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  1. MadRatBridgade499

    To The F13: Game Community

    That last part made me laugh, I'm not going to lie. Haha..Ahh, anyway..on point; Gamers absolutely CAN be some of the most ruthless somnabitches around, I will give you that. It's written into the genetic code of the industry. There are a multitude of reasons for that, too. One, the medium is not at all like films or TV. There's more at stake than just watching films, much more time and energy dedicated to it. Two, the main crowd who plays video games aren't the catch-all demographic that comprises the likes of tv and movies. Three, the medium has changed over time, but, much of the crowd hasn't; the deluge of many superficial games might tide over those who don't delve into the hobby, which is a lot, but there's others who go much deeper who actually expect games to be deeper than Call of Duty or the like. Add to the fact that most gamers actually expect working products first, are sure as hell not afraid to make their voices heard, and are entirely used to being waved off as "entitled gamers" any time they express disapproval and you have a recipe for the most bipolar crowd of people you'll ever see. Of course, there are sects of the community that will absolutely go too far at times, but...other times, they'll be justified in going after devs. EA learned this the hard way, but, still really haven't learned. Most gamers want what any other consumer wants--honest, upstanding people who create good stuff, are at least moderately proficient at it, and can be up front about their shortcomings.
  2. MadRatBridgade499

    To The F13: Game Community

    If you look hard enough, you can see the type of people who are of the arrogant mindset to say "If you don't like it, don't play it." That's the smarmy equivalent of saying, "The gliches will never be fixed, get used to it or fuck off." Which, is utterly pathetic, when you realize that these particular people exist everywhere in the gaming community as a whole, and they're the crowd that actively shuts down anyone who dissents, even for justifiable reasons. These are the people who are basically the "Yes"-men of the gaming world, and it's a good reason why the industry has gotten to where it is today--people accept it, and the many who don't are shouted down and told to gtfo.
  3. MadRatBridgade499

    To The F13: Game Community

    Right, here's the kicker, dude; The fact that your experiences with the game recently and others differ isn't the point of contention. It's the fact that, despite making such a statement, you go on to suggest that a good majority of the complaints made about issues not in your personal experience are, quite possibly, exaggerated bullshit. You can stand by your personal experience all you like, and we can't say you're exactly right or wrong, because, hey..we really don't know. That said, that goes both ways. You don't really know what other people are experiencing, just what they're saying. Taken on its own merits, that's bold. But, when you really broaden the spectrum to include what everyone else says, the fact that you, yourself, might not consider, or experience bugs that make the game a muddled mess of shite textures makes you a part of the general minority who doesn't seem to have many terrible issues.
  4. MadRatBridgade499

    To The F13: Game Community

    Yeah, I know exactly what you said. I, also, know what I said, and, nowhere did I say you were saying that everyone was exaggerating. I said a lot of the issues you passively handwave as possible exaggeration actually are legitimate problems for much of the playerbase. The fact that you, yourself, even state that you experience a good number of problems, but, not the always the ones that everyone else says they suffer actually support my initial response more than your personal experience claims support your own initial post.
  5. MadRatBridgade499

    To The F13: Game Community

    Okay, sure. Here goes; Your highly anecdotal experience of the game, and the fact that you don't seem to experience many of the issues means comparatively little when many of the issues you claim do not affect you are often overstated and rather intensely annoying and possibly game breaking for much of the grand majority of the playerbase. Is it safe to assume that every single player talking about these issues has not actually faced every single issue?? Yes. Absolutely. However, given a main side-effect of the game is player interaction, and that many players often experience varied issues, it's safe to assume that as a collective majority, a lot of these issues you passively handwave as "exaggeration" really aren't.
  6. MadRatBridgade499

    To The F13: Game Community

    You know, for once, I'm on the side of the playerbase and their anger at Illfonic. I started the game in October with the physical copy, a little over five months after release. The game was not perfect in any way, but, it was functional. I haven't touched the game this past week with the recent patch, but, I can attest that the major update brought on more bugs that were irritating. From what I hear, not many of those were fixed, and new ones creeped up into the game. Despite Illfonic telling us they would be fixed. I'm going to go easy on Gun Media, because they are a publishing company first, with a bare amount of employees; I think, if you include Wes, it's five. They've published a couple mobile games, later ported, with the help of another studio that actually developed it. They developed one game entirely alone, which, bombed, but, Gun is the publishing company. They are getting the least bit of my anger at the moment. Illfonic, however... Illfonic has almost no real excuse, unless you really want to use their ineptitude as a defense. They've helped work on other games with some companies next to other developers on the games, did one semi-decent MMORPG with THQ before they went under, and actually supported a game that...really is overambitious in its own right. They've been around for 11 years, fiddling here and there as assisting developers, but, this is their first development alone. Given that even the other games they worked on really weren't all that great, or even collapsed shortly after launch (THQ going under), their history is against them. I was always going to bat for them, hoping this game would be good, but, given they also have more teams working on games that have yet to be released, ON TOP of having THIS game being their biggest career move in 11 years, the odds are stacking ever higher against them. Let's not forget that this game was never meant to be a full-fledged title tied to a massive film series. It was meant to be a quick knock-off released in 2015 as homage. It has grown into something amazing, yes, and it has the DNA to BE on par with mid-tier games of old, possibly developing into a second, possibly even a AAA game if the cards were played right. As it stands, they are getting in their own way now. It's time for many apologists of Illfonic to face the facts: The game is breaking with each subsequent patch that is meant to fix older issues. If this game tanks in any major way, if they lose this player base, or, if they let this game die, their careers could be ruined permanently. It's been a year, and people suggest that the game performed better AT LAUNCH than it does now, and... I'm inclined to believe them. Illfonic has had this game for three years, they should have at least a moderate understanding of how it should work, and an idea of why it isn't. It's time to hold their feet to what's left of the fire. People are understandably pissed off, and, they're getting brushed aside at every moment.
  7. MadRatBridgade499

    Dance Party at the Cops

    Right. Juking does irk me to no end, but only in the rare circumstance of dealing with one left alive. That said, I do that when I can, too, it's an effective tactic, so, I let it go despite not enjoying it. The teabaggers and the like, I just want to chuck the axe Jason carries at them when they do it. Thing is, when you go to ignore them--which, often involves just walking away for good--they call you out for being a noob/troll. Just feels like there's no win there for anyone.
  8. MadRatBridgade499

    Dance Party at the Cops

    They hate it when it's done to them, but love it and find it to be the funniest thing in the world when they do it to you. Same with the people who juke to no end. Granted, that's a legitimate tactic, but, it's almost as if there is no real way for a Jason to actually deal with that sort of thing. I feel as if the development team purposefully nerfed what Jason can do, in addition to adding more ways for counselors to get/keep the upper hand--more pocket knives per map for instance.
  9. MadRatBridgade499

    Dance Party at the Cops

    This actually makes me laugh, ahahaha. It's counter trolling like this that is amusing, but, really doesn't do much to stop the Chad's. Just gives them more reason to talk shit and throw around insults.
  10. MadRatBridgade499

    Dance Party at the Cops

    These two pretty much answer both sides of the argument, here. Yeah, sure, call it "psychological warfare", but it still sets up those who do it with the mindset that they can and should do it to people below them. It's rather elitist and kind of thumbing the nose at people who are at a level they were once at. Speaking from both sides of the perspective, the constant trolling irks me to no end. On the counselor side, it is irritating when you're supposed to be working together, and then some Chad who wants to Chad all over the place in front of you, preventing you from getting anything done and possibly getting shanked by Jason. After that, of course, you're left to watch him Chad some more near the cops and try to toy with the Jason, standing behind the line where they will shoot if Jason gets to close, but in front of the zone that actually counts as escaped, because he knows he can just walk out--there actually IS just enough of a buffer there that people do indeed do that. On the Jason side, it's obnoxious when you actually are left in the final stand-off with the Chad's who Chad all over the place in front of the Cops and flasg their lights at you because they know you really can't do anything to them. That is genuinely irritating, and offputting to the point that no matter what you do, you get shit for either being a "shitty/bitch Jason" or a quitter. Suffice it to say, most people who dance around aren't really looking to waste an item, because they do it at the near end of the game at the escape point, knowing full well they won't get touched. It's just bragging rights to inflate their egos. I know, I'm setting myself up for the whole "git gud noob" thing when playing as Jason, but, the thing is, there's no incentive to even play long enough to get decent Jason skills when people like this push you to the point of saying screw it. Yes, many of these people do it to Jason's that aren't skilled, and they openly mock them for it and tell them they're garbage; as if that will give them the incentive to keep playing and growing the player base with people like this. All that said, I am still in the throes of trying to get decent enough with a set to be able to track down players. I have many methods for setting up perimeters and trappings and the like for setting the stage, but, beyond that, I'm still trying to fine tune the rest of it while trying to get grips on a particular Jason. Considering the groups of people in public matches, the number of Chad's who troll, and the number of Chad's who Chad all over the place, it does make finding the will to learn the nuance of the hunting side diminish, when every little bit of time you get as a Jason, you're spent worthlessly trying to grab and kill the Chad's deliberately Chadding up the place just because they think they can. That's often what is far more infuriating and somewhat insulting to many Jason players, at least, weaker ones. It's one thing to lose when everyone escapes, or kills you due to your incompetence. Granted, even newer Jason's get a couple kills here and there. However, if you're all just in a group trolling even though you have the means for escape, you're just as much of an asshole as the team-killer douche who is killing you for doing that. (No offense to lazerus_86, I don't refer to him, just TK's in general.)
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