The audacity of a total stranger to call *me* selfish after I've literally cancelled my wedding and forfeited a large portion of my life savings in order to avoid further spread of this disease is frankly staggering. Please refer to the last sentence of my post.
I'm sure I'll get blasted for this but I honestly can't stand the moralizing anymore.
My spouse is already vacinated, and I will be vacinated in a week. I'm 35 and in exceptional shape -- I run a sub 6 minute mile and do triatholons regularly. I have no relatives over the age of 60 and no children.
I've already literally sacrificed a year of my life, including literally cancelling my own wedding, over COVID because of the risk that the disease poses to the elderly despite the fact that that generation has (1) destroyed the planet, (2) left my generation with a massive unsustainable national deficit , (3) hoarded global wealth and property with reckless abandon, (4) raided the social security fund to the point where there will be nothing left by the time I retire, and (5) repeatedly voted for garbage humans who treat immigrants, black people and LBTQ folk inhumanely.
At this point, I'm going to make decisions about what I think is best for myself and my family -- including both our collective mental and physical health, and I have zero interest in other people's opinions about it.
I feel like everyone has been talking about how quiet their console is and I don't really understand it. Mine is every bit as loud as the PS4. It's the same obnoxious fan noise, not a higher pitched coil whine. Sounds like a jet engine. I have the disc version, but it's not the disc drive because it happens with digital games as well. Has to be the fan.
It certainly sucks for people that have to play on last gen consoles, and it was lousy business practices for CDPR to mislead people, but I, for one, am glad that they didn't dumb down the game to make it work well on last gen. Frankly, I'd have prefered them not release it for last gen at all, so that the devs would be free to use the full power of the new hardware, but this was probably the next best outcome. The game is better (on current gen) for it.
Can we not turn this thread about whether people are planning on buying a video game into a debate about whether crunch is okay?
Personally, my decision about whether to buy something relies (in part) on an ethical consideration. Whether crunch is okay, and whether CDPR forces it on people is directly relevant to me.
Whether you think that crunch is okay is relevant to your purchasing decision. Whether other people think crunch is okay is not relevant to your purchasing decision. Therefore, you could easily just say "no, I'm not planning on buying because I don't approve of the labor practices" and that should not serve as an invitation for other people to attack your view.
@nevergameover: I don’t think those were rumors about crunch - they officially mandated a 6 day work week on top of whatever overtime everyone was doing already to meet the deadline. It’s clear that this game should have been pushed back until maybe March, but then again maybe they just needed a hard deadline just so they can be done with it and start working on patches. It’s gonna be a rough start but at least they can stop thinking about what else they can still put in and just concentrate on polishing up what they already have.
Fair enough. I said "rumors" because I was trying to avoid getting into a debate about what happened, knowing full well where that discussion would end up --- but here we are. My point was really just that it seemed to me like many had made their mind up about this game long before it came out. Again, I'm not knocking that stance, but it seems like it should be relatively uncontroversial that some people don't want to see the studio rewarded for what those people perceive to be negative business habits.
@sethmode: Perhaps I’m reading into things but it has seemed to me that many in games media wanted to see this game fail due to the alleged transphobia and the crunch/ sketchy labor practice rumors. Not that that is a problem— people are fully entitled to use their voices as they see fit, but it’s certainly been my impression.