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Stuxnet5931615dYoung Algo learned something today: Users are retarded.
I try to not be one of those "everyone is stupid" people, but in reality, it's kinda true.
torbuntu83715dThis is why I keep my game dev stuff mostly to myself on real life. But online I stick to a few communities and itch.io
Codex4041904615d@Stuxnet and also: internet is brutal.
Every small bug is highlighted but when asking in person they will say they like it.
Someone I know left a brutal comment on a game someone else I knew made. I asked the commenter what he thought of the game and he was way more positive.
I then asked to change his comment because I knew the dev. He made his comment less brutal and sales notably went up.
Nanos841515dReminds me of climate change forums..
smallearth19915dThe typical gamer.... "I paid $25 for this game! I expect...!"
Lazy, entitled, dull....
nonsleep112214dWith recent years of indie and AAA games releases, I understand why forums are full with whining. Ex. 1: releases game with major game breaking bugs and nice p2w shops or/and loot boxes. Ex 2: game is still in early access: but releases few dlc's already, however game is still buggy mess. I miss old days, when you could just buy game and have complete experience.
Picture pretty much sums up what is modern gaming is.
cprn52512dI did a quick "corridor probing" kind of thing asking people what a "beta version" is. The most common answer had a question mark at the end: "a second version of something?". Beta branches and keys exist for a reason.
There are 2 more issues here:
1. the lack of moderation on publisher's side,
2. the lack of proper reviewing mechanisms on Valve's side.
Unrelated threads should be answered and closed quickly. Bug reports should have their own category with a bot reposting everything to their bug tracker and closing threads. Bug reports outside of this category should be closed by moderators quickly. This might seem PR-unfriendly but it actually translates to good PR over time and turns your user base into well trained pets. But money.
Steam should have an option to entirely block reviewing betas or at least remove reviews when the next version releases. There should be ways of reviewing a publisher and the developer as well - also moderated... But money.
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