ElixirBronze's forum posts

#1 Posted by ElixirBronze (414 posts) -

another one of these threads. patience people.

Yes another one of these threads.

Why is this a thing people always say? "another one of these threads." - If OP wants to discuss this website's content output, would you rather he/she dig up some old thread from 2 months ago?

If there was a new thread every week, fair enough, but don't dismiss people wanting to discuss these things as "whiners being whiners again, oh well". Especially not when several threads are being created as it signifies a collective dissatisfaction which shouldn't just be shrugged off.

#2 Edited by ElixirBronze (414 posts) -

I just keep thinking how funny it would be if the game came out and proved to be incredibly boring and forgotten within two weeks after release.

In all honesty the hype for this game is probably way bigger that those developers would even want it to be.

#3 Posted by ElixirBronze (414 posts) -

Perhaps the winner?

#4 Edited by ElixirBronze (414 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

@xchairmandrekx said:

Even if grinding is a player behavior, what's wrong with having that type of thing in the wiki?

How do you prove that a game has that feature in it if it's centered entirely on the player? Other people have pointed out that you can get through a traditionally grindy game with no grinding whatsoever, if you play your cards right.

Even if it's possible to beat every game without grinding there's no denying that some developers do in fact intend some players to grind. It might be because the player fucked up or simply because they're dedicated and just want to find the dopest rarest drops or whatever.

Some might even call raiding in WoW grinding... All you do is kill the same shit over and over, hoping you find your epic items and what not.

#5 Edited by ElixirBronze (414 posts) -

Also I don't understand why "it's a player behaviour" is reason enough to delete a wiki page. The wiki rules even says that these (gray areas) aren't necessarily a bad idea:

"Concepts that have little to no relevance in the actual workings of a game, typically memes created by the players themselves, i.e. tea-bagging. This is often the subjective nature of the concept that hangs your submission in the balance between being approved or denied. We don't really have a better way to document things of this nature at the moment, so as long as it has significance to a video game and the potential for a well-written article/other stuff to be linked to it, it's not necessarily a bad idea. That said, ridiculous stuff will of course be denied, and our official stance on hardware failure is a "no." I'm pretty sure Microsoft didn't come up with the amazing concept of mass-hardware failure."

In my opinion, Grinding absolutely has significance to video games and I wouldn't qualify it as being "ridiculous" stuff.. but each to their own I guess.

#6 Edited by ElixirBronze (414 posts) -

Well grinding is a concept related to video games so it should definitely stay in one fashion or another. Maybe rename so it becomes more describing of the game in question, like "Grind demanding" or something I dunno...

#7 Posted by ElixirBronze (414 posts) -

@castiel said:

@elixirbronze said:

Too bad he's just way too narcissistic and forced to be enjoyable though.

Don't know if I would go that far but I do think he tries too hard to be funny and that makes it hard for me to enjoy his stuff. In general I have a hard time connecting with any of the IGN staff. I just find them a little annoying if I have to be completely honest.

Yeah, I was a little harsh, I think you pretty much nailed it.

#8 Edited by ElixirBronze (414 posts) -

Greg becoming his own seperate thing outside of IGN just means he's ahead of the curve and knows that the dreaded "youtube personality" thing is the thing of the future.

Too bad he's just way too narcissistic and forced to be enjoyable though.

#9 Posted by ElixirBronze (414 posts) -

Reposting from the other thread:

My problem with the outcry from people who wants diversity on Giant Bomb is that they limit the meaning of the word 'diversity' to only be about skin color, sexual orientation or gender. In my eyes a modern society should strive to make these things completely irrelevant of anything other than things related to sex or how susceptible you are to sunlight. Equality doesn't mean "hire someone because he/she likes dicks, just to even it out".

#10 Edited by ElixirBronze (414 posts) -

My problem with the outcry from people who wants diversity on Giant Bomb is that they limit the meaning of the word 'diversity' to only be about skin color, sexual orientation or gender. In my eyes a modern society should strive to make these things completely irrelevant of anything other than things related to sex or how susceptible you are to sunlight. Equality doesn't mean "hire someone because he/she likes dicks, just to even it out".