Looking around at the forums (e.g. responses to IainC’s post at WHA) i got an idea for an extra item for CE.
A Warhammer Anti-Stress ball to help people with their anger management ;) People showed zero tolerance for any failures and reacted quiet harsh. Everyone was disappointed because yesterday (up to even now) showed that GOA failed on many things for OB, but things in the forums are getting ridiculous. There are even physical threats out there; petitions to Mythic to disengage with GOA and that EA should cover the marketing. Those people really believe that you can change such a huge system in one week and get the game running smoothly?
Now IainC did a summary of yesterday and apologized for the lack of service yesterday. I can accept his apology (it’s more diplomatic than Magnus’ from yesterday, but Iain got the advantage of having time to react).
There is one sentence which causes some heavy responses:
If having delayed access to a beta test really drives you to such depths of anger and fury that you felt compelled to make the death threats, racial slurs and other deeply unpleasant posts then – and there is no polite way to put this – there is something wrong with you.
And frankly I can understand this..but I seem to be in the minority as at least on WHA the responses are not understandable to me. There is some oversimplification as some people already interpret this as a general statement towards the whole playerbase and as a repeated (?!) insult from GOA towards the community. There is so much tension out there.. Is this what it means to be hardcore? To define himself by a game?
This is a bad start for a game/open beta, but is it the end of days? No, it’s still just a game.. a hobby. Hopefully this is my last post about that OB-disaster and the account system gets up until this evening..