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To add overall. (Destiny)

by MacAddictXIV @, Seattle WA, Monday, June 08, 2020, 13:17 (35 days ago) @ Cody Miller

Bungie is taking an engine they've been using for 6 years (well, for some of the code, we could probably say 20+ years) and adding substantially new functionality to it.


This doesn't really make it any better. You're basically saying we should praise them for making better vacuum tubes, while others are moving on to transistors.

Nothing about the technology or the difficulty in making something matters. All that matters is whether the thing is fun and engaging. If it isn't, it's not any consolation to the player that it was 'hard' to do. We don't play games to marvel at human labor. We play them to have great experiences.

This is what we like to call an "entitled gamer" or I guess we can simplify it to an "entitled user". Yes, it's the role of the development studio to make a product that a user enjoys, but to simply leave it at that without consideration for sooooo much more is kind of naive. Thus, why I bring up someone who feels entitled.

You expect fun laid out to you without any consideration to time, effort, difficulty, plausibility. They didn't set expectations for this because they probably didn't know what was going to happen because it was difficult and they didn't know what would happen.

I have to step away. As a software engineer who has very specific clients, these kind of statements infuriate me. But that isn't much new when responding to you.

If someone says "I don't think this experience was great", you don't get to counter that by saying "But it was hard for me to do!".

And no, they never responded with that. They said that from the get go. They were simply acknowledging the hard work that went into this.


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