.

#5 Edited by CrunchbiteJr (113 posts) -

Anyone know how to get the Crystalline Shards for the reputation quest? Played the Crystalline Catastrophe event on normal and elite and get nothing but marks from it.

#6 Edited by CrunchbiteJr (113 posts) -

I watch a ton of sports and play shooters. That still was utterly uninspiring.

#7 Edited by CrunchbiteJr (113 posts) -

@kaotoko said:

@korwin: Sadly, no - I disagree. Most gamers will have moved on by then and the handful who are still playing it will be ignored. There will be media hype, EA will be publicly disgraced (again), but if they even get sued it'll be swept under the rug and put down to a minority, whereas they're too busy spending that cash on a perceived majority.

They recently shut down 3 facebook games that people had invested money into. I wonder how many will get anything back.

Invested is such an interesting term to use. Personally I'd say you spend money on a microtransaction, it's a purchase not an investment. A company would be expected to protect an investment but EA (and most companies) would see that purchase as ending their role in your game the second they deliver whatever you paid for.

#8 Posted by CrunchbiteJr (113 posts) -

My issue with the Polygon system is specifically when and where it is used. It feels like here it was used solely because they took flack from an angry userbase/anti EA online cabal and went into damage control. If you decide to use a flexible scoring system then you have to decide upon the mechanics of how and when you put it into place, you can't just do it randomly.

As for Sim City I've had zero problems. Played when I wanted with no wait and am loving it.

#9 Posted by CrunchbiteJr (113 posts) -

GAF users thinking they know more about the industry than they actually do? Shock.

Keep on giving us an insight into the industry Patrick, loving the work. The written work being put on the site from yourself and Alex is fantastic.

#10 Posted by CrunchbiteJr (113 posts) -

Got it, clicked the link and it asked me to upgrade even though I'm already a subscriber. Can still access all the premium content though.