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Not the least bit unfair. (Destiny)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Friday, January 31, 2020, 11:36 (309 days ago) @ Cody Miller

It also reminds me of the exclusives debate. I didn't like those either, but they truly changed the value proposition of the game very little


For you. Remember my quest for Hawkmoon? I'd have been free of that if I had the game on Xbox :-p

Cody just wants the cooks to make the pizza he wants them to make or he's out, and that's his prerogative.


Not exactly.

I'm actually quite tolerant of human error and mistakes. If they make my pizza wrong, I'm usually cool about it and either just take it or wait for them to make a new one. But man, I've seen people who really get mad and take it personally, and berate the staff for even tiny mistakes when there isn't really anything on the line.

Mistakes are mistakes though. I can let those slide. Like, if you made a game that just didn't quite measure up but you tried your best, I'm all for that and would never get indignant (not now anyway). BUT, we are not talking about just errors here; we are talking about purposeful, calculated decisions that are not in good faith towards the player. THAT'S what I can't tolerate. Willful infliction of harm.

Sure, the pizza analogy isn't perfect. I might be less forgiving than you when it comes to restaurant service. About this bad faith thing, though. It sounds like you don't think there's a good faith reason to do any of these things you don't like. I say there might be, and we also have to look at things holistically. I think, for instance, that gamers respond in bad faith pretty often these days, and while games are more amazing than ever, gamers' expectations of what they get per dollar are stratospheric. I don't think any studio enjoys the loyalty of their fanbase quite to the extent Bungie used to, and sure, that's changed and some of that is because of Bungie's actions--certainly not all of it, though.


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