Daesu, on 21 November 2012 - 01:08 AM, said:
Anyway nice try to assuage our anger and disappointments but you are only making it worse.
I'm not here to assuage your anger. I'm not trying to hold your hand.
I am pinning a greater portion of the blame on the community, and by extension, me and you.
ArenaNet is not without fault, but the constant stream of complaints is really a flaw of the community.
Prior to complaining about Ascended items, people complained about Legendaries (which incidentally, were in adherence with the so-called Manifesto). People complained that the gap between Exotics and Legendaries were too large. People complained that they felt no progression. There is an entire (stickied!) thread of nothing but whining about it, and they got it.
Well those complains have stopped now. Now, people complain about the very thing they campaigned for, the step between the Exotics and Legendaries. Do you see what i'm getting at? You
may not be one of those who campaigned for it, but there was an angry mob on the official forums that did
. Now, there's the angry mob against the angry mob changes, and if they change things again there will be another angry mob. .
This gripe is the flavor of the month. Nothing ArenaNet does can and will be good enough. They can rig the game to deliver you a high quality massage right in your home while bathing your eyes with magical rays of happiness, and people will complain about the bandwidth requirements.
The problem is you
I don't really expect or anticipate i'll change your mind. This is the era of the entitled gamer, and particularly entitled gamers that don't enjoy hearing that they are. It's bad enough that the word 'entitled' itself is now being swung around like a pejorative, but I'll keep using it as long as it's the truth.
Back when people wanted Legendary precursors nerfed in cost, and more of a sense of progression between Exotics and Legendaries, I made posts opposing the change.
Now, people are railing against the progression above Exotics, saying it violates the original principle of the game. I am again opposing this.
If they listen to you, equalize the stats at the top end with Exotics/Ascended, and then people complain about it again, I will oppose them also.
You see, the only thing I'm mad at ArenaNet for with regards to this, is that they are making rash changes based on flash mobs in the forums. You just happen to represent the current mob I'm against. This is not "listening to the community". This is not responsible game design, and this
is what I fault ArenaNet most for. The developers could really take a page out of DOTA's book, if and of you are familiar with the game. Balance changes are always done delicately, with small increments of change. Most of the cries of "IMBA" in the forums are largely ignored in favor of very gradual change. This produced a game which I have played, and was popular for a decade and more.
They have no reason to listen to one guy, so I'm essentially spitting into the wind.
ArenaNet will likely bounce from mob to mob, trying to listen to their demands. Invariably, one group will not be happy with the changes requested by another group, and so on, and so forth, until everything is just a convoluted mass.
This, Daesu, is your contribution to destroying the game. Worst of all, both sides believe they are trying to save it.
You all still have a chance to stop, and try to work sensible changes into the game. Starting with reporting bug fixes, moving onto suggestions for streamlining events, then offering ideas for improved dungeon concepts. I'm not hopeful, though.
Edited by LFk, 21 November 2012 - 06:57 AM.