Korolev's forum posts

#1 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

His fans have also said that the BBC WANTED to fire him!

That's ridiculous! He was a golden-bloody-goose! You think the BBC executives are blind? You think they do not know PRECISELY how much he is worth? Come back to reality, mates. The BBC did NOT want to fire him. If anyone had done what he did, he'd have been fired within hours, at most days. The fact that he lasted weeks speaks to the BBC's absolute reluctance to fire him. They didn't want to fire him. But they literally had no choice because he absolutely crossed the line in no uncertain terms.

The BBC employed him for ages. He's been Top Gear presenter for, what, 16 years? 16 years. And his fans are claiming that the BBC always hated him and wanted to fire him!? Whatever his fans are on, it must be some pretty strong stuff.

#2 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

I won't deny that Top Gear was a great show. I won't deny that Clarkson was a good presenter. But he had to go.

I can't understand the mindset of those who defend him. What if your boss smacked you in the face for not getting him the food he wanted (because the chefs had gone home for the day)? He did something wrong.

The worst excuse concocted by his fans goes something like: "In the past, other BBC presenters did similar/worse things and THEY weren't fired!" Oh, so you're saying that because the BBC failed to do the right thing in the past, it shouldn't do the right thing now?

The mental backflips his fans are doing to justify his actions are staggering. You can't defend his action, from a logical standpoint. You can only defend what he did if you're a raving fan who has lost all perspective.

#3 Edited by Korolev (1800 posts) -

I played it on the PC in December, and for the most part, it was fine. Didn't experience anything that Vinny experienced.

#4 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

Oh hell.

#5 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

Well, GBeast is actually doing a LOT of quicklooks - go into the archives and take a look. They're doing as many as the main office, I think, which is pretty good considering they're just two people.

As for Dan being prominent - he's enthusiastic, that's all. He's willing to put in the hours and put his face out there. Sorry, but Jeff and Brad seem permanently burnt out these days - probably due to all the admin work they do! The reason you see more Dan is because Dan simply.... does more stuff, to be honest. He's enthusiastic, trying to prove himself and fit in. He's the new guy who is on the ground while Jeff and Brad are doing important work off camera.

#6 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

Currently the thing that interests me the most is the world and the look of the game.

#7 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

Half life 3. Valve will make it eventually. I have the feeling we'll see it in 4 or so years. Valve is financially secure, stable and has the freedom to do whatever the heck it wants.

The Last Guardian may never come out. Team ICO are not financially independent, and they aren't resting on an enormous cash pile. Direction on the project has changed time and time again, and it's not like there's a giant popular fan base championing its release. There is a very real risk of it never coming out. EVER.

#8 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

And I think I agree with most others - there is just no need to be THAT hostile.

Sure, hold the developer to account. Explore the issue. Don't back down from asking tough questions. But there is a way to ask tough questions without being incredibly rude and hostile. Tough questions are not necessarily hostile questions, and even if you ask a "hostile" question, there is a way to say it without it being personal.

It seems like John Walker has spent a bit too much time on the internet and forgotten how to interact in a normal manner.

#9 Edited by Korolev (1800 posts) -

That's the risk with Kickstarter isn't it? You need to hit big, so you over-promise, and then if you fail to meet every single one of those promises, you get torn apart by your backers. This isn't private-sector, investor-driven backing - this is fan-backing, and that comes with all the rage and emotional backlash that comes along with anything fan related. With proper investors, you can sit down with them, talk it over, adjust your plans and move on. That doesn't happen with fans.

Peter Molyneux isn't a bad man. I suspect he wanted to achieve all his stated goals. But, in a characteristically Molyneux fashion, he overreached. Now, he's floundering.

He needs to learn from his mistakes. It's not the first time he has done this. I know visionaries are needed to push the boundaries, but visionaries have a high risk of flaming out and crashing. I don't want to see Molyneux fail, but he's the one who keeps getting himself into these situations.

#10 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

If the actual product delivers on even 30% of what was shown in that video, it will literally change the world. Which is why I believe it will probably deliver on only 2% of what they promise.