|Posted - 2011.09.03 05:02:00 -
Originally by: Mr Kidd
For me, it's the fact that CCP is obviously jerking it's customers around.
Asking for player help identifying bugs then patching the game with those same bugs that have been reported repeatedly.
Developing content that excludes a majority of the playerbase such as the NeX with it's insane prices. It's not even that I care to play dress up. It's the fact that, even though I could, at those prices I'm not stupid enough to do so. Other players absolutely cannot. I mean, WTF? CCP could have had it both ways, exclusive NeX content and inclusive NeX content. The only hate that would come from that is it all looks like crap anyway.
Saying that they care about their customers and then doing the above.
Turning 18mos, which was a slap in the face, into 60mos to role out changes to null as if everyone playing doesn't realize that 5 years in the gaming industry is like saying "never" even though Eve is an 8yr MMO.
The belittling smack talk, the doublespeak, etc. Lectures on $1,000 pants. Leaked emails stating in no uncertain terms, "We don't give a fu**".
Add all the other failures, lies and deceit CCP racks up and it weighs on the customers. The word you guys are looking for isn't hate, fear, misgivings. It's demoralization. CCP is utterly demoralizing it's customers. The uncertainty that CCP's actions/inactions have bred in the community sucks the enthusiasm right out of customers.
Excellent post. And for the ones complaining that complainers should leave the game, I have noticed recently that the numbers of people online have gone down considerably. Maybe its the fact that incarna 1.0.1 patch was bugged to hell, maybe not.
There is always hate on MMOG's forums, but I feel that in this case, lots of it is justified. CCP has for a while now continually done patches that I don't agree with, nerfed stuff I care about, ignored my bugreports and left those problems in the game, released patches with little to no quality control, made dev posts that reek of disrespect toward players.. Oh and I get the feeling all the manpower is in developing world of darkness or other projects..